Rather than hav me explain it.........Check out Steve Stein on you tube dot com....his finger exercises will really help get your fingers doin what they need to be able to do.....The Guy ROCKS and he also has some song lessons that are spot on.So I finally got my first guitar an epiphone sg standard in alpine white. Now I'm looking for recommendations on learning to play. First i will try some youtuber content. I am looking for any advice i can get. Much appreciated!
What kind of music do you want to play? Learning to play any instrument is basically the same, start with the basics (like how to hold the instrument , where the notes are, and make a noise), and then move on to some basic songs you will want to play over and over and over to start to "burn in" some of the body mechanics. after that it will be learning more and more complex songs for the rest of your life. Have you played any other instruments before? That can make a difference on what needs to be covered in the beginning.
Knowing more about your goals can help in recommending how to proceed and what methods to use. There are probably a million videos on youtube on the subject, some are great, some not so much, but it can be good starting place to get you going. I would consider some in person lessons at the start t o make sure you get going in the right direction. A good teacher can also recommend good followup materials and videos. You don't have to take lessons non-stop, but semi-regular visits with an instructor can help get you over the humps and make sure you aren't picking up bad habits that will hold you back in the long run.
Way back when I played the trumpetThat is a pretty approachable genre of music even for a beginner. Of course there are some insanely complex pieces that will take years to be able to approach with any confidence, but there are a whole lot of great songs that are 3 chords and 4/4 time that even the beginner can work on while learning their instrument.. Finding some songs you love that are fairly simple constructions will encourage you to play (practice) more, and that of course is the only way to learn. You should have no trouble finding plenty of good material.
Is this your first foray into playing music ever? Epihphone was a phenomenal choice for a first guitar. They are a major step up from a beginner instrument, and a lot of pros use them on stage and in the studio. If things don't go well, it shouldn't be the guitar that is holding you back.
90% right with the stand. 10% leftover goes for a wall hook, which in my case is 100%.1. Most important piece of guitar gear for beginners is a guitar stand. A guitar stand will help you become a better player faster than any lesson, any teacher, any video. Here's why: A guitar that is kept in its case under a bed is a guitar that is less apt to be played. A guitar on a stand is picked up twenty times a day. You set down to watch TV for the evening, there is your guitar right in front of you on its stand, you will pick it up and play whatever you have learned while watching TV. You walk around the house...walk by your guitar on its stand, and you will play it. A stand makes you play guitar constantly. That's a good thing when just starting out. BUY A STAND! KEEP GUITAR ON IT!
2. Learn songs you know. That way when you hit a bum note or chord, you immediately know you've done something wrong.
3. Do not try to match the speed of the song. You'll get that later on. Play a song or lead that you learn at your speed.
4. You do have advantages we back in the day did not. You have the wealth of knowledge on youtube. Techniques, songs, practice exercises, gear advice...all on youtube. We used to have to wait a month for a new edition of GUITAR Magazine. And we learned songs by a friend showing us; by going to concerts and watching what the guitar player was playing; or by playing records and constantly lifting the needle to play sections of songs over and over. It was hard to learn songs and guitar back then, but that hard work made many of us have great ears for music. We can hear something now and immediately say, "That's a D major 7th chord there."
Once again, the best tool to help you become a guitar player is this:
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Learn the power chord first. Get an amp or something that you can plug your guitar and phone into and play along. Youtube "lesson" for a song you like. Hit it. (why not You Really Got Me, for instance)
Once you're comfortable with power chording your way though a couple of songs you can have a look at open chords. Then have a look at the minor pentatonic. On the way you will figure out ho everything is connected and presto, the world of sex, drugs and rockn'roll is your oyster.
I will refer to you next time someone claims the Rolling Stones were musical geniuses.. I forgot to mention rhythm which is often overlooked, spend some time chugging along to songs without plugging in and see how that feels and if you can get those rhythms down. No need to be in the right key or even the right strings, just work that pic.I have Satisfaction down decently well!
I will refer to you next time someone claims the Rolling Stones were musical geniuses.. I forgot to mention rhythm which is often overlooked, spend some time chugging along to songs without plugging in and see how that feels and if you can get those rhythms down. No need to be in the right key or even the right strings, just work that pic.