#1
I use ultimate guitar daily so I caved and decided to say "Hello!" As the title suggest's, my better half got me a guitar for my 32nd birthday, which has forced my hand at really trying. A little background of my guitar history -

*13 years old I found I hated my friends' music and I couldn't sell my soul to listen to drum n bass, so I got my mum to get me a cheapo Argos guitar and proceeded to fail when I realised it took more than 5 minutes.
* Had a whoopsy at work which meant I was on my back for 6 months (not a porn star) and a friend loaned me his guitar to kill time. Pain killers are NOT conducive to learning guitar. At this point all hope is lost, of ever learning
* Check me out I'm playing Old Crow Medicine Show!

I downloaded an App to my phone (I won't name due to advertising even though I found it very helpful) that listened and taught me the basics like Am, C, G, D, A etc which gave me enough understanding and knowledge to play basic songs. I was playing within days. So I ditched the app and I found every song that didn't use bastard chords (i think you call them barre chords), then played until my fingers literally bled. I never seen it coming, me actually playing songs and my girlfriend singing along while walking through the house as she actually knows what I'm playing!

I'm at the right of passage with the F chord now, I'm playing Indecisive by Newton Faulkner to practice as its not too full on if I just practice the chorus ,but if anyone has any other songs which they think can help with the F chord then I'm all ears. Hi.
#2
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then played until my fingers literally bled


That's a great way to get an infection that requires that your hands be amputated to prevent sepsis.
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#3
You should remember to practise your scales and arpeggios every day!

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#4
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then played until my fingers literally bled.

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Was it the summer of 69?


No, no it was not. I hope it never is.
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That's a great way to get an infection that requires that your hands be amputated to prevent sepsis.


You could say the same thing about sex, but that wouldn't stop people getting their pecker wet.
Last edited by Slider84 at Aug 5, 2016,
#7
Yeah but is it bleeding.
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#8
theogonia777

There comes a time, in some little boys' lives, when they are inexperienced and a little bit too eager; they "snap the banjo string" or "frenulum". A sweat will then run cold all over his body and panic will take hold as he thinks "omg, I broke my willy", only to find out it is quite common and heals. Not that i know......
#9
can you two

stop

also you don't want to break the frenulum (life advice for the ages)
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#11
I'm all about that F chord
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#12
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That's a great way to get an infection that requires that your hands be amputated to prevent sepsis.

shut up theo, the dude's actually making good progress.

anyway good going. doesn't seem like your type of music but Dire Wolf by the Grateful Dead is good at forcing you to learn the F and B chords which were the biggest problem for me, as long as you stick to it which you seem to be capable of doing



Also While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a classic which I think most people can appreciate hearing



That's from the top of my head. Hope it helps.

actually nvm i forgot the version of while my guitar gently weeps i know is shit. not sure if the proper ones include the basic F chord.


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#13
Best song I can think of that involves a lot of F chords is this

It's basically just G and F with the odd Am in it.

hardest chord for me has always been B....I still struggle to do fast changes with it today
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#14
JamSessionFreak

Nice one fella! Also I can handle some Grateful Dead and Clapton so I'll give it a go. The B chord I use in "The Song They Play Every Night - Little Green Cars" which I find useful. I can get the B and F to ring out but it's making it flow that I'm struggling with, some people are just artistic or musical but I have to work hard to see results
Last edited by Slider84 at Aug 5, 2016,
#15
That song is great then to develop a good rhythm with the F chord, and the chord changes are nice and relaxed

For the B chord, I would recommend this song:

It cycles though a few different variations of a B chord....it's good fun to mess around with.
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#16
You are familiar with UG, yet you posted this in the Pit?

Masochist or just dumb?
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#17
Arby911

I am familiar with pages that show lyrics and chords, not the forums. So just "dumb" I guess.
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You are familiar with UG, yet you posted this in the Pit?

Masochist or just dumb?


or maybe just happy
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or maybe just happy

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#21
U could try 'House Of The Rising Sun'

Am-C-D-F-Am-C-E(7)
Am-C-D-F-Am-E-Am-E(7)...

Rakey strummy - Picky.
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or maybe just happy

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