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(Message started by: tkc1989 on Oct 29th, 2006, 3:36am)

Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by tkc1989 on Oct 29th, 2006, 3:36am
If your just starting out you should probably get an acoustic, I know a lot of people just dive in with an electric but I think once you've mastered acoustic you'll find electric so much easier. But if you want one that'll sound good acoustic and through an amp I'd get an electro-acoustic, not sure what ones they've got going over in the US but I'm sure there'll be some that aren't that expensive. :) Hope that helps.

Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by tkc1989 on Nov 8th, 2006, 5:01pm
Better Days, Iris, Black Balloon, Without You Here...a lot of the songs are actually pretty easy! lol

Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by Christian on Dec 6th, 2006, 4:05pm
There are some here.

I haven't checked out all of the LLI tabs that have been submitted, but they seem decent. The Can't Let It Go one is pretty good in my opinion.

Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by jetskiters on Dec 12th, 2006, 11:25pm
i think slide is in standard tuning... and it's pretty easy to play.. try it one time! i think GALB is too...

i'm trying to learn how to play goo songs too but yeah, it's such a pain to tune the guitar everytime!

Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by Heather on Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:17pm
I totally agree. Get an acoustic and dude don't get a 4000.00 dollar one and dont get a cheap one either.  
You want one that stays in tune and made sure where you get it from they adjust the neck for you.
Cause if you don't know what your doing, you can  worpe the neck.

Also with IRIS, If you don't want to tune it, try using a Capo on the 7th fret.  and  Mess with it. I think the chords are E minor and G for starting out.
Its probably going to be hard as hell but remember you canuse a capo if you dont want to tune. it's just hard on some songs


Title: Re: Starting Out
Post by jfbrown42 on Apr 15th, 2007, 2:36pm
If you're a big fan of the newer Goo Goo Dolls sound, you probably want an acoustic guitar. Here are some companies that make inexpensive ($150 - $300) acoustic guitars: Squier, Fender, Yamaha, Epiphone. Sorry, you won't find the kind of guitars Johnny plays (Guild, Taylor) in that price range.

If you like the harder, more rocking sound, get an electric guitar. They are easier on the fingers because the "action" is lower so they are easier to learn on I think. You won't really find any solid-body electrics with a good acoustic (unplugged) sound too, so you'll need to get an amp. You can always get the amp later after you learn how to play.

In terms of songs, I think "Slide" is pretty easy. You can play it with all open chords. I'm working on "What a Scene"  now. It uses barre chords, so it's a little more advanced. "Name" uses an alternate tuning (requires retuning unless you have spare guitars lying around) and "Acoustic #3" is fingerpicked, so they are harder to play (for me anyway).

Good luck and have fun with it!  

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