I Play Guitar and Sing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 216 People

    Musical Family

    I have played the guitar, off and on, since I was 16.  Beatlemania started it for me.  I loved the Beatles (still do), and that's what inspired me to learn the instrument.  I put my guitar playing to use in the early years of my marriage, when my husband and I used...
    windsong windsong
    56-60, F
    Jan 14, 2008

    I Am the Music Man

    So yeah i've been playing guitar for 11 years, but i only discovered last year that i'm quite a good singer too.  I'm a struggling musician.  I say that because i find it hard to write songs.  On average i write about 2 songs per year... which isn't too good. i...
    Munchies Munchies
    18-21, M
    Nov 20, 2007

    The Only Time I'm Truly Happy..

    ..is when I'm performing on stage with one of my bands. I've been in a band for over ten years now, playing in pubs in my hometown. I've always loved it. I get a little nervous, but the adrenaline rush is great. I joined another band around three years ago and we get gigs further...
    Adler29 Adler29
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2009


    It's a part of me.  Play and sing every day. I love playing in a group setting where I am unfamilliar with the songs and forced to listen harder. here's some of my stuff if anyones interested www.myspace.com/timmyhoovermusic
    THoover THoover
    26-30, M
    Feb 11, 2009


    whenever i feel stressed and hurt, i just sing and strung my guitar. it'll help you ease the pain. trust me. :)
    chelleychelles chelleychelles
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    So Yeah Lol

    I've been playing guitar off and on for about 2 years. I know tabs but I could never really grasp cords. Numbers always came really easy to me. I sang in a theatre for about 3 years then stopped all together (my dad's fault, stupid reason really but it still kind of hurts) I'm...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu
    26-30, F
    Nov 21, 2007

    Different Strokes

    Although I was classically trained in both, I have found so much gratification and FUN from either accompanying myself or others in the past several years. I have started both singing with guitar students and playing with voice students also, and it makes the learning process...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2008

    Guitar And Singing

    I learned my first chord from my dad when I was about 10 years old. It was when he took up guitar again as a kind of creative outlet when he and my mum separated. I've come quite a long way on guitar since learning how to play G and struggling to get my fingers across all the...
    yoyshaia yoyshaia
    May 20, 2010
    PregnantChildLover PregnantChildLover
    26-30, M
    Nov 22, 2014

    Love It!

    ive played guitar for almost 7 years now n have been in tons of bands. i sing a lot also cause my dads a singer/ musician  so ive grown up in a musicaly oriented household so i LOVEE music
    bubblebee bubblebee
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2008

    ...i Am Bringing Joy To Others.

    I had the joyful experience of learning to play the guitar at the age of 21,while in the Navy. A friend taught me and I have kept it up over the centuries, umm, I mean years ;-) I have had the privilege to play and sing for a good number of people in small public venues over the...
    SleepingTiger SleepingTiger
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 3, 2011

    Well, I Play Guitar

    I learned when I was getting clean. It challenged me. I have two guitars, a beat up Gibson that a dear friend bought me that I play country, folk and rockabilly on. I also have a nylon stringed Yamaha that I'm learning classical on. As far as singing...I just to that at home...
    TexasTerri TexasTerri
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    My Calling

    The reason I started playing guitar and singing is my inspiration. Guitar-Kurt Cobain, Slash, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and Courtney Love Singing- Courtney Love, Janis Joplin, and Pink When I was like 13 I started listening to rock music (all kinds) and the guitar just...
    Ivyflower Ivyflower
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    One Of My Favorite "Real" Things To Do.

     I love the guitar.  I love everything about it, from the look of its smooth wood to the feel of its rough strings to the sound of the music that can come out of it.  It really is a beautiful instrument. When I come home from school each day, there are two things...
    xWhenTheSkyCriesx xWhenTheSkyCriesx
    13-15, F
    Oct 19, 2009

    My Guitar and Singing Story

    I first played a guitar in 197? as a child but didn't learn too much until a friend's older brother gave he and I access to a 12-string with high action around 1982 or so and later to an electric guitar and some Electro-Harmonix effects.  By this time, I had bought and...
    InnerJoin InnerJoin
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2008

    Music is life. I've played guitar

    and sang since I was 5 years old and started writing my own songs when I was 12. I love being creative and being able to express myself with music.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    When I Play and Sing, It's For Me.

    My first guitar was a inexpensive 'Bogey' brand guitar. The day I brought it home was also the first day I learned my first song. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Isn't that everyone's first song?) I found it quite difficult to sing and play at first but over time it seemed to develop...
    withoutaname withoutaname
    26-30, M
    Jul 14, 2008


    I am a teenage girl and I am pretty much obsessed with music and want to have a music career more than ANYTHING. I have been singing since I could talk and have recently been siging up and being in school talent shows and such which is where I found I have this HUGE...
    beatlemaniac487 beatlemaniac487
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2008

    I used to bar a few bars in my small town,

    I miss it. I miss the rush of playing in front of people. I've always been shy, and people who didn't know me back than have a hard time believing I used to do it, but I loved it.
    damagedbadatbest damagedbadatbest
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014
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