#1
Hello everyone! My name is Karan and I am 17. I have been playing/learning Acoustic guitar from 2 years now. Everything I have learned now is all from Internet. I have not taken any proper class yet. So, I just know bits of everything from here and there. I can play all basic chords, barre chords etc. I can play solos of songs if I get the tabs. To get the idea what I can play I would tell you songs I can play:-

1. Metallica - Fade to Black Rhythm and intro solo
2. Metallica - One with intro solo
3. Nothing Else matters

And many other songs IF I know the tabs.

The thing is at this moment I don't know what to follow or what not. So I am going to start everything again from a beginner course from justinguitar.com.

So now, the question is, Should I follow jutinguitar.com's Beginner's course(and skip whatever I already know) and Intermediate Method OR I should take proper guitar lessons in real life?

I want to learn stuff step by step now. Till now I just learned whatever came up online. I also lack at music theory, would justinguitar.com be sufficient for me?

Tell me If you want to know more about my playing.

Thanks a lot!

ALSO! I am thinking of getting active on this forum as it seems like everyone is so helpful and I can learn a LOT from you guys. I have just been lurking the forums all this time :P
Last edited by Karan1best at Oct 24, 2012,
#2
Quote by Karan1best
Hello everyone! My name is Karan and I am 17. I have been playing/learning Acoustic guitar from 2 years now. Everything I have learned now is all from Internet. I have not taken any proper class yet. So, I just know bits of everything from here and there. I can play all basic chords, barre chords etc. I can play solos of songs if I get the tabs. To get the idea what I can play I would tell you songs I can play:-

1. Metallica - Fade to Black Rhythm and intro solo
2. Metallica - One with intro solo
3. Nothing Else matters

And many other songs IF I know the tabs.

The thing is at this moment I don't know what to follow or what not. So I am going to start everything again from a beginner course from justinguitar.com.

So now, the question is, Should I follow jutinguitar.com's Beginner's course(and skip whatever I already know) and Intermediate Method OR I should take proper guitar lessons in real life?

I want to learn stuff step by step now. Till now I just learned whatever came up online. I also lack at music theory, would justinguitar.com be sufficient for me?

Tell me If you want to know more about my playing.

Thanks a lot!

ALSO! I am thinking of getting active on this forum as it seems like everyone is so helpful and I can learn a LOT from you guys. I have just been lurking the forums all this time :P


Getting a good teacher is probably the best thing to do. If you know one, and can afford it then why not. It can only be a good thing for learning!
#3
I forgot to add that I don't really get time to go to a place and learn from a teacher. If I think of learning from a guitar teacher in real life, it is only possible after April 2013.
#4
for half an hour, once a week?

justinguitar is a decent beginner course if you have the time, but the interaction you have with a teacher just won't be there and you'll have to have some serious self-discipline.
#5
I am self disciplined. The guitar school is far from my home, so it takes like an hour to reach there and 1 hour class and 1 hour to come back.

OR what I can do is make my beginner course strong and do intermediate from a professional teacher?
#6
Karan

You could save yourself a lot of time by focusing on what you really want really want to learn.
i.e Theory(chord scale relationships), Technique- transcribing your favourite players licks is the
most effective way as you not only improve your technique but you improve your ear as well.
Harmony/Composition- Ricky Rooksby's book 'how to write songs on guitar' is excellent.