Poll: Why do you play guitar?
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View poll results: Why do you play guitar?
To get famous and be rich
35 15%
For fun and just as a hobby in my spare time
180 76%
To impress people of my mad skills
11 5%
I don't play guitar, THE PIT IS THE SH*T!
11 5%
Voters: 237.
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Last edited by MxPxPanic at Oct 25, 2009,
Were those supposed to be poll options?


I play guitar because when I was 11, I for some reason thought it would be fun to play in a band, and I chose to play guitar because I like the sound it makes.
Because I want hot girls to have sex with me. Lots of hot girls.
.Brand New.Bright Eyes.This Will Destroy You.

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Because I want hot girls to have sex with me. Lots of hot girls.

Has your plan worked?
R.I.P Jon Lord, Rory Gallagher and Jimi!
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Has your plan worked?

Of course it has. I play guitar.
.Brand New.Bright Eyes.This Will Destroy You.

I needed to find something to do with my time, and I had just bought AfD and gotten addicted to listening to the guitar on it.
Ego inflating praise here:
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That is SOOOOOOOOOOO sig worthy! Pure awesomeness to you, sir.

C wut I did thar Fishy?

's UG
I play guitar because it is fun and always gives me goals to work towards.
"Notes are expensive, spend them wisely." - B.B. King
Because drums arent a real instrument and Bass is too basic.

Just playing dont Flame me or whatever
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
-Jim Morrison
(None of the above). I play guitar cuz I like to. I don't really want to be rich or famous but I'd like a career doing this and then not have to do non-musical stuff ever again.
I enjoy it. Anything else is just a nice bonus to how much I enjoy playing and writing songs.
Well, I was going to put "To create music and express myself". But thats not a real option I guess.
We sailed through endless skies...

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if someone sigs this i will be fairly displeased.

Lady Gaga has a penis! >>EVIDENCE<<

S D and R'n'R
I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

Because I enjoy it.

this + everything.
For me, it's divided between
70% For fun and just as a hobby in my spare time
25% To get famous and be rich
5% To impress people of my mad skills
To get mad pussy.
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Ovenman, your contraptions make women's

clothes evaporate.



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That's far too clever to be posted in the Pit.
i did it all for the nookie.

no seriously.

meh. im not funny. anyway, i play guitar because i enjoy doing something where, even though there are "rules" and theory to play by, you can still break all the rules and make something beautiful.
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling.
I used to play guitar just for the sake of it, for a bit of fun ya know?

But recently, with the economic shit and the realisation that I will have to pick a career and follow it for the rest of my life and settle down, I have made a vow to myself :

To get as good as I possibly can, make a band, work as hard as possible and try, as hard as I can, to get signed and to make a living out of what I love.

I really don't want to be stuck with some job that I don't like, worrying about finances and stuff. I want to make the most of the one life I have to live.
And yeah, you're all looking at this post going

"haha what a naive noob, he obviously won't make it in the future, or ever.. get real, man."
And my response to that would be :

"You can say whatever the fuuck you want to. If I want to do something I will try to do it as much as fuuucking possible, because it's when you doubt yourself that you mess up and become negative... and I hate negative people. This is as real as it gets : work yourself to the bone and reap the rewards, or drift along in life and suddenly realise that you're 45, have 3 kids who hate you and a wife who's cheating with your neighbour Denis, and you have wasted your life.

This is as real as it gets."

*clears throat*
Well, that's enough of my inspirational, cheesy 90's sports movie-style ramblings
❝Don't be afraid of death, but of an inadequate life❞
Bertolt Bretcht

Because I like it. I like the experience of being in a band and growing closer with people through it. I like learning and writing a new song and feeling accomplished. It also passes time.
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
I play it for fun, to have a hobbie, which has influenced me to aspire to have a career as a record producer when i leave school
The poll lacks options.

I want to play because I like to, but also I'd like to play in a band, playing some gigs would be cool too.
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Ibanez 1987 Roadstar II Deluxe
Yamaha THR10X
Marshall JCM900 SL-X
Ibanez WD-7 Weeping Demon Wah
TC Electronic Polytune
Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz
The poll sucks >_>

I play to create music, and make some awesome tunes, and hopefully one day be able to share them with people.

I also want to learn drums, piano, bass, mabye harp.. bit of violin etc.
"If I told you that, I'd have to kill you."
"Why is it like.. top secret?"

I started to get famous.. Then I turned 13 and realised how stupid that was, so I just play and write for fun
I'm learning guitar so that one day I can write and record all of my own sh*t (like Trent Reznor). It would be cool to play guitar in a band too, but I don't care about getting rich or getting "p***y". It's all about, like, art man!
i started because i was impressed by the guitarists in the bands i was listening to.
now i play because im totally an artist, bro.
Because i love it and i simply cant stop.
My gear:
  • Fender American Standard Telecaster
  • Ibanez RG450
  • Laney VC15
  • Electro Harmonix HOG
  • Vox Satchurator
  • Blackout Effectors Musket fuzz
  • Electro Harmonix Pulsar
  • Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport
  • Malekko Chicklett

i play to become as good as i possibly can. I know it will never equal world changing good, so i wanna teach at one of the guitar unis over here
to express myself

Tell me what nation on this earth, was not born of tragedy-Primordial
I play guitar because I love playing.
Call me Jack.
All that you love...
...you must love now.
My Gear:
PRS Custom 24
Standard MIM Tele
Larrivée LV-09E
Rivera Clubster 45 112 Combo Tube
Boss ME-20 Multi-effects pedal
Boss OC-3 Super octave pedal
My own home-made octave-up pedal
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I play because I love music. Simple as that.

Very much this.
Begin again in the night, let's sway again tonight.
Your arm on my shoulder, your cheek against mine.
Where can we go, when will we find that, we know.
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Because I want to either become a session musician or a music teacher

This!! +3.142...

and also to take my mind off any stress i have (which, usually, is waaay too much.)

Music makes me truely happy
| Call me Matt. | | I like music. |
Last edited by Audioslave95 at Oct 25, 2009,
I play guitar mainly as a hobby but I don't see it as just a passive hobby per say, because I put a lot of effort and time into becoming a better guitar player. It's a pretty big part of my life, but not so serious as to I see it more as something I have to do to get better as much as something I just like doing.
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