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Germany Kosta_The_Bartender 
I'm looking to pick up a new hobby and I'm thinking about electric guitar, how hard will it be for me ? I used to play piano for 3 years when I was young, could play at a decent level but nothing too serious. What can I achieve in 6 months without a teacher ? And also what guitar should I pick up ? I'm overwhelmed by the information and I need some help, I'm willing to spend 1.500 euros on guitar and amp, any suggestions ?
2020-07-31 12:21
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#2
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Finland Homeless776
I wish i could play an instrument
2020-07-31 12:26
every homeless can play an instrument.
2020-07-31 13:45
Your mother can play the skin flute
2020-07-31 14:16
And you can play the 69 with your daddy.
2020-07-31 15:08
Whats wrong with that?You homophobic?/???????
2020-07-31 15:15
I am against incest
2020-07-31 15:22
racist
2020-07-31 15:36
L M A O
2020-08-01 03:44
#79
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Brazil IsFree
Name checks out
2020-08-01 04:34
#3
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Finland petemeister
In 6 months you can become a decent player if you really put in the work. It's all about how motivated you are. I've known people who became really good players in 2 years after picking up a new instrument. Just go for it if you feel like. I'm an acoustic player so can't say about which guitar to get.
2020-07-31 12:26
I'm planning to play for at least 1-2 hours a day, how long have you been playing on acoustic ?
2020-07-31 12:30
If you play consistently 1-2 hours a day you can learn quite a bit in 6 months. I have played guitar for about 15 years, 10 of them with a teacher, but I started young and I never trained consistently so I'm not quite as good as some who have played as long as I have.
2020-07-31 13:41
I picked up the electric guitar 1-2 years ago (self-taught) and I can play metal (at medium difficulty I'd say) even though I haven't practiced as much as I would've liked to. from what I've read online I think the piano is harder to learn. the main thing that will piss you off when learning the guitar is building dexterity in your hand. and your fingers will hurt for the first couple of weeks. but that just comes naturally some day.
2020-07-31 15:18
Nice.
2020-07-31 12:26
Thanks I guess
2020-07-31 12:32
Yes, np.
2020-07-31 12:32
#5
JW | 
Russia humen))
if youre gonna learn guitar, u should try getting into or making a band in ur area playing alone is p pointless
2020-07-31 12:27
#24
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Finland Faust_fSt
"playing alone is p pointless" but joining a band with 0 skill or experience in the instrument you wish to play in the band is not? what a great take
2020-07-31 13:49
#6
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Germany iBUYPOLAND
in my opinion, without a teacher you wont get very far. Mostly because you wont notice the mistakes you are going to make. If you want to play in a band or whatever then a teacher is necessary
2020-07-31 12:27
I thought the same when I was playing a piano, I had a teacher but I felt like he was limiting my abilities and after I got rid of him I improved a lot. And I just want to play for fun, songs that I like, nothing serious.
2020-07-31 12:31
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Russia Drapery
Teacher is needed only for putting your hands in the right position, the rest can be learned by oneself
2020-07-31 15:18
not even for that imo, just go on youtube and see how people play chords and play around with it until you can get all strings to ring out consistently
2020-07-31 15:24
#55
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Brazil sakaaa
It's much faster to learn by yourself, but during self-learning, you develop some addictions (don't know if the translation for this is correct) that will make it difficult to learn advanced techniques in the future. there's a reason why Teachers makes you learn someshit that seems weird or unnecessary.
2020-07-31 16:14
start with an acoustic, its cheaper and easier to learn when you have the basics down (1 year) u can try the electric
2020-07-31 12:31
I heard the exact opposite that it is easier to learn and play electric guitar. I would love acoustic but it's not really my style, I would like to play something harder and I can't do that on acoustic but thanks anyway!
2020-07-31 12:37
the electric is WAY less forgiving because when amplified via AMP you hear every single buzz/mistake 10x louder, thus is harder to learn for a beginner and kinda discouraging the acoustic has another style sure, but u can play with a plettro or your hands (fingerstyle) for different kind of songs and genre, also you can carry it easily and bring it with you if you move a lot also you dont have the hassle to worry about annoying other people when u practice (even the tiniest amp is extremely loud)
2020-07-31 12:39
Wait, I thought you can connect your headphones to the amp or guitar, you can't ? How much should I spend on a decent acoustic ?
