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    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
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    Finally jumped in and bought my first guitar!

    just purchased my first guitar yesterday. a Gibson Maestro(SG model). the most guitar experience i have ever had is rock band and guitar hero(all expert! haha!) so i thought i should buy a real instrument already. haha. already i can play the full intro of "One" by Metallica and half of the insane quick solo(well...half of half. half of the very beginning)from the same song which i'm stoked about. learned how to tune without a tuner and ive been messing with the sounds and got some good results with the sound of "One". my finger tips are killing me though haha. anyone else out there play guitar and could give a few pointers for a newbie? =]

    Alex
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    uh. im pretty sure i play different kind of guitar since i use my fingers to strum but, my left hand's fingers are really hard, so im sure they wont hurt that much XD

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    Train your fretting pinky early and often to develop a callous on it. Most beginner chords only use 3 fingers and the pinky gets neglected.

    Jason

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    i have problems wit my pinky..

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    yea i can tell they are more callous already. ill just keep practicing =]
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    The only thing I would recommend is try to take some real guitar lessons!
    beginner lessons..
    so that you start out doing things correctly, and dont get used to "your way"..

    I used to play Bass..started in college, and I was in a rock band for 5 years in my Mid-20's..
    it was great fun!
    but I never took a single lesson..and so I played the bass my own way..which wasnt nearly as good as the "real" way, and as a result, there were a lot of things I should have been able to play, but couldnt, because I was doing it wrong from the start..
    it made me a much worse bass player than I could have been..
    I should have taken lessons when I was starting out!
    even just ONE lesson probably would have made a big difference..

    My first bass was a tank..a heavy Peavy..
    but then I WON a Yamama Attitude Limited!

    very sweet..
    Got to meet Billy Sheehan and go backstage at the 1992 Rush tour because of it!

    I dont know much about these guitar games..like guitar hero..but I have a feeling they are going to seriously screw up a generation of would-be guitar players..because they have no relation to playing a real guitar..
    so..take a least one or two basic lessons before you get too far into it!
    then once you have the basics down, correctly, you can keep learning and practicing on your own..

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post

    I dont know much about these guitar games..like guitar hero..but I have a feeling they are going to seriously screw up a generation of would-be guitar players..because they have no relation to playing a real guitar..


    Scot
    Totally agree here. I can't tell you the number of people I know who think they can play the guitar just because they've played that game.

    I've been playing bass on and off since the 6th grade. Aside from all the advice everyone already gave you, I suggest you invest in a good amp right from the start.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    well for me rock band contributes to "strum while at the same time constantly move your hand for frets" i have tried playing in the past(like picked up my exs guitar one night and attempted to make noise) before the games and i could never move my fingers enough to sound like anything. i agree its VERY different from anything real. but it does have some positive effect with the separate hand movements.

    Alex
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