#1
When someone tells you to learn guitar or you say, "Hey, I wanna learn how to play guitar". When have you officially learned how to play guitar? Or what does it take to 'learn' guitar? Does it just take learning a bunch of chords and how to play lots of songs?
Last edited by Alm3ga at Jul 18, 2009,
#2
one extreme, is if you learn 2 or 3 simple open chords, and can strum along to a song. i guess that would class as 'learning the guitar', in a sense.

the other extreme, once you can play every song in the world, perfect. on expert mode.

(ignore expert mode comment)

but yeah, there isn't really a set definition for when you've learnt the guitar.
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#3
You "learn" guitar when you're happy with it.

You are always learning. Jeff Beck was good, but he wasn't happy with it, and switched to fingerpicking.
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#4
I think the real question is 'when can you say that you can play the guitar?' Which would probably be the same answer.
#5
you start learning the first time you grab your guitar wanting to learn
you end learning when you quit / die
#6
It really goes on for as long as you like. The more you play the more you learn. the more you learn the better you get overall.
#7
you never stop learning to play the guitar. i'm a reasonably good player but i learn new licks and progressions all the time.
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#9
saying you "learned guitar" is like saying you, learned to paint or to write.

instead, you can phrase it differently.

"i'd like to start learning guitar."

"i play guitar, at a beginning, intermediate or expert level."
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#10
In my opinion you are constantly learning because everything you see and hear changes the way you play and the way you interpret music.
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#11
You never stop learning, and the curse of the guitar player is to never be satisfied with what you can do or what you know...there's always something new to discover.
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#12
I'm gonna take this another direction. It depends on what you want to do. If you want to be in a cover band then it takes learning 3 hours worth of songs. If you want to get laid in college just learn 2 or 3 popular songs. And if you want to start a band and contribute to the art of music, it starts with the first song you write and continues till the day you fatally overdose.