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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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...
    mountaincat99 mountaincat99 56-60, M Aug 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...
    isuckateverything isuckateverything 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 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...
    Bradherman91 Bradherman91 18-21, M 2 Responses May 30, 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...
    schecterc1 schecterc1 31-35 Nov 26, 2009

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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...
    theroadtohello theroadtohello 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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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...
    isuckateverything isuckateverything 31-35, F Jan 22, 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...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 22-25, 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...
    carsonky carsonky 36-40, M Feb 20, 2011

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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...
    ChesterBSchizoid ChesterBSchizoid 26-30 Sep 23, 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...
    fairine fairine 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 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...
    tamic tamic 46-50 Jan 12, 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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    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...
    mcicero5 mcicero5 31-35, F Apr 7

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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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    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 - 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...
    TheMarlboroMan07 TheMarlboroMan07 22-25, M Jul 9, 2013

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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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    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...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F Oct 17, 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...
    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...
    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...
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M Aug 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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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...
    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...
    Beats69 Beats69 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    I am learning guitar on my own, I suck at it but enjoy it. It's been about a year now and it's slow going. I'd like to learn at a faster pace. I struggle with strumming patterns...
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    I self taught myself the piano, and then ukulele. Now onto guitar! The guitar is actually pretty similar to the ukulele, or for me anyway. It's a lot of fun learning songs. Once...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I played guitar when i was little. Years have passed and i still remember the songs and the chords. My guitar is home alone and i am at college learning and stuff. Sometimes i wish...
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am learning how to play guitar via the game Rocksmith 2014. So far I am improving slowly. I still haven't learned how to do chords yet though.
    superalanliu superalanliu 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I had my big brother teaching me for a while before he left to go the camps for work. I really did love playing the guitar, however I soon realized how frustrating it is when you...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Among the many instruments I can play, Bass Guitar is one of them. I started picking it back up again because one of my friends recently got a Bass for his birthday (Spoiled!) so...
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    For all the bass players out there who feel underestimated and mocked down: We're not just bass players, we're THE bass players!! We're the soul of the band, because they feel us...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Even though I am drums and bass person. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, they all sound nice when played with talent. Well, guess it has its weaknesses and...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 23

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    My first real guitar was a Fender Stratocaster I got though a dare with my dad. he was into those old dinosaurs bands "the shadows" so i played this one song on a crappy guitar I...
    AlastorCrona AlastorCrona 22-25, M Mar 19

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    I've been playing guitar since highschool. I just learned with my mom's 101chart from the year 1994. I badly wanted to learn further of more than that. That's why I'm saving some...
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F Mar 23

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    What is it that will make you a great guitarist? Speed? Accuracy? Knowledge? Obviously it takes a combination of all these things, but I'll be straight; these things are all...
    Lorenzo23 Lorenzo23 22-25, M Apr 1

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    I've finally commited myself to acoustic guitar. I've had electric guitars, basses, and an acoustic-electric, but they just can't compare to the purity and clarity of an acoustic...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 Apr 2

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    Playing the guitar is so relaxing. When I'm stressed or trying to think of ideas I pick up my guitar.
    goofyg54 goofyg54 18-21, M Mar 26

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    A good friend of mine just gave me an old classical guitar (Spanish) but it had no strings. Looks like I am gonna have to look for good strings for it. Though I am still gonna have...
    Bluealtross Bluealtross 18-21, M Mar 29

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    The most fundamentally trans-formative decision I ever made was to learn to play. Every aspect of my life has been changed since from who I know, what I have done and future...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I picked up the guitar with these intentions that I wanted to pick the songs that my dad didn't like me listening to and anger him with my grin.. Turns out.. My birthday present is...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Music performance has been part of my life since I was a child. But ten years ago, when I started my own business, I got busy and just stopped cold. I have a basement full of...
    TandSMichael TandSMichael 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I love the sound of the guitar. I have a twelve string that I really should dust off and strum. I love this photo. Reminds me of a holy place. It's the inside of a guitar
    CopperHeart CopperHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Oh, Guitars. They're just awesome. I use to have a boyfriend who played guitar. I'd fall in love all over again. Lol
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I learned how to play the saxophone a loooong time ago. I decided to use some of that musical ability and attempt the guitar. I started to learn TABS to some of my favorite songs...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M Mar 18

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    I spend more time playing guitar than I do doing anything else except sleeping. And on busy weeks I'll spend more time playing than sleeping. It's a pretty awesome way to make a...
    proguitar proguitar 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I want to know how to play guitar right now, RIGHT NOW haha i don't want to learn it is hard. i practice from time to time but that is not enough i really really want to learn and...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't know why, but something about a guy that plays guitar is just attractive ^.^
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I think that the very sound of a guitar can put my whole self to complete ease... It's amazing
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I've been teaching myself for about four years now :) It's tough going! I also built an electric guitar - see the photo. It's Steampunk inspired (supposed to be).
    Umorella Umorella 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31