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Questions about guitar! Does anyone know any good websites to help me learn guitar, ect?

Ok, so I am a 16 year-old girl, and I just recently got my first guitar. I am going to teach myself, but my friend and I are also getting free lessons. I want to get ahead of the game and begin to practice before our lessons start, which isn’t for another couple of weeks. So, do you know of any good websites to help learn to play guitar?
Is learning to play hard?
And anything else you want to add.

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5 Responses to “Questions about guitar! Does anyone know any good websites to help me learn guitar, ect?”

  1. David said :

    This is an amazing free site. Go for the basics. Go through the theory as well. The people on this site want you to learn how to play guitar properly, not just being able to read tabs and shred solos. It produces creativeness, hopefully. Best website. Good luck!

  2. Disentegrated by the rising sun said :

    alot of people i see here post things such as ”i taught myself piano its easy”
    let me say any instrument is easy, but to properly play it & understand what the heck your doing (this helps your creative process when writing your own stuff) is another different matter.
    i could be taught to recite out 10 basic piano tunes, but give me the likes of Mozarts music & ask me to use certain techniques that are heard on piano. i would fail (as would all the people claiming ”its easy”)

    the problem with teaching yourself guitar (or any instrument) is that alot of people give up they get frustrated. (supposedly 90% of self taught musicians quit)
    also alot of people can ”play” guitar, ie bang out a few songs & intros eg starirway to heaven.
    guitarists are a dime a dozen, everybody plays guitar (heck i play guitar) however a decent guitarist is hard to find this is where you can benifit from lessons.

    Lessons are definitely a great idea, a teacher can show you techniques & correct you. i still get corrected over things i do at my lessons.
    alot of the internet resources aren’t that great, again it is alot of amateurs with bad technique or looking to make a quick buck.

    every music autobiography i have read (& i read quite a fair bit of them) the guitarist/any instrument, has gotten lessons at some point.
    there are a rare few virtuoso (ie talented) people who didn’t get lessons but even at that they start practicing with other people who have got lessons & learn off them.
    As somebody said those ”guitar for dummies” are great, however that is as a side tool to reference to. not to just teach yourself, at a glance you learn the basics but when you study those books they can get quite complicated & a teacher can clear any questions you have.
    a teacher also encourages you to practice & gives you set goals.

    PS try not to ask people to give you the chords to a song, its better if you can work them out yourself it creates an ear for certain notes. however make sure what you are playing is correct.
    PPS: i read here an answer off somebody who was in a music college, she roughly said ”the teachers would cringe when they heard that a new ‘self-taught’ musician was coming to the colllege, because the teachers all knew he/she would have to be retaught due to them having bad technique”

    Rory Gallagher- Walk On Hot Coals (ROCK, the 5 minute solo isn’t as good as the ”irish tour” solo, but jesus christ this rules & it highlights the bands chemistry)

  3. Left-T ... said :

    You can go at any of these two sites. The first site shows you how to hold the pick correctly along with tons of easy visual lessons. Good Luck

  4. Dustin said :

    One of the best sites I’ve found is This site offers in depth articles, video tutorials and interview complete with tabs and charts.

    I recently started a blog for guitarists/songwriters at as well.

  5. ceritis said :

    this is the site for you
    They have free guitar lessons, basics for beginners, tips about gear and more


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