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need help with guitar

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Feb 16, 2011 6:03 PM ET #1 (permalink)

I am new to playing guitar and needed help on where to start

Feb 16, 2011 6:38 PM ET #2 (permalink)

I love the fact that the username already declares you as a metal_musician. No sarcasm, I actually love that, it's that balls and passion that keeps metal alive.

-Learn to play power chords - start with the simple two finger version
-Learn to read guitar Tabs - it's really easy
-Play what you love listening to - you won't want to practise if you're playing stuff you're not interested in

Start out with simple stuff - Metallica is great for the basics.

Feb 17, 2011 2:03 AM ET #3 (permalink)

Adding on to what Cynic's already covered, a chair is absolutely essential. For sitting in. When you play your guitar.

Feb 17, 2011 3:52 AM ET #4 (permalink)

A guitar as well. To play.

Feb 17, 2011 4:51 AM ET #5 (permalink)

You know what album is great for beginners? Mötley Crüe's "Shout At the Devil". No BS, it is! It's actually recommended by quite a few teachers. Play along that one, Give it a try!

And no, you don't need a chair to practice guitar ;) But TheIronMan is right for a change; you do need a guitar though.

Feb 17, 2011 10:58 AM ET #6 (permalink)


Feb 17, 2011 1:43 PM ET #7 (permalink)

Always right?

Right on.. let's see what you say by the time you've reached 18.

Feb 17, 2011 5:17 PM ET #8 (permalink)

Shout at your mama IS a good one to start out with as Wolf mentioned,as well as anything by AC/DC.

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