2020-07-31 12:41
you can use headphones yeah but it feels weird cause u cant really feel the fretboard and plettro, not recommended for beginners if u find a sale, lets say 30%, 40% u can get a good acoustic for 70€ or 50€ if you're lucky, u dont have to spend 500€ for a practice guitar
2020-07-31 12:46
my first acoustic was a yamaha c40, great sound for the cheap price
2020-07-31 12:47
you can connect headphones to most amps, in the beginning I mostly just practiced without amp tho
2020-07-31 15:21
I would'nt start with an accoustic guitar. its so much easier to play on the smaller elctric guitar fret. so if you're a total beginner, i suggest a electric guitar. i recommend a Squire vintage. Very nice quality for that price. For the Amp i recommend a BOSS Katana mini. also cheap and great sound quality for the size.
2020-07-31 13:49
Thank you!
2020-07-31 15:27
No Problem. With your budget you could go for a Fender instead of a Squire ( Daughter Company of Fender ) But i would not recommend spending that much money on a Guitar in the beginning. I myself own a Squire and a Fender. I cant really tell a difference in Sound. So save your money there! For practice, just search for some lessons on youtube. There are tons of cool channels who can teach you how to play guitar.
2020-07-31 15:37
+1 squires are perfectly fine
2020-07-31 15:52
#25
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Poland qgi
If you want to play music that requires you to have an electric guitar, then buy an electric guitar. Simple as that. It is not easier to start on an acoustic, its total bullshit. I would recommend you look at used market to find your first instrument. You can buy cheaper and better. It would be great if you had a friend who knows something about guitars, and can give you some advice on which guitar to buy. I would recommend you to pick up a used guitar for something around 500 dollars. You can have a great instrument for this amount of money. New 500 dollars guitar is going to be worse in most cases. And last but not least i would not recommend getting a guitar with a floyd rose bridge as your first instrument. They are harder to get a hang of.
2020-07-31 14:01
No one says it is easier with acoustic. Actually it is harder. But when you switch from acoustic to e guitar it is easier to play eguitar.
2020-07-31 15:28
Thanks
2020-07-31 15:32
I started playing last year on a classical guitar, but I'm going to switch to an electric as soon as I can. I haven't really learned to play properly, I'm just trying to learn to play songs that I like, but it's been really fun and I suggest you pick up playing it. What genres are you looking to play?
2020-07-31 14:05
when i started playing i used this song as motivation youtube.com/watch?v=-op9lJFbzPI don't forget to learn it and post it here in 6 months go for it
2020-07-31 14:08
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alex | 
Spain mokerz
F'g way 4 start to learn
2020-07-31 15:12
lick my butt
2020-08-01 02:33
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alex | 
Spain mokerz
hahaha you C bro, you like get licked by mans as f*g you as learned to play guitar
2020-08-01 16:09
hmmm yes yumiiii megusta
2020-08-03 07:49
You should definitely go for it. It could be pretty frustrating at the start because you won't be able to play anything that sounds good so it's all about motivation, the guitar is a hard instrument but you don't have to get a teacher. for the guitar, a decent Squier and a good amp will do.
2020-07-31 14:13
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alex | 
Spain mokerz
post a song you like with that instrument
2020-07-31 15:11
#33
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Russia Drapery
You won't achieve much in 6 month by yourself if you're willing to play some complicated solos etc. Also buy PRS guitar it's pretty cheap and very solid for your first ever guitar.
2020-07-31 15:13
I'm planning to get an electric too, but there's a limited variety of left-handed guitars in Lithuania
2020-07-31 15:14
6 month... Enough to learn some intros and songs with max 3 chords. I learn on acoustic. When u play then eguitar it feels like a toy cuz it is so easy. Also at acoustic you break down the songs to the elements that helps as well to learn it far deeper as with eguitar. Cuz you can't play most of the time 1:1 with eguitar and acoustic.
2020-07-31 15:26
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Brazil sakaaa
self taught guitarist here... few tips that helped me a lot - if you don't know yet, learn how to read cifras (musical figures??), forget about tablature for now - find someone to play with you, no matter their skill, as long as it's a little better than yours right now - one of the most important things on the early stages of learning this is to understand HOW and WHEN you can 'improvise' and this will let you skip tha hard parts at first without losing the flow of the music you're playing. This is also how you 'understand' how different riffs complete eachother in a song. - the most important part at first should be transitioning between notes - you need to train your 'muscle memory' for that, otherwise you will memorize how to play the song but you'll be frustrated as fuck because you cannot put it all togheter. - for your instruments, i'd suggest a used Squire at first - very flexible stylewise. I also would by a Headphone at first, so you can practice not making a hell of a noise. it's very tangible to learn the basics and a few songs in 6 months
2020-07-31 15:27
Thank you
2020-07-31 15:33
#50
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Brazil sakaaa
Google is reading my comments (or my mind?) and started to suggest me this: produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-11827867.. This is similar to the one I use to play at home, lowkey, with regular headset.. it really works great! I connect one cable to PC (aux) and the other to the headset, play song on PC listening to it on the headset at the same time as the guitar and try to follow the music, this is the fastest method I achieved for learning songs, tempos and other things. Good luck with this, to learn to play was one of the best decision i ever made.
