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uj-factor
Junior Member

Pakistan
75 Posts

Posted - 27 February 2004 :  12:14:17 AM  Show Profile  Click to see uj-factor's MSN Messenger address  
hey guys out there how r u all???.....yaar actually i bought a guitar coz i like guitaring alot....its an accoutic one and is of quite fine kwality ibought it for 5500 and its of a chinese brand named kapok.....yaar now the problem is that when i try to play a few chords simple ones i can play only a few coz i unwillingly kinda touch other strings whilst pressing the ones which need to be pressed and thus the strings dont sound properly neither do the chords as a result and after a lil time my fingers start aching.....i read a few articles on teh net one explaining the baseball and classicla position of the hand on the fret and the neck....but even by lowering my thumb to the centre at the back of the neck i sometimes find it tuff to play certain chords in which i cannot press the strings properly cause my fingers are constantly interfering wid other strings ......this is very irritating.....i wanna know is this normal for beginners coz i do have alot of patience but atleast sum1 tell me its normal takey mein himmat na haroooon yaar coz i was wondering keh kaheen meir fingers mein tau koi problem naheen hau sakta.....i mean even if it takes 2 yrs to practise to be able to play a few songs i can do that but its just that i wanna know if my guitar is ok in terms of its setup and that wats hapenning is just wat happens to every beginner........
i'd like jibran aslam to plz reply to this query and gimme some useful tips if he can and even if theres another guitarist who's been playing for some time yaar aapki tips will be more than welcome....
looking forward to ur replies
regards
Usman

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Jibran-Aslam
Junior Member

Pakistan
148 Posts

Posted - 28 February 2004 :  01:02:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jibran-Aslam's Homepage  
Hey Usman. Long time no post. The most important thing you need to do is make sure that your guitar is properly tuned. If the guitar is not tuned every time you play, you will never be able to get the right sound out of it. A lot of people donít realize this. If you donít know how to tune, then go back to the place where you got this from and ask them to teach or get a tuner. I could teach you how to tune but it is better if you learn this in person.

You hitting the other strings is VERY normal for beginners. When I was in 7th or 8th grade, my cousin bought an acoustic guitar for RS1,200. I knew nothing about guitars then. I could not play any chord for months. In fact, first we were just playing open strings. Took us a while to figure out how to change the sound by pressing the strings. Khair... the very first chord I learnt was a G chord. I had small hands since I was very young. My middle finger could not reach the low E string to play the G note and my index finger could not reach the A string to play the B note. So I was just play the G note on high E string with my pinky. Hehehe. And I tell you, my fingers hurt. But the more your fingers hurt, the more you get used to it. After a while, they wonít hurt. I have been through the same problem you are going through right now. It is common, natural and yes, irritating too. But continue to play, let your fingers hurt. Get a chord chart and learn all the chords. When youíre done with the chords, learn scales so you could play solos. Proper solos, not those 1 string tin tin tin playing. It is not difficult. In two years you would be able to make your own songs. Actually, if you practice everyday, you should be able to write your own songs in less than a year.

Do small exercises. Pick like 3 chords and play them. In the beginning you cannot change the chord in a second but practice that until you take no time no change the chord. You may have hard time playing B chord and then switching to C and back. Practice every chord where youíre having difficulty. You will need a lot of patience and practice.

Do this for a month. You will see a dramatic change in your playing. But make sure you know how to tune a guitar, if not get a tuner or learn how to tune. It is VERY important that you play a tuned guitar. And donít use the same things for a long time. Buy some extra sets and change them. Anything else, let us know. Murtaza, Beetlejuice could also guide you.


uj-factor
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Pakistan
75 Posts

Posted - 28 February 2004 :  5:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Click to see uj-factor's MSN Messenger address  
hey thnx alot jibran yaar it was gr8 to have a reply from u.....btw yaar i bought it just about a week ago and at that very instant the shopkeeper tuned it for me wid some digital kinda device that he placed on the body and then tightened the strings etc according to the readings of that device.......so i suppose i wudnt need to tune my guitar this frequently wud i when the position of the keys hasnt changed after that.......yaar abt the chords i will certainly practise but yaar coz its my final year of enggr at NED i wudnt wanna disturb my studies is liye i'll keep on trying fer as much as i can but i'm pretty sure after this year i'll have plenty of time to learn playing guitars properly and even if it takes 2 yrs i wud still wanna learn guitar playing tau i wont lose hope now lets just hope things fall in place.......

