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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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 18-21, F Oct 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    About 11 years ago, I bought an Ovation guitar. I tried learning how to play it while I was on business trips and had nothing better to do in the hotel room. I didn't get very...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 51-55, M Feb 10

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    I'm playing acoustic guitar since past 2 years but my voice is too harsh for singing. So I stopped playing guitar & started to loose my interest. but because I miss playing guitar...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31

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    I just got a guitar! I can't wait to start playing it and learning by videos LOL 😁
    Joedog20 Joedog20 18-21, M Feb 17

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    which you think is best way to learn guitar? self learning (videos) or teacher?
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I have played guitar for 4 years. I love it. Especially playing the electric guitar because I NEED distortion :P. I have an ESP/LTD Ec-256. It's a beautiful honey burst with a...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I played guitar since I was in 5th grade. The guitar is not even mine, its my sister's guitar. I stop playing guitar every year because I was lazy and sometimes busy. I played so...
    Jordan112798 Jordan112798 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    im currently learning how to play 'When you can't sleep at night' By :Of Mice&Men , acoustically /.^
    MissEvon MissEvon 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I found myself in a bit of a rut with the guitar playing recently. For a long time now I've been mostly a solo acoustic player. So I've mixed it up... set up my electric...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Travel Tips by Balmoral International Group - Luxembourg Travel & Tours Starting to learn a new language can feel overwhelming. There seems to be so little you know and so much...
    balmoralintgroup balmoralintgroup 26-30, F Feb 11

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    I am a Virgo but don't feel like a typical one because I love exploring new horizons, I get bored with routine but then I yearn it, I'm impatient, I can be blunt and abrasive, I...
    CosmicPrincess CosmicPrincess 26-30, F Feb 17

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    I am pretty new to the bass. I played guitar for 4 years before picking it up about 4 months ago. Despite it being my first bass I got a really nice one: an LTD Vintage 214. The...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I would really like to be able to sit down and know how to play an instrument. I played piano for a year but didn't really like it. There's a band at my school but I never joined...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I learned kryptonite on my electric guitar. I'm not the best at it, but I'm working on improving it. :-)
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    I'm learning Dutch. it's going pretty good. anyone else learning dutch?
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    And this is one of the reasons of my being here. I'm Russian and this is my first language. I was very bad at English till the 9th grade in school. And I even had no intention to...
    Tourion Tourion 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I want to go to Paris!! Just started learning some phrases. Trying to learn a bit on my own through some websites. If there is anyone out there that would like to send me a...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F Jan 27

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    I'm on the brink of falling in love but holding back. For good reason too. And it's not uncomfortable at all. Everything seems to make perfect sense. Getting to know him and enjoy...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Hard when you realize at 34 that you haven't finished growing up . Maybe we never do . It's all practice , messing up , then saying sorry , learning from mistakes , then repeating...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F Jan 29

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    [Post 1] Hello i'm from Brazil, i'm 16 and i've studied english since i was 11. Although Brazil be a big country and have a great economy, the english learning is not a priority of...
    Mrenrisco Mrenrisco 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I love learning new things, I don't care if its weird just as long as it catches my interest. Same goes with people.
    MynameisSei MynameisSei 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I finally got to a point in my life that I know what I like, what I don't and how I want to live my life. I won't lie it hurts to see people slowly distance themselves because I...
    bluebird73 bluebird73 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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