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10 or under. 33 15.42%
15 or under. 122 57.01%
20 or under. 46 21.50%
30 or under. 6 2.80%
Im over 30 and im just learning now. 7 3.27%
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post #46 of 92 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 01:34 AM
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

Well I first started when I was about 17 (1987), got into it more around 21, but I only got serious about learning last year.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I started when I'm 30+.
By the time I start to gig , I'll be 40+.
When I make my first album, it'll be 50+.
When I'll become a household name, I'll be 60+......lol

Man, I should have planned playing the guitar much younger. I think I just missed the boat
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Started plinking when I was 12, but I didn't really jump in until 15 after I quit playing Violin. Not as many groupies for violinists, but I guess the quality could be higher. Oh well.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I learned to play when I was about twelve years old. I would always hit an obstacle when I got to barre chord technique. I have played off-and-on over the years and have gotten pretty serious about it since last September.

I can't say enough about the ability to read musical notation, in addition to tab. I have a piano background too in my past. I also take lessons, which I strongly encourage. My teacher is a great one and lets me play whatever the hell I want. No more Greensleeves out of the Mel Bay books for this chickie. A teacher can motivate you to practice, b/c who wants to look like an ass in their lesson. He can also spot problems with your technique, as well as, introduce you to new material. I just love my teacher and Friday lessons, and I'm 37 now.

My teacher has steered me into directions that I never dreamed about before. I was always more of a punk and new-wave girl, and heavy metal is new to me. I can't believe I'm playing Metallica, AC/DC, Ozzy, and Black Sabbath and loving it.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I want to add that not only do I encourage taking lessons, but finding the right teacher is very important. I took lessons as a kid in a neighbor's cigar smoke filled basement with a dim lightbulb overhead, and I didn't really like the music we were playing. I have learned recently that the right teacher can really bring out a person's unique tastes and playing styles. I am so hooked at this point, I can't imagine a day without picking up my guitar.
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post #51 of 92 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

i was 14 when i started playing around and now im 16 and still playing
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

i was 16 when i started and i just turned 18. i had some experience with piano so it wasn't long before i started getting good. i had most shred stuff (malmsteen, symphony X, michael angelo batio) down within a year and a half so my teacher start teachin me more theory and jazz.

remember kids. theres nothing like a good 4 hour practice.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I was 14 when I first picked up a guitar and I have been self taught all the way, before that I was taking private piano lessons at the age of 7.

I have pretty much grown up around musical instruments.
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I was 14 when I first picked up a guitar and I have been self taught all the way, before that I was taking private piano lessons at the age of 7.

I have pretty much grown up around musical instruments.
Same here. I could pretty much pick up any instrument and play a song.
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I am 17. I started when I was 16 last year around October-November.
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Same here. I could pretty much pick up any instrument and play a song.
Funny really because the rest of my family dont know a crotchet from a quaver.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

i first started trying to play when i was 12 (Angus Young kinda inspired me to want to play) and i am 19 now.. so.. i have been doing it for.. 7 years... but only the last 4 years pretty seriously.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

Got my 1st electric when I was 17, but I still don;t know how to play it!
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

Man I envy you guys who've been playing since youth. I'm in the over 30 category (33), just learning now. I have a coworker who is 50+ who just started learning a year or two ago. I figured if he can do it in his 50s, why can't I do it in my 30s!

Luckily I do have some musical background though, which helps. I played piano in my youth, followed by trumpet in jr. high/high school bandclass. My knowledge of theory is slowly coming back to me.

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17 years of age..
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