Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago, IL:The Windy City
Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?
I started playing guitar at age 13 although I wanted to play since I was 5, my Dad is my biggest influence musically wise , he got me into Classical music, Jazz and bands like: Deep purple, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, Hendrix, Santana, the Gypsy kings, the Eagles, Al Dimeola, Pink Floyd etc… He always wanted to play guitar but never had the chance to so he encouraged me to learn, and that’s how I got my first electric guitar (yes folks I started with an electric right away I did not go through the acoustic guitar primer even though I toyed around with an acoustic guitar since I was 5!) I guess all I ever wanted to play was electric guitar and Heavy Metal in my younger days, of course nowadays I’m more diverse and enjoy playing and listening to many other styles of music.