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Posted: 9/7/2010 5:44:10 PM EST
I have been wanting to learn to play for a while, happened to stop into Guitar World this weekend while the wife shopped next door and something followed me home...

So what is a good book/DVD set to learn with? I haven't played anything since middle school.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:41:24 PM EST
It somewhat depends upon what style of music you enjoy, Broken.

What are you interested in playing?

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:46:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 6:47:56 PM EST by AKRay]
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:49:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Fingerpicker:
It somewhat depends upon what style of music you enjoy, Broken.

What are you interested in playing?



My tastes lean more towards the rock/classic rock side of things.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:27:05 PM EST
I've gotten a lot done in a year just from youtube and vanderbilly.com
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:37:16 PM EST
Don't forget to learn how to play Iron Man & Smoke On The Water, they're like some sort of guitar player's rite of passage.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:59:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
Don't forget to learn how to play Iron Man & Smoke On The Water, they're like some sort of guitar player's rite of passage.



Well, and Stairway to Heaven for those trips to the guitar store.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:25:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By broken_reticle:
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
Don't forget to learn how to play Iron Man & Smoke On The Water, they're like some sort of guitar player's rite of passage.



Well, and Stairway to Heaven for those trips to the guitar store.

Somehow, I don't think that will go over so well......




Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:23:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:

Originally Posted By broken_reticle:
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
Don't forget to learn how to play Iron Man & Smoke On The Water, they're like some sort of guitar player's rite of passage.



Well, and Stairway to Heaven for those trips to the guitar store.

Somehow, I don't think that will go over so well......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD1KqbDdmuE&feature=related



I played in a band that did that at a gig. We put up signs all around the venue that said "NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!!". I played the first bit of Stairway and the singer grabbed my guitar and pointed at the sign next to the stage. "No stairway? Denied!"

OP - I still recommend a big book of AC/DC songs. It will teach you chords and how to do pentatonic rock n' roll/blues solos. Plus when you can play people's favorite classic rock songs, they immediately think you are a guitar God for some reason
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