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I Want to Learn How to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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 3 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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    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...
    Pbehnaz Pbehnaz 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses a week 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 5 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 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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 6 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 1 Response Jan 20

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    Me and one of my guitars, my Epiphone SG
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 21

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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 Jan 21

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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 5 days 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 Jan 20

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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 Jan 21

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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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    Whenever anyone deals with the Internal Revenue Service, extreme caution should be taken to make certain that all returns and FBARs are done properly given that failure to finish...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    So glad to be in culinary arts this coming semester :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have been trying to be more open... We have a class at school called, social issues. Its entirely created by the teacher and it has truly helped me at being better. Ive been...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    In My Time Of Dying- Led Zeppelin
    rebel9933 rebel9933 41-45, M Jan 13

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    Skeptic- Slipknot. Crank this mudda fucka up while I'm cooking in the firebox
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jan 14

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    Reality blow away to smithereens. My mind caught in a vortex of undeniable insanity. My delusions and imagination morphing into the truth. I revel in the absence of logic and...
    urbannomad6699 urbannomad6699 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I feel like complaining about complainers. Shut the **** up you brought it on yourself..
    lemonadelaide lemonadelaide 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Midterm! I was so sick on the day of the midterm I literally couldn't get up, I was coughing all day with a fever then the next day (today) I asked if I can have a chance to make...
    Gracie94 Gracie94 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1) I love Italian food 2) I am learning to play guitar 3) I am still waiting for my first kiss 4) I like to know what different people feel, as I'll never live their life and...
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M Jan 3

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    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I've been playing guitar for two years now. Im finally getting comfortable with people hearing me sing amd play. The reason why I started was my great uncle (more like my grandpa...
    kyleeMAe kyleeMAe 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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