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Question: How did you first learn to play the guitar!? And!.!.!.!?
My sister is teaching me how to play the guitar!. She learned from uh, "tabs" i think it's called!. Uh, but there's another way too!.
I was just wondering about everyone else who plays!.!. how did you first learn how to play!? Did you use tabs (i'm not sure if that's what it's called, but i'm kinda positive, correct me if i'm wrong lol) or did you learn from the books!.!. as in, note by note!.!.!.!.!.!. like, on a staff i guess!. Kinda how you would play other instruments like clarinet and flute!.

and also, my other question - which one's better!? Or easier!? I'm not looking to play boring songs, more as in playing paramore, jason mraz - electric guitar played on an aucustic (since i only have that at this moment lol) So which would be better for those kinda things!?

uh, i think that's it!.!. lolWww@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
I am mostly self taught, I started from books for beginners, and learning chords, I took a class later on in college!. Tab was not very popular when I started, and Sheet music was expensive, and hard to find for the songs I wanted to play, so I would listen to records and tapes, and try to play what I heard!. I don't use staff notation very much, Tabs are easier to find and cheaper!. Notation is a good thing to learn because it give you the time signature that Tabs lack!.
Think about what you want out of your playing, if you just want to play songs for your own pleasure, or be in a rock band Tabs are fine, if you want to be a Professional musician, get lessons!.

Here are a couple of sites that can help out!.



I learnt by tabs and chords at first, then I started to learn more by playing along to my CDs!. Started with my Ramones CDs, then the Misfits and I eventually played to the Clash!. I now practise to Dead Kennedys!. I find practising while hearing other instruments is the best way to learn, especially if you play in a band or plan on playing in a band!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

lmao, learning from tabs is completly useless!. imagine this!. you would for the rest of your life be able to talk to others, but you would give up the ability to read and write!. would you really want to live a life like that!? make your future life easier (and think about how u wud like other guitarists to respect you) and go take lessons or learn how to read notation!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I had guitar lessons for about 3 months before I quit!. I learned stuff that is needed like how to read music and find them on the fret board!. Basic cords, how to change strings!. I started on the book!. I quit because I felt I could do a lot more than what was in that book!. I made a good decision!. You should learn how to read music if you don't already know!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I take lessons, and I learned the basic chords first!. You can learn by tab yes, but knowing how to read chord diagrams is important!. To me, tab comes AFTER you learn the basics and have chords down!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

i learned off the internet and various books
and yes, i use tabs
its a lot easier than learning how to read notes and finding them on the fretboard!.Www@QuestionHome@Com