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    Is it too late to pick up an instrument?

    Ive had a sudden urge to pick up the guitar.
    Im 23 and work full time and have never played before so would need to get myself lessons.

    Is it too late to start an instrument (considering i have no discernible musical talent)
    If not how much do guitar tutors tend to cost (ball park as i know it will range)
    How long does it take to get up to a decent standard (i know its not a short term thing and will vary from person to person yada yada, but on average?)

    I would also like to play harmonica, but much harder to get tutors for i would imagine :P

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    It's never to late to learn a new skill... Go ahead mate :-D

    Nope, bought a guitar when I was 34 lol, still crap at it but i'm undisciplined lol

    Got given a keyboard few years back and a lot better at that

    This year gonna try a Sax pmsl

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    choc1969;7674995

    Nope, bought a guitar when I was 34 lol, still crap at it but i'm … Nope, bought a guitar when I was 34 lol, still crap at it but i'm undisciplined lolGot given a keyboard few years back and a lot better at thatThis year gonna try a Sax pmsl



    See you on britain's got talent soon :-D

    DLM;7675007

    See you on britain's got talent soon :-D



    One woman band :w00t:

    Original Poster

    choc1969;7674995

    Nope, bought a guitar when I was 34 lol, still crap at it but i'm … Nope, bought a guitar when I was 34 lol, still crap at it but i'm undisciplined lolGot given a keyboard few years back and a lot better at thatThis year gonna try a Sax pmsl




    I have a discipline issue when it comes to stuff like this. I have played sax, got to grade two once upon a time.
    I have access to a guitar, its only a basic crappy one, but more than good enough to learn on.
    so my outlay would be lessons i guess, im just curious about everything else!

    im 23 and always fancied a guitar, gave up after a couple of months lol my finger are too big ! i get bored if i cant do it straight away
    just get a cheap set to see if you like it first as i lost £100 odd

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    choc1969;7675014

    One woman band :w00t:



    Yay :thumbsup:

    Go for it, as long as you can put it the time; you can get really good in a couple of years. After that it's just a case of learning some of the more difficult augmented, suspected 7th chords etc. (The chords that can sound very harmonic, like the the GoGo Dolls; Iris [city of angels])

    Trust me; after you've learnt the guitar, you'll find your own style; jazz, blue, roll, heavy metal, beatle, brit-pop (whatever you choose) and be the soul of any party :thumbsup:

    try justinguitar.com or ultimate-guitar.com or go down to whsmiths and get a copy of total guitar and u cant really go wrong

    gal2792t;7675070

    Go for it, as long as you can put it the time; you can get really good in … Go for it, as long as you can put it the time; you can get really good in a couple of years. After that it's just a case of learning some of the more difficult augmented, suspected 7th chords etc. (The chords that can sound very harmonic, like the the GoGo Dolls; Iris [city of angels])



    think you mean suspended chords rather than suspected although if it sounds jazzy youd be right to suspect it of being suspended

    crickyo;7675076

    try justinguitar.com or ultimate-guitar.com or go down to whsmiths and … try justinguitar.com or ultimate-guitar.com or go down to whsmiths and get a copy of total guitar and u cant really go wrongthink you mean suspended chords rather than suspected although if it sounds jazzy youd be right to suspect it of being suspended



    yeah suspended... my bad :oops:

    lol eye ball paul weve got a blagger here!

    I've just started learning the guitar. Paid £59 for 8 x 2 hours lessons.
    Im 26.
    Its an adult education course run by the local secondary school...

    There is a thread for beginners to guitar ]HERE
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