This lesson will show you how to read a guitar chord grid,
beginning strum notation, and picking notation.
Chord Grid: Used for
reading a guitar chord or scale. Think of it as a
snapshot of part of the fingerboard. The guitar strings
are the vertical lines, the frets are horozontal lines.
If there is a number to the right of the guitar chord
grid, this means that what used to be the first fret is
now the fret that is specified.
Strum Notation: duration
of the strum is equal to the duration of the same type of
a music note.
FOR EXAMPLE: A quarter note strum symbol is one beat long
just like a quarter note is one beat
long. Visit the Rhythms1 Lesson
to learn the duration’s (values) of music notes.
strum notation and chord grid:
When using alternating picking, it is
very important to keep the guitar
pick at a right angle to the strings. Also, the pick
should not rest on the string next to the one that
you are picking.