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Acoustic Guitar beginners guide?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Anyone know of a cheap way of learning to play guitar?

I got given a Vintage V300 guitar for xmas but know nothing as far as playing. I want to learn in my own time but not break the bank (so no lessons). Did a quick check on Youtube and came across hundreds of videos claiming to be instructional, but most seem either amatuerish or promos for websites.

So now it seems I may have to get some sort of book/dvd. Anyone recommend a beginners guide that they have used and had good results with.
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Well i try to learn via youtube but all a bit too advanced for me - i still have yet to learn the chords and can play a few little bits but aside from that im crapola

Couldnt recommend anything as most arnt very good
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#3
yipykayay


That looks good, I may use that and pick up a DVD of some easy to learn songs. :-D
#4
Agree with yipykayay, Justin Sandercoe has fantastic videos on youtube and it's so easy to follow his tutorials! he taught Katie Melua to play the guitar. Personally I learnt how to play with one of those Argos package deals which included a really cheesy video showing you how to play Scarborough fair about 7 years ago :-D
#5
Might buy the DVD he has on his website of beginner lessons as I find using a computer too distracting (says the man procrastinating on a message board), then just use his website as a guide.
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Hi
[url]www.chordie.com[/url] is great! Register (free) and start off with some beginners songs. There are thousands of songs you can play with 3 chords. Not all will sound like the songs (simplified versions) but it will give you a feel and get you in to it. It also shows you the chord diagrams in the "formatted" versions of the songs. Advice, just stick with it. Your fingers will get sore,you will not practice everyday,but just enjoy it. Learn a few songs and strum away till your hearts content :-D
Keep on Rocking!
#7
I started to self teach the geetar about two years ago, and I too didnt know which was the best learning dvd/book etc!!

...I still dont know which is the best dvd/book etc, but i do use a couple of websites called 'chordie' and 'guitaretab'. Ive learnt to play Oasis wonderwall, a couple of verve tracks,
bon jovi wanted dead or alive.. plus a few others. The best thing to do, is find songs which use only a few chords, (the websites will tell u which fingers to press on the strings), then listen to that piece of music.

i'm no eric clapton, but i can now parially play one more musical instrument other than the triangle!!!!

good luck

Bert
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I have been playing a guitar for nearly 30 years and taught myself to play with a book. DVDs are not going to be of much help to you since you need to learn at your own speed. I'd advise buying a cheap book that give diagrams of all the cords, or if you don't want to spend anything take a look at this site that gives a list of cords http://www.chordfind.com or download the following PDF contain http://www.guitarnotes.com/guitar/notes2/ultimate.pdf
#9
I've played guitar in a band i i only know about 5 chords.
IMO i wouldn't bother learning chords
#10
add-man;1427969
I've played guitar in a band i i only know about 5 chords.
IMO i wouldn't bother learning chords


So you are one of those five cord wonders too?:-D In reality, unless you want to be a professional guitarist, you only really need to learn around twleve cords. I improvise while playing (something you can get away with in playing a 12 string).
#11
Went and got a few bits and pieces from a local music shop yesterday.

Bought a metronome, some picks/plecs and a wall mount (and a pick holder).

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc78/theungreat/CIMG0046.jpg?t=1199975131

As you can see even if I never get any further with learning the guitar, i'll still look damn cool. :-D

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc78/theungreat/CIMG0044.jpg?t=1199975336

Bought the Justinguitar beginner DVD and printed off all the wordage from his site so I don't have to use a PC. It seems a good place to start but now I just need recommendations on a good book to buy, something that I can use as a guide with clear simple lessons that will take me beyond the free websites. Amazon is filled with hundreds, so it's all a bit confusing.
#12
Check out http://guitar.about.com/library/blguitarlessonarchive.htm

there are some good beginners stuff there, it really helped me out when i first started. Cos its not always easy to just start learning songs no matter how easy the chords in them are!
#13
biff
Check out http://guitar.about.com/library/blguitarlessonarchive.htm

there are some good beginners stuff there, it really helped me out when i first started. Cos its not always easy to just start learning songs no matter how easy the chords in them are!


Some really good info there, bookmarked!!!! :thumbsup:

Now I need a book recommendation, something I can stick in the case and keep dipping into if I feel the need to practise.

A well written basic guide that I can pick up from a bookshop or music shop.

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