#1
What do you consider the main contributors to making people want to pick up the guitar these days?

For the record, I have already put down:

- Guitar Hero
- Rockband
- School of Rock
#4
Quote by Wrst_Plyr_Evr
I remember in 8th grade I wanted to play guitar because my friend did. And he was a total bad ass

we're not that great of friends anymore though


Haha that basically what my influence was too. We were great friends forever when he started to play guitar, and I was like "Hey, I want to do that too!" So here I am, still playing guitar, while he is not as great of a friend anymore and stopped playing awhile ago.
#6
Always wanted to learn how to play, finally had the chance to pick it up last summer. Friend helped me get started.
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#7
Liking music with guitars in it?
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#8
Quote by KolosoK
Always wanted to learn how to play, finally had the chance to pick it up last summer. Friend helped me get started.

same with me
#9
My friend was amazing, and still is amazing, but now on like six other instruments, anyway he said he would help me out if i got a guitar so convinced my parents and got one for christmas
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#11
Quote by MaddGIJoe
Haha that basically what my influence was too. We were great friends forever when he started to play guitar, and I was like "Hey, I want to do that too!" So here I am, still playing guitar, while he is not as great of a friend anymore and stopped playing awhile ago.



Exactly... 4 years ago my friend started playing, and like 2 weeks later i got a starter yamaha rofl.. we Used to play a lot together but now he's super hardcore metal and I'm a bluesman :P so we are still friends.. just jamming is interesting.
#13
My dad plays but he was bad so i made him buy me a guitar so i could show him how its done, no sooner had i got better than him he moved out........
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#15
Quote by PendulousThread
My dad plays but he was bad so i made him buy me a guitar so i could show him how its done, no sooner had i got better than him he moved out........


This made me go "OMG DEJA VU!".

My brother started playing before I did, and kept showing me up with novice songs, so I bought my guitar, and played until (and he denies this) I got better than him, which prompted him to quit. He claims he just hated playing, but that's a crock. Then he tried bass and gave up on that. I wish he would still play.

Sorry about your dad, though.