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I Want to Learn How to Play Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 257 People

    I tried teaching myself a few years ago

    but gave up on it shortly after I started. I want to learn again to have a new hobby and because I also sing and I want to play music in a band one day.
    thewindowshopper thewindowshopper 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    One of my dreams actually

    but I don't have the time to learn, if ever I have that so called time, that time always go to something else. I should have done this way way back before TT so I envy those who can even just strum...
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 6

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    Re: Play Guitar

    I want take some lessions.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    I'm having some trouble switching between G

    major and D major, any tips or exercises I could do? Or should I just keep trying to go back and forth?
    Justaguy03 Justaguy03 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I have a electric guitar

    that I want to learn how to play but don't know how to practice or what to practice I tried videos but I just get more confused and upset I don't understand anything if anyone knows how please help me I need a tutor or a guide
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    I am learning how to play guitar via the game

    Rocksmith 2014. So far I am improving slowly. I still haven't learned how to do chords yet though.
    superalanliu superalanliu 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Why Not?

    Though it seems soooo complicated cause i know absolutely nothing about music.but i really want to know how to play guitar.it's magic sound can make a day when you feel down.or it can share your sadness by it's wonderful soul touching chords.yeah chord...that's it i need to learn...
    pro0ject pro0ject 26-30, F Dec 23, 2009

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    Why?

    i have always wannted to play the guitar i have started and doing quite well i would love some day to make my own songs (:  
    babeyRawr babeyRawr 13-15, F Sep 3, 2009

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    Barely Got Started

    I bought a cheap acoustic guitar a few years ago.  I spent some time getting familiar with the fret board, learning about tabs, practiced my rhythm and scales, played a few simple tunes from books, and browsed numerous websites.  I learned a lot about music which...
    ferndill ferndill 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    i always wanted to be a professional guitarist..i'm learning guitar on my own since i dont have time to go to a master..i have manages to learn all the basic chords and i can shift...
    ucbenetton ucbenetton 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    I'm waiting for my bass guitar to arrive already. I'm so anxious and nervous to start playing. It's crazy! It's like I'm In love all over again. The bass guitar has such a...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I started my first guitar lesson today and omg! I wanted to cry :'( cause I'm having a hard time to strum and all. I Wish I could find someone who could teach me in actual. Though...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Technically I have been playing guitar for 6/7 years but I refuse to say that because I never took guitar seriously until about 3 or so years ago. I wasted the first few years...
    Contranaut Contranaut 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My babies ;) Learning to play some queens of the Stone Age, love rocking out to 'no one knows' but I haven't quite nailed it yet, Just for fun I'm gonna list all the songs I can...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I was playing guitar and the sunlight was so bright that the phoenix on my guitar was reflecting the light EVERYWHERE. I absolutely love how it's a kaleidoscope of colors and how...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I've been playing guitar for 25 years now. Couldn't imagine life without it now
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Watching my friend playing it makes me want to learn how to play it too. Listening to Yiruma and stuffs gives me so much feels
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I want to learn how to listen with others blow up or clam up. I find it very difficult to be yelled at or deal with someone who becomes like a "stone wall" and refuses to talk. I...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 3

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    I want to learn how to handle my emotions while under attack. It is critical to be able to be my best self, or at least an acceptable version of myself, when I am under attack...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 3

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    It would be cool. It's not an ambition or anything, just something that I'd like to do. But my mother would kill me if I did because my brothet died in a motorbike accident. So...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    It would be cool. I have to remember a bass guitar is bigger than I am.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I love it but I suck.. Only tried to learn it to have something to bond over with my dad, but that was a fail.
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 24

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    Am a solo guitarist and need some friends who play well ;)
    Pollla Pollla 26-30, M Nov 29

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    I taught myself how to! I play acoustic, electric, and bass! Took me about a year, but I'm reaping the fruits of my labor now.
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Okay so you people probably know a lot about guitars! I really need help. Can you comment below or message me if you're kind enough to help me PLEASE.
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    There's something about putting how I feel into a song that really helps me get through a lot in life. It just makes me feel like its real and actually happening and helps me get...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Just to play this song from To The Moon. That's all. But I'm really sucky at learning things.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 21

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    For me it's just the thought on a 1 on 1 lesson unsettles me and I think I'll never be able to play with both hands. Ever.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I just took a ballroom dance class where I was exposed to different dancing and I loved it! Not very good, though. I want to get better and actually learn to dance, the class was...
    lmjg lmjg 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I have a toxic relationship with my mother whom I love dearly. But after 43 years I am learning to set boundaries and to say no when in my heart I really mean no. For example I don...
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Me included. My spelling has definitely gotten worse over the past few years. Throw autocorrect in there and computer spell check, I mean, we really don't have to "know" how to...
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    tessacc12 tessacc12 26-30, F Dec 12

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    who wants to play with my p....u.... s.. s. y
    nessy88 nessy88 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    yes duh because it's All About That Bass :D
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F Nov 29

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    What should I know..?? Thanks to anybody willing to give me any tips or inspiration, cheers.
    justfukgmessyme justfukgmessyme 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm a full time musician :)
    PregnantChildLover PregnantChildLover 22-25, M Nov 22

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    This. Is an experience. Well.
    Franse Franse 22-25, M Nov 22

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    I get physically and emotionally wrapped up in music. My heart beats faster. The melody and rythmn fill my soul. Reality drifts into the background.
    mandolion mandolion 41-45, M Dec 7

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    and the waitress is practicing politics as the businessmen slowly get stoned yes their sharing a drink they call loneliness but its better than drinking alone sing us a song you...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I always thought this looked fun, but in order for me to be able to touch the ground, it's called a scooter rather than a motorcycle, which kinda takes the cool right out of it.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 12

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    Google and YouTube have been a godsend in my journey through the kitchen. Haven't set my house on fire yet so it is a start.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    After my job was restructured in March of 2014 I had an opportunity to bring out the best in people. I had been working at the same place for 10 years prior to that and gradually...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    zhxh zhxh 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    This next semester came up much too quickly. -____-; Two weeks until registration, four weeks until classes begin. fml. Mix in 35 hours of back breaking hard labor a week, and FM...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I LOVE when people do this. It's so... ...yeah.
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Ask me anything I'll answer truthfully :)
    prettypink72 prettypink72 18-21, F 21 Responses Dec 12

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