(5 replies, posted in Electric)

go to this website, its really good:




(39 replies, posted in Electric)

its easy to say 'always learn on acoustic first' if this is what you've done but there are plenty of people out there who have learne on electric and im willing to bet at least one is better than you.

do what you want, and if you really want to be a rock star dont listen to any 'good advice' big_smile

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even though it probably does take longer to learn things without a teacher it is possible to learn up to a good standard and you'll save a LOT of money big_smile.



(13 replies, posted in Acoustic)

this has happened to me too. im not sure why you are able to play it perfectly but im sure all the practice you did the previous day helped and you were improving, even if you didnt notice.

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i'm not really into the old stuff or stuff that's technically brilliant.

i just like what sounds good and i don't like it when people say 'you have to like this band because everyone else does'( which has been said about the beatles).

on these grounds i have to say the best band ever is(or was) the libertines................or radiohead.

i won't bother justifying either of these bands because i don't think i could do them justice but these are my top 2 best bands ever.

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PS. to beatles fans: that wasn't an insult to the beatles earlier, it's just the band that that sort of stuff has been said about to me.


(23 replies, posted in Electric)

seeing as you even admitted that tons of great guitarists make fantastic sounds out of fenders maybe your problem is not so much the guitar,but the person playing it.

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(2 replies, posted in Song requests)

personally, i dont like azchords and you can find everthing from there and more at www.911tabs.com

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(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

i agree. whistle for the choir was the first song i learnt with barre chords. its a bit repetitive once you can play it well but it's a great one to start out on. the G#m,Gm,F#m is a great way to get you changing barre chords quicker.

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btw. if you have trouble moving from f#m to B while playing F#m put your 3rd finger behind you second on the D string, 4th fret so you only have to move your first and second finger


(3 replies, posted in Acoustic)

i dont know too much about clasical guitar but i will try and help you. some songs there will be no fingering position and you will just have to move your fingers but parts of some songs can be made easier by recognising the chord fingering that can be used. in parts like this you will probably have to move a few fingers or take some of a string occasionally. i think most of this is right but i will check with a friend and tell you if it isnt.

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(7 replies, posted in Electric)

you could try having the neck of your guitar higher up when playing with a strap which sometimes makes it easier but the most important thing is just to practice bar chords standing up(all the time, not just when playing with your band). your hands should get used to the stretch.

if it is really hard try just playing sings with open chords standing up to really get used to it.

hope this helped.


(26 replies, posted in Electric)

my inspiration for playing was my cousin. my sister had just got a guitar and my cousin came round and played a time for heroes(libertines) and i really wanted to play it just like him.

when i actually started learning guitar(i taught myself) i realised lots of the chords in that song were barre chords and so i couldnt play it straight away (or soonish) but i stuck with it and now i can play that song and tons of others. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">

well thats about it


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(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

i also say you should do the clean chords first. it sounds like you dont know barre chords well enough if you cant change so(im sorry to say this(i really am)) practise them more.

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btw. F and Bb are particullaly difficult bar chords to play because they are at the very bottom. practice on the 2-5 frets (or maybe a bit higher) till you know the positions perfectly then do Fs and higher up chords.


(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Firstly, i will leave big spaces so this is easy to read.

secondly, yes it is this hard for everyone. sorry to say this but youve gotta practice.

however, i dont think you should have a minimum(and deffinitely not a maximum) practising time. if youre playing songs you like then practise shouldnt feel like a chore.

i know what it feels like to look through songs you like and find(to you) impossible chord after impossible chord.all i can say is find a few songs you really like and hang in there.

also, practice barre chords whenever you can even if they sound terrible. if you keep practising they will come and you will find tons more songs you can play.

hope this wasnt as painful reading as it was writing(it's late but i feel i should be doing something <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_confused.gif" border=0 alt="Confused"> )



(8 replies, posted in Acoustic)

your best shot is to just listen to the song and try and work it out from that. :)doing this will probably get the timing more accurate than you could get from reading any type of tab. also sometimes(usually when i cant be bothered to listen to the song <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">) i just strum any old pattern. I am quite good at strumming and have enough musical knoledge(from learning other instruments) and sense of beat so that when i do this it doesnt sound bad but i dont know about anyone else.

stick with it


i think some people reading this might be slightly(very slightly)biased towards acoustic as this is on the acoustic forum. in fact, i really have no idea why im here because i play electric. however, i would just like to say in reply to the previous posts ,which said that electric guitar camoflauges mistakes because of the distortion, that electric guitarists dont have distortion on all the time. in fact, distortion really messes up some songs and when im learning a song i usually dont use my amp at first so i cant use distortion.

