Reasons to play guitar.

26 reasons to play guitar.
Added 48 months ago by ElijahJ
Reasons to play guitar.

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Men who play guitar are sort of a perfectionist. They are very particular about things in their life in general.
Reasons to play guitar. - Men who play guitar are sort of a perfectionist. They are very particular about things in their life in general.
The right chord, the right pitch, the right music, the right rhythm etc. They may not know something about everything, but they will definitely know everything about something. http://www.storypick.com/play-that-one-more-time

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Just show everyone what a cool dude you are. :)

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Piss Off Your Parents
Rebellion is a natural expression of individuality. Since several generations of adults were raised on rock music, it takes a bit of creativity to get under the folks’ skin. A gentle, new-age acoustic interlude could drive Slayer-loving parents bonkers. And if you want to get artsy, assembling a dozen friends to rehearse an atonal Glen Branca guitar symphony should do the trick.

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Sex, drugs and Rock ‘n Roll!

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Set your soul on fire.

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Get laid
Reasons to play guitar. - Get laid

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Make yourself heard.

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Build self confidence.

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Forget about your troubles or daily business.

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Grow further. (becoming a multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound-engineer, studio musician, etc.)

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Explore and break boundaries.

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Rebel (ever heard about Bob Dylan, The Stones or Jimi Hendrix)

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Teach others and make money.

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Annoy your parents.

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Improves reading and comprehension skills
Music is a language. It involves reading and comprehension. When you see black and white notes on a page, you have to recognize what the note name is and translate it to a finger position. At the same time, you also have to read what rhythms the notes are arranged in and make your fingers produce the correct pattern. Like reading, music is also about listening carefully and learning how to reproduce the sounds you hear. Musical training improves the brain's ability to discern pitch, timing, and timbre. Skill in appreciating the subtle qualities of sound, even against a complicated and noisy background, turns out to be important not only for the younger guitarist learning to understand speech and written language, but also for those of us who have been around awhile and may be struggling with some degree of hearing loss. Researchers found that as musicians age, we experience the same decline in peripheral hearing as non-musicians. But older musicians preserve the brain functions, the central auditory processing skills, that can help us understand speech against the background of a noisy environment.

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Did you ever take a piano with you, carrying it on your bike on the way to your girlfriend to perform a serenade?…

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Reasons to play guitar. - 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Okay, actually, if you don’t agree with me on this one then you should be hit in the head with a shovel. Yeah, that just happened. This is the most coveted guitar in history and a great reason to play guitar. They cost as much as a house – upwards of $250k. I have heard of these going for as much as $400k! They set the standard for thousands of guitars today, and have influenced millions of beginners to play guitar, as well as millions of guitarists to write songs! Players of this guitar include the greats such as Billy Gibbons, Slash, Jimmy Page (a 1960), Paul McCartney (also a 1960), and so many more it would be impossible to name them all! Easily one of the most famous guitars in history.

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Feel serious pleasure
According to a neuroscientific study from McGill University, hearing music triggers the release of dopamine in the brain, the same chemical released during sex. That’s like musical masturbation.

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Attract attention.

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Form a band and join the circus
Reasons to play guitar. - Form a band and join the circus
It’s a great way to meet friends and gain attention. If the combo is good, you could stay away from home for weeks at a time, eat a steady diet of fast food, associate with mentally unbalanced characters, get ripped off by club owners, and then return to a lousy job so you can save up money to do it all again.

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Travel the world without money.

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Slay your idols
Reasons to play guitar. - Slay your idols
OK, Nietzsche, once you master “Eruption,” the next step is proving you’re faster than Yngwie, more inventive than Hendrix and more athletic than Angus. You will dominate the guitar universe and lay your heroes to waste! Good luck. Don’t attempt to be a god. Strive for guru status, develop a cult of followers, and sell them instructional videos.

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Play in a band. Every band needs a rhythm or lead guitar player or else just start your own band.

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Send pain packing
Forget popping pills: If you live with chronic pain, reach for a pick. According to a study from the University of Utah’s Pain Research Center, listening to music—and in this case, your own sweet licks—can take your mind off, and thereby reduce, pain.

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Discipline and patience
Patience and discipline are virtues that so many of us lack in today’s world. Music, however, is known for its ability to lengthen attention span for its player. The discipline required to master guitar is also helpful in your everyday life when coping with tedium or difficult tasks..

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Become a singer/songwriter.

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