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The Barrow Boys
Posted - 2011.07.27 21:33:00 - [1]

Hi - my GF has for her BDay (Happy BDay babe) bought a semi acoustic (very nice).

I know a lot of eve dwellers play guitar, so i put a shout out to you to please list here a small list of great guitar learning websites.

Your help will be appreciated, i thank you eve dwellers.


Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.07.27 21:54:00 - [2]

Can she read music or will she need tab?

Honestly, one of the best things I have seen for intro guitar players is a poster that has all the cords and their respective tab. Like the one found here Just sit and learn how to switch from the cords in the first line and progress as they become more familiar.

For an interactive tab page this looks like it may be good.

Otherwise, from what I have heard youtube has some pretty good videos for beginners if you look hard enough.


Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.07.28 17:48:00 - [3]

Tell her to learn all her cowboy chords, A through G, and then to practice different strumming patterns with simple 3-chord progressions. After she's comfortable with that, just go to Google and look for some tabs. 911tabs is a good site.

If she wants to take the classical route, start learning finger picking now...the proper way. She'll need it eventually in any case and finger picking sounds much better in arpeggios instead of a pick.

Don't worry about reading sheet music. Tons of musicians can't and theory is not a prerequisite, although it can't hurt. Get comfortable with the guitar and then when she's ready to move on, then go to theory and such. But right now, learn those chords, learn fingerpicking, and learn strumming patterns.

Oh, and tell her to play until her fingers bleed (literally) and then stop for about two weeks so they can callous over. After she gets those callouses, she'll be set.


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