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Question: What's a good way to become a good guitarist!.!?
I've been really wanting to learn how to play the electric guitar, but i suck! I've been trying to learn how to play for almost a year now!. also i can't take lessons, because my parents won't let me!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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practice with a friendWww@QuestionHome@Com

the honest way to become a moderately good guitarist is to practice!.!.!.
practice means to play for long periods and continuing when u dont want to!.!.!. its just like people say, practice, practice,practice!!! i wanted to give up cuz my fingers were hurting but i persisted and they became numb! lol!.!. but you really have to think about playing guitar like you would anything else!.!.!. for example: kobe bryant did not become one of the best basketball players in the world because he one day decide to pick up a basketball!.!.!. he was determined to become the best, practicing day in and out!.!.!. (one of his workout plans was to MAKE 500 shots in an hour)!.!.!.so comparing that to playing guitar, you cant just pick a guitar up one day and become good!.!.!. we all have the same hands and same bodies and no one is different from you!.!.!. the only thing is they determined themselves to achieve better skills by submitting to strenuous exercises !.!.

things you can do are special scales called PENTATONIC scales, it involves using a guitar pick and picking in opposite directions!.!. it will help you strum and pick easier!.!.!. other than that i cant help you much!.!. goodluck with your playing and remember that your only as good as you want to be!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Why do you people always ask a question and then put a condition on it that PREVENTS THE RIGHT ANSWER!.

If you wnat to be a good guitarist!.!. YOU NEED TO HIRE A TEACHER!.!.!. it's JUST THAT SIMPLE and I can't HELP IT!.!. if your parents won't let you do it!.!. but THAT IS THE ANSWER!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

well one year is nothing keep practicing i practiced piano for 7 hours a day from when i was 5 to 18 and i really good now!. keep practicing and pay for lessons yourself if you love it!.
and i hope you can read sheet music!.
if not learn!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

take guitar lessons on youtube find a channel that can teach different techniques


If you can't get lessons, try a theory book!. If that still doesn't help, pick a style, figure out the basics of it, and build up from there!.

If not then find a friend!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Practice, practice, and practice some more!.

also, I found that GuitarHero really helps with being able to change notes quickly!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

If you can't take lessons, which you should, Then just keep trying trying and one day you will be good!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Practice And more practice ! Go to a guitar shop & get a book on Beginning Guitar !. Learn your basic chord & strumming!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Is there a band teacher at your school that might be willing to help!? you could ask them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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i play guitar and i became good because i would set a goal and only play songs that i liked so i wouldn't loss my interestWww@QuestionHome@Com

Get a music book of songs you know and like!. Then Practice3Www@QuestionHome@Com

practice!.!.!.!.find a style you like and go with it!.!.!.!.im not very good with the fretboard !.!.!.!.but i know hundreds of chords!.!.!.!.!.!.!.dont give up!.!.!.!.!.

good luckWww@QuestionHome@Com