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I Love Playing Guitar

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    ragingoutlaw ragingoutlaw 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    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

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    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 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    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...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 22, 2015

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    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

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    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 16-17, M Jun 26, 2015

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    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2015

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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14, 2015

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    outerspaces outerspaces 26-30, M Jul 12, 2015

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    Greenigma Greenigma 22-25, M Aug 16, 2015

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    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

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    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 May 31, 2015

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    getting better at a rapid rate

    since I got my new equipment.
    TomC93 TomC93 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I first started playing back in high school in

    a garage band with some friends, and I loved playing guitar ever since.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M Aug 2, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    daffyduck97 daffyduck97 18-21, M 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    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 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I can figure out the chords of a song usually

    after a few minutes of listening to it. Sitting with tje guitar, I start by listening to the bass to find the song's tonality and I try to recognise the chord progressions from here. If it doesn't work I try to guess the chords from the melody, but I find that the bass is the...
    marcdorsan marcdorsan 41-45, M Aug 25, 2015

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    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 13-15, M 6 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    I love guitar so much.

    I just wish I had the guts to play on stage.
    marlyr marlyr 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO DR.

    KNOW OF BAD BRAINS!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21, 2015

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    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

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    I just recently went back to play the acoustic

    guitar. It has been several years since I played guitar and I don't have calluses on the finger tips of my left hand. I heard someone mention finger glue. Does anyone in the group know what that is and has anyone here tried it? If so does it work?
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response Sep 19, 2015

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    ive been playing for about 5 years

    and i play the acoustic, classical, and bass.
    audrey02 audrey02 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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    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

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    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 18-21 Aug 3, 2015

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    How My Love For Guitar And Music Came To Be.

    I remember one afternoon in 1969 my mother and aunt were all excited about something they were going to buy. They left and returned with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed, album. There were a few relatives there and us kids were playing downstairs. I got tired and went upstairs...
    experienceman11 experienceman11 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    I play electric guitar

    and acoustic (mostly Green Day and classic rock)
    OmNimnom OmNimnom 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2015

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    melisaurus melisaurus 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    have my guitar since my 18th birthday i love it

    but hard to learn when no one is teaching :(
    rcxx rcxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    khrie khrie 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    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...
    jeanettetheace jeanettetheace 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    halfsuperbat halfsuperbat 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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