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I had this big thing about guitar harmonies.
I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record.
That was an achievement.
- Brian May

I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't
know how to do the way I could,
and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.
- Rick Derringer

My brother is an excellent songwriter,
and I play guitar and drums.
- Jeremy London

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

 

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use
for school once I discovered the guitar.
- Rick Springfield

I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music.
- Stephen Dorff

The only time it dominates is during a solo,
or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals.
There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
- Alan Price

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I learned to tune a guitar by ear.
That method has served me pretty well.
- Charley Pride

I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age
9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by
blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself.
- Johnny Winter

I'll sit around and play my guitar; that's how I write tunes.
- Otis Rush

I didn't want to take the guitar solos down note-for-note,
but more or less use them as a map, and keep all the
hooks from the guitar playing,
and let myself come through.
- Brian Setzer

From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture,
thanks mostly to the Beatles.
- Pat Metheny

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

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar.
I love that damn instrument.
- Steve Vai

I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead
singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time.
- Lita Ford

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it.
He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did.
He had never known before then what could happen to your money.
- Paul McCartney

I don't recall getting a first guitar.
- Ronnie Montrose

As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Before, I was terrified on stage.
I only play guitar during the acoustic songs.
After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd,
like Elvis.
- Andy Gibb

There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days;
a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes,
trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar.
- John Fogerty

I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive.
I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something.
- Tommy Bolin

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

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

I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players.
- Robin Trower

Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
- Roger McGuinn

I've always thought that the act of playing the guitar
was the act of trying to make a point of playing the guitar.
- Mick Ronson

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

What I do now is all my dad's fault,
because he bought me a guitar as a boy,
for no apparent reason.
- Rod Stewart

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

When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle.
There were no composers writing for the guitar,
be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists.
- Andres Segovia

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

Chet Atkins...
is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.
- Charley Pride

I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present,
and went from there.
- Robin Trower

It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me,
when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out
of my mouth that wasn't there before.
- James Taylor

My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers.
- Tom Chapin

My first love was the sound of guitar.
- Boz Scaggs

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

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

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

I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed.
- Dustin Diamond

And then I got into sports and gave my guitar to my
brother Jeff who was just a little kid at that time.
- Beau Bridges

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi
guitar to arrive next year.
- Adrian Belew

When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to
the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings.
I was only 6 or 7.
- Les Paul

I never had a real job either.
I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar.
- Vivian Campbell

I sing and play guitar and harmonica.
I've been doing it for a long time.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back.
He's overrated.
- Ritchie Blackmore

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
- Brian May

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

A wah-wah is important as well.
I love it; it makes the guitar scream.
- Robin Trower

I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar
or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
- Martin Gore

Artie travels all the time.
The rehearsals were just miserable.
Artie and I fought all the time.
He didn't want to do the show with my band;
he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
- Paul Simon

I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
It's fragile.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

If you make it sound too much like a synth,
it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth.
- Daisy Berkowitz

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

I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.
- Adam Jones

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.
- John Fahey

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.
- Gary Oldman

I was a guitar player first off.
- Boz Scaggs

But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.
- Midge Ure

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

It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

There was just no way I could leave this little Martin
guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon,
and expect to find it there when I got back.
- Steve Forbert

Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive,
and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
- Paul Weller

T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
- Johnny Winter

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

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.
- Jimmy Page

Enthusiasm is everything.
It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
- Pele

My guitar is not a thing.
It is an extension of myself.
It is who I am.
- Joan Jett

We didn't have any instruments, so I had to use my guitar.
- Maybelle Carter


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