First Year Playing The Electric Guitar – Month By Month Progress

First Year Playing The Electric Guitar – Month By Month Progress

First Year Playing The Electric Guitar – Month By Month Progress
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

19 responses to “First Year Playing The Electric Guitar – Month By Month Progress”

  1. Vagaravn says:

    You must be a fan of Ghost

  2. Ben Wilkonski says:

    Where u playing ghost?

  3. Jim Walker says:

    Wonderful !!!!!

  4. Chandler Anne says:

    what’s the second guitar she owns?? btw u rock!!!!

  5. That ScottishDude says:

    That’s awesome to watch 🤘🏻🤘🏻

  6. The DMX DJ says:

    thats a hell of a lot of progress for the first year!… nice!

  7. LiquidLivid says:

    I love to see how alternate picking changes lives. Spread the word to your fellow exclusive downpickers.

  8. felix madrid says:

    Great vid, u give hope who want to play

  9. Breanna Thompson says:


  10. Bruno Herin says:

    Bravo super cela me donne du courage car je suis débutant

  11. DVincentW says:

    You are great!

  12. Олег Штепа says:


  13. gtamaniak2145 says:

    7:47 what’s the name of that song?

  14. mylittlechicks says:

    ummm for your first year thats really good but… how many guitars do you have?

  15. Swaying Swagger1 says:

    Awesome! Can you do a second year progress?

  16. Karla Kozak says:

    *notices the mass effect posters* I greatly approve of the posters haha I just picked up a guitar yesterday (I am also 22) glad to see someone my age who started around the same time. I felt like I was too old to play. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

  17. David Leon says:

    You gave me hope that i can learn guitar. Im currently trying to learn guitar right now thinking i would’nt get pretty far. Looking at you and how much you’ve learned in 1 year inspires me to push. I thank you for that.

  18. J Hyphy says:

    So I have a question, my birthday is coming up and I’m gonna guitar but I can’t decide if I want an acoustic or electric.. I respect both because of my love for artist such as Johnny Cash all the way to Nirvana so it’s an incredibly difficult decision /: I need an unbiased opinion so someone help

  19. ann criss says:

    Ey girl… Práctice and practice.. This pua..plumilla.. Take so so so……….. And fingers are rectos, no inclinet

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