Do you play guitar?

@carrine (2749)
Philippines
March 7, 2010 1:59am CST
thats one of my frustration in life. playing guitar is one of my dream really. however i cant play and no one has the courage to teach me. LOL because i have short fingers, i cant reach other keys. hahahahaha but my mom said my dad is very good on playing guitar. whew hope we had a chance to play together. well, life is not fair sometimes. do you play guitar too?
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35 responses
• China
7 Mar 10
Hi,carrine,I don't know how to play guitar bcz I have no interest in playing guitar.But u r different,u have the interest to learn it,keep on trying I think u can succeed and u have a nice family environment to learn playing guitar.Cheers and happy my lotting.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
yah thats the difference between the two of us. i know you're good of some other things though.. happy mylotting.
@nunoasl (166)
• Portugal
19 Mar 10
i dont know to, but someday i will, it seems easy to learn...
@jarbaz (5)
• Australia
8 Mar 10
used to but then it got to hard
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
so you're like me, no patience on that thing also. soo goodluck to both of us. hahahaa
@neildc (17259)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Mar 10
i can play guitars. but i still have to depend on chords. i mean i can play guitars with chord chart so that i have something to look at while playing so i can figure out what will be my fingers do while playing it. i mean, if there is no chord chart to look at with, i can not play continuously. but there are those minor keys that i have successfully memorized so no need for the chart.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
thats a good start i think. so keep on practicing and memorizing the keys and the chords. no reason you cant master those stuff. because in my case i dont have the patience to practice it and i have this problem really that i cant reach the strings on top because i have short fingers. grrrrr
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
7 Mar 10
hi carrine, i can play the guitar...but only when i'm in the mood to do so...lol...other times i can't...its only the keyboard that i can play always... if you wanna play the guitar...it doesn't really matter if you have long or short fingers...its only the confidence you have in you...just trust yourself and keep practicing...and you'll get it one day for sure...
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
wow you can play keyboard. thats cool and interesting. yah i know one day i can play guitar and the keyboard as well by the help of my kids i think. hahahaha
@humairaku (2040)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 10
just like you, sista! I have a dream to play guitar too. but sadly, I couldn't play it till today. actually I can reach all the keys, but it really hurts to pick the snares. then I gave up! so sad, right?
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
hahahaha!!!! good for you that you were able to reach the strings unlike me. . me too i dont hate patience really to practice and i easily give up. thats why till now nothing happens.
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
Hi! Yes I do. And I'm telling you to not give up. I have short fingers too. In fact, I have to bend my whole wrist just to reach the other strings and keys as well. I think its the drive. I sing, and I write songs, so I was badly frustrated before. But hey, once you put your dedication to it, you can make it. And I agree, its true online tutorials do help. You might want to check guitartutee.com. Also, check shorter guitars. Mine's shorter so its easier for me to reach the tabs.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
wow. thats so inspiring, thanks for that motivation huh? that's cool that you wrote songs, how i wish i can too. if a person can wrote a song and play an instruments, their so gifted. so keep it up.
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
7 Mar 10
That is one of my lifes frusterations as well. I would do anything to play the guitar. I do plan on picking it up in the upcoming months. From what I've researched, it is very rare for people to play the guitar left handed (like I do) and lessons are even harder to find....that kind of has been what has kept me away. Like I said though, by about May I would like to start so hopefully in a few years I can report to you myLotters and say I am a rockstar, or something lol
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
hhahahahah! so tell me then that time huh? dont forget to update us here on mylot friends. LOL
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
7 Mar 10
It's very easy to learn how to play the guitar even if there's no one to teach you. Start out how to read chords using a chart. It's easy to understand those chart, just follow those dots. There are a lot of free online lessons too. Here's a good one: http://www.8notes.com/guitar_Chord_chart/
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
hahahha. the problem is also i dont have a guitar with me. LOL no i know someday i can learn then how. because my kids love music also. ill just make up with them instead.
