I notice (for Starling’s benefit) that the player (Reg, I assume?) manages the C chord in at least two different ways according to his needs and whims. One is to build the C in the standard fashion, and the other is just to move the two fingers at the “low” end of the G up a string (makes the low C notes, and stays away from the high strings (and the low E string that is now open) if the player feels it fits the mood) and then back to the G.

There are many ways to skin a cat.


I actually play both versions of C as well. The transition is so much easier.


Hey Reggie…why do you call me “Darla Starling”? Blood Slave fan or something else?


Just wanted to give you encouragement. I didn’t pick up a guitar until I was already kinda older. Been plucking at it for about 20 years now. It’s therapy for me.

And the Rabbit’s right. When you play every day, after a time your fingers will just “know” where to go to get the sound you’re looking for. The shapes, the patterns, the rote scales are all well and good, but it’s the playing of it that lets the muse find you.

Oh, and I don’t know what Blood Slave is, but Darla Starling just seems to fit you. I shall call you Darla from now on.


Reg, Normus, Billdo, anytime you all want to put up a youtube with tips or tricks or whatever, I would also be interested. Up to you, of course


One more for the Rabbit. I know every player like to see the fingering action.




just go to any tab site


Thank you for the encouragement! I really appreciate it.

I have been playing every day and I have already noticed I can make chords much easier. I need to practise scales a lot more but I have been doing that as well.

You are welcome to call me Darla all you like. I don’t know why you call me that, but that’s part of the fun right?


Learn this scale 2:00 to 2:50, what he’s playing is a B major scale, the root note is the starting note, if you take that same shape and then play it in A you’re in A major etc. Use your pinky.


Nice pickin’ guy, Thanks for sharing your vids Regular.



That’s what pretty dazzling playing.


Heh, that little harmonics thing he did at 1:05 (and again at the end) was pretty slick.


Signs of a mis-spent youth?




Here we have a 14 year old girl and a grandma playing Santana.



That’s some crazy fast playing!


How long do you think a beginner should practise for every day?