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#1
Earlier today, one of my non-music friends asked me what it's like to play guitar and revolve most of your life around it. It took me awhile to think of a good answer, but I ended up with

"It's sort of like playing an MMORPG. You start out terrible, but when you practice you get better and better. You gain new techniques and skills, but ultimately, there is no real end to it.. And there is definitely a very heavy grind, so it isn't for the easily bored."

How would YOU describe guitar playing to a non-guitarist?
#5
it's like masturbating... running your hand up and down a hard piece of wood until you end up with a mess nobody wants to see
#6
It might sound pit-like, but once you get into playing and you get fairly good, it's like sex, only better.
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#11
i would describe it as a million microscopic kittens tickling my balls
...because the last thing the world needs is another metal guitarist.

Me.

My band.

I like Fall Out Boy. I don't like you.
#14
F*ck, now im going to feel like such a nerd everytime i pick up my guitar. especially if i start playing power metal

Somebody asked me whats it like playing live, i just said it was the best feeling ever, and that you cant really understand it until you do it. like sex.
#15
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"Cool"

^ This.
[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']^ This man knows everything.

Seriously, don't even try and question him, he'll rip your face off with his awesomeness alone.
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#16
Quote by kennyvspenny
i would describe it as a million microscopic kittens tickling my balls



Let's be honest, this is the best answer so far.

Before reading that I'd have just said it's like you practising for football except you don't touch dudes.


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#17
Quote by smb
"Like bass but for people who can't handle a large instrument"

"Like bass, but for people who can handle a meaningful instrument"

(Just kidding, bass players)
#18
Quote by kennyvspenny
i would describe it as a million microscopic kittens tickling my balls




oh my gosh dude.. that was freakin' hilarious XD
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#19
Playing guitar is like having a dick made out of chocolate that ejaculates money.


ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH

THE GAME
#20
I use the same saying everytime.

"Guitar hero is like masturbation, and REAL guitar is just sweet, sweet, sex."
IMAGINE.
#21
Someting likke.... FASTER TOM!!!! RUN!!!!!

haha but no probably like "it's hard to explain bro just try it."
GO YANKEES!
#22
Quote by smb
"Like bass but for people who can't handle a large instrument"

That would make perfect sense to a non-musician....
#23
Quote by JD267
Playing guitar is like having a dick made out of chocolate that ejaculates money.


...Dare I say it?

....OH YES.


SIGGED.
#25
Its like playing any other instrument: unoriginal and boring.
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I like this guy's thinking.
#26
Quote by PinguinLeader
Its like playing any other instrument: unoriginal and boring.

We have a traiter in the camp. Alert the kremlin!

"What the **** is it?"
"Sir, i believe it may be what we call a... a bassist"
"Bastards"
#27
Quote by PinguinLeader
Its like playing any other instrument: unoriginal and boring.

You are a cynical, satirical, sadistic, heartless, sardonic, mocking, demotivating, derisive, scathing, contemptuous, disdainful, scornful and condescending guy.
#28
Quote by kennyvspenny
i would describe it as a million microscopic kittens tickling my balls

sigged
#29
Quote by GeneralGrim
"It's sort of like playing an MMORPG. You start out terrible, but when you practice you get better and better. You gain new techniques and skills, but ultimately, there is no real end to it.. And there is definitely a very heavy grind, so it isn't for the easily bored."


Aye, once you hit a certain point into your playing where everything opens up, that equates having the airship.

You can upgrade and customise weapons and armour (guitars and amps)

You can do limit breaks (adrenaline rush!)

And the guy on the front of Shogun: Total War looks Korean, not Japanese.
#32
It's like fingering a minor. Mainly because you can, in fact finger a minor.
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#34
Quote by JD267
Playing guitar is like having a dick made out of chocolate that ejaculates money.


totally freakin sigged!
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Your post was the only bright spot in this disgusting piece of thread.

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You have balls. I like balls....(awkward silence)

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I waited for the rape.

...


...but the rape never came
#35
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totally freakin sigged!
Clearly you've never been on 4chan

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A kid took a fetal pig during pig dissection, put a napkin on it as a cape, wrote "super pig" on it, then threw it out the window onto the greenhouse below, yelling "super pig, blast off!". He failed the pig lab
#36
Quote by JD267
Playing guitar is like having a dick made out of chocolate that ejaculates money.


this just blew my ****ing mind its so exactly right
#37
making love to music except ur guitar is your penis and your amp is the orgasm and...

its ****ing fun alright there
#38
I simply just say this "This is a guitar. You put your fingers on these strings. You can play different notes at the same time to make a chord. You put chords together to make a song."

Or

"Its fun but you really have to practice at every chance you get to get decent"
If Rock is a life-style, then Metal's an addiction

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#39
It's like holding the power to destroy thousands of childhoods in ur hands, it gives u the ability to slice open someones mind and give it a colonoscapy!
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