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post Feb 22 2008, 08:41 AM
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Hi all,

I'm Lee, I live just north of Houston, Texas, I'm a full time student (pre-med), and work full time sad.gif and now part time guitar practicer (not player by any stretch of my imagination).

Anyways, I'm brand spanking new to guitar playing, in fact, I just bought my first one tonight, and have already logged a few hours practicing. I thought I'd give my frethand a rest since the ol' digits were starting to cramp up, so here I am. I look forward to making some friends on here, and learning as much as possible about playing the guitar in general, but more specifically, I'd looove to learn how to shred. I <3 Metal.

Anyone with any recommended starting points, besides the beginner's/shred lessons, lemme know!

Also, does anyone out there have any recommendations on a site, or a book where I can get info on tuning, tone, restringing (just in case), and what settings will get me the most out of my amp?

Thanks for taking the time to read my intro! talk to you soon.

-Lee
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post Feb 22 2008, 08:45 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 08:51 AM
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Welcome to gmc! I'd link some sites to you but I just woke up 3 minutes a go and I need to wake up a little first. A bout the amp settings, I think it woul be best just to experiment yourself.


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post Feb 22 2008, 08:51 AM
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Welcome Lee!

i recomend you get yourself a guitar tuner - this one has a metronome too

http://www.musicalworld.co.uk/main_item_di...age.php?PID=923

you'll want to use a metronome quite alot soon (search metronome in the lesson search and there is a lesson that will tell you all about it)

I believe one of our instructors is making a video on restringing at the moment but untill then- try this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUxcFXOB0k

Once you've done some beginner and easier lessons- i recomend you give the 101 lessons a try- there are some techniques there that will be really important to you as a metal player (maybe try these in 2 weeks or so once your happy with your progress)
http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/video-le...-lessons_0.html
(start with the easier 101 lessons first smile.gif )

ANd if you like metal- i dont know what amp you have there- but for metal i turn up the Gain knob to about 1 oclock, Lows to about 3 oclock, mids to around 4 o clock and high/treble to around 4 o clock (just a quick guide ofcourse to get you started)

Have fun and practice hard- see you around the forum and dont forget to post any questions you have!

edit:lots of typos

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post Feb 22 2008, 09:10 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 09:35 AM
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Welcome to the board! You'll sure have fun around the forum smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 10:54 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 10:55 AM
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Welcome Lee. smile.gif

Restringing lesson is coming up soon as far as I know,
and rest of the topics are covered well in forum,try with search engine. wink.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 11:03 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 11:04 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 11:50 AM
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post Feb 22 2008, 12:09 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 12:50 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 01:03 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 08:07 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 10:51 PM
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post Feb 24 2008, 12:49 AM
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post Feb 24 2008, 02:14 AM
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post Feb 24 2008, 10:29 AM
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post Feb 24 2008, 11:20 AM
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Hi Lee
have fun learning but remember to be patient and if you have to put the guitar down for a few days and come back to it. if you get frutrated with somethings you will be surprised what taking a break will do for your playing.

a good book to get for guitar playing and other basics is "guitar playing for dummies" it pretty much covers all you will need to know for beginners (techinical, reading music and tab etc..).

what ever you do master the basics first and dont try to run of too quicky with shredding as that will come eventually
most of all enjoy

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