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Mark Clark 23 Jul 03 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,Boab D 23 Jul 03 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Beginner 23 Jul 03 - 12:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Learning to play the guitar
From: Mark Clark
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 01:30 PM


At the top of the main thread list is a dropdown box. Click on the arrow and select “Mudcat Site Map and PermaThread Index”. You'll find quite a lot of information to help the beginning guitarist, both links and excellent instruction. You'll find everything from guitar selection advice to tips on the best way to practice. Some of the most knowledgeable people around spent a great deal of their own time to present this material. It really is a treasure trove of great information.

Do you sing songs now? I mean do you find yourself singing to yourself as you drive or shower? Is there something inside you that needs needs to be expressed in music? If the answer is yes, you're already on your way.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing. There are always a lot of people around here willing to help.

      - Mark

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Subject: RE: Learning to play the guitar
From: GUEST,Boab D
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 12:42 PM

I found it this morningand its really good. As long as you can get a few chords then dont worry it WILL come but it may take some time. Look for songs that you like. I would say thats the most important thing. Have one song that you want to learn for a goal and feep on trying till you can play it well. I was playing for 6 years before I could play a song the whole way through as well as singing. This was because I didnt have the resources that I have now. It would have been a couple of weeks I think.
You could also try and get one book or a website with chord shapes and songs for the beginner. These are widely available on the net in a variety of tab sites.
As for guitars anything that you can tune would be my guess. As long as you are practicing then you can't go wrong. Some people learn on classical/spanish guitars but it depends on the individuals own preference.
As for the banjo I'm not sure if its easier but there are a lot of banjo player jokes going about.
Just keep going till you get it . I've been trying to learn the guitar for about 16years and I can sit down and entertain friends but thats all I ever wanted from it. So good luck and enjoy

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Subject: Learning to play the guitar
From: GUEST,Beginner
Date: 23 Jul 03 - 12:27 PM

I would like to learn to play the guitar, but I don't think I will be able to go to classes. Could anyone suggest a good video / book / method ?

What can I expect along this journey ? I am in my 40s, with no musical training. Might it be difficult ? All I want to be able to do is sing and play for my own enjoyment.

Are there any types of guitars which are more suited to beginners ?

What other questions should I be asking ?

Is the banjo easier !!?!

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