By ara numan
I wanted to join to explore more about guitar playing. Learn techniques and style, and learn new music. I liked the instrumental, emotional, and sad ones but I didn't want to stick to it, I want to explore.
I didn't play the guitar much except last month when I dusted my old guitar and appreciated the messy paint I did to it some few month ago. I then started to play Lucas the Spider's "Musical Spider" (The only friendly spider I know aside from Charlotte) and enjoyed it. I then thought of making another cover for Lucas the Spider's "Encore" because they are really short and I didn't think I can complete some more than 3 minute guitar cover just yet. I had calluses but I was proud. I thought of it as something like "no pain, no gain" though it wasn't painful but numb.
Last week, I went to challenge myself by making a guitar cover for a longer song and completed it but was not totally satisfied due to the mute my fingers make when note or chord changing. This is what I want to practice next, how to position fingers in the fret board to lessen unwanted mute and I wish to learn it from all of you.
Here is a video of how I played the Lucas the Spider - Musical Spider
And here is the video last week where you can hear unwanted mute and a little shaky fingers when transitioning. This is what I want to fix
Let me know if I have to move this links somewhere else. Thank you
I'm looking for a beginner telecaster under 250 $. I've been searching for a secondhand Classic Vibe but sadly enough they are too expensive. And as I'm living in Belgium there isn't a big secondhand market for guitars like in the U.S.
As of right now, the guitars I'm mostly looking at are the Harley Benton TE-52, Squier Affinity tele, a secondhand SX custom handmade vintage series (but I can't find anything about the brand) and an used revelation RTE54.
The Revelation seems nice but apparantly the guitar has a V-shaped neck and I don't know if it will fit my fairly small hands.
Any feedback on this?
As an old guy who is 50 years old, I finally decided on a hobby and it's the guitar.
I ordered the cheapest electric guitar beginner set on Amazon.
If I stick with this consistently for 6 months, I will invest in good equipment.
Well, it's been 9 months, I spend an hour each day; 5 days a week practicing guitar.
Now, I'm in the process of upgrading to a semi-hollow or hollow body guitar.
I admit that I'm an incredibly slow learner and youtube.com guitar lessons drive me nuts.
I started a subscription to guitartricks.com and the introductory lessons are really slow; to my liking.
Since I have a million questions about equipment, I'll hold off because there are other areas to post those questions.
But, I'd like to network with other beginner guitarists (less than 6 months experience) in the Washington D.C. metro area (Rockville, MD).
If anybody can give advice on how to meet other beginner guitarists, then I welcome your advice.
My girlfriend hates going to Guitar Center with me and doesn't practice her acoustic guitar so it would be nice to meet others with similar interests.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Wish me luck.
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