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I'm just a caveman. Your modern guitar tech frightens and confuses me.

The electric guitar switch in my brain recently flipped itself back to 'On' after 18 years of hibernation, and I'm feeling like Rip Van Winkle. Where and how do the cool kids learn how to shred these days? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 6, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I learn to play a song on guitar?

How do I learn to play a song on guitar? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Sep 18, 2012 - 13 answers

I taught myself to "play guitar" using tabs, but now I would very much like to actually know how to play guitar. Whats the best way to go about this?

I taught myself to "play guitar" (more or less) using tabs, but now I would very much like to ACTUALLY know how to play guitar. Whats the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Apr 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Acoustic guitar for absolute beginner

Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Dec 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for online tools for guitar practice when away from the guitar

Looking for online tools for guitar practice when away from the guitar [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

help my mum play riffs

My mum is learning to play guitar. I am trying to find some software that would help her. I think a program that plays MIDI files would be good, so I am wondering what is a good one? But other ideas would be good too. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

If only 10-year-old me had insisted on lessons...

Did you start learning to play an instrument in your 20s? I guess I have this feeling like it's Too Late for me! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 6, 2011 - 57 answers

How do guitar learners stay motivated and start "knowing" the fretboard?

I'm thinking about getting back to playing guitar after a decade. I never got past the basics the first time around, so I've always wondered about two things: how do experienced guitar players fundamentally see and "know" their instrument (especially where everything is on the fretboard), and what motivated them to keep practicing when they were newbies? [more inside]
posted by jklaiho on Apr 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Help make my musical journey a great one!

As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

How do I teach my left-handed son how to play the guitar?

My son wants to learn guitar; I know how to play, but I'm a righty- he's a lefty. I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Jan 12, 2011 - 25 answers

There are more than three chords!?!

Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later?

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 15, 2010 - 19 answers

No no, it goes "naaah-nah-nah, naaah-na-nah"

I bought a book with classic tabulatures fifteen years ago, lost it, and want to buy it again. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Oct 22, 2010 - 4 answers

schoolhouse rock with my brother

Help my brother sing songs with kindergartners as part of his student teaching curriculum [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

I have 15-20 minutes to spend on guitar a day, every day. How should I use this time?

I have 15-20 minutes to spend on guitar a day, every day. How should I use this time? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Dec 28, 2009 - 13 answers

I want to really understand the guitar.

How can I advance from being someone who plays the guitar to a real guitarist? I'm tired of the same old open chords and basic barres. How do I become a true musician on the instrument? Kinda long inside thingy. [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jul 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Michael, Row The Boat Ashore...

TwangFilter: I've got about 2.5 months to pick up guitar. I'm not looking to play Stairway - I need to play chords and sing along, basically. Mostly folksy songs. What books/methods are best for learning? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 14, 2009 - 16 answers

good resources for learning guitar scales/advanced chords?

Learning intermediate/advanced guitar via the net filter [more inside]
posted by figTree on Jun 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Online guitar instruction?

Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for an e-guitar boot camp!

My wife and I are looking for a "boot camp" to learn to play electric guitar. Can you recommend any kind of retreats, workshops camps, schools, that offer intense one- or two-week e-guitar training in a pleasant, vacation-like surroundings? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Quit shimmering, and play something we can all sing

Beyond loud, pleasing (and above all) shimmering folk chord strumming, what can I do with a 12-string acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jul 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Getting started with acoustic guitar.

So, this afternoon I am going to pick up my first guitar. What's the best way to get started? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 10, 2008 - 31 answers

Blooz I can Yooz.

I'm a good guitar player, but I can't play the blues. I mean, the real blues. Help me learn. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 1, 2008 - 18 answers

N00b Usb Guitar for Mac?

So is the iAxe usb electric guitar a worthwhile start for a beginner or am I better off getting a 'real' guitar and a usb guitar cable? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Feb 14, 2008 - 76 answers

Learn to play as an adult - piano or guitar?

Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Oct 23, 2007 - 38 answers

Tell me what to expect learning the guitar later rather than sooner.

Tell me what to expect learning the guitar later rather than sooner. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Sep 12, 2007 - 27 answers

Russian songs for the language-learning set.

Recommend some good Russian songs for guitar? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Dec 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Learning the bass guitar

Recommend a good DVD for learning the bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by triolus on Aug 8, 2006 - 1 answer

Which guitar for a beginner?

I'd like to buy a beginner's acoustic guitar. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jan 20, 2006 - 24 answers

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