#1
Im starting to play guitar where do i start?

And can someone give me some scales....

penatonic, etc..
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#3
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Start with chords!


Agreed
Then fifths/powerchords and try practise strumming patterns
#4
You should probably start by learning some easy songs. If you just practice chords without using them in songs it can become very tedious, and then there is a much greater chance that you will become bored with it and give up. Learn some chords annd scales, but make sure you learn songs that you can have fun with.
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#5
can someone make me a list of chords and scale sto learn... like put em in tab 4 me... it would be much apreciated
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#6
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can someone make me a list of chords and scale sto learn... like put em in tab 4 me... it would be much apreciated


Buy a chord book, tab is not good for chords because it doesn't give you an idea of what finger to put where, the most comfortable position is not always the best when you are switching chords.
#7
Start with a couple of open chords ...E A and D are a good starting point.
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#8
First Chromatic Scales

E Major Pentatonic Scale

The Major Scale
Play the 6th string "Open"
Play the 6th string, 2nd fret
Play the 6th string, 4th fret
Play the 5th string "Open"
Play the 5th string, 2nd fret
Play the 5th string, 4th fret
Play the 4th string, 1st fret

E Minor Pentatonic Scale

The Minor Pentatonic Scale

E Minor Pentatonic ScaleE Pentatonic Minor Scale Chart
Play the 6th string, 3rd fret
Play the 5th string "Open"
Play the 5th string, 2nd fret
Play the 4th string "Open"
Play the 4th string, 2nd fret
Play the 3rd string "Open"

Click here for more help
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=1&scch=E&scchnam=Major&get2=Get
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#9
thanks... im gonna check out those justin videos and that for the scales lemik
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#10
It depends on what style of guitar you want to play. You should figure out what kind of music you want to play, because some very basic techniques in one style may very well not be used in another or be significantly modified.

For example, being able to smoothly transition between closed power chords is a fairly important and basic skill for a metal guitarist and some punk. However, it probably isn't a very important starting point for a classical or a country guitarist. What is appropriate muting on a steel string acoustic is not remotely sufficient for playing on a high gain electrical guitar. Not every technique is useful for every style, and while having a broad range of skills is good, learning a little of everything isn't good when starting out. It is better to get a solid understanding of the main style you want to learn and then start adding other techniques that might not be conventionally used.
#11
im more metal than anything.. i dont see my self playing any country but probably blues... more than likely
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#13
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It depends on what style of guitar you want to play. You should figure out what kind of music you want to play, because some very basic techniques in one style may very well not be used in another or be significantly modified.

For example, being able to smoothly transition between closed power chords is a fairly important and basic skill for a metal guitarist and some punk. However, it probably isn't a very important starting point for a classical or a country guitarist. What is appropriate muting on a steel string acoustic is not remotely sufficient for playing on a high gain electrical guitar. Not every technique is useful for every style, and while having a broad range of skills is good, learning a little of everything isn't good when starting out. It is better to get a solid understanding of the main style you want to learn and then start adding other techniques that might not be conventionally used.

Guitar basics are guitar basics, they aren't style specific - at the beginning it's all the same stuff you need to learn. Once you've got the basics down then you can start thinking about techniques that will lend themselves to a certain style, it's not really an issue for the first few months though.
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#14
ive already started on the videos.... thanks again for the link
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