Three Years Playing the Electric Guitar – Month by Month Progress

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Here is my progress throughout my first three years playing the electric guitar! I started playing guitar in January 2016 as an adult beginner and I’ve been entirely self-taught through the help of the internet. Since I already have 1 and 2 year progress videos, this one focuses more on year 3. I think the thing I progressed most at this year was starting to figure out how to use the guitar more creatively to express myself :).

I played almost every day when I was able to, usually for an hour or more. However, I have been dealing with an on and off nerve injury in a fretting hand finger, so I was forced to take probably a little over a month off over the course of the year.

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Thank you so much as always for all of the support along this journey! If you are coming directly from a previous progress video, year 3 starts at 2:40.

Song List:
0:10 Crazy On You – Heart
0:18 Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
0:26 Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
0:41 Cirice – Ghost
1:07 Square Hammer – Ghost
1:15 Poison – Alice Cooper
1:28 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
1:35 Cirice – Ghost
1:41 She Is My Sin – Nightwish
1:59 For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
2:12 Misirlou – Dick Dale
2:27 Poison – Alice Cooper
2:41 Ace of Spades – Motorhead
3:07 Ever Dream – Nightwish
3:42 Rats – Ghost
3:56 Back in Black – AC/DC
4:16 Awakening – Me 🙂
5:14 Du Hast – Rammstein
5:52 Enter Sandman – Metallica
6:05 Cirice – Ghost
6:16 Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
6:44 Halloween Theme (Metal)
7:29 Back in Black – AC/DC
7:39 Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
8:08 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

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Rachelf says:

To keep the video shorter I only included limited clips from years 1 and 2. If you'd like to see more of what I learned over those years as well check out Year 2: and Year 1: 🙂

anish salian says:

The transition from a frustrated teenager to a music loving jolly girl was on full display here.

Joseph Anderson says:

I used to love sweet child o mine when I first heard it I played in on guitar hero all the time but I have heard the riff so many times I hate it now. Lol great progress, your gonna be a pro

jordan mitchell says:

Ive been playing for a bit over two years. Can't play to save my own life.

Kaizer kobaitsi says:

Will you be my girlfriend? ? I am a guitarist too.

Krawnked Gaming says:

I’ve been trying for years now and I can’t do shit on the guitar


Самое время сходить передернуть

Vluezz says:

Today is my first day yay ?

Peter DePaulo says:

Amazing progress! Love how much you're enjoying what you play, that's what it's all about!!

Kathryn Gardiner says:

The sad fact is that your first day is the same as my three months

Marshall Fehr says:

Love the Eluveite shirt!

Luai Ballan says:


Kurt Cobain says:

Honestly I thought it was a better progress, I played for a year and 2 months and I can play all those thing, but you've done still a good job! Keep rockin'!

seba ibañez says:

3 years of cringe faces

Rashin Xt64 says:

How old r u?????

poor guitar says:

it reminded me when I waxed in my room and spent hours practicing the basic chords

Charlie Oliver says:

So you like ghost

Permanent Solution says:

The Rammstein part instantly made me sub, lmao. You've made a lot of progress, well done.

Ellia Bass says:

I sQuEaLeD when I heard bohemian rhapsody at the end

Cameron McMillan says:

You have such nice guitars holy.. I’m buying my first Ibanez soon I can’t wait, beautiful guitars

Logan Sinks says:

What was 8:03,need answers

Fura Faolox says:

That guitar at the beginning looks almost exactly like mine. I mean color and everything.

Epic Minecraft miner 2005 says:

Eluveitie and nightwish ?! Nice tsirts! Also, i want to learn guitar ?, and I wish i can reach a high level as yours ?

panic! at the muser says:

Wow it makes me wanna start playing electric guitar even if i don't even play classic guitar?you're sooo good?

e l l a says:

Meh,, you're not that good.

Marko Reithmaier says:

Hey rachelf i realy love all your videos i play guitar too but im afraid that i never got so got as you and i want to play in a band with friends mbut keep on rocking your videos?

Kiki Van Soest says:

i love her facial expressions while playing

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