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any guitar players here?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by HelpIsOntheWay, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. mcclellanatosu

    mcclellanatosu GO BUCKS!

    Ben Harper - Waiting On An Angel....given its not a tough song, but I think its a good start for someone just starting out.
  2. Golferdow01

    Golferdow01 East-Coast Living

    Absolutely. Rock on bro!

    I just learned "the Unforgivin" last night myself.
  3. mcclellanatosu

    mcclellanatosu GO BUCKS!

    I think buying my guitar was the best investment i've ever made beside my PS2 and soon to be PS3... :)
  4. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    So, it sounds like a fair number of us here play guitar- is anybody in a band? If so, what type of music do you play, and do you actually get out and perform?

    I'm not in a band, but I'd kind of like to do that again.
  5. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    I'm in a band, if you can call it that.. it's really just 3 other guys I work with and me. We don't even have a drummer (Nutty won't return my calls. :p). Anyway, we write our own stuff just for kicks. Have about 15 - 20 songs. Some of them aren't half bad, actually.

    We cover the Stones a lot.... But, we pretty much play anything from Blondie (One way or another) to Rose Tattoo (Rock n' roll outlaw) to John Mellencamp (Scarecrow) to Oaisis (Wonderwall)...
  6. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    How did you learn? I have tried in the past, but didnt have the patience...
    That, and not knowing any good songs that employ the technique that I can play along too doesnt help

    DEBuckeye, mostly rock for me, Metallica mainly :)
  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    It's been my expierence that it takes patience. (I'm not very patient when it comes to learning new stuff, so...)
  8. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Me either, I have to have a song or something that I really want to play along too. And even that doesn't guarantee my patience to for very long.
  9. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Well, I was lucky for a few different reasons. When I started playing, two of my buddies also started. We sat in on each other's guitar lessons, shared all our Guitar mags, taught each other what we learned etc. I guess the best way to learn is to get some of the videos that are out there or look for lessons "on demand" on your cable TV. The key is to start slowly, making sure you're hitting each note without having the previous note ring (as a chord would). Find a pattern that is easy for the fretboard hand and work the timing with the sweeping hand. Practice, practice, practice...

    Here's a pretty easy pattern (sorry for my ugly paint skills :biggrin: ). Sweep down, then hammer-on and pull-off and sweep back up...Use your pick hand to keep the strings muffled a little...You can move this pattern anywhere on the neck (this pic shows 1st position, best I could find)...

  10. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Its a work of art :)
  11. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I've found TONS of guitar forums out on the internet, and most of them have sections of lessons, tips, tricks, etc. As far as the basics go, I've seen quite a few things that are helpful- picking exercises, chord progressions, how to cover solos, etc.

    I don't have any links at the moment, but just search for "guitar forum" and you'll find them.
  12. mcclellanatosu

    mcclellanatosu GO BUCKS!

    I taught myself "Carmen Ohio" :biggrin:
  13. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    WooHoo!! Just came into a little extra cash and I've decided it's time for a new geetar...It's going to be one of the two Les Paul Classics I posted below. The first is a Honey Burst and it is already in the store (it's actually a little lighter color than this picture). I've played it and it's a beauty. The second is a Vintage burst and the store has told me they will order one and once it arrives, I can decide between the two and pick which one I like best...Not sure how long a process this will be, but I will post pics once the new baby joins my collection...I am getting a very good price after having weaseled them down a little and telling them this will be cash money...I can't wait...:biggrin:


  14. BuckeyeRyn

    BuckeyeRyn Calling all friends & people I met on the way down

    How could you forget the "Ode to Utu?"
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Utu just made it a VERY bad day. :slappy:

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