How long to learn electric guitar?

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Hi,

I've always wanted to play the guitar, so I bought one last week and taught myself how to play Jingle Bells, London Bridge, etc.

I'm playing 30-45 minutes a day... how long did it take you guys to get to the point that you were really playing?

Thanks. Eric.
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I play drums, so I really can't tell ... but according to FHM (somewhere in 2005) to learn stairway to heaven will take you one month with something like 2 hours a day if you are an average absolute beginner ... just some random info for you ...
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I play bass, but I think the same general principles apply...

It'll take you about a week to be good enough to play with some punk band, and it'll take you the rest of your life before you'll say you've actually 'learned' it.
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Took me about 6 months to learn all the fundamentals when I was ten. Played off and on for 28 years and still not a master. Some of the best guitarists I've ever seen I know play 10 or more hours a day.
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Took me 1 month to learn fundamentals when I was 15. I played alot and slowly stopped. Can't find a band and playing alone seems really boring to me...
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Frankly it all depends on your inherent skill. As with anything :)
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there's a difference between knowing how to play a song... and actually playing it beautifully. I've been playing guitar for 9 years/ average about an hour a day. You can always get better.
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CE/ Pyrocy wrote:
there's a difference between knowing how to play a song... and actually playing it beautifully. I've been playing guitar for 9 years/ average about an hour a day. You can always get better.

True, I bought a guitar and learning it... haven't played much as I'm too lazy but I gotta pick my lazy a** up and lift that thing and start playing. :lol:
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I've been playing for just under 3 years and in no way do I consider myself good. It takes a lot of time and effort to learn how to play well.

You could start off on the basics and spend the rest of your life learning.
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Sure... like everything its all based on how much time you put in.

My goal is to play the 1st minute of Ain't It Fun by G&R.
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If you can play this song for real and not on Guitar Hero 3... and you do it decently clean I would say you have Learned how to play the guitar lol... I started learning it today because I couldn't do it with the guitar hero controller. I'm about a minute and 30 seconds in so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZcmU9qTxKM
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CE/ Pyrocy wrote:
I started learning it today because I couldn't do it with the guitar hero controller. I'm about a minute and 30 seconds in so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZcmU9qTxKM


Mate, that is some playing... put your video on when you learn Ain't It Fun.

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