Information for beginners, on Buying, Selling, Building and Playing the Guitar

Discussion in 'Musicians' started by Shags, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. broccoli

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    I suggest you start with professional lessons to start. If you've learnt decent habits from the get-go, you don't have try to fix them later on. Otherwise, it's whatever suits the way you learn best. There's no one way for everyone.
     
  2. CrimsonScribe

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    I'd probably go with the Katana Air, or something priced between the Air & the Mini. How does the wireless setup work with the guitar? Do I need to buy another gadget (like what a stage performer would use) or is it included with the Katana?

    Completely understand that no two people learn the same way. Guess I was just looking for recommendations (if any) of online resources - similar to Drumeo (not that I've used it). Anyone able to recommend a good beginner guitar instructor / school in Melbourne's outer north (Reservoir, Epping and surrounds)? Or better yet, what is a good rate to pay for professional instruction? I haven't had a music lesson for about 30 years and my parents paid for those.
     
  3. broccoli

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    Looking it up, it seems that the transmitter comes with it. You'd plug the transmitter into the socket on the guitar, the amp will have a receiver. You can see a picture of the transmitter in place on here, but it wouldn't be like that on yours, it'd stick out the end (or wherever your jack is) https://www.kosmic.com.au/boss-katana-air Also, just double-check that your guitar is compatible if you decide you'd like that one, it seems that it won't work with some types https://www.boss.info/us/products/katana-air/

    I've got many that I've found helpful and bookmarked. There are a LOT of free resources on youtube. If you search for whatever you are wanting to tackle, you'll get a lot of options. There's a bloke called Justin, he goes by Justin Guitar on youtube. I like him and he's got some good info you can download off his own site, but he's just one of many that I've watched and found helpful.

    I don't know what the going rate is in Melbourne (or even here), I pay $50/hr.

    Obviously, I've no clue of anybody over there, but here are a couple of sites you can browse
    https://vmta.org.au/find-music-teacher-accompanist/
    https://www.musicteacher.com.au/directory/reservoir-vic/lessons/guitar/?order=distance
     
  4. Bold Eagle

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    It comes with it;
    https://www.bettermusic.com.au/boss-katana-air

    I dicked around for a couple of decades just jamming with mates on the w/e drinking and smoking and learnt to play some pretty decent dirty blues on the acoustic but I didn't really learn until I bought a copy of Classic Guitar Technique, Vol 1 by Aaron Shearer (originally published 1937);
    https://www.alfred.com/classic-guitar-technique-volume-1-third-edition/p/00-45293/
    It was not until I went anally retentive following that book from front to rear that I really developed technique and could then actually approach pieces like "Wish You Were Here", "Nothing Else Matters", Romanza, etc, etc and actually play them note for note.....

    I now play my acoustic on my left leg instead of right and the range I have with my chord arm makes a massive difference. Sadly I put it down during Uni. and have not applied the same discipline I did in those days and have forgotten a lot and need to revisit that work. I still have my faded and tattered copy here and would never sell it.
     
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