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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear fellow queenzoners,

I am 27 years old (will turn 28 in June) and have had absolutely no training in western music whatsoever.
 
What I'd like to know is, is it too late for me to start taking guitar lessons? What I'm trying to say is, sometimes, after a certain age, it is difficult to learn new skills- for example swimming. Do you guys feel it applies to "guitaring" to?

I want to learn to play the guitar so that I can understand the music that I'm listening to, in addition to enjoying it. 

I'll be starting work from home very soon, and then I'd have enough time at hand to pursue my other interests. However, I want to take a practical decision because guitars don't come cheap around here adn I don't want to end up gifting it to some kid who wouldn't remember where he left it two days later.

Thanks, in advance, for your responses!

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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go for it!


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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"sometimes, after a certain age, it is difficult to learn new skills"
The beginning is difficult both for children, teenagers and adults. Plus, "difficult" and "impossible" don't share the same meaning. :) If you dedicate yourself and have enough patience (nobody becomes a new Brian May in a few months, right?), you can certainly become a good guitarist, no matter if you're 17, 27 or 57.


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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're only as old as you want to be.  The day you get old is the day you decide to stop learning.

Get to work, young man! :-)




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Posted: 05 Apr 09, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DO IT, MAN!

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Posted: 06 Apr 09, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to take guitar lessons as well, and I'm even older.  I took lessons for a year as a teenager but didn't keep playing.  Maybe one day I'll do it.

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Posted: 06 Apr 09, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you all for your encouragement : )

You know what I feel now, I was approaching the thing in a negative way. Ofcourse I can do it, and so can anyone else. Its never too late to late to start learning anything is it!!

@Erin - Go for it!!! If everything goes fine then I should be starting by June-July. I'll check with you then : )

Thanks again everybody!

Best regards,
A young man who now feels even younger : D

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Posted: 07 Apr 09, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Erin wrote:

I would love to take guitar lessons as well, and I'm even older.  I took lessons for a year as a teenager but didn't keep playing.  Maybe one day I'll do it. 


This is just one step in Erin's secret, evil plan to meet and jam with Dave Grohl  ; )







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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 03:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope you succeed with your guitar lessons :)


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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Crazy LittleThing wrote:



This is just one step in Erin's secret, evil plan to meet and jam with Dave Grohl  ; )







Oh, yeah!! :-))





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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







ParisNair wrote:



Dear fellow queenzoners,

I am 27 years old (will turn 28 in June) and have had absolutely no training in western music whatsoever.
 
What I'd like to know is, is it too late for me to start taking guitar lessons? What I'm trying to say is, sometimes, after a certain age, it is difficult to learn new skills- for example swimming. Do you guys feel it applies to "guitaring" to?

I want to learn to play the guitar so that I can understand the music that I'm listening to, in addition to enjoying it. 

I'll be starting work from home very soon, and then I'd have enough time at hand to pursue my other interests. However, I want to take a practical decision because guitars don't come cheap around here adn I don't want to end up gifting it to some kid who wouldn't remember where he left it two days later.

Thanks, in advance, for your responses!


My uncle is like 50 and only started playing the guitar around 5 years ago. You're NEVER too old for rock'n'roll....!

Remember, Freddie didn't lay down a guitar track until he was older than the age you are now.







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Posted: 14 Apr 09, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Play The Game wrote:
My uncle is like 50 and only started playing the guitar around 5 years ago. You're NEVER too old for rock'n'roll....!

Remember, Freddie didn't lay down a guitar track until he was older than the age you are now.


Cool!! Thank you for that post!!!