#1
I have very good guitar technique but don't know much *chuckle* - can anyone direct me as to what to learn or do to become a success: songs, theory?

Thank you
#2
how much do you know exactly?
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#3
Quote by Gordon guitar
I have very good guitar technique but don't know much *chuckle* - can anyone direct me as to what to learn or do to become a success: songs, theory?

Thank you

If you could clarify the bold print up there we could offer a little help.

To theory, yes get started. Keep it simple though. Start with the very basics, like the major scale, then progress from there.
epic7734
#6
ok, could I point to a note on the fretboard and you tell me what it is? If not, you need to get familiar with the notes on the guitar.

Then start to learn scales, start with the Major scale, very easy to work out.

Tone - Tone - Semi-Tone - Tone - Tone - Tone - Semi-Tone

That's how to work out the major scale, pretty easy. Tone is a whole note (2 frets) and semi-tone is half (1 fret)

So, start on a C......

C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

Simple, you have your C major scale, pretty easy to play, no sharps or flats
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#7
Quote by Gordon guitar
well i have learnt those arpegios of batio's dvd and that's about it an affraid

Thats good, but do you understand them? I'm not saying you don't, its just a question to help understand where you are at.

Since i don't really know your understanding of what an arpeggio is let me give you a quick definition, and i do mean quick and short.

An arpeggio is when you play the notes that make up a chord. You play the notes as individual notes, one at a time.

If this is something you are not formiliar with already then check out these links.

This one is probably a little to basic for you but i'm posting it anyways.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/the_basics_part_1.html

It get more interesting for the rest of them now
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/the_basics_part_2.html
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/the_basics_part_3.html
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/the_basics_part_4.html
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/the_basics_part_5.html

And heres one on arpeggios.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/arpeggios_guide_part_1_-_learn_your_arpeggios.html

Up at the top of the page you will see a link to lessons. This is where all the links i posted came from. So check them out. And any question you have for something related to music theory ask it in the "Musicians Talk" forum. There is a lot of people there that are more than happy to answer question for you.
epic7734
#8
Tabber and epic both offered great suggestions.

Learn the notes on your fretboard first. Basic Chromatic scales will help with that.

In addition, you should learn the pentatonic major and minor (start with 6th string root scales, those are the easiest to pick up and give the most variety starting out IMO), and at least one mode of the Major scale (start with Ionian and work up).

Also, learn all your basic open chords (G, D, C, Am, E, Em, B), and some Major/Barre chords (Gmaj, the infamous F, Amaj), and some Major/Dominate 7ths and 9ths.

Once you have all that down, it's time to start reading up on music theory and/or taking lessons (believe me, self taught is great and all, but lessons are WELL worth the money).

Hope that helps!
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#9
tabber666, that won't make much sense to him if he doesn't know that there's only a half step betwen B/C and E/F lol.

Anyways; for theory, go to Musician Talk and go the the Musical Theory sticky.

As for songs, you're on Ultimate-Guitar.com. I'm sure you'll figure something out.
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#10
Sorry, yeah, I guess that won't make much sense.

Ok, D Major is easier to show what I mean

D
Tone
E
Tone
F# (Because E and F are only a semi-tone apart)
Semi-Tone
G
Tone
A
Tone
B
Tone
C# (Because B and C are only a semi-tone apart)
Semi-Tone
D

I hope you understand what I am trying to say? Maybe I am making it more confusing

That is how you can play any major scale anywhere without knowing the scale off by heart. There are loads more equations to work out Minor and Pentatonic etc, but I suggest you work on Major first, start with the basics
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