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Trying to get into Guitar again, where should I start?

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I'm trying to get into guitar again, after failing the first time some years back :). I want to know where I should start, because I feel like last time I tried to learn it, I lacked direction. 

 

I already have a guitar from when I tried to learn the first time (Epiphone Les Paul Special II), just need a direction.

 

Thanks for the help :happytree:

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Hey man, awesome that you're gonna get back into guitar again! 

 

I fell into the same boat during lockdown, I wanted to get back into the violin, but I ended up giving up.

 

Personally, I feel your best bet is going to be trying to remember what you already know, and then try and go from there. 

- By this I mean like if you already know the fingerings, move on to trying to play some songs, and see if you can read sheet music and tabs and shit -

 

Best of luck with this!


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It depends on your previous experience. As a fellow guitarrist I can say it's gonna take a while to go back to the same level you were before, but it's gonna be easier. It also depends on which genre of music you like playing. I do like playing metal/rock. So I usually start with some old rock songs that aren't as complicated, start with your basic riffs and then you can move on to some simple solos. After a while your fingers will be quicker and you'll be able to shred way more easily. Don't be like me that after 2 years of not playing I started with Smooth and Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana and lost all motivation because I couldn't play them. So, take it easy m8!


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Just now, jarm323 said:

It depends on your previous experience. As a fellow guitarrist I can say it's gonna take a while to go back to the same level you were before, but it's gonna be easier. It also depends on which genre of music you like playing. I do like playing metal/rock. So I usually start with some old rock songs that aren't as complicated, start with your basic riffs and then you can move on to some simple solos. After a while your fingers will be quicker and you'll be able to shred way more easily. Don't be like me that after 2 years of not playing I started with Smooth and Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana and lost all motivation because I couldn't play them. So, take it easy m8!

Black Magic Woman, what a beautiful song.


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5 minutes ago, EJ. said:

Black Magic Woman, what a beautiful song.

To me Santana is one of the best guitarists. A lot of his style influenced me when I began improvising my own solos and you can never go wrong with a Santana-Style solo :lenny:


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Posted  Edited by Pachimo

I personally think it really depends on how you learn. Go for classes that do a specific way to help you that you will find it easier. There's plenty of online tutorials and classes that are very useful and they are worth a shot looking for.

I have tried learning guitar and while it's an instrument I really like, I don't think it was something I could understand at all. Went for piano instead where I learned to play by ear but my hands are too small for comfort… :c

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If you haven't dabbled in music theory, I would start there (focusing on guitar ofc).

 

But if you just wanna play songs and/or fingerstyle then practicing the tabs would be the best way to learn new songs.

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something that helped me starting out and even now is Rocksmith, it does a really good job of teaching guitar techniques and being able to visualise the notes really helps me, espeically when learning new songs. As a note from looking it up just now it's discounted a whole lot atm. Although you need a cable to plug it in or a really good mic to record sound and the cables are pretty expensive. Although as an added bonus the cable functions as a digital audio input that can feed into audacity and the game has a built in digital pedals and amps and stuff, but eh.

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29 minutes ago, flamingpixelations said:

something that helped me starting out and even now is Rocksmith, it does a really good job of teaching guitar techniques and being able to visualise the notes really helps me, espeically when learning new songs. As a note from looking it up just now it's discounted a whole lot atm. Although you need a cable to plug it in or a really good mic to record sound and the cables are pretty expensive. Although as an added bonus the cable functions as a digital audio input that can feed into audacity and the game has a built in digital pedals and amps and stuff, but eh.

 

Oh yeah, Rocksmith is cool as fuck, I even bought the remastered version for Xbox. It is a great way to learn new songs. Super friendly and easy to get started with. Even though the songs are a bit expensive, it is a great tool.


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13 hours ago, flamingpixelations said:

something that helped me starting out and even now is Rocksmith, it does a really good job of teaching guitar techniques and being able to visualise the notes really helps me, espeically when learning new songs. As a note from looking it up just now it's discounted a whole lot atm. Although you need a cable to plug it in or a really good mic to record sound and the cables are pretty expensive. Although as an added bonus the cable functions as a digital audio input that can feed into audacity and the game has a built in digital pedals and amps and stuff, but eh.

 

 

12 hours ago, jarm323 said:

Oh yeah, Rocksmith is cool as fuck, I even bought the remastered version for Xbox. It is a great way to learn new songs. Super friendly and easy to get started with. Even though the songs are a bit expensive, it is a great tool.

 

I just bought Rocksmith again for PC in the autumn sale. I had it before on PS4, so I have the cable. I'm giving it a retry, since it keeps coming up :)


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1 hour ago, Scott said:

 

 

I just bought Rocksmith again for PC in the autumn sale. I had it before on PS4, so I have the cable. I'm giving it a retry, since it keeps coming up :)

Yeah, I actually bought the les Paul jr bundle back on ps3 when it was first released, quickly found out that the customsforge ignition4 search on pc made switching a good idea.


 

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