I must say I disagree on certain points, First of all, there is no sense in learning dull exersizes if it demotivates you and the aquired techniques aren't required to play the music you want to anyway.
Like Kolakube says, he wants to play some 60's/80's pop tunes, why bother spending time learning incredibly complex arpeggio's if the Aha song he wants to play doesn't need that?
btw, Arpeggio means "like a harp" not broken chord and refers to how to play the given chord.
being autodidactic bass, guitar and violin player and well knowing my way around a keyboard, I also think you're falling short on how hard learning a guitar is. It is not any easier then any other instrument to master and actually you were talking about easy forms...I can well remember I had no problem striking a bunch of chords the first time I played a keyboard, just by remembering the shapes, the first time I tried striking a chord on the guitar I was breaking my fingers just to hold them longer for 3 secs. Also I don't see someone just as easily play 7 different scales on a guitar compared to just touching the white keys on a keyboard.
I certainly don't mean to be offensive, but your view on the learning curve for playing guitar is oversimplified.
Really,just start with a few song you like playing, needless to say first pick a few easy ones. If you don't know how to play or can't find the chords or it I'd gladly help to get these for you.
I am completely certain it will be more gratifying and motivating then playing endless exersizes and dull classic songs.
edit; Have a look at this method; http://www.allmusicmethods.com/electronic_keyboard.aspx
it looks very simple, but makes it very easy to read and learn the chords and melody of songs (enough 80's material available too) once you get the chords and melody, you can start on how play the chords fingerwise.
btw, fiddling around and not playing exactly how it's supposed to be is called "improvisation" Very learnful!
who is Kees and why is he so special?
Edited by Vlaaing Peerd (23/06/10 08:05 AM)