#1
I am about to get my epiphone les paul special 2 lefty and peavey vypyr 15 tommorrow.I am a beginner and ordered all the bits to go with them.I plan to practice alot.Did your views change on music knowing how hard it is to learn guitar.
All i know is i have wanted to learn since i was playing air guitar to my new def leppard casette of hysteria in the 80's.

Let the fun and confusion begin.

oh thanks to everybody here for the infomation i gathered of the past couple of months.Hell i was going to buy a marshall mg series til you lot warned me off it
#2
I walked out of guitar center with an ibanez 4 years ago as my first guitar. One step out the door:


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#3
Dont get the mg lol. No seriously the whole way you listen to music feel about posers like the Jonas Brothers wil completely change.
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#5
I definately noticed after playing for awhile, you start to hear music differently. The bass comes out a little more on some songs, and i think you become more interested in guitar-oriented music.
#6
it really isnt that hard to learn
stay away from scales fro the first while
i teacher may help,but i didnt need one
yea,my view changed,i looked past those "rock" bands thta you hear on the radio (nickelback,and those guys) nd turned more onto the path of classic rock,metal,hard rock, and said,wow! this sont is an amzing song!
tab search,1 week later,im playing with the song

good luck
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#8
yes my view on music totaly changed....
i used to think AC/DC was the best band ever
now im listening to metallica,slayer, and all that stuff
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yes my view on music totaly changed....
i used to think AC/DC was the best band ever
now im listening to metallica,slayer, and all that stuff


Metallica.
Like seriously?
no offence,but i didnt listen fro a week,and my life was going better
like honestly

AC/DC isnt the best,but do you listen to Megadeth or Pantera?
now those guys are good


and this all came from playing
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#10
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Metallica.
Like seriously?
no offence,but i didnt listen fro a week,and my life was going better
like honestly

AC/DC isnt the best,but do you listen to Megadeth or Pantera?
now those guys are good


and this all came from playing


Do you listen to Necrophagist, Jason Becker, Cacophony, or Cynic?

Let the guy listen to MetallicA if he wants to. I personally hate everything Metallica has put out since AJFA, but early Metallica is great.
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#11
COMPLETELY. Well, not completely for me, because I have already been immersed and obsessed with music since 6th grade (trumpet/french horn player), but the way I listen to and appreciate rock music (or ANYTHING with a guitar) has completely changed. I will bet that you will start to think bands like The Jonas Brothers and Green Day (from a guitarist skill standpoint. the music was alright, but the guitar... oh lord) are complete posers.
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#12
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Do you listen to Necrophagist, Jason Becker, Cacophony, or Cynic?

Let the guy listen to MetallicA if he wants to. I personally hate everything Metallica has put out since AJFA, but early Metallica is great.

i think nothing is really great,maybe their first album..bc they had mustaine
no,yes (2 vids off youtube,hes a pretty quick player,i like him.no and no
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#13
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COMPLETELY. Well, not completely for me, because I have already been immersed and obsessed with music since 6th grade (trumpet/french horn player), but the way I listen to and appreciate rock music (or ANYTHING with a guitar) has completely changed. I will bet that you will start to think bands like The Jonas Brothers and Green Day (from a guitarist skill standpoint. the music was alright, but the guitar... oh lord) are complete posers.
+1
i never liked the joe bros
green day is ok,but im starting the last few weeks not listening to them,more into iron maiden,jimi,megadeth,pantera, and some alice cooper.

especially that its all quite playable for me
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#14
your world changes
for the record i hold megadeth and cacophony both in very high esteem.
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#15
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I definately noticed after playing for awhile, you start to hear music differently. The bass comes out a little more on some songs, and i think you become more interested in guitar-oriented music.


+1, im even starting to listen to metally stuff now!
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#16
I started to listen more to what was actually being played on the guitar(s) in the song instead of just the song as a whole. I also got into a lot more guitar-centric music (metal mainly). Your view of bands will probably change, though I never liked Jonas Brothers or that kind of stuff anyway

And you will also notice money disappearing from your bank account and more and more guitar gear in your house. This is called GAS (but you don't need to know about that yet )
#17
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I definately noticed after playing for awhile, you start to hear music differently. The bass comes out a little more on some songs, and i think you become more interested in guitar-oriented music.

