#1
Ok, I have my guitar and amp but I want to know what else I need to buy so that I can learn better. I only have fifty bucks though, so it needs to be cheap. I know I'm going to buy a tuner, so if you can recommend one that's cheap that would be great. I'm also thinking about a metronome but I don't know if I need one so if you gave some advice about that it would be usefull. Then if there is any other usefull or just plain cool stuff to enhance my learning experience that I'd still have money for tell me. Thanks in advance.
#3
a capo can be a pretty useful tool, and not at all expensive.
also picks.. ya can never have enough picks
and spare strings.. lots of spare high e's
#4
In my opinion, even a crappy rythmn (semi-drum machine) is more enjoyable than a metronome. Don;t get me wrong, a metrnome is an invaluable tool, but playing to even a crappy (but in time) rythmn is more fun. I have a digitech vx400 that has some drumbeats, nothing great, but you can control the tempo...type of beat etc and helps one with timing.

I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives to this. Oh, here is an idea...if you play near your computer download some drum program demo and just play that back. If you are intersted perhaps I can find something. There is fruity loops that I think you can do most anything (including drums) but can't save?
#5
Quote by damnedone
In my opinion, even a crappy rythmn (semi-drum machine) is more enjoyable than a metronome. Don;t get me wrong, a metrnome is an invaluable tool, but playing to even a crappy (but in time) rythmn is more fun. I have a digitech vx400 that has some drumbeats, nothing great, but you can control the tempo...type of beat etc and helps one with timing.

I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives to this. Oh, here is an idea...if you play near your computer download some drum program demo and just play that back. If you are intersted perhaps I can find something. There is fruity loops that I think you can do most anything (including drums) but can't save?

i'm intrested in some sort of downloadable drum machine if you have any suggestions
#7
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i'm intrested in some sort of downloadable drum machine if you have any suggestions



Hydrogen is a good drum looping program, and it's free to boot.


Link:

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/
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#9
if your computer is near where you play go online and download hydrogen. Its a drum machine on your computer. That should save you about 20$ on a metronome. Get some picks a tuner string like was said above and start saving that money.

i see it was alresdy said above
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#10
Thanks, especially the drum program idea, I have a laptop so that'll work. That should eliminate a big chunk from my money I gotta spend. I guess I'll just get the tuner then some strings and picks, I've already gone through like twenty of them, like you guys said. If the Hydrogen thing doesn't work out I think I'll use Powertab to help me out with timing. I still give credit to you guys for that though.
#13
Quote by damnedone
Oh...if you have a mic or can plug your guitar into you computer here is a FREE Tuner!

http://www.aptuner.com/cgi-bin/aptuner/apmain.html

It works very nicely!

You're my new best friend. It works perfectly. I didn't even know my comp had a mic untill I opened the program and started playing.

It even tells me the pitch of my voice. It's really cool to see my octave range.
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#14
Quote by damnedone
In my opinion, even a crappy rythmn (semi-drum machine) is more enjoyable than a metronome. Don;t get me wrong, a metrnome is an invaluable tool, but playing to even a crappy (but in time) rythmn is more fun. I have a digitech vx400 that has some drumbeats, nothing great, but you can control the tempo...type of beat etc and helps one with timing.

I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives to this. Oh, here is an idea...if you play near your computer download some drum program demo and just play that back. If you are intersted perhaps I can find something. There is fruity loops that I think you can do most anything (including drums) but can't save?


If you can't save then it's because you have a demo.
#15
Of course your correct. I was just saying that the OP could download fruity loops demo and create some beats. And even with the demo, I believe you can convert to a WAV file. Just can't save the Fruity Loops Part. The OP was looking for stuff under 50 bucks and a figured "free" fits into that catagory. Just pointing out limitations if DEMO FL.

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If you can't save then it's because you have a demo.
#16
Well, I downloaded the Hydrogen thing, but all it gave me was and empty folder on my desktop that sais Hydrogen, nothing in it... So can someone please explain that? Also on a lighter note, what does OP stand for?
#17
Digitech RP50.
Most useful tool at the 50 dollar range.

First, it's a multi effect, has a fun drum machine, and an onboard tuner.
It'll be good for you to learn what effects you like, and what kind of tones you want to shoot for in the future. All for about 50 bucks.
The amp models are worthless, and alot of the effects are lame, but for 50 bucks, you get a great practice tool. You can plug headphones into it too so you can practice at night.
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#18
Just thought I'd say I'm a proud owner of Fruity Loops XL Producer Edition!!!

(my uncles a sound engineer, he sends me cd keys for programs)

So much fun making my own techno music

Just so I can contribute, if you can't save it's the demo.
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#19
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#20
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it means YOU.

I understood that... I just want to know what people are calling me.
#21
Quote by CoheednRHCP
I know I'm going to buy a tuner, so if you can recommend one that's cheap that would be great.. .


An Ibanez LU20 tuner is 40 bucks new, is TRUE BYPASS unlike the more expensive Boss model, and has both wet and dry outputs. Plus it's in a sturdy a stomp box

Great investment
#22
OP=Original Post(er)

Quote by CoheednRHCP
Well, I downloaded the Hydrogen thing, but all it gave me was and empty folder on my desktop that sais Hydrogen, nothing in it... So can someone please explain that? Also on a lighter note, what does OP stand for?