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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it. That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it.
Initially, I just used the guitar as a prop. I'd pose with it in front of a mirror in my Kiss makeup when I was skipping school. Then I figured out how to play the main riff to Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water' on just the E string. Next, my old man showed me how to play barre chords, and that's when things started getting really heavy.
I like to be quiet and play guitar and just chill.
Someone told me the smile on my face gets bigger when I play the guitar.
Sometimes the nicest thing to do with a guitar is just look at it.
I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar - hide in the back and just play.
With a guitar I would be able to express the things I felt in sounds.
William Christopher Handy
I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano.
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.
Flannel shirts, denim, Converse, a guitar, messy hair? That's literally me.
It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing.
My life has been a roller coaster ride, but somehow I've always been able to land on my feet and still play the guitar.
I just go where the guitar takes me.
When I'm having a bad day, I pick up my guitar.
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.
Eddie Van Halen
My first love was the sound of guitar.
I wasn't a jock in school, and by the 10th grade, when I was in boarding school I was carrying water buckets for the girls' hockey team. I was the kid with long hair and glasses and acne trying to learn how to play guitar and piano in the music center. I was not an athlete past the age of 13 or 14 when they start throwing the ball really fast.
Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Rock And Roll
I definitely try to be myself and not try to imitate other performers. That's why I got my music degree. I wanted to be prepared and not be a 'product.' I want people to know that I'm not only a singer but a musician as well. I studied guitar, piano, and composition. I believe that it's just about being myself on and off stage.
The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
When I started writing songs for Temple of the Dog, I went to my room with my acoustic guitar, and I was happy staying in that mode. It was more chordal based and more lyric driven. I enjoyed not making riff-based songs built around a guitar idea.
After months of playing air guitar to 'Free Bird', what really got me into guitar was watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix and picking up the Woodstock soundtrack. Listening to his version of 'Star Spangled Banner' and 'Purple Haze.' My brother played acoustic guitar and, idolising him, I thought, 'I'm going to get a guitar.'
Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I'm just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.
One of my biggest thrills for me still is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.
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