Gibson Guitar Board: How to begin - Gibson Guitar Board

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

How to begin Beginners first steps

#1 User is offline   Snoopy69 

  • Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 18
  • Joined: 16-July 13

Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hello All,

I have recently purchased a Gibson SG 2006 in mahogany. I have a Peavy Mustang Amp. I am wondering what I should do to begin learning how to play this guitar. Would the forum recommend lessons with an instructor to start or can I start laying a foundation without an instructor?

Any comments are appreciated........thanks everyone!

Snoopy
Snoopy

#2 User is offline   Bongoscot 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 278
  • Joined: 31-May 12

Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

http://www.justinguitar.com/index.php

I like the lessons on this site. If you try them dont rush through. Practice each lesson until you can do it easily. The benefit of having a teacher is that he can give you feedback on if you are doing something right, but I think Justin is the best free internet teacher out there.
Posted Image

2010 Ibanez RG920QM, 1979 Martin D-18, 2012 Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1994 Piasecki OM, 2010 Gibson Melody Maker

#3 User is offline   L5Larry 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3739
  • Joined: 17-January 08
  • LocationSt. Louis, Missouri

Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Things are SO different now than they were when I learned to play 45 years ago. There is so much out there on the interweb and such, but.....

There is nothing like the one-on-one interaction with a real live teacher, and having a hard copy printed book to hold in your hands.

Having learned from Mel Bay books, and then becoming a personal friend of Mel's, I will say that the Mel Bay Guitar Method books will stand the test of time as great instruction manuals, and many "legitimate" instructors use them as the basis for their classes.

#4 User is offline   Versatile 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4022
  • Joined: 08-September 10
  • LocationUK

Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:12 AM

Wise words all... [thumbup]

The most important basic skill is rhythm...a teacher can best guide a student in this...

The other thing to decide is whether to learn to read music... [thumbup]

V

:-({|=
Fiddling at the Pearly Gates
or somewhere
Lower and Warmer....

I like kayaking....it really floats my boat

I dig most stuff.......Anon(gardener)

#5 User is offline   Steve Krenz 

  • Skills House Instructor
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 26
  • Joined: 02-November 11
  • LocationNashville, Tennessee

Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

Snoopy,

Check out the Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar course. It is an indepth home-instruction guitar course that you can go at your own pace with. It won the Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Players Choice Award for Best Instructional Material. You can learn all about it here... http://www2.gibson.c...ter-Guitar.aspx

And, yes, by the way, I'm the author.

If I can help you out with anything along the way, please let me know.

- Steve


#6 User is offline   btoth76 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3351
  • Joined: 14-July 10
  • LocationLeányvár, Hungary

Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:17 AM

Steve does a great job! [thumbup]

Cheers... Bence
_________________________________

2010 Gibson LP Studio 50's Tribute GT - 2011 Gibson LP Classic Custom AN - 1978 Gibson LP Recording WB - 2011 Gibson L6S SB
2010 Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde (Baja modded)

Böhm-Regent amplification
VOX Wah V845 - Ibanez effects - Zoom MS-50G - Stereo Tremolo Pan - EP Booster - Diablo Plus

#7 User is offline   matonanjin 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 247
  • Joined: 02-April 12

Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

View Postbtoth76, on 24 July 2013 - 07:17 AM, said:

Steve does a great job! [thumbup]

Cheers... Bence


+1 Steve does a great job. I can't recommend L&MG (and Steve) enough.

I tried them all: Justin Guitar, Guitar Ticks, and others. When I finally purchased the L&MG course I actually started to progress. The Student Support Forum is also really helpful and I suggest you go there and snoop around a little.

To get a "taste" of L&M I also suggest you go and sit in on a live lesson here. They are every (almost) Tuesday night at 7 PM Central time. Steve may have a special guest or it may just be Steve as it is going to be next week. Two weeks ago he had Earl Klugh as guest!

If you order the L&MG there are two versions of it. A standard (10 DVDs) and one with bonus materials (20 DVDs). Whatever you do make absolutely certain you get the 20 DVD version. It is way more than 2x better.

It is, admittedly, an initial investment compared with some of the free sources out there. But worth every penny.

Good luck in your studies!
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Stratocaster American Standard
Yamaha Pacifica
Fender Blues Junior

#8 User is offline   68blues 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 135
  • Joined: 14-October 13

Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

Versatile said:

1374595960[/url]' post='1402786']
Wise words all... [thumbup]

The most important basic skill is rhythm...a teacher can best guide a student in this...

The other thing to decide is whether to learn to read music... [thumbup]

V

:-({|=


Versatile, I first picked up a guitar when I was 50, thank god for tab. If you're young enough and keen enough, yes, learn to read music.

#9 User is offline   sjl200 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 635
  • Joined: 01-October 09
  • LocationBridgeton, MO.

Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

L5 Larry is on to something
Nothing like a god book to show you the ropes, worked for me too!

Posted Image

It's an old good book ......there are no $1.25 books any more but the internet is free right?

������������
12 Gibson Sheryl Crow Model A Southern Jumbo Special edition
13 Gibson J45 Custom Mystic RW
12 Epiphone Allen Woody Bass
10 Gibson J45 Fullers Vintage Tri-burst
06 Gibson ES-335 DOT-Beale Street Blue
05 Takamine EGC 531SSC-12
98 Gibson SJ-200
86 Martin J-40M
61 Rickenbacker 450 Combo Fireglow




Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users