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RickySauwce
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In need of advice.


My friends dad gave me an old drifter acoustic guitar, I've been practicing for three days and learned chords like G major C major D major and E minor. I also learned the e minor pentatonic scale. I'm trying to play brown eyes girl as my first song but I just feel like I'm lost. What should I practice, how should I practice, and what should I continue learning ??






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dnm3305
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Dont expect to get that song down easily if youre just beginning. It has alot of bar chord sliding and you have to be somewhat left/right hand coordinated to tackle that song. Give it time and it'll come. You could potentially learn the "dah-dah...dah...dah-dah" melody and play it on one string, but if you want to play and sing that song, it's best to learn the rhythm chord progression and strum along.





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RickySauwce
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Well where would you start what should I learn ? What's a song that's in my reach of capability soon ? Anything like that would help





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TheDoc
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YouTube is your friend





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3xlsugrad
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Guitar Lesson 2E





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ColoradoAg03
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Start with country music. It's all 2 part, 4 chord strumming songs. Little to no talent required.

ETA: plus, if you just make your own 4 chord strumming part, chances are you've got part of about 50 country songs already down.



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3xlsugrad
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country music ....... no talent required.



Be sure to wear sound proof headphones and amp up on excedrin to keep the migraine away.






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Zappas Stache
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The chord changes are really fast on that song. Learn to play from G to C by just moving the 2 fingers on the E and A strings while playing G down to the A and D strings while leaving the pinky and ring finger parked on the B and high E strings. You can also play the D7 by moving just the index finger to the G string and leaving the pinky and index parked. Em can be played by moving the index and middle fingers to the A and D strings the normal em formation while keeping the pinky and ring fingers parked. You can change chords really fast by doing it this way.

Here is the G chord.







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RickySauwce
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Why did I learn the g cord without the 2 string I keep seeing different ones does it really matter ?





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dnm3305
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Well where would you start what should I learn ? What's a song that's in my reach of capability soon ? Anything like that would help


You could start with some classics and have the strumming rhythm parts of the songs down fairly soon (2 weeks with 1 hr a day practice).

-Knockin On Heaven's Door
-Freebird
-Simple Man
-Comfortably Numb
-Behind Blue Eyes
etc.

Getting your two hands coordinated, strumming chords clean without fretting out any notes, switching between chords, strumming rhythm....the basics should all be really emphasized first for awhile (it will be painful and boring but it's worth it)






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dnm3305
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I prefer the G that have both the 3rd fret b and e string noted. Think of "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.





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Zappas Stache
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Why did I learn the g cord without the 2 string I keep seeing different ones does it really matter ?


Different ways of forming the G give you slightly different sounds. Having the pinky on the high E and ring on B is called a G sus (I believe) and gives a more full treble sound and a slightly more melancholy sound similar to a minor chord...






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