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Old 08-20-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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Where do you think my guitar playing will be after 2 years of playing?

Where do you think my guitar playing will be after 2 years of playing? I have been playing for a year and 3 months now i practiced and do practice now for a hour to hour- and a half every day every of every week. I play decent right now i can play many songs but tend to make a couple of mistakes here and there. I plan on moving to LA next year to start a band because here in eastern ky there is NO music scene at all and i love rock music. I know that everyone learns at their own rate but just give me an estimate to where you think i will be with my guitar playing like july of next year because im going to LA to play music but do you think if i keep it up i will be able to play gigs after 2 years of good practice?
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Mate if you can play some songs you're already ready to join a band.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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It's impossible to tell.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #4
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Thanks guys i know i really wont go until i get to that point of time but i was just asking of an estimate it could be where you were at that time or from your experience if your a teacher thanks a lot tho!
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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im going to LA to play music but do you think if i keep it up i will be able to play gigs after 2 years of good practice?

coming to LA eh..to breath the air of ashes..you will meet many folks doing music out here for many different reasons..fame & fortune (small towns in Wyoming) drive many to be the next superstar..but there is an entire sub-culture in the music business that has little to do with music..be as good a musician as you can be and have a series of short range goals that you can achieve-then string them together to get to the next step in your journey...try playing with as many people as you can..players that are much better than you are..play with them..this will speep up your learning curve..

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Old Yesterday, 08:57 AM   #6
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Where do you think my guitar playing will be after 2 years of playing? I have been playing for a year and 3 months now i practiced and do practice now for a hour to hour- and a half every day every of every week. I play decent right now i can play many songs but tend to make a couple of mistakes here and there. I plan on moving to LA next year to start a band because here in eastern ky there is NO music scene at all and i love rock music. I know that everyone learns at their own rate but just give me an estimate to where you think i will be with my guitar playing like july of next year because im going to LA to play music but do you think if i keep it up i will be able to play gigs after 2 years of good practice?



That's a pretty decent practice schedule so if you're mildly naturally talented you should be fine to gig in a rock band. That being said, if you're serious about playing professionally, you should bump up your practice time to 2 - 4 hours per day while you still can.
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^this. Even more if you can. All day everyday.

Also wolfen was pretty spot on about finding people to play with. It helps you grow as a musician. Regardless of how good you are on your own when you get to LA no one will want you in their band if you don't play well with others.
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