2020-07-31 15:43
#47
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Lithuania 7000won
Stratocaster, you can alot with youtube teachers, you have to be in love with guitars sound and looking ,and forget bout fame and stars. Good teachers : justin guitar, paul davids, signals music studio. Best guitarist on youtube : tom buckovak. Best guitarist in world : govan guthrie
2020-07-31 15:36
lol bullshit the best guitarist in the world is clearly Dwayne Michael Carter Jr: youtube.com/watch?v=8g762REJWcg
2020-07-31 15:55
#56
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Lithuania 7000won
Xdddd thx bro!
2020-07-31 16:15
Results may vary. I bought one 2 years ago and I can't play at all. I only remember buying it when I vacuum behind the couch.
2020-07-31 16:02
#61
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Lithuania 7000won
Would you sell it for me? I already have 7 but its not enoth xd
2020-07-31 16:42
Dont buy a fucking acoustic for a first guitar. People start with acoustics because their parents are too cheap to get them a electric guitar + amp and accessories. Get a guitar that you like looking at, fits in your hands and motivates you to play. It's the only thing that keeps you playing in the hard times on learning, when you can just turn up the gain, pick the guitar that fits your style and ROCK! Acoustic guitars can be really demotivating because they need care to keep their set up. When you have winter and summer, the wood in the guitar moves alot because of humidity. This affects the playability if you dont maintain a somewhat stable 45% humidity in the guitars body.
2020-07-31 16:12
you are wrong. If you are a big metal fan you should start with the eguitar but for all other stuff, acoustic is better to start with. A beginner eguitar cost 80€ a beginner acoustic 140€.
2020-07-31 16:19
bass >>>> guitar tho guitar overrated
2020-08-01 02:35
both are just okay without the other
2020-08-01 02:58
Hey man, PM me if you’re serious. I can get you started :)
2020-08-01 02:39
Check.
2020-08-01 02:52
Shoot me a PM, will give you contact info tomorrow
2020-08-01 03:39
#66
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Netherlands HetIsPatat
Put it here mens, I'm interested as well((
2020-08-01 02:53
Shoot me a PM, will give you contact info tomorrow
2020-08-01 03:39
Just focus on fundamentals, learn the first chords and easy songs. If you find yourself getting overly frustrated, take step back. You are playing music, so have fun with it. Ideally, you'll be playing for years to come, so there's no need to rush. Search for Justin Guitar and Synyster Gates School. When you feel more confortable, look for"Absolute Fretboard Mastery" on youtube.
2020-08-01 03:08
you should really consider paying for guitar lessons, it helps A LOT starting off. the teacher will guide you and shit but it really will come down to the time and effort you put into practicing. eventually, playing guitar will become very fun and almost addicting if you notice you are improving at a fast rate.
2020-08-01 03:14
its boring as fuck to learn guitar, and it's not really something that will be useful unless you put a ton of work into it. I would say, pick a better hobby
2020-08-01 03:15
Tbh it all depends on how much work you put in it
2020-08-01 03:24
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nEGRo | 
Finland Nexpo
depends how much time, if its 20 minutes then probably decent, if its 5 hour then probably pretty good :D
2020-08-01 03:37
i'm almost at the same situation, i've been playing electric guitar for over 3 years and now i am trying to learn piano, and then i realized it is so hard to learn by yourself. You have every information you need on the internet but you dont know how to start, its really difficult. The guitar you would buy really depends in the sound that you like, if you like heavier sounds you should probably grab guitars with double pickups, they give a heavier sounding to the guitar, there is a lot of models that normally have double pickups, like SG's, Les Paul's, Flying V's, Super Strats. And if you want a cleaner sound there are guitars like Telecasters, Stratocasters, Off sets. The guitar amp is really up to you, if want a lot of options to mix with you could buy a bigger one, there's a lot of famous brands out there like Marshall, Orange, Fender, Blackstar, BOSS that you should check it out.
2020-08-01 04:04
And in my opinion, you should NOT start with an acoustic, because they are very different instruments, in electric guitar you have techniques like Bends, Tapping, Sweep Picking, etc. And when you try those techniques on the Acoustic, it works but its not even the same thing. People say that it is easier to learn but I dont think so, for me you should go directly to the electric guitar.
2020-08-01 04:12
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