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I Am Learning Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 141 People

    I Play The Piano But I Wanted To Learn How To Play The Guitar, Such A Beautiful Instrument :)

    I've been learning for about a month (self-instructive (sp)) with a really cool website but I don't know if I can post it here. Very coherent classes, and the guy is great. I'm learning pretty fast (I wish to believe that, haha), got a lot of chords down, learning how to read tab...
    isuckateverything isuckateverything 31-35, F Jan 22, 2010

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    Weirdly Inspiring

    They had an acoustic guitar on display today at a Costco... I went up and strummed it a little as it laid. I was going to pick it up but was embarrassed because what if someone saw me? I'm still learning after all. I didn't want to even pretend I knew what I was doing. I came...
    theroadtohello theroadtohello 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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    Try Again

    I first bought myself a guitar over 30 years ago. Back then I learned the basics and even joined a band which, looking back, was poor to say the least. The problem is I never really knuckled down to learn it properly, preferring just to bash out some chords and riffs without much...
    mountaincat99 mountaincat99 56-60, M Aug 21, 2012

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    Ole Rocker

    ilove rock & heavy metal so now at the age of 59 iam learning to play guitar so i can rock a long
    bloke bloke 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    Schecter C1

    Schecter c1 series The Schecter c1 series took the world of guitar by storm a few years ago. Schecter is a very diverse brand producing such guitars as the schecter 7 and hellraiser. How does the schecter c1 series match up to other guitars? Check the review below to see some of...
    schecterc1 schecterc1 31-35 Nov 26, 2009

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    Its Been A Dream My Whole Life.

    I just never pursued it, along with all my other dreams i never pursue. But this one i just had to. I write songs and i was getting pissed that you cant really do much with a violin in the background for a song so i figured i need to learn guitar because im not that fancy on the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 21, 2012

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    I have just learned to play 2 cords on my

    guitar by watching youtube videos
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M Aug 20, 2014

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    I Play The Piano But I Wanted To Learn How To Play The Guitar, Such A Beautiful Instrument :)

    I've been learning for about a month (self-instructive (sp)) with a really cool website but I don't know if I can post it here. Very coherent classes, and the guy is great. I'm learning pretty fast (I wish to believe that, haha), got a lot of chords down, learning how to read tab...
    isuckateverything isuckateverything 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Beat That Guitar Hero. :p

    I don’t play as often as I would like, but I am not that bad. I mean I can’t win any awards, but I do alright. I know a couple songs, but you don’t want me singing to them. One of my favorites is Yesterday – Beatles. I am really good at that one and I love...
    slacker slacker 26-30, M Feb 12, 2008

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    Better Late Than Never

    Just  turned 40 and am attempting to play guitar again.  I've owned a "lefty" Fender F35 for about 13 years and it's been over in the corner for way too long.  Last time I attempted, Youtube didn't even exist so now there is a whole lot more lessons out there to try.   
    carsonky carsonky 36-40, M Feb 20, 2011

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    I'M Having Troubles

    1 1 3 3 1 0 I cant figure out how to place my fingers
    twitchy156 twitchy156 18-21 Apr 7, 2013

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    After Eight Years, I'm Still Learning.

    I've been playing the guitar for eight years now. I play a lot of rock, thrash metal and black metal. I am rather good at playing rhythmn but I can't seem to get my head around lead. Are there any tips that could help me? I would appreciate it very much.
    Bradherman91 Bradherman91 18-21, M 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    F, A, D And G

    Yeah, im learning, im lucky to get lessons from a young talented lover theese days, I adore him, and his hands when he stroke his electric guitar, lost in his own world, so impressive how his rough strong hands can play such sweet sounds off peace <3 Anyway, Over the years...
    diva79 diva79 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2011

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    My Washburn Idol Guitar

    6 months have passed and I've learnt 10 songs, mastered pinch harmonics, tapping, and can get by with bends and vibrato.   This guitar has such a low action, that playing fast metal riffs becomes pure joy!   Now that I have the guitar, and the music theory, it...
    Beats69 Beats69 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    Learning

    I've been learning to play for awhile now, though I get so busy between school and work there have been months at a time where I don't pick up my guitar. Now that I have a little free time with school off I'd like to pick it up again, I only know a few songs, and have trouble...
    TheMarlboroMan07 TheMarlboroMan07 26-30, M Jul 9, 2013

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    Well, Sorta...

    i bought one .. i have practiced a bit, but it's been on and off for me and lately i just don't really feel like doing anything ... i am so drained and tired ...
    Overload Overload 26-30, M 7 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    Learning Guitar

    Learning guitar,Havin' a ball,A whale of a time,Electric guitar,So much fun,Blaring people out,Love the look,On their faces,As they get up to leave!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 11, 2012

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    Trying To Learn On A Dirt Cheap Guitar, How Crazy Is That??!!

