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I Want to Learn to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 354 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 Jan 10

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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 4 Responses a week ago

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    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F Aug 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 5 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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    private message me if u want to play with me :)
    artandtravel artandtravel 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I want to play. Do ask away all questions will be answered.
    ReyesIvina ReyesIvina 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    want to message me and play???
    snowboarder11 snowboarder11 22-25, M Jan 17

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    Who is up to play now ? Feeling bored people come on
    engineerma engineerma 18-21, M Jan 6

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    What exactly is the ep way to play this?
    H0ST0NWEDG1E H0ST0NWEDG1E 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Looking forward to getting some "play time" this evening.... :)
    Vladtheimpaler69 Vladtheimpaler69 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I'll play, but please no pervs.
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Ask me.... Id love to play
    Tressaratheesh Tressaratheesh 22-25 Jan 14

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    Lests play people. So ask me a question I will answer in all honesty.
    BlueIvyV BlueIvyV 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 15

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    play with me...............
    robincr robincr 18-21, M Jan 15

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    Inbox me and we will play just message me
    Hottim101 Hottim101 18-21, M Jan 16