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I Am Learning Guitar

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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 26-30, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 1, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 Aug 20, 2014

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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 22-25 Apr 7, 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 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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'm learning to be myself again. It'll take a lot of patience...Lord knows I need that, but it will be a beautiful journey.
    GeniseGreen GeniseGreen 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    getting better at a rapid rate since I got my new equipment.
    TomC93 TomC93 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    not to make too much of it...i have a long way to go. talking has finally started to put things together. pieces of the past that provided the vital "why"? why do i do what i do...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everyday I play for at least 1-2 hours unless I'm travelling/am away from home. Some days if I have more time I can go at it for hours. Learning to play guitar was one of the best...
    Humbuckerzz Humbuckerzz 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    i'm not good in english, i'm still learning english so i'm sorry if my english really bad ??
    Deluxury Deluxury 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anyone share my interest for philosophy, psychology, biology, chemistry, and physics? I've recently started to delve into neuroscience, quantum theory and quantum computing and...
    searching322 searching322 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To figure out who I am and I truly want not passively accepting what others want for me. I am gradually searching to fulfill my long term life aspirations and be my authentic self...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    yes im learning disbled i struggle at some things im not the best reader, i cant write very good but can type, im not good at math, i do my best
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    any recommendations for a good set of acoustic guitar strings? I do a lot of finger picking and tend to use d'addario sets but was looking for a different sound. Thanks!
    navywill navywill 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    started playing guitar as a 51year old and just love it
    one2free one2free 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I enjoy playing guitar. Not only because I love music, but it also has a meditative aspect to it. When I play, my mind is clear and all the worries are slowly fading away.
    AnarchyCat2 AnarchyCat2 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Learning > Doing lol for me. Love to learn more so then to do.
    Sensor3 Sensor3 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have both and electric and an acoustic. Sadly I can play neither. I keep trying but lack basic rhythm. I love the sound of music, but cannot make it.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M Jan 30

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    My daughter has a severe learning disability in mathematics. I always conceal my disappointment about this from her. Many times I do get frustrated trying to help her at home with...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    when everyone silent ... when everyone avoid me... no one have talk me.. at this time siting on stone beside near river.my two best friend always have with me. but now I lost...
    lonelyhellhole lonelyhellhole 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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