#1
Just curious for all you guitar players who have played for a while how many years it took before you were confident enough to play for people or at the point where you hardly screw up any notes?

Almost 2 years of guitar for me and still make a ton of mistakes even easy ones but im sure in a few years it will get real familiar. Any comments from your guys experience would be appreciated.
#3
well ive bin playin for bout 1 and a half and i play in front of ppl with only few mistakes
#4
I was always comfortable even when i couldn't play, but after about a year i could play alot more cleanly. Just depends on how much you practice!
#5
I've been playing for almost 5 years now and I'm still not confident with my playing. It just means that i have to practice more and become a lot more dedicated.
#6
4 years of playing and I'm playing gigs as the lead guitarist.

If you are good, people who think you suck just have different taste. How do you get good? practice.
#7
To be honest....I've been playing for more than 6 years and I still have a lot of confidence issues.

When I play in front of people I just concentrate a lot and that prevents me from making mistakes. Still I think things like "ok now don't screw this part up,"

I practice a lot though and some songs I play are basically just muscle memory at this point.

It took me a year or so before I would even attempt to play in front of people.

I've found that if you have a lot of energy and are generally happy to be playing people will notice that more.

And as always: practice makes perfect.
#8
yea like my problem is when i play for people or record something to put on the internet my mind races and it messes with my playing
#9
well i have been playing for 3 almost 4 years now and i think im getting to the stage of feeling better about my playing but i always was able to play for people even when i first started i was doing school talent shows with hardly any worrys ...but latly the only that i play for is my teacher soo i dont know if my confidence has changed for the worse becouse maybe since im taking music more seruise. but usally when i play for some people it doesnt bother me couse i just let the music flow. let my emotions take other ..lol and then i forget that theres even people there
ug's cool so i guess im cool to

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#10
So far I'm at 7. The weird part is that the only time I get nervous is when I'm recording something because I always want it to be perfect. If I'm playing in front of people I'm more confident than most people.
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#11
I'm at 5, I can play rhythm all day, and not think for a sec...my lead though i still freeze up sometimes, its like i can play good leads, but when i get nervous i have nothing, and i start thinking bout timing which in turn screws up my timing...i have none of these problems when playing alone, only recording and playing live
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#12
I'm still not confident and I've been playing for over a year. Oh well, all I can do is keep going
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#13
I'm at one and a half, and I completely agree with what lessy_p had to say!!!