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Whats the easist way to learn to play the gaytar
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Country Bob    Posted 05-02-2003 at 18:40:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy, learned the notes and how to read music years ago, but need help with cords. Whats easiest way to play like a pro. Wanna be a countrey Star some day like Alan Jacksin.

Terry Nelson    Posted 05-03-2003 at 07:20:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob, I picked up the trumpet a couple of years ago after a 40 year layoff! As most have responded, your learning and subsequent enjoyment will be directy related to the amount of SMART practice you put into the instrument. You can spend hundreds of hours screwing around with it but you won't improve significantly without smart pratice techniques and concentrated effort. That's why lessons with a good teacher are in order. Recommend that you make that investment, as I have, and really enjoy the effort.

Ana    Posted 05-03-2003 at 06:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
As Hal says, practice is the only way, unless you are one of those few lucky people that does it naturally---don't know any of those. Keep the guitar handy, pick it up and strum frequently, take it with you places, so you're not good yet, but maybe someone there is and will teach you a few things.

Hal/WA    Posted 05-02-2003 at 21:03:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just like any other instrument: Practice, practice, practice, practice (repeating). Talent is a real asset and lessons from someone who knows what they are doing has helped lots of people. Good luck!

Hal/WA    Posted 05-04-2003 at 09:40:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Something else I thought of: Some guitars are lots easier to play than others. Starting with one of reasonable quality that plays easily helps keep you from becoming discouraged. Often very good guitars can be bought at pawn shops at low prices, but have someone who is an experienced player help you pick it out--there is no substitute for a knowing touch. I know that lots of very successful guitar players learned to play on cheap junky instruments, but I have tried lots of different guitars and some are a true handicap to learning to play. Good luck!

Sid    Posted 05-02-2003 at 19:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not know the answer to your question but if you want to be good set your sights on somebody great like Roy Clark or Flatts or scruggs lots of good guitar players from those days. I like the sound more than the lights and stuff you get nowdays. I will be looking for the day you make it to the big time.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-02-2003 at 18:52:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jam sessions Bob, jam sessions. Just invite somebody who plays and try to strum along. If somebody starts drumming on the coffeetable that's okay too. You'll learn faster & have more fun than any other way :)

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