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#1 User is offline   Bootman 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:05 AM

Im Sean

I'm 34 and just started playing the guitar. Tough! I have a Ephiphone-PR-4E that I bought my wife about 5 years ago that she never picked up. So I figured what the hell.

I've downloaded a few apps and am trying the Fender play website for 30 days while it's free. I also joined the sixstringcountry website but that's a little too advanced for me albeit I think they do a great job once you have an idea of what's going on.

My fretting hand is slow though right now but I figured if I can play video games with my left hand I should be able to figure this out. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for having me on board.

Sean

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:49 PM

Welcome aboard Sean. Posted Image Glad to have you on the forums and learning to play the guitar. Hope you love it and persistisance and lots practice is the key. Many folks here I'm sure would love to answer any questions you might have. If your having trouble on chords and notes, maybe an actual guitar instructor is best, he or she can watch what your doing as well as give you instructions and lessons to do.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Play with other guitarist, or sit with an instructor. Learn chord shapes, from books and online. A lesson once or twice in between all of this will help keep your technique on track. Finger strength and coordination is something that can't be faked. Put in the hours. If/when frustration kicks in, keep at it. You're next breakthrough is just around the corner. Good luck. Enjoy the process.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Thank you both! Appreciate it!
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:57 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Like the above comments; just keep at it. The fluidity and strength in your hand will build - start slow and bring it up faster as you go!

Good luck!
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

Awesome! Thanks. I love this Justinguitar guy website. He does a fabulous job of baby steps and progressions. Love it.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:26 PM

before you know it you will be playing along so well. Time and commitment. Remember to keep it fun and Rome wasn't built in one day.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

 Avalos, on 06 September 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

before you know it you will be playing along so well. Time and commitment. Remember to keep it fun and Rome wasn't built in one day.


And Elvis wasn't born a King. Haha.

Thanks!
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