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Thread #93371   Message #1797348
Posted By: Don Firth
30-Jul-06 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Beginner Guitar Tips?
Subject: RE: Beginner Guitar Tips?
As 282RA points out. The assumption is that you've only been playing for about a week, in which case it's extremely doubtful that you're anywhere near adept at even basic first position chords. Most people who've only been playing a week have generally reached the point where they're doing darn well if they can manage fairly smooth, and in tempo, changes between C, F, and G7, or any other two or three chord set. And also, they're still wincing a bit because they haven't been playing long enough to build up the necessary calluses on their left-hand fingers. If the assumption was wrong and you've been playing for longer than that and you're just saying you've had your new guitar for about a week, it would have helped to know that.

How long have you been playing? Describe what you can do. What chords can you play? What sort of things do you do with your right hand? Just thumb-strum? Use your fingers individually and together? If we have some idea of what you can already do, it'll be easier to suggest good ways to go from here.

Don Firth