I Play the Guitar

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    Playing the guitar and singing cry by Jamestown

    Story is the perfect chemistry for me to feel good.
    Sakihiro Sakihiro
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    I know how to play. Taught myself with a

    borrowed guitar when I was 12. I still don't have one of my own. I should really buy one
    izzycg izzycg
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2015
    Eyedea9 Eyedea9
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I need to say I'm learning to play guitar.

    My dad started to teach me when I was 12 years old however he died before I could learn very much. So I hadn't picked it back up again until just recently. I am in a group that meets at the VA once a week it's called GIUTARS 4 VETS. They help veterans who have PTSD and teach...
    Christine5377 Christine5377
    61-65
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    I am stuck at work and could really use some

    alone time with my guitar. She is a cedar top Seagull that has a soft tone that always calms me. Yes, I could use some alone time with her.
    HomelessWind HomelessWind
    46-50, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    I am not good at very many things.

    but I am very proud that I'm able to produce something so beautiful from my fingers
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed
    22-25, M
    Feb 18, 2016

    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

    I have played since I was about 13 years old.

    I have written many songs. It's a sort of release for me. I feel free when I can play. I've had bouts when I can't play do to work or travel. I always feel at peace when I play. I don't play well without singing. So I almost always play and sing.
    WanderingManSeeking WanderingManSeeking
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2016

    I have got a fender strat with 1 humbucker

    and 2 single coiled pickups saymore Duncan
    Fender135 Fender135
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2016
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    I'm like Jimi Hendrix,

    only white and not as good.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 10, 2015

    Guitar, flute, violin,

    piano, trumpet, and a whole bunch of others. If I couldn't play music, I wouldn't be me
    Arasuki Arasuki
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    started playing guitar

    as a 51year old and just love it
    one2free one2free
    51-55, M
    Jan 30, 2016

    I have since I was about 10

    so over 40 years now. I don't play as much lately as I've lost the drive. it'll come back it always does. My main guitar is either a Black Les Paul Custom or a PRS and a very old 1983 original Japanese series Squier Strat
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    I am trying to perfect Hypnotize - System of a

    Down. I love the guitar in this song.
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    When I was seven, we had a family trip to visit

    my Aunt in Charleroi, Belgium. It was there that I heard a piece "Suite Espanola Opus 47: Granada," by Isaac Albeniz. fck! It was frikken awesome! Smooth musical notes flowing out of the guitar strings like words out of pen and I told myself "dude, one day you will be able to...
    ThePoeticPrince ThePoeticPrince
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    https://www.instagram.

    com/p/BBPzLgXFaeg/
    fivestringguitar fivestringguitar
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I love it when my mood starts dictating notes

    and new music comes out of strings. Love those moody compositions
    musicalmohit musicalmohit
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016
    blockme blockme
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I play the guitar for 10 years now.

    Music has always been an important part of my days and therefor of my whole life. There is a song for each mood and feeling on my phone and sometimes I enjoy listening to them, even when I'm not in it's particular mood. I'm currently studying, but at the end of the year, I will...
    Blumengiesser Blumengiesser
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    I have a fender acoustic

    and an Ibanez Gio with an Ibanez amp.
    jasminesworld jasminesworld
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    Finally mastered Dragonforce's track the Game,

    rhythm, lead & solo ... f*****g happy with that!!
    Xalinder Xalinder
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    mm kinda tempted to get my d banjo out.

    yes im talented in many many ways :D
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    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
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

    I started playing violin in fourth grade,

    but I didn't enjoy it. After awhile I decided to stop. In seventh grade my grandpa had my family over for dinner. I went to his basement (just for the heck of it) and found an old guitar. I picked it up and started screwing around with it. I'd never played a guitar before at...
    wrc2700 wrc2700
    16-17, M
    Feb 20, 2016

    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
    7 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    Such a beautiful instrument.

    Acoustic and electric. I wish I could play every genre of music on it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    I'm really good too I can play like any song.

    I like playing my chemical romance songs or green day tho
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2014
    ThisIsLifeDealWithIt ThisIsLifeDealWithIt
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016
    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Fender Strat, Vox AC30,

    Vox wah, Ibanez tube screamer, Boss chorus. I love Texas Blues, but will play whatever, just to play....
    voxalexander voxalexander
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2016
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    I'm looking for a second guitarist

    for my band a lead guitarist for To be Sober age limit 18-21 If your Intrested message me on EP or at https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1642063589362763&tsid=0.024580345023423433&source=typeahead
    JoeyAshton JoeyAshton
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2016

    any recommendations for a good set of acoustic

    guitar strings? I do a lot of finger picking and tend to use d'addario sets but was looking for a different sound. Thanks!
    navywill navywill
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    I got a new guitar! My acoustic was stolen

    (like all my other ****) and so I took it as an opportunity to switch to electric and I couldn't be happier with it! It is beautiful! I am seriously considering it my new love interest. :p I used to always say that I couldn't play the guitar or that I suck at it but I am now...
    Lyric8 Lyric8
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2016
    helreb helreb
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I love my G&L Fallout.

    That P-90 brings it all home.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    Should've brought it home this weekend.

    I really need to practice Bubbly and get a solo down.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    To anyone who plays the guitar

    or other instruments, how nice does it feel to just play for a while and forget everything? It's the best feeling in the world to me ^-^
    DarkChocolate242 DarkChocolate242
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    if I can't play as good

    as Josh Homme then I may as well give up
    MitchRnR MitchRnR
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    I enjoy playing guitar.

    Not only because I love music, but it also has a meditative aspect to it. When I play, my mind is clear and all the worries are slowly fading away.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    I'm still learning. Always imagined the way I'd

    propose is to keep that I can play it a secret, then take her to a little hole in the wall food or coffee place. and be called on stage and play a song just for her, ending with the proposal. pretty cliche I know.
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2016
    BenJD00 BenJD00
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    I'm only a beginner,

    but I just bought a new guitar that will hopefully last me a really long time. So happy :)
    musicalsoul10 musicalsoul10
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    Fender Telecaster and the Stratocaster.

    Those two guitars has to be the best I've every seen.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 23, 2016
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