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PostSubject: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:02 am

From experience I've learnt that it's quite useful to learn Classical guitar before electric/rock, anybody agree?

Good Points:
* Teaches you how to read Music (rather than tabs)
* Starts off your learning by giving you a good playing technique (for example, my dad has been playing the guitar for a much longer time than I have, but from almost day 1 I have had a better playing technique than him due to my Classical lessons)
* IMO it's easier to move from acoustic to electric guitar, than to move from electric to acoustic, as it takes less time to get used to the change.

Bad Points:
* You hold acoustic guitars slightly differently to electric guitars, and it can be difficult to adapt to the change.
* When playing standing up, you have to hold the acoustic guitar higher which looks silly Razz
* Learning Classical music can be really, really boring.

I'm sure there are plenty more pros and cons, but I can't remember any more at this time. Feel free to add to the lists.

BH - I'm in your posts, editing your stuffs >_>

Stickied, as this could be a good discussion and a useful topic to read on.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:14 pm

either that, or taking something like piano first. It helped me a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:34 pm

Ooh, how did it do that? Even though they're both string instruments, they're rather different. So I'm just curious to why and how? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:58 pm

well, it tought me a lot of things like how to read notes, half steps whole steps, triads, and scales.

Turns out I was being tought the same thing in guitar. ;D
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:39 pm

I'd definitely agree - it's much better to start on a different instrument and learn electric guitar alongside it ^^ As Nizzi said, a lot of vital techniques can be learnt on acoustic guitar that are much easier on the electric, such as artificial harmonics, so can easily be moved from acoustic to electric. It's much more difficult to do it the other way around, in my opinion ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:29 pm

Anyone here ever started out on a Banjo?

It's more helpful than you'd think, actually >_>

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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:44 pm

Banjo I dont think anyone here is from West Virginia lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:49 am

To Buckethead, I'd love to learn how to play the Banjo! Is it a Banjo solo in Spinal Tap's Stonehenge? I'd love to be able to play that Dueling Banjos song as well Very Happy. Can you play that?

More on topic, wouldn't violin, cello, etc also be of help to learning electric rock guitar? Maybe not as much as classical though.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:47 am

Nizzi wrote:
To Buckethead, I'd love to learn how to play the Banjo! Is it a Banjo solo in Spinal Tap's Stonehenge? I'd love to be able to play that Dueling Banjos song as well Very Happy. Can you play that?

More on topic, wouldn't violin, cello, etc also be of help to learning electric rock guitar? Maybe not as much as classical though.
I hate when people requests those Evil or Very Mad

But I mainly play my own stuff. If I had to pick a favorite to cover, it'd be Hog Bitch Stomp.

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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:06 pm

^ Sorry Razz
They're probably the most famous banjo songs though?
And they're very dancey Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:38 pm

i started on bass, but i like listening to some piano stuff too. its a great way to get multi influential also.

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PostSubject: Re: Tip- Learning Classical Guitar before Electric Guitar   Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:45 pm

I own about 2 classical guitars, both of which I exceed on.

/me goes back to my lefty electric guitar and righty classicals

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