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Top 100 Quotes About Guitar And Music

#1. The Tinted Windows shows were very fun but it's very different for me as a performer. I'm not playing music - I'm just singing and I missed that. I miss rocking out on keys, drums, guitar ... whatever it is. - Author: Taylor Hanson
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#2. I'm singing the way that I love to sing, which is like old soul, like old Al Green. I grew up about an hour from Memphis. So all that music that I grew up with - the Stax music and early rhythm 'n' blues - I'm doing that. I'm actually getting out from behind my guitar and I'm singing. - Author: Sheryl Crow
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#3. I could have probably gone on and still played the part of the guitar player of Limp Bizkit, but musically I was kind of bored. If I was to continue, it would have been about the money and not about the true music, and I don't want to lie to myself, or to them or to fans of Limp Bizkit. - Author: Wes Borland
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#4. Death is never more than a breath away from the act of playing music. Each note on a guitar represents a small curve: birth, life, and death-and then you start over. - Author: Andy Summers
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#5. Making music is a lifestyle; go to the studio and sit in front of your computer, drum machine or guitar for 10 hours a day. The good stuff will come. - Author: Mark Ronson
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#6. The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It's not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me. - Author: Dhani Harrison
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#7. I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard. - Author: Jeremy Renner
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#8. Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better.. - Author: TheBakaViolinist
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#9. My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it. - Author: Randy Travis
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#10. Each guitar has its own character and personality, which can be magnified once the player engages in beatin' it up - Author: Billy Gibbons
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#11. I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter. - Author: Jack Prelutsky
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#12. It's interesting to see how acoustic guitars are emerging as a primary instrument once again ... reminds me very much of what Jim Messina and I were doing back then. You can't get too far away from an acoustic guitar - Author: Kenny Loggins
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#13. I spend a lot of time copying saxophone players and trumpet players. Not to say that it is not important to listen to guitar players, but there's so much music out there and so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument. - Author: Bill Frisell
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#14. I don't listen to music made by white people. I especially hate anything where a guitar is used. I don't listen to white people and guitars. - Author: Harmony Korine
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#15. This guitar is such a pal. It's a psychiatrist. It's a doggone bartender. It's a housewife. This guy is everything. Whenever I find that I've got a problem, I'll go pick my guitar up and play. It's the greatest pal in the whole world. - Author: Les Paul
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#16. While other guitars may have more twang or an esoteric atmosphere, the Les Paul is like a T-Rex thampling everything in it's path .. it can be subtle if you want it to be, but it works best if you have an 'armadillo in your trousers' and you want to articulate that - Author: Miles Zuniga
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#17. Usually, I'll just sit down at a piano or with a guitar, and I'll just be relaxed and playing music. Because that's what relaxes your subconscious. That's why everyone from animals to humans love music. - Author: Cat Power
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#18. I played music and sang from my earliest memories. The first pictures of me show me wandering around with a guitar that was larger than I was, and it became almost second nature to me. - Author: Dwight Yoakam
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#19. John Mayer and Jack Johnson are two of my all-time favorites. I love Colbie Caillat and really cool, beach-y, guitar, acoustic type music. - Author: Halston Sage
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#20. Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female. - Author: Mick Taylor
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#21. This is going to sound crazy, but I can hear music in my head. I can imagine a piano or a guitar playing, and I can sort of think out ... - Author: Ryan Adams
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#22. I've always considered transcribing to be an invaluable tool in the development of one's musical ear and, over the years, I have spent countless glorious hours transcribing different kinds of music, either guitar-oriented or not. - Author: Steve Vai
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#23. I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about, and she's got everything that I have to live without ... He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar, the only one who's got enough of me to break my heart. He's the song in the car I keep singing; don't know why I do. - Author: Taylor Swift
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#24. Texas people are really strong in their roots. I started writing and playing guitar at 17. I've always loved music, and my dad is a singer-songwriter. - Author: Miranda Lambert
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#25. A guitar can be so human, so sorrowful, so angry, and I wanted to figure out how to achieve that vibe without having to actually use guitars, because 'Badlands' is a very futuristic record - and making it that in an era of futuristic music is a really hard thing to do! - Author: Halsey
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#26. There were times I used to go to parties when I was, you know, like 15-, 16-years-old, and I'd always bring my guitar, and all my friends would be like, sing one of the Smokey songs. And everything I sang was his music, and I could sound just like him. - Author: Teena Marie
