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V3N0M3333  
18 Jun 2011 09:36 | Quote
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what got you started playing guitar?

before i started playing guitar i was a guitar hero freak for about 2 years. i owned an acoustic, but i only used to do a bunch of bs acting like i can play....it was actually very boring and i would rather play the game. but then 1 day i was talking to my cousin about how honored some people(slash, tom morello, other ppl on gh3) must have felt to be asked to be on a game about guitars.....from then on i decided i wanted to be so good on real guitar that i would be asked to be featured on a gh game and i asked my father to teach me

thats not my motivation to play guitar anymore but it would still be cool. now i want to get in the top 10 list of the fastest guitarist in the world
DanielM  
18 Jun 2011 09:49 | Quote
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Achilles last stand.

Seriously it blew my 10 year old mind apart and replaced it with 6 strings of power.

Didn't manage to get a guitar till I was 14 but Led Zeppelin was the first band I tried to learn songs and riffs from religiously.
BodomBeachTerror  
18 Jun 2011 12:37 | Quote
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I was taking guitar lessons for quite awhile, but I didn't really take it seriously until I heard this

Ozzfan486  
18 Jun 2011 12:50 | Quote
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My mom bought me Blizzard of Ozz and I listened to it for like 2 weeks straight. Randy's playing blew me away, and I told my parents I wanted to start playing guitar.
Empirism  
18 Jun 2011 13:11 | Quote
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To get chicks.
thatguitarguy  
18 Jun 2011 13:30 | Quote
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@emp: exactly! lol.
no I was bored one day and realized that I wasnt good at anything other than video games so I thought I'd try music. And when it came to choosing the instrument, my sister started guitar lessons in school so my mom got her one and she dropped the class and gave the guitar to me.
gshredder2112  
18 Jun 2011 13:40 | Quote
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@ozzfan Same for me! Execpt i got diary of a madman...

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BodomBeachTerror  
18 Jun 2011 13:42 | Quote
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Empirism says:
To get chicks.


is there any other reason to do anything? ;)
gshredder2112  
18 Jun 2011 16:20 | Quote
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V3N0M3333 says:
thats not my motivation to play guitar anymore but it would still be cool. now i want to get in the top 10 list o guitarist in the world

Line starts behind me ^_^

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Empirism  
18 Jun 2011 16:36 | Quote
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BodomBeachTerror says:
is there any other reason to do anything? ;)!


not that I know
macandkanga  
18 Jun 2011 21:03 | Quote
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When I was about 12 or 13, older brother bought a Strat and an amp. Nuff said.
Domigan_Lefty  
18 Jun 2011 21:54 | Quote
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I played it in elementary school band.
8 years later I remembered I could play and stopped by Guitar Center and got an epiphone for my birthday.
tinyskateboard  
18 Jun 2011 22:39 | Quote
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I got tired of not playing guitar.

And wanted to play Maggot Brain or any Eddie Hazel licks.
V3N0M3333  
18 Jun 2011 23:56 | Quote
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@emp thats the #1 reason for anything :)

and @gs ill be there pretty soon so wait 4 me....i need to upload a video
gshredder2112  
18 Jun 2011 23:58 | Quote
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@v3 Sounds good dude,ill get a bucket to catch my face as it melts ^_=

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AlexB  
19 Jun 2011 00:54 | Quote
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I had this friend...we were algaing competing against eachother to be better in everything,he was better @ school,i was a cooler guy,then he got a guitar,and i HAD to be better than him,so i got mine,the rest is history x)
gshredder2112  
19 Jun 2011 01:51 | Quote
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So you won alex?Or is he like some shred monster?

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Guitarslinger124  
19 Jun 2011 06:27 | Quote
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When I was 10 my dad bought my first guitar. It was a cheap Yamaha classical git; cost $50. I didn't take it too seriously. But when I was 13 all my friends started playing guitar. So, naturally, I picked up playing bass. A few years later I picked up the git again.
GuitarGeorge  
19 Jun 2011 07:48 | Quote
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I was 13 years old and had played the piano for some years, I was attending a music school and there someone introduced me to Jimi Hendrix... :)
JustJeff  
19 Jun 2011 09:57 | Quote
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Freshman year of college. Impulse buy. Made really good friends with this girl who played violin and she offered to help teach me guitar. Bought a used Epiphone and loved it.

From there, I saw a few videos of guys like Andy McKee, Don Ross, Michael Hedges, and Chet Atkins, and I just took off with fingerstyle music.

Bottom line, the only reason why I'm still here is because it's fun.
V3N0M3333  
19 Jun 2011 13:23 | Quote
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cool, jeff.

do you play classical music too? cuz thats the only time i use finger style but i really kinda suck at it so i just try to learn the "lead part" of classical songs. also, do you use your pinky??
JustJeff  
19 Jun 2011 13:30 | Quote
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I'm not classically oriented at all. I use my pinky as an anchor like most non-classical stupid people do. It's a habit I can't get out of.

I've been trying to stop.
tinyskateboard  
19 Jun 2011 15:45 | Quote
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I thought classical did not use the pinky, P-I-M-A is index through ring...am I mis-informed?
JustJeff  
19 Jun 2011 16:09 | Quote
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Nope, you're right. But any purist classical guitarist would cringe at the sight of the pinky being used as an anchor.
gshredder2112  
19 Jun 2011 16:17 | Quote
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>.< I achor pinky when hybrid picking(see banjo roll lesson)
Finger style-classical- anchor.
fingerstyle country and blues- dont anchor.

P-I-M-A-P

mmm pie-map xd

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p.s. most flamenco guitairs just use thumb,first,maby middle.
thatguitarguy  
19 Jun 2011 17:30 | Quote
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I only use my thumb, index, middle and pinky.
P-I-M-P PIMP. lol

no I only use my thumb index and middle fingers really. Im not very good at finger picking.
harleyofdoom  
19 Jun 2011 19:28 | Quote
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An explosion at a nuclear power plant gave me radioactive rock'n'roll powers so I figured it would be a waste not to take up guitar.
RA  
19 Jun 2011 23:00 | Quote
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the standard technique is to not use your pinky but there no rules against it and many techniques require it. The issue with it is that the pinky is small and requires a repositioning of the hand into less then Ideal positions especially in timbre terms. The most obvious and easily understood need, would be; what if a five voiced chord showed up, your going to be needing that pinky now wont you.

as for flamenco, they aggressively use all digits. plucking aside, any decent rasgueado technique requires it, and rasqueado is the corner stone of flamenco.


as for why I got started, just kind of happened. lame answer I know but I really don't know why I started ( i thought real hard about too) it just kind of ended up in my hand and I went with it.
V3N0M3333  
20 Jun 2011 00:59 | Quote
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yea i thought you didnt have to use your pinky. now i know i was right.

@RA that was my goal in this thread. to make you think back.


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