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Old 12-23-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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hey im new at here, I was just wondering how to go from playing all this practice sort of stuff where your staying up in the 1st 4 frets to the way they play on stage live, it's confusing as they just play all over the neck. I used to play keyboard and piano and found that much easier, im finding guitar a little tricky but hoping to get better at it next year. is there a good book for understanding the guitar neck and where to play the solos and all that? thanks.
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:56 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum. it all takes time. you're doing it the right way now. practice is the key. how long have you been playing ?
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:11 AM   #3
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Hi there! Just keep at it, it will get easier. Guitar can be hard in the beginning. I think keyboard is easier to get into. Anyhow. My advice would be to learn some or all of the basic open chords and start playing songs. It becomes much more enjoyable when you can play a few songs. Learn from the greats.

Then its just about building on that, learn some new licks, practice a simple solo, practice some alternate picking (to a metronome) learn the major scale, learn the minor pentatonic first position and try to improvise over a backing track. Keep it enjoyable and keep learning songs. Apply what you know and you will quickly see progress! Good luck

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Try and memorize the notes of the fretboard with your piano background it may make things a bit easier .
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:20 AM   #5
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I'm going to assume you have a good understanding of the keyboard. The guitar is like playing the keyboard except you will be playing on 6 keyboards all at the same time. The keyboard is very difficult to play chromatic but the guitar is very easy to play chromatic. On the guitar, they didn't push the black keys back out of the way. As you progress, you will start to see how your keyboard theory also fits the guitar. Just keep practicing and you'll notice that there are several middle C's on the guitar as opposed to just one middle C on the keyboard. I found the guitar very challenging but far more rewarding than the keyboard. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Welcome to the forum. This might get you started:

https://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-1...Pentatonic.php
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:33 PM   #7
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thanks for the advice there, I will be sure to reasily some topics at forums here as part of the journey. I haven't been playing long and it's only just short bits, I noticed if I record myself the playing is not very smoothe yet. it feels a bit awkwardstrange doing some of the chords lol not quite 2nd nature yet like on keyboard I could switch between chords without looking. I got an ibanez 350 ex guitar and a mini marshall practice amp.
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