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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 #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

Im almost 16 and i've been playing guitar for about 4 months im self taught (my uncle taught me a few basics) and i will be getting tuition when holidays are over. I just wanted to know how old you guys and girls were when you first picked up a guitar and learnt how to play it.

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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I was 8yrs old when I started, so that means I've been playing for 23yrs now. Wow, I didn't think it was that long until now.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

CV resume of the Chimp:

Stairway to Heaven - aged 3

Purple Haze - aged 4

Eruption - aged 5
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

not really ...got into the guitar when a mate at school introduced me to Poison, Cinderella and DLR. I was 17 but never took formal guitar lessons till I was 20.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I learned my first "song" at about 10. I didn't get serious and and take lessons until I was 13.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I was 15.

I was into Iron Maiden in a massive way and wanted to play Iron Maiden songs .

I took lessons for a year up until last September, but at the moment im working at my own pace.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

Started with lessons at the age of 10. Still don't know how to play it all...
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I've been playing with guitars since I was a baby. I knew a few chords at the age or 4 or 5. I started to play more seriously around the age of 12.
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I'm still learning but I first picked it up around age 13. I had a POS acoustic with strings a mile high. I learned "Silent Night" on one string then I pulled a "Townsend" on that poor guitar down in the concrete basement of my apartment building. I was 16 when I aquired a solid-state 30W Marshall combo and a Squier Bullet (baby Strat). That's when I really started getting into it. I'm 38 and feel like I'm starting from scratch again because I'm tackling some light theory and learning a bunch of scales - things I wished I'd paid attention to 20 years ago! Oh well, it's still fun!
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Started when I was in Junior high after quitting violin, but I have news, we're still learning.

"You practice every time you play your instrument"
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I started to learn when I was 6. I was so mesmerized by my uncle everytime he would play his guitar. I've been obsessed with the instrument since.

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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

I was 16 when I started.

So a later starter, thats for sure.
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Piano 6 - 14
Trumpet 13 - 18 highschool band and all, good thing we don't do summer camps (band camp).
Guitar 14 - 33 and counting...

Very much like Bamm said, I'm still learning.
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Always learning. When I stop learning is when I probably stop playing.
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post #15 of 92 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?

When I was four my dad made me a minature strat from stewmac, I cant say that I really played then though. I probably really started playing when I was 12. So probably 3 years of playing and 8 years of dreaming
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