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post Nov 29 2010, 08:54 PM
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I guess my story is pretty similar to Bear's: I finally asked for lessons because of a cool friend who supposedly knew how to play. However, there's a little more to it:

- I've actually owned a guitar longer than I can remember. I don't know when this busted old classical guitar showed up in my childhood bedroom but it seemed like it was "always there." I'd sit it flat on my lap and play whatever sounded good to me, even though the thing only had three strings on it. I assume this is why, long after, I was always told by musicians that I have "good rhythm"

- I've always loved making things. Building (legos, blocks), drawing, painting, writing, music, programming, whatever. If there was an instrument nearby, I would certainly want to play it even if I was too shy to ask. If it was a guitar, I was less willing since it was a thing to pick up and hold. A piano, on the other hand, seemed less rude to just sit down and play upon.

After relating all of that, I'm going to have to telephone my mother and ask if she remembers where that old guitar came from. I hope she can recall because it's really making me curious now.



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post Nov 29 2010, 08:59 PM
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I'm going to be a combo breaker here and say.. I started on bass, and it's still my primary instrument! tongue.gif

I guess it was when I was 14 when I bought my first bass because I had a lot of free time due to reasons I wont go into. And I was really into bands like Brain Drill, Cryptopsy, Cynic, Necrophagist, The Faceless and such.. You know, creative, technically skilled and humble musicians that are frowned upon by the majority of listeners and dismissed as "FRETWANKERS!" And really wanted to learn some of these songs.

Of course that was no easy job, so I had to start out playing regular death metal biggrin.gif (Moderate music has never fascinated me.) So anyways, my journey into the guitar started about after a year of bass. Seeing as I didn't want to get stuck in my quest for learning way too much, I decided to try guitar as well. So after about.. Meh It's been about three years now (Two for guitar) I'm finally learning some of these songs. No chicks, no rock'n'roll god dreams.. I simply wanted to play technical death metal.

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post Nov 29 2010, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Sep 24 2010, 01:11 AM) *
Preteen boy meets gal and has a crush.

Boy even injures himself just so he could meet her and she would care for him.

...but the girl fancy's a much older guy. GRRRRR!



Later, the kid listening to Guns 'N Roses 'Sweet Child of Mind' get's an idea...
The guitar is what is need to attract them chicks and become famous!

The boy begs for a guitar and dreams of rocking out with all the hot chicks, yeah baby, awesome!



Boy finally gets a second hand well used guitar and can't play it, girls ain't that impressed... bummer.

The kid learning his first song from AC/DC and starts to rock, learning how to play.

Later finding the website Guitar Master Class and becoming a true ROCKER! Da daa!



Boy forgets the School Nurse he once had a crush on, fights off all the young chicks now after him and falls in love with the electric guitar and they lived happily every after!

The End (or is it).


Same here xD laugh.gif biggrin.gif


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post Nov 29 2010, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (whiskey5 @ Nov 29 2010, 03:53 PM) *
I figured I had advanced as far as I could with my Air Guitar, so one day I took off work early and went bought a Squire Affinity and Peavy Vypyr.

Five months later, and now I have an ESP LTD EC1000 VB, a Schecter 7 string, a Vox VT15, and a Vox AC1.

I plan on exchanging the 7 string for a Schecter C1 Custom, cause that 7 string is just too much guitar for me right now.

But, I'm dumb-founded by how addicted to guitars I have become. They are just so neat looking.

I'm also donating the Squire and Peavy Vypyr amp to a local shelter for abused kids. Getting it was one of the greatest things that has happened to me (it literally changed my lifestyle), and now being able to pass it on is a bonus.


Very cool! Guitars really are beautiful things! I'm really wanting a PRS guitar, (and yes, partially because they look sooooo good) but I don't know if I can justify the price tag on them.

Also its very awesome that you donated your first guitar and amp to a shelter. That is inspiring. Well done!

QUOTE (jafomatic @ Nov 29 2010, 04:54 PM) *
I guess my story is pretty similar to Bear's: I finally asked for lessons because of a cool friend who supposedly knew how to play. However, there's a little more to it:

- I've actually owned a guitar longer than I can remember. I don't know when this busted old classical guitar showed up in my childhood bedroom but it seemed like it was "always there." I'd sit it flat on my lap and play whatever sounded good to me, even though the thing only had three strings on it. I assume this is why, long after, I was always told by musicians that I have "good rhythm"

- I've always loved making things. Building (legos, blocks), drawing, painting, writing, music, programming, whatever. If there was an instrument nearby, I would certainly want to play it even if I was too shy to ask. If it was a guitar, I was less willing since it was a thing to pick up and hold. A piano, on the other hand, seemed less rude to just sit down and play upon.

After relating all of that, I'm going to have to telephone my mother and ask if she remembers where that old guitar came from. I hope she can recall because it's really making me curious now.


I had a cheap cowboy toy guitar when I was young. Never really played it, but it looked cool and I always had it. Our stories seem to be growing more alike! Haha.

It would be very cool to know where that guitar did come from. If you find out, let us know!


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post Dec 3 2010, 03:27 AM
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Mr. Jimmy Page smile.gif

... just wish I hadn't waited until I was 28 to start learning LOL!!

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post Dec 3 2010, 04:14 PM
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QUOTE (Bear Rose @ Nov 29 2010, 04:34 PM) *
It would be very cool to know where that guitar did come from. If you find out, let us know!


