#1
And so I just found it quite interesting how my music genre preferences have changed over the years.

Before I started playing the guitar, I wasn't really into much music. We're talking when I was 14-15 years old. I'd listen to random bands music like AC/DC, Blink 182, The-All American Rejects, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sum 41 and so forth...

Then I got my first guitar 6 years ago and I started playing Blink 182, AC/DC and my own music.

Then, I just changed and I have no idea how it happened. I had that 'Mathematics' moment where everything just starts making sense, from knowing nothing and then finally understanding and appreciating the science...and my band preferences changed...for the better.

The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Duran Duran, Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads,) Simon and Garfunkel, ZZ Top, The Who, Rolling Stones, B.B. King et cetera. (I still listen to AC/DC and Red Hot Chili Peppers tho, with a few other modern bands like Muse...)

I shudder when I think back to my first couple of guitar lessons and wanting to learn the 'Blink 182 - Josie' intro.

I'm actually just an Old Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Blues kind of guy and thats the only music I'll ever listen too...I'm 21 years old today. Quite a change in 6 years, wouldn't you say? I get mocked for it by my friends though...They think 'Old School' music and laugh.

But then they mention their bands and I think to myself...not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing...

So, tell me, how did you start with music and what become your calling or do you still listen to the same bands as you did before you started played guitar...?

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#2
I thinks your post belongs in the "How has playing guitar changed you" thread.
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#3
Well, I started off listening to Linkin Park, then got to where you are (classic rock and such) and now I'm starting to look at more Indie, and modern rock.
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#5
Honestly it doesn't sound like your taste has changed that much. You still listen to a lot of pop-oriented rock. Just older pop-oriented rock.
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#6
I'm starting to go backwards a little, actually. I started out listening to various Candyrat artists, Jeff Buckley, Jack Johnson, Muse, The Moody Blues, The Beatles, Hendrix, and various indie artists and bands (mostly folk or folk rock, but with several exceptions, including Minus The Bear and Cold War Kids).


I've recently realized I like several of Paramore's songs. Oh well, I'm not ashamed.
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Well, I started off listening to Linkin Park, then got to where you are (classic rock and such) and now I'm starting to look at more Indie, and modern rock.


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Well, I started off listening to Linkin Park, then got to where you are (classic rock and such) and now I'm starting to look at more Indie, and modern rock.

I started liking rap then about 2 years ago started getting into bands like Linkin Park, now I can honestly say I'll listen to anything except country.
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and my band preferences changed...for the better.

The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Duran Duran, Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads,) Simon and Garfunkel, ZZ Top, The Who, Rolling Stones, B.B. King et cetera. (I still listen to AC/DC and Red Hot Chili Peppers tho, with a few other modern bands like Muse...)

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#13
Pop --> Pop-punk --> Classic rock --> Heavy Metal --> Contemporary metal --> ???? ---> Profit

I still listen to what I did when I was 11 years old. I wouldn't say my music taste has progressed, I'd say it's grown.
#14
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This.

"Zomg Linkin Parks is not contributes to muzik LOL. listen 2 old stuff liek beatlez"


Not once did he say anything horribly rude about the bands, so I don't see what you guys are getting all worked up about and I must agree with him that his musical taste did mature over time..
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#15
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But then they mention their bands and I think to myself...not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing...
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okay. you sound awfully stuck up.
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I started liking rap then about 2 years ago started getting into bands like Linkin Park, now I can honestly say I'll listen to anything except country.

I used to not like country.
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#17
I listen to a nice wide range of music, and I couldn't give a toss if it's new or old, cool or uncool, guitar based or not.

Seriously, if you get hung up about things such as "not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing...", then your music tastes (and therefore possibly you guitar skills) won't progress...
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I don't even consider Johnny Cash to be what we know as country nowadays. He was in a league of his own. Now all we have is this country-pop BS.

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#21
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Not once did he say anything horribly rude about the bands, so I don't see what you guys are getting all worked up about and I must agree with him that his musical taste did mature over time..

I know he didn't. I summed up his post in that statement which is what his OP sounded like. Elitist.

"But then they mention their bands and I think to myself...not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing..."
Elitist much?
#22
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I know he didn't. I summed up his post in that statement which is what his OP sounded like. Elitist.

"But then they mention their bands and I think to myself...not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing..."
Elitist much?


Well, he's not saying they suck, and does have a point... but I do see where you're coming from.

Really doesn't matter though, just his opinion.
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#23
I did say, "I think to myself..." - I don't openly say anything to anyone...I get mocked for my taste in music, so I have the right to at least think what I want.
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I did say, "I think to myself..." - I don't openly say anything to anyone...I get mocked for my taste in music, so I have the right to at least think what I want.

And so do I. I found your opinion on what you think about your friend's musical tastes as elitist. So I pointed it out. Whachoo gonna do about it?
#25
I'm going to point out to your nickname...You're criticising me cause I don't listen to metal.
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So, you progressed from one kinda rock to another in 6 years?


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#28
I haven't really noticed much of a difference in my taste of music because of me playing guitar. A lot of it has instead come from me maturing and searching for different bands. If anything, I'm a lot more into electronic music then I was before I started playing guitar.
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#29
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Not once did he say anything horribly rude about the bands, so I don't see what you guys are getting all worked up about and I must agree with him that his musical taste did mature over time..

Eh, I wasn't getting worked up at all, I just felt the need to point out how statements like

"But then they mention their bands and I think to myself...not one of them are accomplished guitarists or contributed anything to the art of guitar playing..."

make one sound like a prick.
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