#1
How would you measure yourself as a guitarist without following any lessons or certified grades?

I mean, I can play major/minor scales, open chords, barre chords and know some cover songs in particular genres but how do I measure myself as an actual guitarist?

I know this question sounds a bit preachy and vague but any help would be appreciated.

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#2
Well in my opionion you can't measure yourself as a guitarist.

Guitar playing has so many aspects(theory, technique, feel, speed etc) which are in it's own very difficult to measure.

Just enjoy playing,that's really all that should matter
#3
You can't realy measure how good you are at guitar.

But if you want to get a vague idea of how good you are i would suggest jamming with some other guitarists/musicians


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#4
By comparing yourself to where you where a month ago. Sometimes it helps to have monthly goals, a list of areas that you wish to improve upon. That's really the only kind of comparing that you should do, that's positive. I think comparing yourself against others is negative, and can take your focus away from the stuff that matters, like making music.
#5
I gauge how good I am compared to other people. I look at bands and think about whether I can do what their guitarist does and if I could naturally come up with something equal to it.

As a pop/rock guitarist im great, as a jazz guitarist I'm average-good, as a metal guitarist I'm shit.

as people have said above, jam with others. This is also a pretty good thing to do to see what you need to work on, what others have been working on.
#7
You don't "measure" yourself, there's nothing to measure...playing guitar isn't a sport, it's an art.
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