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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 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 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a guitar teacher and therefore love to play guitar. Summer of 2013 I got my dream guitar. I had been drooling over this guitar on eBay for years, but never really had the money...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm learning to play I walk the line by Johny Cash on my guitar
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M a week ago

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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 Jul 30

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    for some reason I got put in a Guitar 2 class, when I haven't even taken Guitar 1. but I've actually leaned stuff. and I live in Nashville so my teacher wants us to make either a...
    SailorGoon SailorGoon 13-15, F Aug 14

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    This is going to be like a blog post about my day. A good day. So this morning I was sitting at my laptop downstairs going through emails and someone knocked on my front door. I...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm currently learning on a cheapo acoustic guitar.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I am learning to play my guitar and would like to hear some of your songs or songs that are easy to play
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Me trying to play guitar is like trying to eat a watermelon with a plastic fork... It's that difficult for me. I'm such a moron cx
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One of the instruments i play is ofc the guitar. Strumming isnt really what i like so i play fingerstyle (playing the melody and harmony at the same time). I also like figuring out...
    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Guitars, guitars guitars!! Amps. I love amps and reading about them. Old amps I love the most. Like early 60's Fenders. And how different amps sound differently depending on their...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been playing guitar on and off since I was ten, it's one of them hobbies I have always wanted to be totally proficient in but failed, until I found a guy online how gets...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I learned guitar playing for 3 years during secondary school. I followed my best friend for the audition to get in music school. She wanted to learn to play the guitar and I...
    malacka92 malacka92 22-25, F 1 Response 5 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 Jul 29

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    I'm gonna try and learn how to play the guitar lol watch me on ustream ? Plz 😂 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/derek-tries-to-learn-thr-guitar
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I play bass guitar while my girlfriend plays all the other instruments out there. I love the sound of a bass guitar.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 15

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    She labored really hard to beat that learning disability, and at 36 now hopes her new business enterprise venture intended to educate social and educational expertise can do the...
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    I constantly play guitar because it makes me feel happy.
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I dont play guitar but I love the sound of it ...
    ClassicLady ClassicLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm getting a new guitar and this has to be my favourite style so far. It's awesome!
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I love to sing and play my guitar just the feeling of mixing the two makes me feel good
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M Aug 2

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