Random guitar/music wisdom

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  1. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    Agreed - a lot!
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    Rely on your instincts and what feels and sounds good to you, ignore a lot of internet “facts” jibber jabber.
     
  3. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    The internet is a wonderful and horrible resource at the same time. Much rubbish out there.

    Don't get locked in one specific tutorial method, keep an open mind. Look for common methods or schools of thought.
     
  4. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    You probably could but that would be seriously creepy
     
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    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    There are only seven notes.
     
  6. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    - Learn to read music
    - Sing in your own voice
     
  7. 33db

    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    Start on an acoustic, and since I'm not full of guitar wisdom I pass the talking stick to one that is.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    A) Buy a metronome.

    B) Use it.
     
  9. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Words to live by....
     
  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Basic theory is easy stuff.
    Like third grade math easy.
    Don't make it more difficult than it really is.
     
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  11. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Be a good sidekick!

    There so much more work and satisfaction being a good support player.
     
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    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    FFS... no one told me the second part...
     
  13. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    The internet is full of false experts. Take advise only from those you are certain can walk their talk.
     
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    Strums Strat-O-Master

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    1. At first, play songs you really like. Practicing them over and over is less painful.
    2. Learn to do barre chords as soon as you know the Am and Em shapes.
    3. Take a basic course in music theory.
    4. Beer after playing.
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    70% are FOS.
    15% are halfway there. :D
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Buy a great amp early. You’ll tone chase a lot less.
     
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    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I hate this thread.
    People telling me what I should be doing
     
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    rolandson Still Breathing

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    Move. With the music. It's not all in your head. Get your body into the moment.

    Sing it.
    A great jazz guitarist named Herb Ellis would sing the notes as he played them. He maintained that doing so brought the other half of his brain fully into it. He can be heard doing so on some of his recordings.

    And...
    Give yourself the Authority to play.

    Have fun.
     
  19. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    You are better than you think you are. I will paraphrase myself:

    To ourselves, we are mostly seekers and most of us realize that we are often traveling in ignorance. :D We know we don't know and it inhibits us. Many of us even decline to call ourselves "players."

    The truth is, if you can fake a style and play some chords to a couple of great songs in a manner suitable for a campfire sing along, you are a ****ing Wizard of Amazing Knowledge to the majority of the general public......and they are correct.
     
  20. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Pointed out earlier: Don't limit yourself to a very narrow slice of style/genre. No one wakes up every single ****ing day feeling exactly the same way and with the same things to say. Playing different things gives you a voice for different days.
     
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