I Love Playing Guitar

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    I have been playing guitar

    since I was little and was quite good at it then I broke my hand and stopped playing. I just got a electric guitar and have been trying to play again. I never should have stopped. My muscle memory is slowly getting better.
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    1 Response Feb 22, 2016

    In my experience, you don't need some god given

    gift to play music, it requires no inherited talent at all actually. The only thing one needs to play guitar is the will to learn and a passion for music, even an idiot can learn to play this instrument well, it just takes practice. Many people pick up the instrument and try to...
    joeblow26 joeblow26
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    What Instrument You Play?

    Since I play guitar, I see the music by a different way, Is wear but I start loving some music that I would say: "Old music". When I start to heard 80's hard rock and metal I think that it will be boring but I was wrong now I play very well and I still learning to be a great...
    Melotellixx Melotellixx
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Sometimes when I have a hard time going to

    sleep, I'll grab my guitar and just play. It's so soothing. So relaxing. So beautiful. Antonio Jurado, I thank you! This world would be **** without guitars.
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
    18-21, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    I do reggae and ska is mainly what I play.

    It's so up beat you can never be down, sublime, dirtyheads, rhcp, slightly stoopid are just some influences.
    BeachBread BeachBread
    18-21, M
    Jun 26, 2015

    Playing guitar is one of the most amazing

    things to me. I've been playing guitar for 25 years now and could not imagine life without my guitars. I love playing music, creating music and escaping into music.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    getting better at a rapid rate

    since I got my new equipment.
    TomC93 TomC93
    22-25, M
    Feb 4, 2016

    I love guitar so much.

    I just wish I had the guts to play on stage.
    marlyr marlyr
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I'm not really all too well at it

    but I can manage to sing and play at the same time, however.. my voice cracks more than a sidewalk when I sing 😭😲😷😂 xD
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    My guitar has a metallic abalone inlay that's a

    kaleidoscope of turquoise, aqua, amber, copper, and purple, but it's hard to see in the picture. It's a phoenix and everything else is black. I wish I could take a picture of my guitar so it's more accurate, but my guitar's surface is sorta like a mirror and reflects everything...
    jeanzie jeanzie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    sometimes when I play I can just lose myself in

    the music all the stress all the anger anything that I'm feeling that day can just disappear I go through the chords sometimes so fast that it's almost like smoke is coming off the strings lol it's like that Eminem song line music is expression of self you can lose your mind but...
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    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    It's one of my best ways of releasing stress

    and I love music it amazes me how I can hear something in my head and make it come from my fingers and out into the room
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    Guitar is life, and it's melody is the only

    voice I need to hear every day. The songs I write keep my emotions at bay and give my thoughts a home, when they would be shunned elsewhere. If I could, I'd live in California out of my car - it'd be a jeep wrangler. All I'd need is my guitar, gas and food money, and the...
    achilles3456 achilles3456
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    when everyone silent .

    .. when everyone avoid me... no one have talk me.. at this time siting on stone beside near river.my two best friend always have with me. but now I lost two... :( I don't know who give me company now i broken it.now I need flow them
    lonelyhellhole lonelyhellhole
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Music is my life. I listen to it,

    write it, play it, sing it, everything. I used to want to become a music teacher, but discovered my love for writing. Not necessarily writing music, but writing genre books. I feel like my passion is drawn more in that direction. But that doesn't mean I won't give up my love...
    ThatWeirdGirrll ThatWeirdGirrll
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Does anybody else enjoy playing the guitar it's

    a good form of entertainment and my girls have been becoming quite the singers :)
    dadnotbestfriend dadnotbestfriend
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2016

    On Fridays I volunteer at night at a veteran's

    homeless shelter. Last night I brought my guitar because one of the soldiers had said they used to play. It was just beautiful how all of them joined in his song. the song AMERICAN PIE. I never realized how many knew it. When I was done with my duties the soldier asked me to...
    MarieIsHere MarieIsHere
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    I wish I could play guitar

    for a living. Session work, in a band, or just playing gigs. Guitar consumes me, I watch videos on YouTube and spend hours dreaming of my next guitar or amp. I am a gear nerd and will always have an evolving pedal board.
    shayne34 shayne34
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999
    18-21, M
    Jul 25, 2015

