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Old 11-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Is it too late to learn how to play ?

Hey everyone.

This is my first post in this forum!

So I bought my first guitar when I was 13 years old and didn't touch it till now. Am 22 now. Is it too late to learn it from the start or can I achieve and learn songs by practicing daily ?

I have a Yamaha guitar and thinking of getting a Gibson Flying V Melody Maker

What do you guys think ?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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It's never too late, as long as you have the passion and the patience.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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Hi Lucifer91,

Welcome to Ultimate Guitar!

Firstly, I don't think it's ever to late to pick up the guitar. My advice is to check out some of the guitar teachers on Youtube as there are plenty of free lessons. Check out the link below to Marty Schwartz' channel. He was a massive help when I first started learning.

http://www.youtube.com/user/martyzsongs/videos

Secondly, I wouldn't worry too much about getting a new guitar at the moment unless your current yamaha is uncomfortable or unplayable. Just getting the basics down is what i'd recommend at the moment (chords and chords transitions).

Let me know if you need any more help and keep us posted on your progress dude!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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If we're recommending useful websites to learn, I'd reccomend you check out Justin Sandercoe's videos and songbooks;
http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoe
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thank's for the replies and welcome guys!

mattgreen2205 my Yamaha's pick up selector switch is messed up. And I prefer getting a new guitar. Do you guys reccomend the Gibson Flying V Melody Maker ?
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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If you're learning to play on it I'd actually reccomend a guitar with a less extreme shape, should help with your posture. Not really a big deal though, play on whatever is comfortable and makes you excited to play.

If you want suggestions about what guitar to get for your budget/preferences, make a thread in the Electric Guitar forum.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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No its never too late!!! Anyone any age can play
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #8
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I like seeing someone who is inspired to learn guitar. You got some solid advice already, definitely watch justin sandercoe.... and marty schwartz. There are countless lesson videos on youtube, I'm sure you already found them by now.

I think you should be more open to different types of guitars- go to a guitar store, look at and play everything. It makes a big difference to feel and hear the differences in guitars rather than just reading about them. Also shopping for guitars is hella fun. You can hang out in guitar center all day.

A flying V or melody maker seem appealing now, but you should really compare to be thorough.

I will also say that I taught myself guitar to a limited extent to start off, and later got lessons. I made decent progress by myself but I improved much more once I had an actual teacher in the flesh. I don't know if you are attempting to teach yourself, but you might want to consider that also.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:42 AM   #9
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Thank's for the reply. Yes so far I am teaching myself by watching youtube videos and the process is working. I will be getting lessons when I get stuck.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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Thank's for the reply. Yes so far I am teaching myself by watching youtube videos and the process is working. I will be getting lessons when I get stuck.


There is a guy on youtube named Mike Gross, Him and Marty Schwardz have good lessons
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I subscribed to many channels on YouTube that teach electric/acoustic guitar. Already trying to learn easy songs like House of the rising sun and dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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I subscribed to many channels on YouTube that teach electric/acoustic guitar. Already trying to learn easy songs like House of the rising sun and dirty deeds done dirt cheap.


what kind of music do you like? If you like some of the old Black Sabbath stuff its pretty ez

Edit: What bands do you listen to, maybe I can help you out
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Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, AC DC, Buckethead, Funkadelic, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson and Slash

I know this is in the wrong forum to post but what the heck it's music. For Trance and house: Infected Mushroom, Orjan Nilsen and Tiesto.

For Orchestra and film composing: Ennio Morricone, Zack Hemsey, X-RAY DOG and Two Steps From Hell.

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Old 11-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, AC DC, Buckethead, Funkadelic, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson and Slash

I know this is in the wrong forum to post but what the heck it's music. For Trance and house: Infected Mushroom, Orjan Nilsen and Tiesto.

For Orchestra and film composing: Ennio Morricone, Zack Hemsey, X-RAY DOG and Two Steps From Hell.


Ok the EZer songs For...

Metallica=Seek and Destroy
Black Sabbath= Iron Man, Paranoid, Electric Funeral
Ozzy Osbourne= Crazy Train
Deep Purple=Smoke on the Water
AC/DC=Back in Black
Slash (I dont listen to his solo stuff just Guns N Roses)=Sweet Child O Mine

Some of them might be a little hard but Practice Makes Perfect!

Another tip is (if you dont know how to read tab, learn) Use power tab its free and better than TABs

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Alright. Thank you so much. For now I want to learn house of the rising sun I love that song so much. Will let you know if I'm stuck in something.
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House of the Rising Sun was one of the first songs I learned. Very easy and fun to play. Another one that's similar is Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door.

Other fairly simple songs, once you get into barre chords and 7th and 9ths and such:

AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf
Deep Purple - No One Came

And when you're ready to get into some songs with weird timing:

Led Zeppelin - Out on the Tiles, Black Dog, Four Sticks
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Another good one is Eye of the Tiger. It was the first song i learned
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I am stuck. How do I change from chord to chord fast. I can play till the second cord but then I get stuck since I am not fast in changing my fingers form fret to fret. Any advice ?

I can play the AM chord and C chord. But then I can't move to the D chord fast enough.

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I am stuck. How do I change from chord to chord fast. I can play till the second cord but then I get stuck since I am not fast in changing my fingers form fret to fret. Any advice ?

I can play the AM chord and C chord. But then I can't move to the D chord fast enough.


Practice just hit the chords not the notes. And PRACTICE SLOWLY! Sorry I cant help, it just takes time

Edit: To get a good sound pick as close to the bridge as you can
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i am a patient guy so I have no problem when it comes to time. My fingers got f-ed up from playing 5 hours a day for the past 4 days.
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