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The "So I'm Learning to Play the Guitar" Thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SilentBob, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1
    I've had a guitar since I was about 14 ... 2 months and it was collecting dust ... a couple weeks back I just randomly picked it up... I dabble in a bit of electronic music ( which I really should take more seriously) and I thought by learning the guitar I'de atleast learn some stuff about keys and melody ect...
    since I've picked it up I've realised playing the guitar is fucking awesome.. but I'm not sure if I'm going the right way about learning ... so far I've just been looking up chords and learning to play them... I've got about four or five of them down
    Anyway I know there is a fare share of guitarists on the oz so I figured I'de ask some advice .. also feel free to just talk about guitaring in general... goooo ..
  2. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 3,975 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, actually, it will be a big help to have chords memorized later.

    www.wholenote.com is an awesome site
  3. beardo

    beardo Guest

    my brother is on that new electric guitar diet. so you spend all your money on axes, and dont get to eat very much :lol:
  4. meateater

    meateater Member

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003 Messages: 789 Likes Received: 8

    all i can say is dont give up!!!
    fuck if i had the time to pick up my guitar it would be a different story..
    played solid for 4yrs,and havnt really picked it up in 4 yrs also....
    fuck im going to have to find time to get stuck back into it!
  5. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    I can not, for the life of me play a musical instrument.
  6. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    guitar is a fun instrumnt to play. I took one lesson in my whole life and the guy taught me how to play a Bush song, so I never went back. I don't know anything about music theory or tons of notes and scaled, bur I know how to rock the fuck out. Drums are fun too, that's what i started out playing, then got a guitar
  7. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    I bought an acoustic Ibanez a couple months ago.
    I'm new so learning is tedious.
    So far it's cool though..
  8. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    Just learn how to read guitar tabs and look online for guitar tabs for songs, and go from there. You learn more from listening to songs then waht you can from a teacher. Given they will teach you scales like pentatonic and all that nonsense, but playing by ear is a much more enjoyable experience

    CRAMPS Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2003 Messages: 1,600 Likes Received: 0
    i cant do the guitar finger thing man...shits waaaay to hard...but drums, I can hit things with sticks all crazy like..

    an then you get Music theory into it and you be doing like odd time signature shit...then double bass..then you mix jazz and metal...yeah ..drums are fun for me.

    whats cool about an instrument is that if its damn fun that is all you will do for a while..(i did that with drums, i lost my social life fresman year just to play drums) so when you come home from school or work....you just sit down and jam, jam jam jam, saterday comes, friends call you up "dude lets go get high" naw man..IM JAMMING!

    then you get good and then peeps be comming to your house to jam..man i LOVE THAT SHIT!!! nothing better than a good 3 hour jam sesh.

    then you form a band make some songs and bam get some shitty show intown in some bar or coffy house, tell all your friends to show up and experience something better than any drug you have taken.

    a cheering croud.:king:
  10. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i'm learning guitar too, except i don't have a guitar, i'm using the instrument i posted in my moving thread. i know nothing about tablature or frets. anyway, what i really want to do is learn the bass. anyone know if you have to have an amplifier with an electric bass? can you hear it without one? also, what happens when you use it with a guitar amp?
  11. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
    you can play a bass without an amp and still hear it. And you can use a bass through a guitar amp, it jsut won't sound all that great, and you can very easily blow out the amp as well. So be careful
  12. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    #27. trendy thing a loser does:

    -learns how to play an instrument, attempts to join a shitty garage band that never goes anywhere, perfects a depressed emo with bad haircut look in hopes of getting a girl.

  13. beardo

    beardo Guest

    which is nothing like our good friend tease, who's fallen victim to

    #26. trendy thing a loser does:

    -learns how to hold a can of spray paint, attempts to join a shitty crew that never goes anywhere, perfects a retarded white hip hopper look with bad haircut in hopes of getting a girl.

  14. JohnnyLode

    JohnnyLode Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2003 Messages: 460 Likes Received: 0
    That is awesome, I love it because there are 3 drummers on my street(myself included) and we all show each new stuff and sometimes try to jam together.

    I've also just picked up the guitar in attempts to write better songs and just to develop a better ear for music.
  15. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1