That's the color code for these Fender strings.The fourth picture on that page shows the color code. 9-42 is the usual factory string gauges for a Strat, but I'd bet that the other gauges use the same color code.
Reading tab is a lot easier than you'd expect. Just be aware that a lot of tab is usually not 100% correct, use it more like a guide and listen to the song in small chunks and go back and forth between the tab and music to figure it out. My favorite book on the fretboard is called The Guitar Fretboard Workbook, this book teaches you how to find any note instantly (eventually) by focusing on what are called root positions. I will let you know that using this method I have never once had to memorize every single note of on every fret on every string like so many books and teachers suggest, this method is light years better. I also recommend justinguitar.com as a main learning source. Additionally, I love using the game/program Rocksmith Remastered which is just downright fun, however, it's not going to be as useful of a teaching tool as real study.
Here's a link. You get two sets of pins and a pin remover tool for $5.99.
Since you're just starting out, I have a free ebook you can look at. Typically the first thing you learn on the guitar is chords, but I believe a better place to start is improvisation. Here are eleven reason why.
Check out Django Reinhardt, one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Two of his fingers on his left hand were paralyzed.
An alternative cheaper solution is to use Grolsch type spare washers. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0026WZB7W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_M407PQWTXHGM36NY793K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I can't remember where I got this advice but I am using it in both acoustic and electric guitar and it works. At first I didn't like the colour and how it looked, but now I got used to it and looks fine to me. I guess I can always try to pain them, but never bothered.
You can open a beer with some capos :)
As to musical uses of capo, what you described is pretty much it. But you can do so much with that, especially when playing with other instruments.
If you just play guitar by yourself, it's still nice to have easy and better sounding way to play some Gm song.
You may also try partial capoing, when you put a capo on first five strings, leaving sixth open (or last five strings and 1st open).
But the real magic begins when you add other instruments. So many nice two-guitar arrangements can be done if one guitar has a capo and other doensn't (or they both have capo on different frets). For example, in this C#m song I used three guitar layers - without capo, capo on 4th fret and capo on 9th fret.
I also like to use a capo while overdubbing acoustic strumming parts. For example, record one layer of Em-G-Bm-C progression, then put capo on 5th fret and play it in "Bm7-D-F#m-Gmaj7" shapes, then put capo on 7th fret and play "Am-C-Em7-Fmaj7" shapes. Pan last two layers hard left and hard right and you'll get nice rich strumming sound.
In my experiences with RiffStation, it is very inaccurate. As u/splice42 has shown, whatever algorithm they are using is terrible. If you really need a service like this, use Chordify
I use a minimal and free fretboard app that basically quizzes you on where notes are. You can set it to ask you to identify the note at a particular fret, to give you a note and then you find all the frets, or to give you a note and you find just one fret.
The one I'm using is particularly useful because you can configure the number of strings and where they start.
Learning how to tune with Hz is truly confusing at the beginning. Drop off that for now and get a more intuitive tuner.
Ideally, you should buy a tuner at a music shop, they're very cheap since they are fundamental for several players. But, for now I offer some other options:
For PC: AP Tuner. You will find the download to PC link down below. This is more intuitive since it displays on the center the note your string is currently on, it shows how off you are (if you need to wind or loosen your tuner) and, at the right, it shows in which notes you want your tuning.
For Android: gStrings. This is the tuner I use on my phone, it weights less than 1 MB, it's incredibly intuitive and easy to use.
I don't know of a good app for apple devices, sorry.
Check this site out, sorted by beginner tabs: http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/all?inst=gtr&diff=Beginner&sort=p
Singing and playing the guitar requires it's own special set of skills. I'm a decent enough player but I can't sing and play at the same time to save myself...
Did you check Songsterr.com? They have this version that while not maybe 100% accurate should give you a decent idea of the song.
If you have an android device, definitely get this, it's just as if not more accurate than the tuner on my pedalboard, and it's completely free.
I mean, I don't know how you can learn something without memorizing at least a bit... I have a PDF on my home computer called "Eat Your Guitar". It teaches an algorithm which will show how the modes relate to each other, in all 'keys' (122 scales) with a repeating pattern of three shapes. I've been playing for 20 years and it still taught me something. If you're interested and can't find it online, I can hook it up. Just let me know.
EDIT: Eat Your Guitar
As far as I know this is intended to be freely distributed.
I would say, spend anywhere with 2 weeks to 2 months with it. Fast digestion tends to lead to diarrhea so be sure to TAKE YOUR TIME with this idea. It unlocks the entire fretboard.
