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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:26 AM

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

So please excuse me.

I’ve decided I’m 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 “free” thing going but apparently I was too late. Their “free tutorial” 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 doesn’t seem in the cards for me. I’ve tended to learn a few Christmas songs every year but then I put it back down. I’m committed to at least 20 minutes a day because I definitely have the time.

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Reply Guitar lessons on line apps etc (cross posting in several forums) (Original post)
underpants Apr 2020 OP
TEB Apr 2020 #1
underpants Apr 2020 #4
TEB Apr 2020 #6
JimGinPA Apr 2020 #2
underpants Apr 2020 #3
Iggo Apr 2020 #5
underpants Apr 2020 #7
Iggo Apr 2020 #8
cemaphonic Apr 2020 #9

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:28 AM

1. TrueFire

It is not free but I use it always learning 43 years exploring fretboard also you tube has decent lessons enjoy

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:14 AM

4. I'm going to give those a shot.

Thanks.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:26 AM

6. Hope it helps you friend

Always learn even if you get frustrated open yourself up to jamming with others I say this with kindness and experience

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:13 AM

2. I Used To Like Guitar Pro

When my boys were learning to play there were 1000's of tabs online, made by users, that made it much easier for them to learn to play.


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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:14 AM

3. Yeah I'm a big fan of tabs

I just don’t have the dexterity coordination and basic musical ability. Gee, did I pick the right hobby.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:20 AM

5. YouTube has a plethora of people giving basic guitar lessons.

Here's Marty. I like this guy.





And they go on from there. I saw at least seven of them.

And there's a million more people like him doing the same thing. Just keep looking. There are sooooo many it's actually a little overwhelming...lol.

Happy Hunting!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:35 PM

7. I've watched all three. I like the way he teaches.

He mixes in songs and you are like DAMN I am only a few steps from doing THAT?

Thanks.

Funny story. I was tuning going between my old battery powered one (I like the sound better) and a tuning app. My A string pops. Great.
My daughter is sitting here and she encourages me to just retread it an tighten it. “What could it hurt?” Just then the end of the string, which is like a small fishhook, goes into my left index finger and loops back out. I’m hooked on the guitar. I got it out but now I have a Band Aid in it. So much for guitar today.
Wonder if we have any bagpipes around here. 😆

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:22 PM

8. Oh, man! Do I know (and fear) that sound.

Also, your story made me do an inventory of replacement sets of strings. 1 set of acoustic, 4 sets of electric, a few orphan strings for god knows what reason as I've only replaced strings by the setfull for decades now, and 2 sets of bass (aka, two lifetimes' worth...lol). Thanks for making me check.

Far as fretting hand finger injuries go, I hear ya. I've got a cut about halfway down the front of my pinky finger, just above the big knuckle. I don't really lay my pinky finger flat down on the fretboard a lot. So while it's killing me, it's way easier to work around that than to work around an injury to the index finger.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 07:25 PM

9. He's good for specific songs, but Justin Guitar is even better for a comprehensive lesson plan

Well worth the time (and free), especially as a beginner.

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