#1
Hello Everyone,
As you can see I am new here. Recently, like a month ago, I started playing with acoustic guitar. I basically learned major and minor chords like E,A,D,C,G,B and F(But can't switch that one from other chords lol). I learned how to change chords, except the mentioned F, my fingers are not used to pressing down that hard on two strings with one finger. So yeah. I need something to go on. Maybe I should learn an easy song? Because I am getting bored just practicing same chords. What do you say?
#2
you need to learn to switch between the chords. Start with an easy down-up-down-up strum rythm and learn to switch between two chords seamlessly back and forth. Like G (d-u-d-u) C (d-u-d-u) G (d-u-d-u) C (d-u-d-u). Then work in a third chord. Before long you will be playing a real song.
#3
Quote by matase
Hello Everyone,
As you can see I am new here. Recently, like a month ago, I started playing with acoustic guitar. I basically learned major and minor chords like E,A,D,C,G,B and F(But can't switch that one from other chords lol). I learned how to change chords, except the mentioned F, my fingers are not used to pressing down that hard on two strings with one finger. So yeah. I need something to go on. Maybe I should learn an easy song? Because I am getting bored just practicing same chords. What do you say?


With those chords in knowledge, you're halfway through learning 'Sweet home Alabama'. It's a great song, and not too difficult, either.

Watch: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VETdnjZeLhU for a great lesson on this song
#4
For me the barred F is easier. One of the first song I learned was Brown Eyed Girl. What kind of music do you like ?
#5
Quote by Hosscat
you need to learn to switch between the chords. Start with an easy down-up-down-up strum rythm and learn to switch between two chords seamlessly back and forth. Like G (d-u-d-u) C (d-u-d-u) G (d-u-d-u) C (d-u-d-u). Then work in a third chord. Before long you will be playing a real song.

you mean every strum up or down I have to switch chord? If not, I know how to do that, with the exception of F chord.

I like any classical top songs.
#6
Sorry, I misread....

Many songs use G-C-D, "Sweet Child o' Mine" "Wanted Dead or Alive"
#9
practice going from c to f they have a similar structure and then to a full barre f thats how i learned how to just switch to af. the capo on 2 version of hotel california is a good workout uses almost every single open chord just a little bit further down the neck where everything is just a little bit closer and easier to finger it is a good practice song.
#11
yes, go C to F, or F to C.


for a song, Karate by Tenacious D.
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#12
Quote by matase
Should I get nylon strings make it easier to learn ?


Not unless you prefer the sound of a classical or want to pursue classical guitar. Just keep practising.