TMIsaacC
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Join date: Dec 2012
10 IQ
#1
I've played acoustic Guitar for about a year now and know the basics - chords, classical finger picking, some scales, etc. Though now I want to move on into Electric.
- I learned this with some private lessons and I take a guitar class at school.

Before that, I have played piano for 11 years or so, so I have an understanding of musical theory.

I read somewhere that Electric is better for beginners simply because it's easier on the fingers so one can practice more. Though, I wanted to get a good feel for an acoustic first so that when I wanted to move on into electric it would, hopefully, be even easier and I would already have the basics.

I really like 90s music; Blind Melon, Nirvana, The Melvins, Mudhoney, The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, all that. Though, I noticed that practicing that kind of stuff will not get me past power-chords. So I understand that I need to practice all kinds of music in order to be a versatile guitarist. - That shouldn't be an issue, I like all kinds of music.

Knowing I have to practice all kinds of music, I chose the Fender Prodigy as my first model. It's a White 91 model, used. - I will post pictures when I am allowed to play it; not until Christmas. My first amp is a Fender Mustang II for its versatility.

Anyway, here are my questions:

Is there anything I should specifically practice? - Any essentials for Electric guitar?

Is my setup good for a first-time player, or should I have gone another route?

Thanks and I'm looking forward to some tips and advice.
Last edited by TMIsaacC at Dec 14, 2012,
ekomouse
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Join date: Sep 2012
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#2
Acoustic is better to start with. Higher action, thicker neck, focus on chords; all translate into an easier transition to electric guitar. You should focus on what you want to get better at. Obviously power chords are easily mastered, but you can try transposing power chord songs into chorded songs (with full bar chords). Another thing you can focus on is songs that involves alternate picking and power chords while still being doable, like My Name is Jonas.

Your gear is much better than mine way when I started haha.
TMIsaacC
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#3
Quote by ekomouse
Acoustic is better to start with. Higher action, thicker neck, focus on chords; all translate into an easier transition to electric guitar. You should focus on what you want to get better at. Obviously power chords are easily mastered, but you can try transposing power chord songs into chorded songs (with full bar chords). Another thing you can focus on is songs that involves alternate picking and power chords while still being doable, like My Name is Jonas.

Your gear is much better than mine way when I started haha.


I actually already learned My Name is Jonas. - It was the first one by Weezer that I did because the finger-picking was appealing because I only had an acoustic.

But yea, I want to be a very versatile player, so I guess that means.. "Practice everything!"