Guys i decide to learn playing electric guitar (well im 25 years old kinda late i know) ,i will have my first prv lesson tomorrow.Do you know anything i should ask the teacher? or way to know the teacher is good to teach me and got the best out of me in the future?. I will appriciate any advice ,rock on
I learned by using dvd's, much the way Mark learned. My advice is think about the way you learn in other areas and if you think a teacher is best then find out from other students if they are good. I prefer staying home and doing it by dvd and it takes practice so you have to be dedicated to setting aside time for practice.
DIMITRIS my man..listen here,i've been playin my axe for seven years,let me give u a couple of tips..first thing..finger exercizes n stretching,cuase being a beginer ur fingers probably are'nt fit enough to play cr@p without soundin like a slopy mess..i suggest starting with somethin called trilling.its where u place a finger on a note on the fretbaord n use another finger to hammer on n off 1 note to another.after awhile you'll start to feel a good burn goin,u can use this exercise between any combination of ur fingers to build strength with all ur fingers,n for a good stretching exercise u can try trilling with ur fingers half a step or a whole step apart from each other..also be carefull,dont over do it n hurt urself..tip #2 basic music theory..i sugest u study the major scale inside n out,u can do this by learning the 7 modes of the major scale,ionian,dorian,phrygian,lydian,mixolydian,aolian,and locrian,find a way to place these scale patterns on ur fretboard n practice moving in n out of these modes up n down the neck,i like useing a 3 note per string pattern..then ur on ur way to understanding the road map of ur axe..u can even try learnin other scales like the blues scale or a clasical scale..tip #3 finding ur musical identity n learning the musical techniques from ur favorite styles n learning to addapt them to ur technique..i suggest listening to alot of different music n finding what u like about them n like if u see a guitar player do this cool lick,figure out how he played it,then take it n change it to ur likeing just mess around with his formula,maybe add a couple of notes or remove some,or slow it down,change the phrasing..that way u can start learning ur own techniques instead of copying them..and finally tip number 4...have fun...when all this technical mumbo jumbo gets boring remember without the passion ur not goin to get farr...so have fun n rock on my brotha party0007
Thank you mates i realy appriciate your advices! i had my first lesson yesterday and he gave me an exercise for my fingers and learn M- and La- as i remember. i practice like 2hours everyday from then ,the process is too slow though lol i feel like a baby try to go alone in school.Let me ask you something 2years ago i bought an epiphone les paul standard but.. well the music i enjoy changed very much since then that i listen classic rock and my favourite became Ritchie Blackmore,who use a fender style.Should i stick an learn with the les paul i owned or should i gate a fender or sell the epiphone for a fender in case of sound?
well...i'd keep ur les pual cuase i have that same guitar n i personally think its perfect for clasic rock..im a little anti fender,i like that fat deep puchy sound..what would do is keep at it with the epi then when u start getting much better start savin up for a gibson lp studio,u can get 1 of the faded models for 600$ to 800$ and if u ever start becoming professionally good at guitar u can start considering gibsons higher end models..and if u still think a fender is for u,maybe u should try getting a strat copy n compare it to the epi,and if u prefer the strat still,then you'll know where ur heart is,guitar wise.n yeah all i listen to is clasic rock aswell..for me its Queen,Thin Lizzy and Ronnie James Dio.and those lessons can feel slow,u can still consider learning by urself,thats what i did..and i would tottally try to practice more than 2 hour a day for me i'll play for 5 hours or more,just whatever u can fit in ur schedule..hope all this helps.
Hey mates it's. Month now that I started my guitar lessons and I have to say I'm excited about the process and the whole learning thing until now. I wanna ask you what is the easiest Creeds song to play on guitar?
congrats dude!..if ur lookin for a easy creed song go for whats this life for or with arms wide open...i think the guitar pickin is a little more tricky on WTLF..specifically the part where u go from the D chord to the B added ninth... say i and never die are sorta easy,but may recuire u to develope ur palm muting technique...good luck
Thanks mates I will try to play a part of it ,my teacher learned me the smoke on the water riff and ACDC TNT . It's really a kinda hard process to control both hands and the same time and the fingers to be at the right place with the right part of the finger (damn the small one is a nightmare ) . Plus it's kinda hard at 25 to keep playing when you sound like a crying cat lol
if ur having problems gettin ur hands workin together,the best advice is to practice,practice and more practice..eventually playing something over n over again till its repetitive..ur hands will develope more muscle memory,then before u know it your hands will know what to do without u having to think about it that much..like instinct...and the pinky is gonna be a pain in the @ss..takes it a little longer to catch up with the other fingers..thats why i suggest u be twice as hard on it than the other fingers..cuase basically the pinky is the fat kid runnin in last place,hes gonna be woblin everywhere,runnin in short bursts..and hes probably gonna spew chunks before reachin the end.so you'll be playin the role of the evil p.e teacher,woopin those poor b@stards u call fingers into shape character0115...and from what ur teachers shown u so farr u can look forward to learning the iron man solo next party0007