Home | Community | Message Board


MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Music, Art, and Media

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Amazon Scales

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineastabooty
Fashionasta.com

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 355
Loc: Ft Lauderdale and Gainesv...
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Learning the guitar
    #6012951 - 08/30/06 09:01 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

my bro just gave me his electric guitar. what are the best ways to learn it? thanks

edit: just to give some more info, i have basically zero music experience.


--------------------


my t-shirt website www.fashionasta.com


Edited by astabooty (08/30/06 09:05 PM)


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineLightShedder
Trading currencies
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 3,026
Loc: AustinDenverLA
Last seen: 1 year, 8 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6013191 - 08/30/06 09:54 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i started off with no experience either. do u have a good ear? can u keep rythm? these and other factors might have something to do with how quick/well u learn. i immediately began progressing playing by ear. now its to the point where if u let me hear it once, no matter what it is, i can play it. its like letting the guitar become another voice.... u learn to speak on the spot just saying what is on ur mind and putting into the form of sound with ur voice. guitar is like this. being able to have a sound in ur head and putting it out into energy in the form of sound. ok maybe im gettin a little carried away but all i can say for now is ur fingers are capable of playing the guitar. nothing physically is preventing u from advancing so just let ur mind flow with it and let the tunes come. u know what they say. practice makes perfect.
http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/
take a look around there and see if theres anything that can help you.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineJamio
1337 Tech Nerd
Male

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 899
Loc: In The Motherboard
Last seen: 7 years, 4 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6013604 - 08/30/06 11:27 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

My advice would be to pick up a chord book and go from there. Once you learn a few chords you can throw together some good sounding melodys.


--------------------

When The Power of Love,
Overcomes The Love of Power,
The World Will Know Peace.

Government - The TRUE WMD


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCracka_X
Spiritual Dirt Worshipper
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 8,799
Loc: Swamp
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: LightShedder]
    #6013736 - 08/30/06 11:51 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i have horrible rhythm. how can i fix this


--------------------
The best way to live
is to be like water
For water benefits all things
and goes against none of them
It provides for all people
and even cleanses those places
a man is loath to go
In this way it is just like Tao        ~Daodejing


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleking_cobra
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 2,752
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: Cracka_X]
    #6013863 - 08/31/06 12:18 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

practice.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCracka_X
Spiritual Dirt Worshipper
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 8,799
Loc: Swamp
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: king_cobra]
    #6013870 - 08/31/06 12:19 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

touche


--------------------
The best way to live
is to be like water
For water benefits all things
and goes against none of them
It provides for all people
and even cleanses those places
a man is loath to go
In this way it is just like Tao        ~Daodejing


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleking_cobra
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 2,752
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: king_cobra]
    #6013909 - 08/31/06 12:28 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

king_cobra said:
practice.




with a metronome.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineLightShedder
Trading currencies
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 3,026
Loc: AustinDenverLA
Last seen: 1 year, 8 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: king_cobra]
    #6014072 - 08/31/06 01:29 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

count the beat with songs. if theres 4 measures ( u probably dont know what that means) then count to 4 over and over with the beat. sometimes the beat is a 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 so just count to 3 in that case. let it flow bro


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinearklave
Stranger
Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 24
Last seen: 13 years, 11 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: LightShedder]
    #6014301 - 08/31/06 02:59 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I started playing the guitar 5 years ago playing the deftones - my own summer. It was simple enough I could pick it up. I would suggest learning open chords to make your fingers stronger and get used to moving them around. Once you learn chords you can pick up a lot of easy songs, because most can be played using 4 or less. The tricky part is getting past the hurdles of just getting off the ground. Just pratice and it will come.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMLBjammer
Invitro Freak
Male User Gallery

Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 560
Loc: Southeastern USA
Last seen: 4 years, 1 month
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: arklave]
    #6014687 - 08/31/06 08:20 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Playing guitar means using your hands and fingers in ways that you never did before; thus, you have to strengthen your hands to be able to make chords and play licks and runs. You can use a mentronome to aid in your rhythm playing. The best thing, though, is to play along with CDs. Start with basic chords, work on them until you can comfortably hold and play the basic shapes--E, A, D, C, G, F. Then learn some scales--Pentatonic, Mixolydian, Dorian, etc. At that point, you should be able to play along with your favorite band's CD. It takes a lot of work and dedication to play the guitar well. Unless you are one of those folks from "the land of no rhythm," you can do it. Good luck.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblegema
Freedom from the Known

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 1,767
Loc: t(here)
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6014775 - 08/31/06 10:13 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Learn the CAGED system on your guitar.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAKSE
My bruises areblue
 User Gallery

Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 1,134
Loc: Ak
Last seen: 9 years, 11 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: gema]
    #6014979 - 08/31/06 12:11 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Pick to either learn notes or chords first. Get a learners guitar book or something along those lines. Yeah, yeah you don't wanna be a 'newb' with a book like that, but it seriously helps so much. It's more important to work on your finger posture and note and chord pronounciation at first rather than jamming.

Have fun!


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleWhiskeyClone
Not here
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/25/01
Posts: 16,503
Loc: Longitudinal Center of Ca...
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6018647 - 09/01/06 03:50 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Learn power chords. Learn open chords. Learn Beatles and Nirvana. Then you'll be in a place to decide where you want to focus your efforts.


--------------------
Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man.  For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire.  Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it.

~ R.W. Emerson, "Self-Reliance"

:heartpump:


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefireworks_godS
Sexy.Butt.McDanger
Male

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 24,855
Loc: Pandurn
Last seen: 10 months, 28 days
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #6018723 - 09/01/06 04:08 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You know what? I'd be as bold to state that you should dismiss all recommendations to "learn chords, man". :smirk:

This is what you need to do:

First, you need to get your guitar tuned. Until you've played guitar enough to really be familiar with the notes and how it should all sound, I'd suggest getting a little electronic tuner, Korg is a good brand. Find out what each string is suspossed to be tuned to, plenty of information on the net for that, or simply just ask someone here.

