Hello everyone, so short story;
My name is Francisco (Chico for short) and I’m 29 y/o, living in Portugal
I’ve been wanting to play the guitar, in particular the electric, since forever! I finally managed to buy a beginner’s bundle from Thomman, it included a Harley Benton ST-20HSS Standard, a cute little Harley Benton HB-10G amp and some other stuff.
Since I know nothing about guitar and I never had one in my hands, while I waited for my bundle to arrive I decided to look for online lessons and discovered JustinGuitar!
I’ve had my guitar for 2 days and just learned how to tune (I think it’s in tune!) and the first couple of chords (D and A?)
Currently practicing on moving between those 2 chords and working on getting past finger pain!
Hopefully in 2046 i’ll be able to play some of my favourite songs, such as Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd.
Thank you for taking the time to read and see you soon!
Welcome to the forum Chico. You can’t get any better lesson on the net than Justin’s
Hello and welcome to our community Chico.
The finger pain does take a few weeks to pass, so do stick with it and you have found the best place to learn the guitar.
Remember, have fun.
Guess you ment car’nt get better
And welcome Chico
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Hello Chico & Welcome!!!
When you mentioned the gear package you have, I’m wondering if you have any type of digital tuner? If you don’t, that would be a good idea for your next purchase! There are several different ways to tune up, but a digital tuner - either a clip on variety or even an app on a smartphone makes it relatively easy to get & keep your guitar in tune! There are a bunch of mnemonics for remembering the string names, one that Justin recommends is:
Hope this helps!!!
Hi Chico, nice to meet you. Good luck with your guitar learning journey. Stick with it and I’m sure Justin will have you playing songs way before 2046.
Welcome here and I wish you a lot of fun
Welcome Choco! You’ve found a great place to learn. Wish you lots of fun with exploring the new gear!
Welcome Chico, Nice to have you onboard.
Enjoy your new gear and the new journey
Welcome! And +1 on you getting onto exciting pieces well before 2026. Have a great time getting to know your new gear. Wish you the best as you start up with the classes on Justin Guitar.
Hey Chico, welcome to the community. Look forward to hearing more from you
Francisco that’s fun to say ! “Francisco “
Welcome Francisco that is a line out of my favorite movie.
Welcome Chico. You are in the right place to learn.
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
Still trying to improve moving between the first 2 chords i’ve learned. Finger pain still a issue, but with small pauses in between practices chord changes makes it easier to support the pain.
Having a blast so far
It may take to 2046 for both of us to do the Gilmore solos, but trust me, you’ll have the tools to do the rhythm within the next few months. I’m working on that now.
Bm, A, G, Em, D, C and a little work on strumming and you’ll be able to at least amaze yourself at how it will sound. It is attainable Chico! Sooner than you may think. You’ll have all the open chords with the exception of the Bm barr chord by the end of Beginner Grade 1.
Also included in the Justin Lessons and Songs Android application. Or by using the Tabs feature on the web site. Both are great subscriptions and help a lot!