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stark23x

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...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

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...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

William MG

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Good luck Stark! Keep at it.

Repertoire:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Made Easy)

Link to the lesson here - very good for a beginner

Wild Horses (Made Easy)

Link to lesson here

Highway To Hell

Link to lesson here

Honky Tonk Women (Made Easy)

Lesson here - very easy for beginners

Breaking the Law - fun, fast paced song.

Lesson here

Honky Tonk Women - (Not Made Easy!) I will lick this song someday

Lesson here

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Good luck Stark! Keep at it.

Repertoire:

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Made Easy)

Link to the lesson here - very good for a beginner

Wild Horses (Made Easy)

Link to lesson here

Highway To Hell

Link to lesson here

Honky Tonk Women (Made Easy)

Lesson here - very easy for beginners

Breaking the Law - fun, fast paced song.

Lesson here

Honky Tonk Women - (Not Made Easy!) I will lick this song someday

Lesson here

matonanjin2

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Originally Posted by: stark23x

...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

I don't know if you are talking about finger tip pain or pain of frustrations. But to answer your question, if it is normal for a 71 year old then it is normal for a 49 year old!

Good luck to you! Keep us posted.

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Originally Posted by: stark23x

...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

I don't know if you are talking about finger tip pain or pain of frustrations. But to answer your question, if it is normal for a 71 year old then it is normal for a 49 year old!

Good luck to you! Keep us posted.

sgautier8th

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Check out the Old Folks Beginner Thread, there are a bunch of us out here on Guitar Tricks and I think that you'll find the experiences and encouragement of your fellow older folks to be inspiring when you need it.

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Check out the Old Folks Beginner Thread, there are a bunch of us out here on Guitar Tricks and I think that you'll find the experiences and encouragement of your fellow older folks to be inspiring when you need it.

Dave-H

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Originally Posted by: stark23x

...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

I don't know about "normal", but this 64 YO just made a similar observation in my intro. I took my first lessons 50 years ago

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Originally Posted by: stark23x

...to cry when he types after just ten minutes practicing a D chord? :D

This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought but I've been dreaming about playing guitar for close to 30 years. High time I did something to make it reality!

I don't know about "normal", but this 64 YO just made a similar observation in my intro. I took my first lessons 50 years ago

Socrates6

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Well I started playing at 53 a few months ago and the first week I could not peactice for more than 10 min due to finger pain...so I would just stop...Second week maybe 20 min sessiona...after a month about 45 min sessions...after 6 weeks no pain in finger tips..

Keep at it pain goes away and the fingers move by themselves to grab chords by themselves in time.

Socrates

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Well I started playing at 53 a few months ago and the first week I could not peactice for more than 10 min due to finger pain...so I would just stop...Second week maybe 20 min sessiona...after a month about 45 min sessions...after 6 weeks no pain in finger tips..

Keep at it pain goes away and the fingers move by themselves to grab chords by themselves in time.

Socrates

gillelja

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If you have been wanting to play for that many years, you have the desire. I started when I was 62, youngin', so If I can, YOU can. Good luck. Perserverance is desire's best companion. Be patient with yourself. This is a great way to learn, best I have seen. Make sure you are comfortable in the position you are playing. For me, the chair is important, having a foot elevation of some kind helps, I even bought a crescent shaped pillow that helps to hold the guitar at the right angle, so you can relax and minimize the stress, which sneaks into your playing if you are not relaxed.

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If you have been wanting to play for that many years, you have the desire. I started when I was 62, youngin', so If I can, YOU can. Good luck. Perserverance is desire's best companion. Be patient with yourself. This is a great way to learn, best I have seen. Make sure you are comfortable in the position you are playing. For me, the chair is important, having a foot elevation of some kind helps, I even bought a crescent shaped pillow that helps to hold the guitar at the right angle, so you can relax and minimize the stress, which sneaks into your playing if you are not relaxed.

chinnd47

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I'm 60 and I just started my lessons on Guitar Tricks. Like you I have been dreaming about learning to play the guitar for many years, and I'm finally doing something to make the dream come true. It will take some hard work, some frustration and a little finger pain, but we'll make it! Nice to know there are others here that are older and are making the dream come true. I'm looking forward to the journey with all of you.

Keep practicing!

Dave

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I'm 60 and I just started my lessons on Guitar Tricks. Like you I have been dreaming about learning to play the guitar for many years, and I'm finally doing something to make the dream come true. It will take some hard work, some frustration and a little finger pain, but we'll make it! Nice to know there are others here that are older and are making the dream come true. I'm looking forward to the journey with all of you.

Keep practicing!

Dave

stevelankford313

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You just have to always remember that you'll never really learn it. You just stay on course and grow. Unless you feel like you've learned it with a few chords, which will get you thousands of songs. Just depends on what you call learning to play guitar, have fun regardless!

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You just have to always remember that you'll never really learn it. You just stay on course and grow. Unless you feel like you've learned it with a few chords, which will get you thousands of songs. Just depends on what you call learning to play guitar, have fun regardless!