If you’re someone who enjoys music, the answer is “all around”. All kinds of age groups have a strong interest in music. The kids are up all night playing songs on their iPods. The teens have been getting together on the weekends to explore music and it’s still a big thing.
I’m a parent and I can confidently say that parents of any age can learn guitar (well maybe not all the time but I’ve been playing guitar since I was 3). All it takes is an hour on guitar and you start singing, playing and dancing. It doesn’t matter the age, every kid is just trying to get as much out of their hobby as they can so there’s no age limit. If one band can start giving you all these ideas, the rest are bound to follow.
How much time do I need to get started?
I feel like I am one of those people that needs the most time so start now. If you start earlier a few songs and an hour goes by, you can get comfortable.
Do I need to learn the same songs?
No. All it takes is an hour and it’s just as good if you learn a few new ones. The idea is to pick something you are very fond of, pick something you can play really well and the rest you’ll have a good time making new music.
Which instrument should I practice on?
I find it very important to practice on an instrument as well because learning by reading is useless when you’re looking for new ideas. I suggest learning on a guitar or acoustic guitar. A good beginner guitar is the Fender Stratocaster. That’s what I did when I first started out. I got a guitar the same day I started playing so that I could practice any of my new songs that I come up with.
Is it good to learn on an acoustic guitar?
Yes it is. I have been playing on the guitar since I was 3 but I have only been able to play the music on it for about two days now so I would recommend you try playing on an acoustic guitar in the very beginning. I know that sounds kind of old school but it helps to get you to the point where you want your guitar to be.
Do I need to know music theory?
No no. You don’t need to know how to play chords or scales – but you need to be able to play one part of a song before you know how to play the