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#1 dstn_h

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:23 AM


ok well i got a guitar about 2 months ago, my first one (im only 15- almost 16)
i have been told i am pretty good for my first time playing and that i am better than normal(i think it was all my air guitar practice lol)
but i dont have a guitar tuner.... i have a 15w crate amp and a left handed Biscayne? guitar(its some unkown label i picked up off ebay for 150$)
i would like to learn to play some heavy metal like slipknot n all that typ of stuff
but i cant realy find something i can play that is easy that i can enjoy playing (except i can play the begining of raining blood by slayer) just put that to let u know my skill level, and that is about as fast as i can play, although i am trying to learn some trivium it is just to hard
could anyone give me any suggestions or anything i would realy apritiate it

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:24 AM

Take lessons.


#3 noodle69

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:43 AM

yeah lessons will help a lot .

1 per fortnight or something to help you understand the way it all ties together .

but as your a newby i have to say that you really need to start learning some theory etc.

it will help in the long run , even if it looks like you are learning another language , which essentially you are.

start by learning all the notes names , on each string .

realise that there is only 12 different ones .

do u have a guitar tuner , chord book , simple exercise book ?

if not , get them !

you will need to know where your fingers should go , especially the little one which will become neglected if you dont use it !

as far as learning songs goes it is a good idea to learn stuff that you are familiar with .
so that bit is your call !

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#4 Wes Dakota

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:53 AM

Welcome. Realise that learning how to play the guitar takes a lot of dedication. Take lessons. Learn scales. Most people shy away from scales, but you'll have to learn them sooner or later. Learn them now, you'll be happy that you did. Take lessons. Buy books, you can never have too many books about guitar playing. Make guitar playing your top priority. Play every chance you get. Within a year you'll be thrilled at your progress.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:55 AM

Metallcia has some pretty easy riffs.
And taking some lessons is always good.


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#6 Drop-D

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (gusdotcom @ Jan 31 2006, 03:55 AM)
Metallcia has some pretty easy riffs.
And taking some lessons is always good.


Metallica's riffs are simple

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:38 AM

Try not to limit yourself to just metal. It would help more if you listen to a bigger variety of music. smile.gif

QUOTE (noodle69 @ Jan 30 2006, 04:43 PM)
but as your a newby i have to say that you really need to start learning some theory etc.

When you say theory, are you talking about standard notation? If so then no he doesn't need to get stuck in to it from the word go. noani.gif It would help, but it's not the b all and end all. That's how you turn a beginner off. He should get straight into playing and start learning theory later

QUOTE (gusdotcom @ Jan 30 2006, 04:55 PM)
Metallcia has some pretty easy riffs.
And taking some lessons is always good.

Damn you Gus. You beat me to it. biggrin.gif

Edited by nealmac, 31 January 2006 - 01:39 AM.

#8 musicman2000

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:30 AM

i would say to learn to read music, it's not neccessary to know how to read to be a good player but it will allow you to play an even greater amount of music, and if you start to learn theory you will need it.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:18 PM

If you want to learn a half-simple Trivium song, try Ascendancy. I figured it out in about 3 hours and had it dialed in a couple days. I'm not going to repeat what the above guys said. All I'm going to say is they are right.

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