It is not difficult to learn how to play the guitar, but you need to have a great deal of patience and passion.
It is observed that many young people who showed interest in playing the guitar did not actually pursue the endeavor because they got exasperated. People should realize early on that they need to develop a great sense of commitment in terms of learning. Watching great guitar players is something that is inspiring, but it takes more than inspiration to learn. The best way to learn, of course is to learn ho to read a guitar sheet music.
Once this is learned, then you will not go bugging other people asking for information on what to press on the guitar. You will be able to find it out yourself and better yet, identify if there are better chords to use for the songs you are playing.
After all, no matter how much information there could be in the Internet regarding guitar sheet music, you should not be surprised that there will be times that the songs you want are not available in terms of guitar chords. The same principle applies to musicians of different instruments like the piano, banjo, bass guitar, flute, and others.
The first step in learning how to play the guitar is to identify the parts of the instrument. Without this knowledge, one will not be able to understand the instruction laid out in many guitar tabs and guitar chord charts. Here are the parts of the guitar:
Nut: this is where the headstock meets the frets. This is the area where there are indents where you place the strings. This is the part that keeps the strings in place. Just imagine if you do not have this, the strings will never be in the right pale and you will not be able to tighten and loosen them.
Headstock: this is where the tuning pegs are found. This keeps the keys in place and this is where you usually put a string to hang your guitar on the wall.
Keys: these are also called tuning pegs. You loosen or tighten them to tune the guitar
Neck: this is the long bar of wood where you find the frets
Body: this is the biggest part where there is a hole in the middle to serve as a resounding board.
Bridge: this is the counterpart of the nut found at the body of the guitar. This is where the end of the strings also rest.
Once you have identified the pars of the guitar, it will be easier for you to read guitar sheet music tabs or chords. Keep in mind that we are discussing a regular six-string guitar here.
The skinniest of these six strings is the E note, called the 1st string and is found at the bottom part in the order of the strings. The second string is the B note, the third the G, the fourth the D, the fifth the A, and the thickest of all is the sixth string called also the E note.