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by size9
October 7th, 2011, 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Some Questions About Teaching Yourself Guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 3760

Re: Some Questions About Teaching Yourself Guitar

I agree with Alan. Bad habits are tough to break. If there was a way you could take private lessons even for a couple months? You'd be way ahead. Any of the online guitar lessons that take you through the fundamentals to advanced aren't free from what I've seen. This site is a great resource to star...
by size9
October 7th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: chords and timing when playing songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: chords and timing when playing songs

This is a strange fake sheet.

Most of the time the chord change is indicated above a word in a verse. Here's a better fake sheet from ultimate-guitar.com. It's much better.

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/v/van_m ... r2_crd.htm
by size9
April 20th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Which pick?
Replies: 19
Views: 3675

Re: Which pick?

I use as hard of pick I can find. I just find that it gives me more control. When I'm playing rhythm on an acoustic for that matter I can get a real clear and higher volume of sound. When I'm playing lead on and acoustic or an electric I just angle the pick at more of a 45 degree angle to give less ...
by size9
April 14th, 2011, 10:50 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons to jam not to become a musician
Replies: 30
Views: 5192

Re: Lessons to jam not to become a musician

I think there is no better option than to get a teacher to help you with the physical side of playing. Posture, finger position wrist etc are important basics. Even if you only go to a teacher for a couple of months in the beginning. I feel a lot of the challenge in guitar is physical as well as me...
by size9
April 5th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons to jam not to become a musician
Replies: 30
Views: 5192

Re: Lessons to jam not to become a musician

Guitar In A Nutshell I believe is the best for learning how to play songs quickly. The instructor is very easy to follow. Plus, no where that I've seen online can you keep getting updated lessons for a $50 one time fee.
by size9
March 14th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Weekend warrior program - a tale
Replies: 54
Views: 6222

Re: Weekend warrior program - a tale

Wow! What an amazing program! Anyone heard of anything like this in the States? Sounds like a great way to get a band together. :mrgreen:
by size9
March 9th, 2011, 12:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Is my tuner possessed...
Replies: 16
Views: 3532

Re: Is my tuner possessed...

I've had the same problem. I've never had one tuner that got it perfect. I always have to adjust it by ear a little. However, most of the tuners I've used get it really close. They do jump around still. I'm hearing that the new iphone app tuners are actually turning out pretty good. Has anyone heard...
by size9
March 7th, 2011, 10:05 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: New! (Used) Amer. Strat
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: New! (Used) Amer. Strat

I've pretty much played Fender's for the last 20 years! Very good choice. However, I haven't played a Paul Reed Smith before. I love the look. A lot like a Les Paul. Are they lighter? How's the action? Did you have the PRS with a temelo? I'm thinking of getting one! :mrgreen:
by size9
February 6th, 2011, 7:28 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Question about Improving Playing
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Question about Improving Playing

I had the same problem when I moved from playing just rhythm to lead. As boring as is sounds.... You must know your scales in all positions on the neck. I would start with the Pentatonic Scales . After you can play these pretty fluently you can then start picking up some lead guitar licks and just m...
by size9
December 29th, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Left hand position
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Left hand position

No worries. This is the most common problem when you first learn guitar. Just make sure that you have your fingers curled over the fret board and are playing on the very tips of your fingers. Not where your finger prints are taken... On the very tips. This will help you to naturally have your wrist ...
by size9
December 29th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar-in-a-nutshell.com
Replies: 12
Views: 16420

Re: Guitar-in-a-nutshell.com

Yes! It's great! Anything to get you playing guitar quickly. This is what it's best for. :mrgreen:
by size9
December 29th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello from the Mile High City!
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Hello from the Mile High City!

Great job in putting down the Guitar Hero! :mrgreen: You've come to the right place! Your fingers will harden in a week or two. :mrgreen:
by size9
December 17th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Looking for some advice on a new practise amp
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Looking for some advice on a new practise amp

Well, I'm sure you know, or, have heard what sound you like? Here's a good explanation on Choosing The Right Amplifier. :mrgreen:
by size9
December 17th, 2010, 11:56 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Scales--where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 2499

Re: Scales--where to start?

Try here - all five patterns in one page. there are loads of other sites that provide the same info Clickety click And the nice thing about all five patterns is that they're transposable to any key. A :-) Alan pointed out a really great site! Remember: The orange dots on these scales indicate the "...
by size9
December 15th, 2010, 8:41 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: stringing guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 3704

Re: stringing guitar

Alan Green wrote:We know you're connected to that site, but we'll forgive the bias as the video is in fact extremely good.


A :-)
LOL! Thanks Alan! That's why I have it on there. :mrgreen: