#1
Hey guys. 17 here, been playing since I was 13 or so. Looking back I'm not as good as others who have started around the same time or a little prior to when I started. I feel that I can attribute this to a lack of proper practice. I feel like Ive wasted the last 2 years "just playing" and not learning. Can someone recommend me a way to I guess "relearn guitar". I barely know chords other than major,minor and maj/min7ths. Forgot most of my theory and such. Can you guys help a kid get back up on his feet?
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#2
Ive also lost alot of finger speed and dexterity since I stopped my real practicing. The guitar doesnt feel as natural in my hand as it used to. help!
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Afterwards, Han Solo said "Great shot kid, that was one in a million!"
#3
Well.. you could find a teacher but if thats not your thing you should just practice maybe look up what you forgot online. If you want to get your speed ot technique back scales would be helpful. Mainly you should just practice though, you just need to make a commitment
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#5
mmm. I think that maybe exactly what I need.
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Quote by Twist of fate
Once, I watched Star Wars episode 4. I timed myself so that I came right when the death star blew up.

Afterwards, Han Solo said "Great shot kid, that was one in a million!"
#6
hey, dude.

I learnt classical guitar for about 5 years, and although it is great to learn the theory, etc. that is teaches, what i really should have learned was electric guitar, because i really wanted to be able to improv and solo and stuff like that. So i went on youtube and here on UG lessons and surfed google a bit, and i learnt quite a bit about scales you can improv in and chord progressions and arpeggios and stuff. I have only been teaching myself for 6 months and I gotta say that its worked wonders for me.

maybe my story isnt relevent to yours but... good luck, mate.
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#7
LESSONS.

I started learning guitar about half a year before I applied to college. I had to audition for college, and my guitar instructor powered me through all the learning, and I was able to pass the audition with flying colors. I am now in college going for a Bachelor of Arts with a Jazz Emphasis.
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