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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:27 AM

X - 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.

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 X - Guitar lessons on line apps etc (cross posting in several forums) (Original post)
underpants Apr 2020 OP
Docreed2003 Apr 2020 #1
underpants Apr 2020 #7
Jeroen Apr 2020 #8
LunaSea Apr 2020 #2
underpants Apr 2020 #5
Alacritous Crier Apr 2020 #3
Ponietz Apr 2020 #4
underpants Apr 2020 #6
stevil Apr 2020 #9
underpants Apr 2020 #10
stevil Apr 2020 #11
Auggie Oct 29 #12
tyrotoxism Nov 29 #13
gopiscrap Nov 30 #14

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:35 AM

1. Justin Guitar is really good

He's been doing online lessons for many years and it's free. He asks for donations and the newest content on there is a subscription but all of his older videos are on the site. He breaks things down very nicely and starts at an absolute beginner level.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:55 AM

7. That's what I need.

Thanks.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:31 AM

8. I agree.

Excellent lessons! Marty Music is also helpful

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:41 AM

2. DIY

Pick a tune you'd like to learn.
Use it as a search term, add "lesson", "cover", or "chords" to the search.
Or enter "how to play (name of song)"
for instance-

You'll likely turn up several examples of videos on youtube, or chord charts and diagrams.
Some will be better than others, poke around until you find one you like.

I sometimes like just pulling up chord charts and exploring unfamiliar chords, or finding a new way of playing older ones.

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Response to LunaSea (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:54 AM

5. Thanks.

I can do tabs. I don’t have much of a musical ear but tabs make sense to me. I just have to work on dexterity.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:45 AM

3. Between searching YouTube...

and tab/chord sites like Ulitamate Guitar, there is a ton of info available for free, especially for beginners. Good luck and, most importantly, have fun.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:51 AM

4. Check out guitar tablature

[link:https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Guitar-Tabs|]

Then—practice this, for instance:

[link:https://www.classtab.org/tarrega_lagrima.txt|

🎸 🤘🏽

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 07:55 AM

6. Thanks.

Tabs more agree with me.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:40 AM

9. I ran across your lounge post but will add suggestions here

Basic tablature sites:
[link:http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=FULL&scch=G&scchnam=Pentatonic+Major&get2=Get&t=0&choice=1| - Chords and scales
https://grunfy.com/scaler.html - Scales
You can enter which chords/scales you want displayed
Tabulature site for popular songs:
https://www.songsterr.com
Youtube links I find helpful:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJIvIDPNrt6zYWtCgaVUUw - Soul music lessons
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwuvzhah0KUw5QNihSkEwQ - Classic Rock Lessons
https://www.youtube.com/user/fretjamdotcom - Basic and intermediate building blocks
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkT05N04ICdHgmDZrGYz-5A - Learn some familiar jazz tunes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDDHLvQb8HjE2r7_ZuNtWA - This is a fun channel to explore

Learning chords is the best place to start so you're on the right track.

I also recommend the company Sweetwater if you want to buy a new guitar of any kind. Great sales reps and no questions asked return policy. You can even call a phone rep. and they'll guide you in the right direction and no try to upset/oversell you stuff beyond your needs. Free shipping on just about everything.

Got more stuff if your looking for some more suggestions.

All the suggestions already in this thread are great places to start, I also recommend Justin Guitar.

Peace

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Response to stevil (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:52 AM

10. Wow. Thanks again.

I have a Squire by Fender. My wife bought it for me oh 10 years ago at a single shop guitar place about 10 years ago.

A friend of ours used to manage a Guitar Center. He said two things are recession proof - alcohol and music equipment stores. We’ll see if that holds true.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:37 PM

11. This is true

I'm a restaurant veteran with lots of friends in alcohol sales. Alcohol sells especially well during recessions. I was about to buy a Fender Strat right about now but save the cash until I go back to work (almost three weeks laid off). Got a big birthday coming up so guitar first and then another amp for my birthday. Squier makes great stuff nowadays and Epiphone is on fire if you like the classic style guitars like me.

Peace

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:47 PM

12. Studio 33

subscribe (free) on YouTube or Facebook. There's also a blog at the website. Sounds like I'm in a similar boat as you. I broke down and paid money for the series -- best $100 I spent in a while.

http://studio33guitarlessons.com

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 04:36 PM

13. Essentials

 

Get a good theory book. I'm fond of
https://www.amazon.com/dp/063406651X/?tag=guitartop-20

You NEED a tuner. Can't play good if you don't play right note.

Metronome good but not as required, you can use an app

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Response to tyrotoxism (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:19 PM

14. welcome to DU

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