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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Beyond the recorded song and cut-and-paste digital auto tune stuff, there is playing music. I seriously doubt I'll ever be recorded, I do not play in front of other people (on purpose anyway, sometimnes my wife or kids walk in). But I do play. Not well, hardly ever play a complete song, usually just random phrases that I string together. But I enjoy it, it relaxes me and helps me think. For people like me, the digital stuff will never replace a real instrument.
    +1

    I freely describe my ability as "a handful of chords and a heart full of good wishes"! I 'play' as a form of relaxation, purely for my own enjoyment. I would like to think I have musical tastes that cross pretty much all of the genres and I try to listen to the elements within the music. I think there might actually be more guitar in music now than ever. Even if it has been sampled and added, it had to be played by someone in the first place. I don't think it's going away anytime soon.

    edit - Sorry, there are a lot of 'I's in there, it is early here and there hasn't been enough coffee yet!
    Last edited by RichardJ; 05-05-2013 at 02:52 AM. Reason: bad english!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I'm not that skinny anymore and my acne has cleared up, but I still don't know how to talk to women
    I thought we just had to listen.
    Sh*tter's full

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    Guitar will never die....

    Yesterday I saw a 6 and 8 year old playing uptown in my city. One was playing a snare drum and the other was playing the bag pipes . Very impressed with that. If they kids are still playing traditional instruments then guitar will always be around.

    Shawn, if you are having trouble talking to women then just say " I work at Prs. Want to see my prs?" Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleary View Post
    Guitar will never die....

    Shawn, if you are having trouble talking to women then just say " I work at Prs. Want to see my prs?" Lol
    I've tried that, they usually just roll their eyes. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    I thought we just had to listen.
    Quote of the day! LOL!

    Thank you.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    My Daughter will be a guitar player. She will inherit a pretty nice pile of guitars too.

    I think it's fair to say there will be lots of kids like her to keep the flame burning.
    +1

    I used to worry...
    But then I hear my son play guitar or bass
    or my Daughter sing ( a couple of local bands pull her up to do a Zep or AC/DC song with them about anytime they see her out.)
    or my youngest Daughter play Piano or drums...her hands are still a little small for guitar still, but she has TWO. ;-)

    It will be okay, but it's up to us to pass it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    I thought we just had to pretend to listen.
    Fixed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleary View Post
    Shawn, if you are having trouble talking to women then just say " I work at Prs. Want to see my prs?" Lol
    I asked a woman if she wanted to see my PRS once. It was noisy party and she heard "P----ss". My face stung for quite a while.

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    FOR SALE: All of my guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldwyn View Post
    FOR SALE: All of my guitars.

    NOT!
    Why ya gotta be such a tease, Aldy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    As long there are skinny dudes with acne that don't know how to talk to women.... the guitar isn't going anywhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I'm not that skinny anymore and my acne has cleared up, but I still don't know how to talk to women
    Yep, me too. Stopped talkin (failin) and started playin. And now, me and that first guitar have been together for 28 years.
    And I'm still not talkin much...
    "Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

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    My wife and attended the Tulip festival in Huntington, NY yesterday. I was impressed at the number of young kids playing guitar solo and in bands at the festival. I can see in the them the same enthusiasm as I had 40+ years ago. It kind of restored my hope in music. Also, while not guitar oriented, if you think about shows like The Voice you see that there is really a lot of young musical talent out there still rockin' or R&B'ing or Countrified. It's all good.

    Also, although it's easier to create music using DAW's, etc., you still need creativity and some musical talent to produce interesting music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Why ya gotta be such a tease, Aldy?
    Still haven't picked up a 308 proto with the push/pull yet, eh?

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    I thought they hand out bagpipes in hell.
    Not like the other kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DISTORT6 View Post
    I thought they hand out bagpipes in hell.
    Nah... Even Satan has limits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    Nah... Even Satan has limits!
    Nice!
    Not like the other kids...

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    Having been to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix and seeing all the different instruments from around the world, many made from found objects, there were really only three basic types of instrument common across all cultures, all nations, everywhere 1) Something you blow into, like a flute. 2) Something you beat on with hands or a stick. 3) Something with strings over a hollow resonant chamber, like a guitar. Guitar will never die, it's far too prevalent an instrument type. We could have worldwide apocalypse and whoever remains will still be able to make a basic guitar out of naturally made objects. Try that with an accordion or a piano.
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    Guitar is still in it's infancy imho.

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