Quotations on Guitar

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At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
- Gregg Allman
(Keywords: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
- Jeff Ament
(Keywords: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer - just a singer.
- Eddy Arnold
(Keywords: Time, Country, Guitar, Want)

I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.
- Jeff Beck
(Keywords: People, Guitar, Sound, Will, Years)

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
- Adrian Belew
(Keywords: Age, Guitar, Play, Songs)

I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up.
- George Benson
(Keywords: Future, Guitar, Musicians, Theories)

My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.
- George Benson
(Keywords: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me.
- Edie Brickell
(Keywords: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Money, Time, Birthday, Father, Guitar, Interest, Play)

Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching.
- Gary Burton
(Keywords: Artist, Guitar, Musicians, Saying)

What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
- Geezer Butler
(Keywords: Life, Guitar, Influence, Play, Want)

I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement.
- Gary Cherone
(Keywords: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

I mean, the sound of an amplified guitar in a room full of people was so hypnotic and addictive to me, that I could cross any kind of border to get on there.
- Eric Clapton
(Keywords: People, Guitar, Sound)

I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle.
- Guy Clark
(Keywords: Talent, Guitar, Writer, Years)

Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it.
- Bootsy Collins
(Keywords: Business, Home, Guitar, Years)

I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
- Phil Collins
(Keywords: Brother, Guitar, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there's not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other.
- Shawn Colvin
(Keywords: First, Guitar, Separation, Singing)

I like to play guitar, jam out, play the blues, go watch movies. I love movies.
- Dane Cook
(Keywords: Love, Movies, Guitar, Play)

A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
- Caroline Corr
(Keywords: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert.
- Elvis Costello
(Keywords: Music, Guitar, Man, Mind, Play)

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
- Graham Coxon
(Keywords: Folk, Guitar, Martin, Possession)

There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
- Graham Coxon
(Keywords: Time, People, Guitar, Play)

Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
- Peter Criss
(Keywords: Flies, Flying, Guitar, Space)

So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it.
- Catie Curtis
(Keywords: Day, Guitar, Writing)

You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker.
- Roger Daltrey
(Keywords: Being, Guitar, Play)

I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.
- Evan Dando
(Keywords: Lie, Fact, Guitar, Play)

A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.
- Charlie Daniels
(Keywords: Music, Time, Friend, Day, Guitar, Old)

When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I'd rather play with.
- Michael Davis
(Keywords: Being, Guitar, Play, Profession, World)

When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.
- Kim Deal
(Keywords: Love, Music, Guitar, Hate, Name, Writers)

My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.
- Gavin DeGraw
(Keywords: Dad, Guitar, Play, Want)

I mean, I can sit down with a guitar, and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
- Jackie DeShannon
(Keywords: Fact, Guitar, Songs)

I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: Dad, Guitar, Play, Right)

I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music.
- Stephen Dorff
(Keywords: Love, Music, Guitar, Play)

So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
- John Entwistle
(Keywords: Age, Time, Guitar, Pretty)

In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
- Kevin Eubanks
(Keywords: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

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.
- John Fahey
(Keywords: Music, Guitar, Listening, Trying)

I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors.
- Mike Figgis
(Keywords: Actors, Guitar, Play)

The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man - that's what I love.
- Richard Fleeshman
(Keywords: Love, Music, Character, Guitar, Man)

I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist.
- Richard Fleeshman
(Keywords: Music, Time, Artist, Guitar, Mind, Play, Want)

My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
- Dan Fogelberg
(Keywords: Dancing, First, Girls, Guitar, Old, Trees)

I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners.
- John Fogerty
(Keywords: Cheating, Guitar, Mind, Play, Thinking)

So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all.
- Steve Forbert
(Keywords: Attention, Guitar, Right)

Except for a few guitar chords, everything I've learned in my life that is of any value I've learned from women.
- Glenn Frey
(Keywords: Life, Women, Guitar, Value)

I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument.
- Bill Frisell
(Keywords: Music, Time, Guitar, Possibilities)

And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old.
- John Frusciante
(Keywords: Time, Being, Feeling, Guitar, Old, Years)

I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion.
- Lucas Grabeel
(Keywords: African, Guitar, Play)

The guitar is a much more efficient machine than a computer. More responsive.
- Colin Greenwood
(Keywords: Computer, Guitar, Machine)

The rest of the band were basically friends, So it was me following them around and begging them to let me be in their band for two or three years. And they finally let me in on the harmonica, actually, and then the keyboards, and finally the guitar.
- Jonny Greenwood
(Keywords: Friends, Guitar, Rest, Years)

Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved - and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it.
- Jonny Greenwood
(Keywords: People, Day, Doubt, End, Fate, Guitar, Mind, Now, Right, Songs, Will)



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