How Long have YOU been playing Guitar?

Discussion in 'Guitar' started by matthewsa1, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Jayling

    Jayling New Member

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    Good question! when I think about it I've been playing for 15 years! Wow!

    I started at school I bought a guitar off my uncle for a bottle of rum! I then gave up after 6 weeks I still can't stand "lay down your head Tom Dooley"!

    2 years later I got right into the Beatles and Eric Clapton I found the ol' guitar and we have not been seperated since!
    I'm lucky my wife is a singer so theres no conflict of interest just lots of sweet music at home!
  2. jazzism

    jazzism New Member

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    playing proffesionally for about 13 years. Am now, believe it or not doing a hotel duo gig in Kuwait
  3. pleathal

    pleathal New Member

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    have been playing for 11 years and still no better!!!!
  4. Blue Cheese

    Blue Cheese New Member

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    I played for a year in the Year 8 program two years ago [everybody in our school year spends a year playing an instrument of their choice which they selected during the rotational year 7 program], and then just at the end of last year [end of year 9] i got a guitar for christmas and started teaching myself. suddenly all the chords i found difficult to play in year 8 are really easy, and i can play all basic song tabs. Awesumm! I love playing Peter Paul and Mary
  5. ReBeL

    ReBeL New Member

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    about a year or so, no teacher, basicly playing metal songs
    and having a ball
    guitar ownz
  6. tonicxavier

    tonicxavier New Member

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    I'm a newbie, sorta...I suck at guitar, can only play by ear...and peopel say I play fairly decently..unfortunatley, My guitars neck is warped and slightly twisted because the idiot who owned it before me pulled the rod out of it...>.<'

    But I also have my granddad's 12 string..unfortuneately, it won't bre able to hold twelve strings ever agian..the neck was broken once and then repaire, but it will never be the same again...;_;
  7. lacima

    lacima New Member

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    Just Startes

    I just finished the theory course at Berklee and I think I'm going to start with guitar instead of piano.
  8. SheSaiD_TaTu

    SheSaiD_TaTu New Member

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    since i was 11 yrs old, now i'm 15 yrs old..
  9. SheSaiD_TaTu

    SheSaiD_TaTu New Member

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    my fav. guitarist ... umm... John Squire from The Stone Roses
  10. miks696

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    10 years and i still only know the pentatonics... hahhaha
  11. nackcao

    nackcao New Member

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    I played for 14 years now, but there have been some years where I didn't play that much, but it keeps coming back :)
  12. jai

    jai New Member

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    Something like 7 years now ... and I'm *still* mediocre -_-;;; I guess I can say I'm the worst guitarist with the nicest guitars! :p
  13. TheSlayer81

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    I've been self teaching since last year. Haha! I only know about 5 chords... I'm taking proper lessons soon
  14. smithkf51

    smithkf51 New Member

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    I've been playing for 47 years. Influences have been the Everly Brothers, Beatles, Clarence White, B.B. King, Johnny Rivers.
  15. lifeisguitar

    lifeisguitar New Member

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    I've only played a little over a year but am hooked, its like a drug, cant stop.
  16. Hegul

    Hegul New Member

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    about 3 years. i ahve too many influences to list :)
  17. irrelevant

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    been playin guitar since december 2001... almost 2 years ?
    been playin bass since march 2002..... a bit under 2 years.... im abit more hooked on my bass i think.....i love bass slapping.... influenced by les claypool, robert trujillo.... i cant go a day without slapping my bass :D hehe
  18. alanfred

    alanfred New Member

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    7 years here...
  19. Durden

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    About 15 years now and I learn something new every time I pick it up. I LOVE IT.
    Play just about anything with strings or keys.
    First song I ever learned from start to finish was 18 & Life by Skid Row then I sunk myself into the world of Paul Gilbert.
    Relaxed a bit since then. Now I play whatever makes me feel good, or bad, whatever makes me feel.

    Oh yeah, true story. I started playing because a friend of mine wanted a long-hair in his band.
    Sounds a little Nikki Sixx, but it's true!!!
  20. telemaster

    telemaster New Member

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    I've been playing for 34 years. I just love the sound of the guitar and the many ways I can make it talk using different effects and playing styles. I use telecasters but I also own a Taylor CE which sounds great through my effects too.

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