Learn to play the E-guitar..

2 years, 8 months ago

So i want to buy an Electric Guitar and learn to play it although i have never played an instrument before and have no background in music whatsoever…
My questions are:

– Is it to late to learn playing the electric guitar at 19 years of age?
– Can i develop some decent skill without a tutor?
– I have looked up this guitar , what do you think?
"http://www.thomann.de/de/epiphone_les_paul_standard.htm"

I am very passionate about rock music, especially classic rock, blues and psychedelic and this it`s not just a fleeting trifle…I really want to do this…

– Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated…

03.05.2012 at 5:54 pm

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m self-taught. Thats a good guitar to start with. It’s easy for most to learn on an electric first because the strings aren’t as tough. It’s not too late, its never too late. Teaching yourself isn’t too hard either.
DO IT. Its worth it.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

- Is it to late to learn playing the electric guitar at 19 years of age?

Nope. Not at all.

– Can i develop some decent skill without a tutor?

Yep. Of course, you can develop any level of skill with or without a tutor. JUST FUCKING PRACTICE.

– I have looked this guitar up, what do you think?

Epiphone sucks rhino balls. Don’t buy that crap. Stay away from Squier too, especially the Korean and Mexican ones. There are plenty of cheap brands that make decent stuff, and plenty of good brands that make cheap varieties (Ibanez for example.) A decent real brand guitar is barely more expensive than a shitty Ephiphone. And you could always buy used, especially seeing how it’s your first guitar.

Epiphone is total crap, don’t buy that stuff. They’re harder to play, have really shitty tone, junk pickups, you might even get a defect one because they’re factory made without human supervision. Mass produced cheap junk, nothing but.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

thanks, what brands should i look up then?

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Its never to late for anything. If you just look up tabs on some songs you like you’ll start getting the hang of it, that’s how I learned. I would recommend an Ibanez I don’t have one but my brother does and every time I play it. it sounds great but I guess it depends on the pick ups.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@manimal, for a first guitar, you can learn on ANYTHING. Sure, aim for some dank guitars, it’ll only make it easier for you, but personally from experience, if you learn on a shitty guitar, you will inherently be a better player after you get a good guitar.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I started playing at 18 I think.. I still suck when compared to a lot of other ,people. but I can play that stupid oasis song which gets basically every girl in the universe excited.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Haha, Thanks A Lot guys, but i would still like to ask two stupid noob questions..
1 – What other equipment besides the amp do i need?
2 – What brands do you recommend for the amp and other shit if needed?

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I think the best amps are line 6 they’re really loud no matter what size and they sound real good.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I would suggest getting a capo, and even cooler if you can find it a spider capo. It’s not necessary, but you can play so much more with a capo.

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Profile photo of CosmicLemonade CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Dude, go for it. And dont worry about being good or if you can be good. Thats not what music is about. Just play whatever sounds good to you, whatever you have the most fun playing. Feel it out like you would your lover. I spent a good many years in music school measuring every lick I played against every lick I had ever heard anyone else play. It caused me to play less fluently and with less clarity because I was always thinking about which notes to play and whether they were good ones. It really sucked because I was always distracted from the most amazing part of music: the groove!!

If I could give you any advice, it would be always ALWAYS groove no matter what. Fuck the notes, play with rythme instead, the notes will come to you. Dont loose the groove to find a note, then you’ll find yourself creating from your soul and affecting others souls instead of just creating from your mind and only affecting others minds. Happy strummin!

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

music school almost killed my love of music, it took a lot of work to bring it back. the most important thing is the joy, the feeling that Aaron is writing about. it’s like cooking – once you learn how to hold a knife and boil water, focus on the taste. technique will come as a matter of necessity.

BTW I know it was a typo but “Rythme” is a kick-ass word, the fusion of rhythm and rhyme. I just can’t figure out how to pronounce it.

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Profile photo of Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen (@2bias) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I have played music since i was about 8 which was 8 years ago
it really picked up after about 3 years and really much last year.
i don’t really play the guitar myself, I play the piano but naturally i have a lot of friends who play the guitar and as far as I know, epiphone is an excellent brand, also a kid at my school last year was self-taught – the guy rocked so hard, he’d only been playing for 2 or 3 years, so it’s never too late to start playing an instrument unless you want to play the trumpet or something – that shit takes time. but i’m pretty sure you don’t really need a tutor. just practice a lot, and think about learning to read notes as well, it makes a lot more music available to you.

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Profile photo of Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen (@2bias) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

smart as I am, I read the thread after posting in it. Seems like you guys don’t agree that Epiphone is a decent copy-brand, I thought squire was ok too, but i also heard Ibanez made some kick-ass guitars so i guess that’s what you should stick with then.

Seeing that you want to play Blues, Classic rock and psychedelic i think you should pick up some pedals like fuss or wah, maybe a phaser. Those are all loved by my friends and me so i’m guessing you could get some use out of them as well.

and then i think i figured out how to pronounce that crazy word of yours daveb – how about Ry – thm
like saying rhyme but then cutting to rythm after the first syllable.

Oh and if you ever considdered playing surf you should definitely get a fender jazz master – no doubt.

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Is it to late to learn playing the electric guitar at 19 years of age?
Hell no, anytime you want. I have an uncle that took up the guitar in his late 40’s and he’s quite good.

– Can i develop some decent skill without a tutor?
Yes you can, start with learning some basic chords then try to play a basic song. Some online lessons could definitely help :) I’m mostly all self-taught. Most of the things I have learned are things I learned on my own.

– I have looked up this guitar , what do you think?
I LOVE the guitar, but you’re probably looking to spend quite a bit of money on it. I would go with a strat, personally, since it is simple to fix and to play. I’ve never had a les paul style, but I would love to :)

At first you’re gonna have to work at it, it takes several weeks for you to even begin to get a hold of the basics, but once you do you can make a lot of progress. :)

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