(167 replies, posted in Electric)

1 - Alexi Laiho (children of bodom)
2 - Jimi Hendrix
3 - Kirk Hamett
4 - Eric Clapton
5 - Van Halen

their all pretty much the same for me the number's dont mean anything smile

i think that everyone should play from the heart.  i know a kid who's really amazing at guitar, but his fingers do the work, not his heart.  compared to him i suck, but most people say i'm really good.  all that really matters IS that u play from your heart.


(4 replies, posted in Electric)

Well, to tell u the truth i'm having a similar problem, oh ya, and i know what u mean about johnny b goode.  if u just want a song that makes u want to dance i would suggest day tripper (The Beatles).  if u want to hear it first, its on the Beatles 1 album, track 12.  otherwise i dont have any suggestions.


(7 replies, posted in Electric)

You sound like your in a tough spot.  I'd just try to keep practicing standing.  i know that probably wasn't the answer your looking for, though.  one other thing you could try is taking a different guitar position in your band.  if other members agree, u could switch from chords to main guitarist. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">


(1 replies, posted in Electric)

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> if you ask me, u shouldn't go to crazy with all kinds of different synthesizers and combo amps.  just start with an amp that suits you well.  anyway, u can do what ever the heck u want, i just think its a little needless to have like 5 machines making funky sounds...  it sure is cool though! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


(5 replies, posted in Electric)

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_sad.gif" border=0 alt="Sad"> well,, if u ask me, i'd say u SHOULDN'T learn from a DVD.  u can choose what ever you want to do, but an electric guitar so soon is probably a bad idea if you've just started.  i don't want to offend you at all, but you might want to start simply with an accoustic guitar teacher. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">


(1 replies, posted in Electric)

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> you shouldn't pointlessly buy a ton of synthesizers and effects.  try playing the wacky fillings in with a blues lick or solo.  remember to stick to the root note...


(4 replies, posted in Electric)

thanks for the info.  my guitar teacher has had me doing things i love.  these include bar chords, solos, licks, and mostly blues.  i also kind of like writing power chord songs.  thanks again!


(9 replies, posted in Electric)

U probably should try to boot the habit.  i always used to put my wrist on the pickguard or body of my guitars.  my guitar teacher helped me boot the habit though. try doing some simple exercises  on each string, without your habit.  i know its hard. i would reccomend the book rock guitar secrets by peter fischer. it may help you.

-posted by blue man


(6 replies, posted in Electric)

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> some good bands to start out with r things that are fun but simple.  maybe, if you want fun chords, try rolling stones songs.  for tabs, i would start out with something like the simpsons theme, and showtunes like that to practice.  Who knows; maybe if you keep practicing you could play jimi hendrix songs!

-posted by blue man


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i find classical music pretty boring.  i started out a while ago and my teacher would always throw me a song or two.  that might be the only thing that kept me going!  i do think classical music build skills though, and at least i know how to read real music now. (i prefer tabs)despite all this, classical music is a great way to build strategy and start out.  What do you think?

-posted by blue man


(6 replies, posted in Electric)

tongue i think that the fender stratocaster electric guitar is a great way to start electric.  i can play all sorts of awesome blues licks, power chords, and arpegios.  if you're a begginer,or know someone who is, the fat strat pack with a 15G frontman amp is a great guitar package that will last a while.  i'm looking for a newwer, cooler instrument though, and i don't no if i should buy a new guitar...  what do you think?

                                    -blue man