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post Dec 16 2008, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ Dec 16 2008, 07:41 AM) *
I had a crack in my foot and i was so bored just sitting at home doing nothing but play poker.......

I really wanted to learn how to play my favorite music so i bought a guitar


Speaking of favorite music. When I bought my guitar I told myself that within 1 year I wantedto be able to play the solo in "Wayfaerer" by In Flames. And I made it!

Motivation plays a huge role. I think it's alot easier to learn guitar if you have something specific in mind that you want to learn.
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post Dec 16 2008, 07:54 AM
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I have a friend that owns me some money and gave me an guitar insted of money after that I was sold.


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post Dec 16 2008, 09:04 AM
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My uncle play spanish guitar since I have memory, so guitar was always in my life and in my ear.
I played a bit but with more pain than glory tongue.gif

Time passed and as I always liked guitar, and heavy metal, I bought a Behringer usb and found funny to play some chords with all of these sounds. Then I found GMC and thought... If I learn to play seriously?

And here I am laugh.gif

First thing I played... First chords of Smoke on the water... as many of us I think wink.gif


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post Dec 16 2008, 09:08 AM
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Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction for sure, but once the video for November Rain came out and I seen that solo, I knew I would play when I could afford one.

I didn't come from a wealthy family when I was little, so I had to wait 4 years (and that really really sucked) LOL

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post Dec 16 2008, 09:21 AM
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It was down to a mate of mine I'd not seen him in ages after we left school. I went to 6th Form college to study A'levels and pretty much hated the 2 years I spent there mad.gif . Whilst my mate did a music course and started playing electric guitar.

I met up with him during the summer holidays and its was a 'holy grail' moment when he showed me what he could play and that was it, I had to play the electric guitar. Never looked back since and I find its a great way to relax after a stressful day.

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post Dec 16 2008, 11:22 AM
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Played several instruments since I was 8 (drums, keyboards, piano), although very low level and decided to switch to guitar in order to facilitate and contribute to my heavy metal looks when I was 16 smile.gif


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post Dec 16 2008, 11:43 AM
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Listened to Comfortably Numb (Pulse Version) from Gilmour 2 years ago and the rest is history.


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post Dec 16 2008, 03:22 PM
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What an interesting topic!
I picked up the guitar after seeing my friends in middle school playing.
First song I learned was Yesterday from the Beatles I think...



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post Dec 16 2008, 03:30 PM
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Metallica.

After hearing the crazy tapping solo to their song 'One' I figured I had to learn it. So I did.

Thanks to David Wallimann for your awesome classical taps lesson. biggrin.gif

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post Dec 16 2008, 04:47 PM
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Watching "Crossroads" when I was a kid, and seeing Steve Vai and Ralph Macchio having a guitar battle in the end for the guys soul! That changed me forever!


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post Dec 16 2008, 04:51 PM
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Stevie and Jimi.
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post Dec 16 2008, 05:00 PM
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I heard Dave Murray playing on Brave New World (Iron Maiden).

That was about 7 years ago since I bought it, Havent stopped since smile.gif
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post Dec 16 2008, 07:23 PM
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Initially, I was drawn to the guitar because I wanted to meet wimmings. I soon got over that after realizing I was in it for the music. smile.gif
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post Dec 16 2008, 10:11 PM
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A friend of mine just threw a guitar in my arms one time when I was over at his place, and learned me Tom Dooley tongue.gif
After that I was satisfied, walking around thinking "Hah.. I can play the guitar.... It wasn't that hard!" Of course, I had no motivation to keep playing just because of that one song..
About 6 months or so went by without even thinking about the guitar, when suddenly I was searching youtube for some random remixes of game-music (more spesific: The Morrowind theme song). I saw this clip, and this clip, and I just knew tongue.gif
After that, I of course had to take back the "It's not that hard" part... Since it was pretty hard to pass that first step between random noises and music ^^


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post Dec 17 2008, 11:06 AM
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My parents wanted me to learn an instrument and since I was a metal head back then already I picked the guitar smile.gif


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I saw my friend playing some cool metal riffs, i was amazed and decided to learn how to play:) But actually i picked guitar year later, when i was 17.
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post Dec 17 2008, 11:21 AM
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My dad used to play songs from 60s,70s,80s to me and my brother every night so that was my main influence smile.gif
He could play chords, sing along and do the riffs with some beginner soloing with major/major pentatonic.
The rest just falls into places - anywhere from Metallica , GNR, Nirvana, Santana to Satriani, Eric Johnson to nowdays my all time favorite Michael Brecker and John Coltrane!


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post Dec 17 2008, 02:16 PM
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after I heard this..



I needed to play... Man Im old tongue.gif

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QUOTE (opeth.db @ Dec 17 2008, 02:16 PM) *
after I heard this..



I needed to play... Man Im old tongue.gif


That album is great !

I performed in London Memories from that album. Guitar Institute final concert etc


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post Dec 17 2008, 02:56 PM
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I was 9 yrs old. My friend Matt had a Fender Bullet Deluxe. He didnt even know how to tune it. I stayed over at his house one night and we stayed up all night listening to his brothers albums.

I was introduced to the guitar and metal and I never looked back.

Judas Priest's British Steel was the standout album that night. Specifically the song "Grinder". I had never heard music like that. Mom always played country in the old station wagon. My love of metal was instantaneous.

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