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Conspiracy Victim Vito
12-25-2003, 04:21 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Yeah, I just got an electric guitar for X-Mas so I'm wondering if anyone can just give me some basic info, mainly this stuff:

-The names of all 6 strings
-How to read a guitar tab
-Other really important stuff that I need to know

Yeah, uh, help would be appreciated.</font>

12-25-2003, 04:25 PM
Reading Tab is easy. It is basically just six lines representing the six strings, and the # represents how far you down you put your finger. So a 0 means you play the string solo, a 1 means you play on the first fret, etc etc.

JJ Moore
12-25-2003, 05:07 PM
The names of all six strings from top (silver) to bottom (huge heavy bronze):


To learn how to read guitar tab, go here:

To learn how to start playing guitar, go here:

I'm a guitar player myself. Have been for 9 years. :y:

Still doesnt make up for being a fuc</>kwit when it comes to wrestling

JJ Moore
12-25-2003, 06:19 PM
Kids like you will never grow up. :y:


Nope still a fuc</>kwit

12-25-2003, 07:10 PM
<font color=969696>When you first start playing, keep your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck. If you learn to play like that, it'll be a lot easier in the long run. I found out the hard way.

Don't use guitar tabs unless you really have to. Learning by ear is important. I only use tabs to learn solos.

http://www.guitarsite.com/tuning.htm < There's a guitar tuning aid that I used to use: in case you knock it out of tune or decide to tune a different way.</font>

12-25-2003, 07:25 PM
Heres a tip about when you're carrying it, and it sounds silly but when it happens then you'll know why I'm telling you. When the guitar is in the bag, make sure the zips are at the top of the bag. Where you have the little double zip on the bag it needs to be at the top. Where theres the strap screw at the bottom of the guitar, don't zip it to there. Once mine was zipped at the bottom and my guitar fell out of the bag while I was carrying it. That's just a useful piece of information.

The Mask
12-25-2003, 09:10 PM
it's handy to have tab as a resource though, learn by ear but just check in case you're wrong.

el fregadero
12-25-2003, 09:15 PM
<font color=teal>I can only play one song, and I can't even do the whole thing. And I've had a guitar for 3 years. :(

Bulls on Parade is the song, btw.</font> :y:

12-26-2003, 08:03 PM
why dont you check out tabs freg

el fregadero
12-27-2003, 02:16 AM
<font color=teal>I could, but I didn't even really "start" playing until recently. It's not like I've been trying to learn the song for 3 years.</font> :o