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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi im 15 and i want to start to learn the Acoustic Guitar (Mainly to start playing All Queen songs eg; Crazy Little Thing Called Love) Has anyone got any tips because ive been looking on the internet at guitar lessons and i just dont understand it. Also could you tell me if its to late for me to learn the guitar beacause im 15.

All help will be greatly appreciated
Thank you
(P.SI have a guitar lol)

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never too late to learn.

Buy a chord book, buy a sheet music book of your fav album and start learning the chord shapes.

Learn to play one song with maybe just a few chords in (suggest you start with something in 'D' ) then find a local tutor and have fun.


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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

F? harsh for a starter.

Surely G-Em-C-D for a beginner?

Then introduce the A-D-E 12 bar and having then established A & E shapes, move to barre chords.

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, I just learned guitar 2 years ago, and I'm twice your age. Honestly, I don't think kids can even learn guitar until their fingers are strong enough to play the chords.

My advice is to play stuff you really want to play, regardless of which chords are involved. Learning will be easy and rewarding that way. If you try to learn from songs that don't interest you, the passion won't be there, and the pain associated with building up the callouses on your fretting fingers will cause you to quit.

Forget sheet music, just spend some time at websites like www.olga.net where you can find the tabs and chords for your favourite songs. They also have a chord dictionary that tells you where to put your fingers. Then it's just building that into your motor memory with practice.

Crazy Little Thing is a good one - D, G, C, with the occasional F. Hell, if Freddie could play it, so can you!

Oh, and try to convince your parents that for the same price as an acoustic, you can get a pretty nice electric and a little amp. They're a lot more fun, and a lot easier to play.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I 've been in the same age as you and started to learn on an acoustic guitar by myself.
I played some years on it and changed to the electric, but I couldn't play that guitar well for a long time.
So after 15 years of playing guitar I'd recommend you, if you wanna play Rock guitar start with an electric one. Because you need to touch that much softer than an acoustic guitar ..to become faster for example.
There are other reasons too.
There are some quite big differences in the playing style between an electric and an acoustic one.

Another recommendation, what I would do if I would start to play guitar now, is

Play the guitar without any help from others.

Check out what sounds right for you , try to create your own style of guitar playing.
Don't do chord exercises.
You can do this later, after some years...

Look at Jim Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Eddie van Halen, Steve Vai, (maybe Brian May too... )
I don't think that they were taught by someone but they're famous for their unique style.



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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tyfoon wrote:

Hi im 15 and i want to start to learn the Acoustic Guitar (Mainly to start playing All Queen songs eg; Crazy Little Thing Called Love) Has anyone got any tips because ive been looking on the internet at guitar lessons and i just dont understand it. Also could you tell me if its to late for me to learn the guitar beacause im 15.

All help will be greatly appreciated
Thank you
(P.SI have a guitar lol)


F is really hard for someone starting off until they build up the muscle in their wrist ive gotton the hang of it it wont take too long b4 u get it.

hey u sound just like me a few months ago! im 15 too! All i wanted to learn was CLTCL too mainly that is actually- i say u find out about people around u- luckily my school has a guitar class so i signed up and they told us to bring in songs we want to learn- so i did, thats why im learning CLTCL now ! its never too late- we should talk on MSN if u have?


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm 15 I learned like 5 years ago, and it's not hard for chord positions. You have to develop it with practice. I'd go get lessons if you want to or get a DVD instructional video but personally go for the lessons.


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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

F may be the simplest barre chord, but that's like being the least stupid person in America, really.

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

F may be the simplest barre chord, but that's like being the least stupid person in America, really.


Alright now, be nice.. Only just over 50% of Americans are stupid. There's a good 40 odd percent of us that didn't vote for Bush.

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Posted: 04 Nov 05, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hahahah ZINGGGGG


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Posted: 05 Nov 05, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

F is most definitely not the simplest barre chord. It's at the very least the second most difficult basic barre chord nest to Bb, assuming we're talking about playing in 1st position.

Obviously, closer to the nut the action is higher, as well as the string tension being greater, so F and Bb are the most difficult barre chords to play.


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