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I Play the Guitar

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    I love the sound of the guitar.

    I have a twelve string that I really should dust off and strum. I love this photo. Reminds me of a holy place. It's the inside of a guitar
    CopperHeart CopperHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I love my guitar. I know it's a basic looking

    guitar, but it sounds amazing. A Epiphone Les Paul 100 Starburst. Along with a BOSS ME-80, great combo.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Rocksmith is a bada$$ game,

    it's really helping a lot
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Me too. I just bought another acoustic.

    This now brings the count I owe up to five.
    TTisTAMI TTisTAMI 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Enjoy Playing..........

    I started lessons when I was 9 but after a couple of months, I discovered i could learn more on my own. I learned a lot of cords and discovered i could hear a song on the radio and figure out what the cords were after just a few minutes. I was told I have an "ear" for music...
    river05 river05 56-60, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 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 4 Responses Mar 31

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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 6 Responses Apr 27

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    Doglord Doglord 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I absolutely love playing guitar.

    Just making music alone is beautiful. Ughhh. Lol on any day i can come home and just let loose with it. Its awesome ^-^
    Mary3d Mary3d 16-17, T Jul 17

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    I don't play guitar but I sing in a band.

    I always have problems communicating with any guitarists.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I am learning to play my guitar

    and would like to hear some of your songs or songs that are easy to play
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Banzaka Banzaka 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 7

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I play the guitar, and I've been playing it

    for about four years! I'm pretty proud of myself.
    cuddlexlou cuddlexlou 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I've been playing for quite a long time,

    I have a PRS Starla X and a Gibson acoustic and a Gibson Thunderbird Bass. Just bought my son a Baby Taylor 305 for his lessons that start on Wednesday. I told him that if wanted to meet girls, learn to sing and play the guitar.
    deewhite19 deewhite19 41-45, M Aug 18

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    Teodora27 Teodora27 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I have been playing guitar on

    and off since I was ten, it's one of them hobbies I have always wanted to be totally proficient in but failed, until I found a guy online how gets people playing without blinding them with cords and stuff, he went through picking patterns and strumming technique ... And the...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 2 Responses Aug 12

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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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    Strange Patsy Cline

    I play guitar and sing..write my own songs.. I enjoy all types of music... What I really play is country..remember I said ..like all music..ALL One of my fav Country Women of all times *Patsy Cline* Strange ...written by Mel Tillis and Fred Burch Yep I sing this stuff ! and get...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 19 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    I need help! I found this song i want to learn

    so badly but i cant find the tabs anywhere. Does anyone know how translate a song into either chords or tabs?
    punkprincessXX punkprincessXX 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Music it's something in this day

    and age we can make from the touch of a button or even to learn in a methodical way. So why is there so much more saturation ? The gods didn't have all this and if they did would they still have been the fierce virtuosos they were ?
    PolitelyIncorrect PolitelyIncorrect 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I finally learned how to play these songs!

    Yay! Sing - Ed Sheeran Little Things - One Direction Amnesia - 5SOS
    cuddlexlou cuddlexlou 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have been for a few years.

    I take lessons every week. It is fun. I play soft rock/folk on the acoustic and some classic rock (not very well) on the electric. My son started taking lessons about 6 months ago. He is 14, almost 15. He has Aspergers. He isn't great with social situations, but he is one of...
    imjustaguy13 imjustaguy13 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    pretty amazing how you connect your soul

    and feelings to the guitar and show it on how you play every song.
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have bot an electric

    and an accoustic, I play occasionally in my church's worship team lol but i'm nothing amazing, my barre chord technique is not all that and i cant really fast strum or stretch fingers too far ... like a b chord barring teh 2nd fret and tehn an A chord shape on the fourth fret i...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 20

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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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    One of the instruments i play is ofc the guitar.

    Strumming isnt really what i like so i play fingerstyle (playing the melody and harmony at the same time). I also like figuring out the melody by ear to songs -mostly lana del rey lol. Im starting to teach myself spanish guitar.. Such a mission. I was so motivated to become a...
    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    ItsAlexYay ItsAlexYay 13-15, T 3 Responses Aug 18

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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 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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    Jarle Olsen - unbelievably beautiful

    and talented man with his handsome guitar. -- I have chatted with him once and it was fun talking to him about music, life, and life in general. We both play guitars and we have the same taste in music.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Some new Django sounding licks,

    time to test it out : p
    PolitelyIncorrect PolitelyIncorrect 18-21, M Jul 31

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    On Again, Off Again.

    I was always super fascinated by guitars and guitar players. I played in the band, so I could read music, but playing in a chordal manner was foreign to me. I guess that is why I was always so enticed by guitarists. When I got to college, my roomate had a guitar, and she taught...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 31 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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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

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    levio13 levio13 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I constantly play guitar

    because it makes me feel happy.
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Jam Session

    I've been playing acoustic guitar for about 7 years, I'm self taught. I'm pretty good at strumming chords and have a good vocabulary of chords. About a year and a half ago I started going to jam sessions about once a month. I've learned a lot from going to them but itamazes me...
    DTF890 DTF890 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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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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    More like learning because I'm just a beginner

    and teaching myself.. But I really enjoy it. And i want to learn more!
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I Obsess Guitar

    I started playing in 7th grade- almost 20 years ago.  I knew pretty much right away that this what I was going to do.  I went to music school, and even worked towards a music grad degree.  I teach music for a living now, and I play in a cover band, and do pick up...
    jeraz4039 jeraz4039 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2006

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    with both hands...they must communicate well

    together because I can play a very difficult song while talking to someone and never miss a note...how does my brain do it!! I'm astounished!!
    gibsonaxe gibsonaxe 46-50, M 7 Responses Jul 2

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    Some of the best riffs I've ever heard were

    from a friend of mine as we had a jam session. We were both high and he started playing his Gibson, so I go to my house and quickly grab my ibanez guitar and amp. I returned to his house and quickly set up my pedals and powered on. At this point he was in a zone. Riff after...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My Guitar Means Everything To Me

    I picked up a guitar, less than two years ago. Before that, I had never even touched a guitar, didn't know what a plectrum was either. I was brave, people told me you can't just buy a guitar without playing someone else's first. I had other ideas, I bought myself a guitar, I...
    silentintrovert silentintrovert 22-25, M 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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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

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    Take Me To Another World

    For me, playing the guitar is the one thing that takes me away from the world. Whenever I need to get out of my head and into a different dimension I pick up my guitar and play. I'm not necessarily amazing at guitar, but just hearing myself create a song by just sitting there and...
    sgm213 sgm213 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 21, 2010