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For What It’s Worth (Take 2)

I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar, and I’m trying to learn a few simple songs. I’ve been practicing the chord changes for the Buffalo Springfield’s song For What It’s Worth this past week. Here, I’m really just focusing on the changes & the rhythm instead of trying to play the whole song. When I watch this, I can tell that I’m focusing on strumming the chords more evenly than last week’s Take 1. I still have a long way to go, but every week I hope I’ll get a little bit better. Please leave a comment if you have…

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For What It’s Worth (Take 1)

I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar. I only know three chords, and I’ve been practicing my chord changes and trying to play simple songs. This is my first attempt at playing For What It’s Worth by the Buffalo Springfield. I only tackled part of the song and left much of it out. Feel free to watch and laugh. As I watch this, I realize that I need to practice strumming evenly across the strings, and keeping time with my right hand. Rhythm has never been a strong point for me, so I’ll try in the future with a…

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Three Little Birds (Take 2)

I’m teaching myself to play the guitar. I’m learning how to play Three Little Birds by Bob Marley because it’s supposed to be a great 3 chord song for beginners. This is my second take on the song. This time, I didn’t use a metronome, and I realize that I need a lot more practice setting a steady rhythm with my right hand. I’m posting this (embarrassing) video because I want to document my learning process and track my progress over time. Hopefully, I will see slow improvement and will one day look back and laugh. If you have any…

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Three Little Birds (Take 1)

I’m learning the guitar, and this is my first attempt at playing a song. The following is my first take on Bob Marley’s famous song Three Little Birds. I’ve been told that Three Little Birds a great song for beginners because it’s only three chords and the strumming pattern is fairly straight forward. As you can see, I have a long way to go. I need to continue working on my right-hand rhythm while changing chords with my left. It feels like I’m trying to pat my head and rub my belly at the same time, but I’m gonna keep at…

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Learning Guitar: 1min Changes at 72bpm

I started teaching myself how to play the guitar about a month ago. I’ve been using JustinGuitar.Com and going through the first stages of his beginner’s course. I want to share my process of learning guitar because I’d like to connect with other people who are learning too. It took me about two weeks just to be able to hold the strings and form the chords. My fingers were killing me! Now, I have some callused fingers, so it doesn’t hurt nearly as bad. I’ve spent the past mont practicing my changes between chords. I’ve been setting a 60sec timer on my…

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