Today I wanted to cover one of the very first things I teach all of my beginner students. It’s the guitar and all of the different parts.
Below is an electric guitar. The acoustic guitar is a little different, but most of everything such as the body, neck, tuning pegs are the same.
Take a peek!
The neck contains the frets, which is where your fingers will be to make notes and chords. For a right-handed person, this hand will be your left hand. For a left-handed person, the fret hand is your right.
On the acoustic guitar, the sound is resonated by use of a hole and a hollow guitar body. On the electric (the one shown here), we have pick-ups. By using the selector switch, you can cause the guitar to sound different. If shifted toward the headstock of the guitar, it will sound deeper and have a fuller tone. If shifted the opposite way, it will sound bright and sharp. Everything else is a series of different sounds in between these.
Have fun and test it out yourself!
Oh yeah, the whammy bar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ Watch at 2:35. Bam!
McCormick Guitar Lessons