Hello! I'm Trevor, I'm 19 and I've been involved in a lot of projects and jam sessions growing up with my friends. I've only focused on vocals for 4-5 years and I've kind of just gotten tired of it. I want to actually learn an instrument and a note system that I can directly understand and make use of for many types of genres not being restricted by a vocal range.
The situation right now is that I don't own a guitar with more than 3 strings and it will take a few weeks in order to get one and I had questions based on what I can start trying to learn now while I'm waiting to get my hands on a working guitar. As the years go by and I get more skilled, I'd like to focus mainly on Math Rock, similar to artists like CHON and Via Luna. I specify this because I love the emotion that can be given simply from instrumental music and it has a big factor in my self development. So here are my questions;
1. Based on where I want to take my guitar playing, what type of guitar should I look to purchase, an acoustic, or electric?
2. What topics should I look up and study before I obtain a working guitar, I have a 3 string acoustic that I can use as a reference for notes, etc.? Stuff that I can write down and study every day like music theory, but wanted to know if there is more than that.
3. I am avoiding physical lessons, so when I have a guitar, who would you guys recommend for beginners wanting to pursue in more technical finger tapping riffs, or if I should start and learn the basics before branching off into that?
Thank You! (:
Why hello there!
My name is Kynnaryth and I'm brand new to the guitar. I only recently purchased my first guitar, a Rogue RA-090 Concert Acoustic-Electric, and am very much looking forward to the future!
I guess a little bit about me would be appropriate, so here goes:
-Chocolate is one of my favorite things on Earth.
-I think that Fingerstyle Guitar Playing sounds epic, especially Flamenco-style and impromptu fast playing (I suggest you check out the artist Estas Tonne if you agree with me on this)
-I'm a dog and cat person (German Shepherds all the way though).
-*nerd alert* I love videogames.
-Fantasy, in my opinion, is the best genre.
-I hope to be a fairly active guitar player!
So yeah. Fun!
I'm a total newb to the guitar. I'm starting my third week of guitar class. I'm taking my time learning things. So I'm behind.
I'm taking an introduction to guitar class online. After the class ends at the end of September, I will need another class. Right now the hardest part for me is learning not to strike two strings at once. I'm using the p i m a fingerstyle.
When it comes to music notation, some things leave me pondering. The difference between a fermata and a tie. A tie sometimes seems like a dotted note. Now I know the difference when looking at them.
A tie has a curved line over two notes. My thoughts are couldn't you have used a dotted half note instead of the tie. Then there's the fermata which is a curved line over a dot. The note under it will be sustained. Could a fermata be substituted? I guess I'd like to know is if you were composing the music notation when you decide to use a tie vs a fermata vs a dotted half note.
I may have to look at more sheet music to get an idea of what songwriters did.
I saw a picture of a fretboard with all the placements of the notes on the frets. That's one of the best guides I've seen. Now if I can just retrack to where I saw it.
It's nice seeing the photos here of the various guitars. I am practicing with a starter acoustic guitar. I will upgrade once I'm at the intermediate level. For now, I want to learn the notes.
Hi.I'm Chris (14) and I started playing an electric guitar 3 months ago.I don't know if I'm good for this short amount of time.In the moment I'm searching new songs to learn.(rock,hard rock,blues,..) My guitar is a Jack & Danny's ST Vintage in metallic blue.I'm learning the song Sweet child o mine by Guns n Roses in the moment.(close to nailing the intro riff)
Edit: I'm not taking lessons. :/
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