#1
Hey guys, I've been playing guitar for about a year now.
I was wondering, what should I be able to do and know at this point. I know it depends on the pace Im going, but just a general idea. Im able to play a handful of songs and a good amount of random riffs.

Any ideas?
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#2
It's all based on your talent, time you put in, and even how you learn. It isn't really fair to say that "by one year, you should be able to do ____________". It's more about if you feel accomplished as a guitarist. If you think that you're progressing at a good individual rate, keep at it.
#3
lol... how about knowing at least a pentatonic and a minor scale, huh? also try fingerpicking
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#4
You should be able to do and know whatever you've been practicing for the past year. Guitar, and music in general, is very subjective. It all depends on what you like to play and, more importantly, what music you'd like to create. Don't use other people as measuring sticks.
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#5
when it comes to technique, probably alternate picking
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#6
I'd imagine that after a year you should be able to play a rhythm in 4/4 time rather decently with a few chord changes here and there.
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lol... how about knowing at least a pentatonic and a minor scale, huh? also try fingerpicking


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#8
There's way too many things that anyone could learn in a year. Someone may learn pinch harmonics, someone else might learn slap harmonics. There's too many variables to compare any two people.
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There's way too many things that anyone could learn in a year. Someone may learn pinch harmonics, someone else might learn slap harmonics. There's too many variables to compare any two people.


i can do pinch harmonics, but watdafux are slap harmonics???

like tapped harmonics or what?
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#10
After 1 Year...over 5000 threads have been made asking if the poster is far enough along for the amount of time they've been playing.

After 1 Year...people are getting sick of these threads.

After 1 Year...there is no specific thing you should know, or be able to play.

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#11
after 1 year you should know chords, scales, and the notes on the fretboard.

you should be able to play some songs, applying these chords.
#12
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You should be able to do and know whatever you've been practicing for the past year. Guitar, and music in general, is very subjective. It all depends on what you like to play and, more importantly, what music you'd like to create. Don't use other people as measuring sticks.


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#13
If it has to do with skill, then being able to play some parts of Eruption loosely maybe, and some Led Zeppelin solos. And pretty much just making it sound great in whatever style you like. I have a feeling my standards are way too high though...
#14
skill isnt as important as your relationship with guitar, skill can come and go easily, build your love and it will last forever
#15
Well, I've been playing for nearly a year, and I can do some easy sweep picking, alternate picking, tremelo picking, finger picking, pinch harmonics, natural harmonics, I can ALMOST do tap harmonics. I can also do fairly simple improvising on some songs.
However, I don't know theory. I don't know any scales, any of the notes on frets, I do know chords but only about five or so basic ones.
I also don't really know that many songs, cause I spend most of my time jamming away rather than actually learning stuff. :P
Just to give you an idea.
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#16
You should know scales, or start knowing them, they are very important. You should also be pretty comfortable with a guitar in your hands, but really it depends how much time you've sat down with it for.
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