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Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)

 
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Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
I've begun to volunteer more. I've taken in some unique art shows, not just the typical. I've seen some local and national talent that is underground and way off the radar, but interesting still the same. I feel like a new start has begun.
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Sure you can - go for it! I know people at all stages of life who develop new talents...
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
Yes, as long as you want to be a great guitar player you will figure out how to be a great guitar player.
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
Yes, practice, practice, and more practice. Then practice a bit more.
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yes....i started at 30.

i'm not "great" .....but if i really desired to be it would just be a matter of conditioning.
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
Yes, practice, practice, and more practice. Then practice a bit more.
 Quoting: Ex-AFOSI

Well I've given up all video games, don't watch much TV anymore, and only read for education. Seems like I have more time. My wife and I've increased our work-outs for one.

Needless to say I can put an hour a day towards it.
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
It might take a few years to rip, but yes - it's never too late.

Making music is my absolute favorite pastime and an awesome way to spend free time.
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
guitar is a gift, if you're gifted then it's never to late
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If you have the talent and heart to rock,your OWN style, then yes. If you want to become a Santana or Metallica style; sub par is what you'll amount to. Be yourself and always,always; "Rock-Out With Your Cock Out!"
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
If you think 33 is "late in life" you need to give up.
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If you have the talent and heart to rock,your OWN style, then yes. If you want to become a Santana or Metallica style; sub par is what you'll amount to. Be yourself and always,always; "Rock-Out With Your Cock Out!"
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By the way, what's your style?
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be original
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
I've begun to volunteer more. I've taken in some unique art shows, not just the typical. I've seen some local and national talent that is underground and way off the radar, but interesting still the same. I feel like a new start has begun.
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Sorry noob... The cut-off age is 32...
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Thanks for the encouragement. I do appreciate it.

Now, do I go acoustic or electric?
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I played 30 years...kids start bands with 6 months experience and some practice...

So...basically, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

Gofuritz... hf
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Okay, a shameless plug -

My nephew, in his late 20's, on MTV



You know you're at least as good, and probably better...
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Um... so when had 33 been considered "late in life"?
As to your question, it all depends on your goal. Do you want to eventually be a song writer? A studio musician? Just a dude in a band? Just the dude at the party who gets drunk and tries to get everybody involved?

It all depends, man.
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Great???? Never...You must learn it when you are young.
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Far better is it for an aspiring musician to become proficient with a less popular instrument with wich to accompany the often played git fiddle and vocals. My suggestion would be mandolin, Fiddle or banjo, Up right bass if your funky like that or even brass, brass is good. If you are not married than go for the upright Bass along with a guitar sized four string acoustic for beach evenings. So laid if you learn a cello.
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Great???? Never...You must learn it when you are young.
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Lies...
"God is dead"
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"Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is dead"
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Um... so when had 33 been considered "late in life"?
As to your question, it all depends on your goal. Do you want to eventually be a song writer? A studio musician? Just a dude in a band? Just the dude at the party who gets drunk and tries to get everybody involved?

It all depends, man.
 Quoting: Cuervo

I want to write songs like this









I want to rock like this




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Great???? Never...You must learn it when you are young.
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90 percent of what the greats could perform (if not compose) could be learned by a serious student to masters level in a matter of years not decades.
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Re: Can you be great at guitar late in life (age 33 and total noob)
Thanks for the encouragement. I do appreciate it.

Now, do I go acoustic or electric?
 Quoting: NeoFist

electric w/ little headphone setup.

it won't fuck with everybody's ears when you suck eggs.
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FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old white hair dude rocking to SLAYER. rockon rockon rockon rockon rockon rockon rockon
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Thanks for the encouragement. I do appreciate it.

Now, do I go acoustic or electric?
 Quoting: NeoFist

Both have their up-side. I would go electric and get a nice amp that can emulate familliar sounds. Depending on your budget.... on the low end you can use a Behringer "vamp" modeling amp that copies a line 6 for much less money. I used to have a 2x10 model that definately sounded good for the money. It really all depends on the type of music you want to play. I like to rock so I like the EMG pickups but you may want something different. Just do a little research. There's a wealth of internet knowledge. GL
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Far better is it for an aspiring musician to become proficient with a less popular instrument with wich to accompany the often played git fiddle and vocals. My suggestion would be mandolin, Fiddle or banjo, Up right bass if your funky like that or even brass, brass is good. If you are not married than go for the upright Bass along with a guitar sized four string acoustic for beach evenings. So laid if you learn a cello.
 Quoting: nrg(rambling) 989174

I played cello and bass in junior high and some of highschool. Gave them up for football and theater.

Got sick ass with theater by the way.
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A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.-- Thomas Jefferson
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Um... so when had 33 been considered "late in life"?
As to your question, it all depends on your goal. Do you want to eventually be a song writer? A studio musician? Just a dude in a band? Just the dude at the party who gets drunk and tries to get everybody involved?

It all depends, man.

I want to write songs like this









I want to rock like this




 Quoting: NeoFist


The good new is that you don't need to be "great" at guitar to write and play songs like that. You can absolutely catch up to his guitar level in no time. It's the songwriting skills that you need to excel at to write decent songs. Take it from me: I've been writing songs all my like with decent success and I'm only mediocre at guitar (at best). You can totally pull that off.
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seriously....if you cant learn from marty...kill yourself...
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Um... so when had 33 been considered "late in life"?
As to your question, it all depends on your goal. Do you want to eventually be a song writer? A studio musician? Just a dude in a band? Just the dude at the party who gets drunk and tries to get everybody involved?

It all depends, man.

I want to write songs like this









I want to rock like this






The good new is that you don't need to be "great" at guitar to write and play songs like that. You can absolutely catch up to his guitar level in no time. It's the songwriting skills that you need to excel at to write decent songs. Take it from me: I've been writing songs all my like with decent success and I'm only mediocre at guitar (at best). You can totally pull that off.
 Quoting: Cuervo

KICK ASS! rockon
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A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.-- Thomas Jefferson





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