Getting back on guitar, what to look first or practice/learn?

Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by Space_Shift, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Space_Shift

    Space_Shift SS.org Regular

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    Hello guys, so i don't know how many times i leave and then re start with guitar lol but this time i'm very motivated to start again and do it correctly.

    I'm learning some songs with one of my friends to record some covers and also stay motivated to keep playing guitar.

    So currently i don't have enough time because of work and school also to go to classes so i'm learning by my own. So as i said in the title, what i should look first to learn/practice? Are there any good books, YT channels, apps, pdfs, etc that would be good to look for?
    Are learning songs a good way too?

    I already know some basic chords but not so much of scales :/ i think only the major scale.

    I'm not limited on only "shredding" hehe i think i passed that phase of just wanting to play fast solos and that stuff haha so i'm open minded regarding on guitar playing and i would like to improve my knowledge on the instrument and overall in music. :)
     
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    QuantumCybin Lost In Thought

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    I really like the book “Fretboard Mastery” by Troy Stetina, starts very basic with stuff like intervals and is very friendly when it comes to working at your own pace. Comes with a CD to accompany the material as well!
     
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    Rizzo SS.org Regular

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    +1 for Fretboard Mastery, that's what I was about to advise. And that's also the book I'm using to get back into a sort of practice regimen after a 3-4 year hiatus.
     
  4. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Get a teacher. Know what your goals are and find the teacher who works best in helping you meet those goals. The online resources are a great help, but IMHO nothing quite matches sitting down opposite someone and being physically taught how to do things. Use the internet to supplement the lessons and you'll be in good shape.
     
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    Space_Shift SS.org Regular

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    Thanks a lot for your suggestions i appreciate it :) I will look for that book, are there any other lessons/techniques to complement it?

    I know getting a teacher would be better but i can't take classes because of school and work :/ I went to classes before but they were only the basics and not especific things or techniques and if there are those classes are either expensive or to far from where i live.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Have you thought about online classes? Plenty of high-level teachers who can do lessons via skype or something, and I'm sure one of them can meet your schedule.

    Honestly I'd put work into finding a teacher who can meet your schedule than I would avoiding it.
     
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    Space_Shift SS.org Regular

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    I will look on that on online lessons, thanks for the suggestions! :D

    Also off topic but it's there any pros on learning both bass and guitar? Not on techniques but on the musical theory side of things i mean(like scales, notes on fretboard, etc).

    I ask because right now my main guitar has needs to take to repair and i was thinking on getting an acoustic/electro acoustic guitar or learn bass guitar. I'm a little undecided on what to do if to keep with guitar or also learn a new instrument.

    Eventually i will soon take my guitar to repair. :D
     
  8. Filip Maceček

    Filip Maceček SS.org Regular

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    Hi,
    in my humble opinion it really depends on what Your goals are. If you want to memorize notes on fretboard, scale shapes or chords you can easily print out a fretboard shape on a piece of paper or make one from cardboard so You can have your guitar in the repair shop and learn all those things on the cardboard fretboard :)
     

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