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Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« on: February 01, 2010, 05:58:23 PM »
so i've always wanted to learn how to play a guitar. looks difficult. can't read music. above average singer. (IMO)

so what would be some basic things to get started. looked at some "beginner packs" on the interwebz. any reccy's?


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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 06:00:24 PM »
If you just want to learn to play songs on the guitar look up Tablature(?) This worked great for cireksu in college to impress chicks.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 06:02:34 PM »
If you just want to learn to play songs on the guitar look up Tablature(?) This worked great for cireksu in college to impress chicks.

that wouldn't be a bad start.

gotta start somewhere ya know?

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 06:05:57 PM »
super easy, the hardest part is getting your fingers strong enough and used to making those weirdo positions.

Browneyed girl is a good starter IMO.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 06:10:22 PM »
started with good riddance and moved to wonderwall back in my frat days

but rec ulitimate-guitar.com...pretty easy to figure out what those doodz are tabbing

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 06:13:23 PM »
do you fellas recommend spending money on a kit. or just get a better guitar and start tabbing and looking at the internet for help?

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 06:16:11 PM »
wouldn't recommend a kit thing.  pretty good lesson type things here:

http://www.guitarnoise.com/easy/

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 06:16:59 PM »
do you fellas recommend spending money on a kit. or just get a better guitar and start tabbing and looking at the internet for help?

don't know.  one of my roomates had a guitar that I messed around on.  I would probably buy a cheap one (craigs list or pawn shop?) to start.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 06:21:48 PM »
To start off, sit and down and force yourself to learn the chords.  Your fingers will strengthen up quickly but make sure you're using the correct finger for each string.  Doing this will make chord transition way easier.  It's really not that tough to learn (I hate it when people say crap like that, cause like, what totally is easy for one person might be hard as eff for someone else) the basic chords and if you can learn G-C-D you can play hundreds/thousands of songs.  You don't really need a book to learn chords but if you don't get one you might wanna look up some simple jazz progressions to help you with your finger picking.  Learning to pick or play lead wont make getting laid any easier but you'll def be glad you did it when after 6 months you realize that everyone and their mom can play simple rhythm guitar.      
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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 06:23:39 PM »
def. agree with cire. cheap acoustic guitar. my 8 y/o $80 POS sounds better than my sisters $1200 electro/acoust (aged like a fine wine)

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 06:32:06 PM »
thanks fellas. def. going to hit up some pawn shops and get a guitar.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 06:34:55 PM »
do you fellas recommend spending money on a kit. or just get a better guitar and start tabbing and looking at the internet for help?

don't know.  one of my roomates had a guitar that I messed around on.  I would probably buy a cheap one (craigs list or pawn shop?) to start.

agree...i used my roommates. I've learned 3 or 4 chords and can play quite a few songs. I am still learning strumming patterns though. It makes the song imo.
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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 07:08:07 PM »
learn how to read real music...not tab.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 07:22:09 PM »
Keep in mind that an electric guitar is easier to play than an acoustic guitar.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2010, 08:21:55 PM »
learn how to read real music...not tab.


yeah, depends on whether or not you want to be a musician or just play cool songs.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 08:31:56 PM »
Keep in mind that an electric guitar is easier to play than an acoustic guitar.

Yeah but you can't exactly pack around your electric to impress chicks.

1. learn the basic chords

2. look up easy songs

3. sing them to girls

4. watch as their panties fly off

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 08:53:08 PM »
you really don't need a kit or lessons. there are enough youtubes and web sites you can visit for free on your own time. learn the basic chords. i'd recommend working on transitions between chords before learning any songs.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 09:10:32 PM »
Srsly so much easier than you think. Tom Petty made a fortune using four chords.
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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 10:07:58 PM »
most songs are built on the 1-4-5 chords. (G, C, and D normally)

srsly, you can play tons of songs with those 3 chords.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2010, 06:19:03 AM »
Keep in mind that an electric guitar is easier to play than an acoustic guitar.

Yeah but you can't exactly pack around your electric to impress chicks.

1. learn the basic chords

2. look up easy songs

3. sing them to girls

4. watch as their panties fly off

This, works best on freshman girls to so get practicing.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 07:25:54 AM »
You don't need to learn guitar to become a legend.  Just tell the girls what you said to Cole's dad.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 07:58:23 AM »
cas just scrap this idea right now, lets be perfectly honest with each other here bros, this idea isn't getting out of the driveway.  i like the concept though.


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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2010, 11:31:16 AM »
You don't need to learn guitar to become a legend.  Just tell the girls what you said to Cole's dad.

valid point.

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Re: Help cas learn how to play the guitar and become a music legend
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2010, 12:25:07 PM »
What others said. Start on acoustic. Learn chords. Then work on your attitude. Either the "F this I'm a loner" or the "I'm depressed so I put my emotions into song instead of faggy poetry" 'tude prolly drops the 'ties.