#1
What was the best advice, or most useful tips that people have givin you when it comes to guitars and playing them?

besides the obvious practice practice practice
#2
'slow down.' Best advise EVER.
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#4
Im guessing 'Turn the distortion down, THEN practice' will come up soon. (It just did!)
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#5
a wise man once told me " use the search bar"....no im just kidding ...

seriously the best advice was start playing songs slow, RELAX, and use a metronome to practice.

also practice songs that are in your skill range, not absurdly out of your range
#6
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#8
Quote by Walternativo
Im guessing 'Turn the distortion down, THEN practice' will come up soon. (It just did!)

I'll second that. I find myself turning the gain knob down and down as I get better.
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#9
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#10
Slow down, relax, four fingers and have fun.
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#11
there's a note for every fret.
learn your notes, learn the patterns.

learn how to turn the note into a chord.

listen to the notes, and why certain notes work well with certain groups of chords.
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#12
speed is a byproduct of accuracy.

it made me completely rethink my approach to playing and practicing.
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#14
Quote by Lemoninfluence
speed is a byproduct of accuracy.

it made me completely rethink my approach to playing and practicing.


It just annoyed me when I was told that.

My advice would be work on your timing sit down with a metronome at a slow pace everyday and just play open strings once on each beep, then twice, then three times and so on just getting your timing down. 90% of guitarists I know (myself included) have poor timing.
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#15
"Find a new hobby, maybe guitar playing isn't for you"
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#16
A combination of "trust your ear and your heart" and "when you're practicing your scales and runs, if you botch, start over...never settle for the botch."
#18
"Theres only 3 things you need to rule at guitar.....
Practice, Practice and Practice."
#20
Oh, hazza has a spider 3 But i like it (only my first amp anyways!)

My advice would be havea target at all times...
#21
Telling us to turn down the volume at band practice. Mainly one of our friends convincing the drummer to hit softer so we could turn down our amps. Its much easier when you can hear each other, not to mention the singer.
#22
To breathe regulary while playing, don't hold your breath, you will be able to keep the tempo more easily. It's hard at first tho, but worth it.
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#23
Get a Metronome and use it religiously. Its the single most important accessory money can buy, after strings, cable tuner and amp that is!
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#25
when you get frustrated put it down and come back to it later. also learn to play on the clean channel cuz distortion hides your mistakes.
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#27
Quote by livrockdie
Telling us to turn down the volume at band practice.


that piece of advice was sort of obvious to me. Louder=/= better. And it's one of the most underrated pieces of advice ever. I know through experience .

I sat in on another bands practice. They asked me and my mate to sort out the levels but instead of just doing it for them I told them to do it themselves (they have to learn to do it themselves eventually) and we'd see if they were close. after 5 minutes of ear damage we had to intervene and the 2 of us manage to set the levels (and EQ a decent tone) for 3 amps and a PA system in about 90 seconds. The worst part is that they'd already been practicing for about 2 hours when we got there. how the hell they got anything done still eludes me.
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Quote by element4433
Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.