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How long have you been playing guitar?

(@jocelyn)
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I’ve been playing acoustic guitar for 32 years now! And you?

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2020 6:46 AM
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(@g)
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20 years

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Posted : May 24, 2020 8:06 AM
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(@ruffy)
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I’ve been playing since 2014 regularly. I tried to play a little prior to that after I was injured in military, but mentally couldn’t stick with anything at that point. 
But I’m hooked now and here to stay. 

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Posted : May 24, 2020 2:01 PM
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(@jocelyn)
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@ruffy

Glad to hear that Scott.

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2020 2:47 PM
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(@shysue)
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I've had a guitar and could play open chords for years, but only just got serious about practicing and getting better for less than a year now. Attending the Pickin' in the Pines show last year really impressed me as far as the musicians' talent, and I thought "I'd really like to be able to play like that someday." There's just so much to learn and skills to gain, and someday will never come if I don't get serious about it!

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Posted : May 24, 2020 3:48 PM
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Kevin Simmons
(@k_simmons)
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My first attempt at guitar (electric) was 20 years ago when I was in my 20's.  Took private lessons which wasn't that great. I got a new job, got married and we had a couple of kiddo's, so guitar wasn't in the picture for a while.  Tried again on my own about 10 years ago and played a little a church, but I still wasn't that good.  Now that my kids are older now,  I purchased my Taylor last Fall (2019) and decided that I wanted to take a serious run at really learning and started attending an open bluegrass jam and fell in love with the bluegrass style.  I also started taking private lessons again with a local professional musician who is actually a fiddle player and plays a little guitar.  It's more "music lessons" than it is guitar lessons with him.  We mostly concentrate on Rhythm, timing, counting music, etc which I finally figured out was my problem. It works out well, because most of the time he is playing the fiddle so that forces me to take up the slack on the guitar side.  That plus playing with others that are a lot better players than myself  and the lessons here CGO have really seemed to be a good combination for me....

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Posted : May 24, 2020 4:52 PM
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(@jocelyn)
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The most important thing  to me, I never stop learning Music and CGO fill it!

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Topic starter Posted : May 24, 2020 4:58 PM
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Eric Reinhardt
(@rinny51)
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20+ years. I traded in a tenor saxophone for a guitar.

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Posted : May 24, 2020 10:12 PM
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 dom
(@dom)
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Had a small classical guitar and some classes at school in 1979 when I was 14 and nothing happened. Then I went crazy for it a few years later with my first steel string Yamaha and didn't look back for 20 years. I was into the singer songwriter thing, and rarely ventured past the 3rd fret and generally avoided bar chords other than F.  Just Had a ten plus years break. Kids, work, etc. Still had a guitar, but barely touched it for many years which made me feel guilty, but you can't force it. I believe in the old "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was."

About six months ago It came back and I couldn't be without it now.

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Posted : May 25, 2020 4:57 PM
 Mac
(@macschildergmail-com)
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15-16 years 

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Posted : May 26, 2020 10:58 AM
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