November 13, 2002 at 8:24 am #43393
this evening i will get my first guitar lesson <img>
i hope i won’t be too bad or too "2 left hands" as we say in france <img>November 13, 2002 at 8:51 am #56185
I am always happy to hear people wanting to play the guitar. IÂ´s never too late to learn a few chords.
be patient cause it will take a long time to before you can handle iron maiden tunes with precise rhythm.
good luck and feel free to give an update when youÂ´ve had your lesson…November 19, 2002 at 6:12 am #56186
I play guitar also, Badly but i still play. give it up girl cause rock is dead! Buy yourself a turn table and make yourself some real money. Guitar is for looses like myself and deepsludge(how ya doin dude)? OH yeah, thats right, give it up before u start and save yourself alot of time and money cause I know people from France have no rythem!
Now if that put down dosen’t make u wanna practice, then nothing will!
PS: remember one thing my little butterfly, "Practice makes………your fingers bleed not PERFECT!"
Now go and make some fucken noise!
<small>[ 11-19-2002, 04:15 AM: Message edited by: AntiPOP ]</small>November 19, 2002 at 10:45 pm #56187
The biggest advice I give every beginner is to BUY A GUITAR STAND. It sounds stupid, but when your guitar is readily availible it becomes less of a production to practice. And if you don’t practice he/she sits in the corner staring at you sadly. <img>
Keep at it kid.November 20, 2002 at 7:12 am #56188
A guitar stand is nice. A hanger, that allows you to hang the guitar by itsÂ´neck, is nice if you want to decorate your wall with guitars. If you really love your guitar and feel obliged to threat it like a baby, a velvet case, is recomended.
a half year ago, I bought Jazzmaster 63Â´for a handfull of dollars. Before that I had guitars of no economic value laying around in my room. They often took a blow to their head when I used them.
With the fender itÂ´s all different. The first week I was so humble I barely dared using it. After a couple of minutes under my arms I carefully put it back to itsÂ´bed, the velvet case. Weeks went by… everyday I repeated this ritual until I finally got the courage to bring it along to practice with my band.
now IÂ´ve lived a half year with this guitar and still I threat her with the respect she deserves. I put her to bed early so she can her beauty sleep.November 20, 2002 at 8:00 pm #56189
Well, when I got my first bass, I kept it in its gig bag under the bed or in the closet, and you know what? I barely played it for the first couple weeks, once I got it on a stand (I.e. OUT in the room) I began to practice regularly. remember, even piddling on an instrument for 30 seconds will help you in some way. The important thing though, is to have your instrument availible.November 21, 2002 at 12:19 pm #56190
If the Kid has (rock) stars in their eyes, they’re best off starting with electric, they want to sound like their hero so an acoustic just won’t cut it. Technically I’d say everybody should start out on a decently set-up acoustic though, because acoustics kick your ass when you try to play them.November 22, 2002 at 3:19 am #56191
i took my second lesson and i am really pathetic for now…
i hope it will go better in some months…
i don’t understand what you guys call "a guitar stand" ?
does someone know the french for or can explain to me ?
i will have to buy a guitar next month…
my teacher said i’d better buy a crappy one and when i’ll be better i’ll buy a nice one but my cousin -who is a very good guitarist and a clever guy- thinks i’d better buy an electro-folk one and the amplifier later as he thinks it is stupid to buy a crap if i am sure i want to go on learning it…
ps : we french people say "folk" when we talk about a guitar which looks like a classic one but which has metallic cords (i think you don’t use that word, nope ? )November 22, 2002 at 1:34 pm #56192
A guitar stand:
I don’t know the french word for it, but things like these let you keep your guitar out of the case and ready for playing, on the bottom one the guitars butt rests in the loopy things and it’s back leans against the "A". On the top one the guitar is hung from the forked thingy. You should find some variation on the above in any music shop.
What you are calling a "folk" guitar sounds like what over here is called a "concert," or "parlor" guitar. I have one myself (Guild M20) and I love her to death.
And we don’t have "cords" on our guitars, unless we’re plugging in. we do have "chords" but thats something else. Usually I have "strings" on mine, although I have said that people with "heavy" strings have cables.
And as for the gear question: I’d go with something decent, but used. I admit to having heard bad things about french music shops, but I’d still shop for a decent used acoustic, you’ll get something of better quality for less money. Crap acoustics are the worst instruemtents in the world, and why handicap yourself even more.
Now stop reading this and go practice!November 22, 2002 at 2:14 pm #56193
oh i am sorry, i meant strings… not cords…
thanks for your adviceJanuary 6, 2003 at 4:51 pm #56194"Amalcom" wrote:Crap acoustics are the worst instruemtents in the world, and why handicap yourself even more.
…yeah but old Polly still sounds cool on that $4 guitar!January 6, 2003 at 5:12 pm #56195
it’s funny how similar sounding words can mean completely different things depending on the language… like the french word "corde" and the portuguese "corda" both mean strings, while in english "cord" is different.
enjoy your guitar lessons Sophie!
Remember some of the nicest songs ever written just use 2 or 3 simple chords, like G with D or C with Am so I’m sure that if you do a good practise work soon you’ll be playing beautiful tunes without having to wait some months!
I think Amalcom is right about getting something decent even if used, like I bought myself an ok guitar 3 years ago and now I regret not having got a better one, which I’ll need to do sometime
although I think your 1st guitar is always precious, being it crappy or notJanuary 6, 2003 at 5:24 pm #56196
yeah i bought it, i posted it on the what’s your toys 2002 thread !
a fender dg14, electro acoustic !January 6, 2003 at 5:26 pm #56197
hey that’s pretty cool! congratulationsJanuary 6, 2003 at 6:37 pm #56198
I like my guitars "pre loved"
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