I did for a while. One day, every big high E string bend on my tele started breaking the string at the bridge. Looked for burrs on the saddle, couldn't find anything. Went through 5-6 strings or so, and then it stopped, haven't broken another since. I bought a bunch of extra high Es at that point, just in case.
If you’re a beginner on a budget, I recommend this one. It’s only 80 bucks and has pad and rolloff switches. It was the first condenser mic I ever bought and I definitely got my money’s worth. Used it for recordings acoustic guitars and vocals all the time.
MXL Mics 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007NQH98/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_D41Y7YFFB6PXPANJB1WW
I use the book Guitar Aerobics. It has you doing a different drill every day for 365 days.
I've been playing for 25. I just started working through this book. Berklee uses it to get their students reading. There's also technique and theory in it once you get past the rudimentary reading part. Last month I was belly-aching because I wanted a guitar teacher or at least a method to work through and then it occurred to me to just use this book. I actually look forward to the part of my guitar practice I dedicate for this book. It's cool if you're looking for something different.
If you don't have a tuner already, you can get apps for your phone. I personally love the Snark headstock tuner.
I did a free online songwriting course through Coursera
A lot of it was on lyrics and song structure, but it also covered the music side of things. I learned a lot, and will probably take the course again since there was so much to absorb.
I use A Modern Method For Guitar. It's a book so it's not exactly free, but I think I found a decent enough upload of it for you. If you want a better quality version of it, then buy it.
I won't lie to you, it's terrible getting through it until you can actually read music quickly, and it really only tells you the bare minimum you need to know which can lead to confusion at first. There's nothing stopping you from using other resources to figure it out and then going back and using the arrangements in the book.
Only other thing I can think of is that I believe the book expects you to have a basic understanding of where the notes are on the fretboard as you can't really do anything if you don't know where the notes you need to play are.
My teacher recommended this book to me saying that it's probably the best option for learning sheet music with a guitar, and while it has it's issues, I'd definitely recommend checking it out.
This unnecessary cat and mouse game pisses me off as well.
I don't fully trust that "on request of the publisher" fully. On Ultimate Guitar at least, they have takedowns for public domain music! For example: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/scott_joplin/the_entertainer_ver4_guitar_pro.htm They also have their "tab pro" plus version on the same page. Odd to me that they would take down the download but still offer the same copyrighted version online.
For Carry On, try Songsterr: http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/crosby-stills-nash-young-carry-on-tab-s61515t3 I don't think you can download but you can practice from it.
Just listen to songs and look tabs or chords. Look around and search some songs here. Not the best site, but quick and easy to use.
Edit: Seven Nation Army is pretty easy.
oh man i totally forgot about Dethklok in my post, Thunderhorse has a sweet sweep in it too! although it's a little hard if you're only just starting to learn them, but it's a great way to see the sweep shapes.
song & tab (bar 9) -- im pretty sure they're actually three-string sweeps, not four, but you can still use this for practice anyway..
I would suggest three things...
Best of luck.
Definitely try a thinner pick, but experiment around. My current go-to is these thicc bois that are a full 1.0mm. But I can hold them far more loosely than a typical pick because they are grippy.
And using a single pick, try different things. Angles, grip strengths, etc. Because again, your problem isn't the pick, it's the how tight you are holding it and how tight your arm is.
Simple Metronome on Android is pretty good. It's got a visual click feature so the screen lights up a different colour on the first beat, which is really useful. Also it's free, no ads.
I think it's fine to start with tabs, but don't get caught up in it too much or it will become a crutch. I have used my fair share of tabs, but it is becoming less frequent these days. I have a few methods for learning now:
1) Youtube videos -- pretty straightforward and maybe the next step to moving away from tabs. I find it really useful to have someone show me the technique on how to do something along with what to play.
2) By ear -- I use Music Speed Changer and go lick by lick to learn songs. This is what I use most frequently now. It allows me to slow a song down and loop through a few seconds at a time until I am competent and comfortable with a given lick. I find that my retention of the lick and/or song is much better.
3) Free form -- I also use another app (albeit less frequently than the music speed changer) called iReal Pro which is good for getting the general structure and chords of a song without learning absolutely everything. I will probably use this more as my chops get better.
