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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
As per the title, discussion thread for anyone who has just started playing, has played for a while or is looking at buying a guitar.

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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Try learning C major, A minor and E minor (all extremely easy chords) and you'll be able to play loads of songs along with your G.

This is a pretty good site for beginners. Its free and there are loads of easy to follow videos.
http://justinguitar.com/index.php
#2
My guitar is dusty......may get back to it soon
#3
donnydude
Try learning C major, A minor and E minor (all extremely easy chords) and you'll be able to play loads of songs along with your G.

This is a pretty good site for beginners. Its free and there are loads of easy to follow videos.
http://justinguitar.com/index.php


Thx donny:thumbsup: Will look at now
banned#4
I forget which cord it is 3rd 4th 5th string cord, i always end up pinging the 3rd string as i'm so far up from the fret bar.
#5
I have tried teaching myself a couple of times but lose interest because just need to be shown some things... I'm going to see AC/DC next tuesday I might take some paper with me and make notes.... that should help!!:roll:
#6
Bought an electric 2 years ago was all excited after weeks of watching youtube tutorials got the guitar and id say i played it for 30mins then went and played guitar hero 2

Gathering dust now
#7
Im a learner!
I actually have 3 guitars! :shock:
I first bought an electric from eBuyer when they had the starter kit. Had that for yonks now! I did start but then put down again...
I then bought a acoustic recently from a car boot, hoping it would be easier to learn with....have yet to start using it!
I then bought the electric guitar from Boffer....

I am looking at getting professional lessons just to give me a kick start basically, so I know if I am going wrong or not...I have plenty of books, but need guidance from an expert! :thumbsup:
#8
Im looking to learn acoustic guitar over the summer.

However, i struggle to read music notation - does this matter much? (i know basics)
#9
vengod
Im looking to learn acoustic guitar over the summer.

However, i struggle to read music notation - does this matter much? (i know basics)


Best thing to do is find some Guitar Tab, much simpler than trying to read sheet music. There are lots of websites that have plenty of simple tab (and more complicated stuff) for you to learn.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

http://www.guitaretab.com/

http://www.guitartabs.cc/

http://www.guitartab.co.uk/songlist.html

The best thing to do with a guitar is to get one that is easy to play, if you have small hands then get one with a thin neck (like the Ibanez Wizard necks) as you'll find it much easier! Some of the cheaper guitars can have thin necks too, you just have to go into the guitar shops and try them out. You can then also make the decision if you want a rounded fretboard or flatter one, depends on the individual which feels more comfortable. Above all make sure that the guitar has a low enough "action" for you, the action if the space between the fretboard and the strings, if it's too big then you can find it difficult to fret the notes properly and it can really put a lot of beginners off learning. The lower the action the easier you'll find moveable (barre) chords to play too. Start off with a few simple songs and also try to find other people who are also learning or have been learning for a short while as you'll be able to teach each other new stuff and it will also encourage you to pick up the guitar and practice if you have someone else you want to keep up with. Good luck to all the beginners!
#10
All I can say is practice strumming the guitar, even if you wana play 1 or 2 strings. Instead of picking them strum all strings and just mute the ones you dont want played. Very hard at the begining and it takes time but it pays massive dividends in the end.
#11
Tabs look hard.
#12
bjmcghee
Best thing to do is find some Guitar Tab, much simpler than trying to read sheet music. There are lots of websites that have plenty of simple tab (and more complicated stuff) for you to learn.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

http://www.guitaretab.com/

http://www.guitartabs.cc/

http://www.guitartab.co.uk/songlist.html

The best thing to do with a guitar is to get one that is easy to play, if you have small hands then get one with a thin neck (like the Ibanez Wizard necks) as you'll find it much easier! Some of the cheaper guitars can have thin necks too, you just have to go into the guitar shops and try them out. You can then also make the decision if you want a rounded fretboard or flatter one, depends on the individual which feels more comfortable. Above all make sure that the guitar has a low enough "action" for you, the action if the space between the fretboard and the strings, if it's too big then you can find it difficult to fret the notes properly and it can really put a lot of beginners off learning. The lower the action the easier you'll find moveable (barre) chords to play too. Start off with a few simple songs and also try to find other people who are also learning or have been learning for a short while as you'll be able to teach each other new stuff and it will also encourage you to pick up the guitar and practice if you have someone else you want to keep up with. Good luck to all the beginners!


THanks for the links mate.

