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« Reply #240 on: April 03, 2012, 06:50:59 PM »

Rise you devil

Anyhow, my wife and I really want to learn the guitar.  We've talked about it for awhile and finally decided to buy an instrument and get started. We've only been at it for a few days using an app on the IPad called beginner guitar (guitar jamz on the net).  It got a lot of high ratings and after 2 lessons we can both play the first little riff which turns out to be smoke on the water.  I think there are about 8 beginner lessons and it teaches important cords. However, I suspect after a couple weeks we'll need more to move on with. 

I also got excited and bought Rocksmith yesterday.  So far that is kicking my butt. Lucky to get 60% on Satisfaction and that was just lucking out on hitting the right cords.

So what I really want to know is what is recommended for absolute beginners?  An app for the IPad would be ideal and I don't mind paying for it. We both are determined and I think learning together should help.  But I want a good, reliable, proven program.
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« Reply #241 on: April 04, 2012, 12:12:03 AM »

Wild Chords perhaps? 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildchords/id453707538?mt=8

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« Reply #242 on: April 04, 2012, 06:28:00 PM »

Well let me jump on this wagon and take a ride. I purchased an acoustic at the beginning of the year with the intentions of learning to play. Haven't been able to sit down with it much yet though. So I too am looking for any pointers on the best ways to get started and best sites/apps to look into.
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« Reply #243 on: April 04, 2012, 11:57:29 PM »

Quote from: happydog on April 04, 2012, 06:28:00 PM

Well let me jump on this wagon and take a ride. I purchased an acoustic at the beginning of the year with the intentions of learning to play. Haven't been able to sit down with it much yet though. So I too am looking for any pointers on the best ways to get started and best sites/apps to look into.

I have the same problem.  My wife bought me a gorgeous Seagull Acoustic as an engagement gift 2 years ago, and I have yet to really dig in.  I can play a bunch of chords, but I find the most difficult thing is that I have no direction when I sit down to play.. and just keep playing the same few chord progressions I know.
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« Reply #244 on: April 05, 2012, 07:17:58 PM »

Learn songs.
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« Reply #245 on: April 06, 2012, 03:10:26 AM »

Do a search for a song [chords]. Plenty of websites that offer them.


 House of the rising sun

      Am    C        D          F
There is a house in New Orleans,
      Am        C      E7
They call the "Rising Sun",
      Am       C       D           F
It's been the ruin of many a poor girl, (boys?)
     Am     E        Am    E7
And God, I know, I'm one.

My mother was a tailor,
She sewed those new blue jeans,
my husbend he's a gambling man,
(drinks) down in New Orleans.

My husbend in a gambler,
He goes from town to town,
The only time, he's satisfied, is when
He drinks his liquor down.

Oh, mother, tell your children
Not to do what I have done -
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of Rising Sun

One foot on the platform,
The other's on the train,
I'm going back to New Orleans,
to wear that ball and chain.

Going back to New Orleans,
My race is almost run,
I'm going to spend the rest of my life,
Beneath that "Rising Sun".
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« Reply #246 on: April 06, 2012, 03:48:41 PM »

Is a husbend when you are married to Gumby?
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« Reply #247 on: April 06, 2012, 10:26:10 PM »

Quote from: kratz on April 06, 2012, 03:48:41 PM

Is a husbend when you are married to Gumby?

I don't remember there being an E7 in that song either! retard
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