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shoki
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Saudi Arabia
440 Posts

Posted - 29 February 2004 :  01:21:53 AM  Show Profile  Click to see shoki's MSN Messenger address  
wow! u guys are too good

lagay rao

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FAZz
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Pakistan
2965 Posts

Posted - 29 February 2004 :  01:53:28 AM  Show Profile  Click to see FAZz's MSN Messenger address  
waisay i also am facing this problem!!!!thnx for clearing it out!

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blankcaller
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Pakistan
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Posted - 29 February 2004 :  12:03:46 PM  Show Profile  Send blankcaller an AOL message  


thnx for info man!

If only i knew myself that well...

kewl Looks
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Pakistan
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Posted - 07 March 2004 :  03:32:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit kewl Looks's Homepage  Send kewl Looks an ICQ Message  Click to see kewl Looks's MSN Messenger address  
yeah ...... same problem is here ;)
thanx for info dear :P

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Liquid
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282 Posts

Posted - 08 March 2004 :  09:08:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Liquid's Homepage  Send Liquid an AOL message  
hahahha....a couple of months ago...i had the exact same problem...so i just gave up on the chords and learned some tabs instead....now i came back and am trying the chords....

i can play the chords...but im still learning to switch between them...but one thing for sure...ive gotten so much better.... :D

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moiz_ak
New Member

Pakistan
20 Posts

Posted - 08 May 2004 :  10:25:06 PM  Show Profile  
hey all of u beginners
since this post is pre3tty old i wuz wonderin if any of u wuld
like to start hte electric guitar
if u do then i have one for sale for only 9500
its new and grewat
i have pics on my hotmail ( [email protected]
if any of u r interested then tell me
btw, i aloso have A DRUMSET
its used and for 13000 sale
anywayz, if anyone interested then call me at 5854761
later
moiz

AMK
Junior Member



United Kingdom
56 Posts

Posted - 01 June 2004 :  10:08:13 PM  Show Profile  
im started the guitar in february and i had exactly the same problem but im ok now.thanks.

NoOrI RuLz MaN

Hashriani
Average Member

Pakistan
274 Posts

Posted - 04 June 2004 :  04:19:42 AM  Show Profile  
first congrats on buying a guitar...join the band wagon brother...id suggest you learn to hit one single not properly at a time signified as " tin tin tin" so that you get in the flow..then go to chords...open first barre second then the scale runs and chord apreggios and the style of picking..its a deep sea...and yes the most imp thing to do is play what you want to as the great Steve Morse said in one of his lessons" when you pick the guita rplay something that you really like so you look forward to picking it up again" and yes once you get the into the habit ...do practise...do practise...if fingers hurt stop...rest and start again always helps to nurture and refine your playing
goodluck :)

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Fangs
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Saudi Arabia
1932 Posts

Posted - 20 June 2004 :  3:16:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
hi ppl............Yeah i bought a guitar last month,its Yamaha f-310 tbs acoustic guitar ........got the hang of the chords n tabs......But the main prob really is Switchin............
ive heard that there R diff Wayz 2 switch........But donno nethin abt em.............
would def. appreciate sum help!

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Hashriani
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Pakistan
274 Posts

Posted - 23 June 2004 :  04:34:19 AM  Show Profile  
switching from one chord to another?
yeah thats tricky...
one way to many...just play around and play what you feel easy in...

