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Take The Guitar Personality Test

Take The Guitar Personality Test And Find Out What Type Of Guitar Player You Are

Want to get clear on what you need to learn on guitar? Take the guitar personality test and learn exactly what you need to practice!

Whether you are new to guitar or have already been playing for a few months or years, knowing your guitar personality type will offer great insight into your guitar playing journey.

Once you know your guitar personality type you’ll be able to identify the skills, concepts and techniques that you need to learn in order to develop into the guitar player and musician you want to be.
We’ve identified the 6 most common guitar personality types and invite you to take the Guitar Personality Test so that you can identify which type of guitarist you are.

The 6 Most Common Guitar Personalities

There are 6 common guitar personality types.
  • The Hobby Guitarist
  • The Campfire Strummer
  • The Garage Rocker
  • The Singer/Songwriter
  • The Shredder
  • The Professional Guitarsit
Each of these guitar archetypes is defined by personality traits. These include introversion or extroversion, level of ambition, your personal musical tastes, the kind of guitars you are most likely to own, and the technical proficiency & theoretical knowledge required to play your favourite genres of music.

What Guitar Personality Type Are You?

We’ve also included a special list of what skills and concepts you need to work on first, what to proceed with once you have the fundamentals down, and what gear and equipment you should invest in.
This list is included in your guitar personality quiz results.
We’ll start by taking a look at the 6 main guitar personality types below.
Of course, if you’d rather find out your guitar personality type straight away and do the reading later you can click the button below and jump straight to the test!

The 6 Kinds Of Guitarists In The Guitar Personality Test

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The Hobby Guitarist

This kind of guitarist plays the guitar for themselves and is happy playing in their bedroom with no one listening.

Whether it’s for a love of music or simply a way of bettering themselves they play the guitar for fun.

These guys and girls lend themselves to both electric and acoustic guitar across a wide variety of genres and styles.

Hobby Guitarists normally keep to themselves and are often nervous about playing with others. The idea of playing live or performing for an audience terrifies many of them, however, deep down they want recognition fo their guitar skills and are quite pleased when shown admiration for their skills.

The Campfire Strummer

This kind of guitarists can be seen with an acoustic guitar in hand strumming along as their friends sing along.

These guys are a welcomed addition to the campfire or other holiday or social-type events and provide the opportunity for the whole party to come together and sing along.

These players love music and social interaction equally and use music as a means of bringing joy and happiness to their social circle.

These players are content strumming basic chords while they sing and don’t require outstanding technical prowess or theoretical knowledge, just enough to have fun playing their favourite songs.

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The Garage Rocker

This kind of guitarist is usually heard before they are seen and can be found in a mix of hobby jams and semi-professional gigs.

They will usually have decent musical equipment, love playing with other people and seek performance opportunities frequently.

They are the ones most likely to form bands and play gigs in a hobby or semi-professional capacity.

Garage Rockers have mastered the basics of rhythm guitar playing and usually have a solid grasp of most rock and blues soloing techniques which they always seek to improve.

The Singer/Songwriter

This kind of musician uses the guitar as an accompaniment to their voice and as a tool to help their songwriting.

Ever the creative type, the Singer/Songwriter is an artist with music to share with the world through both recordings and live performances.

The Singer/songwriter usually favours the acoustic guitar and has a basic understanding of chords and rhythm guitar playing. They also tend to know a bit more about music theory knowledge and compositional so that they can make their own music.

Singer/Songwriters are most likely to be solo musicians working in either a semi-professional or professional capacity however, with the rise of Youtube and other social media platforms it is easier than ever for them to share their music with the world.

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The Shredder

The shredder (also known as a Finger Wizard or Guitar God) plays hard, fast and has an amazing technical prowess on the instrument (often to the detriment of their phrasing and creative skills).

Shredders favour speed above all else and will spend hours and hours building their lead guitar skills in order to be the best they can be.

Shredders are all about high gain, brightly coloured pointy guitars and melting the faces off of the first three rows of the audience.

Extroverted Shredders are your stereotypical rock stars and often have the ambition to play in stadiums where thousands of people can admire their epic guitar skills.

Introverted shredders are often the final evolutionary stage of the hobby musician after years of consistent practice and improvement at home in the bedroom.

The Professional Guitarist

This kind of guitarist loves their instrument and plays it professionally as a job (or at least aspires to one day).
They have poured countless hours into building a high level of technical skills, fretboard knowledge and music theory knowledge in order to meet the requirements of gigging, teaching and session work.
Professionals are generally good all-rounder gutiar players but will still specialise in specific genres and have preferences for live or session work.
Overall they are accomplished guitar players and will be comfortable in either environment and quick to adapt to what is needed.
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It's Time To Take The Guitar Personality Quiz

Now that you know about the different kinds of guitar player personalities it’s time to take the test and to find out what is your guitar personality type.
Once you know what kind of guitar playing personality you are you will have a better understanding of what skills, techniques and concepts you need to work on in your playing.
Of course, these personality types are very broad and there will still be unique things you must learn that are specific to your individual goals and needs. 
A good guitar teacher will help you identify these needs and steer you in the right direction. 
You may also find that your personality type may change through the course of your guitar journey. Such as Hobby Players who develope into Garage Rockers or Campfire Strummers who evolve into Professional Buskers.
As long as you are growing and developing, it’s all part of the fun of learning to play guitar!

What To Do Next?

Once you’ve taken the guitar player personality quiz there are two things you should do

  1. Check out the Guitar Player Blueprints so that you know exactly what you need to learn and practice as your guitar archetype.
  2. Reach out to us to book a Free Guitar Lesson so that we can start teaching you the relevant skills that you need to become the guitar player you’ve always dreamed of being.

The guitar player personality quiz and our guitar blueprints should give you much needed direction for your guitar playing. Getting the right guidance from a professional guitar teacher near you will help you learn and progress significantly faster than if you teach yourself.

If you’ve taken the guitar personality test but want to know the next steps of your journey getting guitar lessons from a professional guitar teacher will lead to rapid progress and great results. visit our main page where you can book a free online guitar lesson with a member of our Melbourne Guitar Academy team.

PS. If you have any suggestions for other Guitar Personality Types that we may have missed, or need help with what to work on, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on social media via @MichaelGumley on most platforms

Lastly, if you are interested more in personality types, I highly recommend doing a free Myers-Briggs personality test.

Knowing your personality will greatly assist in understanding how you work and will help you make better decision when learning how to play guitar.

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