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Whenever I am at a party where there happens to be an acoustic guitar, a girl asked me to play something for her. So I go and play a nice acoustic song and the girls like it but my guy friends get PISSED for some reason. They won't shut up! They just tell me to stop playing. I am a good guitar player, it's not like I sound like absolute ass. Does anyone know what I can do?
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#3
Boys are like that.
well "cool" boys. They probably think they're at the height of coolness now and don't want you bringing them down. Play some Britney, that will help
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#5
They think you're hogging all the action. Lacking any talent of their own, they try to look tough and get you to stop.

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#6
Pure jealousy, especially if its one of their GF's that happens to be listening to you play .
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#7
It could be jealousy... if they are asking you to play and you don't go overboard... that's probably it.

We used to know this guy Tony who would bust out his guitar at EVERY party, now he was a pretty decent player and he could sing alright... but seriously he was such a douche about it, everyone made fun of him whenever he busted out. Not because they were jealous, but he would just make up songs and start singing em to girls randomly. **** like:

"Girl you are so beautiful, the ocean is jealous of your beauty.. woooaahhhwooaahh"

Just stupid cheesy stuff that he would make up in a piss poor attempt to pick up girls..

As long as that is not you, you should be alright
#8
It's jealousy- I get that too.

It's cus ur gettin grl attenshun lul.
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#9
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It could be jealousy... if they are asking you to play and you don't go overboard... that's probably it.

We used to know this guy Tony who would bust out his guitar at EVERY party, now he was a pretty decent player and he could sing alright... but seriously he was such a douche about it, everyone made fun of him whenever he busted out. Not because they were jealous, but he would just make up songs and start singing em to girls randomly. **** like:

"Girl you are so beautiful, the ocean is jealous of your beauty.. woooaahhhwooaahh"

Just stupid cheesy stuff that he would make up in a piss poor attempt to pick up girls..

As long as that is not you, you should be alright


That guy sounds cool
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That guy sounds cool



Cool as a douche can be haha.

One time he kept singing to this one girl and after like 2 lines she would just roll her eyes and walk away.

Finally we all overheard her screaming at the top of her lungs "SHUT THE **** UP YOU SUCK!" He didn't play guitar anymore that night.
#11
Yeah, some people, especially in this rap filled world, can get very annoyed very quickly when a guitar gets whipped out. One of my friends stopped coming over my house just because I usually can't stop picking the guitar up. Don't take it too personally, not everyone digs the guitar like we do. Surprisingly, for most people, music is just background noise, and once you pop that guitar out, it becomes the center noise. They don't dig it.
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#12
Try playing That John Menstrualcramp song they have on the sports commercials. This is our country. That way everyone will hate you and be pissed at you.
#14
+1 to hardrock.

if i'm at a party unelss it's a band that's supposed to be playing, i don't wanna see people jsut playing guitar there.
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Yeah, some people, especially in this rap filled world, can get very annoyed very quickly when a guitar gets whipped out.


i arrived very late at a party once and only five people were left 4 girls and one dude, they sey aside an acoustic especially for me and eventually the boy was like "shut the **** up guitar music is gay" so i drunkenly stared at him and started playing crank dat, then said "everything can be guitar music"
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#17
I live close to you. Next time you go to a party, I'll go with you and I'll hold your hand so you don't get your feelings hurt.
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#18
Tell them that they can always join in on the bass. Then pat their heads.

Who cares what a bunch of prebubescent guys think? Just do your thing.
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#19
When you get to shag all the girls at a party, you shouldn't really care if the odd guy tells you to shut up.
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i arrived very late at a party once and only five people were left 4 girls and one dude, they sey aside an acoustic especially for me and eventually the boy was like "shut the **** up guitar music is gay" so i drunkenly stared at him and started playing crank dat, then said "everything can be guitar music"


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#21
When I play guitar at parties, 90% of the time I fail hard because I've been drinking a lot.
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When I play guitar at parties, 90% of the time I fail hard because I've been drinking a lot.