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
Me too. That is also one of my dreams in life. I tried learning how to play the guitar in the past. My dad bought me a dark purple colored guitar, though I'm not a fan of the color purple but it looks nice. I bought "Learn How to Play the Guitar" books and cds. I tried learning on my own. I already managed to play simple songs like Leaving on a Jetplane and Breakfast at Tiffany's. But after a few months, I gave up because I have short fingers and I find it difficult to reach some keys. Now my purple guitar gathers dust in my room. So sad.
@dbeast (1500)
• India
7 Mar 10
I simply love the instrument. It takes me to another world when I hear the music. I've been trying to learn the guitar for quite some time now and can play a bit. I am currently on the hunt for a good teacher. I plan on becoming a good musician and I know I am going to do it soon. You can do wonders carrine. IT is all in your head. There is a man who can play the guitar with his legs.He doesn't have hands. It is all in our head. So go and win your passion.
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@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
hihi! same here! I love singing and I do play guitar but the thing is, I can't finish a song without having wrong keys or weird sound in between...and I just can't play anything I want to play. I have few songs that I can play and sing with but it is not that hard to play at all. I only know the basic and it's kinda frustrating to learn more.
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@allen0187 (27522)
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
used to play the guitar but never really excelled in it. never learned to read the chords but from memory learned the chords of certain songs. then shifted to bass and drums. had some level of success there. used to be part of a band but that one never really took off. lol! nice story about your dad being very good playing the guitar. it really isn't too late to learn. you can go ahead and purcahse a cheap guitar and the basic chordbook and you can teach yourself to play the guitar. if i had the extra time, i would definitely do that. lol! anyway, i think its time to clean my old dusty guitar and start teaching myself to play. that wouldn't be such a bad idea. cheers!!!
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@shibham (17025)
• India
7 Mar 10
Yes i do. Apart from guiter, i play violin and mandolin too but not in musical program, i play for the background music of dramas. Actualy to make interesting, we add music to our dramas. Each n every members of our group can play instruments. Thanks
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@jd107nette (1457)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
haha.. we share the same sentiments... i just get so envious with those people who are very good in playing guitar! my brother bought me years ago when i told him i was interested but it ended up in the storage room.. haha.... Likewise, no one's around to teach me... My father used to play as well but he doesn't know how to read chords... ^_^ though i wasn't able to learn, my guitar impression remains... ^_^
• Indonesia
19 Mar 10
ms jd107nette ...? is the guitar still in storage room ? why don't try to clean from dust and try strumming again ? i think your guitar is lonely and waiting for someone warm touch ... ^.^
• United States
17 Aug 10
Nope I don't play. I had wanted to learn when I was a kid, but no guitar and no one to teach me. Hubby has tried to learn how to play on his own w/ little success... speaking of that I'll have to see if he'll donate the elec guitar he has it's cheap & he broke the bridge on it... it's collecting dust.
@dorannmwin (36696)
• United States
17 Aug 10
I've never had the opportunity to learn to play the guitar. However, I have had the opportunity to learn to play the piano and also the viola and I'm a singer as well. I've never really had an interest in the guitar because until more recently in my life it really wasn't something that I was really exposed to. I am happy though that I have had the opportunities in my life to have access to learning a lot about music.
@Noth1ng (46)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 10
Yes i do ... and i learned my self coz there's no one want to teach me ( they're busy ... hahaha) , i have short fingers too ~ ^^ just try a few chord n play the music you like ( soft music recommended ) ^^, Try your best Okay while time is ticking ~ goodluck
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
everyone can learn to play the guitar. short fingers should not hinder you from learning to play. i learned to play when i was still in elementary, my father taught me how to. and i still play with him if we got to jam with the band here in out community. Music is a good thing to pass on to your kids. good luck in finding a guitar teacher and keep your heart to music!
@kokowit (37)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
We were required to learn the basics in high school because of music class, but then I stopped because I didn't have a guitar and my fingers hurt after long practices. But I did learn how to read guitar tabs though, and I'm better at plucking than strumming. It'd be cool if I learned how to read notes like in classical guitar. :D
@coopher (12)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
i love playing guitar, i do that during my free time. Don't be discourage learning to play it. To me learning how to play a guitar is like learning a new language, you start with the basics like saying hi and hello ( basic open chords) then progress to more advance things as you go on learning, don't skip a thing because you will be rewarded in the end :)