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YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar

leeneia 24 Jan 18 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,rewster 24 Jan 18 - 06:42 PM
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Subject: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 05:32 PM

A friend has asked me to teach her guitar. I am not qualified, but I hesitate to say no, because she's disabled and can't afford a teacher.
She's a classically trained pianists and knows music theory.

She's seen me strum along, using chords, so I suppose that's what she wants to do, as opposed to being the next Segovia.

Has anybody learned folk guitar from YouTube or a DVD that would suit? I suppose folk is what we're after, not rock or blues styles.

I'm asking for recommendations, because a person can spend a lot of time wading through ineffective YouTube videos.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: GUEST,rewster
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 06:42 PM

Homespun Video do Guitar for the Absolute Beginner by Happy Traum. 4 CDs for 30 dollars with a PDF booklet as well. Worth a look.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 06:43 PM

I learned from Hold Down a Chord on tv with accompanying book from BBC. I think Leonard Cohen must have learned from same book as most of his first album had that fingerprinting. Not sure it is still around but I could send you a copy of the book. Ten lessons


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: GUEST,Geordie boy
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 06:51 PM

My grandson used Justin Guitar YouTube lessons and liked them.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 02:41 AM

Justin Sandercoe has a full range of free lessons on YouTube. Covers everything from the basics to quite advanced. They're also categorised by genre, so there's a series of lessons on 'folk fingerstyle'. Apart from Will Fly's occasional tutorials on specific tunes, Justin's is the best and most complete guitar course I 've seen on the Web. He also sells DVDs of the lessons.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 02:48 AM

Here's a link to his website. You can follow on to YouTube vids from here, buy DVDs etc:
href="https://www.justinguitar.com/">Justin Guitar


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 02:53 AM

Hope it works this time:


Justin Guitar


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 11:36 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions. I'm still collecting ideas.

I listened to part of Justin's first video, and I like his method. But I worry that my friend won't understand him very well. He sure talks fast.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 12:31 PM

He slows down a bit when he's actually teaching hands on technique or songs. But yes, he does talk a bit fast.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 04:28 AM

Katie Melua's guitarist and guitar teacher I think. He's good.

If someone can play the piano and understand it its a big help. It means they will understand intervals and chords etc so mostly its basic how to hold it, how to pick or strum it. Ill look out the book I mentioned and send you a link


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 04:30 AM

And learning dexterity. Then practice and repeat

On the bright side they don't have any bad habits...

They will also understand about why correct fingering is important and why things like scales are for a reason


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 12:12 PM

I'm going to tell her about Justin Sandercoe for now.

Nick, I look forward to your link.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 02:02 PM

Just need to scan it. I just looked through and it's rather good! I still enjoy books


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 07:15 PM

Gosh! Five shillings well spent in 1967. It's quite a big download (24.5mb) so it may be that I have scanned it at too high a resolution. But it should work and I reckon it's not a bad start to learning to play some folk guitar things.

Thumb position in some of the pictures could be argued with but I'm sure, leeneia, you'll be able to help there.

There is a sweet little entry late in the book in my handwriting of the time which says "chords learned after day 1" :)

Hold Down A Chord (PDF 24.5mb)

Hope it is of some use


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 07:16 PM

Whoops not logged in with Chrome...


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 07:55 PM

i did a twenty minute video to get my sisters grandkids started.

do you want me to send you a copy. its just how to use two chords to play some songs.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 11:51 PM

Thanks very much, Nick. I've downloaded the book and look forward to perusing it and perhaps improving my own playing.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 06:43 AM

It is very much geared towards a complete beginner but covers quite a lot of things that I think give a good basis. And it's very easy to understand and work through.

If you play already I'm not sure there is a lot there that you won't know already


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Jan 18 - 11:03 AM

Okay, thanks.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: leeneia
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:32 PM

I printed ou the booklet and gave it to her, Nick. Thanks again.

We talked about how hard it is to clamp three fingers down at once, and how learning a little classical guitar helps with that, because you can "assemble" the chords. That worked better for me when I was a beginner. Nonetheless, the info on strums and patterns will come in handy.


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Subject: RE: YouTubes, DVD's on how to play guitar
From: Nick
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 05:14 PM

A pleasure.

I've done a mad thing and bought a violin so am also at a total new starting point


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