Thats exactly how it was for me, when i listened to music I was able to isolate all the instruments and started to hear the bass lines I hadn't noticed in songs I already knew.
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#18
I should be richer now. Because once I picked a guitar, I buy and buy stuff. So, im always broke.
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#19
Yes, I remeber like it was last year. Cause it was.
I got it home and just skimming the net I found a band called Megadeth and that is where my journy began.
#20
ya my world completely changed. I got my first guitar, it was a no name strat. i played that for about 3 days when I was 12. Then I quit until I was 14 and then I made my first band which had me on bass. Then I figured out i could play guitar after I learned Dammit by Blink 182. So I then went out and bought my Epiphone Les Paul. I brought in a new bassist and became my bands secong guitarist. That band played our first gig and the rest is history.
#21
Yes.

My taste in music changed,as did my perspective on it.I now hear music as guitar+ everything else,instead of as a whole.I also got this odd syndrome where looking at a piece of carved wood with some metal and strings on it makes me drool uncontrollably. They have yet to find a treatment for this crippling affliction,the only known method of stopping it is to acquire said piece of wood.

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#22
Yes, completely. Not just music, everything. I didn't have an outlet before guitar and now that I have it, there's something I actually enjoy doing which has been helpful to say the least. But yeah, you start analyzing what you hear and listening to stuff that's driven instrumentally instead of vocally most of the time and a bunch of other stuff along those lines
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#23
Yep. For the first year of owning a guitar, I was a total wanker and thought I was better than everyone because I could play Blink 182 songs.
I became obsessed with AC/DC and Metallica, and I decided to grow my hair.
I would've punched the old me square in the face, I reckon. I was a douche.
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#24
Yes, now at least an hour of my day is dedicated to playing guitar. In addition it's a great escape from anything, no matter how I feel I can pick up my guitar and play for 15 minutes or 2 hours and I always feel better after it.
#25
Yes and No, I'm still very much me haha, but musically it shapes you. You'll like guitar oriented music, be able to pick out total posers, sometimes laugh at how simple something so cool sounds, and be more open to instrumental songs. I like paul gilbert, petrucci's solo stuff, satch, vai, and all those other virtuoso's, a very VERY slight amount of Yngwie and then mostly metal and shred, complemented with rock, hard rock and classic rock. You'll despise rap even more then ever before(if you liked it at all which is hard to believe) because of how it really isn't music.

You'll make some new friends, who play instruments, you'll be able to converse with them about music on a much deeper level, and lastly as others have said, you will find a outlet if it's the right thing for you. I enjoy playing guitar, and usually play for atleast 30 minutes a day, but I can end up playing for 2 hours.

Hope you have fun and enjoy doing it.
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#26
not at first i got my guitar at 14 and didnt actually sit down and learn til 17=>a year n 4 months ago, im now learning cliffs of dover and can spend 4 hours a day playing and not realising all that time went by, my music i listen to got alot rougher, but other i still listen to my old favorite "****ty guitaring" bands iv always liked such as blink, and i still enjoy rap which is a taboo here on UG, but i also still play sports and make it to the gym every second day to work out so in hte most part other then spending tonnes of time playing guitar my world hasnt changed much
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#27
Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times YES!

I found a new (and much better way) to deal with everything in my life, from stress to anger to confusion. When I sit down with my guitar, and just play.....

Ahh.....I love guitar.

Oh, and I used to think Gibson was cool. I was such a n00b!
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not at first i got my guitar at 14 and didnt actually sit down and learn til 17=>a year n 4 months ago, im now learning cliffs of dover and can spend 4 hours a day playing and not realising all that time went by, my music i listen to got alot rougher, but other i still listen to my old favorite "****ty guitaring" bands iv always liked such as blink, and i still enjoy rap which is a taboo here on UG, but i also still play sports and make it to the gym every second day to work out so in hte most part other then spending tonnes of time playing guitar my world hasnt changed much


I like rap too dude. I love blasting Wu Tang and rapping along in my Lincoln looking like a total douche canoe. Wu Tang is the ****. But I don't like much other rap.
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#29
It changed my views in a negative way a little. Before I started playing guitars I thought Jimmy Page was god on earth. Jesus reincarnated. The most creative guitarist I had ever heard.

Started getting decent at guitar and noticed how alot of his songs are just scaling which in my mind isn't as creative as I used to think he was.

But Jimmy Paige is still my favorite guitarist ever, just I don't hold him nearly as above the rest of them as I did before. I mean.....hearbreaker solo>anyone else.
#30
The amount of time you spend practicing will play a large role in how much your life changes. When you have a guitar in your hands six hours a day you feel weird without it after a while. Our house is nuts with four of us playing. It's how we keep our boys home, safe and happy in the evening. Friends love to come to listen or join in. There are myriad positives you'll discover. Just don't isolate yourself. Music is meant to be shared. Have a great time! Nice choice of gear, by the way. Edit-Pardon the long paragraph. I've no formatting options with my phone browser.
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