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Advice for a beginner?    15:09 on Saturday, September 15, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

FoxyPianoGirl
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hi everyone. i've recently picked up the electric guitar, after getting bored with an acoustic, and i'm pretty much a beginner. i know how to read tabs, and i know how to read sheet music. i just really don't know where to start. does anyone have any advice for me?

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Re: Advice for a beginner?    18:07 on Sunday, September 16, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theholytaco
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Well, I would recommend that you learn how to play on an acoustic guitar first. Then when you can actually use it you can get bored with it. The electric and acoustic are more or less the same, just being able to give your guitar effects isn't going to make you sound any better. Learn the scales, learn all the open chords. Mess around with that and you shouldn't get bored at all.

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Re: Advice for a beginner?    16:16 on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

NVaungh
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yes this what you do is start playing chords in the triad form first that means just three note. if it is a four notes chord like a 7th leave the root out just play the third, the 5th and the 7th that will make easier to get some working ablity with them and notice on the 4th the 3rd and the 2nd strings you
can play all the major chords by forming a bar accross the and if you flatten the note on the 2nd string you can play all the minors with that fingering then learn you favorite scale on it and learn how to move it to different positions and before you know it you have wings to fly , but most of all have fun

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Re: Advice for a beginner?    18:07 on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

FoxyPianoGirl
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thanks a bunch you guys! i appreciate the advice. i know that acoustic and electric are the same, but in my opinion, electric is more fun to mess around with because of the sounds...

but anyway, your advice helps a lot. thanks again! =]

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Re: Advice for a beginner?    19:52 on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theholytaco
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Learn on the acoustic, you learn better technique on an acoustic. Just trust me, leave the sound for later, when you are good enough for the gadgets, then you start using them.

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Re: Advice for a beginner?    12:36 on Sunday, September 23, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

psmc
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I agree with Taco above. Acoustic generally forces good technique( in my humble opinion). I also highly recommend a teacher for at least a few lessons. Bad habits are easy to develop

   

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