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    i bought a 12 string guitar by epiphone

    beautiful sound jot to play on. now i got 6 guitars in my collection.
    NjJ7 NjJ7 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    i had the coolest dream EVER.

    i dreamt that i met Paul Gilbert & that he was flirting w/me & that he kissed me & gave me e lesson one on one. haha yeah...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    My dad taught me when he had time

    for me. Now he is always at the hospital. (He is a surgeon not sick.) I find it to be relaxing. Music is one of the only thing that brings me joy,
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    Finally mastered Dragonforce's track the Game,

    rhythm, lead & solo ... f*****g happy with that!!
    Xalinder Xalinder 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just changed strings alone

    for the first time. My old guitar needed new strings so I gave it a shot and I also need a backup for the small performance I'll do with the bad i'm in friday. I had a frustration moment with the b string but I'm glad I cut the string longer just in case I had trouble. Now I...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 13-15, M May 27

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    I am now at a point that I would like to write

    music about good people. I don't have any intention of being famous just the joy of making music and being able to entertain even just our dog.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I have 3 acoustic guitars.

    I have 2 electric guitars. My dad taught me how to play. He actually taught all of my siblings how to play. The thing about me is that in my room, I always have guitar picks everywhere. My favorite guitar is my 2nd acoustic guitar. My dad and I named it Blue, even though it's...
    PolaroidPictures PolaroidPictures 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Been playing for roughly four

    and a half years, and now I'm writing songs and recording them in studios! :)
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 12

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    I just learned how to play Never Too Late by

    Three Days Grace. Its nice being able to hear your favorite song come from your guitar and your voice and your hands
    BrinkOfPeace BrinkOfPeace 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I Don't Do Requests

    Been playing since I was 12 years old and I'll always think of myself as 'still learning'. Comparing your guitar ability to that of others is like being a gunslinger in a cheesy western movie - there's always a faster gun. At some point you need to stop being concerned about...
    justme195 justme195 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    blockme blockme 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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    http://youtu.be/BWaHfVtnen4 Anything from GST

    is fun as hell to play on guitar
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M May 2

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    How I Started

    I never knew how to play a guitar. At first, there wasn't anything that seemed to interest me about it. During elementary, I would hear some of my friends play it. Once, I heard one of my friends play "More Than Words" and she just sang it so beautifully. It was then that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I'm really good too I can play like any song.

    I like playing my chemical romance songs or green day tho
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I'm only a beginner,

    but I just bought a new guitar that will hopefully last me a really long time. So happy :)
    musicalsoul10 musicalsoul10 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    helreb helreb 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    aliwashere aliwashere 13-15, F May 26

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    Picked up my acoustic an year back playing

    bruno songs, took it to next level a month back playing grunge rock.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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    I'm fairly certain this guy is actually a robot.

    It's insane that he can do that all by himself! Watch "Luca Stricagnoli - Thunderstruck (AC/DC) - Guitar" on YouTube https://youtu.be/LMPWfHqVj40
    bdiggles bdiggles 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't say I'm an expert

    or anything, but I absolutely love the sound of an acoustic guitar. Playing guitar was one of those things I just happened to pick up so I can sing while also playing music. But I fell in love with hearing merely the acoustics. I wish I had the time to play more often, but I'm...
    JohGrace JohGrace 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Guitar, flute, violin,

    piano, trumpet, and a whole bunch of others. If I couldn't play music, I wouldn't be me
    Arasuki Arasuki 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I've been teaching myself

    for about four years now :) It's tough going! I also built an electric guitar - see the photo. It's Steampunk inspired (supposed to be).
    Umorella Umorella 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    So today I was with my family

    and we were at a pawn shop I found a Guitar in pretty good condition and it was $60 I'm like that f to my dad it's a good deal the guitar was pretty good all I needed to buy is a pretty good amp and I'd be set good amps can get pretty pricy though
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Does anyone have any advice

    for me?? I am having trouble switching between chords even though I practice a lot. I really need help!!
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Story

    I tried learning to play the guitar as a kid twice. Both times I failed. I wanted to play the electric guitar, but the music store recommended an acoustical guitar to start. Then my parents signed me up for lessons. Each week was was learning a new string and playing some new...
    Stereoguy Stereoguy 51-55, M 9 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    levio13 levio13 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    Georgia - Vance Joy, way too proud of myself

    for mastering this song. :) Although pretty simple, I've got it pretty perfect and just love how I've got it.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Just learning, but love playing it

    and learning new riffs.
    Shaney96 Shaney96 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I play acoustic and sing!

    It's one of my favorite things to do. It calms me down when I am angry or nervous about something. I want to be in a band so badly!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    Clean baritone this song is amazing

    https://youtu.be/3kcwyXn3zcg
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M May 1

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    Yes I play the guitar it really is a beautiful

    instrument I love playing post-rock guitar on my electric :3 soooo soothing :)
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    i love Guthrie Govan & Alex Hutchings very much.

    i am a major jazz fusion fan (also metal & it's genres) can anybody recommend me a similar guitarist?
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    am i the only one who gets weird glances

    when im in the nail care section. #fingerstyleguitaristlife
    NjJ7 NjJ7 18-21, M 1 Response May 26

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    Writing songs that come from the heart.

    ..is a totally different thing than writing things for the purpose of appearances and rhymes.. Clearly..there is a difference...and while playing at times there are words and feelings that come which can't be described... That feeling is what makes me strum those strings.. what...
    sharathmenon1993 sharathmenon1993 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Music is the means by

    which I express anything going on in my head and my heart. I've been performing for three years now, singing with guitar and piano, having grown up in a musical family. They say I can make it big...we will see. I believe there's a certain connection between certain souls and...
    XenaJade XenaJade 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I play the guitar since 10 years

    and i still have anxiety when playing in public. I feel like my hands are shaking and sometimes i forgot what i used to play. I play it very well at home i swear!but when its behind people or when i do my music exams i ruin everything! Any help!!
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    Living Out Daddy's Legacy.

    I just started playing a few months ago. I do feel like I've picked up on it naturally. It is very easy. Not to mention I'm learning on an electric guitar...without an amp...or a tuner. :D My dad was phenomenal at playing the guitar, he passed away less than a year ago and left...
    NoWhiteFlag NoWhiteFlag 22-25, F 6 Responses May 1, 2012

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    i love my guitars I have 10.

    and I am currently making my 11th one from scratch, they make me so happy I also play the drums and piano but guitar is my life :) <3
    anonymousgirl5567 anonymousgirl5567 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 19

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    I Love Playing The Guitar That I Might Post Some Videos

    I always wanted to sing in public and play my guitar.. Or just play a song for someone I love.. maybe it'll be really romantic if the guy does that.. But I really want to do it anyway. I think it will look cute. :)I was inspired to play the guitar because (if you read my story...
    Amandra Amandra 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    So I bought my first electric guitar recently.

    Gonna get back in the groove.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses May 16

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    Wgoogleguy56 Wgoogleguy56 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I finally got a new guitar

    so now I can start playing again
    mrevans mrevans 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I recently got an electric guitar

    for my birthday and I love it. it's a black Behringer MetAlien with neon yellow strings.
    madelinedowell madelinedowell 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 8