Who wants to learn to play guitar with me?

Discussion in 'Music, Theory, Tab and Such' started by Bassman96, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Meister

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    According to Ultimate Guitar Pro Tab (I am a subscriber) Desire is 107 bpm. Wonderwall is 87 bpm.
     
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  2. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

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    Desire isn't my favorite cup of tea either. How about Wonderwall since @BlueSquirrel is already working on it? I'd be pretty pumped to learn that one!
     
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  3. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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  4. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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    Guys and gals, I've realized that Wonderwall is a Stage 8 song. We're crazy, lol!

    I hope @Bassman96 is ok... Has anybody heard of him lately?
     
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  5. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    He hasn't even been on the forum since the 31st of August. I just came to this thread to make sure I didn't miss anything from him because he used to be pretty active. Just disappearing without any notice seems odd. Also hoping he's ok.
     
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  6. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

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    Likewise hoping @Bassman96 is doing ok. Didn't get a chance to start Wonderwall yet but went through the "forcing chord changes" Justin Guitar video an forced myself to practice it for 15 minutes. Was kind of fun in a way. Keep it up y'all!
     
  7. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

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    Had a fun hour long practice session today getting a little bit of time on all 3 of my guitars. Finished the Stage 4 videos and worked on the rhythm exercises plugged in with the burst Strat. Found the repetitive chords through the amp kind of fatiguing so switched to the acoustic. Only managed about 10 minutes on that before my fingers felt like they were going to fall off!!! Switched to the purple Strat and used that unplugged to work through the Wonderwall video which was a ton of fun! The strumming pattern is very challenging (I can fake strum the song by intuition/feel and it sounds ok but can't do the actual strumming pattern...that's going to take a lot of practice). Hope you all are getting your practice time in and having fun too!
     
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  8. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Meister

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    I got about 20 minutes in today, but the mojo wasn't there. I felt like I was just going through the motions. As such, I did not progress in my blues course. I rehashed old lessons from the course (nothing new).

    I haven't even looked at Wonderwall. What is unusual/difficult about the strumming pattern?
     
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  9. kniah

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    The sequence of downs and ups seems kind of random to me as a beginner. Perhaps a new song will be the ticket to getting the mojo back?
     
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  10. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Meister

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    I think the most valuable strumming pattern to learn is the one in "Brown Eyed Girl." Many guitar teachers call it "The Most Popular Pattern in the World" or "The Universal Strumming Pattern." Here is a link to Griff Hamlin explaining it. I'm sure Justin Guitar has something similar.

    http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/most-popular-strum-in-the-world/
     
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  11. fadetoz

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    IDK if anyone will find this helpful but I have used it for finding a progression I want before. I'll use it sometimes to find a good set of chords to use together and not necessarily in the same order as the chart. I think it's a pretty cool cheat sheet. It's not an entire collection of everything you could use but has allot of combinations you could use together.
    chord-progressions-in-major-keys.png
     
  12. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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    Thanks a lot Fadetoz! This really is an awesome chart for improvising!

    I haven't started Stage 4 yet because I really want to be comfortable with Stage 3 chords first.
    I'm still on Wonderwall and Desire (purely because I don't like giving up, lol!). I practiced both songs for 20 min. each (even made some progress).
    Found an easier tutorial for Desire on Lee John Blackmore's Super Easy Guitar channel on Youtube (and its title is not misleading so thank you Mr Blackmore!).

    If you guys want to pick another song, you're welcome!
     
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  13. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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    Sure! Pick one!
     
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  14. strat_strummer

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    Awesome chart and I have mentioned this before and will again, the circle of 5ths chart is very helpful and so is
    "The Chord Wheel", awesome info.

    th8B50YZEA.jpg
     
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  15. kniah

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    Thanks for sharing the various references!

    @BlueSquirrel nothing wrong with working at your own pace, better to get the technique and form right instead of rushing.

    My comment at @SubSailer671 was hinting at learning a new song such as Wonderwall to get the mojo flowing again.

    I'm focusing on Wonderwall right now as well as working through some of the strumming and rhythm exercises. I've never done any formal strumming work before so this is really useful for me.
     
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  16. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

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    I've started practicing Stage 4 chords, it's good fun! I also did 15 min. of Wonderwall yesterday. I think I've nailed the strumming pattern, I just can't play it as fast as on the record.
     
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  17. strat_strummer

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    @Bassman96 shows was seen yesterday, so that's good news. I hope everything is ok. I enjoy his post's.
     
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  18. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
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    Thank god, what a great piece of news!

    And thanks a lot to you @ strat_strummer for checking this!
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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  19. BlueSquirrel

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    Drawing "little arrows" on a piece of paper in order to "write down" the strumming pattern could really help to visualize it better imho.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019 at 1:23 PM
  20. tortuga

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    Here
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