    So I always wanted to learn guitar,but never had the courage to buy one. Recently I saw a good looking 30$ acoustic guitar with a nice black finish,I thought what the hell so I bought it , tuned it and I'm now actually practicing with it. The strings are bad and need replacing...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 3 Responses May 1, 2013

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    Getting To Carnegie Hall

    I have tried learning the guitar 3 times now. Just starting number 3. My problem is that I start practicing enough to finally start getting some callouses so it doesn't hurt to play and then something pulls me away from regular practicing. First it was school. The second time it...
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M Aug 31, 2010

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    I decided that I'd teach myself how to play the

    guitar a little over a year ago and have found it fun, challenging, and therapeutic at times. I just zone out and focus on making my guitar sing. It's an Ibanez acoustic. I'm finding that practicing on a regular basis, considering the many other things in my life, takes some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    Learning Guitar

    I've been playing guitar for six months and though it's coming along slowly I love it. Focusing on learning to play the blues but there are so many different styles that I want to learn RIGHT NOW!!! Oh well better I just give it time :)
    Mizz360 Mizz360 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    Taking It Up Again

    I took lessons so many years ago. I learned the most basic chords, but not yet a song. I did not keep my guitars from back then, but I found one at a garage sale last summer and bought it for $40. It's a solid dark mahogany color acoustic. I played it again for a few times...
    fairine fairine 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    I Am And I Am Loving It

    I picked up a Fender Squier about a month ago and am trying to teach myself to play. So far I am loving it! I wish I had gotten a guitar sooner!
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    6 Days In.

    Tomorrow is my second lesson. I was told I was doing really well for a first lesson, so my instructor circled some extra chords for me to practice.I've been working on them, and strumming a couple little tunes a million times, and some little exercise I was shown to do.I wonder...
    ChesterBSchizoid ChesterBSchizoid 26-30 Sep 23, 2012

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    Learning At 49!

    My 49th birthday is in two weeks - in the fall I took a Community Ed Guitar class - 6 basic lessons.  For Christmas I received a month of lessons - i actually am catching on - i know some chords and am working on learning to read notes - with absolutely no musical background...
    tamic tamic 46-50 Jan 12, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Relatively new to guitar, been playing for just over a year now - any tips from any pros/experienced players out there? What were you like when you first started out? Anyone here...
    logix92 logix92 22-25, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I haven't played in a while, but I write a lot of songs and I think I'm going to start up again.
    Simone423 Simone423 13-15 11 hrs ago

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    I'm probably living out the worst case scenario for someone who has this disorder. Long story short, I was diagnosed 2 years ago at age 25 right before everything fell apart. I...
    Katiebug06 Katiebug06 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I started playing young. My dad taught me and I loved it. I was able to play in the jazz band at my school because I had prior experience. I've learned bass, ukulele and electric...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been two weeks since I've played the guitar, and honestly, I think I've been having withdrawals. Sometimes I'm just subconsciously playing air guitar. Hopefully it will stop...
    mattinsula mattinsula 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want a guitar so I can sing and play my own music I've played the piano since I was 4 and a half
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to play guitar for about 2-3 years when I was younger. I really liked playing it but from issues that had occurred to me.. I couldn't play no more... Now my guitar is away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I want to learn how to play so bad. I got a guitar for Christmas and I tried learning through YouTube but after awhile I gave up and I think it would be better if someone was there...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've learned a lot about the 1900s and it felt uneasy for me learning about their hardships back then in their lifetime. What do most of you think of that century?
    REA875 REA875 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    In order to find peace in the future I need to let go of the hurt of the past. My ex's were far from perfect but I'm to blame. I made poor choices. I didn't wait for God to lead me...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F a week ago

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    I've loved music as far back as I can remember. As a child, I would always have the record player on, before I could read the labels! I participated in the public school music...
    vesuvius464 vesuvius464 51-55, M a week ago

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    I would travel the world for the rest of my life if I could. I love meeting new people, trying new foods, learning new languages and experiencing different cultures.
    SouthernBelle14 SouthernBelle14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Hallo! I'm learning German and i would like to discover German culture as well. I would love to have friends (Germans or anyone who can speak German) for pen pals to help me...
    vhh1996 vhh1996 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I've just started so far I know some basic stuff the alphabet, colors, greetings, common questions and phrases. Right now I'm just watching videos and trying to learn a little more...
    Amani7 Amani7 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    the best part of playing the guitar is I can make up random songs with it
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    guitar so Gucci heh bbbccthh
    ussrnameh ussrnameh 22-25, T Jul 16

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    This is what you get when you practice on your guitar for too long. Guess I can even scare off kids with these fingers.
    arcticmonsters arcticmonsters 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 15

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    I love gettin up early when everything is quiet and strumming a little on the guitar. One of the moments in the day that make me happy
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Stricagnoli's sharp, jagged strumming is my venting channel today. And Spencer Elliot's music-making is absolutely awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5d8nXAngw&list...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 12

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