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    Anyone recommend some fun songs to play on the guitar?

    just learned this, its pretty fun to play but it took me a while to get the strumming right!!

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    (Original post by hash007)
    Anyone recommend some fun songs to play on the guitar?

    just learned this, its pretty fun to play but it took me a while to get the strumming right!!

    Try Bach's Prelude in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKyMKzGzXjE
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    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on buying a guitar, so which is better for beginners: acoustic or electric?
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    (Original post by Arianna123)
    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on buying a guitar, so which is better for beginners: acoustic or electric?
    That depends on lots of stuff. What kind of music do you want to play mostly?
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    That depends on lots of stuff. What kind of music do you want to play mostly?
    thanks for replying
    what do you mean by music?
    I actually want an electric guitar but i'm worried that it would be too hard for me coz a lot of people I know started of with an acoustic
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    (Original post by Arianna123)
    thanks for replying
    what do you mean by music?
    I actually want an electric guitar but i'm worried that it would be too hard for me coz a lot of people I know started of with an acoustic
    What genre of music. If you want to play death metal or country.

    But if you want an electric guitar, get an electric guitar! You'll learn best on what you want to play the most. My advice would be to go to shops and try out a few guitars and pick one that feels good to you. If you have a friend who knows anything about guitars, try getting them to go with you.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    What genre of music. If you want to play death metal or country.

    But if you want an electric guitar, get an electric guitar! You'll learn best on what you want to play the most. My advice would be to go to shops and try out a few guitars and pick one that feels good to you. If you have a friend who knows anything about guitars, try getting them to go with you.
    Oh I see haha
    well i'm not a huge fan of country music :rolleyes:
    and I think i'll do that, thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by Arianna123)
    Oh I see haha
    well i'm not a huge fan of country music :rolleyes:
    and I think i'll do that, thanks for the advice
    Any time. If you need or want any more advice then I'm either myself or someone else on this thread will be happy to help. And welcome to TSR, btw.
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    Bleed The Light!

    Done in a single take because I was too lazy to do it again and it I was tired.. :P

    If want some nice acoustic stuff try learning some of Lindsey Buckingham's stuff.

    Also a blues jam I did.

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    (Original post by MadCatChiken)
    Bleed The Light!

    Done in a single take because I was too lazy to do it again and it I was tired.. :P

    If want some nice acoustic stuff try learning some of Lindsey Buckingham's stuff.

    Also a blues jam I did.

    Heard your "Bleed the Light" a while ago. Sounding good, man! I can never play blues without ending up shredding... something about the simple progressions just makes the rock guitar player in me think, "this is your time to shine! Show the world your arpeggios and scale runs!"
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Not too far if you pull me off at the same time. :sexface:



    Here are the recordings -- sorry for the sloppiness. Finger's still not 100%, but I hope you can get the general idea.

    http://soundcloud.com/meticadpa/picking-practice

    Here is the tab (think you've already got one for The Gargoyle so I didn't bother): http://i.imgur.com/WJB2z.png
    RAD :yep:
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    (Original post by vox001)
    RAD :yep:
    Danke schoen. Not my cleanest playing ever but nevermind.

    My next guitar conquest hopefully:

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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Danke schoen. Not my cleanest playing ever but nevermind.

    My next guitar conquest hopefully:


    Tricky riff that, at least I found it tricky. ^^ Good song though Ygnwie looks such a muppet though, but I'm still him live in September at the Marshall 50 Years of Live gig.. Though looking more forward to seeing Paul Gilbert and Joe Satch at that gig..
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    (Original post by MadCatChiken)
    Tricky riff that, at least I found it tricky. ^^ Good song though Ygnwie looks such a muppet though, but I'm still him live in September at the Marshall 50 Years of Live gig.. Though looking more forward to seeing Paul Gilbert and Joe Satch at that gig..
    I'll be there too.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Danke schoen. Not my cleanest playing ever but nevermind.

    My next guitar conquest hopefully:

    Yeeah good luck with that. :indiff:
    I think I'll sooner sprout wings than tackle that riff.

    When you manage to conquer it, upload and I'll give you major reppage. :yep:
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    Two little compositions I did a few months ago, mostly late at night.

    First one was based of a riff my gf liked so I fiddle round with it and made this little recording.

    Steph's Song

    This one I did at like 3am one night and it felt summery and happy hence the name.

    Sunshine Dancing

    Enjoy.
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    hey guys, how good are behringer pedals? with uni ending in a few months, i can't steal pedals off my friends anymore, so was looking for a decent cheap wah pedal. my amp has most of the other main effects. any recommendations... preferably under £50? thank you
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    (Original post by KiranG)
    hey guys, how good are behringer pedals? with uni ending in a few months, i can't steal pedals off my friends anymore, so was looking for a decent cheap wah pedal. my amp has most of the other main effects. any recommendations... preferably under £50? thank you
    I don't think Behringer pedals are that great even for cheap ones, I'd look more towards Boss/Electro Harmonix/Digitech for cheaper pedals though while some are over £50 you can get some for £45ish. As for a Wah pedal, this Vox wah is on a deal for £50 at Andertons.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Not too far if you pull me off at the same time. :sexface:



    Here are the recordings -- sorry for the sloppiness. Finger's still not 100%, but I hope you can get the general idea.

    http://soundcloud.com/meticadpa/picking-practice

    Here is the tab (think you've already got one for The Gargoyle so I didn't bother): http://i.imgur.com/WJB2z.png
    Still brilliant playing; doubt anyone picked up an injured finger there

    Ahh this is all going so sloooow :mad: You see the problem err i've got substantial hard rock/ metal influence on my playing and so i keep reverting to trying to downpick all the way. Needless to say; i'm failing massively

    And i've figured it's not just my picking that needs major work; pinky independence + strength is not as up to task as I liked to believe it was think a more realistic evaluation on my relationship with my guitar is that i need a lot more time getting to know here and figure out her unique turn-ons. Hopefully by year's end we'll be having those hot, steamy, passionate sexy times that every couple dreams about having :sexface:
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    (Original post by Tobia_s)
    Still brilliant playing; doubt anyone picked up an injured finger there

    Ahh this is all going so sloooow :mad: You see the problem err i've got substantial hard rock/ metal influence on my playing and so i keep reverting to trying to downpick all the way. Needless to say; i'm failing massively

    And i've figured it's not just my picking that needs major work; pinky independence + strength is not as up to task as I liked to believe it was think a more realistic evaluation on my relationship with my guitar is that i need a lot more time getting to know here and figure out her unique turn-ons. Hopefully by year's end we'll be having those hot, steamy, passionate sexy times that every couple dreams about having :sexface:
    Danke.

    Yep, I went through exactly the same things. I was a devout Metallica fan and pretty much exclusively played their stuff when I tried branching out; needless to say, I got a shock. Try downpicking Technical Difficulties. The only thing I can say is that you'll get there, but it isn't a fast process.

    And yep, this too. There are a ton of pinky exercises I know/did that helped me out a lot that I'll record/tab out for you tomorrow (especially now that my finger is better!).
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