How long were you playing for before you started playing live?

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Kanerigas
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How long were you playing for before you started playing live?

Post by Kanerigas » August 7th, 2019, 11:16 pm

My nephew is currently really getting into the guitar and he's been playing for about 2 years now. He's gotten a lot better but I'd still say he's a beginner. He wants to join a band which I fully encourage but he also doesn't have confidence to go out on stage yet. He asked me how long it took before I was good enough to play live and I felt bad because it took me 2 years but only because I was literally practicing 5-7 hours a day every day of my life. So I realize that most people don't practice that much because they don't have the time to, so how long did it take for you guys to be able to play live?

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Re: How long were you playing for before you started playing live?

Post by Alan Green » August 8th, 2019, 11:56 am

A little over two years - I'd got my head around where the notes on the staff were on the neck and learned a bunch of chords from playing David Bowie and Beatles songs. My first note in front of a paying audience was the wrong one, but it was all upwards from there.
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