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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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