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durangod

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Guitar
« on: 27 Apr 2024, 02:36:19 am »
I have decided to attempt to learn how to play a acoustic guitar.  Not because its hip, or that i want to play popular songs, or ever play for a crowd. The only reason is because i have lost my joy and someone suggested it. 

I bought a cheap acoustic and tuned it using guitartuna app.  But i cant even play a G cord, my fingers dont bend that way. 

Anyone here play n can offer some tips?

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #1 on: 27 Apr 2024, 08:19:35 am »
I've never been able to play guitar because I hate how it feels... and I start bleeding in half a minute.

The strings pushing back on my fingertips feels icky. Tingly... It's not a good sensation. In fact it makes me want to vomit.

That it then slices me to shreds doesn't help, and it's not like I don't already have calluses from playing Sax or all the hobby work I do.
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Re: Guitar
« Reply #2 on: 27 Apr 2024, 01:15:12 pm »
Hi there durangod,


perhaps you should have chosen a banjo instead of a guitar.

The  banjo only has five strings at most and, better still, will solve your
original problem...
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"But I cant even play a G cord, my fingers don't bend that way"

The banjo is tuned to an open G Major chord
In other words, all of the strings are tuned to a note of the G Major chord.

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Banjo or Guitar

Note, though, that I have no personal knowledge of either, other than that
I was told that the banjo was probably a little easier for a beginner to play. 

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #3 on: 27 Apr 2024, 09:48:13 pm »
DS  well not that bad yet but yeah i expect it to be unconfortable for a while.

Coothead,  thats funny, how interesting i might look into that if i just cant do the guitar right now, great tip thanks.

This morning i thought it would be great to have a device (box) that slid up and down the guitar neck with buttons on it so it does the strings for you.  Similar to a piano linkage, you push the G button and the linkage under the box presses on correct strings.    I thought wow maybe i can invent something like that, but something similar already exists...

amazon.com/Qudodo-Practice-Acoustic-Accessories-Instruction/dp/B0912NHJF8

More buttons than i was thinking about but similar.   I would have more linkage under it to reduce the buttons, who cars if i have to use the tool always, im not playing for anyone else..  lol

« Last Edit: 27 Apr 2024, 09:50:05 pm by durangod »

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #4 on: 28 Apr 2024, 04:32:44 am »
Hi there durangod,

how  about the ukulele, it only has four strings?

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #5 on: 28 Apr 2024, 04:53:21 am »
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Re: Guitar
« Reply #6 on: 28 Apr 2024, 05:21:44 am »
I'm a big fan of Sunday Uke group.

Well, I'm really surprised by your choice,  I thought that...

George Formby - When i'm cleaning windows

...might have been more your cup of tea.

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #7 on: 28 Apr 2024, 06:42:39 am »
Well, I'm really surprised by your choice

Well you know me, I've got...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbk9cDX0l0
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Re: Guitar
« Reply #8 on: 28 Apr 2024, 02:55:23 pm »
Well you know me, I've got no more f***s to give!

Your modesty is really admirable.

I am sure, though, that given the right circumstances , you will have
no problems whatsoever in delivering this perfect expletive on cue.

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Re: Guitar
« Reply #9 on: 28 Apr 2024, 07:56:04 pm »
Coothead    i dont think the ukulele is for me, i remember tiny tim videos from my childhood, scary stuff lol


Your modesty is really admirable.

I am sure, though, that given the right circumstances , you will have
no problems whatsoever in delivering this perfect expletive on cue.

I hear Vegas was looking at offering odds on that, but the odds were not in the house favor so they declined lol

 

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