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I Want to Learn to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 372 People

    A Real One...

    I mean... I am quite good at the guitar on rock band 2 for ps3... but I am actually interested in learning the real thing. I love music. I want to be able to make my own! It's just a matter of buying the stuff I need and finding someone to teach me.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M Aug 30, 2009

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    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I've Always Wanted To Learn!!!

    I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar.  I have my own guitar.  I even have a book for beginners.  My guitar sits in it's case, I dust it off every few weeks.  I always say, "man!!!"  I need to learn how to play this thing.  I did start to learn how to play...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Guitar

    I really want to learn to play guitar, i love metallica and ac/dc and wish i could play as good as them
    Iowaguy22 Iowaguy22 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    My parents just surprised me

    and they're giving me guitar lessons OMG!!
    SavannahCole SavannahCole 13-15, F Aug 27, 2014

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    Learning to Play

    Well I am going to learn to play the guitar!! Im beginning to work on my goal. My husband bought me an electric guitar for my birthday! Now, hes checking on lessons for me. I cant wait. Its always been my dream to learn to play the guitar. I cant believe that its finally going to...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 15 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    A Dust Collector

    I have always wanted to learn how to play a guitar. So finally after retiring last year i decided now was the time. I went and bought a very good guitar and signed up for lessons. So, to make a long story short, i now own a very expensive, dust collecting, musical instrument. So...
    Goodguy09 Goodguy09 61-65, M Mar 17, 2009

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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 that is.
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I Have Been Inspired. . .

    My idol has inspired me to learn to play the guitar. . .the only problem is I have no idea how to pick one from a store besides just looking at the physical features. I have done my research online and what I know is I need a cord and an amplifier and a pick of...
    ilOV3yOU ilOV3yOU 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F Aug 28, 2014

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    I have been playing since I was 15,

    my mom bought me my first guitar at a pawn shop for Christmas, I played that thing a lot, still have it and its in pretty good condition still. I bought my next guitar which has become my main, it is a DR martin, bought it with my own money at 17. I am self taught besides...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 1 Response May 15

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    My Entire Family Plays...

    I really want to learn to play the quitar and write music. Most of my family plays very well. I think my dad is the only one who doesn't besides myself! In fact three members of my family perform. It is a beautiful instrument! I have had boyfriends that play too and I loved to...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Only Recently

    I am a musician, I play the violin and piano, but recently I've really got into metal, and specifically folk-metal. I've heard the extremely awesome sounds that the guitar can make, and being a curious person, I'm keen to learn this. I am appreciative of the skilled artists out...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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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 Jan 25

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    My Experience In Learning To Play

    G'Day, folks! :) I already play guitar and I have made a couple of replies to posts further down the page. One post in particular talked about collaborating with a friend while taking lessons to speed up the learning curve. The comment I posted to her post needs to be an original...
    sparkumup sparkumup 56-60, M Mar 14, 2013

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    Lessons?

    I'm a full-time guitarist in the midwest - just curious if anyone would be interested in lessons from time to time? I'd be open to bartering my skills for yours - what could you do for me?
    proguitar proguitar 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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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 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    The Acoustic From a Dead Father

    I've had an acoustic guitar given to me by my father over 15 years ago, well I more inherited it 15 years ago when he passed. I've always been trying to learn for years, then one by one the strings broke, the case came apart, but that didn't stop me, I kept it safe and...
    inconditusLeo inconditusLeo 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    I Play Piano, So I Would Like to Play Guitar Also

    My boyfriend knows how to play guitar and he's really good. :) He's taught me a couple songs already. But I can imagine when we start living together that I will get to practice on his guitar all I want, he'll teach me a lot of songs, and he'll give some advice too. It will...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F Nov 20, 2008

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    I've needed an instrument

    since I quit piano when I was 12. After 3 awful instructors, I figured out it just wasn't right for me. I've taken voice lessons, but that didn't include music theory. I know myself enough to know that I need an instrument to learn music theory properly. I decided on guitar...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Spice Up That C-Chord!

    Within the realm of music, there are three types of musicians: strokers, blowers and beaters. For all you strokers out there, grab your git-fiddle and lay down your best C-chord. Now that you have it fingered, try this out: take your ring finger which is fingering the note C on...
    sparkumup sparkumup 56-60, M Mar 22, 2013

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    i really do though, it just seems fun to play i

    don't even know what i am saying
    justchloe justchloe 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I've decided I'm going to try

    and learn to play guitar I have always loved it and wanted to learn I have owned a guitar for quite some time. A friend of mine that plays told me I should look for something else because the one I have the action is way to high.....so yesterday I bought myself a new one...a...
    bella61219 bella61219 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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 lessons , however they are only partial of the lessons, in order to complete the lesson, a purchase was needed. How frustrating!I am a person...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    My Goal For This Winter

    Many in my family play guitar ranging from rock to country to gospel. Every since I was a kid I wanted to learn to play but just never took the time to learn. Now I am 55 but figure it's never to late to learn. Winter in upon us again with it's long month's of being stuck inside...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    My favorite thing, I can tell how happy I am by how much I play. I rarely play now, but my time will come again I think
    Straken Straken 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    One of my dreams is to play guitar! But, I never have so I want to learn! If anyone has a link or tip for me plz reply or pm me!
    MyNameIsNotKnown MyNameIsNotKnown 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I haven't played in a while, but I write a lot of songs and I think I'm going to start up again.
    Simone423 Simone423 13-15 3 days ago

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    I'm not really all too well at it but I can manage to sing and play at the same time, however.. my voice cracks more than a sidewalk when I sing 😭😲😷😂 xD
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    “It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    So yeah this is my squad. :)
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to play guitar for about 2-3 years when I was younger. I really liked playing it but from issues that had occurred to me.. I couldn't play no more... Now my guitar is away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22

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    I love this game...I played it once here, posing this as a question it was quit fun actually so, I would like to try this again. Anyone, please feel free to play along, leave a...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm a positive person. I can do impressions. I'm 6'.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30 Jul 21

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    1. Im a vegetarian. 2. I have moved over 10 times. 3. I own over 100 books.
    Love143x3 Love143x3 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    1. I hate comedy movies. 2. I am something of a narcissist. 3. I am currently in a mental hospital. Good luck. :)
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    1.) I've been arrested for assault 2.) I was born in Georgia 3.) I'm a bartender
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope. Maya Angelou
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Which is a lie? 1) i am depressed 2) i have an IQ over 150 3) i have a bit of a British accent
    ScrewLogic ScrewLogic 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    which one is the lie? 1) ive had three step moms. 2) I have 8 pets 3) I have a older sister
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    which one is a lie?????????? 1. I have a scar on my knee that looks like a cat scratch 2. I a family of 8 living with me 3. I love music.
    jessica1023 jessica1023 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    i saw a ghost when i was 3,4, or 5 i act like a dog sometimes i can sing "hey du" perfectly
    wolfsparadise wolfsparadise 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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