Watch the SECTION 2: Musical Basics online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

This next section I call “musical basics” and it really is the foundation for what’s to come. First, I’m going to define some terms for you. Too many first lessons start off talking about a note or a chord, but never tell you what those words actually mean. Without having to read music or even understand music, a few definitions can make things fall into place. Next you’ll learn how to read a chord diagram and how to play your first chord “G”. After this lesson you’ll officially be a guitar player!