Playing the guitar involves many factors, such as:
holding the instrument correctly, reading notes, coordination, rhythms, musical terms,
etc. The need to deal with so many factors makes it difficult.
The purpose of the Play Guitar method, is to offer a simple and direct way of studying the
guitar and play successfully!
First we will learn how to hold the guitar. This is a very important
chapter. Later we will
learn to play by using each hand and each finger separately.
From this stage on we will start playing according to the numeric system. The function of
this method is to enable the student to play little pieces within a short period of time,
while keeping in mind the correct position of the instrument and building a solid basic
The Numeric system is a TAB that enables the pupil to play with the aid of a visual
representation of each note. Each line represents a string on which the fingers of the
left hand are placed:
read the explanation about our TAB system on page 7. It is not
like the usual TAB, it is easier! If you want to skip the TABS in purpose of concentrating
with the notes, please click and then go to Chapter
In this way the student can play short
pieces like, Waltz, childrens songs, simple Blues, short classical pieces and more
in just a few weeks! While we can concentrate on holding and playing positions!!
Learning to play by notes is a longer process, and the
student will reach this stage after he or she has learnt essential playing principles by
playing pieces according to the number method.
At the end of the musical notation chapter there is a
collection of pieces that can be used to form your first guitar repertoire. Fantastic!