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by MatthiasYoung
August 18th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Acoustic or electric guitar for a beginner?
Replies: 13
Views: 4429

Re: Acoustic or electric guitar for a beginner?

Here's an article that addresses basic questions about what guitar to begin with: http://matthiasyoung.com/blog/whats-the ... -beginner/
by MatthiasYoung
December 2nd, 2013, 12:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Barre chords
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Barre chords

Here's a great video on YouTube for Beginning Barre Chords.
by MatthiasYoung
June 7th, 2013, 12:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: The Top 50 Acoustic Guitar Songs - Video & Tab
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

The Top 50 Acoustic Guitar Songs - Video & Tab

I found this great blog on the top 50 acoustic guitar songs with links to videos and tablature for all the songs! Really cool!
http://www.reddit.com/r/guitarlessons/c ... _with_tab/
by MatthiasYoung
March 15th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: 30+ years of pickin', but new to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: 30+ years of pickin', but new to the forum

If you're interested in Stevie Ray Vaughan, here's an awesome guitar lesson on YouTube! .
by MatthiasYoung
December 3rd, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to Metal
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: New to Metal

There's actually a Metal Guitar Method that is written for beginners. You don't have to start with another style just because you're a beginner, you just need the proper instruction in the style that interests you.
by MatthiasYoung
October 12th, 2012, 7:17 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: Metal Guitar Method Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Metal Guitar Method Contest

Guitar-Contest.com is hosting a giveaway featuring the new Metal Guitar Method (book/DVD package). The book and DVD is priced at $19.95 and offers access to free online material as well. Level: Beginner to Intermediate
by MatthiasYoung
September 6th, 2012, 9:22 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Metal Guitar Method Released by Watch & Learn, Inc.
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Metal Guitar Method Released by Watch & Learn, Inc.

Atlanta, GA — Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Watch & Learn, Inc., the industry leader in instructional music products for over 20 years, releases Metal Guitar Method, an easy and comprehensive guitar method for the aspiring metal guitarist. Metal Guitar Method guides the beginning guitarist on a jour...
by MatthiasYoung
August 16th, 2012, 9:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Simple tabs
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Simple tabs

Here's a great video for how to read TABS
by MatthiasYoung
August 16th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How to store guitar in its case
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: How to store guitar in its case

Most home don't have a room designed for proper storage of musical instruments, i.e. proper humidity and temperature. Keeping a guitar in the case is best for the instrument; however, keeping it on a stand may lend itself to being played more. The problem with a guitar resting on a stand is that it ...
by MatthiasYoung
August 6th, 2012, 8:25 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What Do You Think Of Tabs?
Replies: 54
Views: 10509

Re: What Do You Think Of Tabs?

From using only tablature, a student may gain a moderate amount of technical proficiency while remaining musically illiterate. Basically, there are "guitarists" who can play songs, but then there are musicians who can really play the guitar.
by MatthiasYoung
July 19th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Learning from a friend that hasn't been playing...
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Learning from a friend that hasn't been playing...

Playing music with a friend is great, but I would recommend guitar lessons with a professional guitar teacher. I do not agree with your friend's approach to learning.
by MatthiasYoung
July 19th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting over- without a teacher
Replies: 15
Views: 2795

Re: Starting over- without a teacher

The difficulty with group lessons is that there is not enough individual attention regarding technique. They become more of a play-along class. If you can afford it, I'd recommend finding a teacher, either in-person or via Skype. In addition to the DVD you have, there are many other online resources...
by MatthiasYoung
June 14th, 2012, 6:50 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: AMP Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: AMP Question

I'm not really a fan of Crate in general, but if you can get a Tube amp for $100, that sounds good. Tube amps will always sound better at a higher volume than solid state amps.
by MatthiasYoung
May 4th, 2012, 8:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Flying Fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 2378

Re: Flying Fingers

This is a great topic— Keeping your fingers close is good. It's less distance they have to travel. You can play faster. However, with minimizing finger motion, it needs to be executed in a way that does not cause the hand to tense up. It's really a matter of your muscles being in shape and using t...
by MatthiasYoung
April 26th, 2012, 7:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2989

Re: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions

Yes - get a teacher! And in terms of "style," that should not be the focus as a beginner. Technique and learning to play the instrument as a whole, regardless of style is what's important in the beginning.