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The Life of Guitarists—According to Hollywood

Guitarits deal with things that non-musicians just don’t understand. This camaraderie is a special bond that is acknowledged but not typically discussed.

Various experiences in our lives can make us tremble with anger, jump for joy or feel genuine pain—but our non-guitar-playing chums will never know what we're experiencing.

It is with this in mind that I present a special compilation of pop culture references that bridge the gap between musicians and non-musicians in order to breakdown the barriers of communication.

Your non-musical friends will know what you want to do to that guy who won’t turn his amp down in the guitar store, or why you’re so distraught after you get a ding on your brand-new guitar.

Furthermore, they will appreciate the suffering you endure each time you watch Guthrie Govan play guitar, or, what’s worse, after you try to learn a Guthrie Govan solo. While music is indeed the universal language, some people are visual learners, so if you want to tell somebody what it’s really like to live the life of a guitar player, you can show them the video below.

Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win. His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.