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Old 12-11-2007, 08:31 PM #22
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http://www.chordbook.com/guitarchords.php

This is a really good site that plays the chord for you and also plays scales.
Also has a tuner! I use chordbook daily for strange chord voicings and to learn goofy scales. Biggest tip I can give for learning guitar is to sit and just play notes. Make up your own little licks and write them down, figure out what notes you played by counting up the fretboard and remember the notes. It's a good way to learn where your notes are and much more fulfilling than memorization from a book. Of course no matter what you do get some books or find some sites that you can learn from when you're not figuring stuff out alone. There are a lot of knowledgeable people in the world that are totally willing to help out new players. I've gone over to my local music shop a few times just to ask some strange questions that I couldn't google or to talk about music.

Also, don't go upgrading too fast when you start getting good. If you can make a crappy instrument sound good you can do wonders with a high-quality git!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:11 PM #23
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Also has a tuner! I use chordbook daily for strange chord voicings and to learn goofy scales. Biggest tip I can give for learning guitar is to sit and just play notes. Make up your own little licks and write them down, figure out what notes you played by counting up the fretboard and remember the notes. It's a good way to learn where your notes are and much more fulfilling than memorization from a book. Of course no matter what you do get some books or find some sites that you can learn from when you're not figuring stuff out alone. There are a lot of knowledgeable people in the world that are totally willing to help out new players. I've gone over to my local music shop a few times just to ask some strange questions that I couldn't google or to talk about music.

Also, don't go upgrading too fast when you start getting good. If you can make a crappy instrument sound good you can do wonders with a high-quality git!
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I also saw that your tab wasn't lined up perfectly, to make it perfect change the font to "Courier New" and it should line up right.
Badass, thanks dude.

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Very nice. I vote for sticky since this is such a common thread at least lately. Leave it open for beginner guitar questions and whatnot for the more experienced players to answer or suggest. Nice job.
Thanks dude.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:17 PM #24
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You should probably add Sweetwater to the list of places to buy guitar equipment. They are basically the most badass online buying site ever. They assign you a sales rep for every order you make and personally e-mail and call you throughout and after your ordering process to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:23 AM #25
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Will do, I totally forgot about them.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:03 PM #26
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www.chordie.com is a good place to get chords and tabs. They have like 5 different instruments you can choose from. You create an account and have a song book where you can keep your favorite songs.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:18 PM #27
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Add in JustinGuitar.com for me. Justin Sandercoe, has like 200 videos out on youtube for the learning guitarists, from songs to scales, he covers it all. And on some things, he has the tabs with them also.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:39 PM #28
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:51 PM #29
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Great sticky AG. I respect you.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:14 PM #30
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Great sticky AG. I respect you.
Thanks man, that means alot.

And thank you guys for the recommendations! Any questions, ask it here, I will always get back to you.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:59 PM #31
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I think we should make a list of all the best guitarists in each genre for influences and other people to look to for guitar techniques.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:01 PM #32
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I think we should make a list of all the best guitarists in each genre for influences and other people to look to for guitar techniques.
Nah, this is just a beginners faq. I think we should stick to basics.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:39 PM #33
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Ok, ive been playing guitar or trying to at lease haha. I read on about TABS and i kinda get them. But i was wondering if anyone had links and videos to teach me power chords and all the basics.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:41 PM #34
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Ok, ive been playing guitar or trying to at lease haha. I read on about TABS and i kinda get them. But i was wondering if anyone had links and videos to teach me power chords and all the basics.
http://youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoe
I'm sure he has a lot of power chord lessons
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:56 PM #35
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If you want a book of Chords, get Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Chords.

Easily the best, most complete chord book. Ever.

http://www.amazon.com/Bays-Deluxe-En.../dp/0871666642
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:04 PM #36
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Well I just got my guitar today for X-mas (we opened presents early) and I've never played before. I can play the simple Smoke on the water intro, but who can't? I need some good simple tabs to play that mainly work with on string or just one fret so I can get used to moving from one to another easily. That's my problem, I can hit each note but it takes me 3 hours between each strum. I also haven't realized do I strum all the strings or just the ones that have #'s on them? Thanks in advance and hopefully someone sees this tonight.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:19 PM #37
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Well I just got my guitar today for X-mas (we opened presents early) and I've never played before. I can play the simple Smoke on the water intro, but who can't? I need some good simple tabs to play that mainly work with on string or just one fret so I can get used to moving from one to another easily. That's my problem, I can hit each note but it takes me 3 hours between each strum. I also haven't realized do I strum all the strings or just the ones that have #'s on them? Thanks in advance and hopefully someone sees this tonight.
got to start off small dude
i just got my guitar and im just learning basic stuff
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Old 12-25-2007, 04:26 PM #38
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Well I just got my guitar today for X-mas (we opened presents early) and I've never played before. I can play the simple Smoke on the water intro, but who can't? I need some good simple tabs to play that mainly work with on string or just one fret so I can get used to moving from one to another easily. That's my problem, I can hit each note but it takes me 3 hours between each strum. I also haven't realized do I strum all the strings or just the ones that have #'s on them? Thanks in advance and hopefully someone sees this tonight.
Just take it slow. And make sure before you hit a note/chord that you have it fingered perfectly, it will help you in the long run. And yes you only strum the strings that have the numbers on them.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:07 PM #39
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Thanks. I practiced for like 6 hours last night and I learned a few songs and a few intros. I got almost all the x-mas songs down lol. I'm getting it pretty good now.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:25 PM #40
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That's awesome, I suggest you learn how a 12-bar blues is played out, that's what I taught someone else that got their first guitar today.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:02 PM #41
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12 bar blues?
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It uses your I chord, IV chord, and your V chord. Here's how it looks:
your G will be your I chord, C will be your IV chord, and an D will be your V chord. Each letter represents a measure in 4/4 time.

l I l I l I l I l
l IV l IV l I l I l
l V l IV l I l V l

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