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#1
I was just wondering what made you think about playing guitar for the first time.

For me it goes like this ;

I was up late one night watching music videos on scuzz, i remember walk this way - Aerosmith & Run DMC being on the television, and i thought to myself ' i wish i could play that riff! ' and i set a goal to play guitar a year and during that time I'd try and learn this riff.

Little did i know i would learn it within a week.

So Pit, how'd you get started?


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#5
because stfu Vinnie5
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#6
rainbow - long live rock n roll.

my sole reason for picking up a guitar.
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#7
My friend played guitar so I decided to try and learn bass for a bit of a difference....I hated it, so I traded it in for a guitar and loved it.
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#12
My grandfather is a classical guitarist, so I was interested in that, then I started playing electric, and then I finally graduated to bass =)
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i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

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#14
Its the most expressive instrument to me and has so many emotions and feeling's to it. The guitar has evertything, the body can sense.

Smell (yes vintage guitars and new guitars smell sweet, They leave that smell on your fingers:P)
Feeling when playing them
Listening to them and making them sound good
Looking at the is awesome, pieces of art
#16
I saw my brother's guitar sitting in his room and I wanted to try and play it. And now I'm better than him and he doesn't play anymore.
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#18
my dad plays guitar and when i was younger i was very very competative so i took up guitar just to be better than my dad :$
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#21
It got me out of lessons for 10 years...
but I learnt properly because I listened to sweet child o' mine and thought EPIC
So set about learning licks and riffs, steadily progressing to solos
Though I'm still intimidated by learning solos

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#23
Because my mate is a drummer and like 4 of my mates are guitarists so I started bass.
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#24
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#25
I wanted to play drums and my mum was like noooo they are too loud play guitar instead. 8 years later she now comes downstairs almost every day shouting "TURN IT DOWN!!!"
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#28
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My grandfather is a classical guitarist, so I was interested in that, then I started playing electric, and then I finally graduated to bass =)


you dont "graduate" to bass. you get thrown back 4 grades and put in the stupid class.


for me - it was a long boring summer a couples years back and i found a guitar in the attic. i played to fight boredom, and slowly became a rock god.
#30
I saw the DVD Linkin Park - Live In Texas and i thought to myself "that's what i want to do. I want to play music" and my school was starting a free after-school program to teach guitar so i took and I've never regretted it.
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#33
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you dont "graduate" to bass. you get thrown back 4 grades and put in the stupid class.


for me - it was a long boring summer a couples years back and i found a guitar in the attic. i played to fight boredom, and slowly became a rock god.


Thanks fo rthe typical guitarist answer. I didn't mean that in a way to belittle guitar, I just meant that I primarliy play bass now because I enjoy it more and there's more feeling involved.
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#34
A variety of reasons. I loved watching people play, and love John Frusciante and Slash, they really inspired me to learn how to play. My best friend was starting at the time as well. And I love the sound of a guitar. I mean, I could listen to John Frusciante or any of my other favourite players play for ages.

For me, it's kinda hard to pin down one reason.

EDIT: And as I grew up and discovered girls, I found that girls dig musicians. Although that wasn't a reason for me to start.
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#35
The film "crossroads" with ralph maccio in. I watched it and said to myself "If I still want to play in 2 months i will." then rock school with gene simmons came on and i was ready!!
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#36
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you dont "graduate" to bass. you get thrown back 4 grades and put in the stupid class.


for me - it was a long boring summer a couples years back and i found a guitar in the attic. i played to fight boredom, and slowly became a rock god.


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#37
Two words. Iron Maiden. Jeez those guys were cool.
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#38
Cuz I had ADD and my parents found that when I play guitar i was mostly calm for like 30mins afterwords (4th grade)
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#40
guitar hero II inspired me? i guess that's some rebuttal for the "stop playing a game and pick up a real guitar" sayers.
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