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Guitar lesson with Rick

Musical Terminology:
Tempo
- the speed at which music is played
Key
- a set of musical notes based on one particular note
Chord
- three or more musical notes played at the same time
Note
- a particular musical sound
Beat
- one of the notes in a piece of music that sounds stronger than the other notes
Bar / Measure
- a group of notes into which a piece of music is divided
Rhythm
- a regular repeated pattern of sounds
Timing
- the ability to play all the notes in a piece of music at the correct speed and rhythm
Repeat
- to do something again

Relating to the guitar:
Neck
- the part of a guitar, where you place fingers to stop the strings at different pitches
Bridge
- a device that supports the strings and transmits the vibration of those strings to the top of a guitar
Frets
- small raised metal bars across the neck of the guitar, that show you where to put your fingers on the strings in order to produce different notes
Strings
- long thin pieces of wire that are stretched across a guitar and produce sound
Pick out a tune
- play slowly or with difficulty, note by note
Strum / Stroke
- to move your fingers across the strings of a guitar
Out of tune
- not having the correct pitch or intonation
Down stroke
- to move your fingers down the strings of a guitar
Up stroke
- to move your fingers up the strings of a guitar
Mute
- to make the sound less loud

Relating to the body:
Fingers
- four long thin parts on your hand, not including your thumb
Thumb
- a thick short finger and helps you to hold things
Hand
- the part of your body at the end of your arm, including your fingers and thumb, that you use to hold things
Palm
- the inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things
Wrist
- the part of your body where your hand joins your arm
Elbow
- the part in the middle of the arm where it bends
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