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How long does it take
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  Being a guitar player can often be a little frustrating. Whether your just starting out or a seasoned pro you know what I mean. You watch other guitarists playing flawlessly on a video or at a guitar store and you think to yourself, man, how did they learn to play so well? How long did it take them to get that good? Can I ever be that good?

Not everyone can be a master guitar player - but, anyone can learn to play the guitar.

You only need to have a desire or passion to play and a commitment to learning. Some will have a more natural ability and some may have to work at it a little more.

A guitarists who has only been playing for 2 years can outplay a guitarist who has been playing for 10 years if he or she are consistant in their practicing.

It all depends on how committed one is to practicing. If a beginner guitar player sticks to a daily, or at least 3 day per week guitar practice routine of half an hour or more, they could expect to see super results within 3 to 6 months.

Statistically speaking though, the point where you start to really impress people and they turn their heads to check out what your playing, is around two years of regular routine practicing.

Something that you shouldn't do is compare yourself with other guitarists. Someone will always seem better than you and you will lose your motivation to play if you keep comparing yourself to other guitar players.

Instead, concentrate on being the best you can be. Focus on the type of music that you really want to be good at.

You can and should learn and play many styles. However, rarely will a guitarists be able to master all styles of playing. Most of the great guitarists only try to be great at their preferred style. A rock guitar player can mix blues into their playing. Blues guitarists can blend some jazz into their style. But usually there is one particular music genre that will be dominant for a player.

If your just beginning the guitar, this is a great time for you to develop your preferred style. Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock-Metal, Acoustic-folk. Discover what your favorite style is and learn and even master it if that is your goal.

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