#1
I just started playing the guitar about 6 weeks ago....i'm pretty good, but i want to get better. I am in a mini-band, w/ 2 people + me. We have two songs (no lyrics) and i need help making more/different types of songs and putting lyrics to them. Can you guys help me out....give me a few tips or something?

(Ohh, and i tried to use the lessons, but they didn't work)

And i listen to bands like Green Day, Simple Plan, U2, Yellowcard, Papa Roach, Plain White T's, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and so on...
#2
build up ur technical skills not just power chords which i assume ur using from the listed bands and only 6 weeks of playing.
#3
try asking in the guitar forum; you'll probably get better answers there than you will here

on a different note; look up some chord shapes and learn some chords first; I found that it's harder to pick chords up later; whereas if you learn your basic chords and some others (learn your: A, Am, B, Bm, C, Cm, D, Dm, E, Em, F, Fm, G, Gm chords and build from that) try learning some scales as well; slowly at first, then gradually getting faster to increase your fretting accuracy. Just don't try to shred from the off.

(oh, and practice all this on a clean channel, distortion covers up mistakes, meaning you won't know where you're going wrong)
Last edited by SpiralStatic at Sep 27, 2007,
#4
care to elaborate? (i can't get beats down w/ open fret playing...i'm only really good at chords and power chords...)
#5
First I would master the basic scales, those can easily be found in the lessons here. Then you will understand what u are playing better. With scales comes a lot of knowlegde. You might be reading this saying "boring" but once u get them down, it really helps.