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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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    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 8 Responses Mar 31, 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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    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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    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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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    When you record and those little faults of

    imperfect playing become visible
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 19

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

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    http://youtu.be/BWaHfVtnen4 Anything from GST

    is fun as hell to play on guitar
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M May 2

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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 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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    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'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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bloomington82 Bloomington82 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 21

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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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    So I bought my first electric guitar recently.

    Gonna get back in the groove.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 4 Responses May 16

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

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    Why is playing guitar

    and singing at the same time so hard
    Mitchhhhh Mitchhhhh 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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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 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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    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 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 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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