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Shaman  
4 Nov 2006 12:25 | Quote
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Hey! I am playing acoustic guitar for 1 year. I dont know what to do: shall I buy electric guitar, bass or practice my acoustic technics? Could somebody help me?
mightydave  
4 Nov 2006 15:17 | Quote
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that's up to yourself , if you like music with electric guitars ... go for it
paerdeveygh  
5 Nov 2006 02:04 | Quote
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Thou shalt play acoustically :) (just kidding)

an acoustic player,
jhazmine  
5 Nov 2006 19:14 | Quote
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hi, im a beginner in guitar i like to learn.. what will i do to be a good and fast learner?
137bing137  
6 Nov 2006 10:10 | Quote
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eletric
mightydave  
6 Nov 2006 16:40 | Quote
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this isn't a topic to say whether you play acoustic or electric , this guy asks for an opinion...
137bing137  
7 Nov 2006 09:46 | Quote
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ok then
get a eletrik

happy (mightydave)
paerdeveygh  
7 Nov 2006 13:51 | Quote
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:) You could play both of course, but to answer Jhazmines question, I started with three chords and some old standard folk-tunes. However, to be a good player you need to practice lots of songs, tunes, solo's, chordprogressions and scales, and you might consider consulting a teacher or some good player at least once in a while. Also try to play with other people ....
malmsteen  
7 Nov 2006 15:32 | Quote
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everyone could just say what they play is the best thing to start out on, but in any case dont matter the instrument.. its how and what you learn to get to that desired feel.. then it will come naturally..

i notice thats how alot of rock gods have started it just came after they learned basics of music.!
02sharpd  
9 Nov 2006 03:43 | Quote
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Can anyone help me read TAB please
paerdeveygh  
9 Nov 2006 04:10 | Quote
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To answer 02sharpd:

I got this from www.wholenote.com


You start out with 6 lines (or four for bass). These correspond to the strings
of the instrument. The top line is the highest pitch string, and the bottom
line is the lowest pitch string. Below is a blank bit of TAB with the string
names at the left.


E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------


Numbers are written on the lines to show you where to fret the string
with the left hand. If a zero appears , this means play the open string.
Like standard musical notation, you read from left to right to find
out what order to play the notes. The following piece of TAB would mean
play the sequence of notes (E F F# G G# A) on the bottom E string by
moving up a fret at a time, starting with the open string.


E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E---0--1--2--3--4--5---------------------------------------------


OK so far ?

Here we have notes being played one at a time. If two or more notes
are to be played together, they are written on top of one another,
again just like standard notation.

In the next example we have a G bar chord.

E----3------------------------------------------------------------
B----3------------------------------------------------------------
G----4------------------------------------------------------------
D----5------------------------------------------------------------
A----5------------------------------------------------------------
E----3------------------------------------------------------------


So this means play all these notes together as a chord.

You might see the same chord written like this :

E--------3--------------------------------------------------------
B-------3---------------------------------------------------------
G------4----------------------------------------------------------
D-----5-----------------------------------------------------------
A----5------------------------------------------------------------
E---3-------------------------------------------------------------


Which would mean strum the same shape starting at the bottom string, so
that each string is hit slightly later than the last string, but all notes
will ring together. Below is am example of the same shape again, but now
the gaps between the notes are bigger - so you would probably pick the
strings separately instead of slowly strumming the shape.


E------------------3----------------------------------------------
B---------------3-----3--------------------------------------------
G------------4-----------4-----------------------------------------
D---------5-----------------5--------------------------------------
A------5-----------------------5----------------------------------
E---3-----------------------------3--------------------------------


You might ask - How do I know how fast or slow to play this ?
Are all the notes supposed to be the same length ?


This is where TAB differs from standard notation. Most often TAB
will *not* give you any information on the note lengths. It is usually
left up to you to listen to the song to pick up the rhythm.

However - don't despair. TAB should give you some indications of
timing. In the example above all the notes are evenly spaced so you
can reasonably assume that the notes are the same length (maybe all
eighth notes or quavers) but this may not always be true - it depends on
who wrote the TAB.

As a general rule, the spacing of the notes on the TAB should tell you
which notes are the long ones, and which are the short and fast ones, but
obviously it won't tell you if a note is a triplet or anything like
that. Again, this will depend strongly on the person who wrote the
TAB.
bodom  
10 Nov 2006 13:10 | Quote
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Hey Shaman.
Do you own and acoustic guitar already? If you do buy an electric. I own 2 acoustics and 3 electrics and I can say that I play them alot. It just depends on how I feel somtimes I will rip up and down the electric playing metal and other times I will just sit and make up cords and melodies on the acoustic. If you dont own and acoustic already get one, it is better to learn on because it gives you more strenght in your hands and wrists, if you can play on an acoustic it will be much easier to pick up an electric and play it.


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