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Paul Strojan

 

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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 5:14 pm    
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I am looking for some advice taking the training wheels and begin playing without having to rely on tablature.
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Bill McCloskey

 

Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 5:23 pm    
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Music theory and learning to read music is the ticket.
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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 5:36 pm    
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Develop your ears. Play along with records, YouTube, radio, whatever you choose. But develop your ears to learn melodies and simple chord changes.
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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 5:57 pm    
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I found sticking with one tuning (even though I still play around with several) as a primary helped me get more to that natural know-your-way-around-the-fretboard feel I have (and many of us have) in good old EADGBE. I can play tunes in B11, open G, and others, but C6 or C13 feels like home. And that's a good base platform to start developing improvisational skills and just picking out melodies (that's a lot harder to do if you don't have a sense for where the notes are on adjacent strings).
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Allan Revich


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 5:58 pm     Re: Moving beyond tab
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Paul Strojan wrote:
I am looking for some advice taking the training wheels and begin playing without having to rely on tablature.


You have two suggested routes now! Reading + Theory & Playing Along with recordings

My “vote” goes mostly to practice with other musicians a la Mike Neer. Of course a little theory never hurt anyone!
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Bill McCloskey

 

Post  Posted 9 Jun 2020 7:25 pm    
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Both suggestions aren’t mutually exclusive. 😎
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