When I looked at yesterdays post on developing finger strength, I re-read it later, I realized I left out an important vibe that may confuse people who have never read or have hardly any experience reading the chords chart. Or guitar tabs, tab, tablature as it is called.
Looking up at the chord chart again: Click on the chart to enlarge and copy.
- The O you see stands for an open string or note. Meaning that you strum the string without pressing on any frets. Thus an open note. There are only 6 open strings/notes.
- The X you see stands for, ”don’t play that string-note”. Start to learn how to mute a string. Muting will become a very important maneuver to master as you grow. I hope to produce a video soon on muting. Be patient, it will come soon.
- The numbers below the chords are where to put your fingers, assuming the Number 1 finger is your index finger, the Number 2 finger is your xzys? finger, and so on.
Thanks for your patience. As I have said a few times, I’m learning how to make videos, and my intention in the future is to provide videos that give you a good look at what my fingers are doing. I also hope to show you some stuff you may not know and reinforce the good stuff you do know. As we grow as guitar players, there is literally not enough time in the day to practice everything we know. Good luck, GuitarPlayersCenter.com