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    ...actually play guitar(acoustic or electric)? I've been wanting to all my life and now that I'm 40, is it too late? My poor ole fingers on my left hand have been abused something fierce, so I'm not sure If I could work the strings. Anyways....good thing is my daughter wants to take guitar lessons and my boy wants the drums so I can sneak a few trys in here and there!

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    well i sense that this on is gonna be moved but i'll post....yea man i play guitar and its the funnest thing in the world cant put the bad boy down....i dont think its too late to play if u really want to play i say go for it man dont give up on a dream....thats awesome about ur kids...maybe the youth of today isnt really corrupted after all
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    You're never to young or old to start playing an instrument.Go for it man.Have fun with it.
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    I play, I'm 41, started 'bout a year ago, and I'm having a blast. Was wondering myself if I was too old to even start, but took the plunge anyway and have no regrets. I have a 13 year old son playing guitar also, but has been playing almost three years. I started so I could share in his interest and even though he is excelling five times as me, we have a great time. Be ready for some frustrating moments, but the results will be worth it. Oh, I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with your fingers, but I have arthritis and able to work thru it.

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    Default If it's too loud, you're too old!

    I work with a guy that is 68 years old, he just started playing the guitar..he is having the time of his life!! He loves the guitar and always gives me updates on his acoustic learnings.
    Maybe the guitar will heal your finger/hand problems
    Just go for it!

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    I'm 34 and was thinking about picking it up myself...I'm gonna borrow a few votes of confidence given to Bullitt and go for it...my boys are too young (2 & 4), but any suggestions when the could start?
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    Been playing 20 yrs ............still suck ...............no big deal ! I play cause it's my best form of expression . I play to alter my mood . It's fun and it's liberating , it's great for relieving stress and frustration . I think it's made me a more open minded person , open to new ideas and new ways of doing things ! If I didn't play the guitar , I'd be in prison..............probably !

    Not to mention , chicks dig it !
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    I've been playing for over twenty years off and on. Anyone who even has the slightest itch to play should go for it 'cause it's one of the most rewarding and enriching things you can do for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamIsOver
    Anyone who even has the slightest itch to play should go for it 'cause it's one of the most rewarding and enriching things you can do for yourself.
    I agree 100% Go for it, bro. Hell, my dad just started to play the drums about 2 or 3 years ago, and he's 50 now. I'm sure you'll have a blast!

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    I have tried playing a couple of times, but I have a hard time making each hand do something different at the same time. For example when playing a piano I have a hard time playing the rythm with my left and the melody with my right. If I could overcome that I would love to play. So if you have any tips let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk
    Not to mention , chicks dig it !
    They sure as hell do!

    waterdog5, and DaveB, I say go for it fellas. As mentioned earlier, be prepared for some frustrating moments, but also some moments of getting in touch with your inner self. It's amazing how much you can express your inner most self with just a few notes or chords. Go for it!
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    I tell this to all beginners:

    Just remember, there was a day when Eddie Van Halen or Jimi Hendrix or whoever couldn't play Mary Had a Little Lamb on guitar to save their life.

    Go for it!

    That's the cool thing about playing and practicing, you never get worse as you go along. You may have days where you feel you're going backwards, but you're not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk
    Been playing 20 yrs ............still suck ...............no big deal ! I play cause it's my best form of expression . I play to alter my mood . It's fun and it's liberating , it's great for relieving stress and frustration . I think it's made me a more open minded person , open to new ideas and new ways of doing things ! If I didn't play the guitar , I'd be in prison..............probably !

    Not to mention , chicks dig it !
    LOL...same here man.....been playing for a while and I suck major ass. I'm really a bass guy!!!

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    After a long day at work...and the kids have gone to sleep...it's amazing how relaxing just playing that G and C chord on an acousitc can be.

    I'll just pluck around in a dark room, sometimes I'll almost fall asleep as I just strum whatever comes to mind.

    Never too late.
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