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Letsrock
post Sep 15 2008, 07:57 PM
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Hi all,

I bought a guitar about a month ago. I have always enjoyed rock music ( especially Michael Romeo and Jeff Loomis!) and I need a new hobby to occupy my mind as I have just finished an intensive university course. I decided to get a guitar and have a go and relax.

I don't suppose I should say this but I Don't think I can will get to a very high standard my hands are not very big or flexible. But I'll see what I can do. I have tried the F chord and I see what a challenge I'm in for (to do a Barre chord is a distant dream for me at the moment). Anyway my aim is to enjoy my new hobby and try to be the best I can.

I am working on some beginners chords and the A minor pentatonic scale to see if I can free up my fingers. I will look at learning some basic songs after a month or so on this. I would appreciate some of you more advanced player's suggestions on the best way forward and some recommended easy to play songs available on this site.

All the best and talk to you soon.
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Matt23
post Sep 15 2008, 08:02 PM
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Welcome to GMC smile.gif And about where to start i think most people (i did) started by just using chords then learn some simple songs and get a good alternate picking technique.
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Lian Gerbino
post Sep 15 2008, 08:03 PM
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welcome to the site man wink.gif

really is not important if you have big or small hands/fingers... there´s a lot of great players with small hands as well. wink.gif

so, feel free to ask everything you need, we are here to help you.

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Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 15 2008, 08:05 PM
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Welcome aboard man! Don't worry about that F barre chords. Take your time, although it looks out of your reach now, you will learn it sooner than you think.


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post Sep 15 2008, 08:17 PM
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post Sep 15 2008, 08:58 PM
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Hey welcome to GMC mate !
Keep in mind that you can achieve anything you imagine if you have a strong will...And trust me those barre chords and lots of stuff will seem to you much easier than now - in just few months of guitar practice! smile.gif

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post Sep 15 2008, 09:02 PM
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welcome to the site...it will really build ur vocabulary and in a relaxing manner as well


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:22 PM
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Dude I don't like that F'n chord either! tongue.gif Welcome! smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:41 PM
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Welcome to GMC,I am shore that you will do just fine.Just be patient,and all will come in the wright place.


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:47 PM
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post Sep 15 2008, 09:51 PM
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post Sep 15 2008, 10:01 PM
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Welcome. smile.gif

I remember those issues with bare chords when I was beginner,
however I made I statement (in some anger and revolt)
that I'm never gonna play those stupid bare chords in my life laugh.gif

So,it's not big deal,just grab your guitar and have some fun! smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2008, 10:03 PM
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Guitar is a great hobby for sure. Don't worry too much about the size of your hands, just practice, practice, practice!

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post Sep 15 2008, 10:34 PM
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post Sep 16 2008, 08:55 AM
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post Sep 16 2008, 02:02 PM
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Welcome man. As others have said, the only limits will be the one's you place on yourself. It takes time so work at your own pace and keep it fun. smile.gif


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post Sep 16 2008, 05:03 PM
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post Sep 16 2008, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 15 2008, 05:01 PM) *
Welcome. smile.gif

I remember those issues with bare chords when I was beginner,
however I made I statement (in some anger and revolt)
that I'm never gonna play those stupid bare chords in my life laugh.gif

So,it's not big deal,just grab your guitar and have some fun! smile.gif


LOL!

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post Sep 17 2008, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE (Letsrock @ Sep 15 2008, 08:57 PM) *
I would appreciate some of you more advanced player's suggestions on the best way forward and some recommended easy to play songs available on this site.


Hi and welcome to GMC smile.gif
Take a look at my recent Acoustic Tale lesson.
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post Sep 22 2008, 06:04 PM
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the welcome. GMC is a good site I never been on a site with so little abuse and disrespect on a forum. Perhaps its because everyone on the forum has the same interest.

Thanks
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