Saturday, February 12, 2011

My first time........................................ Playing guitar that is

Alright get your head out of the gutter i'm not talking about the day i lost my virginity i really don't feel like embarrassing myself, not this early in the morning anyway lol.

So it was way back in December of 2004

I finished my last day of classes before the Christmas holidays, i packed my bags and drove 5 hours all the way back to my hometown to visit my dad and all my friends.  After dropping all my stuff off at my dads place, i went walking over to one of my good friends house to see if there were any parties going on

Well there was a party that night.  Over at his house

Guess there were around 10-20 people over, had a few drinks and played a lot of foosball.  Guess my friend had gotten a foosball table as a christmas present, it got used quite a bit over the nite.  Got my ass kicked a bunch of times, was still a rookie at the game just a couple months before i started going to the college bar to play a bunch during lunch hour.  Fun times.

So after a bunch of people left and it was just four of us.  One of my friends picks up a guitar that was in the corner of the room told me he had bought it just a couple of months ago because he wanted to learn how to play.

So he played a simple guitar line from a song.  I thought that was pretty awesome so i asked if i could try it out.  Well i was an embarrassment trying to figure out the line starting out, today i could put my guitar behind my back and play it with ease.  But it really interested me a lot and i was ready to learn some other song intros.  So my buddy pulled up a website and showed me how to read tableture.  Pretty easy stuff.  The next 2 days before i went back to the city i went over to play some more, i was really that into it :-).  A month later i finally bought my first guitar.  Buddy of mine from college was trying to sell his old one.  So for 200 bucks i got an electric with an amplifier.  Not too bad for a first guitar i suppose.

So thats my story of the first time i picked up a guitar and started playing.  As for the first guitar tune i learned, i'll share it with all of you, i'm sure all the Grunge fans will know this riff

e-------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A--------------0-----0--------------2--------2----
E--0--0--1--2-----2-----2--2--1--0-----0--0-------

i'm sure your all pulling your guitars out to play this one.  Have fun playing :-)

30 comments:

  1. im always so shit at tabs i have to learn by ear

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  2. I also have to learn by ear. I find it much easier.

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  3. Tabs are great, I've learned many songs that way. It doesn't help much with rhythms so you do have to learn how to play something "by ear" and use the tabs to supplement.

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  4. Tabs always confuse me also but I'll get use to it one day.

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  5. I don't learn by either because I suck at guitar

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  6. It's best to use both so you have an understanding of both. I've played for 6 years. Good luck man!

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  7. Not got a guitar but I can imagine the notes played

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  8. I can't make my fingers do chords yet and I've been playing for a year...not to mention palsy has left my right hand crippled and awkward with a pick...

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  9. I learned to play guitar last year. Its truly a blast.

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  10. omg, nostalgia. i learned that song so many years ago :D

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  11. nice dude...i tried to play guitar but i quit because its boring

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  12. playing guitar is an amazing passtime

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  13. The first time I playe a guitar was when I was 6, It didnt sound too well, but my dad said he loved it.

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  14. I really want to learn guitar but I'm too lazy :<

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  15. Im a HUGE fan of Guitar Hero. Lol does that count?

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  16. I like using Guitar Pro, you get tabs set out in the right rhythm, tab on its own can get confusing.

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  17. i've been using guitar prop for about 3 years to, its a pretty awesome program

    lately i've been getting my tabs out of the guitar world magazine and lots of lessons DVD's

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  18. check youtube. ive learned to play by several teachers on there.

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  19. This is a great tab, thanks for getting me back into playing guitar.

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  20. Haha Foosball isn't ever as entertaining as when you've had a few drinks in you. You just get so into it! Ah and I remember my first guitar tablature. I looked at it and said 'what the hell is that' X]

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  21. Wish I had the drive to learn to play an instrument.

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  22. I'm still learning how to play guitar, i'm getting better tho. Nice hearing about your first time.... playing guitar. lolz

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  23. Hmmm, I might have to learn guitar one day, it seems pretty cool.

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  24. amazing stuff. goes to show there's a first time for everything

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  25. yep thats right,

    starting out i found lots of Nirvana and Green Day tunes were easy ones to learn

    good practice for power chords

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