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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 #76 of 92 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 03:20 PM
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Steve, I really dug opus 7, very very cool.
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I started at 13. Now I'm 35. At 33 I thought about having a 20th ann. custom made model ;-)
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Had messed on my dads since i was about 8, never got my own guitar or started learning a bit more seriously till i was about 12.

Im 20 now, well on the 11th
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Started playing classical guitar at 6, got my first electric at 12...

Always tried to sound like myself. Almost 40 now

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12 and by the time I was 14 I could shred and all that fancy stuff, I just didn't have youtube to flaunt it

The thing is (and I've said this before) you can't say "Wow, he's good for his age" anymore (unless it's a fetus playing) because even near toddlers are ripping it up. I have no shame whatsoever when I say that a 14 year old could very well blow me off the stage, you just have to show respect for what they've accomplished.

At the same time, kids have things much easier now with all the technology available to them. I remember having to play £20 for the Appetite For Destruction tab book just so I could learn the beginning of Sweet Child O' Mine, where as nowadays a kid can jump on the net and have the tab instantly for free.
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I'm still learning...
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I was 14.. played acoustic for almost 3 years, can't afford to buy electric guitar.. lol, now im 23.
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Started playing classical guitar at 6, got my first electric at 12...

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Wow, I really admire that you learned the classical guitar at the age of 6. I love classical/flamenco guitar. I alternate between my classical and electric. I'll bet your phenomenal at playing guitar.
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i got a fender American Stratocaster for my 12th bday and thats when i first started to play...its a good 11-12 yrs of playing and learning now...
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Wow, I really admire that you learned the classical guitar at the age of 6. I love classical/flamenco guitar. I alternate between my classical and electric. I'll bet your phenomenal at playing guitar.
Well, instead of betting, check it out for yourself. I've got some (old) stuff online at http://www.mediara.com/jeanpaul/music.htm

I have written some classical stuff years ago... Hmmm, maybe I'll record some of it in the future. By the way, the best guitar for technique practicing is a classical guitar imho...

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i started classical guitar when i was about 9 or 10. played until 11, stopped for a year, played until 13, then started electric. i've only been playing electric for 6 months.... i'm 14 now, and i really think i've really starting learning the guitar well right now... so i count my starting age as 14
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I started at 13. I got a really crappy Harmony acoustic at 10, and I never learned anything. I found it in my closet, and I learned the basics on that. My dad noticed I was getting better, so he let me use his old Tele and his old Roland Cube. I bought my first electric, an Epiphone G-310, at 14, and put the Harmony in the basement, where it resides to this day. That crappy Harmony was the only piece of gear my parents have ever bought me. I'm about to buy a new guitar very soon, once I find a 550 or 570 on the Bay for a good price.
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ive been playing 13 years,when i first started all i wanted to play was covers and avoided theory,bad move,i cant improvise but i can play just about anything off tab,thats good enough for me cos i never wanted to write music anyways,guitar playing is for enjoyment playing covers is what i love to do,i aint the best guitarist in the world but i aint the worst either,enjoy""""
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I started playing at 13 after I heard Iron Maiden for the first time

I've been playing for 20 years now, and I still love guitars as much as I did when I started.

Rock on!
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14, Now I'm 17.

The reason I started playing was because I heard Iron Maiden's Killers, then Steve Vai's Alien Love Secrets in one sitting and that really got me into it. They were my sisters records.

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