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My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.

Tags: Bad, Hurt  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken.

Tags: Job, Writing  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I started playing guitar kind of by accident.

Tags: Playing, Started  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

Well, I started writing songs about three years ago when I learned to play the guitar, but I've been singing since I was eleven.

Tags: Learned, Writing  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Whenever I'm on tour and I'm in my hotel room and I'm writing and playing my guitar, I go in the bathroom and I record whatever I'm writing in there. It's just what I love to do.

Tags: Love, Writing  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero.

Tags: Great, Hero  ✍ Author: Vivian Campbell

I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.

Tags: Romantic, Wanted  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.

Tags: Father, Power  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I've got holes in my guitar.

Tags: Holes  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.

Tags: Kids, King  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker.

Tags: Metal, Off  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.

Tags: Fact, Lie  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

To get my sound in the studio, I double guitar tracks, and when it gets to the lead parts, the rhythm drops out, just like it's live. I'm very conscious of that.

Tags: Lead, Sound  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back.

Tags: Dad, Young  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

When I got into music, I wanted to learn guitar just enough to be able to write songs. I wanted to be able to express myself.

Tags: Enough, Music  ✍ Author: Chris Daughtry

For me, something will come in my head and I'll either end up calling my cell phone to record it, or I'll just pick my guitar up and see what comes out. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn't. So there's really no set method behind it.

Tags: End, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Chris Daughtry

In the '90s, guitar solos were dead.

Tags: Dead, Solos  ✍ Author: Chris Daughtry

A trumpet sounds pretty much like a trumpet, and that's true of a lot instruments; pianos sound like pianos, but there's something about the guitar - the range of possibilities is much broader.

Tags: Pretty, True  ✍ Author: The Edge

Running my hands really fast up and down the fretboard... I mean, anybody can do that. It's the Guitar Olympics, and I can't think of anything more pointless.

Tags: Anybody, Mean  ✍ Author: The Edge

I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck.

Tags: Care, Famous  ✍ Author: David Edwards

My father had slowed down playing a little... I was 'round 10 or 12 years old. Every time he put his guitar down, I pick it up.

Tags: Father, Time  ✍ Author: David Edwards

You don't have to play a whole lot of guitar to be a good blues player. Some people plays too much guitar. Stack it on top of each other the way it don't - you're working too fast. Blues not supposed to be played fast. Blues supposed to be played slow. You could kill a man with just one chord.

Tags: Good, Working  ✍ Author: David Edwards

I wouldn't just have other people write songs and me go out and sing it. I would sit down with a guitar and write 11 or 12 good songs for an album and that is gonna take a long time.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

I actually bought a travel guitar, and that guitar is really cool. You can actually fold the guitar, and you can plug headphones into it, but it's acoustic, or semi-acoustic.

Tags: Cool, Travel  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

I like to play video games like 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero.'

Tags: Hero, Rock  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra
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I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.

Tags: Music, Trying  ✍ Author: John Fahey

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: John Fahey

I grew up in the '60s, which was a creative time, so it wasn't that big of a stretch to go from a baseball bat to a guitar to a film camera.

Tags: Baseball, Time  ✍ Author: Abel Ferrara

I've got my own style on the guitar, sure, and I play rhythm in a certain way, and I use certain inflections. People have said that to me, and I understand it.

Tags: Said, Understand  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings.

Tags: Depressing, Parents  ✍ Author: Andrew Garfield

I've been into music for a long time. I started playing drums when I was 8 and piano when I was 10, then bass and guitar when I was 18.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Lukas Haas

I'm really looking forward to it, if you can imagine floating weightless, watching the world pour by through the big bay window of the space station playing a guitar; just a tremendous place to think about where we are in history.

Tags: Forward, History  ✍ Author: Chris Hadfield

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.

Tags: Greatest, Hard  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

To stay a great singer or guitar player, you've got to do it 24/7. That's what I do.

Tags: Great, Stay  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He likes that kind of music.

Tags: Music, Trying  ✍ Author: Merle Haggard

I destroyed a lot of guitars trying to get them to do what I wanted, but I learned something from every guitar I tore apart, and discovered even more things. Things like if the string is not straight from the bridge saddle to the nut, you're going to have friction.

Tags: Learned, Trying  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

I have pictures of me sitting in the racquetball court in my pajamas with an acoustic guitar, and Wolfgang is probably just two-and-a-half-feet tall. I'll never forget the day I saw his foot tapping along in beat! I knew then, I couldn't wait for the day I'd be able to make music with my son. I don't know what more I could ask for.

