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    I have been wanting to learn guitar for a while now. I'm just not sure of the best way to do it. Anyone able to give any advice? I search up the chords, find they're too difficult and then quit. Ideally trying to learn by myself rather than taking lessons.
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    Start with the open chords and just plod through them, one after the other. Dull, but gets your fingers working to remember the shapes. Once you're comfortable with some open chord shapes, you can work them into songs. You can play shedloads of songs with just 3 or 4 open chords.

    After that it's about how far you want to go. If that's all you want to do, great. But starting to look at scales and how they relate to chords and to each other would eventually be useful (I've never much bothered with scales, I only know 3!).
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    Start with the open chords and just plod through them, one after the other. Dull, but gets your fingers working to remember the shapes. Once you're comfortable with some open chord shapes, you can work them into songs. You can play shedloads of songs with just 3 or 4 open chords.

    After that it's about how far you want to go. If that's all you want to do, great. But starting to look at scales and how they relate to chords and to each other would eventually be useful (I've never much bothered with scales, I only know 3!).
    Yeah, I think I should try doing that. I believe my problem is that I aim too far and disappoint myself when I fail. I wanted to play full songs as soon as I got my guitar and that's not going to happen for some time.
    Also, thanks for the advice!
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    You'll be able to play some basic ones after a few days if you gtive yourself half an hour/and hour a day of just getting through some basic chords.

    If you've not already seen it, try out justinguitar.com for basic lessons. he's really good and his lessons are great for beginners.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    You'll be able to play some basic ones after a few days if you gtive yourself half an hour/and hour a day of just getting through some basic chords.

    If you've not already seen it, try out justinguitar.com for basic lessons. he's really good and his lessons are great for beginners.
    Ooh thank you, not heard of that one, I'll have to check it out.
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    Set yourself a target - what do you want to be able to do?
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Set yourself a target - what do you want to be able to do?
    Yeah, should probably build up targets - start small. I'd love to be able to just pick up a guitar and be able to play my favourite songs.
 
 
 
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