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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Blister, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome!
    My advice:

    #1'play SOMETHING every day!
    Even if noodling/exploring...

    Eventually these endeavors all turn into music, with time and repetition

    #2 Don't b*tch when your fingertips and hands hurt- the pain never goes away!

    46 years playing now, still in love with the guitar
     
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  2. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome and congrats on the new guitar.
     
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  3. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!
    Sb
     
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  4. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oh man

    I wish I would have seen this earlier, the best advice I have and some members aren’t going to like this one is learn right handed, unless you have a physical attribute that makes it impossible

    I’m left handed and my father insisted that I learn righty, I think my dexterity is a little less than it could be (also because I had palsy in my left hand/fretting hand) but I’m thankful that I can walk into any store and play any instrument and have a vast amount of choices

    It all depends if you’re comfortable but a guitar is foreign enough it will feel weird to begin with no matter what you play it with

    I see you’ve already chosen an instrument so the best I can say is just keep playing, it will get frustrating and you will hit walls on your journey but the more you play the easier it gets

    I’ve recently picked up the banjo so I’m getting to experience this all over

    and welcome aboard your guitar certainly does look good

    Edit: just saw the post below and that’s a great ideas get a song book of songs you like (make sure it has chords) and learn the chords to the songs, worry about learning the TABs/leads later, if you learn the chords it will give you a solid rhythm foundation
     
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  5. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Afflicted

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    Get yourself a Beatles song book, start singing and strumming.

     
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  6. superjam144

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  7. Blister

    Blister Tele-Meister

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    I am actually a right-handed person but due to nerve damage in my left arm I'm pretty much forced to learn to play left-handed. And believe me I agree with you 100%
     
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  8. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sorry to hear that

    I thought that might be a possibility and in that case you made the right decision

    There’s plenty of good people and advice to be had here
     
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  9. Telecastoff1

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    Welcome...I really like those G&L Tribute ASATs. I own two of them.
     
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