Tags: Forget, Music  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

And if I would have taken lessons I probably wouldn't have done it, and what forced me to do all this weird stuff on the guitar was I couldn't afford effects pedals, I didn't have all this stuff when I was a kid so I just tried to squeeze all the weird noises I could out of the guitar, which brings me to building guitars.

Tags: Done, Weird  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

Everything I did is because I wanted to do it. If I weren't playing this arena, if I were playing a club, I'd still be doing it because that's what I want to do. I love playing the guitar.

Tags: Love, Wanted  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

I started doing all kinds of weird stuff on the guitar, which became part of my playing. I started doing harmonics and tapping on the guitar and pulling off strings and doing all this weird stuff that no one had ever done before.

Tags: Done, Off  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

If you have a great-sounding guitar that's a quality instrument and a good amp, and you know how to make the guitar talk, that's the key. It starts with the guitar and knowing what it should sound and feel like.

Tags: Good, Talk  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to be emotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I'm very brutal on my instruments, but not all the time.

Tags: Personal, Time  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.

Tags: Age, Took  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.

Tags: Against, Seem  ✍ Author: Kirk Hammett

I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.

Tags: Great, Whole  ✍ Author: Kirk Hammett

With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds.

Tags: Able, Felt  ✍ Author: William Christopher Handy

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

Tags: Hate, Put  ✍ Author: Jimi Hendrix

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.

Tags: Give, Hate  ✍ Author: Jimi Hendrix

I gave guitar lessons. I tried to join bands. My mom always said it was obvious that nothing was going to stop me.

Tags: Mom, Said  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

I played for anybody and everybody from the time I started playing guitar, when I was 10 or 11.

Tags: Playing, Time  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

At the end of the day, if you don't have a record contract, a studio or a guitar, you can still write songs. You're still an artist. That's something no one can take away.

Tags: Away, End  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

I'm not the kind of guy who sits around at home and writes songs. Once in a while I'll pick up a guitar and noodle around, but it's rare.

Tags: Home, Once  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

To be honest, I'm one of the least-technical guitar players around. I just want a guitar to feel good and sound good. That's it, period.

Tags: Good, Honest  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

To me, the guitar is a tool for songwriting, and it's fun, too. The day that it's not fun, that's when I'm not gonna play guitar anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Fun  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

At some point around '94 or '95, 'Rolling Stone' said that guitar rock was dead and that the Chemical Brothers were the future. I think that was the last issue of 'Rolling Stone' I ever bought.

Tags: Future, Rock  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

And they kind of left to find a guitar player at the very end, so you know, I don't really take it as any slight that I wasn't able to play on the record. It's flattering just to play with them period.

Tags: Able, End  ✍ Author: James Iha

You feel this pressure that people will take you more seriously if you play guitar, but I've decided I'm a singer and that's enough.

Tags: Enough, Seriously  ✍ Author: Natalie Imbruglia

I played guitar in a band from when I was about 20 for three years. Then I sang a little. Then I started getting really busy as an actor and forgot about it.

Tags: Busy, Getting  ✍ Author: Michael Imperioli

I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head.

Tags: Done, School  ✍ Author: Jeremy Irons

I never set out to write a certain kind of song, I just play my guitar and see if I catch something.

Tags: Song, Write  ✍ Author: Chris Isaak

My only expenses are probably guitar strings and records.

Tags: Records, Strings  ✍ Author: Chris Isaak

I got my first guitar in October of 1968. I'm self-taught.

Tags: October  ✍ Author: Ernie Isley

Playing guitar is not a beauty contest.

Tags: Beauty, Playing  ✍ Author: Ernie Isley

It's quite similar to guitar solos, only with programming you have to use your brain. The most important thing is that it should have some emotional effect on me, rather than just, 'Oh, that's really clever.'

Tags: Brain, Emotional  ✍ Author: Richard D. James

I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers.

Tags: Music, Remember  ✍ Author: Jam Master Jay

I was a drummer and I played the guitar.

Tags: Drummer, Played  ✍ Author: Jam Master Jay

When you enter the realm of politics, you don't enter it because you want to be popular. When I want to be popular, I pull on a guitar and sing a song.

Tags: Politics, Song  ✍ Author: Wyclef Jean

I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.

