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Old 11-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Great guitarists "Beginning stories"

I find reading about guitarists "Beginning stories" very inspiring and motivating. I like the one where eric clapton gave up on guitar at age 13, and picked it again at the age of 15.

So post the "Beginning story" you know. Yeah, maybe its not "music theory" but it certainly helps as much - maybe more! And i hope that between the loads of theory in here, people will stumble upon this thread and be inspired to go on forward!


P.S:Theres one about Eddive Van Halen where he says he didnt go out to parties and lock himself in the house. Can anyone refer me to the full story?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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you will really enjoy reading about Hendrix early on. He spent his first many years playing backup to various artists of the day. When he was young and there were 'play offs' and talent shows etc he was always convinced everyone was better then he was. He strung his guitars upside down because all his were hand me downs etc... really good reading.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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Kirk Hammett took lessons from Joe Satriani when he was younger.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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Kirk Hammett took lessons from Joe Satriani when he was younger.

Hey, dont blame Joe!!

TS...I tried Googling that story about Van Halen...couldnt find it... but its true... its on the net somewhere...
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:41 AM   #5
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P.S:Theres one about Eddive Van Halen where he says he didnt go out to parties and lock himself in the house. Can anyone refer me to the full story?


he's not even close to the only one lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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From my 2007 Shred Special dition of Total Guitar Magazine. I'm sure you're referring to a different article/interview, but it's sorta relevant.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #7
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none of these people are musicians they don't even play bass wtf TS
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #8
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none of these people are musicians they don't even play bass wtf TS

You clearly know nothing about nothing so do us all more informed people a favor and sit in the back of the classroom with your mouth shut where you belong
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:10 AM   #9
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You clearly know nothing about nothing so do us all more informed people a favor and sit in the back of the classroom with your mouth shut where you belong


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But the band Van Halen grew in popularity because of their vocal harmonies. So where does that leave us then?

Perhaps the only thing that these guys had in common was hard work, good songs and a lot of luck. If it wasn't them, it would have been someone else.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:49 AM   #11
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Wes Montgomery didn't start playing guitar until he was 20 years old...that's pretty ****ing inspiring.
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Perhaps the only thing that these guys had in common was hard work, good songs and a lot of luck. If it wasn't them, it would have been someone else.

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Wes Montgomery didn't start playing guitar until he was 20 years old...that's pretty ****ing inspiring.

He came from a highly musical family, and he played four-string tenor guitar from age 12.
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He came from a highly musical family, and he played four-string tenor guitar from age 12.


Well...I did not know that (about the tenor guitar). That's disappointing.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:16 AM   #16
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Chris Broderick?

He practiced 14 hours a day during his summers as a teen.

Moreover, he also practiced electric guitar, classical guitar, piano, and violin under a strict daily routine.

It's from a video interview in www.metalinjection.net
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Chris Broderick?

He practiced 14 hours a day during his summers as a teen.

Moreover, he also practiced electric guitar, classical guitar, piano, and violin under a strict daily routine.

It's from a video interview in www.metalinjection.net

yeah he was a fat kid so he used guitar to feel good about himself while he ate his sads away

rip shawn lane btw
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Wes Montgomery FTW
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yeah he was a fat kid so he used guitar to feel good about himself while he ate his sads away

rip shawn lane btw

Chris Broderick strikes me as a guy who was a stereotypical angry bullied basement dweller until he got into college and started joining tough-guy metal bands. Eventually he started working out and thinking he was badass because he was getting laid and shredding on guitar.

Too bad his music still sucks.
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Chris Broderick strikes me as a guy who was a stereotypical angry bullied basement dweller until he got into college and started joining tough-guy metal bands. Eventually he started working out and thinking he was badass because he was getting laid and shredding on guitar.

Too bad his music still sucks.


hahahahaha that's cold man, i dig it
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