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How to play the guitar - parts of the electric guitar

If you want to learn how to play guitar, you should be familiar with the electric guitar parts first. Then you can take guitar lessons and become skilled at guitar tuning. The broad base at the bottom is known as the body of the guitar. The body holds the other smaller guitar parts like the bridge, strings, neck pickup, bridge pickup, tremolo inputs, volume controls, tone controls, and strap holders. Normally, the body is made of wood but plastic is also used occasionally. The guitar is designed in several attractive colors.


Usually the guitars would six strings. The strings are named (from highest to lowest Low E, A, D, G, B and High E, respectively. If the string were thicker, the sound would be lower and vice versa. The strings are plucked and picked to produce the different notes. Bridge is the place where the strings start. The bridge might be Floyd Rose, Bigsby, Tune-O-Matic, Hardtail or Tremolo. The neck pickup and the bridge pickup are electronic devices. They pick up the magnetic fluctuations around them when the strings are plucked to create the sound. They are situated under the strings in the body of the electric guitar.


Majority of the electric guitars would have tremolo inputs but you might need to install them in some models. When the tremolo bar is pressed down, a wavy sound would be produced. The tremolo bars act like sticks that are pushed into the tremolo inputs. Volume controls and tone controls are also located on the body of the electric guitar. When the settings are mixed, a unique sound would be produced.


The headstock is the piece that is situated at the top part of the guitar. The ends of the strings are tied to the tuning pegs at the top portion of the headstock. The tuning pegs are made with small silver stubs. Before you start playing on the electric guitar, your first guitar lessons would begin with guitar tuning. The headstock and the body are connected by the long fret board, which contains the frets and fret markers. The frets are nothing but small metal ridges along the fret board. The fret markets are placed on the third, fifth, seventh, ninth, twelfth, fifteenth, seventeenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first frets. When you press your finger on the string between each fret, a different note is created.


The guitar strings are likely to break at times and you should learn how to replace them immediately. The electric guitar would also have strap holders. These strap holders are little metal stubs situated around the edge of the guitar body. The strap is held with their support. You should know these different guitar parts before you start your guitar lessons on how to play guitar. It would be advisable to take your guitar lessons on how to play guitar and guitar tuning from a professional guitar expert, though many websites provide online guitar lessons nowadays.


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