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  • [NEWBIE] Instead of buying new gear to motivate me, I decided to purchase lessons instead!
    by /u/retrieverjoe on March 9, 2021 at 2:26 am

    For context, it’s been about a year since I consistently played guitar. Major life changes and other hobbies lead me to take a break. Before that, I had only been playing for about a year and a half. I posted a couple of days ago asking if new gear helps when you’re in a rut. Most said no, and instead suggested learning a new genre of music. So, instead of buying new gear to motivate me, I decided to purchase lessons from a local music shop! I’m very excited, as this will be my first time taking guitar lessons in about 2 years. I really want to learn new things, other than just songs. I’ve told myself as a reward for my progress, I’ll buy myself my first MIM Strat or Tele around my birthday, which happens to be in May 🙂 submitted by /u/retrieverjoe [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] What should I learn to get better overall and specifically why?
    by /u/UsernaemAlreadyTaken on March 9, 2021 at 2:13 am

    I play guitar as a hobby, no plans to play professionally or play at a church or anything like that. This is just for myself to enjoy and do something other than be on a phone. I’ve been “playing” for maybe 2 years, very inconsistent though like barely picking it up, been getting serious a few weeks ago. When I play I just practice songs I know or try and find a new one to play. But I want to get better overall at many aspects of guitar instead of just looking up song tutorials every time I play. I already know people suggest things like scales or learn music theory, but what specific things should I learn and if it’s something like scales, why should I learn it and how can I use and apply it to be better? Thanks submitted by /u/UsernaemAlreadyTaken [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] [NEWBIE] tele or mustang?
    by /u/bigfatchild999 on March 9, 2021 at 1:22 am

    I’ve been considering getting a new guitar, and I’m torn between a Squire Telecaster and a Squire Mustang. What are some pros and cons of each? Thanks in advance. submitted by /u/bigfatchild999 [link] [comments]

  • [Question] How do I utilize modes in my playing
    by /u/trust-is-a-scam on March 9, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I have a pretty basic understanding of what modes are. I think that to really understand modes I would have to practice them and I’m not really sure how to do that. With scales it was easy to practice bc you just go over them until you memorize them and you understand the theory behind it after. What approach can I take to learn how use modes in my playing. submitted by /u/trust-is-a-scam [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train solo
    by /u/tattooedgorilla on March 9, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Went and covered Crazy Train’s guitar solo. Really fun one to play, one of those solos that you can play differently every time and it still sounds great. Thanks for watching! submitted by /u/tattooedgorilla [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] Visions by Haken Guitar Solo Cover
    by /u/zaltyow on March 9, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Amazing solo from an absolutely amazing song. This one is a lot of fun to play, any feedback is appreciated! submitted by /u/zaltyow [link] [comments]