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Old 08-08-2019, 08:45 AM
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“You’ve got to really want to learn to play, cause your fingers don’t want to do what they’re told. “ Mark Knopfler
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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I promise already mentioned this one, but it's one of my faves:

"Oh no, my wife just discovered you can change strings on a guitar!"

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Old 09-06-2019, 04:00 PM
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Thinking about the comment about "you must have a good guitar/came4ra/ whatever, which kinda indicates an assumption that the guitar kinda plays itself, there is a comment that I've heard one too many times this year (and as you can see my mediocre playing abilities in my Y/T videos)

This is the comment : "I wish I could play guitar like you!" ... it's not because I'm great, (I know my limitations) although I can sell a song, but its the implication that one is just "lucky" to do what you do, without considering that it has taken many hours of effort, determination, and dedication.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:08 PM
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Thinking about the comment about "you must have a good guitar/came4ra/ whatever, which kinda indicates an assumption that the guitar kinda plays itself, there is a comment that I've heard one too many times this year (and as you can see my mediocre playing abilities in my Y/T videos)

This is the comment : "I wish I could play guitar like you!" ... it's not because I'm great, (I know my limitations) although I can sell a song, but its the implication that one is just "lucky" to do what you do, without considering that it has taken many hours of effort, determination, and dedication.
So true. The listener almost never appreciates the thousands of hours one put into practicing.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:33 PM
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This is the comment : "I wish I could play guitar like you!"
I made much of my living as a writer for many years. Another writer said, many years ago in his magazine column: "Someone said to me recently, 'Id' like to write a book.' Actually, he meant "I'd like to have written a book!'"

Having written a number of books, I know he spoke truth!

It's taken me thousands of hours to become the mediocre guitar player I am today!
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not quite a worthy quote, but this gave me a chuckle ...

A woman is on trial for assaulting her husband by beating him with his guitars ... the Judge asks “First offender?” ... she replies, “No your Honor, first a Gibson, then a Fender ...”

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Old 09-07-2019, 05:05 PM
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My first guitar tutor had the words " I suffered for my music, now it's your turn..." sign written in small letters around the edge of her guitar.....
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:12 PM
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Saw Jackson Browne during a solo tour a few years ago. He had 28 acoustic guitars on stands behind him. At one point, between songs, a woman in the audience yelled "how many guitars do you need?!" He chuckled and said "just one more!"
On JB's Solo Acoustic CD he tells an anecdote that Stephen Stills was the first person he knew that had so many guitars that he needed a truck to transport them between shows. JB thought that was so decadent, but admitted that he just didn't understand [the need to have so many guitars]...
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I grew up listening to my brother play classical guitar and I remember him saying that his instructor told him at his first lesson. "The guitar is the easiest instrument to play but the hardest to play well".
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:11 PM
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The left hand is knowledge, the right is emotion.
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A quote from “Outside The Gates Of Eden” by Lewis Shiner:

Cole (to his guitar) - “I did all this for YOU!”


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Old 09-22-2019, 04:48 AM
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The left hand is knowledge, the right is emotion.
Yep. I always tell students:

Your left hand is what you know; your right hand is who you are.
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Someone told Chet Atkins, "Man, that guitar sure sounds good!" Chet then put the guitar on the floor and asked him, "Ok, how does it sound now?"
My mother once told me that my camera took beautiful pictures.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:28 AM
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‘No one is learning properly to play the vihuela, but every stable boy and manservant thinks he’s a musician when he strums a guitar”
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