Learning to Play the Guitar 25 replies

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#21 14 years ago

good point...


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21st August 2005

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#22 14 years ago
medicfodI goto UltimateGuitar for tabs.


Seriously, if you are able to read tabulatures, and it isn't that difficult, it is quite easy to learn playing. I didn't use anything else, and since I've started playing last August I advanced well. If you really have fun playing the instrument you use it a couple of times a day, even if only for a minute, but it is efficient! :nodding:


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#23 14 years ago

It really anoys me when people say bass is easier than guitar. When your first starting out, bass probably is easier. And what Aeroflot said is 100% correct. Speed wise, the bass is actually alot harder because the strings are thicker and the neck's longer, therefore when you're playing a song that requires you to move up and down the neck and stretch your fingers a fair bit, it's harder to get the speed up if you know what I mean. You're pretty ignorant about the bass Denton.


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#24 14 years ago
AeroflotBass guitars are not easy to play. I'm sorry, but you've got to be really inexperienced to say that. Many people don't even know what the bass guitar does for a band. It creates the beat, like the drums. You've got to have fast fingers and the 'groove.' Without the grove you're just plucking some strings and sounding messy. The bass needs to flow with the music. From a point of view, it is easy to play, but it is difficult to master. You really need to play with a band to learn effective bass guitar. I play with my friend a couple times a week. Oh, and there are rare instances when more than one string is hit.

Although I don't play bass, (I play drums) you're exactly right there. You hit the nail on the head.


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#25 14 years ago

ok bass guitar is easy if ur a nub and just do simple notes.a good bass player is amazing at what they do.bass is much harder to learn then guitar if u want to be good at it.i would deffinalty suggest getting lessons for a bass guitar


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#26 14 years ago

Thanks for all the advice, guys. Bands that I would probably try to play would be something like Nirvana, maybe even people like David Bowie or the Foo Fighters, and classics like the Eagles and Led Zeppelin. I'll have to figure out how to play first, though... Acoustic might be the way for me to go. I'll probably stop by the local H&H music store today, check some of the guitars out.