What kind of guitar player are you?

@fheroan (615)
Philippines
June 23, 2009 6:43am CST
Hello everyone.. I just wanna know what kind of guitar player are you.. Are you an acoustic player? or.. an electric guitar player?..or..even a classical player?.. well, i belong to the third one.. im a classical player...i mostly play stuff or songs that needs a skill in what we call plucking or fingering... well, its not really my choice to be a classical or simply others say a folk player..my parents want me too..(you know most songs at the 1970's are slow like Dust in the Wind..but its a good song)..they want me to play for them... i usually play songs like fur elise by beethoven..and mostly Avril Lavigne's songs..since she has lots of songs thats has the plucking matter.... but when i joined a girl band with my friends..wherein they named it Paranoia, for a battle of the bands in school, i learned the rock songs..isn't that nice..from folk to rock?..lol.. like Linkin Park's Leaving out all the rest and What i've done.. well, How about you?.. Have a nice day and happy mylotting..:D so i had my electric guitar bought..and practice.
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20 responses
@candy2306 (577)
• India
24 Jun 09
Hi Fheroan, it's nice to know that you're a classic guitar player! I tried to learn when I was young though, but when I got my first cut from the string I stopped. My impression about learning guitar is easy till I bleed! Now I enjoy all the guitarist plucking their guitar and that's all I do with guitar. I'm a Good listener!
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there.. thanks that you appreciate that im a classical player..well, maybe you had a sensitive skin thats why you cut yourself..its the first time i've known somebody cut her finger by the guitar strings..well, i think its ok that you didnt continue learning the guitar since you said you enjoy listening and maybe thats really your forte about guitars..well, thanks for the response and have a nice day...:D
• India
24 Jun 09
Thank you. Keep on playing that instrument!!!
• United States
24 Jun 09
I am a country/ folk player.Some songs I play without a pick and others I do.Most of the songs I know were popular in the 70's and 80's.I know a few rock songs but I am better at country. It is funny. I play classical violin, not a fiddle and I play country guitar , not classical.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there.. thats nice that you can play violin too..i like playing my guitar too without a pick coz if i have a pick..its like i cant control my playing of the guitar.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
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• United States
24 Jun 09
Maybe because I am lefthanded and I play a righthanded guitar. I find struming easier to do. But most of my songs I don't use a pick. I am semi retired, I need to play more and get back into shape.
@puqimx (359)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 09
i like to play guitar... but i refer to acoustic but before this i'm classical player but i think i don't have talent to be a classical player so i change to be acoustic player....hehehhe....
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there... lol..before im an acoustic player..then i switched to classical playing.. coz i think too, that i have no talent in acoustic but in classical..lol.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
@puqimx (359)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 09
no matter what i just enjoyed playing guitar.. now i want try different instrument like violin or piano for upgrade my acknowledge about the music
@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I tried to learn how to play the guitar when I was in fifth grade but I got scared because the following day I got swollen fingertips! I only learned the major chords and didn't continue with the guitar lessons. I plan to stick with piano. lol. But anyway, my kid is now into playing the guitar and I'm encouraging him to learn classical. He's got an acoustic and electric guitar, but he mostly uses the acoustic one. Maybe when he grows up he can join or make a band of his own =)
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello there..thanks for the response.. yeah..swollen fingertips are usually the reason why many guitar learners quit.. i had that too before..and i said to myself..i need to make it more swollen so that it will be faster to calloused my fingertips..and its effective..i just slide my fingertips many times on the fretboard of an acoustic steel guitar..so that it will hurt more..just remember NO PAIN, NO GAIN..hehe..have a nice day..:D
@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
yeah, no pain, no gain! I guess I was too vain before that I didn't want to have calloused hands. lol. =) I'll just have to listen to you guys play the guitar *wink*
@y3_yoga (26)
• Indonesia
25 Jun 09
i play accoustic.. just learn for couple months.. do you have good exercise method? i'd really like to know thx
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
hello there.. thats nice..so, you've just started?.. well, the exercise i can tell you is that you memorize some of the scales in the guiatr..for example me, what i mastered is the pentatonic scale of A..by knowing this scale i can put random plucking in a song with that scale too.. and another thing, to make your fingers a little bit flexible do the exercise we call mnemonics, idk why they call it like that..do this always when your starting to play the guitar..its like press all the notes in the fretboard continuously from left to right...this will help your finger to switch notes in a short period of time...well thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
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@punkincat (216)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I was classicly trained on the violin when I started guitar I wanted to do something different so I went rock. I was very lucky my guitar teacher started out classic and then went rock from there. Though him I did both, even switching from acoustic to electric. Doing both will enrich you as a player. One of the best thing I loved to hear my teacher do was take any song and switch it style. Example he could turn a Metalic song classic or make Beethoven rock.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
hello there.. i think your teacher is really talented..its hard to revise songs from a genre to another genre..well, today's trend in electric guitar was to make the classical pieces into rock ones...thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
• United States
24 Jun 09
Yes, yes, yes...to answer the question(s). I love to rock out on my electric...and some songs do have fingering involved (Stairway to Heaven is fingered in the beginning). I keep an acoustic (Dean V-coustic) by my seat in the tv area so I can pluck it during commercials, or when we have company over. I love to play 'Moonlight Sonata' on my lime green classical guitar! But when the house is empty and I'm at home by myself, there is nothing I like better than to crank up the Marshall and let the Ibenez wail and scream some classic rock like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Scorpions, BTO and other great bands from the day.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
hello there... thats great that you also love playing the guitar..i think ur god in playing the guitar..since you can play the "Moonlight Sonata"..can u play the whole song?...i play it too, but at the beginning only since its a little bit hard already when it some to the middle part... well thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
@roger30 (40)
• United States
24 Jun 09
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@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
uhmm..hello there.. i really didn't understand what you're comment trying to say...its like your giving as a link but the problem is theres no link..or is this you idea about my discussion.. well, thanks for the response.........