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#23
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Honestly, I agree with them. It's kind of obnoxious to play guitar at a party.


That really depends on whether people are singing along and joining in and stuff. Playing the guitar at people is quite annoying
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#24
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Whenever I am at a party where there happens to be an acoustic guitar, a girl asked me to play something for her. So I go and play a nice acoustic song and the girls like it but my guy friends get PISSED for some reason. They won't shut up! They just tell me to stop playing. I am a good guitar player, it's not like I sound like absolute ass. Does anyone know what I can do?

Bag all the chicks you stud...that'll piss all of 'em off even more and reassure them that you're still THE man. Be a little modest about it. Tell the chicks you only pick it up on occasion and then play the absolute hardest song known to man (a musical one of course, not some mindless shred).
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#25
I'd rather not play, people come to me and say if I can play sweet child 'o mine on a spanish guitar, stay away from party guitar, goes always wrong, just look at KG in the Pick of Destiny


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Whenever I am at a party where there happens to be an acoustic guitar, a girl asked me to play something for her. So I go and play a nice acoustic song and the girls like it but my guy friends get PISSED for some reason. They won't shut up! They just tell me to stop playing. I am a good guitar player, it's not like I sound like absolute ass. Does anyone know what I can do?
Include them? Play some songs they know? Ask them to help you sing?
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#28
I despise these people..it's like yeah, theres a guitar there, doesn't mean you have to pick it up and play it. Not everyones interested in playing whilst you could be getting drunk, ya here?
#29
Why is everyone saying jealousy?

Does anyone ever stop to think that maybe it's just ANNOYING?

I mean, I'm not bashing playing guitar at parties and whatnot, but it's when and where you play it that matters. If someone is trying to have a conversation, and they can't hear one another because someone is playing a guitar nearby, it can get annoying.


Also, how has no one else mentioned Mike Birbiglia's "Guitar Guy at the Party" yet?

You should all be ashamed. There is no other song that fits this thread better.
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#30
in my experience, i managed to woo the girls with 2 or 3 songs, but then them my roommate joins in and we end up singing though the entire songbook and generally scaring all of them off
#31
There's a fine line between playing guitar at a party and being cool and playing guitar at a party and looking like a douchebag. It all depends on the environment and who's into it.
#32
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Why is everyone saying jealousy?

Does anyone ever stop to think that maybe it's just ANNOYING?

I mean, I'm not bashing playing guitar at parties and whatnot, but it's when and where you play it that matters. If someone is trying to have a conversation, and they can't hear one another because someone is playing a guitar nearby, it can get annoying.


Also, how has no one else mentioned Mike Birbiglia's "Guitar Guy at the Party" yet?

You should all be ashamed. There is no other song that fits this thread better.
We posted at almost the same time, so I won't fault you for that. But I don't feel ashamed at all.
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We posted at almost the same time, so I won't fault you for that. But I don't feel ashamed at all.

Well you should.


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#35
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I despise these people..it's like yeah, theres a guitar there, doesn't mean you have to pick it up and play it. Not everyones interested in playing whilst you could be getting drunk, ya here?

Yea...I usually just pretend like I don't know how to play. And if somebody asks me to, I'll just tell them that I suck. At most, I'll just play one song.
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#36
if a girl ever asks you to play a song an you want her really bad,play soul one by blind melon,just trust me
#37
Well you probably sound terrible but you think you're good.

I'm suprised this alternative has not been suggested.....
#38
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Jealous, no doubt, and you should just play if someone asks you to play.

Read before posting?

We've been there, done that, on the jealousy angle.
Don't compete with conversations.
Get EVERYONE involved.
Don't divert attention.
Make it a group thing, so everyone can enjoy it at the same time.
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#39
I made a song that basically goes like:

*chant person's name 8 times*
" *person's name* is the greatest friend! S/he's the greatest friend in the whole wide world!"

*repeat*

It's sung over a really catchy riff and we all sing along. Quite fun when drunk.
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#40
probably just jealous if you're only playing one or two songs
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