Beginners | Andy Guitar Talk

Get help from Andy and fellow online learners for anything to do with getting started on guitar or any questions regarding Andy's Beginners Course lessons!

How did you choose your guitar(s)?

I'm interested in how people chose their guitars. Did you use reviews, go on looks or the model used by a particular performer, try it out in a shop, or something else? I bought my first acoustic based on online reviews of reasonable beginner's guita...

Dennis

Great tutorial and content. I've signed up and purchased several books and will buy more as I progress.  Em7 chord. Very minor comment on the book, page 69. Unclear if the strum starts from the thickest string or the A string. No circle or cross to ...

Newbie here, Hello from Manchester

Hi all, I am at intermediate level and I have been playing and learning on YouTube with Andy’s channel. I currently have a Tiger acoustic and a rare Gibson Epiphone Les Paul in cherry sunburst with tiger stripe running through. (which was a gift fr...

Maintain Chord Shapes In The Air

Hello,   To improve chord changes, several lessons recommend forming the chord shape before pressing down, or for practice, lifting the formed chord off the strings, holding, and then pressing back down.  This has been a big help to me.     On s...

Improve Picking Accuracy

Hi Andy,   I have done your Improver course and am now working through your Intermediate course.  Both have been very helpful to me.  Thank you!   I'm writing to ask if you have any recommended exercises or courses for improving picking accuracy....

Total Beginner looking at chord sheets

I'm still at the absolute beginner stage, although I'm getting on well with Level2 lessons, I'm still on Level1 songs. I was struggling with U2's When Love Comes To Town, so I stepped back to Love Me Do. In the video, at about 7:04 you say the chor...

Use of capo with harmonica

Thanks for setting up this way of communication, Andy. It's awful how Facebook rules destroyed such a well working community just like that. As I want to combine guitar playing with harmonica (mouth organ), I would like to hear/read/see some general ...

Start Stop

One issue of mine,is that i tent to start a song and get to a tricky bit normally a fast cord change or a barre cord and not finish the whole song. So  I have lots of tunes but cant play them all the way through, I do come back to them and try the b...

Strings and string noise/ screech!

Here's a message from a student and my response, hopefully helps some of your guys out!  GrahamHi Andy, I really enjoy the lessons. I am still very much a beginner, still at the guitar tormenting stage. As I have hands very much modeled on bunches o...