#2
What do you mean by "stuff like notes A B G etc"? You mean you don't know where they are on the fretboard?

Knowing the notes on the fretboard is pretty much a must. Knowing how to build chords with these notes will also help a considerable amount.
#5
I agree with whoomit, if you're talking about the fretboard then you should definitely learn it. I am in the midst of learning it, and it really helps you understand a great deal about other aspects of the guitar and how things are put together.
#6
Definitely learn the notes of the fretboard to start with. Begin with the names of the open strings.

The notes of the chromatic western scale are: A; A#; B; C; C#; D; D#; E; F; F#; G; G#.
You'll see B and E don't have sharp notes, they're the only two without.
Each fret on the guitar relates to one semitone (That's the distance between one note to the next, ie. A-A#, or E-F).

Once you've learned the notes of the chromatic scale and the names of the open strings, then you should be able to work out all the notes on the fretboard.
#8
Yeah that should help you out, looks decent enough.

Nah, you're never too old to learn this stuff man, don't worry
#9
MusicTheory.net is a very popular resource that a lot of people like.

Mike Dodge has some fantastic intro lessons on his site. Google it.

If you want to learn theory, you want a structured course of learning, you don't want to just pick up whatever you happen to find a video on. The tendency of people to grab-bag their music theory lessons is why you have people who think that you are "going against theory" to put an F chord in a G major song, and I think it also explains guitarists bizarre obsessions with modes.
#10
people also quite often say stuff like "in the key of Em" or this and that scale. where can i get to learn all this stuff? any websites?
#11
You're never too old to learn. - I'm 20, and have had my guitar for a couple of years but haven't been serious about learning until this past month, and now I am practicing every single day, and trying to learn all the notes on the fretboard by heart - and I am taking lessons for the first time in my life too. - Just get going, nothing comes easy, but it will be rewarding in the end. (:
#12
i pretty much understand the noted on a fretboard (yay! ) however i still dont understand how this is linked to chord building?
#13
A chord consists of at least three notes of the scale, played at the same time, which harmonize with each other. - I don't really know a lot about this yet, although my wife studies music in college, so she can help me, but I am positive lots of people on here can help you understand this. There might even be an article about it.
#14
Quote by danyal92
people also quite often say stuff like "in the key of Em" or this and that scale. where can i get to learn all this stuff? any websites?


MusicTheory.net is a very popular resource that a lot of people like.

Mike Dodge has some fantastic intro lessons on his site. Google it.