Originally Posted by Kamalayka
I strongly recommend developing your ears. AVOID TABS LIKE THE PLAGUE! I would sit, sometimes for hours, just listening to my CDs and transcribing the songs, and now I can hear just about any lick or riff and repeat almost effortlessly on the guitar. It may seem hard at first, but I assure you, if you practice
, it'll get easier.
P.S. Randy Rhoads rules!
Oh, and if you'd prefer a guitarist of Japanese descent, check out Jake E. on Youtube.
I prefer playing by ear as well ;D. My guitar play is not very good, but I can manage to know WHAT to play at least