Nah. It doesn't work like that. The daisy chain splits parts of the standard (US) wall outlet voltage, 120V. The adapter uses resistance and others physics mumbo jumbo to deliver a friendly 9V nudge. You can't change that resistance, so you can't increase the voltage. Combining them means same "flow" rate, same voltage. Do NOT put them together either, that's asking for trouble somehow. Just buy an 18V adapter.
Here's something important though: you need to pay attention to the polarity as well as the voltage, concerning adapters. This is everything you need to know to match 'em even if you pick out of a pile of Radio Shack ones. Match step 3 or you fry the pedal, every time.
By the way, good intuition on your order of pedals. You nailed it. Good luck rockin, man.
Edit: ..daisy chain splits the current in parallel from the adapter, maintaining voltage.
Along similar lines, if you've got an Android phone or tablet Chord! is great for this sort of thing too.
To build on alldaymay's advice, I find that jamming with other players really helps! The additional dimension of having fellow musicians responding to your improvisations is particularly useful in picking up what works and what doesn't. You can start off by attempting to deviate slightly from the arrangement that you are following when jamming (e.g. adding some colour to the chords, experimenting with the strumming rhythm, adding leading notes and jumps for plucking), and add bolder and bolder improvisations as you gain confidence.
I also find Victor Wooten's The Music Lesson (https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Music-Lesson-Audiobook/B003OFPAO4) to be pretty useful for picking up the basics of improvisation. Of note, it provides some strategies on how musicians can improve after finding themselves hitting a plateau. Although the book is centered around bass playing, many of the lessons are applicable to most instruments (e.g. how to recover from a "wrong note" when improvising).
Guitar Noise is a great place to start. Check out their easy songs for beginners section. They had to take down some of the tabs, but you can find them with the way back machine.
I think I have a good tab at home for this, I'll post it once I get home. I also remember Paul doing a lesson for this solo too.
Here's a video that should help with the tapping parts in the solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz0R-_da158
Edit: Try this, I haven't checked it to make sure but I think it's pretty decent.
>not to plug myself too hard! HA!
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This isn’t the same setup as yours but you can see the twisted strings is just how those strings are wound around. The strings looked like that before you put them on your guitar.
Do you have a smartphone? I use gStrings on my Android, there are plenty out there for iPhone, too.
Just so there's more than one submission, for your listening dis-pleasure my 'oh-god-i-want-to-go-deaf' really awful version of the black night riff (since Smoke on the Water was already taken)..
Recording oneself really helps to realize how much one sucks..
oh yeah.. tabs
A few songs that are fairly easy to learn and sound pretty cool are:
If you're interested in fingerstyle blues, a good place to start is Mississippi John Hurt.
I found a pdf that spells out chords closer to what you are probably hearing on recordings. The Ultimate Guitar chords are close. I would probably trade the first line for Fmaj7 - Eb9 and then the last line for Gm7/C - Fmaj9. http://www.filedropper.com/vinceguaraldi-christmastimeishereacharliebrownchristmas
I downloaded it from a torrent site, but i uploaded it to my 4shared site for you
ive checked for viruses and it appears clean myside, please scan before opening as wouldnt want your pc damaged.
I find this really effective to just slow down and then build up, be really harsh on yourself as this is the only way to get better imo.
They shouldn’t be touching the frets while resting. That is causing the humming. They should be above the frets so when you press into the fret it makes a connection to shorten the or lengthen the string, which changes its tone.
Based on your capo position — It’s likely the bridge and not the nut.
Not sure which size or style you need for your guitar but you can buy them relatively cheap and replace them yourself.
If you have trouble, YouTube “guitar bridge replacement.”
Amazon replacement parts
Hey we are on a similar timeline! I started with Marty Schwarz (maybe the first dozen lessons or so) then just went to town on chord progressions. Recently I have been able to pick up songs MUCH quicker and I find myself playing longer and longer each night. Best of luck!
Here is where I bought the charts:
Absolutely, yes. I think maybe there is a mechanism by which the muscle memory you've learned is allowed to sink in, so to speak. I'm not altogether sure. Maybe a neuroscientist could explain it better. I only know that if I set the guitar aside for a couple days, when I come back, I play better.
Oliver Sachs wrote a book called Musicophilia where he talks about music psychology. There are some really interesting things in there, like the story of the man who got into a car accident and could suddenly play piano, even though he'd never had a piano or piano lessons.
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I have something like this in my home office to help me learn the notes. After almost two years of learning I can tell you that I’m still having trouble identifying the notes randomly unless I go in order starting at the first fret. Take your time and best of luck!
