The Top 10 Reasons to Play Guitar

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PlankSpank

Its almost a form of meditation you can truly lose yourself whilst playing and create instant karma!

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loral

Posted 10/02/2014 at 12:55pm | by Guitar World Staff

And people commented as far back as October 2011... Amazing!

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loral

A *long* time ago, Guitar Player magazine had an article that when you read it, seemed serious, then you got that it was sort of a joke.

It had to do with something along the lines that playing guitar was a relaxation method, not by what you were playing, but the pressure of the strings on your fingertips was like Shiatsu.

I was really buying into the article, and going, "yeah, that's how it works for me", and then I'm.. "hey, wait a minute".

Still remember that to this day.

Note: before posting, I did a Google search, and it may be the June 1980 issue with Alex Lifeson on the cover.

Reyna Taylor

I play for the Idols section of this article. John Frusciante, Former RHCP guitarist, has been an influence on me up to this day. He's the reason why I play guitar now. His emotions when he solos, are just hitting me like a ton of bricks. He's just that good and love that about him :) Also, John's inspiration is a big one on me too. He uses my favorite effect pedal, The Wah Pedal, and he makes the guitar wail, sing, and of course, CRY. He's a HUGE influence on me. That's the reason I still play guitar today. He's my IDOL!!!!!

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redstrat8

YOU PLAY SO YOU WANT HAVE TO GET A JOB AND THE CHICKS LOVE IT.

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danmar

"07. Improve Your Vocabulary" Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sorry! My stomach hurts now!

strat714

Nietzsche and Nigel in one article. Wow!

cool182guy

GW, I really thought you were going to provide some GOOD solid educational or social benefits of learning to play the guitar, not a sarcastic lack of substance article. You guys are usually good about those things. I expect more!

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Gee Halen

Upon the picture added to this post, the list has to go to 11.

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erndawggy (not verified)

You guys need to learn the arcane meaning of the word SHRED! You listed SRV and Jimi Hendrix as shredders!

circle35

i play for all 10 of those reasons

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