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I Love the Acoustic Guitar

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 231 People

    I love spending time with my acoustic guitar.

    I usually sit around with it when I'm writing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 5

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    A Simple and Beautiful Song

    http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/u/u2/one_acoustic_crd.htm I love playing and singing this acoustic version of One by U2. Like the poster on UG says:    "what can you say about this song other than - wow!"
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Hands-down Best Friend

    Outside of the members of my immediate family, the most enduring personal relationship I have had is with the acoustic guitar. The music is not in me. It's in the instrument, and somehow, my hands keep finding it. If physicists are right and the fundamental constructs of...
    Rainsong6string Rainsong6string 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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    Mississippi John Hurt

    or Lightnin' Hopkins moves me.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 28, 2010

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    I Love Guitar

    i play the guitar and it makes me really happy, i dont play for anyone else i like to be able to play an instrument that is so beautiful sounding, its very calming. my neighbour a suite over from me plays guitar beautifully and he sings aswell so i just lay next to the wall...
    rosiefreemn rosiefreemn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Acoustic

    Acoustic guitar soothes me like no other instrument can. There is something I hear i can not explain... it is like it's own language. I can listen to it for so long. I would love to meet someone who would sing and play for me for hours. I think that would be just beautiful
    Realization17 Realization17 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Yeah - I Play

    I was 16 years old when I got my first guitar.  I tried and tried to play & eventually learned to pick a few tunes.  The first song I ever learned was NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE by Neil Young... My very tallented and patient friend taught me.  I was such a...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 14 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Acoustic Just Sounds Better

    At least it does for me. I tried electric and while I can play it i definitely prefer acoustic. Maybe because I like country music most of all, and it's the style I play? All I know is that if I had the choice of Taylor Swift's acoustic guitar or...anybody in rock's electric...
    abbykova97 abbykova97 13-15, F Oct 5, 2010

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    Thank You God, Or Should It Be The Devil...?

    My uncle taught me my first chords when I was a boy. My other uncle also had a guitar, and introduced me to Arlo Guthries' Alisons Restaurant Massacree, which I memorized faithfully, and sang acapella in its entirety to any other twelve year old who would listen:) It's great to...
    IrishJeff IrishJeff 41-45, M Feb 12, 2012

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    Acoustic Covers

    I love acoustic covers of songs that are in the chart and how it can often transform them to strongly, convey the beauty of the lyrics that are often lost otherwise. I love the intimacy of the acoustic guitar- how it lacks formality and it gives prevelance to the artist's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 5, 2008

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    Cant Stop Playing

    been playing since the 60's  it is me as i am it,i play whatever i feel dont listen to the radio much at all , i got enught music and sounds in my mind i dont need someone' eles' i love all style' and there isnt such a thing as the best. people play what thier mind is...
    klondiked klondiked 51-55 Oct 21, 2008

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    That's All I Need

    I love the way an acoustic guitar sounds I would love to learn how to play it myself.  Any volunteers to show me how :)?
    tenderheart08 tenderheart08 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    Tuning To Open C Permanently...Whats Involved?

    Hi guys & gals, I have a beautiful acoustic 12 string, wanted to drop it to Open C (CGCGCE) permanently, as well as take off the higher "G" string (John Butler style) Other than tightening the truss rod a bit, should I use a different (thicker) gauge set of strings? Thanks for...
    TDH1980 TDH1980 31-35, M Nov 8, 2013

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    I miss playing guitar sooooo much it hurts ugh.
    atmxsphere atmxsphere 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've only been playing for a couple of years, but I've decided to try to make it as a musician. My father always listened to ACDC, Metallica, and Journey while my mother listened...
    Mutent92 Mutent92 16-17, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My favorite instrument, although am not so good at playing it, but once I hear that beautiful tune in my dreams, or in reality, I feel like the crucial universe has changed, and it...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Comin home after school and writing lyrics keeps me sane. Without my guitar i just dont feel the same
    RebeccaKay RebeccaKay 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello, i love to make music, i want ur opinion, maybe u can check it out on soundcloud.com/vicoramone and let me know what u think, namasté!
    vicoramone vicoramone 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Gavino Loche's version of Another brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyEsSVXbPc8
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F a week ago

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    I broke my G-string yesterday while fingering a minor. To be fair, I was trying to play Knocking on Heaven's Door. Never mind, I'll just have to buy new strings.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm not 100 % new to this instrument but I'm not super experienced either. I just learned the solo of Smells Like Teen Spirit which I thought was going to be a big challenge...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My story starts back in high school. Maybe a little further than that. To the days when hair bands were all the rage and rock monster ballads played several hundred times a day on...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been looking for some good songs to cover on acoustic, it doesn't matter if it's an acoustic song or not, any ideas?
    Guitarman223 Guitarman223 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 9

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    well after a year of playing the acoustic, I'm finally going to buy an electric one. Do I have to start over or the basics that I learned in the acoustic will still come in handy...
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 19

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    i play acoustic and when i started OMG barre cords are the worst!!! but its a good thing i didnt give up :)
    camelaf12 camelaf12 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    Just when I thought I was getting over him and stop being so obsessed... Me and my friends were playing guitar and I saw him. He then walks by once, and then comes back a few...
    Elossia Elossia 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    In my opinion, people are losing touch of the real acoustics in music. It's mostly all electro and computer generated music, not that there's anything wrong with that. Anyone can...
    Delta40 Delta40 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I just love playing the guitar. am also in a band. me and my friend play electric guitar but I mostly take up the main guitar duties as he's also lead vocals. We also have another...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M Apr 12

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    U can take everything away from me my phone tv crush art anything but without music I'm lost its that pick me up when I had a ****** day and I can just put my headphones on and...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I've decided I'm going to try and learn to play guitar I have always loved it and wanted to learn I have owned a guitar for quite some time. A friend of mine that plays told me I...
    bella61219 bella61219 26-30, F Apr 19

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    I haven't played in a while.... More and more, recently I am longing for the experience of creating music with my finger tips. That kind that touches someone's soul with a gentle...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    kinda stretching this one. I play electric guitar and have done since I was 12. since am in a band we also gave a bass player and he really got me in learning and the bass guitar...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Playing Guitar saved my life. I was extremely depressed and suicidal, the only comfort from my sister, best bud, mom, and my dogs. Them my mom saw an ad in the news paper (a guitar...
    OmNimnom OmNimnom 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Valentines night, a candlelit bedroom, strawberry incense burning, two special woman, married and in love, an unbreakable bond between them, a perfect setting for love. My baby is...
    wetsec1 wetsec1 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    We'll have been together for a year in May. Our relationship is built on being there for each other when we're weak, as well as when we're strong. When he's weak, he really is. He...
    ioti ioti 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I just got done working a concert and I love it I don't perform I'm just a worthless runner but still I love it makes me so happy and I don't know why but Jay Edwards is a great...
    renguard renguard 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I love learning about science. Marine Biology Living Environment Earth Science Ecology Anatomy and Physiology Astronomy Botany Zoology Etc.. and social sciences... Psychology...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Sleeping with sirens- If I'm James dean, you're Aubrey Hepburn (ACOUSTIC) 🎶Please say that love is forever, your forever is all that I need. Please stay as long as you need...
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I don't know where I'd be without my guitars.......... when the world gets too much, a Maton can always make you feel better!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M Apr 15

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    Well not this time. There was this one song my friend played on the acoustic. It was about 2am after a few drinks. The song made it so awkward because that lovely feeling about...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Every once in a while, a great guitarist does something amazing, that I have to share with everyone.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwgIn3vobag
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I love playing nirvana songs on guitar
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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