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#27. I've played guitar and piano for a while, so it's really fun to play music on film. - Author: Austin Butler
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#28. That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual. - Author: Ben Harper
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#29. I have some good books of Bach keyboard music transcribed for guitar, and there's always a nylon-string guitar hanging on the wall in my house and a bunch of classical guitar books to grab. I kind of do that just for fun. - Author: Rivers Cuomo
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#30. The multiple choices and possibilities of daily life are the music we dance to. They are like strings on a guitar. Strum them and you create a pleasing sound. A harmonic. But then start adding strings. Ten strings, a hundred strings, a thousand, a million. Because they multiply! - Author: Stephen King
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#31. I was really into music. I started playing guitar also when I was nine. I wanted to be in the Beatles, even though John Lennon died the year I got a guitar and the Beatles broke up before I was born. - Author: Tig Notaro
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#32. I don't find the songs; they find me. I just strum my guitar and wait for a lyric to come. - Author: James Taylor
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#33. I had piano lessons at five and started guitar at ten, but although music and acting was always around me, my parents never pressured me into it. - Author: Micky Dolenz
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#34. It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing. - Author: Ed Sheeran
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#35. I don't want to pooh-pooh modern pop. I appreciate that as well, but my personal favorite kind of music is guitar-based rock. I like grunge and garage bands and alternative music, but that's more my personal taste. - Author: Al Yankovic
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#36. I don't even wanna say female guitar-players, just guitar-players, because music of all things doesn't need to be gendered and stratified, that's so boring. - Author: Annie E. Clark
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#37. When I heard "Pride and Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughn on the radio, I just said "Hallelujah" .. he was just so good and strong and he would not be denied ... he single handedly brought guitar and blues oriented music back to the marketplace - Author: Richard Betts
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#38. There is so much more to the notes being strum from his guitar, behind everything is raw emotion, and it's proof that he is human. That his heart beats just like mine and that sadness can infiltrate those that appear to have souls made out of stone. - Author: Melissa Grijalva
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#39. The rain picks up outside. It hits and slams against the window, but I think it sounds like music
a light mix of tambourine and cymbals. The wind sounds like a guitar, all low, melancholy notes. Thunder takes the drums. I'm quiet as I listen to the song. - Author: Katie Kacvinsky
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#40. I do play the guitar, but I do it for fun. And I am terrible at writing music as well. I have tried and failed, horribly. - Author: Jamie Blackley
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#41. Performance and music are inexorably tied together. And hell, I'll watch Brittany's Toxic music video all day. But there's a difference between that and listening to Leo Kottke play guitar. One is entertainment. The other is Music. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#42. My daughter plays keyboard very well, and my son plays guitar, and they're totally into music. - Author: Al Madrigal
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#43. The first song that made me interested in music was 'Oh, Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison. It was the guitar intro, that riff, that I really liked and made me listen in a different way. - Author: Geddy Lee
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#44. And I've also come to the conclusion that, as far as guitar solos and things like that are concerned, it's more important to complement the music rather than take away from it. - Author: Dave Navarro
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#45. I mean, playing music at home and writing and hanging out with my guitar is kind of medicinal for me, but when I bring the songs to people on stage, it's very joyous. - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#46. I started playing guitar when I was 6 or 7 years old, and I think that, within a week of getting my first guitar, I started writing music. I just love it. - Author: Robby Benson
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#47. I really love that type of music where someone can take a guitar or light instrumentation and a beautiful voice and can send me somewhere. - Author: Mark Lanegan
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#48. I picked up the guitar very late, in a very pagan way - I didn't know how to play, but I knew I had to. I drew and I had a diary, but it wasn't enough; I needed to express more. As soon as I learned two notes, I started to tell a story, which is why, I guess, my music resembles blues or folk. - Author: Lou Doillon
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#49. The music that I listen to is very minimalistic. I listen to a lot of old blues that is just guitar and vocals. - Author: Lykke Li
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#50. So you do shorter versions of the hits, or you take out a long guitar solo or things like that to make time for the hits and new music as well. But I don't think any of us ever get to do as much new music as we would like to. - Author: Lee Ann Womack
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#51. I explored rock culture and what the guitar can do though people like Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin, and the music moves away from pop. - Author: Johnny Marr
