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I Play the Guitar

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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...
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    Alternative rock nights on the guitar

    if its not classical music on the piano.
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Clean baritone this song is amazing

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

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    hey guys , another shopping related question

    and I need your advice :) so I'm thinking of buying headphones to play guitare and listen closely to what I'm playing. Should I buy a specific kind of headphones or just normal ones that I use on my computer/smartphone work? And what brand do you recommend me , please keep in...
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 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 5 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    When you record and those little faults of

    imperfect playing become visible
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19

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    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18

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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 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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    hey guys! I can say the guitar saved me from my

    musical taste. Yes, I was the guy who listens to the crapiest of comercial songs. But when I listened to Stairway to heaven , I thought that there are much more amazing music. Then I started to listen to Hendrix, cream, the who, b b king, Robert Johnson, and the lost go long...
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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    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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    I've been playing for almost 3 years now,

    and I absolutely love it. If it was possible, I'd play all the time. I play both, electric &' acoustic. I do covers of older heavy metal bands and country music. I'm beginning to learn blues &' classical. I ******* love it. Haha.
    Skydes17 Skydes17 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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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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    it helps calm me down

    and helps me release emotions :)
    InsaneTeddy InsaneTeddy 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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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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    Tapers Tapers 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I had a nice little jam session yesterday.

    The only problem I had was that I can't really improvise well. I know some scale patterns but I can't figure out which notes to play and my timing is always a bit off. Can someone recommend some free online lessons to help me improve my improvisation?
    ReveredPotion ReveredPotion 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I just love playing the guitar.

    am also in a band. me and my friend play electric guitar but I mostly take up the main guitar duties as he's also lead vocals. We also have another friend on bass and vocals which is cool. And what type of band would we be if we didn't have a drummer right?. We don't really...
    dougiecampbell dougiecampbell 16-17, M Apr 12

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    blockme blockme 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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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.
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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    I have a concert coming up in a few weeks

    and I have not long to learn fairy tales main theme song on guitar it's got a few hard parts but I'm almost don with it the thing with me is I memorize my songs through playing them a few times through I know almost half of the song already by heartXD
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    I have been playing for 1.

    5 years now and i can play nirvana....progress??
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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'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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    levio13 levio13 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20, 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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    helreb helreb 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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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've been at my mum's

    for a week without my guitar :-[
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M Mar 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 17 hrs 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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