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I Play the Guitar

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    I don't play guitar but I sing in a band.

    I always have problems communicating with any guitarists.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Strange Patsy Cline

    I play guitar and sing..write my own songs.. I enjoy all types of music... What I really play is country..remember I said ..like all music..ALL One of my fav Country Women of all times *Patsy Cline* Strange ...written by Mel Tillis and Fred Burch Yep I sing this stuff ! and get...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 19 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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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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    Jam Session

    I've been playing acoustic guitar for about 7 years, I'm self taught. I'm pretty good at strumming chords and have a good vocabulary of chords. About a year and a half ago I started going to jam sessions about once a month. I've learned a lot from going to them but itamazes me...
    DTF890 DTF890 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I Obsess Guitar

    I started playing in 7th grade- almost 20 years ago.  I knew pretty much right away that this what I was going to do.  I went to music school, and even worked towards a music grad degree.  I teach music for a living now, and I play in a cover band, and do pick up...
    jeraz4039 jeraz4039 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2006

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    I've been without my guitar

    now in 3 weeks... My heart is breaking. I need to play.
    Sparklyjuly Sparklyjuly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I have been for a few years.

    I take lessons every week. It is fun. I play soft rock/folk on the acoustic and some classic rock (not very well) on the electric. My son started taking lessons about 6 months ago. He is 14, almost 15. He has Aspergers. He isn't great with social situations, but he is one of...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I love the sound of the guitar.

    I have a twelve string that I really should dust off and strum. I love this photo. Reminds me of a holy place. It's the inside of a guitar
    CopperHeart CopperHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    On Again, Off Again.

    I was always super fascinated by guitars and guitar players. I played in the band, so I could read music, but playing in a chordal manner was foreign to me. I guess that is why I was always so enticed by guitarists. When I got to college, my roomate had a guitar, and she taught...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 31 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Doglord Doglord 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    More like learning because I'm just a beginner

    and teaching myself.. But I really enjoy it. And i want to learn more!
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Some of the best riffs I've ever heard were

    from a friend of mine as we had a jam session. We were both high and he started playing his Gibson, so I go to my house and quickly grab my ibanez guitar and amp. I returned to his house and quickly set up my pedals and powered on. At this point he was in a zone. Riff after...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    So I learned how to play "Clairvoyant" by The

    Story So Far but the tuning is so insane that it pops my 3rd string every. single. time.
    foreignlauren foreignlauren 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate.

    *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23, my mother bought me a lavender Fenandes Strat for my birthday. So many years later I still can't play a thing. Oh, I can improvise solos over...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    levio13 levio13 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20

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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 3 Responses Apr 19

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    But I need help. I can't seem to hold my

    fingers right, and they don't reach the frets right either.
    TheDaringWolf TheDaringWolf 16-17, M 4 Responses May 30

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    in free time too relax ,

    have some fun, love the sound of it ,been playing for almost 1 year or so , it´s quite complicated and you need a lot of patience , wich is something that i don´t have so i always try to learn things myself xD it´s very nice then you figure out songs by ear i´m just sad...
    Hugo655 Hugo655 18-21, M May 28

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    helreb helreb 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    Ok so I can only really play one song,

    but that should change soon. I know A Horse With No Name, and I am yet to learn Coconut by Harry Nilsson, Hyacinth House by The Doors, and eventually The End by The Doors
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M Jun 18

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    I absolutely love playing guitar.

    Just making music alone is beautiful. Ughhh. Lol on any day i can come home and just let loose with it. Its awesome ^-^
    Mary3d Mary3d 16-17, T Jul 17

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    Since The Age Of 12...

    ...I have loved playing guitar. There have been times when I haven’t played at all for a while but guitar has been something I have returned to every time. I bought my first guitar second hand from a neighbourhood friend who had already been playing for a while and had been...
    Fazer Fazer 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Enjoy Playing..........

    I started lessons when I was 9 but after a couple of months, I discovered i could learn more on my own. I learned a lot of cords and discovered i could hear a song on the radio and figure out what the cords were after just a few minutes. I was told I have an "ear" for music...
    river05 river05 56-60, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    These strings know me more

    than anyone ever will
    tediousjpg tediousjpg 16-17 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I play the guitar it's one of the best things

    that I've learned I honestly don't know why I'd do without music playing my guitar just relaxes me so much and makes me feel alive
    taylorsueb taylorsueb 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 27

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    I love my guitar. I know it's a basic looking

    guitar, but it sounds amazing. A Epiphone Les Paul 100 Starburst. Along with a BOSS ME-80, great combo.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 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

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    Does anybody here know how to play in second

    position on guitar? I have an exam on it on Wednesday. I've got extra help from my teacher, practiced it and practised and I still can't get it. :/ Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    I play guitar alot it takes up most of my free

    time I go to guitar lessons every week and suprisingly it doesnt get the girls or guys but idc thats not why I play
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    My Guitar Means Everything To Me

    I picked up a guitar, less than two years ago. Before that, I had never even touched a guitar, didn't know what a plectrum was either. I was brave, people told me you can't just buy a guitar without playing someone else's first. I had other ideas, I bought myself a guitar, I...
    silentintrovert silentintrovert 22-25, M 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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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

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    I am a roving gambler gambled all

    around Whenever I meet with a deck of cards I lay my money down Lay my money down, lay my money down
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 18-21, M Jun 15

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I finally learned how to play these songs!

    Yay! Sing - Ed Sheeran Little Things - One Direction Amnesia - 5SOS
    PartyingWithEllie PartyingWithEllie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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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    Rocksmith is a bada$$ game,

    it's really helping a lot
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Teodora27 Teodora27 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Jarle Olsen - unbelievably beautiful

    and talented man with his handsome guitar. -- I have chatted with him once and it was fun talking to him about music, life, and life in general. We both play guitars and we have the same taste in music.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    pretty amazing how you connect your soul

    and feelings to the guitar and show it on how you play every song.
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Me too. I just bought another acoustic.

    This now brings the count I owe up to five.
    TTisTAMI TTisTAMI 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I have a guitar but idk how to play it.

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
    EvaJL EvaJL 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    with both hands...they must communicate well

    together because I can play a very difficult song while talking to someone and never miss a note...how does my brain do it!! I'm astounished!!
    gibsonaxe gibsonaxe 46-50, M 8 Responses Jul 2

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    I have to play this song in second position,

    for my exam Monday and I'm seriously failing at it!! :/ does anyone know how to? :/ thank you!
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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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 4 Responses Mar 31

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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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    " Music expresses that

    which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent" Victor Hugo
    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M Jun 29

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    I play the guitar, and I've been playing it

    for about four years! I'm pretty proud of myself.
    PartyingWithEllie PartyingWithEllie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Take Me To Another World

    For me, playing the guitar is the one thing that takes me away from the world. Whenever I need to get out of my head and into a different dimension I pick up my guitar and play. I'm not necessarily amazing at guitar, but just hearing myself create a song by just sitting there and...
    sgm213 sgm213 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Ericknorth Ericknorth 26-30, M