Once you've tuned your guitar, you need to sit down with it, put a pick in your right hand (assuming you are playing a right-handed guitar, of course), and you need to work on fretting a single note.

Hold down a string behind any given fret (the little metal nails running acrossed your guitar's fretboard). Make sure you are positioning your finger directly behind it. Work on holding your finger down on the string, right at that fret, and then picking the string in order to produce a clear note.

You don't want a lot of buzzing, but you don't want to strike the string too hard either, to the point where it is all choppy. It shouldn't take too much pressure to fret the string, but make sure it is pressed down enough to get that note sounding great.

Work on that for awhile. Try different frets, and different strings.

From there, I would work on transitioning from one fret to another one, say on that same string, or on a different string. Hit open strings as well when you feel like it, which means you pick the string without actually fretting it. Work on being able to go from one fret to the next without interuption.

Hey, you might not be playing any parts from songs that you know yet, or pulling off any solos, or even some thick, melodic chords, but you have to realize that Rome wasn't built in a day.

As you become more comfortable with fretting and picking different notes, going from different strings and doing it without a lot of buzzing and excessive noise, then why not try fretting two different frets, on two different strings, at once? :wink:

Take your time with it, and have fun with it. Don't discourage yourself by expecting too much or becoming disappointed and then bored with it. If you are really interested in playing, you'll definitely want to work with it and develop yourself. Its great stuff, and the more time and energy you put into it, the more you will be able to express yourself.

All I suggest to start out with is to really work with becoming familar with the strings and the fretboard. Spend some time getting used to the guitar and the simple basics of how to play. If you really get into just doing that, then it will all lead from there. :wink:

And if you ever have any questions, or simply someone to say to you "Hey, fuck head, pick up that damned guitar!" than pm me. :evil: :lol:

:earth: :sun: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


--------------------
:redpanda:
If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

:heartpump: :bunnyhug: :yinyang:

:yinyang: :levitate: :earth: :levitate: :yinyang:


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinenightkrawler
explorer
Male

Registered: 06/18/04
Posts: 2,980
Loc: new england
Last seen: 2 years, 7 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6020835 - 09/02/06 01:47 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

get one of mel bays instructional books and start there. you'll learn all the basics with that, then from there take it wherever you want to.


--------------------

Not all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblebadreligion2good
Uncertain
Male

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 879
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: nightkrawler]
    #6021108 - 09/02/06 03:19 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I've been playing guitar for almost 4 years I think the most important thing is just not giving up on playing it. Especially at first it can get frustrating, people feel like they arent improving, though they are. Just stick to it and when you think in hindsight you will notice how much you're progressing. So, number 1 thing...

DONT GIVE UP!


--------------------
All I know is that I dont know.

Row, row, row, you boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefireworks_godS
Sexy.Butt.McDanger
Male

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 24,855
Loc: Pandurn
Last seen: 10 months, 28 days
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: nightkrawler]
    #6021308 - 09/02/06 05:50 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You know what? I wouldn't even suggest getting an instructional book for the first month or two - if at all. :grin:

:earth: :sun: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


--------------------
:redpanda:
If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

:heartpump: :bunnyhug: :yinyang:

:yinyang: :levitate: :earth: :levitate: :yinyang:


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinenightkrawler
explorer
Male

Registered: 06/18/04
Posts: 2,980
Loc: new england
Last seen: 2 years, 7 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6023539 - 09/03/06 12:31 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i highly recommend an instructional book. i didnt use one at first and i found myself just playing chords the whole time, and not really knowing that much about what i was doing. i was kicking myself for only being able to read tab too.


--------------------

Not all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineastabooty
Fashionasta.com

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 355
Loc: Ft Lauderdale and Gainesv...
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: nightkrawler]
    #6031170 - 09/05/06 02:36 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

thanks. a lot of what you guys said is like a different language to me, but i will learn :smile:


--------------------


my t-shirt website www.fashionasta.com


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleShroomismM
Space Travellin
Male User Gallery
Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 02/13/00
Posts: 66,004
Loc: 9th Dimension Flag
Re: Learning the guitar [Re: astabooty]
    #6031301 - 09/05/06 03:09 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

This is a really really good book - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0962477060?v=glance

Because a beginner can understand it and an expert can still learn from it.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Amazon Scales

General Interest >> Music, Art, and Media

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Electric guitar strings
( 1 2 all )
RandalFlagg
2,248 20 03/14/05 01:52 PM
by WhiskeyClone
* Learning guitar or need to tune up your skills & knowledge?
ShroomismM
1,128 10 03/23/05 09:51 PM
by Captain Loafy McPoopdick
* Bass Guitar
( 1 2 all )
CaRnAgECaNdYS 9,029 34 04/11/05 02:13 AM
by usefulidiot
* guitar tip automanM 881 10 01/23/05 06:20 AM
by Psilocybeingzz
* Guitar Question for Tool fans silversoul7 2,015 15 08/06/03 06:17 PM
by aeonblue
* Guitar Inspiration
RandalFlagg
1,602 12 03/09/05 07:11 PM
by Silversoul
* Guitar Scales Darcho 1,371 19 01/15/05 08:51 PM
by Hendostan
* Few guitar questions
( 1 2 all )
vampirism 2,510 22 02/06/04 08:30 PM
by automan

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, automan, DividedQuantum
1,806 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 10 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2021 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.067 seconds spending 0.012 seconds on 16 queries.