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Guitar Lessons

UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers


I got my guitar in yesterday and played it for an hour or so.
I realized that I need to learn some new music. 
It's been nearly 15 years since I learned anything new on the guitar.

Does anybody have some 'must learn' songs for the guitar?

I remember all the Major and Minor Chords and a few Arpeggios.
And I remember about 3 full songs but only one is good (Under The Bridge by; RHCP)

Anyway, this thread is dedicated to all things Guitar.
"The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."

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  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    I plan on practicing all the Major and Minor Scales until I am fluent with them.  
    Started with the E-Scale yesterday and played it in all 5 Positions.  
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • MenAreTrashMenAreTrash Posts: 27,273 moneytalker
    Get yourself a chord sheet so you can learn chords anywhere on the neck
    Practice scales and try learning how to build scales instead of just learning shapes, although shapes are always really helpful
    Once you're comfortable with the basics, start learning songs you like. that's the best way to learn imo
  • MetalSynthadesMetalSynthades Posts: 44,971 moneytalker
    Or just fake it, like I do
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  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    I am not a complete noob to guitar.
    I am just self taught from when I had Idle time.  
    At one point in time I could play nearly 200 songs by looking at my tab sheets.
    I started to learn music theory with all the different modes (Ionian, Phrygian, etc).
    Chords I am pretty good with.  Unless it's something Augmented or Suspended 7th.  

    Scales I am not so good at cuz I never really practiced them.  
    I'd love to just be able to walk up and down the next with different scales.  
    And do Arpeggios and understand how they are built.  
    Scales are what I am going to be working on.  
    I learned the E in all 5 positions.  
    Now I just have to practice it so I don't forget it.
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • mrAPEmrAPE Posts: 36,896 moneytalker
    So if I wanted to learn guitar as a complete noob is it realistic to expect to be able to play Through The Fire and The Flames by day two? I always give up when I can't get that down
    You tryin to be a hero fool? You wanna see badass mother fucker?! I'll show ya a badass!!!
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    I am also not super new to music.
    In 5th grade I started the Violin.  Played that fucker for 4 years then quit.
    In 6th grade I played the Trumpet and as in the school's Jazz band.  Played that fucker for 4 years until I was forced into the Marching band at school where they played at football games and during city parades and said FUCK THAT.

    Then got in trouble,.. blah blah,.. and picked up the guitar.  
    Sure as fuck wish I would have learned the guitar when I was in 5th grade but it wasn't offered.  In fact it was never offered in school.  Only time I saw someone with a guitar was the Bass player for the Orchestra after he fell off the platform and broke his wooden bass.  So he had to use an electric bass guitar.

    My school sucked. 
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    mrAPE said:
    So if I wanted to learn guitar as a complete noob is it realistic to expect to be able to play Through The Fire and The Flames by day two? I always give up when I can't get that down
    I still can't get past that one on Guitar Hero.  
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Forgot all the music that I printed out at work,... at work.  FACK!!

    So I just practiced the E-Pena-tonic Scale again.
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Learned and played the C Major Scale in the 4th position yesterday.
    Nailed it.


    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    I want this:

    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Just picked up a Digitech RP55.
    Now I can annoy my wife with the guitar AND drums!

    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Has anyone ever tried Tab Pro?
    Seems like a great and useful Tool for any musician.

    Just wondering if anyone has tried it and has a review.
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • JobeJobe Posts: 11,396 master of ceremonies
    Tool \m/
    Pass the god damn butter.
  • MetalSynthadesMetalSynthades Posts: 44,971 moneytalker
    I use Songsterr for website tabs, since it basically has a built in pro. But I also bought the guitar pro program. Its useful for composing. 
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  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Songsterr eh?  I am not up on them. 
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
  • UPfreebirdUPfreebird Posts: 14,131 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Shit Songsterr kicks enough ass,.. and free.  
    Thanks MC.  
    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."
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