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Old 03-01-2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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Beginner FAQ

All New Topics Will Be Added Into This Post

Easy Songs

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150779&highlight=beginner+songs

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149283&highlight=beginner+songs

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158947&highlight=beginner+songs

Scales

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136403

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148627&highlight=Scales(download the text file)

Picks and Strings

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125563&highlight=picks

Improving Speed

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114162&highlight=chromatics

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186659&page=1&pp=20

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308621

Chords

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153882&highlight=chords

Link: http://chordbook.com/guitarchords.php

Chord Forumlas

Link:http://www.smithfowler.org/music/Chord_Formulas.htm

Effects

1) Distortion

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2743723#post2743723

2) Multi-Effect Processors

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154983&highlight=Effects

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142782&highlight=wah-pedal

Beginner Equipment

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161153&highlight=guitar

Finger Picking

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139490&highlight=Finger+Picking

Amplifiers

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162178

Tuning

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156346&highlight=tuning

Harmonics

Link: http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86962&highlight=Harmonics

Link: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/lesson.php?lessonid=115

Metal Techniques
Link:http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/article.php?a=683


When I see more repeated thread types I will add them to here.




3074326 - I added Harmonics because I saw a good lesson on them, and they're frequently asked about.
Aes- Added metal techniques \m/

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Old 04-25-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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NO MORE ASKING QUESTIONS. THIS THREAD IS FOR F.A.Q. THAT STANDS FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. NO QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO YOUR EQUIPMENT, STRINGS, ETC WILL BE ANSWERED

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Old 10-16-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308621

Seeing as this is given as the answer in lots of threads I thought it could probably go in here. It's speed building/exercises btw.
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Old 10-18-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
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http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308621

Seeing as this is given as the answer in lots of threads I thought it could probably go in here. It's speed building/exercises btw.
Done.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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I wanna ask something, but I dunno if I'm asking it in the wrong thread. Here goes... Well, I'm beginner on the guitar, so I do beginner stuff. But from time to time I attempt stuff that is waaay out of my league. Am I doing something wrong by doing that?
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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NO MORE ASKING QUESTIONS. THIS THREAD IS FOR F.A.Q. THAT STANDS FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. NO QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO YOUR EQUIPMENT, STRINGS, ETC WILL BE ANSWERED

But no, that's a fine thing to do, just don't get downhearted when you can't manage stuff.
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:54 PM   #7
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Here are a couple of links that you might want to add:
Buying a guitar - http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424531

Modes - http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421557

Improvisation - http://www.sputnikmusic.com/lesson.php?lessonid=187

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Old 01-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #8
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The metal techniques link doesnt work
Just to let you know
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:10 PM   #9
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Another tuning thread:
http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412215&highlight=tuning

Reading Tabs:
http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407130&highlight=reading+tab

If I bother to write up other detailed things, I'll post them here. Also look at anything Trigger_003 has written.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:12 PM   #10
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Also look at anything Trigger_003 has written.
Alright, where's the embarrassed emote?

Thanks Leukeh - too kind :-*
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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Alright, where's the embarrassed emote?

Thanks Leukeh - too kind :-*
You know it's true :-*
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[URL="http://chordbook.com/guitarchords.php"]http://chordbook.com/guitarchords.php[/url]

A really cool site for the beginner. It has a "virtual guitar" that shows you all the chords, plays them for you, allows you to make up your own chords, hear what chords would sound like on different frets, what they'd sound like with a capo, electric/acoustic. Really useful site.
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:08 AM   #13
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Looking for "Spanish nights" sheet music

Hi all,

I need your advice about sheet music for guitar that would be for beginners and would have a taste of spanish music. I bumped into the sheet music of spanish nights (I guess a simplified version) and would like more of the same.

Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:24 PM   #14
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Hi all,

I need your advice about sheet music for guitar that would be for beginners and would have a taste of spanish music. I bumped into the sheet music of spanish nights (I guess a simplified version) and would like more of the same.

