Welcome back to Ultimate Guitar lessons for Begginers. In this second lesson, you will do 2 tasks. First is to practice new lessons, second is to generally research about singing along with the guitar.
- Rhythm: C – 2/2
- a: use the finger to measure
- b: to use the middle finger to hit
- Symbol <: play louder gradually
- Symbol >: play smaller
- f: Play hard
- Symbol #: Increase half note (1 board on the fret board)
2. Over and Over
- Rhythm: ¾
- Symbols: Am, E, E7, etc: Name of chords
Introducing about singing along with the guitar
Imagine you play the guitar, and sing along. That is singing along with the guitar. In a band, we have:
- Songs tone: The main part of a song.
- Rhythm: The song accompanied music.
- Bass: The part reserved for guitar bass or drum.
Actually you only need the first 2 parts for one song. The main part is the part you sing. The rhythm section is the part you use a guitar to accompany your lyrics. We will learn about the rhythm section.
To play a song, there are two things you have to pay attention: Chords and rhythm.
Is the section where you will plays over and over during playing the guitar. The basic chords:
Is the music you use to play the chords. For example, waltz, Boston, Slow rock …
After basically understand those 2 parts, you can start playing and singing one of your favorite songs. The following are sample exercises.
Step 1: You play the note to know the melody.
Step 2: Analysis
- The chords used: Am, Dm, E, E7, G, C.
- Rhythm used: Slow: Bass – 3 – 21 – 3
- Bass: bass strings. (1 of 3 strings 4,5,6)
- 3: string 3
- 21: hit 2 and 1 strings simultaneously
Step 3: Play Chords only
Step 4: Singing together with playing
So you have basically learned how to sing along with playing one song. After this lesson, you can sing and play your favorite songs. Note that 2 basic parts of chords and melody.
Practice this lesson 2 at least 1 week before starting the next lesson 3.