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Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 12:46 AM

I'm 15 years old and all of my friends who play the guitar have been playing for years, but I'd love to give it a shot. I've always loved the art of guitar playing from a listeners perspective and I'd like to see if I'm any good. I also need something to concentrate on other than computers, and I think this might be a positive focus for me.

My main question is.. am I too old? Have I missed the boat?

When I pass my first exam in sixth form and I go up and get my Grade 2 certificate, that might be a bit embarrassing..
   
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Re: Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 02:29 AM

You are NEVER too old to start learning any instrument.




   
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Re: Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 03:45 AM

All of my friends started playing at 10 or 11, while I picked it up at 15. I'm better than all of them now . You definitely didn't miss the boat.
   
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Re: Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 04:10 AM

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Re: Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 04:33 AM

15 is not that old, I just picked up on the drums about a month ago and I'm way older than you and have ZERO experience with music. The key thing here is to really focus if you really want to play the guitar I usually like to watch videos on Youtube and follow along but also try going by yourself you will also learn a lot that way. Listen to a song you like and play along it by touch. Tell us how it goes.
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Re: Learning the guitar... - October 24th 2011, 06:07 PM

You're not too old. I only started guitar when I turned 14. I haven't done any grades in it and I don't plan to

And just think of your grades as an achievement and not a competition... everyone does things at a different pace!


   
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