Thank you Kirk!
I had not found the Uncle Mark videos, I am loving the way he explains the "behind the scenes" information!
I am on lunch but now I want to be home so I can practice!!!
Get on over to YouTube & subscribe to Shane Speals channel, he puts out videos once a week & starts from a beginner lesson on down to advanced playing. But really, just keep playing & lots of it,that’s how you get better. It doesn’t happen overnight & that’s alright bcuz we’re just trying to have fun & build some guitars. Cheers
Oh I am already there with Shane's !!! I just wish I could get them in some sort of correct order!! Similar to what I said in the original post.. Start with this one, then move to that video and so on.
I seem to find them in a very hit an miss order.
His videos have been my primary source of learning so far!
You can learn not only to improve but how to improvise as well. All you need is a recording program (DAW). Your computer may already have a way to record sound. If not Audacity is free.
Tune your guitar up and record yourself strumming the open G cord. A few minutes long.
Playback your recording loud enough for you to hear both it and your guitar. Use your slide to find a note that sounds good with that chord. Keep playing that single note over your recorded chord till you remember where it's at on the neck. Now do the same and find two more notes. Once you get comfortable with all three turn the recording off.
To play first hit your open G chord. Then those three notes 1 2 3 4. Once you get comfortable with this change the order of the notes around. Then change when you play the open G chord. Try note, chord, note note.
Try finding two notes you can play together over the open G chord. Remember you can use all three strings. Mix this up with single notes and the open G.
Once you get confident with this try it with chords you create using your slide. Say you want to play the 1, 3, 5 progression. Recored yourself playing the 3 and find your notes. Then do the same for 5.
Have you looked over at CBG Tabs group? I posted several beginner level tabs years back. All I could say is just keep playing & if a video lesson is too hard for you, pick an easier one & circle back when you’re ready. Everybody’s been there, I almost gave up several times when I was just starting,on count of my fat short fingers. Just keep forging ahead, you’ll get it. Also have you looked at Kenny Lee Burgess? He’s got a few CBG how to series. Good luck & stay positive & keep it easy
Search for lessons by Gittys own Glen Watt. He has some easier ones.
To get started I'd suggest Gdg tuning and a slide and worry about tablature later.
Easy first song is Bad to the bone. One strum each - 5th fret, open, 3rd, open, then slide to the 12th. Repeat without the 12th fret during the verses.
Yes, Mr. Watt has some great videos on playing & building. He’s also got song tabs on his site
I just wanted to say "Thank you!" I have been checking these resources out and I am developing a few good practice routines based off of what I have found thanks to you guys!
The help is greatly appreciated and if you have any more advice, I would Love to hear it!
Good to hear, keep on strumming!