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I Want to Learn to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 340 People

    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 YouTube was been helpful i still need someone who could tell me if I'm doing the right thing. I didn't know this guitar thing wasn't easy...
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F Aug 28

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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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    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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    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24

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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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    My parents just surprised me

    and they're giving me guitar lessons OMG!!
    SavannahCole SavannahCole 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I want to learn how to play the guitar

    (obviously haha) I just bought an acoustic guitar and was wondering how other people learned,through the internet, self teaching, etc. so ya I'd like to hear about people's stories about learning or if anything interesting happened because of learning or while you were learning
    Justaguy03 Justaguy03 18-21, M Jan 7

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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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    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 really do though, it just seems fun to play i

    don't even know what i am saying
    justchloe justchloe 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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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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    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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    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    Related Experiences

    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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    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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    I want to play a game of kinky truth or dare! Anyone want to play? Msg me
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    Puck61 tagged me in "I Want To Play Experience Tag." Here are 5 things about me: 1. How long have I been on EP? Since May 2012 - about 2 1/2 years 2. How did I find EP...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Before i go i want to play. Anyone? My rules. Please
    earlje earlje 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Who wants to play. Anybody up for it
    denhib04 denhib04 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5

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

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    There was this Stratocaster that caught my eye. now im not normally a strat kind of guy but DAMN this thing is beautiful. it plays wonderfully and doesn't need any upgrades (unless...
    Contranaut Contranaut 16-17, M Dec 1

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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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    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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    Nothing better than spending a good arvo serenading myself and playing out all my feelings :)
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F Nov 20

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    I tag everybody in my circle. Let us see who will play???? 1 What is your favorite form of relaxation? Lemon and ice water while listening to good music. 2 What was the last...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    There's a club at my school and I'm a bit curious about this game. I hear its collective storytelling, and that seems interesting to me. I know it's not exactly considered the...
    DacianaNorte DacianaNorte 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I was tagged by akindheart Here are 5 things about me: 1. How long have I been on EP? Just over a year. I left and returned. 2. How did I find EP? Researching topics for my...
    BeautifulAbigail BeautifulAbigail 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Any one wanna play? Anyone welcomed
    A7Xfan99 A7Xfan99 13-15, M Nov 26

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    i would play happy by Pharrell Williams and then have everyone clap
    faithfulperson19 faithfulperson19 18-21, M Nov 28

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    I would love to play with someone's belly button. Who wants me to?
    onunns onunns 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 2

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    I was tagged by JML2000 Here are 5 things about me: 1. How long have I been on EP? January 2010!!! almost 5 yrs. 2. How did I find EP? I followed a dishonest...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I was tagged by Johnny048 1) What is your favorite form of relaxation? Enjoying a cool beverage on the patio in the summer or a hot sauna in the winter. 2) What was the last...
    BeautifulAbigail BeautifulAbigail 46-50, F Dec 3

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    Any 1 wanna play with me pls message me
    HelenXD HelenXD 13-15, F Dec 5

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    I'm a married mom in my early 40s and want a secret girl fwb. Any ideas on where to discretely meet another woman in similar circumstances?
    4xsblessed 4xsblessed 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21

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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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    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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