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  #2513496 27-Jun-2020 05:18
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My advice for learning guitar is to just have it in your hands as much as possible this will quickly build up your muscle memory. As for type or brand of the guitar just get the best you can afford - My first guitar was one I bought from Sunnies - Whangamata for $50 in 2003, it was pretty bad but it really built up my grip strength and I quite like to play with a higher action now. 


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  #2513555 27-Jun-2020 10:04
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I had a Japanese friend at boarding school who could play Stairway to Heaven on a 12 string whilst reading aloud from a book! Come back and let us know, @networkn, when you have attained that standard. Should be what - December? 😎






 
 
 
 




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  #2513556 27-Jun-2020 10:08
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Geektastic:

 

I had a Japanese friend at boarding school who could play Stairway to Heaven on a 12 string whilst reading aloud from a book! Come back and let us know, @networkn, when you have attained that standard. Should be what - December? 😎

 

 

It took me *forever* to write this reply because I followed prior instructions to superglue my fingers together, but typing and holding the guitar with my fists is a real challenge!!!


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  #2513570 27-Jun-2020 10:49
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Sorry to barge in .

 

Can anyone recommend a tutor or class for acoustic guitar in Christchurch for an adult beginner?   .  Closer to Hornby would be most preferrable.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 


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  #2513728 27-Jun-2020 17:44
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JayADee:

 

Get a tube of cheap crazy glue type glue and put a skim of it over your fingertips. Let dry. A bit easier on your fingers until they harden up.

 

There are excellent guitar tuning apps for your phone.

 

 

 

 

Meths to harden. Witch hazel for the pain... 


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  #2513741 27-Jun-2020 19:20
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Jos1969: Meths to harden. Witch hazel for the pain... 

 

Do you have to drink them in that order or can you mix it up a bit?


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  #2513789 28-Jun-2020 00:22
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1 tip for learning on metal strings.

 

if your fingers don't bleed you are not practicing hard enough to begin to get good.

 

once your finger tips break in you're on your way.





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  #2513883 28-Jun-2020 13:17
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Batman:

 

if your fingers don't bleed you are not practicing hard enough to begin to get good.

 

 

A banjo with finger & thumb picks solve that problem. Remember to remove picks before poking earholes, nostrils, or plucking pheasants. Safety warning needed because... well... banjo players.


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  #2513908 28-Jun-2020 14:37
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evilengineer:

 

Isn't there anything out there software wise that's kind of like Guitar Hero but with a real guitar plugged in rather than the plastic one?

 

A video game type experience would certainly work a lot better for me than the book/CD route I attempted 20 years ago. 

 

https://yousician.com/ - damn expensive though.  Make use of the free trial. Uses your phone's microphone and seems to work well.  When playing a chord it can detect if you're missing or muting a string.




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  #2514216 29-Jun-2020 08:45
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xpd:

 

If you do look at the online route for learning, can HIGHLY recommend https://www.guitarmasterymethod.com/ - Charlie is an absolute god on the guitar and hell of a nice guy. I've seen him live about 9 times now with his band, Black Smoke Trigger (along with an after party jam session).

 

 

 



 

I signed up for the newsletter and now get 1-2 marketing hype up messages a day... It feels sketchy.. They are doing a special today for $47 (normally $139 USD) and that seems reasonable value, no question, but later in the day I got this:

 

 

 

Hey Charlie here,
Something pretty insane has happened...
I opened up the $1 special for Guitar Mastery 101 just a few hours ago and orders have been coming in like wildfire.
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I'm trying to stay one step ahead of you and keep the page up so hang in there.
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It's pretty awesome seeing this thing take off in the way it has.
I've already got a bunch of emails from people thanking me for giving them this deal. 
Turns out you guys are really keenon grabbing this crazy offer!
Thanks for the huge response so far,
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P.S. Please remember that this offer is very time sensitive, it's only going to be available for the next few days 
So check out this page here while it's still up.

 

 

 

 

 

I've had an email that reads a bit like this (different themes) most days! Lots of "learn this INSTANTLY" and the like messages (which to be clear goes on to say you can't etc) ....

 

 

 

 


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  #2514344 29-Jun-2020 11:41
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Go to a gat teacher who cant actually play the Guitar (actually a piano teacher)
Waste 2 years , learn only open chords & 2 basic strums .
Thats what I did in my teens :-)

 


Anyway, electrics can be played without amps. They are very quiet unplugged so wont frighten the neighbours
I just bought a NEW Artist Strat copy for $209 (incl bag & electronic tuner). Sold online in NZ, money back guarantee if you change your mind .
It was far better than expected . Finish is perfect, action (string height) is more than acceptable .No fret buzz . Stays in tune .

 

Im learning banjo now , the new electric will have to wait for a bit before I get back into guitar .

 

If you cant be a session musician in 12 months, then its give up .


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  #2514390 29-Jun-2020 13:16
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1101
Im learning banjo now , the new electric will have to wait for a bit before I get back into guitar .

 

 

My son plays banjo (5 string).  He didn't have too much trouble transitioning between banjo, electric guitar, and bass.  Basically self-taught with the help of Youtube, probably helped by being thrown in to live performance at small gigs with a lead singer who has a large dog-eared book instead of a play list, selects the next song at random, and if you are going to play along then it's a sink or swim situation - no choice but to find the right chord fast and get plucking.


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  #2514397 29-Jun-2020 13:34
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networkn:

 

 

 

I signed up for the newsletter and now get 1-2 marketing hype up messages a day... It feels sketchy.. They are doing a special today for $47 (normally $139 USD) and that seems reasonable value, no question, but later in the day I got this:

 

I've had an email that reads a bit like this (different themes) most days! Lots of "learn this INSTANTLY" and the like messages (which to be clear goes on to say you can't etc) ....

 

 

 

 

I'll give Charlie your feedback :)





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  #2514736 29-Jun-2020 19:47
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1101:

 

Im learning banjo now , the new electric will have to wait for a bit before I get back into guitar .

 

*tightens cheeks*

 

 

 

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  #2514743 29-Jun-2020 20:37
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If you ever get the urge to play finger style blues you can’t beat Stefan Grossman's DVD’s complete with combination sheet and tab type notation. https://stefan-grossmans-guitar-workshop.webflow.io/stefan-grossmans-guitar-workshop-online-store#!/Stefan-Grossman/c/33776472/offset=0&sort=nameAsc


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