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#1
I’ve been thinking about learning to play for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. My two year has already started to take an interest in musical instruments and I figure that a good way to encourage the kids is to have an instrument in the house and be fairly competent with it myself, plus I want to learn it.

Bought myself a Fender CD-60S, read online that it’s a decent starter guitar for beginners. Anyone got any decent resources or tips for someone starting from scratch?

Ta.
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#2
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/oas...ds-1340333 A decent very first step is to get the intro to this going.

Make sure you've got a tuner and it's in tune before you practise else even if you're actually doing alright it will put you off!

Midge will be along to teach you how to shred in a moment..
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#3
I tried and gave up, tried and gave up. Best thing i found was a 'game' called Rocksmith, you actually plug your guitar into the playstation or PC and then it slowly teaches you songs and chords etc... comes with its own guitar to PC/console lead and it acts as a good (to me) sounding amp, tuner and effects thing too... Well worth the money i thought. I have pudgy sausage fingers and never sounded like Bryan May or Adrian Smith within a couple of months, so that was that!

(Oh and if you're au fait with torrents etc... you can also acquire hundreds of song packs for it too)
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#4
(05-21-2020, 10:01 AM)Duffers Wrote: I’ve been thinking about learning to play for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. My two year has already started to take an interest in musical instruments and I figure that a good way to encourage the kids is to have an instrument in the house and be fairly competent with it myself, plus I want to learn it.

Bought myself a Fender CD-60S, read online that it’s a decent starter guitar for beginners. Anyone got any decent resources or tips for someone starting from scratch?

Ta.

Like you I got the urge to learn last year and bought myself an acoustic guitar. Fannied around for a bit to start with when it got frustrating (sore fingers, lack of time to practice etc) so progress was sporadic. But the lockdown has given me more time so put more effort into it lately and things are improving. I’m certainly no natural musician by any stretch of the imagination but I’m really enjoying it - to the point where I’ve now bought an electric guitar to go with the acoustic. 

I found Justin Guitar online which was very useful. He has a beginners course that takes you right from the basics in a structured way - and best of all, it’s all absolutely free - although you can make a donation to him if you want to. 
Hope this helps and stick with it when it gets tough. You won’t regret it.
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#5
Cheers for the comments so far guys. Will check the links out.
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#6
Anyone know anything about Dallas guitars? Made in the UK and I believe it’s from the 60’s. Sounds like shit mind.
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#7
(05-21-2020, 01:07 PM)Juan Quidonqui Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 10:01 AM)Duffers Wrote: I’ve been thinking about learning to play for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. My two year has already started to take an interest in musical instruments and I figure that a good way to encourage the kids is to have an instrument in the house and be fairly competent with it myself, plus I want to learn it.

Bought myself a Fender CD-60S, read online that it’s a decent starter guitar for beginners. Anyone got any decent resources or tips for someone starting from scratch?

Ta.

Like you I got the urge to learn last year and bought myself an acoustic guitar. Fannied around for a bit to start with when it got frustrating (sore fingers, lack of time to practice etc) so progress was sporadic. But the lockdown has given me more time so put more effort into it lately and things are improving. I’m certainly no natural musician by any stretch of the imagination but I’m really enjoying it - to the point where I’ve now bought an electric guitar to go with the acoustic. 

I found Justin Guitar online which was very useful. He has a beginners course that takes you right from the basics in a structured way - and best of all, it’s all absolutely free - although you can make a donation to him if you want to. 
Hope this helps and stick with it when it gets tough. You won’t regret it.

Yeah Justin guitar is good. I got my Epiphone Sheraton out of the loft last week which I haven't picked up for 7 years or more!

Lots of good advise on YouTube if you sift through them. My advise is to find a tutorial on a song you like and use it as a goal. Something simple to start with. I find it always helps.
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#8
(05-21-2020, 03:32 PM)Peachy Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 01:07 PM)Juan Quidonqui Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 10:01 AM)Duffers Wrote: I’ve been thinking about learning to play for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. My two year has already started to take an interest in musical instruments and I figure that a good way to encourage the kids is to have an instrument in the house and be fairly competent with it myself, plus I want to learn it.

Bought myself a Fender CD-60S, read online that it’s a decent starter guitar for beginners. Anyone got any decent resources or tips for someone starting from scratch?

Ta.

Like you I got the urge to learn last year and bought myself an acoustic guitar. Fannied around for a bit to start with when it got frustrating (sore fingers, lack of time to practice etc) so progress was sporadic. But the lockdown has given me more time so put more effort into it lately and things are improving. I’m certainly no natural musician by any stretch of the imagination but I’m really enjoying it - to the point where I’ve now bought an electric guitar to go with the acoustic. 

I found Justin Guitar online which was very useful. He has a beginners course that takes you right from the basics in a structured way - and best of all, it’s all absolutely free - although you can make a donation to him if you want to. 
Hope this helps and stick with it when it gets tough. You won’t regret it.

Yeah Justin guitar is good. I got my Epiphone Sheraton out of the loft last week which I haven't picked up for 7 years or more!

Lots of good advise on YouTube if you sift through them. My advise is to find a tutorial on a song you like and use it as a goal. Something simple to start with. I find it always helps.
Have you cracked Sultans of Swing, or Classical Gas yet??   Big Grin Big Grin
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#9
+1 for Justin Guitar. I wish he'd been around when I started. I still use his channel for song tutorials and I've been playing for 30 years.
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#10
(05-21-2020, 03:38 PM)Kit Kat Chunky Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 03:32 PM)Peachy Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 01:07 PM)Juan Quidonqui Wrote:
(05-21-2020, 10:01 AM)Duffers Wrote: I’ve been thinking about learning to play for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. My two year has already started to take an interest in musical instruments and I figure that a good way to encourage the kids is to have an instrument in the house and be fairly competent with it myself, plus I want to learn it.

Bought myself a Fender CD-60S, read online that it’s a decent starter guitar for beginners. Anyone got any decent resources or tips for someone starting from scratch?

Ta.

Like you I got the urge to learn last year and bought myself an acoustic guitar. Fannied around for a bit to start with when it got frustrating (sore fingers, lack of time to practice etc) so progress was sporadic. But the lockdown has given me more time so put more effort into it lately and things are improving. I’m certainly no natural musician by any stretch of the imagination but I’m really enjoying it - to the point where I’ve now bought an electric guitar to go with the acoustic. 

I found Justin Guitar online which was very useful. He has a beginners course that takes you right from the basics in a structured way - and best of all, it’s all absolutely free - although you can make a donation to him if you want to. 
Hope this helps and stick with it when it gets tough. You won’t regret it.

Yeah Justin guitar is good. I got my Epiphone Sheraton out of the loft last week which I haven't picked up for 7 years or more!

Lots of good advise on YouTube if you sift through them. My advise is to find a tutorial on a song you like and use it as a goal. Something simple to start with. I find it always helps.
Have you cracked Sultans of Swing, or Classical Gas yet??   Big Grin Big Grin

Classical gas is wicked. Mason Williams at his best. Way way way beyond me pal. I'm trying to learn just the bleeding chords for Witchita lineman at the moment. One of my favourite songs of all time. 

I am beyond shit though. Its proving difficult finding the time when trying to home school my two girls what with my new found love of a G&T at midday!!  Big Grin
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