#2
Stopping every time you mess up and starting over.

Poor fingering.

Hunching over the guitar when you play?

idk.
#3
I tend to rest my pinky and ring finger of my right hand on the pick guard when I play. I also look at the fretboard when I play.
#4
Quote by Will Swanson
I tend to rest my pinky and ring finger of my right hand on the pick guard when I play. I also look at the fretboard when I play.

Definitely try not to anchor your hand on the pickguard. Looking at the freatboard is unavoidable for the first months though.
#5
Quote by Deagle-Eyes
Definitely try not to anchor your hand on the pickguard. Looking at the freatboard is unavoidable for the first months though.


It's an opinion thing, if you're comfortable with it, do it. John Petrucci does it.
#8
picks will disappear when you least expect it.

Make sure to have a large amount of picks and keep them safe. Make them nice and bright so if you do drop it you can see it when it lands in the black hole of pick stealingland.
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#9
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picks will disappear when you least expect it.

Make sure to have a large amount of picks and keep them safe. Make them nice and bright so if you do drop it you can see it when it lands in the black hole of pick stealingland.


yes,all beginners need to be aware of the pick Gnomes, as soon as you put a pick dwn they run in steal it and you wont see it again for months
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#10
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It narrows your possibilities in my opinion.


That's a half truth; the reality is that as long as placing your hand on the guitar doesn't restrict your movement and doesn't cause you any extra tension then it's absolutely fine. It just happens that for most people it does cause tension or restrict movement.

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yes,all beginners need to be aware of the pick Gnomes, as soon as you put a pick dwn they run in steal it and you wont see it again for months


You mean they give yours back? Bar stewards!
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#11
1. Make sure the guitar you start out with has string heights that are reasonably close to the neck. (In other words, start out with an instrument that is playable).

2. If you don't have a piano nearby, (THAT IS IN TUNE, MIND YOU), to tune your instrument to, get a pitch pipe. Learn what notes are correct for tuning.

3. Buy a metronome....it's amazing how "timing" has value.

4. Have an extra set of strings around. You SHOULD change them once every couple of months, as a beginner.

5. Keep a ton of pics around.

6. Get hold of a good but inexpensive strap. You should learn
to play standing, as well as sitting.

7. Decide what music you want to learn and make sure you have some sheet music that shows you how the chords are formed.

8. Find times/ways to be together with other guitar players (both expert and novice) and "watch-n-learn."

9. Keep your guitar in its case when you are not playing it. You'll preserve it from wharping, and damage, that way.

10. Wipe down the strings with the rag of some sort after each session of playing it. (takes the skin fibers and sweat off and preserves the strings longer).

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#12
Never actually pull an unused finger away from the fretboard unless the hand position demands it. For example, as soon as my pinky comes off the fretboard I reflexively lift it way off as far as it goes, and it is coming back to kick me in the ass now as the lost economy of movement is another speed barrier.
#13
Quote by Jimbleton
yes,all beginners need to be aware of the pick Gnomes, as soon as you put a pick dwn they run in steal it and you wont see it again for months


Pick gnomes torture me!
#14
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That's a half truth; the reality is that as long as placing your hand on the guitar doesn't restrict your movement and doesn't cause you any extra tension then it's absolutely fine. It just happens that for most people it does cause tension or restrict movement.

We agree there then.
#15
Quote by AA00P
Stopping every time you mess up and starting over.

Poor fingering.

Hunching over the guitar when you play?
idk.

That's not a bad habit, that's the secret to proper practice.
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#16
Resting your picking hand on the strings when you're soloing! Trying to kick that one...
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