Are there any guitarists here?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by gunguy1997, May 18, 2012.

  1. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    im just curious because is so i need a little help. is there any tricks to changing between chords other than practice because i have been practicing for six and im not getting anywhere.(plus im curious who all on here plays)
     
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  2. vincent

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    Assuming you've only been playing for 6 months...there are no tricks, shortcuts yes, tricks...not so much...give it time. check out this site...

    http://www.freeandeasyguitar.com/

    If you start off with root notes (slang)...E, C add 9, most forms of D, you only have to worry about the activity of 2 fingers at a time. Use the site, he gives you tips on easy fretting techniques...Not a guitarist per se, I'm a drummer but I can relate to your frustrations.

    If you hit the wall, push away from it for a little while, occupy your time with something else 'til you want to pick it up again...:cool:
     

  3. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I just pllayed. I didn't want to be or do anything with it, I just fell in love with the sound.

    Just find what you love and play it. Look up some tabs for songs that you like.
     
  4. Nch22000

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    What chords are you trying to change between? I'm thinking you are meaning you have been playing for 6months if that is the case all you can do is practice.
    I think the best way is to pick 2 or 3 chords and just strum the 1st 4 times then change to the 2 nd and strum 4 times then the 1st again 4 times then the 3rd chord 4 times. Then repeat with the same chords over and over and over till it is second nature.
    I like to use A D E for this drill. Once you can do this well try it in the dark or with your eyes closed. If you have any specific questions you can pm me.
    I've been playing for about 20 years, helped a few people learn how to play.

    Nick
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I know THAT feeling...I saw this kid and quit playing for 2 years...he was 8 at the time this was made....freekin' 8!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOKXRARYrnQ[/ame]

    Nice Les Paul Opaww...:cool:
     
  7. Nch22000

    Nch22000 New Member

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    Nice guitar.
    I think the key to learning how to play very well is playing with musicians that are better than you, but not so much you are uncomfortable being around. When I was just starting to play I played
    With my dad who had been playing with a band since he was 15, he was 42 at that time I was 12. Trying to keep up with him caused me to progress faster much faster. I started with a band
    when I was 15. They were older guys and a bit better than me so that made me even better. Then when I was 21 I auditioned for a band and they were the best musicians I have ever played with. Had lots of fun with that band till it broke up.
    If you want to get good learn the basics then surround yourself with very talented musicians and you will be amazed at how fast you advance. Join a band and play in front of people. It is the most thrilling and terrifying thing you can do. I have been lucky and preformed in front of some big audiences at festivals and such. Its great fun.
    But some of my fondest memories are playing in bars and just having fun.
     
  8. JTEX

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    I bought my first guitar about a week or two ago... Ive always wanted one. I bought a Fender cd-60 and love it! I've just been practicing switching between chords over and over again.. I've already got calluses on my fingers! It's addicting to me!
     
  9. Nch22000

    Nch22000 New Member

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    Congrats on your first guitar. Have fun learning. Just keep at it.
     
  10. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Learn to play bass :p

    -Don't have to smush your fingers into awkward positions to play chords, but can still play some chords
    -more room to move around, great for people with big hands/long fingers
    -sounds groovy/funky...nuff said

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  11. JigSawer40

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    Gunguy, Google chord progressions and you'll see popular sequences of chords for several genres like rock and country.
     
  12. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    check out ULTIMATE GUITAR TABS ARCHIVE online....alot of good stuff there;)
     
  13. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Nice!...I'm not a guitarist, but my brother who past away was. He left me a Les Paul Jr. and a pristine 1996 Gibson Herb Ellis. Here's a pic of him and a pic of a some he owned at one time or another.
     

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  14. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    well for those of you who asked i have been playing for 4 months and i can switch pretty quickly between all cords just not fluently or really really fast. im in a semi band its me and my cousin we have a drummer audition next week. pretty much all it is us throwing some power chords and single notes around really really quickly. ( we're like a mix of Metallica and pantera)
     
  15. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    20 years and counting

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  16. JigSawer40

    JigSawer40 New Member

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    All in fun gunguy, what it counts. :)

    I've played in the surf instro band back in the late 60s and it was a blast. 70s roll around and it's rock and roll baby. I just love the 70s bands.

    Nowadays I'm just a bedroom jammer, still love guitars. Here's my Carvin guitars.

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