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I Play the Guitar

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    I have been playing for 1.

    5 years now and i can play nirvana....progress??
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 8

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    aliwashere aliwashere 13-15, F a week 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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    shadowx1224 shadowx1224 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28

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

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    Clean baritone this song is amazing

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

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 16

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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 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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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 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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    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Alternative rock nights on the guitar

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

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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 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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 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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    So I bought my first electric guitar recently.

    Gonna get back in the groove.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses May 16

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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 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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    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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    When you record and those little faults of

    imperfect playing become visible
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 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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    Bloomington82 Bloomington82 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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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    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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    RusPagan RusPagan 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    TheRebel28 TheRebel28 13-15, M 2 Responses May 11

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    My dad taught me when he had time

    for me. Now he is always at the hospital. (He is a surgeon not sick.) I find it to be relaxing. Music is one of the only thing that brings me joy,
    RecklessMistake RecklessMistake 13-15, M 2 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    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 Apr 30

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

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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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    well after a year of playing the acoustic,

    I'm finally going to buy an electric one. Do I have to start over or the basics that I learned in the acoustic will still come in handy? rock on guys.
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 19

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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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    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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    blockme blockme 46-50, M 4 Responses