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Offline tvbiker

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« on: January 03, 2006, 10:19:04 PM »
My wife bought this guitar (Washburn DK20CET Electric/Acoustic) for me as a Christmas present.
I have never played a string instrument before.
Seems lessons are hard to find around here with waiting lists more than a couple of months. Is there truly an easy way to teach yourself to play? I see ads on TV and online saying buy mine it's the best and easy to learn.
Also the guitar is nice and I was wondering if it is a good starter?
I have had the guitar only since Christmas and already I am frustrated.
Where Do I start?
Any Help Would Be Greatful.
 

Offline Styles

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2006, 10:23:32 AM »
Try Hal Lenards steps 1 2 3. they come with CD's... They should keep you going until you can get some lessons...

 Try for private if there is nothing else available should be the same price....

The Books worked for me and gave me a good jump before my first lesson...

Rock on... and good luck[:D]
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 12:08:13 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by tvbiker

My wife bought this guitar (Washburn DK20CET Electric/Acoustic) for me as a Christmas present.
I have never played a string instrument before.
Seems lessons are hard to find around here with waiting lists more than a couple of months. Is there truly an easy way to teach yourself to play? I see ads on TV and online saying buy mine it's the best and easy to learn.
Also the guitar is nice and I was wondering if it is a good starter?
I have had the guitar only since Christmas and already I am frustrated.
Where Do I start?
Any Help Would Be Greatful.

tvbiker:
Don't get frustrated. As with any musical instrument, it takes time. As Styles pointed out, there are plenty of outlets to get started before taking lessons. I got started out of interest and taught myself by learning to read chord diagrams (that was about all I could do 25 years ago). But that got me going. Give yourself some time, in fact allot some time to do so. You will find it rewarding very quickly.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 05:05:20 PM »
Hey guys im new to washburn just got my new lyon series instrument.does any1 know were to get lessons in Columbus Ohio[?]Cant wait to get rockin like joe perry in Arosmith[:D]




 

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 09:41:27 PM »
I was the same way when I 1st  started, I couldnt afford lessons, Bought a old Alvarez for $20 and got a easy guitar book, I think my first was a Eagles, somthing I liked and was easy to play, and went from there,
  Just dont give up, find a easy song you like and learn it and keep adding after that.
  good luck and enjoy
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 10:50:31 PM »
I teach at a small high school (320 students) in WV and there must be 25 kids who play. And some who play very well. Find a teenager to show you how to play a song or 2. It will give you something to practice till you get past sore fingers.
If you don't get what you want...
You get what you deserve.

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2006, 03:14:33 PM »
Check these guys out on the web.  www.rockhousemethod.com.  There are some cool videos and instruction booklets you can access. They also carry DVD's for home use.
Chord-ially,

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2006, 03:18:44 PM »
try this link

www.rockhousemethod.com

Think I had a period in the wrong place above.
Chord-ially,

Flash-57

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2006, 06:38:03 PM »
ok ill wait till i learn a few chords then ill get lessons[:)][:D][8D][:p][}:)][;)][:o)][8)][:0][:(!][xx(][|)][^][V]
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2006, 10:21:48 PM »
I'm on my first guitar a D10SDLX try one of these web pages..
http://chordguide.com/guitar/index.asp
http://www.guitarlounge.com/
Just a place to start. I fill your pain over not knowing, I'm in the same boat.
Good Luck
MT
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2006, 05:43:00 PM »
Try the MEL BAY chord book.  EVERYONE starts with that.  Learn a few chords first, see if you can get your fingers to go back and forth between say...a C chord and a G chord and then an F chord.  If you can discipline yourself to do that, you might stay with it.

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006, 03:48:50 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by tvbiker

My wife bought this guitar (Washburn DK20CET Electric/Acoustic) for me as a Christmas present.
I have never played a string instrument before.
Seems lessons are hard to find around here with waiting lists more than a couple of months. Is there truly an easy way to teach yourself to play? I see ads on TV and online saying buy mine it's the best and easy to learn.
Also the guitar is nice and I was wondering if it is a good starter?
I have had the guitar only since Christmas and already I am frustrated.
Where Do I start?
Any Help Would Be Greatful.


You might try this internet program http://guitar.about.com/library/blguitarlessonarchive.htm It is a good starting point and is easy to follow and it is free. very good written thought out plan.


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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2006, 03:42:13 PM »
maybe you should buy a washburn learning DVD[^]