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I Play the Guitar

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    So, I just finished getting "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd down and got such an awesome song. Love the message, and the rhythm. Now if only I knew how to sing I'd be unstoppable...
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Sound - I've been playing the guitar for 30 years or more.  For the first 20 years it was as if I didn't really want to hear the guitar itself.  I played through...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 6 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Why - Maybe it's just me.I am finding it hard to find another guitar player anymore.I am sure it has allot to do with where you live.Maybe not.Just found another player next door...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 28, 2012

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Ive come to relies being in a musician's brain is just flat out insane creativity. You can think of so many things and learn so much. But then sometimes you get trapped in your own...
    Tman456789 Tman456789 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 24

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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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    Stay (de)tuned - (Thank you QuantumMike for the inspiration! :-)   I have been experimenting a lot this year with my guitar. Playing with open chords a lot. Trying to...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 32 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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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...
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M 7 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I love playing the guitar!!!! The sound that it makes ohhhh!!! If i didn't play the guitar my life wouldn't be the same:)
    guitarfreak67 guitarfreak67 18-21, M Feb 14

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    Well. I want to to but my guitar is either still broken or i just cant play! Its not coming out with the right sound and ive tuned it!! Help!! How do you play when the strings are...
    mistywolf13 mistywolf13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I'm more of a classical girl myself, but I do love more modern stuff like Black bird and Stop this train. I'm learning how to play Sorrow and sadness from Naruto. It's really hard...
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Well, Sort Of - I am just learning, but I'm getting the hang of it. I do enjoy it greatly though. I just need more practice until I reach that level of "awesomeness"
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    As a youngster I was convinced it was very difficult. I had my first guitar, and seemed to make it so difficult, but slowly learned that to get it to sing only needed a modicum of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 10

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    My Bestfriend Fernando ;) - Avril Lavigne influenced me a lot into playing guitar. I picked up a guitar at the age of 13 :) i continued playing it and started playing it with...
    greengavz greengavz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    I think the first time I experienced playing guitar was when I was younger and had my neighbours boyfriend give me 'a lesson', basically I think he showed me some chords and things...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I don't know how to but I'd like to learn. I love this instrument ♥
    Quincyy Quincyy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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...
    Fazer Fazer 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    I love playing the guitar. It's like an escape for me. I can just sit down when I'm not the best, write a song or just sing a song and I will feel better. It relieves stress...
    saraht4711 saraht4711 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Started Playing... - I started playing the guitar a few months ago. It seems to be something that is in my blood. I come from a long line of talented musicians. Check out my video...
    skiescollide skiescollide 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I've played since I was like 12/13 or something but I don't feel like I'm able to make the progress I want in my guitarlessons. Right now I'm playing Stairwayto Heaven and it's...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F Feb 6

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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...
    jeraz4039 jeraz4039 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2006

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    Have been since I was 10. It's been a way to escape the family issues and has helped me find myself in so many confusing situations. I couldn't imagine life without some sort of...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I have recently started the guitar. Can play the more common chords like a c d e g aminor etc.. Does anybosy know any good easy songs that i can learn to play and then play with...
    sambohughes sambohughes 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I wanna be in an all boy band with the exception of me not like 1D kinda boys but like Mötley Crüe kinda boys
    JadedRagDoll JadedRagDoll 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    A relatively simple and fun song to learn is The Cave by Mumford and Sons. I love to play it! :)
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I've Been playing guitar for about 12 years as a hobby. Now I've Only really started to study it in the last 2-3 years, really trying to better my skills as best I can. Currently...
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F Jan 31

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    R&b Is My Thangg...... - I started playing guitar when I was about 16, and have been a professional musician from the age of 18. Over 30 years I have travelled thousands of...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl 46-50, T 6 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I picked up the guitar with these intentions that I wanted to pick the songs that my dad didn't like me listening to and anger him with my grin.. Turns out.. My birthday present is...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M Mar 30

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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 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Ed Roman Calls It G.a.s. - Starting when I was about 12 with a 12 string Aria and a 6 string acoustic that I could run over to mom and dad's to get the name of it for you, but that...
    admiralsabre admiralsabre 36-40 3 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    rageandhate rageandhate 18-21 Mar 4

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    I like playing the guitar at the park. It can be so relaxing
    ayoino ayoino 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    A Really Stupid Question - I've played bass and guitar for over 40 years now and I never bothered to find out just what you're supposed to do with that little shoelace-like bit of...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I am learning Pigs on The Wing (Part 1) tonight. It seems so easy, and yet it has depths in the rhythm that you don't hear unless you listen carefully. This is fun!
    tdguy tdguy 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I had my big brother teaching me for a while before he left to go the camps for work. I really did love playing the guitar, however I soon realized how frustrating it is when you...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F Mar 29

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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...
    NoWhiteFlag NoWhiteFlag 22-25, F 6 Responses May 1, 2012

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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...
    silentintrovert silentintrovert 22-25, M 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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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...
    sgm213 sgm213 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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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...
    Stereoguy Stereoguy 46-50, M 7 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    i feels blues all over my body
    red4x red4x 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I learned how to play the saxophone a loooong time ago. I decided to use some of that musical ability and attempt the guitar. I started to learn TABS to some of my favorite songs...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M Mar 18

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    So I'm learning how to play. I've had my guitar for awhile now but haven't actually used it til recently. It's a Squier by Fender, beginner guitar or whatever. I've been practicing...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Playing wreaking ball with out a capo is hard ..
    moIIy moIIy 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Not sure what song to learn, I like to play acoustic guitar mainly. Any suggestions?
    photographer97 photographer97 16-17, M 7 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    Amandra Amandra 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I play a seven string Les Paul with bare knuckle pick ups - it is the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen!
    sinkingwater sinkingwater 31-35, M Mar 2

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    I started trying to play the guitar when I was about six. I really wanted a electric guitar, but the music store convinced my dad i needed a acoustic guitar. I started taking...
    Lifetyme Lifetyme 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 8

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    I've been playing guitar since highschool. I just learned with my mom's 101chart from the year 1994. I badly wanted to learn further of more than that. That's why I'm saving some...
    patooooots patooooots 18-21, F Mar 23

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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...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 31 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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