Tags: Playing, Sound  ✍ Author: Tom Jenkinson

Well, first I'd want a better vibrato.

Tags: Him, Place  ✍ Author: Terry Kath

My place in Scotland is in the middle of nowhere, so you've just got a keyboard, guitar, a little drum machine and you know if you can work stuff out like that, if you can hammer out songs that sound good just with those three things and a voice, you're on your way.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Jay Kay

I never really trained to be a musician, but I've been playing guitar since I was around, like, 13 years old. For me, the guitar has always been the instrument that I've played. I play a little piano. I taught myself everything by ear. I don't read music at all, which has not really been a hindrance.

Tags: Music, Old  ✍ Author: Steve Kazee

When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling.

Tags: Pick, Truth  ✍ Author: Ray LaMontagne

I won't be able to live without my guitar, my phone or my boots on tour.

Tags: Able, Won  ✍ Author: Skylar Laine

Yeah, my dad bought me a guitar when I was like 10, and I didn't really want it then.

Tags: Dad, Yeah  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

I've probably gone a month or two without playing guitar, just because I've gotten so burnt on it touring all year or whatever.

Tags: Whatever, Year  ✍ Author: Jonny Lang

Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that.

Tags: Since, Time  ✍ Author: Jonny Lang

I consider the guitar a tool for the most part. I do pick up the acoustic now and then, I certainly don't have any routine. Usually the only time I practice is when the band gets together. Hendrix has always been one of my favorite players, but I was a sucker for Nugent in the late 1970's.

Tags: Time, Together  ✍ Author: Ian MacKaye

Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience, I think that the intimacy comes through more. People feel much more connected to the song because there's nothing in the way, and I actually enjoy doing that.

Tags: Enjoy, Song  ✍ Author: Graham Nash

Guitar playing is just something that came to me and is really second nature now.

Tags: Nature, Playing  ✍ Author: Dave Navarro

And I've also come to the conclusion that, as far as guitar solos and things like that are concerned, it's more important to complement the music rather than take away from it.

Tags: Away, Music  ✍ Author: Dave Navarro

The day before my 16th birthday I got my guitar.

Tags: Birthday  ✍ Author: Stevie Nicks

I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.

Tags: Big, Wanted  ✍ Author: Stevie Nicks

Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I'm going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I'd scare you.

Tags: Energy, Year  ✍ Author: Ted Nugent

There is no finer sonic-producing weapon for a guitar slayer than a hand crafter Gibson masterpiece.

Tags: Hand, Weapon  ✍ Author: Ted Nugent

I'm the gun guy, a loud guitar Dirty Harry with a ponytail.

Tags: Gun, Guy  ✍ Author: Ted Nugent

I am the Great White Buffalo and I play an American-made Gibson guitar that can blow your head clean off at 100 paces.

Tags: Great, Off  ✍ Author: Ted Nugent

I had a guitar when I was 6 or 7, a plastic guitar with the Beatles' faces on it. It would be a collector's item now. It would fetch a hefty sum, I imagine.

Tags: Imagine, Plastic  ✍ Author: Gary Oldman

Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone's got their own character, and that's the thing that's amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone's approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it's all valid.

Tags: Another, Character  ✍ Author: Jimmy Page

I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.

Tags: Makes, Unique  ✍ Author: Jimmy Page

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.

Tags: Army, Else  ✍ Author: Jimmy Page

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like.

Tags: Song, Write  ✍ Author: Brad Paisley

Guitar playing isn't really for everybody.

Tags: Everybody, Playing  ✍ Author: Brad Paisley

If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks.

Tags: Fun, Worry  ✍ Author: Brad Paisley

In the early days, I had very little idea about arrangements, and I wrote songs a little flat, as it were, just on an acoustic guitar. They didn't really have quite enough nuance.

Tags: Enough, Idea  ✍ Author: Graham Parker

I was probably 7 years old when I started playing the guitar and writing some serious songs.

Tags: Old, Writing  ✍ Author: Dolly Parton

I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.

Tags: Father, Starting  ✍ Author: Dolly Parton

I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.

Tags: Read, Write  ✍ Author: Suzi Quatro

I'll always do the guitar parts since it's my main instrument.

Tags: Instrument, Since  ✍ Author: Trevor Rabin

Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it, so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately.

Tags: Color, Playing  ✍ Author: Trevor Rabin

Guitar is great for a certain thing, but a piano is so much more expansive.

Tags: Great, Piano  ✍ Author: Mick Ralphs
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