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Postby guy1 » July 9th, 2012, 11:28 pm

Totally agree with everything here. I'm actually a bit new with the guitar, playing only several months now :D
I'm sure someone already said it here before- but don't forget to have fun and remember- you learn from your mistakes!
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Postby guy1 » July 11th, 2012, 2:57 am

- No matter how long you're playing- You'll always have something new to learn
- You'll never meet a guitarist that will admit he's a great one, even if it's Jimi Hendrix
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Postby fleaaaaaa » August 16th, 2012, 12:37 am

guy1 wrote:- No matter how long you're playing- You'll always have something new to learn
- You'll never meet a guitarist that will admit he's a great one, even if it's Jimi Hendrix
:D


My ex-teacher was very arrogant and thought he was awesome :P Trust me there are those out there, I feel Malmsteen also thinks he is amazing.
together we stand, divided we fall..........
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Postby rsadler » August 16th, 2012, 5:00 am

guy1 wrote:- No matter how long you're playing- You'll always have something new to learn
- You'll never meet a guitarist that will admit he's a great one, even if it's Jimi Hendrix
:D


Exactly! I was practicing the other day and my wife came home, and said "When are you gonna learn that? You've been preacticing every day for almost a year, you would think you would learn by now." I couldn't believe it. I told her there's always something new to learn, even if you"ve been playing for 20 years. Besides, I'm not learning to conquer the guitar, I'm learning because I enjoy making music!
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Postby s1120 » August 16th, 2012, 8:20 am

rsadler wrote:
guy1 wrote:- No matter how long you're playing- You'll always have something new to learn
- You'll never meet a guitarist that will admit he's a great one, even if it's Jimi Hendrix
:D


Exactly! I was practicing the other day and my wife came home, and said "When are you gonna learn that? You've been preacticing every day for almost a year, you would think you would learn by now." I couldn't believe it. I told her there's always something new to learn, even if you"ve been playing for 20 years. Besides, I'm not learning to conquer the guitar, I'm learning because I enjoy making music!



I get that also... "Havent you learned to play yet?" Well when I hear that theres a point when you say... "I have learned to play" then I can give her a idea on when....
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Postby sammybones » September 5th, 2012, 9:42 pm

How to clean a guitar fretboard.


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Postby jason brann » September 19th, 2012, 10:38 am

rsadler wrote:I'm not learning to conquer the guitar, I'm learning because I enjoy making music!


i conquered the guitar once. noone cared.
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Postby jason brann » September 19th, 2012, 11:31 am

i got frustrated with my improvisation progress, because i had run out of ideas. this left me with no one to blame or look to. i spent a long time plugging at it, seemingly getting nowhere, but when i heard a recording of myself, i had made a great deal of progress in areas i hadn't previously noticed, such as fluidity and tone. this taught me that you are always making progress when you're playing, whether you realize it or not.
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Postby AskAGuitarPro » November 8th, 2012, 8:29 pm

This was kind of touched on, but I'd like to elaborate. Find a suitable teacher that fits your needs. When I first started playing guitar I had millions of questions and ended up reading and learning theory almost exclusively on my own. We all had different needs when we first started playing. Finding a teacher that is willing to "morph" their knowledge into a format that inspires their students is priceless.
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Postby AskAGuitarPro » November 8th, 2012, 8:34 pm

guy1 wrote:Totally agree with everything here. I'm actually a bit new with the guitar, playing only several months now :D
I'm sure someone already said it here before- but don't forget to have fun and remember- you learn from your mistakes!


Yeah buddy. Don't forget to learn from your ears as well! I would have never have picked up a guitar if I wouldn't have had guitar heroes to begin with. Listen to as much music as you can in a lifetime!
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Postby EzraplaysEzra » November 9th, 2012, 6:35 am

Nothing is original, all that is old will be new again and someone will always be better.
The worst musicians to play with are the ones who feel they have to prove they belong in the room.
You sound better than you think you do... until you think you sound awesome -
listen to your recorded self often.
If you can't do it, cheat.
If only for a moment, your favorite guitar player sucked worse than you do now and still does from time to time.

If every group you play with break -up because of some nimrod, you are probably the nimrod and you need to be more humble or become a better guitar player. Groups will overlook playing for a guy who is great to be around and they'll put up with the antics of a virtuoso for a long time, but not a lack of both qualities.
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Postby s1120 » November 9th, 2012, 7:08 am

No matter how bad you are... if you can play at least one song... and someone knows what your trying to play.... you a better player then 99% of the people in this world..
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Postby NoteBoat » November 9th, 2012, 7:59 pm

I've had a serious series of bad days, for a number of reasons. I was kind of in a funk today. But I spent the early afternoon playing with a Jr High school jazz band, and the clouds lifted.

What I learned today (again): music heals. There are no bad days when you do what you love.
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Postby AskAGuitarPro » November 14th, 2012, 7:29 pm

NoteBoat wrote:I've had a serious series of bad days, for a number of reasons. I was kind of in a funk today. But I spent the early afternoon playing with a Jr High school jazz band, and the clouds lifted.

What I learned today (again): music heals. There are no bad days when you do what you love.


I know the feeling. I think your example is especially appropriate when it comes to writing music. I've hit the proverbial wall on many an occasion and sometimes you have to step away and come back to it to regain your inspiration.
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Postby EDSLocklear » November 24th, 2012, 6:17 pm

1. Never sell your first guitar.
2. Name your guitar and give it a personality. This helps you to make a bond with your instrument and make it more than just an instrument. Doing this has made playing even more enjoyable for me.
"At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills" -Ringo Starr
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