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Old 01-29-2006, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I would like to teach myself how to play the guitar,
I have myself an electric guitar (Yahama ERG121).

I was wondering if anyone else had taught themselves how to play?;
I have a 'Learn to play guitar' book which covers the notes, but I'd like a book thats simple to use to teach me; some chords, practise riff's ect.

I already know how to read tabs, strum the guitar, string names, what bending is, and heck I can make myself up a few riffs.

The part I lack is changing fingers on chords (scales are easy I can do them), but I guess that can be fixed through practise right?

To some it up: I'd like a book that has practise riff's and techniques and tips

Thanks very much, your help and advice is very very much apreciated! :-)
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been teaching myself to play for about 3 months now. I found chord changes difficult at first but you're right- it does come with practice.

Books I have are, Learn To Play Guitar With Metallica, and Metallica- Riff By Riff. The latter is good for learning riffs and if you're not a Metallica fan I'm sure you could get a simialr book for a different band.

At the moment, I'm learning the Enter Sandman solo, so you could try something like that.

Hope this helps and good luck.
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I've been teaching myself to play for about 3 months now. I found chord changes difficult at first but you're right- it does come with practice.

Books I have are, Learn To Play Guitar With Metallica, and Metallica- Riff By Riff. The latter is good for learning riffs and if you're not a Metallica fan I'm sure you could get a simialr book for a different band.

At the moment, I'm learning the Enter Sandman solo, so you could try something like that.

Hope this helps and good luck.
Hey man, I actully had a go at playing that song, i can play the intro...thats all, but heck I just need to practice, I have also seen this book before, I was thinking of buying I mean if its the old (thrash) 'tallica then it would be great to learn!
Thanks for your help and keep playing man!
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Yeah, the riffs are from good old thrash Metallica songs. The book has riffs from every song in all the albums up until the Black album.
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I tried once, used ma mates geet and gave up after a week or so
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's not a book, but CyberFret (do an online search for it) has a lot of good tutorials and whatnot. Scales, modes, soloing, chord structure, general theory, etc. Definitely worth your time to check out.
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Old 02-11-2006, 02:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i am in the same boat with judas

no, not like that...

but instead of buying books, i just got one general "learn to play guitar" book to get a feel for it and then looked up good song chords on the internet, starting with songs including the chords: G, C, D, Em, etc

then moving on to chords like B, F, C#m, G#m, etc.
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