Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Need Some Direction
Captain Insaino
post Aug 27 2010, 12:58 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 54
Joined: 25-August 10
From: Armpit of California
Member No.: 11.081



Ok Im new here and with all the info Im having a hard time desciding where to start. Im at level 2 maybe going on 3 at this point. I figured it might be good to go back to the basics and start again since its been so long since I picked up an axe...

Any suggestion appreciated.

Captain Insaino


--------------------
If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jafomatic
post Aug 27 2010, 01:48 AM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.049
Joined: 6-May 09
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 7.145



the numbers aren't quite as good a measure as you might think. I think you'll get more (and better!) suggestions if you delve a little bit more into what sort of goals you have and perhaps what you think you would like to be able to do as you progress.

In the short term, there's two lessons that I recommend to anyone for ANY style of music later on:

Guitar Loves Piano and Jumping Around - Beginner

I'm sure my personal taste plays a part, but these are excellent foundation lessons that require some very basic --yet often overlooked-- techniques.


--------------------
::jafomatic


http://jafomatic.net/tunes/ <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
thefireball
post Aug 27 2010, 02:08 AM
Post #3


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.512
Joined: 9-March 10
From: United States, Arkansas
Member No.: 9.801



Other lessons are these. I don't know your style though.

Beginner - Strumming and Arpeggios
Slow Melodic Solo
Rock Solo - Beginner


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jerry Arcidiacon...
post Aug 27 2010, 09:21 AM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.220
Joined: 2-August 07
From: Turin, Italy
Member No.: 2.464



Ok, for very basic material, we have the new series Beginner's Corner or Andrew's First Steps.

You can also use the search engine on the main page, looking for some lessons which fills your musical taste.


--------------------

::: Main Gear :::

Guitars: Washburn N4 Vintage | Washburn N2 | Washburn WI67Pro | Washburn WG-587 | Washburn EA20B
Amps: Laney GH50L (head) | Laney GS410 & GS212IE (cabinets) | Rocktron PROGAP Ultra (rack preamp) | Rocktron Velocity 150 (power amp) | Marshall VS230 (combo)
FXs: Rocktron Intellifex + custom pedalboard (check my video demo)
Other: Shredneck | Intellitouch PT10 tuner
Picks: Esseti Picks

Software & Recording Gear: Cubase 4 | Overloud TH1 | Mackie Onyx 400F | EZdrummer | Korg Pandora PX4D


-------------------------------------------------------

myspace.com/jerryarcidiacono

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gitarrero
post Aug 27 2010, 09:27 AM
Post #5


Accomplished Rock Star
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 4.059
Joined: 24-June 08
From: Rottweil, Germany
Member No.: 5.361



I think Adrian's lessons are great for beginners and intermediate players, especially if you like straight forward rock.


--------------------
Check my band project with fellow GMCer VilleFIN
Facebook
Youtube
Soundcloud
Twitter
Instagram



Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Marek Rojewski
post Aug 27 2010, 01:50 PM
Post #6


Experienced Guitar Lord
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.671
Joined: 26-May 08
From: Lodz, Poland
Member No.: 5.185



Yeah, You need some more specific goals. The basic things really pays out, but by doing only exercises we lose motivation (well thats my opinion).

So if You have time to both practice some lessons that You like, and also learn the theory/playing/chord basics, than do it. Start VERY slow with the metronome with really simple exercises, pay attention to as much details as Your concentration lets You, and increase the speed gradually until You can't play it the proper way. This I think is the best way to improve technique relatively fast:)


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Captain Insaino
post Aug 27 2010, 03:26 PM
Post #7


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 54
Joined: 25-August 10
From: Armpit of California
Member No.: 11.081



Well I have a very broad listening spectrum, I like everything from thrash to some of the classical stuff, jazz, blues, metal, rock. I very much want to understand the theory part behind music, and as time goes on be able to rock out. I dont expect to become a super hero guitar player, but would love to shread hard, do some cool tricks for my enjoyment. I dont know if those goals make any sense but it was worth a shot.. wink.gif


--------------------
If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bear Rose
post Aug 27 2010, 08:06 PM
Post #8


Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 472
Joined: 11-April 07
Member No.: 1.524



I'd suggest using the Search feature on the top right corner of each page. You can select the difficulty level, genre of music, type of lesson, and even the instructor. That should be able to help you find a few lessons you want to start working on.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th December 2017 - 09:21 PM