The Takamine Jasmine is better than the price tag says it should be.
Buy it right now. Seriously, it's worth every penny.
You should pick up a copy of this book. it will explain everything you need to know in a very simple way. By the fifth chapter, you will have covered the pentatonic scales, how they fit together, and how you can move them around. You will also learn how to use them while playing along with the audio accompaniment
When I started playing , I bought one of those finger strengtheners to exercise with while I was at work. I ended up sticking a staple on the finger pads, which simulated strings, so I was able to strengthen while building callouses.
Heres the one I bought from Amazon. The Amazon reviews are where I got the idea for the staples.
I play mandolin too and the picks are rounded on all three corners, like these, maybe just get some of those?
Yeah man no problem! I hear you on the big sweaty hands though hahaha right there with you!
Check these out:
Jim Dunlop 15R Adamas Picks -- 12 picks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TQBAWSY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J6YKPYSBGCT28W5PZ2ZG
They’re a little expensive, but they’re attack is super smooth.
I had a guitar teacher that was insistent that I learn "old school" via Mel Bay's Complete Method for Modern Guitar. It's full of ye olde hits like "Camptown Ladies"and "On Top of old Smokey", but it taught me how to read sheet music for guitar and proper technique at the same time. I made a ton more progress using Mel Bay with a weekly 30 minute lesson where my teacher observed and guided me than I ever did with Rockstar or Youtube Videos.
Yea get Dunlop thin variety pack it’ll come with different textures and thickness (though all thin): Dunlop PVP101 Pick Variety Pack, Assorted, Light/Medium, 12/Player's Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055V7UR0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_WJFbGbV0KKRJ9
3.79 for 12, not a huge investment to see if you like any of them, then you can buy specific ones..
Also, I keep a small jar next to my guitar.. that’s where I put all my picks.. helps to not lose them
I love this thing because it has the rest for the guitar: https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Frameworks-Ergonomic-Backrest-GFW-GTR-SEAT/dp/B01MTSA6FU/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=music+stool&qid=1606966814&sr=8-4
For practice, I bought the Al Di Meola guitar book and it was phenomenal. If you take the time to practice what it painstakingly spells out, you will become a decent player. (I can follow the changes, read notation, and know shit tons of chord phrasings).
For theory, I'm still entirely shit and don't know what I'm doing. lol.
HOLY SHIT! This guy just blew my guitar playing out of the water.. Not from this post, however I stumbled across one of his free (with prime) E-books called Hacking the CAGED system and thats what BLEW MY FUCKING MIND. I've been playing for 5 years now, and despite a constant struggle have never seen the whole fret-board... in 5 min of learning his simpler 4 shapes, I can now 'shred' the entire Fret board from memory... If you have yet to connect the typical 7 CAGED scale shapes, want a good resource to start learning them, or have amazon prime check this shit out! I should read more books.. :/
I have used an Android one in the past called Music Speed Changer, which will slow your music down without changing the pitch.
Also your arms. You can get tennis/golfer's elbow from playing guitar. I do daily exercises for this with a TheraBand FlexBar (start with a medium weight one then move onto the heavy one once you're comfortable). There are specific exercises for tennis/golfer's elbow with this bar, but also many others which strengthen the arms, wrists and hands.
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This one, it’s a full size poster with the same exact content as OPs post.
Of course there's a PEZ dispenser:
It’s day three for you? Haha! Right on!
If it’s still early, don’t move on to the thumb over style yet. Get your open chords down first (E, Em, A, Am, G, C, D, Dm, F. Lots of well known classic rock songs use these chords...I had a lot of fun learning Neil Young (this book was great).
I can’t recommend Justin Sandercoe’s free lessons for beginners enough. I think the website is justinguitar.com
In my opinion as an almost 2 year player, rhythm is king. Being able to play in a band has been the most gratifying part of learning an instrument. When I first started playing with my buddies, I just played my open shapes...with time I learned the more technical stuff like barre chords and lead lines. Now I can do fun stuff like little solos and chord fills. But if I didn’t work on rhythm, I wouldn’t be able to play with them at all. If you’ve got similar goals as me, then your priority should be keeping time with a song, and also playing rhythm for THE WHOLE SONG. Most new players (like me when I started) leave that last part out.
Keep playing through the pain! A tender burning sensation on your fingertips is normal and millions of players have experienced it, as well as muscle fatigue. If joints start hurting or you feel sharp pain, that’s time to take a break...you’re probably doing something wonky.
