Useful guitar tips you wish you knew when you started playing

Discussion in 'Guitar Lessons' started by jguitarnash, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. 68_Mustang

    68_Mustang Senior Member

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    That there is a reason some effect pedals cost a few hundred dollars and others cost $20 bucks.

    But seriously, the most important thing I learned was how to organize my practice time. It is a shame all the time I wasted just playing around calling it practice.
     
  2. in2madness

    in2madness Senior Member

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    Play with as many other musicians as possible. If nothing else it teaches you to listen and find your own space.

    I love playing with piano/keyboard players and over guitarists etc but if I could pick just one to play with it would be a drummer.
     
  3. tributeman

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    1. learn fingerstyle and/or single note picking before learning chords (alhough many learn-to-play-guitar-in-a-day-books will try to convince you otherwise)
    2. learn standard notation (tab is not useless, but I see it as an addition to standard notation and I hate to use it by itself). so you know what you're playing
    3. Don't buy, stream or download video lessons, unless they come with a good book (see point 2).
    4. try different styles of music. different styles will develop different techniques.
     
  4. se7775

    se7775 Senior Member

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    This is something I happened to learn kind of early on. I put my bucks into a Marshall JVM 205c and I play a cheap washburn with good pups, an ltd ec1000 and i just picked up a Faded studio. When I took the les paul for a test drive it was thru a line 6 spider...blah...when I brought it home it came to life thru my marshall
     

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