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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Muscovy, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Muscovy

    Muscovy Registered Member

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    i've recently been learning how to play guitar. been playing about 3 months now. I've mainly used Youtube videos to teach myself.

    what are some easy beginner songs I can learn that will help me advance?
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    My first guitar lesson was called "Fingers Are Horses & Frets Are Stalls" (True Story).

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  3. gundamwing

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    my first guitar lesson was called nothing else matters metallica.
    fyi : just the intro hehehe
     
  4. Muscovy

    Muscovy Registered Member

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    very cool guys :)

    I've mainly been teaching myself to play covers of songs from bands Sublime, Hank Williams Sr., The Eagles, The Deftones, Greenday, RATM, anything old school Blues sounding, Incubus, NOFX, etc.

    Just wondering what I should be teaching myself. Maybe just simple 3 chord songs.

    I really really really hate barre chords!! grr cant seem to get them right yet.
     
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  5. Muscovy

    Muscovy Registered Member

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    bump for any guitar players w knowledge/tips/comments/info for a beginner

    <3
     
  6. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    When you can play like this like I can 24 years give me a bell
    After the passion all that time the guitar becomes a third arm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wFoSbjXB68


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYIZP1hrfZI&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS_IYe5JTZ4
    I used to have hair like this

    Im so sad I ever left the punk era and early 80s
    You think you got had a shit life like I personally do right now and its only financial look at Jason here in the vid poor kid
    The only way to get good is practice and practice and develop your own technique.
    ALL the good players learned themselves.
    Today you have Youtube lessons from stars when I did it I had to read music books and turn by hand my vinyl record to slow it down to hear the fast notes slower.
    Today you got it good

    IT all started for me in 1983 when Malmsteen (neoclassical metal) and Jason here were stars
    THis is only ONE of TWO passions I have in life other is game inventing ut got nowhere with that
     
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    Try out some rock and roll songs, do you have an electric guitar or the normal one??
     
  8. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Have you ever seen Orianthi? That chick can
    shred with the best of them.

    Here's a video she did with Steve Vai​

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7b-_YcACuQ

    Now go home and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE :)

    Cheers - "Wiz"​
     
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  9. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Do Guitar Hero bad-asses count? if so count me in.

    I wish I could learn how to play..
     
  10. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Learning to play nowadays is so much easier because of all of the Tab sites on the Internet. When I was learning you had to learn by ear or go buy the book, now I will hear a song in my head and be playing it in 5 minutes.

    Looking at your list of bands I would say that learning GreenDay is the easiest. Deftones would be practically impossible for a beginner with all of there tunings, etc,(But they are my favorite band so you have good taste.)

    I would recommend starting off with some Nirvana if they are your cup of tea. Their songs consist of only a few chords and whatever bar chords are used you can just use an open chord instead.

    Hit me up with a PM if you have any questions.
     
  11. hateandbreak

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    AHAH! I remember when I was Pro at guitar hero! But then I picked up a Real Guitar and three years later I CANNOT ask for something better then Playing all American Rejects<3 ,BFMV,ATR,PWD It's just so great!

    People Need to Stop wishin and start Learnin ;)
     
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    Trust me just keep going If you really wanna learn you'll see Progress! try the intro to sweet Child O Mine I used to do that for practice in the early Learning zone Your in! It's like they Say Practice makes Perfect and You'll see soon What I'm talking about ;)
     
  13. xplicit

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    I have tried to learn acoustic, I guess my damn fingers are just to little .. I just dont know...

    But dont let the little fingers fool ya ladies... HAAHAHA

    There was a thread about this a while ago and it had some kick ass advice and tutorial links on it.
     
  14. consciousnesscreates

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    You need the pasison xplicit


    IF you dont have it like me Malmsteen Jason Becke Steve Vai etc. to take you through all your life you wont progress and give up kinda like me makin money rght now LOL
     
  15. miracon

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    Hi There! My 14 yr old son started guitar recently and has been taking lessons for 8 mnths. He practices constantly! I tried adding the YouTube links to his first recitals so you could hear his songs but I haven't been a member long enough and can't. Sorry! :-( If you search YouTube for Connor Payne, he is the second video right now...it's called Connor Payne - Revival at Sticky Fingers. I'm posting it because it's a good fun song you might enjoy but quite challenging. Good luck and practice! Lessons are a good idea! My son self-teaches a lot too on the computer but nothing compares to his lessons. :)
     
  16. math182

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    I've been playing for ten years and I can recommend you to start with easy songs because if you go for the harder ones, you will get discouraged.

    When I first started playing, I remember playing 'taking care of business' by BTO all the time! It's a great song though it's pretty easy
     
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    Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent. Very easy to play and sounds cool on an electric.
     
  18. BENNY8877

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    You can always buy smaller guitars or if you adjust the "action" on the guitar it may help. The "action" if too tight makes it harder to do bar chords, etc. If you get it adjusted it may help.

    Or maybe you need the guitar that Michael j. Fox used in Back To The Future?
     
  19. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    Cool

    Let him play if its his passion
    I agree with Math182

    Start easy chords
    I started with The Beatles
    I used to be so obesessed when first learning I couldnt play a first fret C chord and I taped my fingers to the guitar overnight in C chord fashion for a week Yeah I slept with a guitar LOL
    True story
     
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  20. nimbus49

    nimbus49 Elite Member

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    I learned way back in the 60's with a teacher, and records! They had records back then...had to keep picking up the needle to replay.

    You're all set with the internet now, but what you really need to do is learn EVERY chord on the neck.....do that for a year, then learn the leads, etc.

    My 2 cents :D