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Thread for anyone learning to play the guitar, from beginner to expert. Help each other out and post progress.

Personally, I struggle with scales and chords and I can only read tabs if one note is needed to be played. I wish to become great at playing the guitar
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Thread for anyone learning to play the guitar, from beginner to expert. Help each other out and post progress.

Personally, I struggle with scales and chords and I can only read tabs if one note is needed to be played. I wish to become great at playing the guitar
Awww :hugs: Good luck with learning the Guitar
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Awww :hugs: Good luck with learning the Guitar
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So far today I have learnt the E, D and A chords. Practicing Sweet Child O’ Mine, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, Wonderwall and Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. Can play super mario bros., and intro by the XX.

My aim is to play Inception by Hans Zimmer.:cool:
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Is it actually ever possible to be excellent at playing the guitar, or is it something which you have to always better yourself at?
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Is it actually ever possible to be excellent at playing the guitar, or is it something which you have to always better yourself at?
I think its all a matter of personal perception. I've been playing for 6 years now but there's always more to learn, which i think is what makes it so fun is that you'll never run out of things to do. i hope it's going well for you!
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I think its all a matter of personal perception. I've been playing for 6 years now but there's always more to learn, which i think is what makes it so fun is that you'll never run out of things to do. i hope it's going well for you!
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What stops me is the fear of others hearing me play. I don’t want to annoy anyone. On a good day I play for hours but I don’t play everyday.
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Lovely thread
(Original post by Lostx)
Is it actually ever possible to be excellent at playing the guitar, or is it something which you have to always better yourself at?
Both! You can be excellent and still have room for improvement.

(Original post by Lostx)
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What stops me is the fear of others hearing me play. I don’t want to annoy anyone. On a good day I play for hours but I don’t play everyday.
if 'others' can't play the guitar then you're winning aren't ya
If you're starting out (I remember you from another thread actually) I recommend to learn how chords are constructed. E.g., if I asked you to play an Fmaj7, that you could figure out where to put your fingers without needing a tab. To do that, learn where the notes are on the guitar, and try to memorise scales and arpeggios.
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I know five genius-level guitar players personally (out of about 50 players). The rest of us mere mortals always have something else to learn :laugh:
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Lovely thread


Both! You can be excellent and still have room for improvement.



if 'others' can't play the guitar then you're winning aren't ya
If you're starting out (I remember you from another thread actually) I recommend to learn how chords are constructed. E.g., if I asked you to play an Fmaj7, that you could figure out where to put your fingers without needing a tab. To do that, learn where the notes are on the guitar, and try to memorise scales and arpeggios.
Thanks that’s great advice! How do you learn scales and arpeggios? I can play a few chords after seeing them in a book and memorise them, but do you mean learning chords without any prompts?
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Lovely thread


Both! You can be excellent and still have room for improvement.



if 'others' can't play the guitar then you're winning aren't ya
If you're starting out (I remember you from another thread actually) I recommend to learn how chords are constructed. E.g., if I asked you to play an Fmaj7, that you could figure out where to put your fingers without needing a tab. To do that, learn where the notes are on the guitar, and try to memorise scales and arpeggios.
Thanks that’s great advice! How do you learn scales and arpeggios? I can play a few chords after seeing them in a book and memorise them, but do you mean learning chords without any prompts? On Amazon there’s stickers you can buy to place on the right notes, is this a waste of money? How can more than one position play the same note?
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I know five genius-level guitar players personally (out of about 50 players). The rest of us mere mortals always have something else to learn :laugh:
That’s the great thing about playing the guitar, you can never stop learning
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Thanks that’s great advice! How do you learn scales and arpeggios? I can play a few chords after seeing them in a book and memorise them, but do you mean learning chords without any prompts? On Amazon there’s stickers you can buy to place on the right notes, is this a waste of money? How can more than one position play the same note?
I think that is a waste of money yes. I never used or needed that.
I highly recommend getting William Leavitt's 'A Modern Method for Guitar'. Starts right from the beginning, shows you how to understand sheet music and gives some basic knowledge of theory too.
As for 'how can multiple positions play the same note', that's just because it's a stringed instrument. Same goes for cellos and banjos.
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I think that is a waste of money yes. I never used or needed that.
I highly recommend getting William Leavitt's 'A Modern Method for Guitar'. Starts right from the beginning, shows you how to understand sheet music and gives some basic knowledge of theory too.
As for 'how can multiple positions play the same note', that's just because it's a stringed instrument. Same goes for cellos and banjos.
Ah ok, thank you. I looked on Amazon for that book and some didn’t rate it very highly.
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Ah ok, thank you. I looked on Amazon for that book and some didn’t rate it very highly.
Because it didn't come with a CD lol.
Probably best you do get lessons as well, though.
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Because it didn't come with a CD lol.
Probably best you do get lessons as well, though.
It looks great. I will definitely consider paying for it
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Because it didn't come with a CD lol.
Probably best you do get lessons as well, though.
Also how thick is the book? It is supposed to be 3 in one?
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Girls play the guitar?
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Just bought my first guitar and starting to learn via a bloke on YouTube.
... oh .. three ... five .. oh
Oh..oh .. three ..three ...five ...five
That's how he does his first lesson on the E string..
Practicing that for now before going onto next lesson.
Bought a Squire Affinity Stratocaster HSS
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Also how thick is the book? It is supposed to be 3 in one?
Start with volume 1, if you want to carry on then get the 3-in-1 one
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