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    Hey all,

    So long story short, because of various reasons I stopped playing guitar about 3 years ago. But recently looking at my guitar I've had a yearning to play it again, unfortunately after picking it up for a while I realised that i've pretty much completely forgotten how to play. My fingers feel heavy and inaccurate, my calluses have long disappeared and I remember absolutely nothing :/

    So, can someone help me out with getting back into guitar? stuff such as;

    - the first things I should do e.g. theory and other things
    - basic scales I need to learn
    - the first songs I should learn
    - a progression of songs to get me back to full capacity
    - other things that will help in general e.g. finger exercises or skills I have neglected

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by kelefi)
    Hey all,

    So long story short, because of various reasons I stopped playing guitar about 3 years ago. But recently looking at my guitar I've had a yearning to play it again, unfortunately after picking it up for a while I realised that i've pretty much completely forgotten how to play. My fingers feel heavy and inaccurate, my calluses have long disappeared and I remember absolutely nothing :/

    So, can someone help me out with getting back into guitar? stuff such as;

    - the first things I should do e.g. theory and other things
    - basic scales I need to learn
    - the first songs I should learn
    - a progression of songs to get me back to full capacity
    - other things that will help in general e.g. finger exercises or skills I have neglected

    Thanks!
    Learn your major/minor scales, pentatonic. Re-learn some of the songs you used to be able to play. They should come back easy cause of muscle memory. Practice basic chords/bar chords, etc. If you were to a fairly intermediate/advanced level when you used to play guitar it should come back to you pretty easily.
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    (Original post by kelefi)
    - the first songs I should learn
    What songs do you want to learn? There's no point someone suggesting a metal song if you hate metal, for example.

    When I first started playing the ukulele, (I did used to play guitar and remember nothing) I learnt chords as I went along. I learnt them by playing songs with basic chords in.
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    I don't play guitar but play piano (I'm playing after a 6-7 year gap!)

    First thing I did was learn the theory. I just went on YouTube and found a grade 1 ABRSM theory tutorial. I made typed up notes on these tutorials which I printed off and filed and learned.

    After that I started to learn the scales for ABRSM grade 1 (I had reached grade 3 previously but had forgotten most things).

    Finally I found some grade 1 ABRSM piano pieces on their website and tried to learn 3-4. Took a long time tbh but it was worth it.

    I guess it would be a similar process if I did guitar?

    You have the right idea of the area's you need to learn, it's just about starting from small again and building it up again.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    What songs do you want to learn? There's no point someone suggesting a metal song if you hate metal, for example.

    When I first started playing the ukulele, (I did used to play guitar and remember nothing) I learnt chords as I went along. I learnt them by playing songs with basic chords in.
    ah I neglected to mention my music taste! thanks for the reminder aha

    I'm up for learning metal/indie/rock/classical and more, as long as it's not an artist like Kanye, Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney, all those super-popular artists who people seem to love (though stuff like Bastille is perfecto)
 
 
 
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