Click me
Transcribed

Essential Guitar Terms for Beginners

Parts of the GUITAR Tuning Pegs - Twisting the tuning pegs increases or decreases the tension of the string, this changes the pitch accordingly. Fretboard - Attached to the neck, this is where the frets lie, and where you will finger each note. Fretbar - strips of metal found on the fretboard. Each fretbar represents a note. Fret - The space between each fretbar. Strings through vibrations. - Metal or nylon strips of wire that produce sound Neck - The long, wooden stem that connects the headstock of the guitar to the body. Headstock - Attached to the neck where the tuner pegs are located. Pickups an electric guitar. Pickups create a magnetic field which alters the vibrations and the tone of the guitar. - Electro-magnetic strips on the body of Single Coil - A pickup with only one coil around the magnet. Humbucker - A pickup with two coils of opposite polarity around the magnet, which reduces hum. Bridge Pins - On most acoustic guitars, there are pins on the bridge that hold the strings in place. Bridge - Ametal or wooden part on the front of the body that holds the strings in place. Toggle Switch - A lever on the front of the guitar that switches which pickup is activated. Body - The main part of the guitar where you can find the pickups, toggle switches, bridge, and dials. GUITAR Terms & Moves Hammer-on - Playing a note by slamming hard on the fret with your finger. Opposite of a pull-off. Pull-off - Playing a note without picking. Slide - A guitar move where you play a note, and then move that note up or down on the fretboard. Barre Chord - To play a barre chord, you need to hold down more than one note with only one finger. Bend - Pushing your finger forward or backward while holding it down firmly on the string and fretboard, to increase the pitch. Palm Mute - Place the palm of your strumming hand over the strings near the bridge and pick a note. This will decrease the sustain of the note. Picking - Using your finger or a pick to sound notes on a guitar. Action - The distance between the string and the fretboard. Intonation - The ability of the guitar to stay in tune with itself. Strumming - Running your finger or pick along more than one note. Standard Tuning - Tune the strings to EADGBE (from the thickest string to the thinnest). Drop D Tuning DADGBE - Much like standard tuning, but the lowest E is dropped to a D. Open String - Any string on the guitar played without pressing down on a fret. Pentatonic Scale - A series of five notes found in the major or minor scale. This has become the standard scale used in rock and blues music. Power Chord - A chord that consists of the root, 5th, and octave. Step - A step is equal to a tone or note. Half Step - Moving up or down one fret. Whole Step - Moving up or down two frets. Alternate Picking - Alternating up and down strokes while playing individual notes. GUITAR Accessories Tuner - This can be attached to the guitar or plugged in (electric). It reads the frequency of each note and indicates if your guitar is in tune. Capo - A mechanical clamp that attaches to the neck of the guitar. A capo can placed on any fret in order to change the key and lower the action. Pick - A plastic, triangular-shaped tool you can use to pluck your guitar strings. Strap - A piece of material that holds the guitar around your body. Usually leather or cloth. Strap Locks Material that holds the strap in place. Tremolo Bar / Whammy Bar - A removable metal bar attached to the bridge on an electric guitar. Used to change the pitch of the strings while playing. String Winder - A tool to remove and replace the strings. It attaches to the tuning pegs and increases or decreases the tension. Alternate Picking - Alternating up and down strokes while playing individual notes. GUITAR & Music Slang Ax - Another name for a guitar. This term became popular in the '80s. Bar - This is another name for a measure. Tab - Short for Tablature, a form of notation used for guitarists. BPM - Beats Per Minute, which refers to the tempo. Chucking - Another term for fret hand muting (used mainly for percussive purposes). Lead - Playing lead is the opposite of playing rhythm guitar. It refers to playing the melody. Lick / Riff - A series of notes that create a distinguished sound. Also known as a hook. t9 takelessons Now that you can talk the talk, learn how to walk the walk! Find a guitar teacher at TakeLessons.com SOURCES: http://www.guitarscholar.co.uk/dictionary/?l=r http://www.melbay.com/pages/about/glossary_of_guitar_terms.aspx Dictionary.com

Essential Guitar Terms for Beginners

shared by TakeLessonsTL on Feb 27
44 views
0 shares
0 comments
Everything you need to know to get started playing guitar, including guitar parts, slang, moves, and accessories.

Tags

guitar music

Category

Education
Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy

For wordpress.com:

Click the code to copy
Customize size