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(2 replies, posted in Songwriting)

i reckon it only needs one or 2 more chords, check this out chord progressions help when you're writing a song though dont be scared to throw a random chord in there if it sounds good:

<a href="http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/chord_progressions.php?scch=E&scchnam=Major+triads+I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-vii*&get2=Get" target="_blank"> http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/chord_ … s.php?scch =E&scchnam=Major+triads+I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-vii*&get2=G et</a>

i suggest one of the minors like f#m or g#m.

hope this helps:)


PS. this is just one type of progression, look at all the other ones on the website too.


(1 replies, posted in Electric)


ive been playing for a while now and am comfortable with switching chords(including barre and power chords). im trying to start playing guitar parts from tabs for songs instedad of chords but its difficult to find complete ones or ones which arent desperately hard for me.

Does anyone know any good songs with complete tabs? Im into kind of indie music(you know, the sort of stuff they play on XFM). any suggestions and possibly links would be great.



PS i am particullaly interested in playing something from the strokes ablum- room on fire.


(275 replies, posted in Electric)

im 12 ! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">


(4 replies, posted in Electric)

learn open chords really well in the best advice i can give you. if you know these in some songs you will be able to recognise what position to put your hand in even if it doesnt say on the tab, which really helps. Also, practice scales going on all 6 strings of the guitar. this will get you used to using the lower 2 strings.

If you need any help finding guitar chords check this out: <a href="http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/" target="_blank">http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/</a>

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(11 replies, posted in Electric)

Live forever by oasis has simple chords and the solo isnt too bad. you can ignore the bent notes and just play the higher fret.

watch this to get the timing: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWlD2BNYnKk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWlD2BNYnKk</a>

he is using the same tabs ill attach

also dont look back in anger is quite simple

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ps play the live forever solo with ditortion on. Oh, and you have to hammer on and pull off in it.


(19 replies, posted in Acoustic)


in barre chords in 'e' shape:

G:355433 Gm:355333

A:577655 Am:577555

ect. just move this position up(eg. b is 2 frets up from A because it is 2 semitones up)

"A" shape

C:335553 Cm:335543

and do the same thing as with "E" shape.

For more chords and variations go to <a href="http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/" target="_blank">http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/</a>

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ps. for an easier version of F do: xx4311(this can also be moved up to make different chords.


(0 replies, posted in Song requests)

does anyone know the chords to pulp- monday morning? i found one here on chordie but it only has the intro. ive searched on google but i cant find it.

thanks 12345abcd3

btw: the song is amazing so if you havent heard it search it on youtube. In fact most of the songs on pulp's album "different class" are amazing so you should probably just buy the album. be warned, they are slightly indie and slightly (very slightly) weird


(8 replies, posted in Electric)


i always held a pick with my thumb on one side and my first and second fingers on the other side but i recently read that your supposed to only have your first finger on the other side to the thumb. this certainly seems easier when picking songs like good riddance(green day) but i prefer strumming the other way. should i try and get used to strumming with just first finger and thumb? and will it make a difference to my strumming sound?




(15 replies, posted in Electric)

i dont know much about guitars but ive got a cheap fender squier and i love the sound. i suppose because i never played(and rarely really heard) an acoustic so the sound of a guitar ro me is electric. Though acoustics do sound cool when i occasionally hear them i dont think i could stand not being able to just switch on the distortion and tear out a solo!

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(2 replies, posted in Electric)

i heard that lots of guitar riffs and solos use the blues scale. can anyone tell me what this is and what the fingering is?

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