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Offline sirloin2984

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Anything else for a beginner?
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:31:56 am »
Hi all,

Currently moving onto BC2 and to assist me on my journey I have a PRS SE, a blackstar amp, differing picks, metronome, trigger capo, tuner and a decent set of headphones, is there anything you think I might be missing? I'm not good enough right now to be thinking about effects pedals/boards and I haven't been working on my singing as yet so don't yet own a mic or a means of recording other than a video from my phone.

Just after a little advice, in case there is something basic I may have forgotten or that could assist.

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 08:35:03 am »
Can't think of anything else you need right now...except for practice


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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 08:51:39 am »
A spare set of strings might be handy. But apart from that willsie01's advice is good.
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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 08:53:51 am »
Can't think of anything else you need right now...except for practice


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Many thanks sir! I figured that may be the case but always helps to have confirmation. I have early stages of GAS and have to stop myself from entering the local guitar shops (I'm not good enough for an enhanced collection yet! Plus my wife would kill me!!!). Have a good one

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 08:54:42 am »
A spare set of strings might be handy. But apart from that willsie01's advice is good.
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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 09:57:08 am »
You could benefit from having an acoustic, Epiphone Hummingbirds are nice or a Sigma like mine!!!
Seriously everyone should play acoustic some time or other, and yes I do suffer with GAS, look at my profile ;)
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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 10:43:08 am »
I do want an acoustic, but that'll have to wait until Christmas I think! As much as I love my electric, there are some styles that sound so much better on an acoustic

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 11:22:51 am »
I do want an acoustic, but that'll have to wait until Christmas I think! As much as I love my electric, there are some styles that sound so much better on an acoustic
I bought both when I started and after getting my acoustic set up properly I very rarely play my electric now.

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 12:37:11 pm »
I bought both when I started and after getting my acoustic set up properly I very rarely play my electric now.

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I've heard a few folks say that but as a  rock and metal fan (primarily), I do love the sound of a an electric guitar.

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 01:49:17 pm »
I've heard a few folks say that but as a  rock and metal fan (primarily), I do love the sound of a an electric guitar.

Nothing wrong with doing the course on an electric. BUT, I bet you will broaden your taste in music along the way during the course. I know I did, and suddenly found myself enjoying playing songs by artists I never (ever) would have considered playing..... Let me list a few even without red ears: Britney Spears, David Grey & Taylor Swift. Just to mention a few!
I know, something of a revolution in the head of this old(ish) rock-head.

And learning songs outside your traditional genre may spur GAS for an acoustic guitar. Besides that, a lot of heavy songs and hard rock songs can sound pretty cool on an acoustic..... just sayin'.
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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 01:58:58 pm »


Nothing wrong with doing the course on an electric. BUT, I bet you will broaden your taste in music along the way during the course. I know I did, and suddenly found myself enjoying playing songs by artists I never (ever) would have considered playing..... Let me list a few even without red ears: Britney Spears, David Grey & Taylor Swift. Just to mention a few!
I know, something of a revolution in the head of this old(ish) rock-head.

And learning songs outside your traditional genre may spur GAS for an acoustic guitar. Besides that, a lot of heavy songs and hard rock songs can sound pretty cool on an acoustic..... just sayin'.

I have to agree with you there. I wanted to play Beatles songs when I first picked up the guitar. I hardly play Beatles songs, I'm too busy learning songs by other artists that I wouldn't normally listen to. Songs by The Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde, Ed Sheeran, Elvis etc

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 02:06:13 pm »
Nothing wrong with doing the course on an electric. BUT, I bet you will broaden your taste in music along the way during the course. I know I did, and suddenly found myself enjoying playing songs by artists I never (ever) would have considered playing..... Let me list a few even without red ears: Britney Spears, David Grey & Taylor Swift. Just to mention a few!
I know, something of a revolution in the head of this old(ish) rock-head.

And learning songs outside your traditional genre may spur GAS for an acoustic guitar. Besides that, a lot of heavy songs and hard rock songs can sound pretty cool on an acoustic..... just sayin'.
I completely understand what you are saying here. I do agree acoustic covers of non-acoustic tracks can sound amazing when done right! And I will get an acoustic at some point, though, funds are fairly prohibitive right now. I am a rock/metal fan yeah but I also love classical music, some 80s (love Adam Ant and Duran Duran for my sins) as well as some hip-hop. So I don't close myself off from other genre's (any aspiring musician would be crazy to do so, imo) but I very much understand where you are coming from. Have just learned Common People by Pulp from Justins lessons. I hated that song, as simple as it is to play I am now getting more used to it and have fun playing it. Maybe I'm finally growing up?

I have to agree with you there. I wanted to play Beatles songs when I first picked up the guitar. I hardly play Beatles songs, I'm too busy learning songs by other artists that I wouldn't normally listen to. Songs by The Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde, Ed Sheeran, Elvis etc

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 02:08:54 pm »



I have to agree with you there. I wanted to play Beatles songs when I first picked up the guitar. I hardly play Beatles songs, I'm too busy learning songs by other artists that I wouldn't normally listen to. Songs by The Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde, Ed Sheeran, Elvis etc

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My wife is an Ed Sheeran fan so I have been listening to his music far more attentively that before. Pet Shop Boys soubds like it would be intersting to play. But then there is other stuff and the above noted Adam Ant or maybe see what a guitar version of Clannad would sound like? Probably outside of my skill zone at the moment though:)

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 02:16:30 pm »

My wife is an Ed Sheeran fan so I have been listening to his music far more attentively that before. Pet Shop Boys soubds like it would be intersting to play. But then there is other stuff and the above noted Adam Ant or maybe see what a guitar version of Clannad would sound like? Probably outside of my skill zone at the moment though:)
The A Team by Ed Sheeran is a nice easyish beginners song to play, you can substitute D/F# for a regular D and it still sounds good. I'm only 7 months into the course and I find D/F# difficult to change to and from so that's what I did. It'll get you on a promise with the missus lol

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Re: Anything else for a beginner?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 02:44:26 pm »
The A Team by Ed Sheeran is a nice easyish beginners song to play, you can substitute D/F# for a regular D and it still sounds good. I'm only 7 months into the course and I find D/F# difficult to change to and from so that's what I did. It'll get you on a promise with the missus lol

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