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Learning Guitar

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Khaos, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    Khaos

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    Well, I've had a pretty nice Fender guitar since I was 8 years old. Its been sitting around collecting dust never being played the way it was meant to be played. I'm very into music and have decide to start learning how to play. I've done this before but get frustrated and give up. I was listening to Zeppelin a little earlier and my mind has been made up, I am going to learn it this time.

    Anybody got any suggestions on how to learn? Tips? Basically I'm just looking at tabs for easier songs and trying to play them... I suck. I want to learn it though. No money for lessons or any of that so its just gonna be myself, my guitar, and my internet connection to help me out.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    DanGer

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    hey man I can try and find some of my old lesson pages and send you some scales to work on. Search Penatonic Scales...Zap LIVES on them as well as almost every famous rock band. It is a great way to start learning something great sound and expose you hands to some basic picking
     
  3. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    I would say just keep your ears open. They will help you learn many things. I've played various woodwind instruments and I think it really helps if you can hear the difference in notes and what not.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. If you can send me some of those pages that would be awesome.


    Right now I'm really trying to learn the main guitar bit from No Quarter (favorite song). I'm really into stuff like Zeppelin. I know the key to learning is to practice a lot so thats my plan. Gonna stick to it.
     
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    This website is helpful.
    http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/

    Just look up the tabs to any song you want to learn, you would be surprised how many there are!
     
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    I learned using the guitar pro program, it is the simply the best way to learn new songs. you just go to http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ and download whatever guitar pro tab you want, then load it into guitar pro. guitar pro shows the tabs for each instrument (multiple guitars, vocals, drums, bass etc...) and you just click on the instrument you want to learn, and boom, the tab is there. check it out: http://www.guitar-pro.com/en/index.php
     
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    I love no quarter. One thing you will notice with page is that his timing is horrible, but intentionally. No quarter is a good example but really listen to Black Dog and you will see his timing. It may be a little harder to get down but you shouldnt have any issue learning the guitar lines!
     
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    Just got Guitar Pro, this program is awesome!
     
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    told ya so. I like the ability to play back tabs at whatever speed you want.
     
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    learn to tune, learn some chords (get a chord chart)

    ultimate guitar tabs is your friend

    alot of patience and dedication and you'll be where you wanna be :].

    have fun :thumbsup:

    one thing i never go to was learning music theory :/ i wish had.. not too late though!
     
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    www.ultimate-guitar.com is where i get all my tabs from. I've just started playing a few months ago and I can play a few intro's to songs. Another helpful thing is go on youtube and search for a cover or a lesson of the song you want. That helps me out alot. Good Luck!
     
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    Yeah, tabs are the way to go. I taught myself how to play when I was in HS by learning, get this, blink182 songs from tabs. Just moved up to Sublime, etc. I'm more into accoustic now, though, but can pretty well play anything I try (Elliott Smith, etc). I've been playing for about 12 or 13 years now.

    It'll be slow going at first, but stick with it. Play whenever you're bored. Build those callouses up. The more you play the better you'll get. Soon you'll be able to start coming up with your own tunes and rocking out.
     
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    So I'm not the only one in this boat! It sure is easy to get frustrated and want to quit. I started learning when I was in middle school and gave up and just now picked it back up a few months back. I have to stick it out now though considering I've went out and bought all kind of stuff. My personal opinion is to learn the chords first and go from there. When you get frustrated just go listen to a song with a bad guitar solo and just think, I could do that one day:D
     
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    Played about 3 years... Start with your scales... It'll tune your year and stregnthen your fingers a lot. Start with the natural scale untill you can do it fast then move on to the mayjor scale... For chords start with open chrords. Try to listen more than you think
     
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