Guitar

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  1. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Semper Fi CLM

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    I've finally decided to try to learn to play guitar, and just a couple days ago bought an Epiphone LP100. :woohoo:

    My question is, anyone have any good, reputable, books or DVD's you could recommend? I realize taking lessons are suggested, but with my work schedule, I'm having trouble finding any place that is flexible on the days I could come.
     
  2. Krigloch

    Krigloch BACONEER

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    find a friend that knows some stuff. play with him a couple times.
    find a super easy song to play along with.
     

  3. spero525

    spero525 HE did it.

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    There might be places online that offer free lessons in video or book-ish format. I've referred people to such things for piano, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's available for guitar too.

    I know a couple people who play. I'll ask them for book suggestions.
     
  4. Flinter

    Flinter Hornady Fan

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    Get a decent chord book, and like Krigloch said find a friend that plays. This part is real important, as I lost interest for about 12 years and stopped playing because I didn't have any friends that played. A freind will teach you stuff and keep you moving forward.

    Just bought a new Fender Telecaster today, myself.
     
  5. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Semper Fi CLM

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    Thanks for the help. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Flinter

    Flinter Hornady Fan

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    Grunt, how often do you get to make it into Louisville? I live right across the river.
     
  7. gunandbullet

    gunandbullet Alea iacta est

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    There's quite a few lessons available on Youtube as well.
     
  8. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Semper Fi CLM

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    1 or 2 times a week. I'm just 15 or so min outside of there.
     
  9. Crusher47

    Crusher47 The one & only

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    Welcome to another addiction :)

    Definately hit up a couple of music stores and get a couple of beginner books. Also great to play along with friends too. Most of all, have FUN
     
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    About the same here, although I live about 5 miles out of downtown.

    GO CATS, EAT THE BIRDS
     
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    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    I've been playing guitar and bass for 18 years. Last years I wanted to brush up on my skills and fill in the gaps & sought out a good compendium book to do this. I got "the Guitar Handbook" at Barnes & Noble. They had a few other books similar to this.
    It covers a broad range of knowledge from chords to scales to solo runs as well as scales and basic music theory. I found this helped a lot and let my younger brother, who is just starting out, borrow this book. This book is helpful for a guitarist of any level.
    If anything, learn most of the basic, first position chords and practice, practice, practice...