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Old 03-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #196
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I picked up a MIM Strat a few years ago but never really stuck with it. I haven't read through all these posts but the biggest things I noticed when I started to improve was that I played songs I liked and found it very important to play everyday, even if it's for 10 minutes here and there. Playing 5 hours over the weekend and waiting for the next weekend to do the same won't get you very far.

Also there are TONS of websites that have tablature which makes it much easier to learn a song.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:24 PM   #197
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I picked up a MIM Strat a few years ago but never really stuck with it. I haven't read through all these posts but the biggest things I noticed when I started to improve was that I played songs I liked and found it very important to play everyday, even if it's for 10 minutes here and there. Playing 5 hours over the weekend and waiting for the next weekend to do the same won't get you very far.

Also there are TONS of websites that have tablature which makes it much easier to learn a song.
Yep, you've got to play every day if you want to keep your chops up. But don't worry, the more you play, the better you will get and the more you will want to play.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:51 PM   #198
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Yep, you've got to play every day if you want to keep your chops up. But don't worry, the more you play, the better you will get and the more you will want to play.
I'm bad at that. I'll play for hours one day then forget or get tied up with other stuff and not be able to. This can extend for a week. Then when I play my fingers cramp up because I haven't played in a while. Not to mention the Callous shrink a bit. I should get a stand so I can have one of my guitars available at all times.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:54 AM   #199
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I'm bad at that. I'll play for hours one day then forget or get tied up with other stuff and not be able to. This can extend for a week. Then when I play my fingers cramp up because I haven't played in a while. Not to mention the Callous shrink a bit. I should get a stand so I can have one of my guitars available at all times.
When I was playing a lot I made sure I got a cheap stand so the guitar was right in front of me at all times. I'd wake up a few minutes early just to get 10 minutes in, then I'd try for 30-60 minutes a night. Being the most versatile instrument on the planet you definitely have to put the time in.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:22 AM   #200
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Some great tips from the pro's right here...

http://www.youtube.com/user/qhowto#g/c/6075321F21FDF754

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Old 03-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #201
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I've got an old guitar propped up in my office to noodle on from time to time just to keep the fingers in practice.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #202
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I keep most of mine hanging on the walls in the "man cave", and a couple on stands next to my desk (1 acoustic, 1 electric)......probably get in a minimum of 30 min/day. It helps to have them readily "at hand".
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:39 PM   #203
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Well, with all this guitar talk I got a few hours in. Now I just have to keep it up. I have my Gibson next to my desk but it's in it's case. I have a strat clone but I don't like using it even though it's easier to play. The Gibson makes me to stretch more which helps a lot I think.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:58 AM   #204
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So, I want to play like Neil Young. Where do I start?

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #205
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So, I want to play like Neil Young. Where do I start?

I'd say 1967 in Toronto's Yorkville



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Old 03-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #206
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So, I want to play like Neil Young. Where do I start?
Therapy?

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:56 AM   #207
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #208
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Ngd x2

I love NewGuitarDays

Always wanted a '62 Strat. Recently met a friend of a friend of a friend that had a couple in his small collection. Great mojo and great stories with the instruments. "I bought that one in '66 from a buddy who wanted a new Mustang" sorta thing But alas these things go for $mega$ on the used market. So for years I played around with various configs for a Fender Custom shop git. Also pretty pricey Then about a year ago, I got turned onto G&L by an another musician. If you do not know G&L, google it, basically it's Leo's final days in his storied carrier as an inventor and passionate maker of fine instruments.

So mine has come home to roost. The quality and tone blow me away. Talk about a range of sound.




Git2 is a hard-to-find acoustic. A Martin J-15. It is all mahogany, no frills, feels great and sounds very mellow, but in a big sound sort of way. It totally compliments my Taylor 610 which is a Maple git and quite bright.

Story on this one is this, player bought it for himself as a Christmas present. However his nice wifey also bought him a higher cost Martin. Thus this one sat virtually un-played until he felt guilty about it just sitting in it's case so he unloaded it. I just happened to be in the right place, at the right time



Play on....

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #209
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Anyone got a JEM777 lng for sale. Cheap? I want one really bad.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #210
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Anyone got a JEM777 lng for sale. Cheap? I want one really bad.
You having a case of the '80's?

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