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#52. I make my guitar scream with pain or pleasure or sensuality. It makes people move their feet and shake their bodies. That's what music does. - Author: Dick Dale
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#53. It's annoying when you've got a guitar and you're working on music and then you have to go and do the shopping or someone calls your mobile and you get distracted or you have to go out and do something. - Author: Michael Kiwanuka
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#54. At night in the country, you'd be surprised how that music carries. You could hear my guitar way before you get to the house, and you could hear the peoples hollerin' and screamin'. - Author: Muddy Waters
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#55. I have undeniable evidence that many have awakened as a result of my raising hell. Raising hell is SO American rock-and-roll. And of course even soulless wimps love killer music and my incredible guitar tone. - Author: Ted Nugent
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#56. I'm a guitar player, really - I mean, first and foremost - I grew up with all that great 1960s music, in terms of growing up, becoming a musician, so it's like first-love stuff; I'm always going to go back to it. - Author: Todd Rundgren
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#57. People ask me to describe how I play, and the most obvious answer is that I'm a jazz influenced guitar player. But I'm not a jazz guitar player. Wes Montgomery was a jazz guitarist, Joe Pass was a jazz guitarist (laughs). - Author: Larry Carlton
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#58. Music is like a psychiatrist. You can tell your guitar things that you can't tell people. And it will answer you with things people can't tell you. - Author: Paul McCartney
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#59. My only real hobby is playing music. I write a lot of music on guitar and keyboards and hope one day to make a record or maybe even write the score for a film. - Author: Graeme Base
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#60. I think I was around 10 or 11 years of age when I got my first guitar, but I can remember being as young as 3 or 4 watching my father jam on acoustic to his favorite rush and Jimmy Hendrix albums so I have always been around music. - Author: Mike Powell
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#61. I used to play a few instruments including guitar and snare drums, but I think a musical background is an important part of a career. If you start out playing instruments you create a better instinct and feeling for music. - Author: Nicky Romero
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#62. I wrote, recorded and produced everything myself. I played the guitars and keyboards while the drums were programmed. As a producer, I think music technology has reached a point, where the results that can be achieved in this way, allows me to create the music and sounds I envision. - Author: Paul Wardingham
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#63. My first instrument is piano, I play some piano and guitar. So my solo music is more like real singer/songwriter type stuff. - Author: Nikki Jean
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#64. That's the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with. - Author: Dave Matthes
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#65. If I'm going to buy a new guitar, I take it to a good 'hot' room, like a tiled bathroom, and listen to the wood. If tone comes off the neck, you can bet it's gonna sound beautiful through an amp - Author: Richard Betts
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#66. My dad always played a lot of music, so I heard him playing all the time, and then I decided that I wanted to learn to play guitar, so I got an acoustic and started taking lessons. I wanted to be able to shred like Yngwie Malmsteen. - Author: Oscar Isaac
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#67. I began playing drums when I was seven and guitar when I was fourteen, but it wasn't until the early '90s that I took music seriously. - Author: Tom Curren
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#68. The more I got into playing guitar, the more I enjoyed music, and the broader my listening became. The instrument itself became important to me, and I started messing around with classical guitar and took classical lessons. - Author: Alex Lifeson
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#69. What Guitar Hero has done is to turn music inside out. Whereas the iPod made music very personal, very singular - you put your ear-buds in and you listen to it - Guitar Hero turned it around and made it very social. So it is fun to play. It's fun to play against people. - Author: Dan Rosensweig
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#70. The first reason why I started to use the [electric] keyboard is because I really like the bending sound of the guitar and bass player. I can't bend the piano sound. I really like the feel behind it. I feel it adds flavour and character to my music. - Author: Hiromi
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#71. I felt every part of that animal music, felt it eat me up and spit me out, and what emerged was a me a thousand times more powerful than Piper Vaughan. I was Piper Vaughan, guitar hero - spiritual descendant of Jimi Hendrix and proponent of pure anarchy. And I ROCKED. - Author: Antony John
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#72. Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything. - Author: Joe Pass
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#73. My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He likes that kind of music. - Author: Merle Haggard
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#74. What I'm trying to do is make impressions. I think of myself as a colourist, adding different colours and shades by using different techniques and touching the guitar in different ways. I'd like to play sounds you can see if you've got your eyes closed. - Author: Lenny Breau
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#75. When it is possible that people don't understand my English, I take my guitar and speak with my music! - Author: Celedonio Romero
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#76. Reese sucked in a breath and played faster, hurling the anger through his fingers until it spun all his
fear, all his rage, into the gentle voice of music. - Author: Willowy Whisper
