#1
Ive been playing guitar for about 2 years now, but Ive realized I dont know anything about all these scales, chords, and music theory. Basically I just know which notes are which and play songs. So can somebody help me out with this stuff to help me become a better musician? And dont point me to the UG lessons because Ive been through almost all of them and feel like Im missing something to understand them all
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#2
trust me its impossible to learn it; give up now... jk im in ure situation ive tried and given up numerous times but i just dont get it its too confusing
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#3
I learned a lot of stuff from here.

http://www.musictheory.net/index.html

It's going to get confusing at some point, it did for me. I just read out loud if I didn't understand what it was saying. And look at pictures. Hope this helps.
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#4
Well, not to sound mean, but you've been playing two years and you know nothing of chords?!

I mean, scales are understandable and theory, basically because this is a tab site... but chords?!

lol. Just figure out how to form chords and practice. Lots. Thats all the advice I can offer you.
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#6
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Well, not to sound mean, but you've been playing two years and you know nothing of chords?!

I mean, scales are understandable and theory, basically because this is a tab site... but chords?!

lol. Just figure out how to form chords and practice. Lots. Thats all the advice I can offer you.


Well I know about chords, I just dont have them all memorized like alot of people say I should
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To get you started here is the distance between notes

1 step , 1/2 Step 1, 1 ,1/2 ,1 ,1
A B C D E F G A

Reference: a 1/2 step is the same as one fret
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#8
on chords: here's an easy way to play any major/minor chord. Memorize all the notes up the low E string to the 12th fret. They just progress by half steps, so it would be E, F, F#, G, G#, etc. Then you can play barre chords for any of those major/minor chords. For major chords, you'd barre across the root fret, then from the position of an open E major chord with your middle, ring, and pinky fingers. For minor, do the same, but with the postition for an E minor. I know that wasn't a great description, but I tried. Also, one of the Steal This Video videos had a lesson on this, so you should check that out.
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To get you started here is the distance between notes

1 step , 1/2 Step 1, 1 ,1/2 ,1 ,1
A B C D E F G A

Reference: a 1/2 step is the same as one fret


I think its easier if you just go A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, repeat
#10
Man I am so lost. Ok guys this is basically how I learned guitar. I looked up tabs, learned how to read them. and started playing songs. Alot of people say Im good and a very fast learner, but I didnt learn any of the stuff in between.
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Man I am so lost. Ok guys this is basically how I learned guitar. I looked up tabs, learned how to read them. and started playing songs. Alot of people say Im good and a very fast learner, but I didnt learn any of the stuff in between.


Watch PicknGrin's Steal This Video series. It should help.
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