Essential Guitar Terms for Beginners

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A Guide to Guitar Terms

When you start something new, like playing the guitar, it is important to learn the jargon.  Knowing key guitar terms is helpful when purchasing your guitar, learning techniques, and simply talking with other guitarists.  You will need to know where the pickups are, what a barre chord is, as well as how to use your capo.  (You can find more information on the capo here: Ultimate Guide to Using a Guitar Capo.)

It can be overwhelming, but don’t fret (*chuckle*), because we are here to help.  The following infographic will provide you with the information you need to be able to follow instructional videos with confidence and converse with other guitarists without confusion. Study it until you know the terms like you’ve been playing your whole life.

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