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    It's been two weeks since I've played the

    guitar, and honestly, I think I've been having withdrawals. Sometimes I'm just subconsciously playing air guitar. Hopefully it will stop today!
    mattinsula mattinsula 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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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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    I got a BOSS TU-12 tuner I have it in guitar

    mode and I can't find out how to put in D Standard/Drop C
    thatonedudecaleb thatonedudecaleb 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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

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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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    I am a beginner. Anyone know good beginning

    songs for me to play? I can't wait to show everyone!!
    Jayscar67 Jayscar67 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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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'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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    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M Aug 3

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    It's official ... this dude is my hero.

    His version of thunderstruck that I posted a while back blew me away but this one is even better. I had chills the entire time. I'm just speechless ... Watch "Luca Stricagnoli - Sweet Child O' Mine (Guitar)" on YouTube https://youtu.be/Ok5d8nXAngw
    bdiggles bdiggles 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I was bored, so I made this up.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V2_PCy4axmE
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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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 turn into a beast or...
    chaud012 chaud012 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Look at my Sexy Body!

    !! I can't wait to put my hands on it :) Hahahaha
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 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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    Alright I've been playing

    for little over 2 years and I still feel like I haven't learned anything. I've actually brought my pinky into the playing which is good. All the theory and stuff seems so overwhelming to learn and I don't know what scale shapes and things like that mean. I want to write a song...
    thatonedudecaleb thatonedudecaleb 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 28

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    Just learned to play Love Song by the Cure.

    Played along with their concert video on YouTube...I was rockin
    samhart1 samhart1 46-50, M Jul 18

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    ussrnameh ussrnameh 22-25, T Jul 16

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    its one of the things

    that stops the voices from coming in and stops my depression from taking over
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16

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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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Guitar is life. My dream is a Les Paul Studio

    and a Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster. I also want pedals and a Divided by 13 and the Fender Blues Deluxe amps. That's a lot of cheese going into music.
    tickleking33 tickleking33 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What is the hardest song you've played on

    guitar? They say it's Blackbird by The Beatles.
    QuasiRay QuasiRay 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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

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    .https://instagram.com/p/60_q5SMu_T/ the video

    is kinda dark but here's a recent video I made
    nonamethe2nd nonamethe2nd 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Relatively new to guitar,

    been playing for just over a year now - any tips from any pros/experienced players out there? What were you like when you first started out? Anyone here learn theory when they started out? (Scales etc?) love listening and learning songs from people like Santana, Satriani, Eric...
    logix92 logix92 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm like Jimi Hendrix,

    only white and not as good.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10

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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 want to learn how to play

    so bad. I got a guitar for Christmas and I tried learning through YouTube but after awhile I gave up and I think it would be better if someone was there to actually teach me so that they can point out what to do. I might get guitar lessons but my mom can't really afford it that...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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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 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 1 Response Jun 11

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    going to visit my Mom

    for about 2 weeks and trying to decide if I should take my acoustic or my electric? acoustic is my favorite so easy to pick up and play but I wanted to mess around with my electric and it will come in handy if I get invited to jam...acoustic it is lol
    samhart1 samhart1 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    The guitar is a very relaxing hobby.

    I love playing old rock and roll.
    BDos BDos 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    http://youtu.be/lAyZ4jfsBBM i arranged nearer

    my God to thee and my heart will go on from the titanic movie. let me know what you think :)
    NjJ7 NjJ7 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 25

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    I know I'm not so good at it,

    but i still love to play it. One of the few things I'm passionate about. I currently have a Mexican strat and some crappy acoustic my dad got for $20. I plan on buying a warmoth once I graduate.
    CurlyFry77 CurlyFry77 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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 5 Responses Apr 27, 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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    Alternative rock nights on the guitar

    if its not classical music on the piano.
    RogueLogic RogueLogic 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I love gettin up early

    when everything is quiet and strumming a little on the guitar. One of the moments in the day that make me happy
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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 Jun 27

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    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I started playing young.

    My dad taught me and I loved it. I was able to play in the jazz band at my school because I had prior experience. I've learned bass, ukulele and electric. I started with acoustic. I love music. I also play piano but definitely enjoy the guitar more.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 23

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