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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:28 AM

Lounge creatures - Guitar lessons on line apps etc ? (cross posting in several forums)

Guitar lessons on line apps etc (cross posting in several forums)

So please excuse me.

Iíve decided Iím going to get something out of this situation and one of those was picking up the guitar again.

Any suggestions for FREE on line tutorials or apps?
Fender had a ďfreeĒ thing going but apparently I was too late. Their ďfree tutorialĒ requires setting up payments for when it runs out.

I am looking for strumming and chords I guess. Picking at it (from my past attempts to learn) just doesnít seem in the cards for me. Iíve tended to learn a few Christmas songs every year but then I put it back down. Iím committed to at least 20 minutes a day because I definitely have the time.

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Reply Lounge creatures - Guitar lessons on line apps etc ? (cross posting in several forums) (Original post)
underpants Apr 2020 OP
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2020 #1
Watchfoxheadexplodes Apr 2020 #2
underpants Apr 2020 #3
stevil Apr 2020 #4
underpants Apr 2020 #5
stevil Apr 2020 #6
stevil Apr 2020 #7
MuseRider Apr 2020 #8
safeinOhio Apr 2020 #9
OxQQme Apr 2020 #10
Turin_C3PO Apr 2020 #11
Iggo Apr 2020 #12

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:40 AM

1. I'll forward this to my boys.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:52 AM

2. Been watching several YouTube videos myself

Looking at a cheap electric guitar on Amazon.

Thought same thing get something out of this

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:10 AM

3. Yeah.

Looks like we are working at home for at least 2 more weeks. Maybe into June.

So I said, what are you going to do with this once in a lifetime opportunity? I donít need to sit and watch ALL the death and destruction.

I made a short list
Fitness - started working out (canít run yet), no booze, and I sort of quit smoking yesterday.
Guitar
Spanish

If I can get the ball rolling on those I think Iíll come out the other side quite fine.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:12 AM

4. I have some suggestions I can post here or DM

Mostly Youtube links or at least some names of channels to search there. Any particular styles you want to learn just so I can customize a little along with the fundamentals. I revisited the guitar 5 years ago after 40 years of stagnation at the beginner level and now I practice every day, relieves a lot of stress.

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Response to stevil (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:22 AM

5. Please post here.

Classic and alternative type stuff.

Iíd say Beatles but the dreaded F chord.
Zep
REM
Country rock
That type stuff. FM radio

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:52 AM

6. I sent the basics in the lounge post

Search for bands/songs to get the best results, but here are some specs

Zep:



REM - Your homework, I figure those out on my own

Country/Blues:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TrueFireTV/videos

Everything on Youtube is pretty easy to find.

Peace

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Response to stevil (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:02 AM

7. I forgot to mention

Beatles are great to learn but only after nailing the basic chords.

F chord - I love to play six string/barre chords and practiced tilting my wrist counter clockwise with my index finger across the six strings on the first fret until it felt a little more comfortable and then fretted my other fingers to complete the chord. That's how I nailed the f chord.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:08 AM

8. You can also

take lessons from someone online. I hear they are not cheap, one of my sons does this. He teaches bass lessons. Having taught many lessons myself I just think that would be awful.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:11 AM

9. I've bought and sold over 400 guitars

and found one I can play, yet.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:13 PM

10. Yep, youtube is tour friend.

I normally play bass in two hobby bands.
Two months ago I bought a faux Telecaster from Monoprice for a hundred bucks. A very nice guitar, btw.

The thing about an electric guitar is the need for some kind of amplification.
A headphone amp and some ear buds would allow amping so only you could hear your learning experience.
A $100 dollar amp with a speaker is good for listening w/out headphones, and will suffice all the way into small venues.


So I searched through instructors and these are some of the good ones I found, basic to advanced:

--> https://www.anyonecanplayguitar.co.uk/rockabilly-rhythm/

--> https://www.anyonecanplayguitar.co.uk/beginners/

--> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOiLMDayizHVJUSLPauoLQQ

--> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0eq_e51FB-_BIbtd9NGTw

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:15 PM

11. Justin guitar is pretty good.

www.justinguitar.com. He has a ton of free lessons.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:29 PM

12. Yep, Justin's another one.

I turned him onto Marty in another thread.

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