Can't change the tabs and strings fast

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Scorpion King, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Scorpion King

    Scorpion King New Member

    Hey guyz;

    I recently have this craze of learning the guitar. I stay in dubai and the guitar teachers here charge a lot so I am trying to learn from the net. I can read the tabs and play but I can't change the tabs and strings fast, anyway to do that?
    I cannot not also memorise the tabs of any song as hard as I may try.
    Please Help Me Out guyz

  2. srideep

    srideep ...FKD...

    remembering tabs is always a problem
    it would be better if you tried to remember the sounds and not the numbers
    learn to listen and sing along with the notes you want to play
    one note at a time
    and i dont think remembering tunes should be much of a problem
    the problem that remains is how would you find the tunes on the guitar
    well then try to look for patterns when you play a song
    and if the whole song is too big for you then break it up into bits
    and play each of the bits separately

    (im jumping way ahead of myself here but - most of the songs follow a similar set of notes - called a scale. if you get that you will be able to play the song very easily)

    all the best
    hope i helped
  3. Scorpion King

    Scorpion King New Member

    well dude I have no idea
    I started a week back with a friend
    he has learnt to play so many songs and i can't play anything
    he can remember the tabs and play them fast too:(:(
  4. srideep

    srideep ...FKD...

    he he he

    a week is too less to hope to remember the tabs and play fast
    by the end of the month you should be ok though

    all the best
  5. Scorpion King

    Scorpion King New Member

    thnx dude
    bt hw long will it take approx.???
    I can't spend much tym wid the guitar
    I spend around 2-3 hourz every week
    hafta study also na
  6. srideep

    srideep ...FKD...

    you in school or college??

    i cant tell how much time it will take
    depends on you

    it took me a year to start playing properly
    but that was because i didnt have anyone to teach me or access to the net
    plus i didnt even have a tuned guitar or anyone to tune it properly

    im not saying it will take you as long as that
    keep practicing whenever you get the time
    eventually you will get the hang of it
    given you dont quit in between
    the first few months are frustrating

    all the best
  7. Scorpion King

    Scorpion King New Member

    ok dude thnx a lot
    i study in school 12th grade
    so not much tym
    won't give up:D:D
  8. zak*wylde

    zak*wylde New Member

    check out a site called
  9. Scorpion King

    Scorpion King New Member

    dude that site is a waste
  10. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    If you wanna play tunes... You first learn the basic major and minor scales ... And also some basic finger workouts... And by the time u finish it u wudnt need to remember tabs or numbers ... u just have to know the sound to play things .....
  11. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    learn da major nd natural minor scales nd do sum ear training
    lots of ear training sites r thr
    search 4 dem
  12. thepacifist2013

    thepacifist2013 V.I.P Member

    Apart from what has been posted before, you need to put in a lot of time for finger-exercises.
    One way is
    on all 6 strings from up to down
    in all 6 strings from down to up. Then shift forward one fret.

    second variation is |---1---3---2---4| with the same technique that I listed above.

    Here, for fretting (1) you should use your forefinger, for fretting (2), your index, (3) ring-finger and (4) pinky.

    Practice this before you start "playing" songs, and you will find your speed and your accuracy improving. The above exercises also reduce "sympathetic tension" i.e. the effect when you move one finger, the ones beside it automatically move. This exercise helps you reduce that and you will be able to play more confidently.
  13. praggyde

    praggyde New Member

    thanks .... good suggestion i'll give it a go!!!

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