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nikeman64
post Jul 20 2011, 06:35 PM
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GNR concert, Use Your Illusion tour, at the hypodrome in Paris, back in 1991. I was completely blown away by the musical magnitude of the band and especially their lead gitarist. He was not only standing there as a true Guitargod, but he shure played like one too. Slash is the reason why I started playing the six strings. I will honor him and be gratefull to him for that, for the rest of my life.


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post Jul 23 2011, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (nikeman64 @ Jul 20 2011, 01:35 PM) *
GNR concert, Use Your Illusion tour, at the hypodrome in Paris, back in 1991. I was completely blown away by the musical magnitude of the band and especially their lead gitarist. He was not only standing there as a true Guitargod, but he shure played like one too. Slash is the reason why I started playing the six strings. I will honor him and be gratefull to him for that, for the rest of my life.


I was actually thinking about Slash today because someone reminded me that today is his birthday, I believe.

He really is one of the few guitarists that has really transcended musical boundaries. Even if you don't play guitar or aren't a fan of rock music, chances are you've still heard of Slash biggrin.gif

The influence he has had is phenomenal!


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post Jul 31 2011, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE (Bear Rose @ Jul 23 2011, 08:38 PM) *
I was actually thinking about Slash today because someone reminded me that today is his birthday, I believe.

He really is one of the few guitarists that has really transcended musical boundaries. Even if you don't play guitar or aren't a fan of rock music, chances are you've still heard of Slash biggrin.gif

The influence he has had is phenomenal!


I agree with that, he is definitely a rock icon! smile.gif


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post Sep 10 2013, 03:13 AM
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Whoa, last reply was two years ago. Time to unearth this post! It was nice to read about everyone's inspirations in learning smile.gif

My dad inspired me to start playing guitar. He was always playing and singing when my sister and I were younger and I learned a lot of classic folk songs from him. He bought each of us a guitar a few years ago and I wanted to learn to continue the tradition in my family and be able to play the same songs for my kids.

More recently, I've been inspired to learn how to play BETTER because I started writing my own songs and would love to be able to do more with my guitar instrumentals!


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post Sep 10 2013, 03:28 AM
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I used to be a pianist, then I wanted to do vibrato.


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post Sep 11 2013, 10:57 AM
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I used to play a lot of football when I was 13 years old. Had training 5 days a week and a match in the weekends. Unfortunately I injured my knee, completely ruptured my ACL and had to have surgery, but that had to wait a bit, plus it took them 7 months to even figure out what was wrong. In the meantime I had gotten into Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and so on, so I asked my mom if I could get a guitar, and much to my surprise my parents said yes. I played a lot for some years, and then I put it away for some time as I felt a bit too stressed about other things. I'm finally coming back to feeling like practicing a lot here 11 years after I got my first guitar.


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post Sep 11 2013, 11:08 AM
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I used to play a lot of football when I was 13 years old. Had training 5 days a week and a match in the weekends. Unfortunately I injured my knee, completely ruptured my ACL and had to have surgery, but that had to wait a bit, plus it took them 7 months to even figure out what was wrong. In the meantime I had gotten into Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and so on, so I asked my mom if I could get a guitar, and much to my surprise my parents said yes. I played a lot for some years, and then I put it away for some time as I felt a bit too stressed about other things. I'm finally coming back to feeling like practicing a lot here 11 years after I got my first guitar.


I've been into music since I can remember. I too had put away my guitar playing for many years. Last one was when I was 24 and now I'm almost 40 and have decided that it's something that inspires me and I really enjoy it. It's one of those things, where I can switch off and be in my own little world.
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post Sep 11 2013, 11:09 AM
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Before I started guitar, I already had played Clarinet (I was about 10). What really got me into guitar was being able to sing while playing, but after a while the guitar became more to me than the singing smile.gif

I still play the clarinet in my school band and every now and then, but my main instrument is by far the guitar! smile.gif


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post Sep 12 2013, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (Kalkilla @ Sep 11 2013, 12:08 PM) *
I've been into music since I can remember. I too had put away my guitar playing for many years. Last one was when I was 24 and now I'm almost 40 and have decided that it's something that inspires me and I really enjoy it. It's one of those things, where I can switch off and be in my own little world.


Definitely. I used to have a pretty good practice regime down of 2 hours a day of various stuff for some 2 years or so when I was around 15. Then I went on to not play for several years and though I've been down the road before I'm back to square one, and it doesn't feel exactly like riding a bicycle. Now making myself a promise to practice for a year and then save up for a new guitar might inspire me to keep going. laugh.gif


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post Sep 13 2013, 08:22 PM
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I just happened to pick up the guitar no deep reason, simple as that tongue.gif


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post Sep 13 2013, 08:43 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Sep 11 2013, 12:09 PM) *
Before I started guitar, I already had played Clarinet (I was about 10). What really got me into guitar was being able to sing while playing, but after a while the guitar became more to me than the singing smile.gif

I still play the clarinet in my school band and every now and then, but my main instrument is by far the guitar! smile.gif

smile.gif Clarinet was my first instrument also, but unfortunately I don't play clarinet anymore, because I thought guitar was cooler smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2013, 08:58 PM
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QUOTE (Piotr Kaczor @ Sep 13 2013, 09:43 PM) *
smile.gif Clarinet was my first instrument also, but unfortunately I don't play clarinet anymore, because I thought guitar was cooler smile.gif


Me too. I still have two clarinets from when I was a kid. One Albert system and one Boehm system. Then much later in life I picked a guitar up. smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2013, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE (Headbanger @ Sep 13 2013, 07:58 PM) *
Me too. I still have two clarinets from when I was a kid. One Albert system and one Boehm system. Then much later in life I picked a guitar up. smile.gif



I used to play violin , but I didn't enjoy that too much , so I learned Flute, then Drums, and from the Drums to the Guitar and Piano, which are the two main Instruments I play, and I must simply admit that picking up the Guitar was one of the best Ideas I've ever had, Best Instrument in the world... and ... it looks and sounds cooler than everything else, of course biggrin.gif
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post Sep 16 2013, 11:00 AM
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Besides jumping from football to guitar, I actually had played bass at a school concert when I was around 10 or so. But besides that I had little experience with playing music untill I was 13.


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post Sep 17 2013, 04:41 PM
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It's great to hear about other people's inspirations for playing guitar, as well as to hear about those coming back to it after so many years! smile.gif

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