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I Want to Learn How to Play Guitar

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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 13-15, F 1 Response May 15, 2014

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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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    Re: Play Guitar

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

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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I used to play guitar

    and i used to go to class but my parents out of blue stop me from going to class and i was really sick after and i couldnt practice and i forgot everything i used to know...but i really want to learn how to play
    Pbehnaz Pbehnaz 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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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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    A long time ago I learned a few chords. It's difficult at the beginning. The strings hurt my fingers. Then you develop wonderful callouses and the real fun begins. Now I'm...
    seewhathappens seewhathappens 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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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    ok guys I really want to learn how to play guitar, the thing is my experience is ZERO so any advise how to do it (without going to classes cuz there is no time nor money lol). all...
    confusedGuyyy87 confusedGuyyy87 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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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    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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    Piano is so beautiful. I wish I learned how to play the piano or the violin. My mother tried to give me lessons but when you are a child you don't care. Sigh
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have to be honest I don't like all kinds of classical music. But I've recently discovered yiruma. The music is really beautiful. Makes me want to learn to play his songs. It...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    last year I finished high school.and I got to the technical college of ingineering i actually need to learn how to speak english perfectly and I neeeeeeeeeeeed heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp...
    Sarah9999 Sarah9999 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    so, ya'll might not know this, but I freakin love country music. Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie underwood, u name it. I just love the feeing of...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Does anyone have advice or sites or videos that I could use to help me learn? I have never played the guitar before but I desperately want to learn. Without spending too much money...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Can anyone tell me how long it would take to be a decent or good guitar player if I practice an hour a day every day?
    citysquare citysquare 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wish I could. However, I have no talent in music. I took one year of guitar classes in high school and I tried really hard I use to practice every day and yet nothing got stuck...
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    When any song hits me i don't care how hard it is to play ....i play it on guitar............
    noahryan noahryan 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Right now I'm trying super hard to learn 'Riptide' by Vance Joy... Fingers crossed it pays off!
    Allyyoop Allyyoop 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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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    I play the bass guitar and love it to death.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I play the electric guitar,acoustic,ukelele,clarinet,and trumpet. My whole family is made up of music. So i guess my life isn't that bad
    Ashleygolden Ashleygolden 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last year in my AP World History class, after the AP test, we were pretty much out of things to do. My teacher (who was really really great) decided to show us a Bollywood movie...
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Me and one of my guitars, my Epiphone SG
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I've been playing for almost 10 years. Some of my favorite players are Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, Andy Timmons, Buckethead, and other similar diverse virtuosos.
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have always envied people who can play instruments and have wanted to learn the piano for a very long time. I'm told that I could be very good at it because I have quite long...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I love music. But that's not just it. A person who can play the piano can create music. To me he is a creator. Imagine pressing some reeds and creating a music out of thin air. It...
    waterflame waterflame 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    So I decided not to cater to my sister's every beck and call because it's not healthy for me and because she is really selfish. So she was being a drama queen about something...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I've been a fat suit enthusiast ever since I was a kid. it all started for me as a dream, based on Hansel and Gretel, that turned into a game i played with my little sister growing...
    bentheburger bentheburger 26-30, M Jan 9

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    I want to play piano but we don't have money to pay for lessons and I have a short memory
    hope02345 hope02345 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Going to jam tonight, for the first time with some friends and am super nervous, lol but they have a drum set there... And I really Want to record sorry tracks for myself on drums...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Hello guys! So i will start from the beginning. It all happened when i was 12 years old (Now i am 16) , I still had no idea what Lucid Dreaming was and what Sleep Paralysis was...
    Beatern Beatern 22-25, M Jan 4

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    so I am trying to forgive and move on but its alot harfrr than what I had thought it would be.. so maybe someone can help me out. let me tell you what is going on my fiance broke...
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F Jan 16

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    Come out and play! ^.^ hehe pretty please? We can play whatever game you like;)
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F a week ago

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    What turns me on the most? Watching raw desire contorting a man's face as he tells me in no uncertain terms of things he wants to do.
    thegirlwhofeels thegirlwhofeels 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I guess music in general is a safe haven for me when i am bored, sad, happy, or just cuz i have nothing else to do. It helps me be less insane.
    imashame imashame 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Dancing is something I could not get right. Do not have the ability to be pretty about my moves.
    hanticklish hanticklish 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    This New year, I'm gonna start up doing better things for my life.
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    And use proper English. OK, I rely heavily on spell checkers and my trusty dictionary. There are some on here that do not know proper English; it is not their native tongue, let'em...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Jan 12

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