I Am Learning How to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    Finding My "voice"

    so I've been stuck a bit of a rut for a while, learning chords and then bar chords, which I can mange fine on their own, just not when attempting transitions from open to bar chords :( So me and my teacher decided to leave them for a bit- I get very discouraged if I can't do...
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2010


    It hurts my fingers!   D:
    citycalmdown citycalmdown
    18-21, M
    May 24, 2009

    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 rock or country band by the end of the first semester. 🙅
    SailorGoon SailorGoon
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2014

    im getting used to playing chords.

    but cant figure out how to play a bar chord.
    Nick54 Nick54
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    I'm learning guitar through playing rock smith .

    I'm almost able to hit the string that I wanna strum.
    kuran kuran
    26-30, M
    Feb 12, 2014

    Always lol there is always something to learn.

    .. That is the fulfilling beauty of it all.:) 14 years down and the rest of my life to continue learning to play the guitar. https://soundcloud.com/jon-allred/the-kelp-forest
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877
    26-30, M
    Mar 3, 2015

    I love it, and I'm progressing well!

    It's about a month I've started and at the beginning I had difficulties to read the notes, but now I have no problem :) The only downside is that I have to cut my nails short...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 22, 2014

    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 you know your chords, you can basically strum along to any songs!
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    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 OCD thought the entire time.. This is a miracle. I ******* love playing my guitar. It's my new addiction.
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    Finger Callouses

    and learning my limitations. I'm pretty musically inclined and am really having some internal issues with the fact that I suck right now! I'm learning the chords for "3 little birds" and really sound bad! I think it will get easier as my fingers callous. Right now...
    bellapop bellapop
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2009
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