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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    To be able to play guitar is one of my goals. I have "google searched" "free guitar lessons" and visited so many sites.Too many times I have checked out a website that offers free...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F Jan 10

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    I am a acoustic guitar player. I have been learning to play guitar for quite a long time. I really admire Sungha Jung. I play most of his songs. I really wish that I could play...
    DewDavid DewDavid 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Most effective Guitar Effects made a decision to Look at the preferred online guitar lessons web pages to choose from and determine - You receive the absolute best guitar teaching...
    Jim738v4hf7 Jim738v4hf7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    We put in weeks evaluating features, undergoing the lessons ourselves, and evaluating which web pages ended up simplest and why. We had to search past the statements and figure out...
    Jim738v4hf7 Jim738v4hf7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    And I'm so passionate about playing my guitar. You think we make an effort to put this finger on that fret and to play that string when in fact this is not true. Once you learn a...
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Next, even though the movie lessons for guitar were being excellent (which most aren’t), you’re continue to fundamentally training oneself with out even a touch of a...
    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Tom Hess New music Company is the earth leader in customized online guitar lessons, teching A large number of folks (just one university student at time) from more than a hundred...
    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Damn people actually post here compared to I am a bassist group lol..I've been playing for almost 6 years, self taught , and still learning very much, always looking for musicians...
    Dostoeyevsky Dostoeyevsky 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I wish I could play guitar for a living. Session work, in a band, or just playing gigs. Guitar consumes me, I watch videos on YouTube and spend hours dreaming of my next guitar or...
    shayne34 shayne34 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm 30 and I've been playing guitar for 25 years now. I love spending hours just with my guitars playing and writing. I currently have 6 guitars in my collection but definitely...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I have played guitar for 25 years now. I just absolutely love the sounds of different guitars. Every guitar has its own beautiful tone that is just magical to the ears
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 5

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    I've been playing guitar for two years now. Im finally getting comfortable with people hearing me sing amd play. The reason why I started was my great uncle (more like my grandpa...
    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    So today I was with my family and we were at a pawn shop I found a Guitar in pretty good condition and it was $60 I'm like that f to my dad it's a good deal the guitar was pretty...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Ethack826k7ix2 Ethack826k7ix2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I've been playing guitar for about 8 years now. Just a couple months ago jumped out of my comfort zone and got a 7 string. No doubt it's different with that extra string but still...
    ssgo ssgo 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I play an acoustic Jasmine Takamine mainly. In the last year, I have combined a type hammer-on and tapping so that when I pick up an electric, I have no difficulty playing crazy...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    i love my guitars I have 10. and I am currently making my 11th one from scratch, they make me so happy I also play the drums and piano but guitar is my life :) <3
    anonymousgirl5567 anonymousgirl5567 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 19

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    .....guitar hero counts right?.....
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Music is life. I've played guitar and sang since I was 5 years old and started writing my own songs when I was 12. I love being creative and being able to express myself with music...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Well, i was enjoying my holidays and one day i saw a girl and at the same time i was listening a song. Surprisingly, it matched the situation. That night i played the guitar whole...
    noahryan noahryan 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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