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Spend a year in your bedroom practising and ignoring the rest of the world. I failed 10th grade but I got pretty badass on guitar. Also when you put a guitar in your hands chicks will think you look sensitive, deep, and sexy instead of like a skinny creep. Forget about acoustic guitars or chords all of that will come later and a lot easier. Get an electric (preferably some sort of flying v) and practice your scales and sweep picking until your hand knows the fretboard better than it knows your penis.

And for God's sake, use a metronome.

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Borys is on point except I'm of the philosophy that you learn on a good acoustic (Taylor 310b for me) then an electric is cake. I never moved on from the acoustic, and still have that Taylor.

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practice, practice, practice. If I spent as much time playing my guitar as using my computer I'd probably be like joe satriani by now! It's my mission for summer - get campervan fixed and get good at guitar again. Such a therapeutic hobby when you get good too. I'm thinking of buy a teacher too.

 

I was interested in that game rocksmith, but I'm not sure if it's worth buying or if it's any good as a learning aid, but I tend to use tabs and practice player other peoples songs. Badly.

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Just thought I'd add to this thread again.

 

I just decided to buy Rocksmith the other day and patched it so I can use my amp with the game. Finally got everything all working fine without having to buy anything else so that's awesome.

 

I've honestly not played in over a year now because I lost direction and didn't really know what skill level I was at or where the next thing I should learn. I was also working loads and didn't have the time or money for a guitar teacher. I could do cool picky things, but I couldn't put a song together.

 

Rocksmith is kinda meh, but it's kinda fun so if I use this as well as other learning aids, possibly even a teacher I figure I might actually get some traction. I'm going to see how I get on with rocksmith for a bit and if it helps join a group. I know 'everyone' plays the guitar, but I've always wanted to do it since I was kid and my uncle was awesome at it so, since he's quite old it would be awesome to be able to play something decent by the end of the year as he helped a bit towards my guitar that I now never play!

 

I don't intend to sing, but I love music. I don't want to be a rockstar or make it a job. I just want to be able to play half decent for myself and be able to play half decent for friends.

 

I think I'm going to start a personal, private blog too. I'm on this 100% this time. Not going to fail the third time.

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Yes, I play  - had a band for some 10 years, recorded two albums... played some fairly interesting gigs...  and yes, that is me singing
 
the latter album can be heard in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oebpbAbRdWE (follow the recommended videos for other tracks)
 
and this site conveniently hosts the lyrics in that album, which I find really cool, since I never really sent it to them (or even knew of it back in the day)
 http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Vanquish/One_Man_Army/260930

 

 

this was a long time ago... since then I've moved to Canada, and now I make music for games (and program them too, it's a very small company) - but I still have my guitar with me

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Hey raaaid,

Cudo's for beginning guitar. There are a bunch of great tutorials on youtube if going for individual instruction is not an option. Many years ago I just picked up a chord book for guitar and learned from that. 

I currently have a 1968 Martin D-18 acoustic and a inexpensive but yet brilliant sounding Yamaha Classical C-40. You cannot go wrong by taking classical instruction, you learn good habits for hand and finger position and also learn

nice chord transition along the neck of the guitar. Also and very important, as with anything, do not be afraid of making mistakes, good things take time, just enjoy and continue playing. Here are two good examples of hand style of classical vs freestyle ( also a very nice tune I hope you enjoy ).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcYoqRqLr60

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjifPQMfTPk

 

Cheers-sf-

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post-360-0-39519900-1490940750_thumb.jpgPlayed Guitar since 1975 in several bands mostly successfull with NINJA

see links below from record company and you tube channel with IL 2 Videos with my Music :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA08GPBFl0YofLEqJV-H6hg

http://www.puresteel-records.com/bands/view/387/Ninja

 

advice for a beginner listen to Music which you like and try to reproduce it, but you have to be Patient its a Long Long way......

there are a lot vids at you tube for beginners nowadays

Keep the track.....

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I agree with that...but how many people master any instrument really.

There are very few of those people running around.

 

Me.

Look at my avatar and spell the notes of that chord :-D

 

Ok, ok, maybe it's too easy

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Me.

Look at my avatar and spell the notes of that chord :-D

 

Ok, ok, maybe it's too easy

a c e flat g

 

yep, too easy :)

BTW I've played nylon string guitar for 30 years, on and off... I went on a big kick a couple years ago and recorded all my old favourites...

 

https://soundcloud.com/user-331111674

 

Recently it's been frustrating me though and I've been more interested in airplanes, but these things are cyclical... :)

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I played drums for 13 years, got a degree from Berklee, etc. Played all jazz styles from Dixieland (

), bebop, post-bop, avante-garde, and fusion (
). Wrote an album for 40-pc orchestra juxtaposed against a free jazz quartet (
). 

 

Then I woke up one morning, decided I was done, and went back to work as a business consultant... 

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