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#1 YYZumbi

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

I am getting more and more jealous on all the great guitar players out there. It seems to be such a nice feeling to play guitar. So now Im wondering how do I learn to play real music on guitar the fastest/easiest way with no teacher?

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

Zumbi, do you have a guitar ??

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

Pick up my guitar and play,
just like yesterday
then I'll get on my knees and pray... :hail:


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

Stop looking for shortcuts.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:45 PM

Just learn and practice, there's no quick way of doing it. Anything you don't learn in the beginning you'll only have to learn later and it'll end up taking longer.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

YouTube is full of free lessons.  Some of it will be over your head but most videos are pretty clear on where to put your fingers.  Wish I had this when I started.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

Unfortunately there is no quick way, but getting be a trainer really helped me when I wasn learning, it gave me a sense of direction. They aren't cheap though, so if you don't want to pay the money teaching yourself on YouTube is also very good option

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

There is no fast/easy way. Well there is a fast/easy way if you want to suck.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

Playing music/an instrument is never easy. Making your own music is even more difficult. Simply put the idea of learning guitar the fastest/easiest way is false mythology...unless you think you're Robert Johnson that you'd sell your soul to the devil in exchange of being the next shred wanker.

There's great videos on YouTube that'll aid you, but that's all it is, an aid to help you learn...this ain't an overnight thing. There's an app called Yousician that's a great tool to help you learn and play in a way that's easy to understand but again, it's only an aid to help you learn. Keep playing, learn the basics, get a feel of the instrument first. If you wanna learn complex parts, I'd take it apart by section and play it slowly until you feel like you're able to play it slow fluently, and then play it slightly faster and continue to up the tempo gradually until you're fluid at playing it at normal tempo and keep playing some more. There's a lot of muscle memory and listening involved with playing any kind of instrument.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:31 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 27 March 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

I am getting more and more jealous on all the great guitar players out there. It seems to be such a nice feeling to play guitar. So now Im wondering how do I learn to play real music on guitar the fastest/easiest way with no teacher?
God, you are dumb.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:51 PM

If you're looking to play stuff at the same level as Rush or a band like that, there is no fast way.

Have you played any instruments before? Already having some experience would help. If not, there is no guarantee that you will take to playing and learn how to do it. You may pick up the guitar and see you have no feel for it.

Just because you're a big music fan doesn't mean you have the music in you. So don't get your hopes up too high in case playing isn't your thing.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 27 March 2017 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:03 PM

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I am getting more and more jealous on all the great guitar players out there.
What are you jealous of?
Our good looks? The hordes of women that surround us? :lol:

Despite the YouTube guitarist phenomenon, playing guitar is not a race or a competition.

Honestly, find a teacher. Even if it's one lesson a month. That lesson, with someone giving real-time critique/feedback is invaluable.
And (if it concerns you) the learning curve is much steeper than learning by yourself.

You can also use lessons/exercises from sites like Guitar World and Premier Guitar to supplement your learning.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

You can learn a heck of a lot more from a teacher than you can off of something like YouTube or teaching yourself. The discipline of having to learn something for lessons will really make you keep up with it.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:57 PM

Define "fastest" and "easiest"

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 27 March 2017 - 11:57 PM, said:

Define "fastest" and "easiest"


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:40 AM

View PostLucas, on 27 March 2017 - 08:23 PM, said:

Zumbi, do you have a guitar ??

I have 2 guitars. 1 acoustic and 1 electric. But I cant play at all!

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:43 AM

View PostBigbobby10, on 27 March 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

Unfortunately there is no quick way, but getting be a trainer really helped me when I wasn learning, it gave me a sense of direction. They aren't cheap though, so if you don't want to pay the money teaching yourself on YouTube is also very good option

I was thinking of getting a teacher. But I have no job or money right now, so dont afford it. I will find one once I get a job tho. But I dont think I want to wait... I want to start to learn guitar now!

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:45 AM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 27 March 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

If you're looking to play stuff at the same level as Rush or a band like that, there is no fast way.

Have you played any instruments before? Already having some experience would help. If not, there is no guarantee that you will take to playing and learn how to do it. You may pick up the guitar and see you have no feel for it.

Just because you're a big music fan doesn't mean you have the music in you. So don't get your hopes up too high in case playing isn't your thing.

I have never played any instrument.

And yeah, Im starting to think its not my thing...

That makes me sad :(

Edited by YYZumbi, 28 March 2017 - 01:45 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:35 AM

First, learning anything should be a never ending process. It's not always easy and certainly never fast.

Second, I don't believe in the "playing isn't my/your thing" mentality since it seems to put the prospective learner in the mindset of giving up.

Third, if you can't accept the first and second points then you might as well sell the guitars now.




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