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guitarman
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Saudi Arabia
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Posted - 27 June 2004 :  7:47:15 PM  Show Profile  Click to see guitarman's MSN Messenger address  
fangus..u shud make finger patterns like..when switching frum e maj to g maj. dont even shake the index finger while switching and secondly when u switch chords ,in start dont just go on puting all ur finger on the chord..go on smoothly like 1st put ur index finger then ur middle finger then the 3 rd finger than the pinky.this will create strength in ur fingers and u can put all ur fingers on the chord at the same time

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Fangs
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Posted - 28 June 2004 :  4:45:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
Hashriani....yup thats eGGsactly what i do......ive improved...but still the open chords bug me a lot......Bar chords Aint a prob now....

G-man = Yaar the Cyberfret guy says The opposite....he says that I should try to put all o em at the same time.......????........And ive started this Exercise ....ive improved...

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guitarman
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Saudi Arabia
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Posted - 10 July 2004 :  07:41:48 AM  Show Profile  Click to see guitarman's MSN Messenger address  
well i hope u play better than i heard u last time :@:@:@....now focus on strum patterns jiggar

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Fangs
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Posted - 10 July 2004 :  09:45:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
quote:
Originally posted by guitarman

well i hope u play better than i heard u last time :@:@:@....now focus on strum patterns jiggar



Ofcourse........Im a loT better Now........Bar chords aint a prob...
got the hang o the open ones too......i can swith pretty smoothly.......well not that smoothly lolz...........but I Can play songs now......em Happy abt that..............
Ive gotta go 4 the scales n stuff.......coz its gettin pretty boring

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Liquid
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Posted - 12 July 2004 :  11:12:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Liquid's Homepage  Send Liquid an AOL message  
still workin on the barre chords.....

so what sites do u guys use online for reference....

besides cyberfret

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Fangs
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Posted - 13 July 2004 :  12:53:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
quote:
Originally posted by Liquid

still workin on the barre chords.....

so what sites do u guys use online for reference....

besides cyberfret



hm........
letss..see.
theres.......www.guitarnoise.com
www.guitarlessonworld.com
these 2 are the best besides cyberfret that i have tried....
hope they work out 4 ya

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guitarman
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Posted - 14 July 2004 :  07:06:43 AM  Show Profile  Click to see guitarman's MSN Messenger address  
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Abbas
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Pakistan
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Posted - 15 July 2004 :  10:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Abbas's Homepage  Click to see Abbas's MSN Messenger address  
hi guyz
Jibran is great
first u must tune ur guitar
then u have to speed up ur chords changing speed.

Fangs
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Saudi Arabia
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Posted - 18 July 2004 :  12:49:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
WeLL.........Dudes............i can now DO the Open CHords Too......Barre Chords Have neva been a prob
em Glad abt that!!
hey G-man........Adnan and i R gonna work on sum stuff now..[:d]

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guitarman
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Posted - 01 August 2004 :  8:57:30 PM  Show Profile  Click to see guitarman's MSN Messenger address  
good keep working...dont make me disappointed when i come baq :d...

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Fangs
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Posted - 01 August 2004 :  11:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
hehey u ll b disappointed don get ur hopes high
and how can we do stuff when Theres no info abt where Adnan Is

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shanal
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Pakistan
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Posted - 02 August 2004 :  05:21:20 AM  Show Profile  
yeah i had a prob wid the barre chords at ther beginning but they seem okay to me now!!

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Fangs
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Posted - 05 August 2004 :  05:48:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fangs's Homepage  Click to see Fangs's MSN Messenger address  Send Fangs a Yahoo! Message  
quote:
Originally posted by shanal

yeah i had a prob wid the barre chords at ther beginning but they seem okay to me now!!


hmm u play tooo..
i think the barre chords R Easier than the open ones...But now
opens aint no prob...
lets hear sum o ur stuff shanal.............

waisay gman chalo im a gman too now..and i got hang o the arpeggios...too..lolz whats there to get a hang of.......the're easy as pie.......

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