How to hold the guitar

October 24, 2014
the standard position

the standard position

In this short tutorial, I want to show you how to hold your guitar correctly.

Before we start to learn our first chords to play the guitar, we have to hold it correctly. Holding the guitar properly does not only influence your whole picking and strumming techniques but is also very important to prevent medical problems with your back in the future, after several years of playing the guitar. We start with the right sitting position and the according angles of the guitar and your hands. But for “coolness” and convenience reasons, we will talk about a few relaxed positions for everyday and outdoor usage at the end of the article too.

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How To Buy Your First Acoustic Guitar

October 17, 2014

this is my choice of guitars

Before you start playing the guitar, it is important to choose the right one. In this article, we discuss some of the aspects you should think about before you can decide which one fits your needs. At the end of this post, we provide some recommendations for specific acoustic guitar models.

Why Acoustic?

First of all you should know that this post only considers acoustic guitars. But even if you want to play an electric guitar, an acoustic one could be the right choice at the beginning of your “career” for several reasons.

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Work in progress

October 13, 2014

New tablatures in development

At the weekend, I was working on some new tablatures for our next sessions and for publishing on this website. They are not completed yet, but I decided to share a short preview for some feedback.

Like all the other tablatures on duochord, it is a guitar duo for two acoustic guitars. It is based on a pattern Fabian and I developed about two years ago. The original pattern will be used in the intro (which is not part of the sample) but the following sample already contains a variation of it. It is still a draft and there will be some changes, especially in the top part. But I hope you like it so far.


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First-Classic – Tablature

October 11, 2014

This tablature is the first classical acoustic guitar duo on duochords. I wrote it down yesterday and it is completely made-up without being based on any original piece.

DSCN4229It was my first try writing a piece of classical music ever, but i am quite happy with it. At the moment it is still a bit monotonous, but this is one of the common ways to start a classical piece. When i wrote this tablature, i already came up with possible continuations but i prefered to publish it as it is at the moment. First of all i did this to fill gap in the classical tablature section of duochords. But maybe i will continue this piece in the future.

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Follow DuoChords

October 7, 2014

socialsA few hours ago, Duo Chords was connected to other social media channels. Additionally to our existing facebook-page, you can now follow us on twitter or google+. Every post on this page will be spread through those social media channels.

You can visit the different social media pages by clicking the corresponding icons at the bottom of our website logo. Simply follow us there to stay up-to-date with our latest news and tablatures.

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