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Old 05-11-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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How many years

I really want to learn to be able to play Rhythm and lead and I'm wondering how long it takes to be decent enough to be playing stuff like sultans of swing on guitar as that's where I want to be at. At the moment I'm just starting out on acoustic and am getting an electric in a few weeks to learn barre chords and lead.

Also where is the best place to start technique wise to get into dire straits stuff.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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It all honestly depends on what you learning style is, how quickly you can learn and how dedicated you can be to practicing a lot every day.

If you want some guidance find a guitar teacher who is fluent in blues. Take lessons, practice the crap out of it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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Noone can answer this question. There are way way too many factors to take in to consideration
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:53 PM   #4
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It depends on how much you practice and how perfect your practice is.

If it helps, the first song Slash ever learned was Sultans of Swing, and he learned the whole thing by ear, before there was tabs or youtube to help. So your goal is very possible.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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It depends on how much you practice and how perfect your practice is.

If it helps, the first song Slash ever learned was Sultans of Swing, and he learned the whole thing by ear, before there was tabs or youtube to help. So your goal is very possible.


This. It's all about commitment, dedication, and consistency my friend.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:36 PM   #6
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You need to embrace the journey to reach the destination
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You need to embrace the journey to reach the destination


That's one of the best things I've ever heard.

It's the truth!
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:06 PM   #8
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That's one of the best things I've ever heard.

It's the truth!

Why thank you.I just made it up,My head is full of crap.lol
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:09 PM   #9
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Why thank you.I just made it up,My head is full of crap.lol


Hahah even better. It's true though, everyone wants results but no one wants to make the journey.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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You need to embrace the journey to reach the destination


I was in a kind of pretentious garden centre (also had some stuff for the home as well) there a while back and they had a picture saying "life's not a journey, it's a destination".

I wanted to punch the picture so hard
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