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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by bigbluesballs, Jul 13, 2018.
Why do YOU play guitar in the first place?
In the first place, I was 18 years old and just really really wanted to know how to play. In the second place I was 19 though about 24-25 and was in it for both the music and the girls. Then I met my wife and I was just in it for playing around the house and then we had kids and I had a career and I went for 30 years of barely playing at all.
NOW, I play, mostly on my own, because it's something that gets me totally out of my head, out of the news that makes me crazy, that puts me in a creative space where stuff just flows in the moment. On some days nothing happens but occasionally something like low grade magic happens. Nobody else may hear it, but I hear it and feel it. It's something to do that I always enjoy and will ALWAYS continue to challenge me.
Because of a dare.
It’s been so long I can’t remember...
Guitar is the instrument I'm using to try and understand music.
I want to wrap my head around something so abstract and intangible and on some level speak through it.
The relaxation, expression, its my escape.
I was, still am, a drummer. Back in the day, most of my mates were guitarists. When I went round their houses, there was a guitar there. They could practice at home, I couldn’t. Just picked it up over the years and then, around ten years ago, got fed up lugging a kit about and joined a guitar club. Sort of went from there
It makes me happy.
I am into happy and I don't like sad...
I was playing clarinet (badly) in the family band when my brother got drafted in 1964 and the guitar became available. Literally picked it up and just started playing. Been polishing up my technique and tone ever since.
because i didnt get many girls playing the sax in marching band.
guitars a little different.
edit.....see above post.
A lifelong desire that I couldn't indulge while I was raising a family.
Because I need to.
This...I couldn't remember if I loved him more or the guitar. At this point I think Elvis was in the ground but it was the first I discovered him and I absolutely adored both....
Jeff Beck version of Going Down was the final straw
“Let that boy boogie woogie. ‘Cause it’s him. And it’s got to get out!”
There was the chick factor but it quickly became the challenge of playing "well" for my own personal satisfaction. Sure I like compliments but I'm my biggest critic and fan (when it sounds good).
I liked listening to rock and roll music.
I can play rock and roll music if I learned how to play guitar.