In our last guitar lesson we discussed the letter names of each fret and strings on the guitar. If you have not read that article as yet, please feel free to read it right now. By now, all of you who have been following my articles on how to play the guitar should know the letters of each string and fret. However, if you are not confident that you know them as yet, just go over the information that was given to you. But you still will be able to participate in this lesson. Now, below are the words and the letters that will be played on the guitar.
It is important for you to know that this method is used to help re-enforce the letter names on the guitar. So this lesson will help you find the letters B, A and G on your guitar easily.
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb,
B A G A B B B A A A B B B
Mary had a little lamb; its fleece was white as snow.
B A G A B B B B A A B A G
Below are illustrations showing you where on the guitar you can find B, A and G. Once you know where the letters are then you can play this simple melody.
This illustration below shows us the location of the letters B, A and G. These letters will be used to play "Mary had a little Lamb". You should notice that B and G are in open position, while A is in close position.
Below is another way you can play "Mary had a little lamb" on the guitar, notice that you will be playing the the song one string that is, the 3rd string. Both A and B are closed while G is open.
Now here is another way you can play "Mary had a little lamb" on your guitar. The notes are located on the upper or lower strings.
Now, its your duty to practice this simple piece on your guitar. Make sure you play it in all the locations illustrated. You should also try to find out for yourself what other frets includes the letters B, A and G and also play the song. After playing this piece, I am sure that you will be able to located the letters B, A and G on your guitar in a number of frets and remember them when ever you are about to play a song.
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