Watch This Guy Learn to Play Guitar in 24 Hours

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Back in March, Luke Korns, an internet gent with 1.3 million YouTube followers (more or less), set out to learn to play guitar in 24 little hours.

Starting off with the old (and often disputed) business rule that it takes 10,000 hours to truly master a skill, Korns decides to see what he can do with a mere 24—possibly saving the other 9,976 hours for, you know, some other time.

With the help of at least one website (for which Korns' video is clearly an ad), he definitely seems to give it the ol' college try—not even sleeping (at least that's how it appears in the time-elapsed clip).

At the end of the video, you can hear the song Korns writes and records within the 24-hour span; it includes at least two guitar tracks, and to be honest, it doesn't sound bad at all. In fact, it sounds like the result of at least 37.666666667 hours of learning. However, it turns out Korns had a bit of a head start; he took a few lessons back in the sixth grade and knows a few basic chords.

NOTE: Do yourself a favor and skip ahead to 1:32 in the video. I repeat, jump directly to 1:32.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.