The W
Views: 108594257
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.11.15 1810
The W - Music - Question for guitarists out there.....
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1(2638 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (9 total)
Scott Summets

Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 4307 days
Last activity: 4275 days
#1 Posted on
I just got my first guitar today and have been messing around for a while and learning basic stuff, and I was wondering from some Wieners who play guitar. How long does it take with some decent lessons and the like before you are able to play some good stuff, as in songs people know and the like? I've heard it said that learning guitar is like an exponential curve.... wondering how true that is.

Rorschach: "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."
Promote this thread!

Since: 18.11.02
From: Strong Island

Since last post: 4074 days
Last activity: 3604 days
#2 Posted on
Depends on your teacher. My first teacher wanted to start from the very beginning, and was big on music theory. My second teacher's style was to start off with chords, so he'd show part of a song and then teach how to do something as soon as it came up.

Also, a tip: If you want to get good fast, well, practicing a lot is of course important, but remember that it's quality over quantity. In other words, what and how well you practice is more important than how long you do so.

I have no idea if that was any help or not. In any case, good luck, and most importantly, have fun with the axe!

What if your grandfather was a kazoo?

You are Wolverine!

Take the "Which Marvel Comics Hero are you" quiz!

Big Bad

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 13 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Step one: buy an amp that goes up to eleven.

Seriously, just study those chords like a mofo. After that, it's not actually that hard to play. And this is coming from somebody who's all thumbs. I'm no Jimmy Page or anything, but I can hold my own.

Over 1500 posts and still never a Wiener of the Day!

Oliva: You are the weakest link! Goodbye!

Stewie: Ahahaha. Oh God, that's funny. That's really funny. You write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' You know I've never heard anyone make that joke before. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference that outside program before. Because that's what she says on the show, right? Hmmm? 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' And you've taken it and....and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. What a clever, smart girl you must be. To come up with a joke like that all by yourself. Mmmmm...that's so fresh too. Any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. Mmmm? Cuz i'm here God you're so funny!


Since: 4.6.02
From: Pratt, Kansas

Since last post: 3935 days
Last activity: 1226 days
#4 Posted on
Try Chromatic stuff all across the fretboard, back and forth. Then, move that up and down the neck.
Don't worry about sounding good, this is just about placing your fretting hand in a position where you will be able to cover alot of area without having to move your hand.

Doing this strengthens your fingers and gets you familiar with what each note feels like on each finger.


Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 11 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#5 Posted on
Yeah, you can't emphasize practice enough. I didn't really practice very much (barely, actually), and in about eight years (daaaamn), I can't say I'm as good as I should be. I keep on getting hung up on it. >_<

Today's Out-Of-Context Quote, Courtesy of hardygrrl:

"...between the grime layer and the Seventies game show host hair, I'd rather rim Undertaker after a White Castle/Schlitz bender."

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 2 days
#6 Posted on
Learn your blues scales and practice them daily.
The Amazing Salami

Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

Since last post: 4189 days
Last activity: 4188 days
#7 Posted on
Step 1 - Take your guitar and smash it over your own head. Then you will be rock and roll enough to try and play a guitar.

Step 2 - Just starting rubbing your hands all over the strings with the distortion on. Then you will be good enough to play in most cover bands.

Step 3 - Every once in a while, try actually using your right hand to pluck or pick the strings. Then you will be good enough to be in Kelly Osbourne's backup band (if you're hot).

Step 4 - Learn your blues scales and practice them daily. Then you can pretend to marry your pretend sister, dress like a fairy and start a buzz band called the Green Swirls...or something like that. You can get rich this way, although any admission to being rich OR wanting to be rich will automatically RUING your street cred and thus your money-making abillities.

"Dammit Parts Unknown you made my inbox is overflow." - Net Hack Slasher

Since: 29.1.03
From: the suburbs

Since last post: 2782 days
Last activity: 1589 days
#8 Posted on
as a guy who never took lessons from an official teacher (i had the benefit of having a couple of friends who played to watch and learn from), i would heavily reccomend going to to get some of their lessons. they have a wide array of stuff, which should help you along as a supplement to your lessons.

and basically, it all depends on what music you like when it comes to playing songs; i'm a huge nirvana fan, and because of their mostly easy songs (lots of bar chords, etc.)i was able to play their songs within weeks of starting.

Scott Summets

Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 4307 days
Last activity: 4275 days
#9 Posted on
Thanks for the replies. NOW I can start to actually play as my friend helping me tune my guitar an hour after I posted the first post BROKE my strings. Doh! And I had to wait till today to fix them, so now I can start to learn, thanks again, some of those websites help.

Rorschach: "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."
Pages: 1Thread ahead: Barry White passes away at 58
Next thread: Metallica:Saint Anger
Previous thread: ACOTD: Terence Trent d'Arby's "Wishing Well" 12"
(2638 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
iTunes Top Downloads -- March 21, 2010 This is a moment in time snapshot of the current top downloads from iTunes. We take a snapshot each week at the same time and post it here. To preview the songs, click on a link.
- The-W iTMS Affiliate, iTunes Top Downloads -- March 21, 2010 (2010)
The W - Music - Question for guitarists out there.....Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2015 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.509 seconds.