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I play a pretty mean air guitar.

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Round 1: I tried when I was 13 lost interest because I wanted to play songs within the first week, plus I was trying to self teach. Sold the electric. 

 

Round 2: my father in-law who had played for 60 years (amazing guitarist) bought me an acoustic guitar and a learn to book to read while he worked in China. I had a 2 year old he was there 3 months to a time. I didn't really have time and shortly after he retired he passed away. 

 

Round 3: my son 5 at the time saw me playing around with it and wanted to learn, so we sign him up for lessons and I figured I learn from his lessons. The teacher you could tell hadn't taught kids before and my son got frustrated so that didn't last long. 

 

I still have a burning desire to learn to play. I inherited my father in law's really nice acoustic and I'd like to learn to play so I can play songs at Christmas time like he did. Life is just kind of crazy at this point but eventually I'll get there. My biggest problem is the chord transition, those got me every time. 

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Thanks for sharing your story as far as chord progressions go they take time just practice, practice it will come,start off with easy chord progression,like the classic G,C,D its in just about every rock song ever made lol

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Nah, drums:

 

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Yup. But haven't picked up for a while.

 

Taylor, Yamaha acoustic electric guitars.

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Haven’t really played in years unfortunately, But used to be an avid drummer and guitarist.  Played in various hardcore punk and metal bands.  I can play guitar pretty well, but I skipped all the basics,  I can’t tell you what strings are which lol.  Tabs are easy.  

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After 20+ years of playing (99% church stuff) I decided to try

Open D tuning. That was the bees knees for me. So darn easy

that I set out to play tons of different stuff in Open D.

 

I simply love the big open droney sound. Yeah, it isn't for every

style/song but doggonnit, it's fun, and so much easier on my fingers.

Oh, main reason I switched was due to a stupid clippers mistake

while trimming an out of control shrub in my yard. Almost lost

the tip of my left (fret hand) middle finger. Nerve damage. So

anything to reduce pressure helped. Open D was answer for me.

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I got a alverez flat top, but played drums professionally for 14 years,,not able to play any longer since accident, but still love to hear great music, 

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I play a little. Have an Epiphone Les Paul and a Yamaha acoustic 

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I can't play a lick. I've always had a lot of respect for those who could though. I have loved guitar music my whole life. I still think about trying to learn all the time...even at 30. :lol:

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On 7/4/2018 at 8:53 AM, lonnie g said:

I got a alverez flat top, but played drums professionally for 14 years,,not able to play any longer since accident, but still love to hear great music, 

I also have an Alvarez from the mid 70s, it’s a copy of a martin D35. Sweet guitar, still has the Brazilian rosewood 3 piece back 

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On 7/3/2018 at 10:58 PM, Darren. said:

After 20+ years of playing (99% church stuff) I decided to try

Open D tuning.

Michelle's Les Paul has a drop D tuner, and we use that tuning on a few songs.  It fits her singing range, makes easier for her play while singing, and just sounds cool, mixed with our bassists 5-string with the low B string.

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I am a Seagull fan, think it is just the best sounding acoustic guitar out there, certainly for the price. Always does great in tests against some bigger names, those also great guitars. The price point on an S-6 Original is hard to believe related to its quality.

 

I try to play about an hour a day, standard tuning, though I keep reading, and again here, about Drop D and other non-standard tunings and it has be tempted!

 

Okay, quiz of the day for guitarist/anglers (what a great combo!!!):

 

Why is a guitar's standard tuning: E A D G B E? 

 

Brad

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16 minutes ago, Brad in Texas said:

I am a Seagull fan, think it is just the best sounding acoustic guitar out there, certainly for the price. Always does great in tests against some bigger names, those also great guitars. The price point on an S-6 Original is hard to believe related to its quality.

 

I try to play about an hour a day, standard tuning, though I keep reading, and again here, about Drop D and other non-standard tunings and it has be tempted!

 

Okay, quiz of the day for guitarist/anglers (what a great combo!!!):

 

Why is a guitar's standard tuning: E A D G B E? 

 

Brad

I've owned many guitars, and my seagull was far and away my favorite. 

 

I played in garage bands for about 10 years.  I pretty much quit playing in 2005 when my first daughter was born.  I pick it up about once a year, play for about an hour and tell myself I'm going to start up again, only to put it back in the closet for another year. 

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Been playing off and on since since the late 60's. I have really taken it more serious in the last 6 months, try to play some everyday. Got a Taylor CE 714 Acoustic and a Fender '52 RI Tele with a Deluxe Reverb amp. Don't play the acoustic very much, much prefer electric.

 

 

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I play a little nirvana that’s about it. Been messing around with the guitar since I was a kid but never stuck with it. 

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I don't play the guitar much but I like hearing the music from Spanish guitars.

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75 deluxe gold top les Paul and a Statocaster. for now

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I can hardly play the stereo, never mind a guitar, but my wife can play darn near anything that makes music. Her entire family plays at least one or two instruments. The one in the middle is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean from the 60s, she’s been offered huge $$ for it, but it came from her dad so it’s not going anywhere. 

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On 7/7/2018 at 9:55 AM, Way north bass guy said:

I can hardly play the stereo, never mind a guitar, but my wife can play darn near anything that makes music. Her entire family plays at least one or two instruments. The one in the middle is a Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean from the 60s, she’s been offered huge $$ for it, but it came from her dad so it’s not going anywhere. 

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One of my best friends grandfather was a studio guitarist who played with some of the biggest names in music for 50+ years absolute favorite guitar was a Gretsch Chet Adkins County Gentleman. He was shedding into his 90's...he was unbelievable. My buddy would challenge me to let his grandfather listen to any song I could think of, and he would recreate it to the note after hearing it only once. I remember asking him to play the solo to Metallica's "One" when it first came out and he scoffed and then nailed it and then showed us how he'd extend it for live shows. It was like getting one on one instruction from Kirk Hammet himself... Too bad I didn't have the kind of talent to build off of knowing him. 

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Guitarist / Drummer here. 

Been playing for 8 years on guitar, 12 on drums. I mainly play rock / metal on both but I love to good around on tons of other genre's. I am way better on drums than I am guitar. Guitar is just fun for me to fool around with. I don't stick a whole lot of time into practice. 

This a crappily recorded cover I did of a Killswitch Engage song from like 4 years ago. 

 

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3 hours ago, Brew City Bass said:

Guitarist / Drummer here. 

Been playing for 8 years on guitar, 12 on drums...

Nice! Just 8 years? Sounds like more to me. I've played for 45 years and made a big chunk of my living at it doing both studio work and gigging more than I cared to. I don't have any complete songs, but here's a blurb from an ELP song from the last gig I played about a year ago. I finally decided I'd rather be at home at night than playing in a bar.

 

 

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4 hours ago, BankBasser said:

Nice! Just 8 years? Sounds like more to me. I've played for 45 years and made a big chunk of my living at it doing both studio work and gigging more than I cared to. I don't have any complete songs, but here's a blurb from an ELP song from the last gig I played about a year ago. I finally decided I'd rather be at home at night than playing in a bar.

 

 

At the time of when I recorded that video I'd been only playing for 5 years. I already had the hard part down from being a drummer (rhythm!) haha. But thank you very much for the compliment! 

That's some chops you have yourself! Nice lead work. What pedals / head were you running that strat through? The cleans sounded great! 

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