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Nobodie's Really Posted about guitar, have they? Well, maybe cradle about 2 years ago, but whatever.

I've been teaching myself guitar for maybe 7 months now and I'm pretty good at it. It's just that my guitar is from Wal-Mart and I have no distortion pedal for that really nice sound. =/
05-15-2007 09:41 AM
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I, myself, have a walmart guitar. It's not REALLY from walmart, but it's essentially the same.

I've been teaching myself for about a month. I'm not so good.
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And dist pedals? Wah? Effects?

I want an Epiphone Les paul prolly in black. I heard the shape was sorta hard to get used to , though.
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I'm getting some cheapo acoustic guitar. And a harmonica. Then I can go folk on yo' ass.
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I"ve got a Fender Strat and I've been playing for 3 years now. I'm getting the Jimi Hendrix signature pedal thingo this Friday. Yay, JIMI!!

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Ummm.... I got my guitar near christmas.... and I still suck. YAY ME!
(I'm having trouble with the chords and shit cause my guitars pretty big and I have really small hands D:< )
Well yeah, I can't even play the Fmaj chord D:
God I hate those fucking barr chords.
I went to the library about two weeks ago and like RAIDED there guitar section. Evillaugh

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Well I play violin, and viola, and a litle bit of bass, so theres plenty of callus.
And also I started practicing on my spanish acoustic like 6 months before I got my electric guitar.
I got nowhere fast, it was hard as fuck cause the acoustic is sooo much bigger then my ibanez.

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Kirby Wrote:I'm getting some cheapo acoustic guitar. And a harmonica. Then I can go folk on yo' ass.

Laugh Laugh

I've also got a cheap acoustic guitar, which is probably horribly out of tune by now because I haven't attempted to play it in ages... which is sad, because I wish I could play, it's just that there isn't really much point in doing so Razz

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I have a less cheap acoustic guitar which I love.

Folk for the win.

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I spent at least 4 hours learning one song today inside and out.

My fingers hurt..
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I've played guitar for about a year now.
I'm pretty good at it too, everyone that has heard me play asks me if I've played for 3. Razz

I have an RG series Ibanez...

I don't really like learning songs made by other people....It's kind of lame when people come up to me and ask "what can you play" or "what song is that from"
It's a little annoying, too.

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Actually you are really good, and i'd know, I HAVE heard you play, along with your african drums. Laugh

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Haha, thanks...
I can kill it on those tablas.
Btw, the tabla is north indian, not african. Razz

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Huh, I thought you said african. Oh well...
Hey I get to play guitar for Santana's Port of Freedom for my orchestra when we go to the Mall of America on monday.
The music is really easy its a mix of the melody and the rhythm, and I only play three chord (a lot throughout the music) The chords are Amin7, D7, and E7. Then the melody is fun.
And yaaaaaay. I'm like half way through level 4 and Mrs. Becker (Orch. teacher) has never taught anyone thats gotten to level four, especially one that started in 6th grade.

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I fucked up D:
I've been playing like non stop since Friday, and now I can play the entire Iron Man song (badly) and I can also play my orch music for Port of Freedom, but like, I cut the shit out pointer and middle finger D:
We go to tha mall of america tomarrow, (and play) and then we have our spring concert tuesday. FUCK!

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......not mine just awsome....iand yes it is a bass

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I posted a link to some really cools guitar designs

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......not mine just awsome....iand yes it is a bass

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Looks kinda like Andy Warhol Laugh
Or maybe Jerry Lewis, or mayby Kurt Cobain with shorter hair?

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ive been playing for about a year im pretty good considering ive never had a lesson and im better than most of the people who have been playing for all there lives. i have a original 58 fender jazzmaster and its pretty badass haha.
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I play with an Ibanez JEM. Used to use a Gibson SG, before that Les Paul, before that Squire Stratocaster.

I started taking lessons last fall, but I didn't progress until Spring time hit, and I realized that the idea of a teacher is more or less to show you form and guide you along the way. So I began practicing a few hours a day, and now its up to 6-12 depending on the day and whether I feel like playing.
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I still have a really hard fucking time knowing what the hell to play/practice

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Start by learning the blues.
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that's not a bad idea, learn blues or folk, but blues is harder, you have to realize that. if you can master blues though you can play a lot of things.
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12 bar blues is the simplest thing you can learn and it sounds good.
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is it simple? i've always heard that it's extremely hard.
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Some types of blues like country blues are harder than others but the basics of blues is pretty simple. 12 bar blues is pretty much the simplest chord progression in music.

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God, you must be extremely ignorant of the blues if you think thats hard.

Even I know that, goddamn.

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I AM ignorant of the blues. Fuck off with the personal attacks, will ya sweetie?
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Laugh Baby, quit being such such a sissy, it was more of an observation then a personal attack. I meant nothin' by it.

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