#1
Hi guys I am 22 years old, is it too late for me to become great? guitar has become my ultimate passion, I practice around 6-9 hours a day and have been playing for five years and consider myself a intermediate but is it too late for me to make my own cd's and gig? many of the great players was releasing cd's at like 18 years old and it just hurts that im not making it. i had to be self taught because i never had the money for lessons. should i just give it up? being famous really doesnt bother me because what does it change? maybe someones bank balance but nothing else hey maybe it will make you feel better inside but i already have that. my goals were to just play in huge places and make my own cds, is it too late? i consider myself a sensitive person so maybe thats w hy its getting to me.
#2
It's never too late.
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#4
im 16, i started two years ago and i already feel like its too late..sometimes
i just believe in myself and never let people bring me down
its a dream
make it come true.
#5
Of course not, there are several musicians who didn't really get started until a bit later in life, if you're only 22 you'll be fine (especially if you keep practicing the amount you do).
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It's Never too late.

EVER.
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Of course not, there are several musicians who didn't really get started until a bit later in life, if you're only 22 you'll be fine (especially if you keep practicing the amount you do).

Like Meatloaf, when started when he was 24. he never even said what he wouldn't do for love and he still got massive...

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maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#9
shit, you're only a year older than me and i'm only just getting started
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#10
Dude, you have your whole life ahead of you. You only need to do 1 thing to make you great. Take your time
#11
It's not too late...It's never too late...

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#12
Certainly not.

There are many bands that start to 'make it' well into their 30s, even 40s.
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#14
Its never too late. And theres no need to be an amazing guitarist in order to be an amazing musician

The important thing is to get out there and play, show your face. You'll never get famous from practicing in your room
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Glen Tipton from Priest began when he was 21.
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#17
It's never too late, some of the great guitarists didn't pick up guitar until they were teenagers.
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#18
yay everyone bring on the cheesy motivational comments. Lets give stories of musicians who made it later on in life.

Yes it's too late to become famous even though fame doesn't matter to you. I don't see why you can't make your own CD's and gig even if you're not that good
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yay everyone bring on the cheesy motivational comments. Lets give stories of musicians who made it later on in life.

Yes it's too late to become famous even though fame doesn't matter to you. I don't see why you can't make your own CD's and gig even if you're not that good


Its not cheesy motivational crap, its the truth. Anyone can achieve rocognition at any age if they're good enough.
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#20
You weren't going to make it anyway, just accept the fact that you will be a nobody forever.


Like the rest of us.
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Its never too late. And theres no need to be an amazing guitarist in order to be an amazing musician

The important thing is to get out there and play, show your face. You'll never get famous from practicing in your room


Nah, bedroom shredding is where it's at, really busting out some innovative riffs there, changing the world.
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#23
Well if you're practising 6-9 hours you're bound to catch up on those lost years. Good luck!
#24
Don't worry about it. If you think you've a decent handling of the guitar, go out and get yourself some like-minded musicians to form a band, and get the ball rolling. Keep working at it.

Good luck
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Like Meatloaf, when started when he was 24. he never even said what he wouldn't do for love and he still got massive...

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#26
its never too late trust me. i started guitar 6 months ago. self taught form this website as well. and i thought i would never catch up to other gutarists i knew. i practised my arse off an played in a gig and they all admitted that in the 6 months i have become better then them all. (they have been palying from 3-6 years).

my point is you gotta practise because you love it. you will never get good at something if you dont love it. love what you do and that in itself is more of a reward then you can ask for
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#28
It's never too late!
Just stick with it. I know someone who is 17, and have only been playing for 2 years. They're AMAZING.

Just keep practicing.
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#30
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Hi guys I am 22 years old, is it too late for me to become great? guitar has become my ultimate passion, I practice around 6-9 hours a day and have been playing for five years and consider myself a intermediate but is it too late for me to make my own cd's and gig? many of the great players was releasing cd's at like 18 years old and it just hurts that im not making it. i had to be self taught because i never had the money for lessons. should i just give it up? being famous really doesnt bother me because what does it change? maybe someones bank balance but nothing else hey maybe it will make you feel better inside but i already have that. my goals were to just play in huge places and make my own cds, is it too late? i consider myself a sensitive person so maybe thats w hy its getting to me.


lets hear and see you man, the truth is now if you have the talent you will get signed despite not making any money you can do it if you have the talent, originality, personality looks etc. Its funny so many bands ive seen in the past be totally serious and no one has said to them, you will never make it because you are shit.
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Guitar will never give you up, but Rick Astley might.

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