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Just watched your video on activemelody.com entitled Are Guitar Players in Decline? This is a very intriguing interrogative and I’m glad you presented the question to our activemelody.com community. You know our website’s demographics better than any of us. I would assume (really a W.A.G.) that our demographics will remain, at least for the foreseeable future, middle-aged to older folks (mostly guys), many of whom started playing as teens or younger adults. As you may already know, Brian, I am a certified, card-carrying “old guy” who is 30 years older than you. Many of your online entourage probably started playing guitar because a friend or family member introduced them to it and made playing look fun and interesting. That’s what happened in my case. My uncle was a guitarist. He showed me how to play my first “cowboy chords” when I was in elementary school – and I was hooked! I have a nine-year-old granddaughter. I’d love to be her guitar mentor, but she cannot tear herself away from playing games on her iPad. The greatest Christmas gift I EVER received was when, as a teenager, my uncle, grandmother, etc. gave me a 1957 Fender Strat; my granddaughter wants the newest (4th generation) iPad Pro for Christmas! Times have changed – drastically. There are so many things to distract kids nowadays; they seem to have neither the time nor patience to learn a musical instrument.
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