As guitar players, we’re united by feelings and experiences that non-musicians just can’t understand.
Typically, the first things that come to mind when discussing a subject like this would be “that feeling” when you’re on stage ripping an epic guitar solo, the satisfaction of finally nailing a Steve Vai lick or the moment you purchase your dream guitar.
What’s less obvious, but even more potent, however, are the failures that we endure as guitar players. From breaking a brand-new guitar string during the re-stringing process to silencing your own thrash metal session by accidentally stomping on your guitar cable, guitarists have to deal with a lot of little speed bumps on the road to rock immortality.
What brings us together is that no matter your skills on the instrument, at least a few of the incidents featured in the video below will inevitably happen to all of us, and it’s these trials that form an unspoken bond between us and all our guitar brethren.
Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win (opens in new tab). 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.