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Old 08-30-2005, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i've been teaching myself guitar for awhile now but havn't had real time to commit...until now. Im looking for guys to learn that aren't too difficult. I bought a Paul Simon book but my piano teacher said their would be alot of subtelties that I would miss, so I picked up Tom Petty, and its alright, but its not that fun.

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1. Who's someone that isn't very difficult (im looking at chords only right now)

2. Are there websites for this stuff?
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I learnt to play guitar using Beatles tab and simple blues...worked for me
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not getting lessons and I've only been playing for like a year...

I learned from....


Mxtabs.net
Ultimate-Guitar.com
and playing with my friends 24/7

just random songs I like.



I'm getting much better and I'm starting lessons soon.

Check out those sites.
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Old 09-01-2005, 02:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog
So i've been teaching myself guitar for awhile now but havn't had real time to commit...until now. Im looking for guys to learn that aren't too difficult.
hmmm....



Who else would be a better choice?
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Old 09-01-2005, 02:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not getting lessons and I've only been playing for like a year...

I learned from....


Mxtabs.net
Ultimate-Guitar.com
and playing with my friends 24/7

just random songs I like.



I'm getting much better and I'm starting lessons soon.

Check out those sites.
Yeah thats how i did it too.

Just practise with freinds and see a riff... learn it!
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fair enough, and just to be safe, if I had asked this question in 1985, what would some responces have been.

I don't dislike Kurt, I dig that acoustic CD (I only have a functional acoustic guitar) but I don't wanna know just nirvana songs.
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Old 09-02-2005, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Fair enough, and just to be safe, if I had asked this question in 1985, what would some responces have been.

I don't dislike Kurt, I dig that acoustic CD (I only have a functional acoustic guitar) but I don't wanna know just nirvana songs.
Well of course not...




Both amazing songwriters, but ridiculously simple guitarists...stuff like punk rock is a good start for beginers...i would also recomend the work of Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Dave Davies, Lou Reed, Malcolm Young, Marc Bolan, Peter Buck and Johnny Ramone...all great but simple guitarists...Pete Townshend and Kieth Richards are also known for their simple but brillant rhythm work.
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i taught myself by messing around on my dads acoustic which I restrung for a left hander (im a southpaw) i had to cut a bigger notch in the (formerly) high e string notch to fit in the low e string and it sounds really bad.

i just played blues for ages because it was simple easy and fun and then i got a chord book and started to experiment with other chords.

because i jsut messed around on it, i learned badly and I rarely use my little finger which I regret
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well I know enough to use proper form, only because my piano teacher has drilled it into my skull. I just can't afford two sets of lessons when one is 68 a month.
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