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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have just learned to play 2 cords on my

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i always wanted to be a professional guitarist..i'm learning guitar on my own since i dont have time to go to a master..i have manages to learn all the basic chords and i can shift...
    ucbenetton ucbenetton 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    He recently have gotten the guitar and have been playing for the past month so far as I can tell I have been changing a little bit.:) I am less stressed out:) I'm more focused...
    Ison56 Ison56 16-17, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    So the other day on a bit of a whim I went out an bought myself a keyboard. I love music and can already play guitar, but piano is something I've always wanted to try, after all...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My very first tango class! Wow, I've rarely felt so welcome and noticed...both instructors took a bit of time to show me the steps and moves. One of them said in the warmest...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Technically I have been playing guitar for 6/7 years but I refuse to say that because I never took guitar seriously until about 3 or so years ago. I wasted the first few years...
    Contranaut Contranaut 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I just put a 12 string on layaway. I got month to wait but I just love how it make simple cords sound beautiful. It's almost like a Mandocello, but with 2 more strings it's more...
    jackkodiak jackkodiak 22-25, M Dec 2

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    I started my first guitar lesson today and omg! I wanted to cry :'( cause I'm having a hard time to strum and all. I Wish I could find someone who could teach me in actual. Though...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 18

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    I'm waiting for my bass guitar to arrive already. I'm so anxious and nervous to start playing. It's crazy! It's like I'm In love all over again. The bass guitar has such a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I was playing guitar and the sunlight was so bright that the phoenix on my guitar was reflecting the light EVERYWHERE. I absolutely love how it's a kaleidoscope of colors and how...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I've been playing guitar now for 25 years. I couldn't imagine life without it. I love my growing guitar collection too. I have 5 so far with many more to come.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    For months and months I've played quietly. My head is full of these sickly sweet melodies. Every time my hands touch my guitar one of them comes out. I like to hear that intangible...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M Dec 14

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    Working on grade 3 with my newish guitar, nylon strings are so different!
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F Nov 29

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    It would be cool. I have to remember a bass guitar is bigger than I am.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Am a solo guitarist and need some friends who play well ;)
    Pollla Pollla 26-30, M Nov 29

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    Chuck Norris will break the strings on your air guitar.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    i love my guitars they are my life
    kacey5533 kacey5533 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I love artistic guys especially someone who can play the guitar or sing. I don't know why someone like that appeals to me but it does. It's just really cool. It would mean the...
    jess271201 jess271201 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    There was this Stratocaster that caught my eye. now im not normally a strat kind of guy but DAMN this thing is beautiful. it plays wonderfully and doesn't need any upgrades (unless...
    Contranaut Contranaut 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I love my guitar. ^_^ like, she's so beautiful. She's a black BC Rich Warlock, with stickers from punk music shops and skater logos and stuff, and of course she's got a batman one...
    InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug InsanityIsTheButterflysDrug 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    any acoustic guitar players out there!?
    domain1992 domain1992 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Okay so you people probably know a lot about guitars! I really need help. Can you comment below or message me if you're kind enough to help me PLEASE.
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    My regulars on the acoustic guitar: 1. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls 2. You and Me - Lifehouse 3. What hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts 4. All apologies - Nirvana 5. Hanging by a Moment...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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