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
im in the fourth kind, the i don't know anything about playing guitar kind. ^^ Well have no time to learn how to play guitar but i would like to learn it.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there.. lol..so u belong to the fourth kind..i think even though you dont have time..you can still play them maybe sometimes since theres a little hope thats in you to learn.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day...:D
@voldrox (7200)
• India
24 Jun 09
i am a drummer, but to pass time i play the acoustic guitar, bro has an electric guitar, which too i love to play, i just play the rythm... coz i play the drums
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there... even though you're a drummer, its still great that you can play the guitar, at least you can play two musical instruments..well, me and my brother was kinda switch... he's the boy, he's playing the piano..and im a girl, playing the guitar..lol..but this present age..gender doesnt matter who plays what kind of instrument..its just what other old ppl say..well, thanks for the reply and have a nice day...:D
@goolonga (75)
• Australia
24 Jun 09
hey fheroan i am an electric guitar player. i have a peavey predator EXP, it is a really good guitar (and really cheap too) plus it looks awesome. its metallic blue XD i think its great that you moved from folk to rock, even though your parents like you to play folk for them you should also play music that really interestes you. expand your skills, show off even more. you never know, your parents might be happy if you learn a really complicated song that ISNT a song they like, they will be fascinated just by the fact that their son is playing such a complicated piece.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there... well, i only play my electric guitar, when me and my band were jamming.. still, at the present, i play classical but i included the RnB songs..and by the way, i would just like to clarify with you with something..in the last line you said son, i think what you should have written is "daughter"..anyways, its just a mistake..so thanks for the response and have a nice day...:D
• China
24 Jun 09
I was a campus lieder player(like pop music,but the songs noly be singed in campus) and classical player, when i was still in uni. now, I miss the days we friends played guitar on the playgroud together in summer night ......keep going on girl, it's very interesting and memorable thing when in campus...
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there... thats great, that you weer a campus leader player and classical player... in our band im only the lead guitarist...yeah, jamming with our friends is fun, but now we're apart from each other, coz we're now in college..well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
not really a player... but i can do acoustic a little! :
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there... even though your not really a player..at least you're trying hard to be one.. just keep practicing, and someday, you can also call yourself a player..well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
• United States
24 Jun 09
I am the "non" kind. I dont play at all....
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hello there.. thats too bad.. well, if you really dont have any interests on them..its fine..i bet you have other interests and hobbies.. thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
• United States
23 Jun 09
I'm a acoustic player, and I can say I can't play it well the strings don't sound good when I hold it down with my left hand. I have been meaning to switch to a electric guitar.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
hello there.. its nice that you're an acoustic player coz i here in our place i seldom see or hear people playing acoustic guitars... well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
@jrking (51)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I've been playing acoustic mostly for the past year or so, but I have my electric out as well for the times I really want to jam. I'm mostly a rhythm player. I don't get a chance to play enough to really get down to the nuts and bolts of solos and such. I used to be in a band several years ago, but we didn't get much farther than my basement! Heh.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello there... i used my electric too..when me and my friends go to a jamming center.. i just joined the band for experienced too.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
@lkumarldh (142)
• India
23 Jun 09
hi Dear ......i like to paly guitar very much. I m very much interested in learning it. But you i am a very bad Guitar player. Till now i havnt played a good song on my guitar. So i use to play it only when i am alone at home because i dnt wanna disturb anyone at my home.
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello there.. just keep practicing and you'll get it someday.. don't lose i hope..i also encountered that situation wherein i wanna give up..but still if you have perseverance you can succeed.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
• India
23 Jun 09
Hey!! Thanks for sharing...I personally can't play a guitar..But I like to listen to any music on a guitar..One of my friend plays guitar and I often visit her place and request her to play something..
@fheroan (615)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello there.. its good that you like music played on a guitar.. i also like them..especially the semi-sentimental songs.. well, thanks for the response and have a nice day..:D
@magtibaygom (4863)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I belong to the 1st and 2nd group, but I am very interested in learning about the 3rd. I used to play in a rock band too, and I have played all the instruments of a band. From drums to keyboards, from the loud low voiced bass guitar to the loud screaming electric guitar! I have played them all. But with classical guitar, I admire the people who can play well with classical. It is a more refined playing compared to the 1st group and the 2nd group. I am very interested in playing classical and I am planning to buy a nylon guitar. Is it the one recommended for playing classical? A nylon stringed guitar?
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
I am playing different guitar style... Fingerstyle which combines rhythm and melody, Blues, Shred!, Flamenco and bluegrass... It took quite sometime (years) to master... But everyday of practice really helps...