guitar

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    Jan 29, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    hey everyone. just wondering who out there plays the guitar and what resources you might use to hone your skills. so anything online, offline, lessons, good songs to learn anything. let's hear it.

    probably shoulda added this in before.

    i use 911tabs.com for songs i wanna work with and even some lessons.
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    Jan 29, 2008 11:44 PM GMT
    Bass guitar here.

    www.talkbass.com

    Best music resource for bass players.
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    Jan 29, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    I've played guitar (badly) for years. I bought a headphone amplifier to plug my guitar into, turn on the stereo, put on my phones and try to learn the music, or just try to solo so it fits in. The other people in earshot only hear the stereo. No embarrassment!
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    Jan 29, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    and if anyone knows where to get some good background tracks, just drums and/or bass would be wicked.
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    Jan 30, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    I've been playing guitar on and off for a few years--a Taylor cutaway. Best resource I have is my music teacher, but I'm taking off a few months because work's been so crazy.

    I get tabs from: http://www.beavertabs.com/app/tabs

    I've got a couple of books on technique recommended by my teacher, if you're interested I'd be glad to post.
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    Jan 30, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    i started lessons on classical guitar when i was 15. and the transition to rock/electric was easier. i should be much better than i am. but i'm too flaky. i read music, which i highly prefer to tabs.

    i would recommend learning to read music. the parkening method by christopher parkening is really good. (he was a really hot young man. actually still isicon_smile.gif )

    but for tabs try:

    http://www.tabs-guitar.com

    there's not much selection but it's cool technology where you can play along with the tabs and hear what it should be. i really like it.
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    Jan 30, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    Guitarist of nearly 10 years here. I find the videos of accomplished guitarists on youtube to be super helpful in picking up new skills.

    How about gear, what do you guys play?

    My main axes are:

    Gibson SG '61 Reissue
    Fender American Strat
    Alvarez-Yairi WY-1 acoustic
    Alvarez Ava Baritone acoustic
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    Jan 30, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5
    Fender Jazz 62RI
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    Ashdown Klystron Bass Magnifier C210T
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    Jan 30, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    Post, i got an american strat too and i love it... if it didn't look so strange to my roommates i'd snuggle with it. it's definitely to good of a guitar for me, but that makes me play all the more often and makes me learn more too.

    aside from that i have an alvarez acoustic. nothing fantastic, but it's where i learned.
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    Jan 30, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    do guitar hero or rock band count?
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    Jan 30, 2008 7:17 AM GMT
    Funny, I was just talking to someone about that today--an avid guitar AND videogame player. Apparently it does nothing for your technique, but it's terrific for improving your stage stance.