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    ok so ive got a guitar and just started learning. having real trouble with chords etc so i like to play simple finger picking things atm. ive learnt daytripper (beatles) and ivy and gold (bombay bicycle club) and was hoping to learn a few similar to this but cant seem to find any...

    any suggestions anyone?
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    You should find this helpful:
    http://chainsawguitartuition.net/blo...-guitar-songs/

    There's tons of famous songs that only use three simple chords.
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    Hey, now that we are talking about guitars.... I really want to buy a guitar and start learning.... but I have no idea what so ever...

    There are so many guitar types, accessories and just worried I don’t get the wrong thing...

    Any help for a beginner, who hasn’t actually bought a guitar yet? :confused:

    thank you for any help
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    for beginner, buy those not so cheap but not too expensive like Yamaha, Epiphone, Ibanez.

    Buy those entry models will do
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    (Original post by Likely Lad)
    ok so ive got a guitar and just started learning. having real trouble with chords etc so i like to play simple finger picking things atm. ive learnt daytripper (beatles) and ivy and gold (bombay bicycle club) and was hoping to learn a few similar to this but cant seem to find any...

    any suggestions anyone?
    Nothing else matters by Metallica is a really nice one to learn, makes you feel like a boss
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    LOL imagine playing Master of Puppets unplugged....
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    I've played guitar for a good while now, self-taught so I pretty much just get tabs online or learn off youtube. But I just cannot get the hang of barre chords, any tips or ideas on how to make them a bit easier?
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    (Original post by narnia123)
    I've played guitar for a good while now, self-taught so I pretty much just get tabs online or learn off youtube. But I just cannot get the hang of barre chords, any tips or ideas on how to make them a bit easier?
    I find them really difficult as well, it's hard to get all the strings without muting any of them! Try using the side of your finger more, and just put pressure on the notes that finger is actually making (if that makes sense! )

    A little related to this, I've been playing guitar for about 4 years now (self-taught). I only realised a few weeks ago that if you move the barre from G (355433) up two frets it plays A, and the rest follow on from that, I know it's ridiculously simple but I felt like a boss when I figured it out!
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    (Original post by jerseymackem)
    I find them really difficult as well, it's hard to get all the strings without muting any of them! Try using the side of your finger more, and just put pressure on the notes that finger is actually making (if that makes sense! )

    A little related to this, I've been playing guitar for about 4 years now (self-taught). I only realised a few weeks ago that if you move the barre from G (355433) up two frets it plays A, and the rest follow on from that, I know it's ridiculously simple but I felt like a boss when I figured it out!
    haha nice one, I love figuring out little things like that, it makes you seem like a genius!
    Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try
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    (Original post by syuuki)
    LOL imagine playing Master of Puppets unplugged....
    doesnt actually sound as bizarre as one might thing.....if possible a bit more menacing :P
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    (Original post by Sammy94)
    Hey, now that we are talking about guitars.... I really want to buy a guitar and start learning.... but I have no idea what so ever...

    There are so many guitar types, accessories and just worried I don’t get the wrong thing...

    Any help for a beginner, who hasn’t actually bought a guitar yet? :confused:

    thank you for any help
    Same here. Help?
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    (Original post by Sammy94)
    Hey, now that we are talking about guitars.... I really want to buy a guitar and start learning.... but I have no idea what so ever...

    There are so many guitar types, accessories and just worried I don’t get the wrong thing...

    Any help for a beginner, who hasn’t actually bought a guitar yet? :confused:

    thank you for any help
    Have you tried looking online, say on the Argos website, where you can get little beginner packs.
    Normally including a guitar, strap, plectrums, beginner chord book and tutorial DVD.
    These are normally reasonably priced and they're really good
    In the beginning you shouldn't really be worrying about how good the guitar is although you don't want a piece of rubbish.
    This coming from someone who can't play barre chords but hope I helped :P


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    (Original post by Sammy94)
    Hey, now that we are talking about guitars.... I really want to buy a guitar and start learning.... but I have no idea what so ever...

    There are so many guitar types, accessories and just worried I don’t get the wrong thing...

    Any help for a beginner, who hasn’t actually bought a guitar yet? :confused:

    thank you for any help
    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    Same here. Help?
    This is by far the best deal that I've seen, the guitar sounds fantastic and it comes with everything you need (apart from a case, but if you really want one you can get them for peanuts elsewhere)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-F310-...ref=pd_cp_MI_0
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    (Original post by jerseymackem)
    This is by far the best deal that I've seen, the guitar sounds fantastic and it comes with everything you need (apart from a case, but if you really want one you can get them for peanuts elsewhere)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-F310-...ref=pd_cp_MI_0
    I'll buy it tomorrow!
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    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc....0.KeCIMy6rdL0

    Marty schwartz is the best teacher on youtube
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    http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/acoustic_guitars.asp

    http://www.theguitarstoreonline.co.u...p-72-109-1154/

    Don't go for those too cheap, £150-£200 is just nice for beginner

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