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Sorry if this thread is already in existence I searched it and nothing came up.
What stupid things did you do when you first started playing? Being the ignorant noob that I was, I played ON the metal frets rather than between them
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It's like you take vodka, and then dilute it down until it's pretty much water, but still call it vodka, and proceed to pretend to get heavily wasted off it.
#2
played Smoke On The Water non-stop for 5 hours.
Tonight, we stagger out from the basement...


I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

...Or fall to our deaths from above
#3
Quote by XxDethmetalxX
Sorry if this thread is already in existence I searched it and nothing came up.
What stupid things did you do when you first started playing? Being the ignorant noob that I was, I played ON the metal frets rather than between them


I guess you're still a noob
#4
Quote by Bamitchell
played Smoke On The Water non-stop for 5 hours.

Gagh I remember going through that phase as well...
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It's like you take vodka, and then dilute it down until it's pretty much water, but still call it vodka, and proceed to pretend to get heavily wasted off it.
#5
I looked for the five buttons for four hours straight before realizing that my guitar came without buttons. Then I returned it and got a guitar with buttons. Haven't looked back since.
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#6
Not much, but i did a ****load of noob things on drums, as i only took guitar lessons.
#7
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#8
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I guess you're still a noob

Well then where, pray, do you fret the string?
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It's like you take vodka, and then dilute it down until it's pretty much water, but still call it vodka, and proceed to pretend to get heavily wasted off it.
#10
I tried to whammy without a whammy bar.
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#11
I held the pick like Marty Friedman
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#12
Quote by Bamitchell
played Smoke On The Water non-stop for 5 hours.

this, except in a local guitar store.

since then I've gotten a haircut, and drastically changed the way I dress, so I don't think they recognize me anymore.
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#13
i bought a linkin park tab book.
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#14
I still have to get used to arching my fingers, rather than sticking my entire hand on the fretboard like an idiot. So I still have to get rid of habits I've had for 2 years.
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Quote by XxDethmetalxX
Well then where, pray, do you fret the string?

Near the fret ....not in the exactly between.
anyways hes just being a dick i know what u meant
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#16
I only used power chords for the first year. Then I realized you could play single notes and actual normal chords.
#17
Quote by XxDethmetalxX
Well then where, pray, do you fret the string?


dont pay attention to that guy. he cant even spell "Gibson" right
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#18
i didn't learn scales or technique, i just tried to play fast
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#19
I was taught to fret powerchords with the metal horns (pinky and index) and that's translated into a right bitch of a habit to this day
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#20
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dont pay attention to that guy. he cant even spell "Gibson" right


excuse me? you just pm'd me to buy one of my Gebsons for your moms bday
#21
i used to think the only way to palm mute was with the left hand.... and when i learned right hand palm muting, WHAM! went from **** to ALOT less **** in a day
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And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


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#22
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i bought a linkin park tab book.


Oh dear.


When I first started, like when I first thought about playing guitar, I thought you got distortion from doing slides in between all the notes you played.

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#23
buying all knids of pedals and **** that i dont even use and not thouroughly trying them out to begin with.
and a major thing that i regret was rushing to get an amp. i knew very little about amps and thought the spider III was cool. now i wish i would have waited and gotten a tube amp.
#24
Quote by Demonikk
I was taught to fret powerchords with the metal horns (pinky and index) and that's translated into a right bitch of a habit to this day



I must be tired because I found that ridiculously funny.
Tonight, we stagger out from the basement...


I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

...Or fall to our deaths from above
#25
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I tried to whammy without a whammy bar.

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#27
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excuse me? you just pm'd me to buy one of my Gebsons for your moms bday


lol i never said ANYTHING about my moms birthday, and it was a ****in joke. i only PMed you bcuz i thought it was hilarious that you cant even spell GIBSON right
If a mortal stands before us
Strike him down with sleight of hand.
And if heaven rides against us
Then God himself must be damned.


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I wear Vibrams and type with Dvorak!
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Quote by Demonikk
I was taught to fret powerchords with the metal horns (pinky and index) and that's translated into a right bitch of a habit to this day


Tis what i do, yet i dont find it resticting or awkward for anything at all and never have o_O
#30
I put all the tuners facing horizontally across the head of the guitar assuming that that was what made it in tune.
#31
Used to only down pick because I was positive that upstrokes would put my guitar out of tune or break strings. Ended up breaking my low E twice in a row because of my brutal down picking
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buying all knids of pedals and **** that i dont even use and not thouroughly trying them out to begin with.
and a major thing that i regret was rushing to get an amp. i knew very little about amps and thought the spider III was cool. now i wish i would have waited and gotten a tube amp.

Yeah, I made the same grave error and am now stuck sitting here staring at my sh*tty little spider...
Church burning is good for the (social) environment

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Quote by theknuckster
It's like you take vodka, and then dilute it down until it's pretty much water, but still call it vodka, and proceed to pretend to get heavily wasted off it.
#33
Quote by JacobTheMe
I didn't use the...


pick.


how did you learn to use the pick? I'm still a noob and I've tried, but I just can't seem to get comfortable using it.
#36
I played with a Lego Brick instead of a pick once.
Tonight, we stagger out from the basement...


I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

...Or fall to our deaths from above
#37
I was palm muting with the thumb side of my hand where the carpal bones are so it pretty much sounded like bad muting

thats the only really dumb thing I did
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#39
Playing amazingly easy riffs VERY loudly when first learning them (quietly when first learning them, but then when I could play them I played em loud). Sort of a subconscious "Look what I can do" do the neighbourhood.

God they were usually awful too.
#40
I used to think that a "chord" was pressing your finger down on the fret behind it.

So when somebody told me about chords, I thought I had to play this.

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^That doesn't work unless you are in drop-tuning.

I also didn't get that you can use more than one finger for playing.
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