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by takamineprincess
February 25th, 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Playing for a year..
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Playing for a year..

After playing for about a year how much did/do you actually know?? I've been playing for almost a year, I know a bunch of chords a few full songs and a dozen parts of songs that i'm still trying to work out. Um, I still don't know a thing about music theory and I am having trouble w/barred chords an...
by takamineprincess
February 25th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The dreaded barred chords...
Replies: 36
Views: 4150

The dreaded barred chords...

How do you do them?!?! :lol: :lol:


lol, Okay so I know the short answer to my question is practice, but seriously my fingers are killing me. I am mostly just trying to learn F right now.... but even the times it sounds good I can't switch chords fast enough... please tell me it gets easier!
by takamineprincess
February 25th, 2010, 10:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Anyone Self taught?
Replies: 53
Views: 5248

Re: Anyone Self taught?

Sorry, by self taught I meant no formal lessons... :) Not sure what the proper term is :wink:
by takamineprincess
February 4th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 55564

Re: Your Gear...

I have gear: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/dogbitey/P3130053.jpg I have added another lap steel and a few ukuleles since this photo was taken. I like very much. My gear Takamine G- Series Electrostick (Still waiting for that word to catch on, Electro-Acoustic = Electrostick) Fender Stantar...
by takamineprincess
February 2nd, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 55564

Your Gear...

What do you play? I started on an Esteban could not, for the life of me, play it so I got a little student sized classical squire (both of which I can't bring myself to get rid of :P ) Then upgraded to my Takamine (eg544c) and was given a Fender Strat by my dad, as well as his little peavy amp and ...
by takamineprincess
January 30th, 2010, 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Why are you a guitarist
Replies: 63
Views: 5422

Re: Why are you a guitarist

Nick wrote:C'mon.....the chicks....
:lol: I don't know what it is about a guy with a guitar that makes us ladies swoon...
by takamineprincess
January 30th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Anyone Self taught?
Replies: 53
Views: 5248

Re: Anyone Self taught?

Are you self-taught? Yes mostly. Been learning off and on since 2001. I didn't get more serious about it until the last few years. How well do you play? Well I hadn't had anyone beg me to stop playing in quite a while. I hear you on not being able to afford lessons. I finally started lessons this p...
by takamineprincess
January 29th, 2010, 5:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Anyone Self taught?
Replies: 53
Views: 5248

Anyone Self taught?

Is anyone self taught? How long have you been playing? How well do you think you play? Have you ever considered taking lessons? Why/why not? I'm just trying to get a feel for where I should be, since i've never taken a lesson. I've been playing 10 months, and I would say I can't do much, lol. I kno...
by takamineprincess
January 29th, 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chords and Hand Coordination
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

Re: Chords and Hand Coordination

Ah I remember those days well, the best advice I got was to just keep pushing through it and one day it'll get easier. Really, just keep strumming and changing chords even when you screw up and eventually you will get it. Just takes a little practice!
by takamineprincess
January 29th, 2010, 8:07 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Why are you a guitarist
Replies: 63
Views: 5422

Re: Why are you a guitarist

My reason is pretty simple. It feels right. I've always loved hearing songs stripped down to just the acoustics and my dad played one when I was a kid. I've always thought, someday I will play one too. Granted I started a little (or lot) later than I wanted, I've been playing for 10 months now and i...
by takamineprincess
January 23rd, 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming, how do *you* do it?
Replies: 18
Views: 2109

Re: Strumming, how do *you* do it?

thanks for responding, yeah i've noticed that when I am normally strumming I don't keep any part of my hand (palm or side or whatever you are suppose to use) close to the guitar. So when I try it w/or w/o the pick It's super hard to do. :twisted: :roll: One day i'll get it!
by takamineprincess
January 23rd, 2010, 3:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming, how do *you* do it?
Replies: 18
Views: 2109

Strumming, how do *you* do it?

I'm curious? Do you use a pick or your fingers? I think I learned wrong. I have never used a pick until recently, its just something that I never had around. So when I strum, I strum with my thumb.... everyone i ask doesn't do it that way. (They either use a pick or strum as if they were holding a ...
by takamineprincess
January 20th, 2010, 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Palm Muting... so what's the trick??
Replies: 11
Views: 4260

Re: Palm Muting... so what's the trick??

Two pieces: 1) Of course you can palm mute while playing acoustic guitar. On "I'd Lie" there's a lot of acoustic guitar palm muting and the song will not sound correct without it. 2) You palm mute by taking the karate chop part of your hand [the part you would use to split boards in a karate class]...
by takamineprincess
January 17th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: acoustic/electric amp?
Replies: 1
Views: 653

acoustic/electric amp?

Whats a good, cheaper priced one?
by takamineprincess
January 17th, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Palm Muting... so what's the trick??
Replies: 11
Views: 4260

Re: Palm Muting... so what's the trick??

yes, acoustic... however the song I'm trying to learn uses palm muting. It's for acoustic, i think? A Taylor Swift song, called "I'd Lie"

Thanks for the advice I will try again,lol, hopefully eventually i'll get it!