#2
a minor penatonic
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#3
Start with chords then progress onto scales when you have a good few chords under your belt
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#4
yea just mess around and try to nail some chords
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#5
exercises to strengthen your fingers like chromatic patterns...study some theory as well
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#6
I suggest getting a teacher if youve got the money. i played for about three months self taught. and then got a teacher and realised how many bad habits i had, and he said i had fewer than most. but if you dont learn at least learn the g chord the achord the chord and f chord then keep learning chords but also practice minor pentatonic scales
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#7
first of all learn basic chords... after you control basic chords in a good level
practice minor pentatonic like the others said.. move onto major and minor scales later on

oh, and seriously... get a teacher...
i cant think of two good guitar players who never took music lessons
(i think jimi hendrix is the only one)
#8
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first of all learn basic chords... after you control basic chords in a good level
practice minor pentatonic like the others said.. move onto major and minor scales later on

oh, and seriously... get a teacher...
i cant think of two good guitar players who never took music lessons
(i think jimi hendrix is the only one)


Well don't go THAT far, but yes, a teacher will help you immensely. Go for that.

I haven't really learned any scales yet, to be honest. haha. I probably should start, it'll help me write more lead stuff.
#9
Quote by Drone_
first of all learn basic chords... after you control basic chords in a good level
practice minor pentatonic like the others said.. move onto major and minor scales later on

oh, and seriously... get a teacher...
i cant think of two good guitar players who never took music lessons
(i think jimi hendrix is the only one)
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#10
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I assume you've never heard Muhammed from Necrophagist.


his name is muhammed ? ownz (:

i exadurated a bit... yea..
but you get my point..
#11
Thanks to all advice as I am a newbie too. Third attempt as a matter of fact. My advice to a fellow newbie would be also keep what you know already fresh. When you get frustrated with something new is when you will want to quit the most. Go back to what you know play and play and play it over and over. You get better at it plus you realize it aint as bad as you think. It took time to learn whatever you already know........get where i am going?
#12
thank your all for your oppinions

and yes i get where your going with that lol
#13
i dont think EVH took lessons
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