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Guitar Lesson – How to Play Guitar-The Right Way

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Guitar Lesson – How to Play Guitar-The Right Way pt 3
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CLASSICAL/NYLON STRING GUITARS
To replace the strings on a classical guitar is a slightly more complicated technique. I will provide a detailed description though you may wish to get some more guidance in person if you’re unsure. These include step by step images to help out.

RE-STRINGING A CLASSICAL GUITAR
Remove the old strings on the guitar. If you remove all the strings at once make sure the bridge doesn’t fall out. To avoid this you may wish to change one string at a time. If you’re only replacing one string, then remove the broken parts of the string. Take the opportunity to give your guitar a clean using a soft cotton cloth. A lot of dirt and oil from your fingers can build up on the guitar fingerboard so give it a good clean.

Start by connecting the string to the bridge of the guitar. Thread the string through the hole so that about 2 inches of string are out the other side of the bridge. I like to use the figure 8 method as the strings stay in better tune.

Take hold of the short end and loop it back around the rest of the string.

Now loop it over and under itself twice to form a figure 8 pattern.

Pull the long end of the string so that the figure 8 pattern locks into place.

The last section of the figure 8 pattern should be over the edge of the bridge with the left over string out of the way, and the string locked in place. Now repeat this for the rest of the strings.
The three bass strings usually have a thin section on one end that is used to thread through the bridge. Make sure that you use this section of the string and not the other end.

Ok you’re now ready to connect your strings to the tuning pegs.

Firstly, thread the string through the correct tuning peg hole, so that about 4 inches of string is through the hole.

Now pull the left over string around itself so that it will lock into place when you start to tighten the string. Tighten the string using your index finger to guide it for a nice neat wrap. Guide the string towards the centre of the headstock so that a nice straight line is formed through the nut. Tune the string!

Repeat the process for all the other strings. Once you’ve connected all the strings, use a tuning method to tune up. Then give the strings a really good stretch and re-tune. Nylon strings take a lot longer to settle than steel strings, and you’ll need to re-tune the guitar several times until the strings set.

Finally, use your pliers to cut off any left over ends of the strings so that you’ve got a clean neat looking guitar. Make sure you leave a few mm just in case the strings slip.

Enjoy the clarity of your newly strung guitar!
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In my life I’ve had many opportunities open up to me thanks to my understanding of music theory. Hopefully I can help lay down a solid foundation for you to build a lifetime of musical mastery and enjoyment.The more music knowledge you gain, the easier it will be to rock out on the guitar. A greater musical understanding also helps you learn faster, as you’ll pick up on your own mistakes. http://www.guitarlesson.me

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In my life I’ve had many opportunities open up to me thanks to my understanding of music theory. Hopefully I can help lay down a solid foundation for you to build a lifetime of musical mastery and enjoyment.The more music knowledge you gain, the easier it will be to rock out on the guitar. A greater musical understanding also helps you learn faster, as you’ll pick up on your own mistakes. http://www.guitarlesson.me












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