OK, so I've been 'playing' the guitar for about three years, by which I mean blink-182 and Nirvana songs. But now, I'd like to go back and study it properly, with theory and everything. I know the minor pentatonic scale and a few of the 7th chords. What should I learn next?
The major scale and how it can be used. Chord construction is another huge thing.
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justin, that was easily the most inspiring, helpful piece of advice anyone has ever given me in regards to my musical pursuits.

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always start with intervals. scales, chords, melodies, harmonies, etc etc etc are all made up of intervals.


that'll explain most of it. once you understand what intervals are, and to what intervals the guitar is tuned, you can start finding the right notes anywhere on the neck, in any key, with relative ease. Knowing the order of intervals will help you better understand how scales work, and from there, it's short hop to chords and chord construction, and so on.

obviously, work on timing and playing in time. also get in the habit of playing and fretting every note as clearly and accurately as possible, ALL THE TIME. make it second nature to play your best all the time.
Last edited by frigginjerk at Jun 28, 2007,
scales timing and different styles, don't be like the rhythm guitarist in my band who says steve vai's muis sucks because it's jazz fusion
i was in your position once

get a teacher for a few lessons atleast, eg twice a month

Also, READ THE FAQ STICKY! it has loads in there.

These lessons are also VERY helpful