The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well.— Andres Segovia
Vibrant Guitar Instrument quotations
The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it.
That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it.
The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me.
They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play.
But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good.
Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar. I love that damn instrument.
.. the guitar is just a wonderful instrument. It's everything: a bartender, a psychiatrist, a housewife. It's everything, but it's elusive
The guitar is a wonderful instrument which is understood by few.
When you heard Jimi Hendrix, you knew it was Jimi Hendrix.
He introduced himself with his instrument. His attack to a guitar man, was, oh, something else! You think of one of the great American ball players, or one of the great fighters of the world, you know, that's the way he would attack any note on his guitar.
I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion.
I miss the romance. I keep saying this over and over again, but dance follows music. And if the accent today is percussion and rhythm and loudness, then that is the way the dance numbers will be. But it is pretty hard on romance with seven guitars, three drums, and no melody instruments in the band.
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.
Write as you like, use the rhythms that come out, try different instruments, sit at the piano, destroy the metric, shout instead of singing, blow your guitar and ring the horn. Hate mathematics, and love eddies. Creation is a bird without a flight plan, that will never fly in a straight line.
The guitar is the most unpredictable and least reliable musical instrument in existence...and also the sweetest, the warmest, the most delicate, whose melancholic voice awakes in our soul exquisite reveries.
A man can’t have too many guitars or too many shotguns.
I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments.
But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.
For me, I think the only danger is being too much in love with guitar playing.
The MUSIC is the most important thing, and the guitar is only the instrument.
In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
The classical guitar has a dynamic to it unlike a regular acoustic guitar or an electric guitar. You know, there's times when you should play and there's times when you gotta hold back. It's an extremely dynamic instrument.
I like guitar. It just turned out that it's the instrument I learned to play. I have a lot of respect for it and I'm learning more and more everyday.
The [guitar is the] instrument most complete and richest in its harmonic and polyphonic possibilities.
Claude Debussy defined the guitar as an expressive harpsicord.
I believe that is the best definition ever given of the Spanish guitar. This phrase is the starting point for my Concierto de Aranjuez Our guitar is the only survivor of the rich and anarchic instrumental wildlife of the Middle Ages.
I listen to other guitar players, yeah.
It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up.
The guitar is my favorite and the one, I guess, I'm best at.
But I play enough of the different instruments to be able to write with them and to, hopefully, to make myself look impressive on stage.
I didn't want to get attached to one guitar;
I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument.
If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
I have a lot of guitars. Yeah, I'm not like a guitar collector, I don't have all vintage instruments. I don't even own a Strat or Les Paul. I don't have one.
I'll be forever grateful to this instrument for being the surfboard that I rode the wave of life on
For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitar player in the world.
.. a guy who mastered that instrument. It was talking when he played. And when he did a solo, he made the guitar cry - or made it sound like it was coming from the devil's amplifier.
Yes, I love to play drums and bass and guitar and piano.
Those are the main instruments I play. That is it.
The magic that you find in surf music, I think, is really timeless.
You know, when I was very young, I was in a surf band. Surf music is an instrumental music that still means a lot to me, not in an nostalgic way, but as something that really gets to the heart of the guitar itself.
I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano.
I have a piano and a guitar, and I tend to switch back and forth between those two instruments to help me get inspired.
The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it's really about entertainment.