Guitar parts

Bill Hynson

This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is about music and in particular the guitar and its parts.
Bill is passionate about music and his video is below.


1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. They start easy and get harder! Check your results - Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt!
Transcript means the words that Bill says.

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way Bill says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Bill ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for patterns in the text.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.

1. The guitar has
a) six strings.
b) a rosette pattern around the sound hole.
c) a heel on the back of the body.
d) All of the above.

2. Choose the best answer to describe the nut and the bridge.
a) They are parts of a piano.
b) They are opposite each other.
c) They are not fixed to the strings.
d) All of the above.

3.The thickest string is the
a) fifth string.
b) fourth string.
c) one nearest you.
d)is broken.

4. The longest part of the guitar is the
a) nut.
b) bridge.
c) neck.
d) body.

5. The biggest part of the guitar is called the body.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

6. Bill is playing guitar at the end.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given

7. The guitar strings are made of gold.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given