That guitar-tabs.cc seems pretty good :-D

Tim:p
banned#13
my daughter has been thinking about learning to play the guitar, god help us all
#14
i begged my bro for a guitar and i got it now and im too lazy to learn :roll:
#15
picking my guitar up tomorrow :-D
the gadget show had a chalange - play a coldpay song at a gig after 1 month - he did it using these :thumbsup:
http://www.nowplayit.com/
http://www.justinguitar.com/
#16
Wish I spent as much time playing my real guitar as my Guitar Hero ones grrrrrr.
#17
lol ive just figured out how to just about play 'frere jacque' - some of it lol..

tim
#18
I begged my parents for an electric guitar about 7 years ago, it got used for about a year with lessons, but since then its sat in its bag. I have been thinking a few times recently that i should get it out and start playing with it.
#19
Had my first lesson last night!

So far so good...no broken strings as yet....
Im learning with a classical guitar, just to master the basics then perhaps move to electric...

Had a laugh yesterday too. The amount on inuendos!

Need to be good at fingering. Better if you haver a strap on.
Use the G string! :lol:

Hows everyone else getting on?
#20
Any update a year later?

Unfortunately, for me, I had my lessons and that was it. Not touched since! Oops...

Im still determined to learn to play! May give Justinguitar another go!
[helper]#21
I've been really impressed with the justinguitar site. Only being playing a couple of weeks and thankfully fingers have started to toughen up, trying to work through Justins beginner course....

Most useful piece of advice I've read so far was to use a guitar stand. When its staring you in the face - its easy to pick up and practice even if its just for 5 mins....
#22
How many chords have you learnt so far gari?
Hopefully, we'll have an extra room available which will house bookshelves, and computers along with a sofa. May have to get a stand to put guitar on so its there ready for me! It'll be the chill out room!
#23
I've had an acoustic guitar hanging on my wall gathering dust for the past three years and I never progressed past tuning it.

Looks cool though.
[helper]#24
birdyboyuk
How many chords have you learnt so far gari?
Only 8!! Finding C a bit tricky and need to find some simple tunes to play.....learning to play on a Yamaha F310 acoustic....

Edited By: gari189 on Jan 27, 2011 20:39
#25
gari189
birdyboyuk
How many chords have you learnt so far gari?

Only 8!! Finding C a bit tricky and need to find some simple tunes to play.....learning to play on a Yamaha F310 acoustic....

Much better than me! lol
I learnt 3 I think...I can't even remember what they are! oO
1 Like #26
birdyboyuk
Im a learner!
I actually have 3 guitars! :shock:
I first bought an electric from eBuyer when they had the starter kit. Had that for yonks now! I did start but then put down again...
I then bought a acoustic recently from a car boot, hoping it would be easier to learn with....have yet to start using it!
I then bought the electric guitar from Boffer....

I am looking at getting professional lessons just to give me a kick start basically, so I know if I am going wrong or not...I have plenty of books, but need guidance from an expert! :thumbsup:


I have two acoustic guitars; one right-handed, one left-handed.

Had a few lessons, & bought a few guides & self-teach CD-ROMs, but I struggled reading the music notation more than finding the right places on the fretboard!

Not played on either for years & years... probably around 6 or 7. I would like to learn, but don't really have the time to practice any more :(

I have played "Guitar Hero" games since for the PS2 & PS3 though... does that count? ;)

BFN,

fp.
#27
Im much better on GH than a real guitar! lol
#28
fanpages
birdyboyuk
Im a learner!
I actually have 3 guitars! :shock:
I first bought an electric from eBuyer when they had the starter kit. Had that for yonks now! I did start but then put down again...
I then bought a acoustic recently from a car boot, hoping it would be easier to learn with....have yet to start using it!
I then bought the electric guitar from Boffer....

I am looking at getting professional lessons just to give me a kick start basically, so I know if I am going wrong or not...I have plenty of books, but need guidance from an expert! :thumbsup:


I have two acoustic guitars; one right-handed, one left-handed.

Had a few lessons, & bought a few guides & self-teach CD-ROMs, but I struggled reading the music notation more than finding the right places on the fretboard!

Not played on either for years & years... probably around 6 or 7. I would like to learn, but don't really have the time to practice any more :(

I have played "Guitar Hero" games since for the PS2 & PS3 though... does that count? ;)

BFN,

fp.


Actually being able to play the guitar reasonably proficiently, I have to say, does not lend itself to playing Guitar Hero games, I find it much easier to play the songs correctly on an actual guitar (acoustic or electric) than I do on a Guitar Hero game.

My twopence-worth. :)

Josh
banned#29
Keep on going guys.

