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RedHotFuzz
10-29-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm completely loving Rocksmith - I only wish it had been around 30 years ago. If so, I'd be a guitar god by now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

That said, I can always live vicariously through my son. How young do you think he could start Rocksmith (with a Squier Mini guitar) without getting overly frustrated and swearing off guitar forever? What's the typically-recommended beginner guitarist age at the low end?

RedHotFuzz
10-29-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm completely loving Rocksmith - I only wish it had been around 30 years ago. If so, I'd be a guitar god by now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

That said, I can always live vicariously through my son. How young do you think he could start Rocksmith (with a Squier Mini guitar) without getting overly frustrated and swearing off guitar forever? What's the typically-recommended beginner guitarist age at the low end?

LennonVC
10-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Yngwie Malmsteen started when he was 7.

Pancho X1
10-29-2011, 08:44 PM
don't know exactly but that kid in that one rocksmith commercial is pretty young! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

GimbalLock
10-30-2011, 01:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RedHotFuzz:
I'm completely loving Rocksmith - I only wish it had been around 30 years ago. If so, I'd be a guitar god by now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

That said, I can always live vicariously through my son. How young do you think he could start Rocksmith (with a Squier Mini guitar) without getting overly frustrated and swearing off guitar forever? What's the typically-recommended beginner guitarist age at the low end? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think he will let you know ... If you keep rocking and he sees you and he thinks its cool and shows an interest he will let you know. He will start asking you if he can play, then after while you 2 are fighting over game time.

LennonVC
10-30-2011, 03:57 AM
How old is he?

Dblade310
10-30-2011, 09:29 AM
If he can pick up and hold a guitar, hes old anof to learn how to play http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

KYHighlander
10-30-2011, 09:37 AM
Jeff Healey was so young he had to hold the guitar in his lap, never did learn to hold it the way others do as a result. I think I read where he was 4.

Imper1um
10-30-2011, 10:00 AM
A little meter stick (pardon the pun) on if a kid can play or not is that you need to get a kid guitar (6-strings, it will be smaller). If the kid can wrap his fingers around the neck, and touch his pointing finger to his thumb, he can play. If he can't, wait a year.

Morgajel
10-30-2011, 10:13 PM
My son is 4.5 years old and wanting to play. He still can't handle fretting, but he's at least interested.

stangace20
10-31-2011, 07:43 PM
however young you are where a normal sized guitar is too big/heavy for you

mltdwn21
11-01-2011, 06:46 PM
My son started when he was 4 with a 3/4 Squire strat. He's 5 now and still can't fret many of the strings yet, but he is at least getting the picking down with his right hand. Now my 6 yr old daughter wants a pink Hello Kitty guitar... Unfortunatly the only ones that are made are cheap piece of junk knock offs at Wal-Mart so I'll have to get her a pink strat and stencil a Hello Kitty on it.

xonload
11-01-2011, 10:07 PM
Your never too young to play the guitar according to the north koreans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a5rhAEUlXU

RedHotFuzz
11-03-2011, 12:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by xonload:
Your never too young to play the guitar according to the north koreans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a5rhAEUlXU </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow, that's just sick and wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif