I Want to Learn to Play the Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 371 People

    My parents just surprised me

    and they're giving me guitar lessons OMG!!
    SavannahCole SavannahCole
    16-17, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

    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, 2015

    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
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    I have been trying to learn guitar

    for almost two years now.. I had private lessons .. learned online .. practices for 3 hours daily .. I learned chords, scales exatra .. I can't put them all together .. still slow .. any tips !!
    sa7arh sa7arh
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 22
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 17, 2015
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    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

    is it better to learn on an acoustic

    or electric? I know a bit on acoustic but I wanna play more metal or rock stuff. thoughts?
    OkamiLeilah OkamiLeilah
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2015
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