Dingdong Dantes learns to play guitar during lockdown


Posted at Apr 14 2020 12:35 PM

MANILA — Actor Dingdong Dantes has learned a new skill during this period of enhanced community quarantine.

In an Instagram post on Monday night, Dantes shared that he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of learning how to play guitar.


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“Back in grade school, i was a drummer of an amateur rock band whose only claim to fame was winning first runner up in the school’s ‘94 Battle Of The Bands. Second out of only 2 participating groups! 
Since then, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play a whole song on guitar. The farthest i’ve reached was learning 3 chords— G, D and A, mula pa sa kabanda kong magaling mag-gitara,” Dantes recalled.

“I had given up on that dream not until i saw the post of (Kim Atienza) wanting to learn the instrument during this ECQ. So ayun, kailan pa ba ako matututo kung 'di ngayon?! I am grateful to my friend (and grade school classmate) for hooking me up with one of their stocks! Mabuti na lang at may online tutorials din for beginners like me. First on the list is for my little Buddy’s celebration this coming Thursday — ang napakahirap at napakalupet na Happy Birthday song,” he said.