#1
Well, already posted a thread stating how I just started. Anywho, getting the guitar tomorrow probably =). Can't play until maybe march/april though. I broke my humerus (it's your upper arm, where your bicep/tricep are located.) Anyway, I know Smoke on the Water, just the beginning riff. I memorize it by number(open 3 5, open 3 6 5) and that.

On with the point though. First off, playing just on that first string, what are the actual tabs or whatever to that, or how would a professional guitarist teach me that song?

Also, after a month or 2 of playing, I'd like to learn Over the Hills and Far Away. Are these standards too high?

One last question. I'm not really too comfortable with using a pick, but I came to realize I will need to use one. Is it normal not to be comfortable using a pick as a beginner?
#2
Quote by ebozek14
Anyway, I know Smoke on the Water, just the beginning riff. I memorize it by number(open 3 5, open 3 6 5) and that.

On with the point though. First off, playing just on that first string, what are the actual tabs or whatever to that, or how would a professional guitarist teach me that song?


There's a few ways you can play it, try these lessons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNf5w5c0NA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcPSUe43nSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EorPLmKS-Y0&feature=related
#3
Well, already posted a thread stating how I just started. Anywho, getting the guitar tomorrow probably =). Can't play until maybe march/april though. I broke my humerus (it's your upper arm, where your bicep/tricep are located.) Anyway, I know Smoke on the Water, just the beginning riff. I memorize it by number(open 3 5, open 3 6 5) and that.

On with the point though. First off, playing just on that first string, what are the actual tabs or whatever to that, or how would a professional guitarist teach me that song?

Its actually played on the d and g strings as inverted powerchords.

Also, after a month or 2 of playing, I'd like to learn Over the Hills and Far Away. Are these standards too high?

Depends on how much you practice.

One last question. I'm not really too comfortable with using a pick, but I came to realize I will need to use one. Is it normal not to be comfortable using a pick as a beginner?

Thats normal. You probably have the sense that you dont know where the strings are when you're playing. A lot of beginners get that when they use a pick at first.