I called her just after I posted and she wasn't sure where that guitar could've come from. It took a little describing and explaining but once she remembered it clearly enough she did have a theory. The house I grew up in was kinda large, a 4-story brownstone in downtown Philadelphia. Mom & Dad used to rent rooms to folks on the top two floors and we lived on the ground & second story. She suggests that one of their friends that rented a room up there when I was very very small may have left it behind or gifted it to me/us when I was just a baby.

That's about the best explanation we're likely to get unless she happens to get a postcard or phone call from folks that we haven't seen in almost 40 years. smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2010, 06:49 PM
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Really fast & direct answer to the topic question:
My Mother wanting me to play accordion!


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post Dec 3 2010, 08:25 PM
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Tenacious D was my inspiration to play guitar biggrin.gif
Their love for guitar and music (not only the movie) overwhelmed me.
And they do ROCK!

I immediately went playing at my friends house (he had a guitar).
After that I bought an acoustic Ibanez in the local music store.
So it was really the 'rocking' part that convinced me. \m/
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post Jan 17 2011, 07:11 AM
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When my friend made me listen "The Bard's Song-Blind Guardian" in my sophomore year at high-school 5 years ago i said i have to play this song and i've started smile.gif

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post Jan 17 2011, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Jan 17 2011, 03:11 AM) *
When my friend made me listen "The Bard's Song-Blind Guardian" in my sophomore year at high-school 5 years ago i said i have to play this song and i've started smile.gif

Very awesome!


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post Jan 17 2011, 05:29 PM
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Well, I really wanted to play the drums when I was around 15 years old and start a band with my friends.
But...3 of my friends allready played the drums, so that wouldn't be most practical.
So I decided to play the guitar, since none of us could at that time and I never regretted that! smile.gif
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post Jan 17 2011, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (Lester @ Jan 17 2011, 01:29 PM) *
Well, I really wanted to play the drums when I was around 15 years old and start a band with my friends.
But...3 of my friends allready played the drums, so that wouldn't be most practical.
So I decided to play the guitar, since none of us could at that time and I never regretted that! smile.gif

Haha, thats almost similar to my story, except the smart thing for me to do would have been to start out with the drums, since we had like 5 guys who were guitar players and no drummers. But, 16 years later, I'm happy that I decided to play guitar biggrin.gif


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post Mar 17 2011, 10:05 PM
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In one of my sister's birthday, she got an electric guitar as a gift.
Well, as she started to play, I started aswell, asking myself why I never really wanted to play before that. smile.gif
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post Apr 4 2011, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (liordino @ Mar 17 2011, 05:05 PM) *
In one of my sister's birthday, she got an electric guitar as a gift.
Well, as she started to play, I started aswell, asking myself why I never really wanted to play before that. smile.gif


Haha, that is awesome! So does your sister still play?


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post Apr 5 2011, 12:09 PM
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I was playing keyboard for a band back in high school. I really liked it, and I had a great keyboard, a Roland D-50, which was the thing to have at the time.

Our guitar player had an old Cort electric, and man he was good. He made that thing sound better than it was ever meant to.

Anyway, we were playing at a festival, having a blast, but I realized... 'hmm, nobody's looking at me'...

So I bought a guitar and never looked back.
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post Apr 5 2011, 01:01 PM
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In a house of only pop music, also sung in swedish ( since im a swed ) i dident like music at all.
Everytime they would put on one of those CDs i went to my room cause i dident like the sound of it.

Then one day i heard Metallicas "One" comeing from a radio when it was only me and my brother at home, and from there i started lissening to music. And a couple of months later play guitar becourse i wanted to sound just like kirk hammett laugh.gif

And now i lissen to about 400 bands, from jazz-blues-rock-pop-metal and classical and more! smile.gif

The world of music is such a wonderful world tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Bear Rose @ Apr 4 2011, 08:36 PM) *
Haha, that is awesome! So does your sister still play?

Not much... sometimes when I'm playing she asks to play a little, but in the end I've became the "guitarrist wanabee" of the family, hehe. But she still have her guitar, a Crafter Strat-like (wich I use sometimes =P).
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post Apr 28 2011, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE (Bear Rose @ Sep 23 2010, 09:17 PM) *
I'm interested to see what was the reason or inspiration of why everyone here started playing guitar. Here's what started me:

In 7th grade I changed schools, and so I had to make friends with a whole new group of people. Well, the ones that I started hanging out with were all guitar players and all they ever talked about was playing guitar. So, I wanted to fit in as well, so the summer after my 7th grade year I started taking lessons. So, really the reason I started playing guitar was because "all my friends were doing it".

After I started getting into it though, I noticed that I absolutely loved the way certain guitar solos sounded. The solo for "No Rain" by Blind Melon, and the guitar parts in "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam, and numerous Slash solos really stirred my emotions. Something about the sound of them just spoke to me and I wanted to play like that. I later discovered that the sound that I loved was the sound of a major scale guitar solo. Most rock, blues, and metal players use the minor and minor pentatonic, but the major scale is so beautiful to me and that is easily what I play the best solos in!

So what was it that caused you to decide to start playing guitar?


My Mom played a bit of classical guitar, and my Dad makes noise on a piano. I tried out both and found the piano less painful to my fingers. And I still love it (though I can't play...yet). But there is something missing... a piano can't scream! You can have lot of fun with a piano doing the blues, and it's very easy, if you are unassuming. But if hell is breaking loose I need an electric guitar!
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I can relate to Rebecca, as I used to play the piano a lot. And having started guitar it is a great way to get the heavy moments across.


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