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Old 06-10-2009, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pretty much, i love music, guitar and drums.
i started guitar in grade 8 (im in grade 11 now), and i played for a year, then my guitar started dieing, it was a cheap nova.
the summer of grade 9, my dad suprised me with a Dean razorback, and said i had to take lessons, which i didnt mind, he also bought my brother (3 years younger) a ludwig drum kit, but my bro didnt touch it, and i jumped on it, but now ive gotten really good, and i find practising guitar, kind of a pain, cus im not very good, and im stuck learning, merry had a little lamb, and all that boring stuff. and i talked to my friend who plays both, and he said it might be a good idea to sell my guitar and get a drum kit, cus he knows i practise almost an hour a day, im just wondering, what are your thoughts? should i stick to guitar? or should i go straight for drums, either way im gonna buy my own kit, just whether is hould sell my guitar and get one right away, or save up all summer.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DO NOT SELL YOUR GUITAR! You already have a foundation in it, why would you get rid of it when you can continue learning that along with the drums? I went through the same phase as you where I kept debating "guitar or drums" (I thought I could only master one over the other). Then it hit me, learn both duhhh. I know what you're going though, you're thinking of abandoning the guitar because you see no progress. Here's the news buddy, the drums ain't any easier and you'll get no where with that attitude man. Don't give up just cause it's hard cause they're all hard lol. Stick with it and you'll be happy.

If you need the money for a new drum set, then play on your bro's kit, if not, save your money and buy a new kit later. Remember, the more instruments you know how to play, the more versatile you'll be. So why not learn both? If you ignore what I am telling you, you will regret it buddy
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I play several instruments and know the pain you're feeling! I had the same dilemma with my flute when I started playing guitar. But I continued with both and am now a successful music student in university!

I would advise you to keep your guitar. You already know the basics, so even if you put it down for a while and pick it up again later, it will all come back to you. Plus, playing more than one instrument makes you a well-rounded musician, even if you play one better than the other. Other musicians like that and it's more fun to jam when you can move around to different instruments.

Like Sam Y said, save your money (if you have at least a part time job, this will be easier) and buy a nice drum kit for yourself, even if it's used. Be sure to try them out before you buy them though, it's usually a mistake if you don't trust me on that one!
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I won't get too deep into it, but learning to stay with things in general is just such an important lesson at your age. Later on in life, especially once you graduate, you will appreciate having stuck through.

Also, every second you practice guitar you are getting better. That's the beauty; every second. I am learning guitar as well, so I can testify for you. Also, who said you have to learn nursery rhymes? Progressing from chords is really important and it is where I started.

Let me contribute a bit to your growth:

Look up Weezer - "Island in the Sun". Don't worry about the bridge or tuning a half step down, just focus on the main make up of the song.

The verses and chorus are simple - Em (strum down, down, up), Am (strum down, down, up), D (strum down, down, up), G (strum down, down, up)

Just repeat this. When you play to the music, still use the chords and strumming pattern throughout. You won't be able to tell that they are doing that because of the distortion, but it will also benefit your time-keeping abilities.

Really simple song, really fun to play along to, really cool, really not a nursery rhyme.

I hope this helps you! All the best in believing in yourself!

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Old 06-10-2009, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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im just wondering, what are your thoughts? should i stick to guitar? or should i go straight for drums, either way im gonna buy my own kit, just whether is hould sell my guitar and get one right away, or save up all summer.
you'll likely regret ditching that guitar someday.

does the fact that your dad surprised you with it not add more sentimental value than the couple of hundred you might make off someone who won't give half a crap as to how you got it in the first place?

besides, just because you're not playing it much now doesn't mean that somewhere down the road you won't be wanting to play it again more than you've ever imagined.

or you might end up in a band situation with a really good player who just can't afford a good piece of gear and you can be 'that guy' who'll help the band sound better by sharing his gear instead of just solely trying to improve his own personal sound.

keep it and save up over the summer. it might not be as cool in the short term but it'll be beneficial in the long term.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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...have you considered buying the drumkit off your brother?, if he doesn't play it then you pretty much have your own drumkit...if you still want the new one I'd say keep the guitar, and save up for a kit in the future.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks, what are some good songs that i could learn?
ive been following a book, and i do take lessons, and me and my teacher are currently working on Sad But True, by metallica
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thanks, what are some good songs that i could learn?
ive been following a book, and i do take lessons, and me and my teacher are currently working on Sad But True, by metallica
Learn whatever you'd like to learn. Only you know your skill level, so buy books/sheet music that's appropriate for your level And practice makes you a better player!
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DO NOT SELL YOUR GUITAR! You already have a foundation in it, why would you get rid of it when you can continue learning that along with the drums? I went through the same phase as you where I kept debating "guitar or drums" (I thought I could only master one over the other). Then it hit me, learn both duhhh. I know what you're going though, you're thinking of abandoning the guitar because you see no progress. Here's the news buddy, the drums ain't any easier and you'll get no where with that attitude man. Don't give up just cause it's hard cause they're all hard lol. Stick with it and you'll be happy.

If you need the money for a new drum set, then play on your bro's kit, if not, save your money and buy a new kit later. Remember, the more instruments you know how to play, the more versatile you'll be. So why not learn both? If you ignore what I am telling you, you will regret it buddy
what this guys said, except i don't play drums
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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, and he said it might be a good idea to sell my guitar and get a drum kit, cus he knows i practise almost an hour a day, im just wondering, what are your thoughts? should i stick to guitar? or should i go straight for drums, either way im gonna buy my own kit, just whether is hould sell my guitar and get one right away, or save up all summer.
This is just my opinion.

Don't listen to your friend. Its never right to sell a gift instrument. My uncle gave me an Epiphone Les Paul model 4-string baritone bass for a high school graduation present, which I rarely use, but I consider it a sort musician's code that you don't sell an instrument that somebody gave to you in good faith as a gift. It just doesn't seem right to me.

That being said, guitar doesn't have to be your primary instrument, as it seems drums have already taken that helm. But look at it this way: Say you hook up with a bad ass natural guitar player, and you want to start a band, but all he has is old hand-me-down. You will probably very soon regret selling that Razorback your dad got you.

And trust me, I've been playing in a band for almost 12 years. It definitely helps to have a musician that understands more than one instrument.
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