Check out these two. One for sweep and one for tapping.
I include amazon links for reference only. Obviously you can buy them anywhere.
Rock Guitar Masterclass, Vol. 2: 60 Sweep Picking Licks for Contemporary Electric Guitar
Rock Guitar Masterclass Vol, 1: 60 Tapping Licks for Contemporary Rock Guitar
I totally recommend them.
Yea first thing I did was do a firmware update, downloaded the fender tone app, and downloaded a couple presets. I also have the GT4 footswitch but it’s all so new to me I’m still figuring out how to tweak everything and use it all. Like I said in another comment I went from a marshal mg10cd amp to this...never had any foot pedals or anything...I have a lot to learn!
Also I got the strap off Amazon! They’re nicer than the Ernie ball straps IMO and they have a lot of cool color options!!
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Just let go. Don't overthink things. Accept what you know, and always be open to learning new things. Try improv over a chord progression, or learning a song you wouldn't normally play. Sit down and actively analyze songs and pay attention to song structure and transitions.
Also, there are a few books I highly recommend: The Mission of Art by Alex Grey, and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
Hi there! Intermediate player checking in. I have suggested this many times here, but what I use is an app on my phone called Music Speed Changer (android app, but many of these types of apps exist on either android or IOS platforms). I find it extremely helpful to set a loop over a small section of a song, turn the speed way down and start locating notes and struggling through the song by myself. I think there is a lot of value to listening and struggling through the music yourself, with no YouTube video or tab helping you out.
For memorizing the notes on the fretboard check out 'Fretboard Learn'. Has a few different practice modes, allows for custom tunings, and has sound.
Google Play Store
I play a couple of hours everyday but don't really change them till they break or get to crusty. I do use Fast Fret every once a while to keep them clean and retain that new sound so that could help to not having to change them often.
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Here's the link to the guitar tab if you're interested:
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Videos are great but for something as complex as this, maybe you need a video series. I haven't found a good one yet . I did find a book that teaches caged in depth which is a good way to navigate the fretboard and scales. Finally got my answers from here. The book is called fretboard logic. I'd recommend getting both volumes. I'm still working through them. There's so much content and all of it relevant to understanding the fretboard.
There's a whole series of books about this...
There's also a series by German Schauss. He did a ton of composers: Bach Paganini, etc.
It could be a kill switch on the guitar. Or if you have a volume knob for each of your pickups you can turn one to volume 0 and the other to 10 and switch between them, but I would guess from listening to it it's a kill switch button and they are just tapping it.
I also remember Brian Setzer talking about it in his first instructional video. Can't find it on Youtube, but it's available on Amazon. it's the one under the Hot Licks Brand. Same would also apply to Jimmy Bruno's No nonsense jazz guitar.
I actually just posted this on another beginner thread. I’ve been playing for around 30 years and recently developed a neuro disease that prevented me from playing for a while and my memory as of now sucks. I decided I need guidance to get me back to where I was and grabbed this book. It’s fucking excellent. Comes with downloadable audio to follow along with.
I found the book so helpful I ended up picking up a ton of other books. If you do decide to grab some books from Amazon just make sure it’s not the CD version. I accidentally bought a few that came with CD’s. I seriously can’t recommend this one enough. I wish I had this when I first started. Really easy to understand. Gets into a bit of theory (nothing crazy) and teaches you that CAGED system which I first thought it was a gimmick but man it really helps you understand where the right notes are all along the board.
The CAGED System and 100 Licks... https://www.amazon.com/dp/1789330017?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is the way
This book is the best for improving your sight reading ability. I used to learn each example in 5th position and then go to 2nd and then 9th.
Be warned, this is a painstaking process that feels like torture when you start. But the hard stuff is where the biggest gains are.
Keep doing it everyday and you will amazed at what you’re able to read and how much better you visualize the fretboard.
Before you try learning songs with complicated chords, slides, bends, arpeggios, etc. Start with a beginners intro by Hal Leonard to learn the notes on each string and some basic chords.
Then some lessons will do you good.
Tricorner picks are nice. Bigger, easier to hold and when one breaks you still have two more. https://www.amazon.com/Fender-Celluloid-electric-acoustic-mandolin/dp/B001OI8VEO?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
How about $12? I haven't used this exact set, but I've gotten several other sets from this company that work fine.
I was in the same boat. Here’s Vaideology. I’ve gained more understanding in a couple days than I have in years. Plus it’s Steve Vai sharing his knowledge.
Guitar Grimoire is a good one!
