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What made you want to be a musician?

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  1. Smokey3

    Smokey3 Strat-Talker

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    I grew up with my Grandpa and his friends getting together every Saturday night and playing music and getting drunk. I just started bugging him to show me how to play and be did.
     
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    RJ Squirrel Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice guy.:thumb: At the time, my dad's friends were training gaited horses. Bill knew of them and had watched them work their horses in the show ring. Their horses were so smooth to ride, that you could drink a cup of coffee, while in the saddle, as they go through their paces, and not spill a drop. Watching those horses, it's as if they were floating around the ring. Their bodies never exhibited any vertical up and down movement. They just glided around the ring.
     
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  3. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Senior Stratmaster

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    My dad was always playing great music in the house. Always watching great concerts. I was 5 when Eric Clapton did the Unplugged concert which we had on repeat that year... so that was a MAJOR influence. He got me a Dakota Red Squire Strat pack when I was 12. That was 20 years ago and I haven't put it down since.
     
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    guitartwonk Senior Stratmaster

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    To become a billionaire and get instant world fame and hundreds of hot women.

    Yeah, I know: ROFL.

    Truth is, I'm not totally sure, but here's what it did get me:

    [ul]
    [li]Lifelong friends[/li]
    [li]A sense of belonging to a community[/li]
    [li]Creative gratification[/li]
    [li]A sense of purpose[/li]
    [li]Tinnitus[/li]
    [li]Credit card balances that don't wanna shift[/li]
    [/ul]

    But best of all...

    I met my smart sexy wife at a gig and as a result I have a crazy daughter who's interested in music too.

    So, on balance, I'm pretty pleased with it all.
     
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  5. Polarbear

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    Musician is a stretch! But Hendrix for sure.
     
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    I sung in church as a kid. Solo's. I watched Hee Haw with grandfather and Lawrence Welk. And all the other music shows. Glen Campbell. BB King and others. I had a synthesizer as a kid. The Casio cheap synthesizer. My dad gave me a acoustic guitar. The church gave me a free offset from the 1960's a off brand used. Donny Osmond and his family. The Osmonds are so nice. You should get to know them personaly. They love every one. Elvis.
     
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  7. AncientAx

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    I’ve only ever been called a musician one time . Back in the early 80’s I was young and flat ass broke and needed cash , I took my guitar and amp to local pawn shop and the owner said “Ahhh , another starving musician “ I did get them out of hock ! :D
     
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  8. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    For some time it seemed to me that a guitar could be something like the staff of Moses with which I could take water from rock. It could also be like a Viking's hammer with which I could hit people on the head. The nice thing is that it will always be there for me whenever I have the chance of being Moses, Viking or just Strumming Ol' Dad.
     
  9. CigBurn

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    I was pretty darn young when I realized that certain songs made me feel things. Whether it was old shep, puff the magic dragon or whatever I knew that making music put you somewhere much the same as reading a good book, an emotional dream state that existed outside of the current moment. Then as a kid seeing some guys down the street playing Gary Lewis and the playboys songs, or the ventures.. pretty much sold me on the concept.

    Raked some yards and earned enough to get an $18 sears acoustic.. cut some lawns and earned enough to get a Teisco del ray. And it all went from there.

    Edit: Context for you youngins..

     
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  10. Stratoman10

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    It makes my mouth feel all minty fresh. Oh wait, I just brushed my teeth, that must be it. :p

    I just liked the way guitars sounded. So at the ripe old age of 18 I got one
     
  11. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    I never wanted to be a musician, I therefore became a drummer.
     
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    I would hardly call myself a musician, more like a guy with a guitar.


    It was probably Metallica that inspired me to pick up the guitar and then the bass. Somewhere around 1989 at 14 yrs old, give or take.
     
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    Hee Haw made me notice electric guitars. And we had a acoustic for decration setting on a shelf. I got a toy fiddle. Toy dollar guitars that fit in your pocket.

    John Stamos played BC Riches on Full House and made playing the guitar seem so much fun. Glen, Roy, BB King, John Stamos And Chet played complicated licks like the hard acid rockers. And made you appreciate that.

    MTV made you notice Twisted Sister, Poision, 80's music, Air Suply. Being born in 1975 you noticed Bee Gees, Dr Hook. Claissic 5 with Dennis Yost. England Dan & John Ford Coley and love smoth mello 1970's.

    Cosby Show let me know of Jazz music. I love it. When they play Bee Gees, Elvis, Beatles and others to Jazz music. and orginal jazz as well.

    Church made you love gospel music. My pastor dad played Blue Grass and Blue Grass gospel.

    I was influnced by so much and so many people.
     
  14. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    I never wanted to be a musician. I just played guitar because I liked playing guitar. Still hardly consider myself a musician because I don’t make a living off of it but 16 years later I still love playing guitar and hardly go a day without playing. :)
     
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    Watching Glen Campbell and Johnny Cash when they had variety shows on TV
     
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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Im not sure. I dont think I am. I just love music so much.
     
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  17. Lost Sailor

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    I was raised on jazz, and always wanted to play something (anything). When I was a little kid, I remember trying to play bass with a rubber band near my ear. I played percussions, drums, bass, guitar, and now beating my brains trying to get left hand/right hand coordination with keyboards.
    I never could understand wind instruments but would love to play sax.
     
  18. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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    Want had nuthin to do with it. More of a calling
     
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  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sheer perversity... :D
     
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