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Learn Basic Bass

First, you cannot really begin to play the guitar if you don’t know its parts. As against the lead guitar, the bass guitar only employs four different strings. The thickest is the E-string. The thinnest is the G-string. The thickest will be that which gives off the lowest sound while the thinnest will give off the highest.

Aside from the different strings, you also need to acquaint yourself with the frets. The frets will be the metallic lines you see at the neck section of your guitar. These frets, when pressed, will produce specific sounds. Depending upon the notes needed for the specific piece, you will need to press different frets as you go along the way.

You also need to know the other parts of your guitar. You need to know how to adjust the pegs in order to get the proper tuning needed.

Basic Techniques

Aside from knowing the different parts, you also need to learn the basic techniques. These techniques will include how the guitar should be held; how plucking and picking is done; and how you do the fretting as well.

It should be good to find videos and guide books that will further help you learn how these things are done. The internet is a good source of references that will further help you with the basic techniques you ought to learn.

Musical Notes, Scales, Patterns, And Progressions

After you learn the basic techniques, it follows that you now start learning how music is produced. By employing the different techniques you already know, you start learning the theories employed in playing the instrument. This will require you to learn notes, scales, patterns, and progressions.