I use a lotion with acid in it to get rid of the dead skin. I love this stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Lume-Acidified-Body-Butter-Exfoliates/dp/B09TV69PRJ
Most of the main string manufacturers sell packs of just the E string. https://www.amazon.com/DAddario-PL009-Guitar-Single-String/dp/B00075XAZA?th=1&psc=1
But obviously unless you are just overtuning that string there is a problem to be fixed.
OP isn't talking about blocking the tremolo, they're talking about the actual block of metal (where the "hook" side of the springs go, and on non-locking units, where the strings are inserted).
One of these
some fast fret, your fingers will thank you. And also a pack of strings to have just in case some break, OH and a guitar stand!!! they're super cheap and leaning it against a wall is bad for them long term. Everyone else seems to have covered the rest :)
If your local store doesn't have it. it can be found at amazon:
I use these, the “Dunlop 482P1.5 Tortex® Pitch Black Jazz III.”
I prefer the tortex over the nylon of the regular jazz IIIs and I like my pics nice and stiff so I go with the 1.5s.
thanks for the reply.
im looking for more of dive into the Circle of Fifths.
and what i mean by that is how to use it as a go to for modes/chord structure/chord progression/ and any secrets locked within.
like John Coltrane's tone circle
It is only occurring when playing chords so I naturally thought it was user error and I would eventually grow out of the bad habit (whatever is causing it) but I had a play around with it on different frets and occasionally it would make the 'duh' sound which made me think it would a build issue, this is the guitar I purchased from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07K6FWTJD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 I'm thinking maybe send it back and purchase something more up market but still suitable for a beginner.
Would something like these types of fretboard stickers with notes help you…? Just another tool for visual folks though I can’t vouch for any specific item listing quality.
Best way to practice scales (triads and arpeggios too) is sequences. It is short phrase repeated from each scale degree. Book like this might help
Here is a link to a program that will let you record multiple tracks. I would use a drum beat on one track then a couple chords for a rhythm on another track. Then put your scales on. It will pop.
This and a hex key set should help :)
Would this be a good setup for someone who has never touched a guitar in their life?
Pushing past your level in practice is a good thing, I’d even say it’s a necessary thing, but it’s something you do for a moment to see how it feels and then you back off to a speed you can control.
Sloppy practice benefits no one unless you want to get really good at playing sloppy.
If you’re new and interested in building speed in a less monotonous manner, I’d recommend checking out Chris Brooks’ book / program.
I wouldn't put a nut oil on any guitar I cared about. Did you just read about oiling your fretboard and realize you've never done it so went into panic mode, or is your fretboard actually showing signs of dryness and you're somehow desperate enough to use nut oil instead of spending ~$10 on a fretboard oil (I use F-ONE but you can also use lemon oil, mineral oil, or linseed oil (but just buy the F-ONE or similar as they're formulated for this very thing and have a better chance to produce the desired results).
i'm assuming this is the link.
seems like it could be a fun little thing to jam on. never bought a guitar off amazon before so i can't comment on whether that was good or bad move. i mostly look on ebay or reverb, but those can be expensive (depending on what you're looking for), nor can i speak for the quality of the guitar being that affordable. gonna be honest, below $100, don't expect great quality. (just being honest). but that doesn't mean you can't play it. hopefully if you play it & really enjoy it, you can save up for one that's even better. i've seen some really great acoustic electrics for under $300. if you enjoy playing enough, don't hesitate to upgrade!
also, if you can, go into a guitar store (guitar center, sam ash, wherever) if you can. they're used to people walking in & just looking around. don't be afraid to ask questions or advice comparing brands & models. if they're any good at their job, they'll be honest with you on whatever you want to know.
again, hope you enjoy your new item & have fun learning it
Donner Circle looper is great, I just got one—for $100 it’s a steal—160 minutes, 40 tracks, so many grooves, and you can separate your playing from the groove if you want to export to DAW. So great.
Wow, you’ve got to pick the same string as you’re fretting! And as you go up the neck, the pitch gets higher! (As I’m staring at, semi-comprehending the E-Z Guitar Method)
Not really fancy, they have a smaller peghead and shaft, and aren't sealed. Yup, puch the cut end in the top of the shaft and tighten. I've only dealt with one set, on my CV Strat, but they work well, if you're ok with the look.
There are small portable practice fretboards you can use to practice chords.
I've used these a couple of times on Squier Strats. They work nicely, and fit fine, no modification necessary.