One of the greatest things in life is music. There are too many youngsters buried in online activities and they need to stop clicking and start plucking and picking. How many times have you (as an adult) said; “I wish I would have learned how to play the guitar.” I know I am one of them, but I do play an instrument, just not one of my favorite, which is the guitar.jimmy-page

You can express yourself through music and what a great way to do it by learning how to play an instrument. You are never too young or to old to learn something new. Les Paul played guitar until the day he died and he was 94.

Many of the great guitar players started playing guitar at an early age. Jimmy Page who played for the Yardbirds and one of the greatest influential bands of all time – Led Zeppelin, started playing when he was 13.

We all play air guitar and one of the greatest guitar players of all time – Jimi Hendrix, played with a broomstick, a little more advanced than an air guitar. Jimi Hendrix also started playing at 15, around the time his mother died; he acquired his first acoustic guitar for $5 from an acquaintance of his father.

Joe Satriani was inspired to play guitar at 14 soon after learning of the death of Jimi Hendrix. Yngwie Malmsteen was quoted “The day Jimi Hendrix died; the guitar-playing Malmsteen was born”. Yngwie was 10 when he picked up his first guitar.

These four guitar players are one of the most influential in rock music.

Here are other guitar players who started at a later age

Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) – started playing at 21.
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) – started playing at 21.

No matter what age you are, it’s never too late or too young to learn how to play guitar!

Now get away from that computer and learn something new. Let your fingers learn something different.

Rock on!

Guest post by Frank J –