I'd strongly advise doing a bit of 'picking' (not plucking).
Grow the nails and do some arpeggio. Surprising how you can get a few chords sounding like a spanish guitar in no time!
#30
r3tract
Actually being able to play the guitar reasonably proficiently, I have to say, does not lend itself to playing Guitar Hero games, I find it much easier to play the songs correctly on an actual guitar (acoustic or electric) than I do on a Guitar Hero game.

My twopence-worth. :)


Have you seen this? This will be a humbling experience...

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUzNcheoY6U ]

(Plenty more examples like this from the same player, as well as many other players too)

BFN,

fp.
#31
fanpages
r3tract
Actually being able to play the guitar reasonably proficiently, I have to say, does not lend itself to playing Guitar Hero games, I find it much easier to play the songs correctly on an actual guitar (acoustic or electric) than I do on a Guitar Hero game.

My twopence-worth. :)


Have you seen this? This will be a humbling experience...

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUzNcheoY6U ]

(Plenty more examples like this from the same player, as well as many other players too)

BFN,

fp.


Haha, that is epic! What I love the most about that video, is when the kid has lots of notes to play in quick succession, all you hear is click, click, click, click...etc. from the 'plucking'! :D

(Envy)

Josh
#32
Heres some inspiration for you acoustic players:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOXM2mGOkc
#33
Civic EG6
Heres some inspiration for you acoustic players:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOXM2mGOkc


Doesn't look too hard. Not out of reach of most.

I've played guitar for many years, put seem to go through phases of playing it alot. Never really got into solos as I don't have the patience, but can do most riffs/rhythm stuff.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com is the best place to go.

as for learning chords, find a song you like (and know), search for the chords for it and try and play along. E.g. Patience by Guns N Roses is easy to play along to, and will get you playing those chords fine by the end of it. (For that song, and all other GnR, you need to tune you guitar down by one semitone/fret - if you have a tuner it will probably do this on there for you...)
#34
Doesn't need to be hard to sound good, I suppose your one of those people that think shredding at 300bpm sounds good.


emhaslam
Civic EG6
Heres some inspiration for you acoustic players:
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Doesn't look too hard. Not out of reach of most.

I've played guitar for many years, put seem to go through phases of playing it alot. Never really got into solos as I don't have the patience, but can do most riffs/rhythm stuff.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com is the best place to go.

as for learning chords, find a song you like (and know), search for the chords for it and try and play along. E.g. Patience by Guns N Roses is easy to play along to, and will get you playing those chords fine by the end of it. (For that song, and all other GnR, you need to tune you guitar down by one semitone/fret - if you have a tuner it will probably do this on there for you...)
#35
#36
Civic EG6
Doesn't need to be hard to sound good, I suppose your one of those people that think shredding at 300bpm sounds good.


emhaslam
Civic EG6
Heres some inspiration for you acoustic players:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOXM2mGOkc
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Doesn't look too hard. Not out of reach of most.

I've played guitar for many years, put seem to go through phases of playing it alot. Never really got into solos as I don't have the patience, but can do most riffs/rhythm stuff.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com is the best place to go.

as for learning chords, find a song you like (and know), search for the chords for it and try and play along. E.g. Patience by Guns N Roses is easy to play along to, and will get you playing those chords fine by the end of it. (For that song, and all other GnR, you need to tune you guitar down by one semitone/fret - if you have a tuner it will probably do this on there for you...)


Not at all. Just saying that with a bit of practice you can be playing things like that no problem. Nothing more, nothing less.

I admire those who can play at those speeds (if they can play nicely), and those who play more succinctly. I have time for most works with a guitar in it, actually quite like country music at the moment - really liking Seasick Steve...
#37


Nice. I wish my finger picking was that good...

I really need to get my guitar brought up to uni. Really missing it now...
#38
Civic EG6
Doesn't need to be hard to sound good, I suppose your one of those people that think shredding at 300bpm sounds good

I do. Long live power metal.
#39
haha. Didnt realise this thread was still about...

As far as progess is concerned I know a wide variety of chords, barre chords etc.

I would reccomend buying the Oasis Guitar Chord Songbook if your into Oasisin anyway, most of its **** easy provided you know the chords.
[helper]#40
timothyw9
haha. Didnt realise this thread was still about...As far as progess is concerned I know a wide variety of chords, barre chords etc.I would reccomend buying the Oasis Guitar Chord Songbook if your into Oasisin anyway, most of its **** easy provided you know the chords.
Thanks for the tip.........will have a look at the book.

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