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#77. When I try to relax, it's more Swedish rock, softer music, and I go out and do fun stuff. I play guitar, but it doesn't matter really what it is - just something that keeps you away from hockey. - Author: Henrik Lundqvist
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#78. My guitar and singing was my way of crying. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#79. The music that really moves me is music that's written by people where there isn't a lot of money and they're really singing with just their voice and a guitar about their feelings and about their life. Their poetry is relatively simple, in the sense that it's about their soul in jeopardy. - Author: Anton Yelchin
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#80. Part of the joy of music is listening to lots of different kinds of music and learning from it. Specifically for me, I like writing songs that move me, and what moves me are beautiful songs on the piano or the guitar and really, really heavy music. - Author: Ryan Adams
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#81. I enjoy all kinds of music. But it is kind of strange when I do parodies, instead of setting up drums and guitar amps. - Author: Al Yankovic
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#82. The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man - that's what I love. - Author: Richard Fleeshman
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#83. I've been into music for a long time. I started playing drums when I was 8 and piano when I was 10, then bass and guitar when I was 18. - Author: Lukas Haas
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#84. I loved the guitar, and I had all of this music in my head. My passion for the guitar and the ideas for what I could create musically were equal. So that's where I was. - Author: Steve Vai
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#85. I'm looking for anything interesting in the guitar playing, songwriting, artwork, and production. If you look at the stack of CDs on my desk and in my car, you'll find a very wide range of music under the umbrella of metal. - Author: David Pajo
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#86. Music was fundamental in my family. Sang at bars, all the way to church on Sunday. Music in school, played guitar pulls at the house, go to other people's houses and break out the guitars, it was fun. It was always there, I've just been a part of it. - Author: Jamey Johnson
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#87. My mum was very good at making me take up musical instruments, so although there was no popular music she made me learn the recorder when I was three, the violin when I was five and the piano when I was seven. I took up the guitar myself when I was 14. - Author: James Blunt
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#88. What's the difference between a classical guitar and a pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four. - Author: Faye Kellerman
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#89. Psy Free was a trio consisting of guitar, organ and drums. I was the drummer. We did what the name suggests: psychedelic, free music. - Author: Klaus Schulze
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#90. up at him while the guitar pealed in the background, she rocked back and forward, totally out of sync with the music, but caught up in the warmth of the moment. His black hair flopped down over one eye and she reached up to push it away. With one hand, he took - Author: Ella Frank
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#91. I had a series of mini-breakdowns where the public persona - this thing, this face, this person who writes this music ... I would walk past that person in the mirror or listen to that person playing guitar and I didn't know who they were. - Author: Thom Yorke
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#92. Shortly before she died Janis Joplin gave me the Gibson Hummingbird she recorded "Me and Bobbby McGee" on ... Janis was a good guitar player, for her purposes .. she just wanted to play along with her songs, and she had a real pure and nice style for that ... - Author: Sam Andrew
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#93. I grew up not really listening to guitar players. Especially when I was studying music, I was just interested in piano players and arrangers and composers; I came to playing in a band from the perspective of someone who never expected to play guitar in a band. - Author: Daniel Rossen
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#94. I remember people would talk about Country Music like it was this sexist, lame thing. Well, no, because Dolly Parton is writing songs and playing her guitar and producing. She's doing it all and she's got hits on the radio. - Author: Neko Case
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#95. My love of music comes from as long as I remember. I begged my mum to learn piano for a year when I was 4; she wanted to make sure I was serious, and I wanted to be Chuck Berry when I grew up! We were a very musical family; my mum would play guitar, and her, my dad and aunt would sing and harmonize! - Author: Natalia Tena
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#96. Life is like playing a guitar and meditation is like music. Small session of rehearsals daily won't show much but would make you ROCK in the long run. - Author: Vikrmn
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#97. I'm hungry for purpose. I'm looking for still that reason that I bought a guitar and started a band, to fulfill a purpose, to manifest destiny as to who I am and why I am the way I am, and what I do. I think it's still about the music, the song and the story. - Author: Billy Ray Cyrus
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#98. I kind of just want to get to know people and I have a genuine interest in people that listen to my music. I've just always felt like that. I think it's from the days of playing guitar to a few people and being very conversational and very intimate and I've always wanted to keep that vibe. - Author: Ellie Goulding
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#99. I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill. - Author: Bryan White
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#100. I actually write my own music whenever I have a chance. I play guitar and sing. - Author: Alexander Ludwig
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