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I Want to Learn How to Play the Guitar

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    I have been trying to teach myself how to play for the past 7 years and still have a long way to go before I can fulfill one of my life's goals to become part of a band. Would like...
    kchondo90 kchondo90 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Bought a guitar yesterday. It's a fender acoustic guitar. Later, I will save some money for a Gibson guitar! Learning some chords, it will be fun to learn to play an instrument...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I like playing guitar. And writing poetry and lyrics etc.
    mike23jaguar mike23jaguar 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I really want to learn how to play the piano! It sounds so beautiful and elegant
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Jul 3

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    "You've got the Love" by Florence and the Machine. Watching it and hearing it just got me, OMG! I want to learn to play it acoustic AND JUST LET IT ALL OUT! There's just something...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M Jun 24

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    When I was 10 I learned to play with myself And once I got it done I did it off and on for hours after that day I did it almost every night when I was suppose to be asleep
    msjayy msjayy 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Completely random, but for some reason i really want to learn how to juggle.
    freedomanddreaming freedomanddreaming 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    It's actually a lot harder than it looks, but i wanna be able to play music when i want so i just have to get use to it. I also wanna play piano.
    elementnov elementnov 22-25 1 Response Jul 11

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    So I have a guitar but no tutor! I think I'm gonna try to teach myself, should I start with chords? Which are easiest?
    untitled360 untitled360 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I would do anything to learn. my mom and sis play and i want to learn but not with them around i just want to learn something like panic! at the disco this is gospel piano version
    OneMorePint OneMorePint 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    When I first arrived in Ibiza it was very difficult for anyone to get to know me. I was afraid to smile and socialize because I cared too much about what other people thought. I...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    Let's study drums.. But I am shy because of my age.. I am 27 already but i look 23 though.. So how do i start?
    drake78 drake78 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's been a dream of mine for years. Whenever I try to teach it to myself I always fail lol I just wanna be able to play as a hobby and maybe even write some of my own music for...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I wanna play and sing Amanda Palmer songs! And Regina spektor. And queen. I need to take lessons right now!
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 11

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    i had a long time wish to learn surfing.....can anybody guide me which all places in Asia are nice to surf and how much time it takes to learn basics of surfing
    somphenomenon somphenomenon 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Writing a diary is too risky, so I’ve decided to make a blog. I am not actually that good in writing essays but when I do, I always have a lot of things to say. It was this...
    kurinatot kurinatot 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I've always had the ability to know when someone close to me has passed away in addition to y other empathic abilities. I get extremely lethargic, often passing out in odd places...
    queenkate07 queenkate07 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want a woman to play with on here! Is that too much to ask for?
    06Ford 06Ford 41-45, M Jun 24

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    I really reallllyyy want someone to come play with me...
    raelynnCD raelynnCD 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 6

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    I wan to have it so much...
    trixie1234 trixie1234 16-17, F 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    when you have such high hopes for something real and they come crashing down, did you not see it coming? did you realize it wasn't possible for him? did you know that he couldn't...
    sister11 sister11 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Those are my babies. My acoustic, electric, and bass. I have more a couple more too. It's so much fun :)
    laur94 laur94 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Because sometimes I feel like pummelling the faces of annoying people and I figured drums could channel such annoyance. Seriously... I think I'll be good at it. Like Karen...
    MischievousMonkey MischievousMonkey 70+, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I thaught about a good way of saving money and investing at the same time: Buying Ounces of Gold ! 1- Will help you save your money since u won't have it in an "easily spendable...
    roudychaccour roudychaccour 18-21, M Jul 12

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    After my usual methods have stopped working, I struggle to find alternatives. I'd likely benefit from cutting off contact with any electrical devices, walking outside and sitting...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Always something. What if this happens what if that happens? What if I didn't do this right? What's the outcome? Oh no I did that wrong! Something bad will happen.
    gottabebettertoo gottabebettertoo 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Yasssss like yes yes yes yes
    brecollins brecollins 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate. *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    We'll I really do love playing guitar but I have a question for guitarist in the world. I just need advice on what I should do. We'll.. I love playing guitar but when you play what...
    FinnAbadeer5567 FinnAbadeer5567 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm learning Bass and want to meet a guy that enjoys playing guitar and likes the same music as I do 😘
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Do the tambourine and claves or clapsticks count? I've played these since I was 7 that was over 15 years ago. I want to learn how ti play guitar and piano, though; I have always...
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    1) I live in a small town who's population is just over 900, but I have big city dreams. 2) My biggest fear is not graduating from college and having to struggle for a long time...
    hannahanon hannahanon 16-17, F Jun 25

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    So I learned how to play "Clairvoyant" by The Story So Far but the tuning is so insane that it pops my 3rd string every. single. time.
    foreignlauren foreignlauren 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I finally learned how to play these songs! Yay! Sing - Ed Sheeran Little Things - One Direction Amnesia - 5SOS
    EllieBlythe EllieBlythe 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    1. My name is Laura 2. I have 2 beautiful Netherland Dwarf bunnies 3. My bunnies are called Frankie and Benny 4. It's almost my birthday (whoop whoop!!!) 5. I love the summer 6. I...
    LauraB16 LauraB16 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I live in Danville Illinois and I'm looking to start a band I can sing and I'm learning how to play guitar. I want to be in a band that is serous about music and is willing to do...
    swssavedme13 swssavedme13 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been able to sing...I was that lovely little golden haired girl with the very large blue eyes that had that magical enchanting voice...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I enjoy literally everything. I have too many hobbies to possibly get to them all. I want to go do and see anything and everything. Everything has the capacity to fascinate me. I...
    RedRhyno RedRhyno 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't play guitar but I sing in a band. I always have problems communicating with any guitarists.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    1)I'm Hispanic 2)Born in California (Love my state 3)currently reside in Az 4)I have 2 siblings (sisters younger than me) 5) I have over 40 tattoos 6)I work at a law firm 7)I...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I play guitar, bass and do vocals. I live near Baltimore, MD. I'm really inspired right now by ambient music/shoegaze/metal, etc. I currently play guitar in and write for a...
    SwampWhompa SwampWhompa 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love playing guitar. Just making music alone is beautiful. Ughhh. Lol on any day i can come home and just let loose with it. Its awesome ^-^
    Mary3d Mary3d 16-17, T a week ago

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    1. I procrastinate like there's no tomorrow. You have no idea how long it's taken me to write this story. 2. I am a master at all things Pokemon. 3. I have the shortest attention...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been playing guitar for 7 years! :D, i have a fender stratocaster deluxe series <3, LONG LIVE ROCK 'N ROLL m/
    FenderACDC FenderACDC 18-21 20 hrs ago

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    I'm moving to Oriliia, Ontario tomorrow and I would like to make some new friends where I live. I don't have a job but I try to keep myself busy with playing guitar and painting...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    1. I am a recovering anorexic. 2. I would give anything to travel the world. 3. The worst thing you can do is to keep secrets from me. 4. I fall in love way too quickly (like I...
    CynicalSinner CynicalSinner 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3