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I Am Learning Guitar

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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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    kinda stretching this one. I play electric guitar and have done since I was 12. since am in a band we also gave a bass player and he really got me in learning and the bass guitar...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today I finally decided I'm going to teach myself how to play. have learned half a song already by ear.. I've spent the past 2 hours practicing it. Time flies.. I didn't have one...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    learning to play hay there Delilah - plain white T's. its kinda hard because I have small fingers Lol
    YourOneAndOnlyReject YourOneAndOnlyReject 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Learning? Pft, I took a lesson on Thursday and now I'm a pro B)
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I played guitar since I was in high school. I love the sound of guitar instruments. I've never took course of guitar, I practice by myself. I can play guitar all night long...
    Letibeme Letibeme 31-35, F Mar 19

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    next on my list is to purchase a Guitar!
    girleve girleve 70+, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just love playing the guitar. am also in a band. me and my friend play electric guitar but I mostly take up the main guitar duties as he's also lead vocals. We also have another...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Guitar playing as made a huge impact on my life in many different ways. It's given me self confidence and something to live for. When I'm feeling down I usually grab my Axe and...
    potatolawnchair potatolawnchair 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I haven't played in a while.... More and more, recently I am longing for the experience of creating music with my finger tips. That kind that touches someone's soul with a gentle...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Playing Guitar saved my life. I was extremely depressed and suicidal, the only comfort from my sister, best bud, mom, and my dogs. Them my mom saw an ad in the news paper (a guitar...
    OmNimnom OmNimnom 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I dream of playing guitar with a lady and singing harmony, or even a male who appreciates the music I enjoy. [I like everything from classical to metal to country} Huge fan of Enya...
    bAbShedSTRNG bAbShedSTRNG 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    My favorite instrument, although am not so good at playing it, but once I hear that beautiful tune in my dreams, or in reality, I feel like the crucial universe has changed, and it...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have a concert coming up in a few weeks and I have not long to learn fairy tales main theme song on guitar it's got a few hard parts but I'm almost don with it the thing with me...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I really enjoy playing the guitar, I have an Instagram based all around it, and I've got a numerous amount of videos people can check out, it's CRAFTING_THE_WORLD below is a...
    XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    hey guys! I can say the guitar saved me from my musical taste. Yes, I was the guy who listens to the crapiest of comercial songs. But when I listened to Stairway to heaven , I...
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Mine favourite guitarists are - Susmit Sen & Gary Moore.
    musicalmohit musicalmohit 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    ...& she's spent since Monday trying to play Honky Tonk Women. Got most of it but getting very frustrated. When it gets to a week I'll let her know the bit at the end of the verse...
    rosejilly rosejilly 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't know where I'd be without my guitars.......... when the world gets too much, a Maton can always make you feel better!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 3 days ago

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