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    Online Guitar Lessons

    Anyone here ever used the web to learn guitar. I have been playing around a bit at guitartricks. They want $12.95 a month for access to lessons on video.

    Any sites that you guitar players would reccomend?

    I have an Ibanez performance series acoustic (PF 400) and would like to learn basic chords, be able to strum along to simple songs with my kids, at scout camp outs, etc.

    Thoughts?
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    I looked a while back for the same thing but didn't find any quality free lessons. Are you looking for free lesson or are you willing to pay?

    If you just want to just play cords I suggest you take lessons from an instructor for a month or 2 you so you can get help the technique and a bit of theory. Then just teach yourself the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Anyone here ever used the web to learn guitar. I have been playing around a bit at guitartricks. They want $12.95 a month for access to lessons on video.

    Any sites that you guitar players would reccomend?

    I have an Ibanez performance series acoustic (PF 400) and would like to learn basic chords, be able to strum along to simple songs with my kids, at scout camp outs, etc.

    Thoughts?
    Dude, chords are easy. Find a chord song you like and are familiar with, look up the chords and just start working it. That's how I learned chords on the mando and guitar. If that's really all you're looking to do, I wouldn't spend money on it...

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    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

    Look up the tabs for a song you like. It will give you the fingerings.

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    http://www.musicmoose.org/

    I also subscribe to a few youtube users who teach via youtube. Its free, but takes time to find somebody you like. I only subscribe to one guitar guy: http://www.youtube.com/user/Fretkillr

    Nothing replaces a beginner music book, I'd start at your local music shop.
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    Why do I envision jsharr playing the guitar much like this...including the reaction.
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    My public library has tons of books and DVDs. I would start there. I did start there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Why do I envision jsharr playing the guitar much like this...including the reaction.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpgAq579cRA"]close, but here is what I aspire to[/ame].
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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    My public library has tons of books and DVDs. I would start there. I did start there.
    probably will pursue this route and maybe some face to face time with a knowledgeable human.
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    All good advice. DVD's are good. Youtube is good for lessons and seeing what chords people are using. On line tab sites are hit or miss. Like you said, face to face lessons are great. You will have a few questions you will not be able to ask a DVD. They usually offer them in single lessons or blocks of 4-10 1/2 hour sessions.

    This has all chords and variations:
    http://chordfind.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    maybe you should aim a little lower.....

    That said:

    http://www.justinguitar.com/

    Online lessonz
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    I've been thinking about this. And for a price, I will put on women's shoes, a thong, and video some tailored lessons just for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    I've been thinking about this. And for a price, I will put on women's shoes, a thong, and video some tailored lessons just for you.
    *shakes head trying to remove that image*
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    *shakes head trying to remove that image*
    You're welcome.

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    I think you could probably find basic stuff for free by surfing you tube - but much of what I see on there is wrong. I mean wrong in a technical sense.
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    btw, you should aspire to this instead....everyone should, methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    I've been thinking about this. And for a price, I will put on women's shoes, a thong, and video some tailored lessons just for you.
    whatever the price is, double it and get the camera out big boy.
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    start trebling prices and I'll have UA ship me back those stiletto whachamacallems
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    If rhythm is all your interested in, get something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Chord-B...0760878&sr=8-2

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    Tabs and Vids are great to a certain extent 'cuz you get instant gratification
    which you do need to maintain interest when you are first starting. But try to
    alot time to practicing chords and stuff without them. It might not seem like it ,
    but exploring, making mistakes and getting frustrated trying your own stuff is
    a very important part of the process for developing your skillz

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    Mel Bay is a good start....but Lem makes a good point.
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    when I started Mel Bay was all there was...and I couldn't understand it without a teacher so I learned by ear.

    I wonder what it would be like to start today with all the videos and whatnot available. Faster for beginners perhaps.

    I was talking with a neighbor recently - she is a violinist who grew up in Eastern Europe and learned the old school Bolshevik way, two years of solfeg singing before she even touched a fiddle. She is totally against the whole Suzuki method.
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    Fir5t of all, playing an acu5tic at a campfire i5 totaly ghey.
    Get a Gib5on Le5 Paul, a Mar5hal 5tack, and make 5ome ear drum5 BLEED!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert View Post
    Fir5t of all, playing an acu5tic at a campfire i5 totaly ghey.
    Get a Gib5on Le5 Paul, a Mar5hal 5tack, and make 5ome ear drum5 BLEED!!!!!!!!!!!!


    It reads like your fingers are bleeding too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    It reads like your fingers are bleeding too.
    nice
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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