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"Hey guys!" from a total guitar newbie in sunny old England

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Um, so yeah, as the title says, I'm a real novice at guitar. I've had a guitar for quite a while now (pretty cheap Stagg Strat), but thanks to being unable to find a teacher, and lacking the determination and knowledge of music to teach myself, I've still yet to really play anything.

Hopefully joining up here will help give me a push in the right direction. :D

As for my musical taste, I like pretty much any kind of rock, literally. My favourites change all the time, but at the moment, the Foo Fighters, Jet, The Beatles, The Hellacopters, and The Plain White T's are dominating my iPod.

Posted : 09/10/2007 5:40 pm
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Hi Tommy! :D

Welcome to GN!

Posted : 09/10/2007 7:52 pm
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Thanks. :)

Posted : 09/10/2007 9:09 pm
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Welcome aboard Tommy! 8)


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Posted : 09/10/2007 10:44 pm
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Welcome to GuitarNoise, Tommy! We look forward to seeing you around the forums! :D

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Posted : 10/10/2007 12:30 am
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Hi :0) Also a complete beginner also in England got a jet black (such a beginner that the colour was my "best" point of interest when received) had a go and sounded absolutely awful - alot harder then it looks on tv! eventually (after lots of cursing at sore fingers) got it tuned in and can flip between three chords (badly) however still cant play a thing- my guitar doesnt seem to have a point for adding the other half of the strap either (near neck). thought id join and see if i could learn a thing or two,

Posted : 14/10/2007 5:07 am
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..............can flip between three chords (badly) however still cant play a thing
Hi, and welcome, to both of you.

If you've learnt the right 3 chords, for example G, C and D*, you've already learnt hundreds, if not thousands of songs, you just need to learn a few strumming patterns and you're away.

* Could also be C, F, G or A, D, E or E, A, B or.........................

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Posted : 14/10/2007 6:31 am
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Hey Tommy! Welcome to GN.
Sunny England huh? You should talk to Vic.
Tommy can you hear me?

Sorry...had to.

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Posted : 16/10/2007 5:06 pm
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Welcome to GN from another fellow Englander

Posted : 19/10/2007 6:53 pm
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Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay here at GN!
katmetal :)

Posted : 19/10/2007 7:03 pm
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Welcome to GN from the south coast.

Look forward to seeing you round the forums.


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Posted : 21/10/2007 6:15 am
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Welcome to GN!


Posted : 13/11/2007 2:34 pm