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#1
I've been playing for a few weeks now and I think I'd consider myself a guitarist instead of just a "beginner" once I can play some songs smoothly. So, when did you consider yourself a guitarist and such?
#3
When I was able to play a song competently all the way through without reading music.
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#8
when....


....shit, that's a tough one
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#10
Guitar - probably 2 or 3 years (into playing, so like 7ish years ago), when I got my first electric.
Drums - Only recently, I've had a drum set for about a year now but I wasn't very good.
Piano - I still don't consider myself a pianist, I never took lesson and only learned a couple songs by ear. yep
#11
once i got used to using chords/power chords.
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#12
I've never called myself a guitarist, strangely.

Probably because I'm playing guitar as a hobby and I don't want to be in a band.
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I've never called myself a guitarist, strangely.

Probably because I'm playing guitar as a hobby and I don't want to be in a band.

This. I do want to be in a band, but I can't say I've ever said "yeah, I'm a guitarist"

I say "yeah, I play guitar, but I'm pretty shit...."

probably why I'm not in a band
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#15
When I learned to shred!

But seriously, when I started writing good, original material.
#17
When....

Hell I've been playing for 5 years and still don't consider myself a guitarist, not a very good one at least.
#21
When i stopped worshipping people like MAB and malmsteen, i used to think speed made the guitarist. Arrogant and blind i was. I still think they are amazing guitarists but their music is so incredibly boring.
#23
I think when I learned to hold the pick.That was very poweful.
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#24
I considered my self a pianist when I was about 14 and I got a Bronze Medal in performance. That really gave my musical confidence a boost.

Guitarist is an easy one. After my first lesson I came home and spent the week learning the chords to "Song for Ireland." From that week on, I was a guitarist.

By the time I bought my first drum kit, I was already good enough to play with other musicians, from playing other drum kits, so I would consider myself a drummer from the moment I set up the floor tom on my first kit.
#25
I've been playing since '05 but I only now really consider myself a guitarist(as opposed to someone who can just play guitar) because I now have an alright understanding of music theory and how to improv
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#26
when I started taking guitar lessons...? As far as I know guitarist means "someone who plays guitar" - nothing about skill.
#27
Guitar beginner: First 6th months
Guitar Player: After six months
Guitarist: When you have played 10,000 hours.


Sounds kinda uptight, but I always thought that the term Guitarist should be reserved for people that know their instrument like their ABC's...

I've played for 2 years now AND have a massive ego, but would never call my self a guitarist yet.
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#28
Once my technique became passable, I considered myself a guitarist.

I'm not a shredder yet, but I can play/improvise a decent solo if I don't try too hard to push my "speed limit."
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Guitar beginner: First 6th months
Guitar Player: After six months
Guitarist: When you have played 10,000 hours.


Sounds kinda uptight, but I always thought that the term Guitarist should be reserved for people that know their instrument like their ABC's...

I've played for 2 years now AND have a massive ego, but would never call my self a guitarist yet.




Guitarist is an adjective. It describes a person, and what they do. Guitar player is a phrase that acts as an adjective. They both mean the same thing. I just call all guitar players 'guitarists,' because that's the most accurate word.


I considered myself a guitarist when I learned a couple songs, and just wanted to keep learning.
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I considered myself a guitarist when I learned how to play guitar. Maybe, 3-4 lessons? Then I watched lots of bass videos on YouTube and kind of imagined what it was like based on what I knew about guitar, so by the time I bought my first bass I already considered myself a bassist (though a rather mediocre one).
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Guitarist is an adjective. It describes a person, and what they do. Guitar player is a phrase that acts as an adjective. They both mean the same thing. I just call all guitar players 'guitarists,' because that's the most accurate word.


I considered myself a guitarist when I learned a couple songs, and just wanted to keep learning.

You mean noun, right? You wouldn't say "I'm a guitarist person," you'd say "I'm a guitarist."
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#31
When I first picked up a guitar and forced it into submission by sheer will alone.


Lol no, I'm a terrible guitar player.
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when I started taking guitar lessons...? As far as I know guitarist means "someone who plays guitar" - nothing about skill.

This, except I didn't take any lessons.
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#33
After the first year or so was when I considered myself an actual player. Not a very good one, but a guitarist none the less.
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#34
I've been playing guitar for almost two years now. Still taking lessons. I don't consider myself a 'musician' in that I don't have a job in a band or some such. Guitar is a hobby of mine along with playing too many computer games. Hanging out for Mass Effect 3 but that's off the topic.

I've frigged around with an electric bass a couple of times, purely for the hell of but would never call myself a bass player.
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Just recently. I can't write or compose, but I can play most of what I want to play.
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#37
IMO, once 2 years rolls around, you've attempted getting a band together/joining, or you never really had a life during the first and your really good because of it. Until then, just say that you play guitar. your not a guitarist yet
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#38
This ones tough. I just say I play guitar but I dont like telling anyone (felling of stuck up-ness), but Im in a band with my friends which helped a little. Its still been less than a year though since I got my lefty though lol
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Guitarist is an adjective. It describes a person, and what they do. Guitar player is a phrase that acts as an adjective. They both mean the same thing. I just call all guitar players 'guitarists,' because that's the most accurate word.


I considered myself a guitarist when I learned a couple songs, and just wanted to keep learning.

I won't piss a fit if someone "misuses" it. That's just the way I prefer to look at it.
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#40
i've played drums for 7+ years and dabble in guitar but i only consider my self a drummer and trombonist
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