    I was playing guitar

    and the sunlight was so bright that the phoenix on my guitar was reflecting the light EVERYWHERE. I absolutely love how it's a kaleidoscope of colors and how my guitar is practically a mirror. You can literally see my sweater on it! :D
    jeanzie jeanzie
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014
    ragingoutlaw ragingoutlaw
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I found myself in a bit of a rut with the

    guitar playing recently. For a long time now I've been mostly a solo acoustic player. So I've mixed it up... set up my electric guitars and started relearning old material I used to play a lot - Thin Lizzy, Free, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Hendrix, Marillion, Rush etc. All my...
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    3 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    have my guitar since my 18th birthday i love it

    but hard to learn when no one is teaching :(
    rcxx rcxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Just love it playing in the morning

    or night it's just awesome and I'm trying to do let her go but I'm half way
    shaun765 shaun765
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    When I was at Music School in London playing

    Guitar we got to play with Wurzel (one of the Guitarists from Mötorhead). We played ‘Ace of Spades.’ He was the nicest guy and I can safely say it is the loudest that I have ever played in my life. I was due to go see Mötorhead play their 40th Anniversary gig at the...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    Jan 19, 2016

    I first started playing back in high school in

    a garage band with some friends, and I loved playing guitar ever since.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart
    31-35, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    Today I learned how to play freedom of 76 by

    ween. If you've never heard of them look em up. It's one of my favorite tracks they've made and I'm in love with the song and the band. I also painted a Boognish on my guitar, hmu if you want to see it.
    DuckAndRoll DuckAndRoll
    Aug 3, 2015
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    1 Response Aug 20, 2014
    daffyduck97 daffyduck97
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    I'm so happy!! I got accepted with EPIC

    records® but I start working with my vocal coach Paul Stanley very soon! :) hope to have my first CD out by May!!!
    aceisthebest11 aceisthebest11
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    ive been playing for about 5 years

    and i play the acoustic, classical, and bass.
    audrey02 audrey02
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015
    Greenigma Greenigma
    26-30, M
    Aug 16, 2015
    clamthatjams clamthatjams
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    Everyday I play for at least 1-2 hours

    unless I'm travelling/am away from home. Some days if I have more time I can go at it for hours. Learning to play guitar was one of the best things I ever did. When I play I feel good and lose track of time cause I'm so into it. I play anything, all kinds of genres and styles...
    Humbuckerzz Humbuckerzz
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2016

    Is there such a thing

    as a wrong note or is it a note that's played the wrong way?
    DRyan00 DRyan00
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Well, i was enjoying my holidays

    and one day i saw a girl and at the same time i was listening a song. Surprisingly, it matched the situation. That night i played the guitar whole night remembering her.
    noahryan noahryan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    Nothing better than spending a good arvo

    serenading myself and playing out all my feelings :)
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    It's addictive. I play acoustic,

    electric and classical (which I'm currently doing my Grade 5 for). Once I start playing I can't stop until my hands ache, which is about 2 hours after I start.
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    Technically I have been playing guitar

    for 6/7 years but I refuse to say that because I never took guitar seriously until about 3 or so years ago. I wasted the first few years lesson wise by never practicing and never really learning how to read music. from there I learned rock music riffs and all my basics but I...
    Contranaut Contranaut
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014
    outerspaces outerspaces
    26-30, M
    Jul 12, 2015

    Lol I'd love to LEARN how

    and love how it sounds (and love music in general). Can't actually play though. I just love guitar. Sorry for the let down.
    FreeToFall FreeToFall
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015
    halfsuperbat halfsuperbat
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I play electric guitar

    and acoustic (mostly Green Day and classic rock)
    OmNimnom OmNimnom
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015
    melisaurus melisaurus
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 15, 2015


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    Jul 21, 2015
    khrie khrie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Been playing for around 46 years just recently

    figured out most of John Petrucci solo album song Glasgow Kiss by ear its amazing and the perfect therapy my guitar is my life and hope to reward it with a early production EP Six Strings Nine Lifes
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    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    I spent the past week on vacation in Orlando.

    I did not have my guitar, so I read a lot about music theory in my downtime while I was at my motel or in line for a ride. GarageBand on iPhone is extremely useful for testing new ideas. I can't wait to get home and apply what I learned to the fretboard.
    Greenigma Greenigma
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015
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