Completely new guitar player.

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Joseph, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Joseph

    Joseph New Member

    Im completely new tonite and am really confused on how to read guitar tabs, the tutorials arent helping me out at all, any help plz? and can someone post some newby songs i can learn with?
  2. Intrinsic

    Intrinsic New Member

    Welcome to the world of guitar. I suggest a video online videos to help you start your journey.

    Start with this video and go through each lesson:

    After this, you can check out:

    Videos are a good source as times just as much as books/cds/online articles.

    Get the basics down and start SLOW. It'll take time and practice to build up your skills.

    By the way, your fingers WILL hurt until you build up calluses on your fingers. It's nothing you're doing wrong :)
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  3. jozko

    jozko Banned

    @Intrinsic, All ur postings r good and sensible, reps to you for answering beginners questions.

    Good that you posted first reply. Hopeless spammers might soon spoil the thread with thoughts like what do blind do with vids/books etc :-D

    Welcome Joseph, I too can't find useful tutorials here except by few like Bandbaaja. I hope Intrinsic's suggestions will help you., rgds
  4. born2tab

    born2tab rhythm guitarist

    Hi Joseph,

    U need o start up with the basic terminologies associated with guitar.The string notations and terminologieslike fret,hammer,pick and ma favorite..slide:dance:

    then u need to start developing an ear..thats what the geniuses call...allowing your ear to understand the music being played on the audio and let your hand be guided by it...parallelly get a chordbook so as to get the placement of fingers for all the chords or whateva necessary for the songs you wanna play.
    Start with the songs like summer of 69 and papa kehte hain..
    the simplest ones to play:think:

    But keep practicing ...u might feel that u are sounding crap..but u will never know when u graduated from crap to soulful music ..its just a transition that happens thru practice.:cool:

    Till then..happy guitaring:rock:
  5. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Rite....The only talented member of this forum has posted already

    Spammers, come, lets spam :p:
  6. cronix

    cronix New Member

    ^^^^ u already hve
  7. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Why do you even bother responding to whining?

    To the original thread poster.

    Lay the guitar down on your lap. Imagine each of the dotted lines of the tab as the strings of the guitar when its lying on your lap.

    E represents the thickest string and e represents the thinnest.

    Now when we write numbers on the dotted lines, they represent the fret and string that we want to play (Each marked division on the guitar is called a fret).

    So if a tab says

    We read the notes to be played in order of left to right.

    The first note we have to play in the above tab is the 5th fret of the D string. The next note we can see in the sequence is played on the 3rd fret of the G string. Then we play the 5th fret on the G string. Then the next note is the 3rd fret on the B string....and so on.

    Check out the videos that Intrinsic posted. They should help. It also helps if you can find a teacher in real life.
  8. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    I have arrived.
  9. cronix

    cronix New Member

    ^^^ oh congrats.... when did they deliver u???
  10. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth


  11. Sheerig

    Sheerig New Member

    hi wellcome to IGT..... can play guitar of ease
    and i lke to give u three links which helps u a lot.........
    it consis of three lessons as on CD's and telling u of books and CD's are wors stuff.. they never convey full infomatics the thing u need

    u can access todays lesson and audio tracks by going to the "Part
    3" link below. You can review the previous lessons by going to the
    link for the lesson below.

    Table of contents for the Jamorama Beginners 6-Part Course:

    Part 1 -- Introduction to the Guitar and How to Play Chords

    Part 2 -- Reading Guitar Tablature

    Part 3 -- The Art of Chord Movement

    Part 4 -- Developing your Strumming Hand. It's really coming
    together now!

    Part 5 -- Playing 'Rivers of Babylon'.

    Part 6 -- Play along with the Full Jamorama Band
  12. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Amar swovab :grin:

    Thnx for coming
    U did dat too :grin:

    @thread starter
    I suggest you to learn the theory first,.... Go to the Guitar lesson section and practice what u can from there

    Nice post!
  13. erutu

    erutu terminally awesome

    You're completely new tonight?

    $ex change op?
  14. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    did u mean Sex change op??
  15. erutu

    erutu terminally awesome

    Yeah, what else does $ stand for? 'S' of course... unless your living in Mr. Purs world.
  16. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    Money comes between $ and S..:p:
  17. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    Lol@ Mr.Purs =P. No offence.

    Well if $ is put in a word, it has to be 'S'.
  18. Sheerig

    Sheerig New Member

    tnx... sug.. @};-
  19. Intrinsic

    Intrinsic New Member

    Thanks :) I've been in the same boat. Had to learn a lot of material outside of IGT. Just trying to pass on the stuff I've learned in the way that was conducive to my own learning.

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