Looking for beginner guitar tabs!
I recently acquired a classical guitar, and I have absolutely no idea how to play it. I know some people who have have had success teaching themselves via the interwebs. I’m looking for god guitar tab websites and/or personal tabs that you have! Look at my profile for an insight into the kind of music i’m looking for.
I’m a self-taught guitarist for 2 years and I can play stuff from the solo in Stairway to Heaven to Improvisation of blues.
However. Tabs are not the key to learning guitar fast and good. If you only want to learn a particular song… sure.. tabs are great. But that song might take a month to learn. If you learn the basics behind songs you can learn a song in a hour!
Here is what I reccomend
Best course for learning guitar is gibsons learn and master guitar. This course is extremely pricey, but if you are determined it will be your best investment
The best FREE course (and website) is the following: http://justinguitar.com/en/BC-000-BeginnersCourse.php – on this website you can learn all the basics and also a lot advanced stuff.
Best youtube channel for learning songs: http://www.youtube.com/user/martyzsongs/videos?view=0
Hope I’ve helped.
Learn chords and learn scales. Learn the relationship between the two. That will make everything a lot easier. This will let you understand music and allow to be a musician and not a guitarist, ie. it will make putting your hand to another instrument easier. Ultimate guitar is probably the best site, or chordie.com , but that is just for chords.
This is a pretty good place to begin. The lessons are user-submitted, but you can get a sense of which ones to look at based on the rating (higher means better).
I do NOT reccomend learning via tabs. It might be a good reference. Develop your ear. There are 12 notes and three octaves. Learn to match those notes with your voice (if your range isn’t developed, learn one octave).
If you insist on learning by tabs, get the rhythm down. Tabs do nothing as far as helping with your rhythm. Tap your foot to the beat…
@theskafish, For people that have a natural feel for rhythm, sure. If you can dance/keep time on beat no problem… sure grab a tab book. Be sure to develop your ear along the way. These people will learn on their own.
If you don’t have a natural feel for rhythm (say, for example, you tap your foot to the bass or snare notes instead of the high hat/lead drumming hand) then you are going to learn a LOT of BAD mistakes. Knew a dude one time that completely mastered lead guitar. Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Van Halen…. whatever, no problem. Throw him in with an actual band… his rhythm sucked ballsack (and I don’t mean me). So that 5 years he spend learning guitar, as far as practical use (writing music, playing live… anything besides a hobby) was a waste of time. Learned to many bad habits. Good habits are hard to get, bad habits are damn near impossible to break.
And it’s important to develop the ear anyway (like I said, it’s not hard. guitar=12 notes, three octaves. You can learn to match pitch with your voice then guitar first), so you’re not dependent. It’ll also give you the ability to WRITE music instead of playing what other bands have already written. Without knowing any theory! Remember, this shit is natural in humans. It’s in our DNA. Birds sing songs to claim territory/attract a mate. Why do you think we do it? Very important part of being a human.
Most important… PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS!!! This is how you keep time, where you learn the real magic of music. Not from a book, not from sitting by yourself with a guitar. Get bold, jam with others. You will improve much faster.
when i first started i would just practice the chords and remember there names and the string names as well ( EADGBE – eddy ate dynamite good bye eddie )
then i would done exercises like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf7OTbl__aU
I picked an easy song i wanted to learn and just watched the video on repeat practising what it told me what to do untill i got bored or i wasnt progressing fast so i would move onto another song and then go back to the first song once i had become frustrated with the new one, i usually find that when i go back to the first song i feel i have improved from learning the new song and taking a break.
Marty shwartz has some good easy lessons, but there are many different teachers so find a few which suit your learning style and go for it.. your finger tips are going to hurt like fuck at first as well but just stop when it starts to hurt and rest then carry on they soon get stronger.
Dont lose interest early on either from frustration.