did anyone learn guitar by themself?

@JRYCHN (35)
July 15, 2009 10:30am CST
i been self taught guitar myself about 3 month now..i could play some easy song and i found out that it is hard for me to read tab. It is just look so complicated when i read it. Did you guys the same when reading tab? any tips on those self taught pro?
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@hemipwrd (39)
• United States
16 Jul 09
Learn how to move your fingers, practice moving your fingers up and down the fretboard while strumming. Learn your chords, learn your notes, and learn your scales. Ultimate-guitar.com is a great website to find music to play and free online guitar lessons. I've been playing guitar for about 5 years and am self taught. I can play mostly anything that I take the time to learn. Tabs are simple to read..let me try to help. You have 6 strings on you guitar. Here they are from top to bottom E A D G B E a tab will look like this E---------------------- B---------------------- G---------------------- D--------3------------- A-----2----2----------- E---1--------1--------- When looking at this, the bottom line is actually your top string on your guitar. so where there is a 1 you would place your finger on the top string first fret. Where there is a 2 you would place your finger on the second string, second fret. I hope this helped you out a little bit. If you have any other questions let me know and keep on learning, it takes lots of practice.