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|Smoke on the water|
|Since you already play bass your basics in fingering (heh) should already be decent. You could probably just start using online tabs to learn songs. I switched from bass the same way and apart from the strain and pain of teaching your hands to form chord shapes it wasn't terribly difficult to start picking up songs immediately.|
|practice practice practice as much as possible|
i'm pretty bad but the general gist is learn the open chords/get smooth with your transitions/learn barre chords/learn scales
heaps of songs are really easy like 3 or 4 chords and it's fun to learn and play em cos you feel like you're makin progress
also learn power chords and lots of sweet riffs
|also stamp out bad habits early even if it's uncomfortable as fuck, you'll thank yourself later|
|black sabbath is pre easy|
|yeah sabbath is easy and really fuckin fun|
except the solos some o them are crazy
|agalloch is pretty easy. |
but yeah, learn open chords first
|Great stuff so far guys (tommy, sitar), thanks.
All I really want to play is that solo in the middle of Spin by Taking Back Sunday. I have my
|Ha! My goal when I started playing was the outro solo in November Rain. I thought I wouldn't have to learn anymore once I got there. It took me about a year and a half, but I got there. |
But it wasn't as satisfying as I hoped it would be. There'll come the point where you play the solo and think, "Damn, I want to write something this good!"
And that, my friend is when you REALLY start learning to play.
|Scales. And open chords|
|And @SitarHero absolutely agreed|
1). Basic chords (you can also slide those chords up the frets to get a different sound, you'll be surprised with what you get at first)
2). C major scale patterns (they're all natural notes)
3). Start learning bar chords
4). Learn some more scale patterns, like the Phrygian scale
5.) learn how to use triads (3 note voicings)
6.) learn some finger exercises.
7.) learn some "tricks" like harmonics, tapping, and other crap like that.
8). Once you feel comfortable with all of the aforementioned, try learning how to play some of your favorite songs.
I've been playing for five years with a classical training background, and trust me when i say this, you're going to be total shit when you first start out. Just devote some time for practice and all. I know I stated the obvious, but people need to hear it again.
|smells like teen spirit|
|yeah the main thing is don't give up, at times you might not feel like you're making progress but then you're like whoa i couldn't do any of this shit before|