First Year Playing the Electric Guitar – Month by Month Progress

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I started playing the electric guitar about one year ago today when I was 22. Over the past year I’ve been recording many clips of things I’ve been learning and I thought it would be cool to share my progress for other people getting started. Most of these videos I never expected to share, so please excuse the sound and video quality :).

I’ve been entirely self taught learning through different resources online. I tried to play every day when I was around my guitar, but with work and other things there were some long periods where I wasn’t able to play. But for the most part I’ve been pretty consistent.

I will be uploading many more song covers in the future, so stick around if you’d like to see more!

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Songs listed by order of appearance:
00:18 Hey Ya! – Outkast
00:34 Crazy On You – Heart
00:41 Break On Through – The Doors
00:47 Pentatonic Scale
00:58 Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
01:05 Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
01:16 Hall of the Mountain King – Grieg
01:25 Turkish March – Mozart
01:43 Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
01:57 Hall of the Mountain King (faster)
02:07 Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
02:37 Imperial March from Star Wars
02:48 Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
02:53 Master Of Puppets – Metallica
03:12 Cirice – Ghost
03:36 Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
03:47 Cirice (solo) – Ghost
04:14 Tutankhamen – Nightwish
04:31 Master Of Puppets – Metallica
04:40 Canon Rock
04:50 Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka)
05:47 Walking In The Air – Nightwish
06:06 Square Hammer – Ghost
07:04 The Trooper – Iron Maiden
07:18 Greensleeves
07:44 Poison – Alice Cooper
08:20 Greensleeves


Rachelf says:

Thanks everyone for all of the support! If you are interested, you can see my two year progress video here: :)!

T K says:

What a coincidence. I started playing the guitar(an acoustic one) recently so this video is good to know how long it takes to play it better.
I'm practicing to play some codes now but I hope someone tells me nice ways for practicing, or some good songs for beginners to play.

Kold Fizzion says:

Dude! You're learning so quickly. You're doing great, and you seem to have a natural talent as well. Lucky you, keep creating these videos so we can see your progress.

Wyatt T says:

You earned my like when you played Ghost, also known as the greatest band of all time ?

Jackhammer69able says:

Loving Oct 2nd ?

Yeetus Deletus says:

Metal is wack

Vanessa Nicole says:

Can anyone tell me how she got it to sound like 1:10 it sounds different than the rest

Oscar Salvatierra says:

God that Dopamine hit me hard

OneBiasedOpinion says:

This is amazing. Greatly inspirational! Proud of you for sticking with it. Keep going! It's a great skill to have!

Michael cee says:

nice congrats

Ryko_Et _Irish says:

You learned Fast… I took about 3 years… I still aint good.

Xivo says:

Main thing for me is fucking with the amp to get the right sound

Nightmare Nova says:

No way, is this me as a girl ?!?!? Same chords, same strumming its just that im learning a acoustic guitar

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