Since the beginning of
communications between two human beings, people have been able to
communicate with each other using symbols and actions. As mankind
continued to develop, his knowledge continued to grow while his
communication skills development started to improve by using sounds
and simple words.
As time moved on, society
gradually developed small communities where people of the same class
could relate to each other. In this day and age, communication has
developed into a dimension where people create new words to fit
their group, which is probably why musicians have developed musical
jargon. Guitar playing jargon evolved so that guitar players could
communicate within the context of their music.
Thus guitar playing jargon
in particular has created an exclusive social group where the people
who know how to play guitar are usually the only ones who really
understan the jargon.
Though some people oppose it,
the jargon used by guitar players has, in some way, protected the
group. It some ways it allows musicians and artists to protect their
intellectual rights from those who would try to take advantage of
what's these musicians have created.
However, a problem arises
with musical jargon, such as what is used by guitarists, in that it
becomes an exclusive form of communication that only musicians
Anyone unfamiliar with this
type of communication, but interested in learning how to play the
guitar, often finds it difficult to understand or learn.
There are those people who
feel that learning how to play the guitar as well as learning how to
understand the jargon would be a nice if learned at the same time.
Thus, you could not only learn to play the instrument but be able to
take part in a social group where each person understands the
other's communication and language used.
Guitar-playing jargon tends
to create an atmosphere of superiority and expertise, where people
who understand the lingo can actually have an advantage over
It might be hard for a
beginner to learn and master the jargon, but it's important and will
better enable you to communicate with other guitar players and