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#1
I have a friend who's ReALLY talented in guitar. and he says that he'll never archieve anything because he began playing at the age of 16 (now he's 17. plays like one year)
So everytime i tell him that theres no such a thing a determinated age to start with music, he asks for a famous good guitarist (joe satriani, vai, gazza, eric johnson, and that kind of guitarists) that began playing after they were 16 years old, and i cant manage to find one. so do you know anyone who began after 16?
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#2
i dont know any, but i started at 17 and im now 20. im not exactly the best in the world but i love playing, and to me thats the main thing.

if he wants to be rich and famous then even that is still possible, you just have to keep at it. sulking gets noone anywhere.
#5
eric clapton got his first guitar when he was 15, but didn't teach himself how to play until he was 17

i'm pretty sure lennon started playing guitar when he was at least 16
#6
i think tom morello started to play seriously when he went to harvard,he was barely playing at all then he just started playing 8 hours a day no matter what
#7
dude i'm sure theres amazing guitarist that didn't start playing till they were 30. It doesn't matter when you start playing it matters how well you progress. How much you practice. No one is gonna ask you how long have you been playing before you sign for a label.
#8
I think Tom Morrello was like 18ish, Eric Clapton started at or after 16 I believe
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#9
Flea only took up bass in high school I believe.
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#11
^ya, the original guitarist of rhcp hillel slovak or whatever his name was got flea started
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#12
its all how much you practise. If you play all day every day, you could be a great player after 3-4 years.
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#13
Ryan Bensley, he started at 20, and he's mental(in the face)UUUUUUURRRRRGGGGGHHHHH, rock on Bensley
#14
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Wes Montgomery started around 18 or so.


There you have it, one of the greatest of all time started at 18.
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Wes Montgomery started around 18 or so.


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#16
it depends on how dedicated you are to the instrument.

i think starting a little later is sometimes better because you generally have a better understanding of music. well, that's my take on it anyway.
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#19
Kurt Cobain started at 16 didnt he?
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#21
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Kurt Cobain started at 16 didnt he?

i believe he wanted to know of good guitarists
#23
chris rea of northern england, i don't know how far americans are aware of him and his music. I believe he worked with David Gilmour(Pink Floyd), Jimmy paige(Led Zeppelin) and Paul Rodgers(Bad Company) for 'The Firm' band. the band didn't last long thou, it ended after releasing one album(1985). 'DANCING DOWN THE STONEY ROAD' is one of his great works.
#24
A Satchhead told me that Joe Satriani started at 16.
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#25
Well... I started at 19 (im now 20) and im probably the single greatest guitar player to walk the face of the earth. I can liek tootaly pLay evry Green Day song. But seriously I hate Green Day.

Id say it depends on your dedication, I play every second I can when I'm not in class or doing homework and i feel like im getting better every day. So the moral of the story is, practice your ass off and you'll be fine, Idk about famous though
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#26
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im probably the single greatest guitar player to walk the face of the earth. I can liek tootaly pLay evry Green Day song. But seriously I hate Green Day.

i really hope your're joking.
#27
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i really hope your're joking.


No, I'm pretty sure he actually does hate Green Day
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#28
zappa didnt start learning guitar til he was 18

izzy stradlin didnt start til he was 21,

stuart bull whos an amazing session musician didnt start til he was 18/19

i started at 18
#29
yeah tom morello was about 18 when he started which gines me hope. nice to c a black guy in proper rock too! he is one o my faves, mostly cus o the blackness lol
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#30
Allan Holdsworth started age 17, and was one of Britains highest ranked jazz players by his early twenties.
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#31
it doesnt matter what age, look at zakk wylde he was 15 when he started playing and in jst 4 short years he was ozzy osbourne's guitarist at 19. In 4 years he was seen to be good enough to fill the shoes of guys like tony iommi, jake e lee and randy, even if he didnt start til he was 20, he would only have been 24 with the same effort and practice he put in to be as good as he was.
#33
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i think ive heard rusty cooly started at 16...


He did.
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#34
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i really hope your're joking.


Yes I was joking.
1. Of course I am not the greatest guitarist ever, I really wouldn't consider myself good compared to a lot of players on this site
2. No I've actually never tryied to learn any Green Day song, I actually like to learn songs that I consider a challenge.
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#37
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#38
Kirk Hammet was only 16 when he started playing, 19-20 when they recorded Kill Em All.

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#39
Id love to play Trapped Under Ice, only been playing 2 years... grr..
patrick stewart is awesome
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