#1
Hi everyone, I'm very new to this forum

I've been playing guitar for about a year now, mostly just mucking around and playing songs that I like. I never really thought about going pro with the guitar, I just liked to play songs that I enjoyed listening to.

Anyway, it's been a while now and I've grown to like playing my guitar a heap more

I think it's time that I move on from just covering songs and starting to make some of my own music though. But I have no musical background, the most I know about music theory is "Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit" and "FACEs between the spaces"

I know I've got a lot to learn, and that's why I'm here today. I just really need some directions on how to go about and start learning guitar for real. Unfortunately, guitar lessons are very expensive and are not an alternative for me. I have browsed through the lessons provided on this site, there are so many that I think it would be a good place to start here.

If you guys could help me out and link me to some useful sites for music theory (I'm a beginner remember, so please nothing too advanced) or give me some helpful tips to get me on my way, I would appreciate that very much.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, jam on
#2
Quote by Frontl1ne

If you guys could help me out and link me to some useful sites for music theory (I'm a beginner remember, so please nothing too advanced) or give me some helpful tips to get me on my way, I would appreciate that very much.


http://www.justinguitar.com/
#3
Well the basis of music theory lies behind the major scale. So, I'd advise you go learn that first, I'm sure there's a lesson on it somewhere on this site.
#4
Thank you quazi and tele.

quazi: I am taking a look at justinguitar now. I remember using one of his youtube videos to help me restring my guitar once!

tele: I did not manage to find a helpful lesson for major scales, however I did find this lesson which seems pretty solid:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html

^ Do you guys think that's a good place to start for music theory?
#5
That lesson that you just posted is good (I'm using it myself), but I would really recommend The Crusade articles by Josh Urban in the columns section. It's a great and easy to understand introduction to music theory:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?s=crusade&w=columns
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