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I Play the Guitar

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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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    im currently learning how to play 'When you

    can't sleep at night' By :Of Mice&Men , acoustically /.^
    MissEvon MissEvon 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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 7 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    I'm a lead guitarist

    for my own and my friends band, I'm not great, I don't shred massive licks and solo like the greats, but what I can do sounds immense. In in two Nu-Metal bands, which are Stonigma and Cereal, Stonigma has the nice dynamics of Nu-Metal, but in my rough copy of Incantation it has...
    XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15, 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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    I'm really good too I can play like any song.

    I like playing my chemical romance songs or green day tho
    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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 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 51-55, M 7 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I'm horrible at it though.

    But I have to remember I've only played for less than five months. I can't expect myself to be amazing yet. Oh and barre chords are *******.
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    Guitar, flute, violin,

    piano, trumpet, and a whole bunch of others. If I couldn't play music, I wouldn't be me
    Arasuki Arasuki 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 25

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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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    Why is playing guitar

    and singing at the same time so hard
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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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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    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I have played guitar

    for 4 years. I love it. Especially playing the electric guitar because I NEED distortion :P. I have an ESP/LTD Ec-256. It's a beautiful honey burst with a little bit of worn spots to give it more of that tough rock look. Unfortunately for my guitars I became a bassist. There are...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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

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    1970's And Beyond.

    I started to play in 1970 after hearing Led Zeppelin III on the then burgeoning f.m. rock radio. I started out with a very cheap acoustic guitar and an instructional rhythm guitar booklet put out by a local music store I saw on a cable call board channel for $5.00. I had one...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M 8 Responses May 8, 2011

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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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    Mferri88 Mferri88 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I played guitar since I was in high school.

    I love the sound of guitar instruments. I've never took course of guitar, I practice by myself. I can play guitar all night long, especially when I was down. Guitar was my best friend when I was lonely.
    Letibeme Letibeme 31-35, F Mar 19

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    Heretorant Heretorant 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Wish I Have Four Arms

    It could be an abnormally grown tumor-like arm beside my waist or ribcage (as long as it isn't fatal); It could be a prosthetic arm; It could be a voo doo tricks or a curse that made me four-armed freak; An incomparable and unusual radiation that will let me be a beast or...
    chaud012 chaud012 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    blockme blockme 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I have been playing for 1.

    5 years now and i can play nirvana....progress??
    Heretorant Heretorant 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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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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    Finally got a telecaster.

    .. love it... my wife doesn't understand why I have 5 electrics and a bass, but she doesn't play so she'd never get it lol
    mostlylurking mostlylurking 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I really enjoy playing the guitar,

    I have an Instagram based all around it, and I've got a numerous amount of videos people can check out, it's CRAFTING_THE_WORLD below is a picture of my 2 Ibanez 7-strings, beauty on the right and beast on the left, beauty is an Ibanez RGIX27FEQM and beast is an Ibanez RG7421...
    XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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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 caress. Sing lyrics as they come to me, then leave from my lips. Hear the strings resonate the tone of my thoughts when played at...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I used to dislike the instrument,

    alot. I would roll my eyes when someone showed off their skills and was tempted to suggest that they learn to play a real song, not just stuff on the radio. Then I met a guy who plays. He eventually turned into a romantic interest, then briefly into my boyfriend, and shortly...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    mischef mischef 41-45, T Feb 23

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    daddy1028 daddy1028 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I love playing Celtic music on my guitar.

    I have a lot of Irish blood.
    cat3770 cat3770 16-17, M Mar 14

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    EdibleSplinters EdibleSplinters 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I need some style advice fast!

    godin redline 3 cherrybomb vs godin redline 3 roadkill. which one looks better? please help :,((((
    masih233 masih233 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Me too. I just bought another acoustic.

    This now brings the count I owe up to five.
    TTisTAMI TTisTAMI 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    I learned kryptonite on my electric guitar.

    I'm not the best at it, but I'm working on improving it. :-)
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T Feb 26

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    I've been at my mum's

    for a week without my guitar :-[
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M Mar 5

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    I started learning guitar

    when I was about ten, and I learned pretty quick. My aunt taught my cousin and I at the same time, so we learned the same songs at the same time. We used to play together whenever we saw each other, but he's not even in the country anymore. I still know a lot of current songs...
    klic klic 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I play Acoustic and Electric guitar

    for my church during worship. I plan to stick with music ministry. It's a lot of fun!
    cat3770 cat3770 16-17, M Mar 14

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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? rock on guys.
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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