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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response May 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Relearning..

    I use to play and I was good but because of stuff going on in my life I had to stop and focus on other things. I'm teaching myself during my free time and I'm getting better every time, I'm also taking the guitar course at my school next semester so I'll have more time to...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F Oct 17, 2013

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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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    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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    I'M Having Troubles

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

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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 1 Response Sep 21, 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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    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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    I started learning guitar

    when I was in primary school and I became quite good at it for my age. I was getting lessons from my music teacher and trying my hardest at it because I really wanted to be good at it. Soon after I started, I moved schools and there was no one to teach me anymore, I was so...
    Isabella295 Isabella295 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    Related Experiences

    Bought a guitar yesterday. It's a fender acoustic guitar. Later, I will save some money for a Gibson guitar! Learning some chords, it will be fun to learn to play an instrument...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been trying to teach myself how to play for the past 7 years and still have a long way to go before I can fulfill one of my life's goals to become part of a band. Would like...
    kchondo90 kchondo90 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Oh guitars they are just awesome. I love just playing/learning songs. My favorite is my electric guitar which I have played for about 12 years! Long Time!!!
    lucygreen362 lucygreen362 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm learning Bass and want to meet a guy that enjoys playing guitar and likes the same music as I do 😘
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F Jul 18

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate. *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    More like learning because I'm just a beginner and teaching myself.. But I really enjoy it. And i want to learn more!
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I own 12 acoustic guitars. Every one has a purpose and not one is the same. It's taken several years to get what I have and I plan on keeping them. I need to get a good archtop...
    mymartind35 mymartind35 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am learning how to play. I'm doing good being self taught. I will get lessons soon though.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I do, I really do! I love both of them! Well... Three I guess..... I don't know but I love them. Opal (my first guitar) is a plain acoustic and she's amazing but azul (my second...
    Stormymusic599 Stormymusic599 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I want to learn how to play an acoustic guitar. I don't know anything about guitars, but I have done some research and finally settled on a guitar. I'm excited to purchase it and...
    jennied08 jennied08 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love my guitars. My main guitar is my Schecter Hellraiser. Seymour Duncan SH8 Invaders: Neck & Bridge Schaller Straplocks Grover machine heads This is my main bad boy to play
    JerkSkerington JerkSkerington 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I don't play guitar but I sing in a band. I always have problems communicating with any guitarists.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I love my guitar. I know it's a basic looking guitar, but it sounds amazing. A Epiphone Les Paul 100 Starburst. Along with a BOSS ME-80, great combo.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I took an interest in guitar about 2 years ago. Now, ever since last year, my uncle teaches me how to play since he knows how. I've learned a lot from him and I'm hoping to one day...
    basketballislife15 basketballislife15 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jarle Olsen - unbelievably beautiful and talented man with his handsome guitar. -- I have chatted with him once and it was fun talking to him about music, life, and life in...
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I started when I was about 10 cuz my dad brought a sun burst fender strat (relic) he still has it it looks so cool and beaten up. I would always like to hold it but I couldn't play...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not in school stuff but valued traits like leadership & loyalty. I love learning about how too connect with people and how to be an amazing gf or just to get guys easily. I love...
    jketdancer jketdancer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've been without my guitar now in 3 weeks... My heart is breaking. I need to play.
    Sparklyjuly Sparklyjuly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I play the guitar, and I've been playing it for about four years! I'm pretty proud of myself.
    PartyingWithEllie PartyingWithEllie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    pretty amazing how you connect your soul and feelings to the guitar and show it on how you play every song.
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    and ukulele but because I'm so busy with work, I've been abandoning music :( I wish I was a natural so I could just pick up a guitar and play whatever song comes to mind
    faith9 faith9 31-35, F Jul 6

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    Some of the best riffs I've ever heard were from a friend of mine as we had a jam session. We were both high and he started playing his Gibson, so I go to my house and quickly...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I like playing guitar. And writing poetry and lyrics etc.
    mike23jaguar mike23jaguar 22-25, M Jul 9

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    People often make the words Education and Learning as synonyms but I feel that there is a huge difference among them. The society teaches us that once you have a degree in your...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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