Hi everyone! Skye from Italy here

Hi! I’ve been a beginner on guitar for a LONG time. Trying to advance a little before I have to move abroad and abandon my beloved guitar for two years. I can play most chords but I’m not the best on barre chords. I’m mostly here to play songs! How about you?


Hello Arianna :smiley:

Welcome to the forum! You’ve found the perfect place here to advance a lot. And it is great that you can play most chords already.

Oh yes, barre-chords are tricky, but you’ll get there for sure :+1:

Yeah, I guess most of us (all of us?) are here to learn and play songs. You can find loads of great song tutorials for all grades of difficulty and styles in the song section.

Have lots of fun on your musical journey :guitar:

Cheers from Germany :slightly_smiling_face:

Gunhild :lady_beetle:

Hi Arianna,
Welcome here and I wish you a lot of fun :sunglasses:

Start at the beginning of the course and because you already have some experience, you will go through some lessons very quickly… but this way you build a good foundation and at the same time play a lot of songs with the knowledge you have learned.

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Welcome to the forum Arianna

Hi Arianna, welcome. I cant really add to what @roger_holland Rogier said, except you can’t maintain progress by going 2 years without playing! Maybe consider buying a second hand guitar when you’re abroad, with a view to selling it when you return home?

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Hello Arianna, and welcome to the community :hugs:.
You’ve definitely found a great place to advance your playing skills :smiley:.

I absolutely agree with Ian. Two years of not playing will most probably delete all progress your going to make now :grimacing:.

I wish you a wonderful guitar journey :smiley::guitar:!

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Ciao Arianna, welcome to the community! :smiley:

Glad you joined us and have some fun playing guitar. I’d also echo Ian’s suggestion to get a second hand guitar while you’re abroad. If you can’t take it with you, you still can sell it before coming back home. :slight_smile: But you won’t be without a guitar for 2 long years then.

Wish you lots of fun on the journey - wherever it will take you! :smiley:

Cheers - Lisa

Piacere di conoscerti.

I’m a world traveler for work. Italy was one of my favorite places to see. Specifically Venice. Venicia! Whereabouts in Italy? Oh, and why is having a guitar there not an option?

Welcome to the forum. Playing songs is what it’s all about for me.

Hello Arianna and welcome to our community. :slight_smile:

What a shame you’ll have to stop for a couple of years. I hope you find a solution to that so you don’t have to.

Welcome, Arianna,

Best of luck in finding a solution to enable you to try and keep it going over the next 2 years but understand not always possible.

I live near Milan, but I have to move to the USA for two years. I can’t bring my guitar with me because it’s expensive and I don’t have the right kind of case.

I’m actually looking into places to get a used guitar where I’ll be. Your advice makes sense. I’ll try to get a guitar there and if I can’t bring it with me when I come back to Italy, I’ll sell it.


Ciao Arianna! Tanto piacere!

Welcome to the Community, I hope you will enjoy it here! There are a lot of friendly, helpful people who offer good advice if you have questions or concerns about your guitar playing!
What part of the US are you moving to? Generally speaking, there are a lot of music stores that sell both new & used instruments in most cities… it shouldn’t be too hard to find one in your budget!
Good luck with your journeys… both physical & musical!!!


Hi Arianna!
Unlike you, I’m a beginner on the guitar only for a SHORT time :wink:, having only recently started learning to play. That’s why I haven’t tried barre chords yet. However, I’m looking forward to advancing my skills in that direction at a later point in my journey.
Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forum! :smiley:

Hi Arianna, and welcome to the community forum. I hope you are able to find a reasonably priced guitar while you are traveling. I will be a comfort and joy to be able to play songs during those 2 years.

Hi Arianna, welcome. Good you can play most chords. Going through all the lessons since the beginning as others have said could be useful for you. On every lesson Justin provides more information than what can be guessed from the title of the lesson. After watching the lesson video and reading it on the website (each one supplements the other) you can give it a try with the guitar and if you’re already fluent with it you can move to the next. As you know already most chords you can explore the song lessons and see which ones you can play right now and which ones can require more development of your guitar skills. Good also that you’re considering options to keep playing abroad. Have fun.