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NO MORE ASKING QUESTIONS. THIS THREAD IS FOR F.A.Q. THAT STANDS FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. NO QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO YOUR EQUIPMENT, STRINGS, ETC WILL BE ANSWERED
Yeah... you'll have to make a thread in the beginners section. Looking at your post count, I'd say you wern't able to when you tried. These forums only allow users to make threads 24hrs after signup. This is for answers to F.A.Q.s not for questions themselves
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how do u do pinch harmonics? does any one know
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http://www.sputnikmusic.com/lesson.php?lessonid=115

But no questions in this thread please
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Old 02-24-2006, 02:06 PM   #17
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Why not put something on about how to use 'wah' correctly and to it's full potential?
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:18 PM   #18
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Guys I need some help.

I was playing on your mom last night and I broke the g-string.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:00 AM   #19
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Guys I need some help.

I was playing on your mom last night and I broke the g-string.
what is with all these gay ass "your mom" posts? do you think anyone gives a fuck what your dumbass has to say?
go kill yourself
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lol that's funny...
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wait how do you do smilies and **** I need a tutorial kinda thing ahhhhh!!!!
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Instead of chord formulas, it should be formulae!
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #24
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this could prolly come in handy also

[URL="http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472944"]http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472944[/url]
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Reading tabs?

ok so im a beginner with the guitar, i can play pretty fluently with power chords the major and minor chords and **** like that but i just cant read guitar tabs worth s**t so what the f**k can anyone give me advice
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http://tdknights.com/trea/tab.htm

That's something I wrote about a year ago... hopefully that'll clear some things up for you.
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Can we update these links? Most of them dont work.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #28
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here it is, the mnemonic starter pack. wish i started out with something along these lines

Roland Cube 15x
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?sku=487030
$99.99

Dean Evo XM
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Evo-XM-Electric-Guitar?sku=519795
$99.99

Korg CA-30 Chromatic tuner
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Korg-CA30-Chromatic-Tuner?sku=210527
$19.99

LiveWire 10' cable
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Live-Wire-Advantage-Series-14-Straight-Instrument-Cable?sku=330470
$9.99

Musiciansfriend Strap
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Musicians-Friend-2-Guitar-Strap?sku=361710
$3.99

Dozen Dunlop tortex picks of whatever size you want
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Tortex-Standard-Picks?sku=110040
$2.99

think i covered everything, total comes to $236.94

cheaper than that squier pack and it'll sound better too

a few more guitars you might consider which shadowreaper suggested and a couple of my own.

Ibanez
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRX20-Electric-Guitar?sku=519417

Epiphone sg
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-SGSpecial-Electric-Guitar?sku=517239

Epiphone les paul
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Special-II-Electric-Guitar?sku=518334

Yamaha Pacifica
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-PAC012DLX-Pacifica-HSS-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar?sku=519177&src=00633

http://www.betterguitar.com/Equipment/Electrics/ElectricsPlayerOpinions/Yamaha/Pacifica112.html

Fender Squier
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitar/navigation?q=squier+guitars

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Old 01-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #29
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Rules for chords

From the Jazz Language by Dan Haerle

Notes needed for the chord

Root- May be included for strength or may be omitted

3rd - Important color tone, normally present except in sus4 chord, (also the sus2 chord, but he left it out)

5th - May be omitted unless it is altered

7th - Important color tone, normally present except in 9/6 chord

9th - Optional color tone unless specifically called for

11th - Optional color tone (same as 9th)

13th - Optional color tone (same as 9th)
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I was looking through the various links and I couldn't find any that would point to my particular question.

I have basically hit a wall in my playing. I can play pretty much as I wish in terms of scales, modes, arpeggios, etc. My issues are coming from picking now. I spent about 3 months building up my scales, modes, and other lick vocabulary but I am having a tough time getting alternate picking on chords and palm muting chords. I can build the chords, but when it comes to switching up the picking or even straight down and up picking as the case with the song I am working on, I tend to lose a ton of time and I can't even get it close to how the song sounds.

Is there a proper guide to give me some advice on improving this? I'm really frustrated because I can finally tab songs by ear and learn songs by ear, but I can't play them because once I get to anything involving alternately picked chords or palm muting, I am screwed.
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