Most beginning guitar students get started by learning the main open chords. The open E, G, D, C and so on. Throw in a few minor and 7th variations, and you're well on your way.
After overcoming the normal obstacles of teaching uncooperative fingers to twist and writhe into unfamiliar contortions, and of course the requisite stinging soreness of the rubbed raw virgin flesh on the finger tips - the new guitar student typically learns to become proficient in mastering the basic chords fairly early in the game.
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Are You Too Old to Learn How to Play Guitar?
My next door neighbor had a decorating & catering business that she ran out of her home for years. Her husband had their garage closed in and that became her office/warehouse/meeting area. She worked hard and kept a clear vision in her mind the whole time. One day she would open a store front with a gift department, a floral department, and a catering department.
In her travels around town she always kept her eyes the real estate market, always looking for that perfect property that matched the dream in her mind.
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Do You Need to Learn Music Theory to Play Guitar?
You probably know, or have heard of, people who never went to college, or barely got of high school, but yet went on to be wildly successful. Through hard work, determination and persistence many of these people wound up becoming millionaires living the life of the rich and famous.
On the other hand, we have all known people that had the degrees and sheepskins. That spent years in the hallowed halls of higher learning only to wind up in a mundane job with little room for advancement, or, out of work altogether.
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Playing Guitar & Learning Cover Songs
Quite often, when crossing the threshold from "beginning guitarist" to - "guitar player" - it's natural to feel the "creative" juices start to flow. You sit down doodling with your guitar, and suddenly a cool chord progression glides off your fingers, a melody begins to surface, you jot down some lyrics on a tattered legal pad, and invariably, a song is born.
Maybe you've decided that you're going to write your own songs, express yourself and your inner feelings, and only play original material. That's great! It's a worthy goal, so write on!
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Drop "D" Tuning on the Guitar
If you've always played guitar in an E standard tuning then you know that the lowest note you can possibly play in that tuning is the low E on your 6th string.
As a result, the lowest sounding chord on guitar in standard tuning is the open E chord.
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