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Old 01-31-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Guitar thread

Well

I have a new hobby. I'm just learning to play the guitar. Its a blast. There is so much information on the internet. You can learn any chord or song you want to simply by clicking on to youtube.com. Truly amazing.

I have an electric guitar starter kit and I am planning on getting an acoustic guitar real soon.

All you good folks >> Teach me and us other newbies what you want or what you know about guitars?

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Old 01-31-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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cool, i got one too for christmas. it is a blast
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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Its tuff to be 40 and just learning to play an instrument but I'm really enjoying the challenge and having a bunch of fun!
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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How do you get a guitar player off your front porch?


Pay him for the pizza!


Seriously, good luck. Sure is easier now than it was 40 years ago when I started.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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How do you get a guitar player off your front porch?


Pay him for the pizza!


Seriously, good luck. Sure is easier now than it was 40 years ago when I started.
Thats what I hear. This 95 dollar Peavey Amp is really awesome for the money!
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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Keep practicing\building those callouses and look forward to getting a better guitar asap. Those "starter kit" electrics (often) pale in comparison to a fine quality piece. But they do have their place-helping one decide if they like to play or not without alot of cash.
That being said
I've played some damm fine sounding 100 dollar pawn shop boxes. YMMV



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Old 01-31-2010, 04:33 PM   #8
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7 rules that work

Rule 1
Buy a good guitar and have it setup properly
with a quality active pickup fitted..
(a good guitar set up is a pleasure to play
and cheaper in the long run)

Rule 2
Buy a guitar tuner ...always play/ practise in tune
( need to train your ear to play in tune)

Rule 3
Buy a good guitar stand and place your guitar
on the stand beside your favourite seat in the house....
(you will then just pick it up and practise with
out even thinking about it .)

Rule 4
Get a good teacher that will inspire you and
play what you like whilst giving you a good grounding in theory.
(If you have an iPone or equivalent. video bits of your teacher
playing to refer to during parctise)

Rule 5
Find people to play with .... it's great FUN!

Rule 6
Alway endeavour to play with people better than you.
(you will learn a lot more and better players
leave "space" to play with)

Rule 7 most important..... HAVE FUN!
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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7 rules that work

Rule 1
Buy a good guitar and have it setup properly
with a quality active pickup fitted..
(a good guitar set up is a pleasure to play
and cheaper in the long run)

Rule 2
Buy a guitar tuner ...always play/ practise in tune
( need to train your ear to play in tune)

Rule 3
Buy a good guitar stand and place your guitar
on the stand beside your favourite seat in the house....
(you will then just pick it up and practise with
out even thinking about it .)

Rule 4
Get a good teacher that will inspire you and
play what you like whilst giving you a good grounding in theory.
(If you have an iPone or equivalent. video bits of your teacher
playing to refer to during parctise)

Rule 5
Find people to play with .... it's great FUN!

Rule 6
Alway endeavour to play with people better than you.
(you will learn a lot more and better players
leave "space" to play with)

Rule 7 most important..... HAVE FUN!
Ok, I've been playing for about two years now and have followed must of the above mention rules. As for rule seven, when can I find people of my skill level and age to play with? I am 56 y/o and enjoy the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Eagles ect, mostly music for the sixties and seventies. I still can't find someone with my level of experience and preferences in music. Where is the best place to look for such a person? I would love to sit down with someone close to my level of playing that would love to work on some songs together, switching off between playing lead and rhythm.

I have two electrics, but my favorite is my Taylor 714CE Acoustic.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:52 AM   #10
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Well

I have a new hobby. I'm just learning to play the guitar.

Let me guess... something to do while the bike's holed up due to cold and snow, eh?

Me too

Late 40s and don't know a thing about reading music, so I'm starting from dead scratch. Tried to follow some of the internet/youtube stuff, and dummy/idiot books, but it was too all-over-the-place for me and I could see I was diving into immediate bad habits.

Need my hand held like a 3rd grader, step-by-step DVD program "Learn & Master Guitar." Yup, that's about my speed...
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #11
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Let me guess... something to do while the bike's holed up due to cold and snow, eh?

Me too

Late 40s and don't know a thing about reading music, so I'm starting from dead scratch. Tried to follow some of the internet/youtube stuff, and dummy/idiot books, but it was too all-over-the-place for me and I could see I was diving into immediate bad habits.

Need my hand held like a 3rd grader, step-by-step DVD program "Learn & Master Guitar." Yup, that's about my speed...

I feel the same. I'm starting to think a few lessons might be worth it. Although I do enjoy the Marty Schwartz guitar lessons on youtube. This guy can play and he can teach!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:07 PM   #12
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One of the guys that works for me has invented an electric guitar that
never goes out of tune. He thinks he can sell them for about $600.
What do you guys think, does he have a winner?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:42 PM   #13
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One of the guys that works for me has invented an electric guitar that
never goes out of tune. He thinks he can sell them for about $600.
What do you guys think, does he have a weiner?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #14
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Stick with your starter electric for a while. It will be much easier to learn on. Learn some simple songs that are fun to play (Can't Explain, Wild Thing, Summer Time Blues) so that you can enjoy it. Youtube is great and you have already discovered it, so that is a big plus.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:20 AM   #15
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Stick with your starter electric for a while. It will be much easier to learn on.
If that were true, why do they start 5-year-olds on acoustics?




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