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

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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, 04:33 PM   #6
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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 01-31-2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:40 PM   #8
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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, 04:42 PM   #9
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Thanks MAGPIE for the tips.

A tuner is very important. Using that has really helped me turn the corner and get excited about playing. On top of that i can check to see If I'm actually getting the correct sound out of the chords when I practice.

Another guitar player showed me that >> definately good to play with people who have experience.
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Thanks MAGPIE for the tips.

A tuner is very important. Using that has really helped me turn the corner and get excited about playing. On top of that i can check to see If I'm actually getting the correct sound out of the chords when I practice.

Another guitar player showed me that >> definately good to play with people who have experience.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:44 PM   #11
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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



I like my Fender starter kit although I plan on getting a higher quality acoustic real soon. Probably one of the Yamaha's. They have a good guitar for the price.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:29 PM   #12
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Guitar is a great hobby. I've been tinkering with it for 35 years. Can't really say what I do is "play" though. I don't have a musical bone in my body.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:14 PM   #13
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Hint: If you can't tell when it is out of tune, take up the piano.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:28 AM   #14
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Hint: If you can't tell when it is out of tune, take up the piano.
If you are musically inclined
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:04 AM   #15
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If you've got an iPhone, I'd highly recommend the Guitar Toolkit app. It has an unbelievable chord reference that allows you to strum and hear them, a metronome, and a pretty decent tuner. It's only a few dollars and it's amazing software.
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