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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have just learned to play 2 cords on my

    guitar by watching youtube videos
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My new baby. I've started learning to play. All I can say is it can be a bit painful on the fingers when you have very weak skin. lol Plus I was pressing the strings to hard. to...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F a week ago

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    I love learning to play it too. Some people don't feel right unless they exercise....that is how I am with guitar, my day is not complete without playing
    Jawzenator Jawzenator 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I make music using daws and am learning to play guitar
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I just got told by a women it is attractive that I am learning to play a guitar Is that true
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The sound of guitar gets me up! I LOVE GUITAR SOLOS. Never Let You Go by Third Eye Blind. Enjoy! And leave some songs that have great guitar solos in the comments!!!
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F Sep 8

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    Playing guitar makes me feel so much better It makes me forget things that make me sad. I love my guitar even though I'm not professional at it.
    FullTimeAloneBoy FullTimeAloneBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I used to dislike the instrument, alot. I would roll my eyes when someone showed off their skills and was tempted to suggest that they learn to play a real song, not just stuff on...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Started playing guitar 25 years ago. I couldn't imagine life without playing guitar, making music.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I can't listen to good classical guitar music because it would make me too envious and angry at myself for not being able to play as well :P And if the music is good enough, it...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I love playing guitar when no one can bother me
    TheBlueFlash TheBlueFlash 13-15, M Sep 4

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    One time a friend played a song on an acoustic guitar while i tried to fall asleep. He played little rhythym and lightly hummed as i went to the place i love. Sleep.
    Marshey Marshey 13-15, M Sep 8

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    I've always been very creative...always loved to write short stories...even had a couple win awards in high school. I taught myself how to play piano, guitar, and drums when i was...
    neamatoad neamatoad 26-30, M Sep 12

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    I collect vintage guitars :) sell some too.
    GabbyTheSiren GabbyTheSiren 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm getting a new guitar for my birthday. So existed!! :) XD
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    When I got my first guitar I just could not stop playing.... so I decided to compose some of my own music.
    Deathcaster23 Deathcaster23 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Ok my guitar was the love of my life.. had a fight at home and smashed it to pieces.. i regret it now and feel helpless..
    toy67k toy67k 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I love country music and love playing on my guitar even if im not that good
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Who are your favourite guitarist/s?
    Cheshirethecat Cheshirethecat 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 18

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    When times were hard I was never alone because my guitar was always by my side
    xXJakeWhiteXx xXJakeWhiteXx 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I started as a teen, never played regular guitar, just bass. I love it.
    bassplayerduane bassplayerduane 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Playing guitar has given me such a stronger appreciation for music and artists, and for that, I am grateful.
    InvertedWorld InvertedWorld 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I play a acoustic guitar but I am not very good at it yet and I have tuned it in but I think it sounds not quite right, can anyone help me with this
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In each day I like to learning new thing . Life is about learning . We can achieve our knowledge from everywhere . We also can learn from small child and elder. Knowledge is the...
    SUMIA2108 SUMIA2108 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really like learning whatever I can about the world. I take extra college classes all the time not because I need them but it won't hurt me and I like trying to learn new things...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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