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What's the best bit of advice you've ever been given, regarding playing guitar (I am trying to learn myself acoustic geetar)?

With lots of things you find something out that helps majorly with it.

I need majorly helping.

Well, not that major really, but advice is nearly always good.

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The best advise I ever got was....

"You are shite, put that guitar down or I'll break all your fuckin fingers"

I guess it was more of a threat than advise really.

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I always liked Jim Davies from PSI's advice that it didn't matter how good your guitar was - if you could play a really shit guitar that you owned then you could play any guitar in the world :)

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The best advise I ever got was....

"You are shite' date=' put that guitar down or I'll break all your fuckin fingers"

I guess it was more of a threat than advise really.[/quote']

you heeded the advice though i bet?!

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Don't give it up, my mum told me that when i was 11 and, but now may i say thank you mother for your advice?

Oh and treat your guitar like a woman...

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Don't give it up' date=' my mum told me that when i was 11 and, but now may i say thank you mother for your advice?

Oh and treat your guitar like a woman...[/quote']

I was told that when I was 11 as well......!!

That was 38 years ago... :help:

But thanks for the advise I wont give it up.

as for treating a guitar like a woman....if I treated them like I treat my wife :moody: they would have walked out on me years ago.

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Make sure your strap is attached properly. One time my one came off the guitar at the bottom peg and the other end hit me in the head. Machine heads hurt.

Even if you think your guitar is poop make sure you have quality cables.

Join a band. Anyone who thinks they're not as good as they reckon they should be, or could be, should join a band. Or if that's not really an option, just playing music with other people will help you improve. If you're in a band it will MAKE you want to be better.

Don't learn from text books. They WILL bore you. The best way to learn is from other people.

I s'pose that's all i can say I reckon.

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remember its not all about notes. some of the most beutiful guitar pieces only use a couple of notes. try and see how much you can do with two notes. oh and also, you dont have to always play, take a rest and see how it makes the music feel.

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The word is practice. No matter how bad you feel towards it, just keep in at it at every opportunity and the rest will come naturally, depending on what you want to learn. Don't be disheartened by the first few months though, like I was, you just have to keep working at it. I'd also recommend at least knowing some basic theory- even with the stigma people seem to attatch to it, it helped me a lot. Good luck with it. :up:

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I never practiced either. Practice is such a negative, dull, piano teachers word. If you feel the need to practice you should give up.

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