Trying this again at 52

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by televisor2012, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. televisor2012

    televisor2012 TDPRI Member

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    I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and all of the good advise. Makes me feel welcome, and that helps. I checked out justinguitar and it is a really good site, and so far it has been a big help. Thanks again for the advise, and now it is time to rock on fellow Tele players. See you in another thread soon. Jim
     
  2. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'll +1 to the Justinguitar link :cool:

    He has some good stuff on there. Take your time and learn the chords and be able to switch between them. You'll be playing songs in a few months. yes it is normal for your fingers to hurt ;)
     
  3. ald1972

    ald1972 TDPRI Member

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    Welcome! I just started playing, myself, at the age of 38 and, as you can see from my post count - JUST joined this forum.

    Sometimes I think starting older is an advantage...you're a lot more inclined to listen to people.
     
  4. LeftyAl

    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome ,good luck
     
  5. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome, and enjoy the forums!

    As mentioned by others, there's great online resources like Marty Schwartz. Now, Learn the notes on the neck, and start practicing some of the easier songs that you grew up with as you progress. Do this while playing along with CD's and/or MP3's, and you'll begin learning through recognizing, and correcting mistakes along the way.
     
  6. Skintight

    Skintight Banned

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    I'm sure glad Hendrix didn't avoid that "bad habit"

    Welcome to the forum. Check out Marty Schwartz on YouTube he does some great lessons.
     
  7. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    ya Marty is another good one so +1 to him also.
     
  8. Jadguitar

    Jadguitar Tele-Meister

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    A tip is to listen to a lot of music that you like and try to replicate the licks or riffs you like. Oh and don't focus too much on little details( like the thumb hanging over mentioned earlier) hendrix, Clapton they both hung their thumbs, for a classical guitarist maybe it matters but for us, it's no prob. Just focus on playing how it feels good to you, it will make practicing fun, not a chore.
     
  9. CharlesCapps

    CharlesCapps Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome.
     
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