| submitted by /u/final_Crucible
Okay so my terminology is gonna be atrocious but please bare with me!
I got my hands on an electric guitar recently, an EC-50. I'm trying to teach myself the basics, and I've got some stuff down fine. I've decided to attempt something really basic with 'Smoke on the Water.' Problem is I've encountered the same problem I was encountering before, and have realised it isn't the guitar or the learning process, it's me.
When I have to press down the strings on a fret, I'm unable to do so lightly enough to make it do anything more than twang. When I move from the 3rd fret to the 6th, I get no difference whatsoever.
I've missed something, clearly. I'd really like some help with all of this because I'm lost and getting really bummed out about all of this, and hoping this isn't just me being unable to play guitar or something.
EDIT: I've got no idea how to search for tips for this online. I've tried all I can think of and I just keep getting links to random tips for frets, rather than what I'm actually after.
I received a handful of pictures from a guitar that's being built in my dad's shop. They are excited about how beautiful an aged alder body has turned out to be so I figured I'd share em with you guys.
If you want to read more about some guitars he's made: https://np.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/49x4t0/oc_after_10_years_my_dad_finally_launched_his/