There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.— Pythagoras
Famous Guitar Strings quotations
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard, and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk.
The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.
The Mandolin is the bottom four strings of the guitar, backwards.
..so a person with dyslexia has no problem learning to play the Mandolin.
My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there.
Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, 'Why? Mine works, doesn't it? It's a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.'
String Theory describes energy and matter as being composed of tiny, wiggling strands of energy that look like strings. And the pitch of a string's vibration determines the nature of its effect.
Guitar is easy, all it takes is 5 fingers, 6 strings and 1 a**hole
I remember when I was coming up, the music stores where you could get guitar strings was where I got my records from. Now the place where you get your records from is where you can get your DJ mats and your mixers.
My only expenses are probably guitar strings and records.
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.
If your going to learn to play lead guitar, get an electric guitar .
. it doesn't have to be an expensive one .. acoustic guitars aren't good for learning lead, because you can't play up very high on the neck and they take heavier-gauge strings which makes it hard to bend notes
I like to start by wiggling my fingers on top of guitar strings.
The guitar to me, from the classical/gut-string guitar right through to Hendrix, et cetera, has all the range [of sound]. Within those six strings it is incredible what one can get sound-wise. It's just down to imagination, really.
Maybe its a case of one guitar feeling a certain way to the hands that makes one subsequently move differently over the strings, but my intent is always to wring the maximum emotional resonance out of the object in hand.
I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners.
Grab a guitar, put some kind of strings on it, a banjo string, then a violin string, then a guitar string, tune it any way you want, and make some noise, and see what you get. And work on it until you get something that you think is interesting. That's all there is to art for me.
I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that I actually started playing.
Strings of gravity vibrate at a different frequency than strings of light.
You've got this piece of wood and some wires, pickups and some strings.
How somebody uses that configuration to make something memorable, that's what's interesting to me.
I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years and years ago for nine pounds. It's still got the same strings on it.
You have to understand that the bass guitar is the party instrument.
It only has four strings. If you see a bass player playing five strings, take your shoe off and throw it at him.
I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven't been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet.
The very day I purchased it, I christened my guitar as my monophonic symphony, six string orchestra.
Take but degree away, untune that string, and hark, what discord follows!
In oddball places, the electric guitar has been taken as an almost alien object - this weird, six-stringed instrument that fell down to earth and was then played loud but with traditional grace and intelligence
For me, anything can be music! I can get huge enjoyment and be moved totally by the purity and perfection of some Renaissance polyphony, but equally I can feel emotion in the expectant hum of a big old guitar amp just before the strings are hit.
Just like an ordinary guitar string, a fundamental string can vibrate in different modes. And it is these different modes of vibration of the string that are understood in string theory as being the different elementary particles.
I write to the beat and let life play the guitar strings
The old timers didn't take a fancy guitar string and make anything like this [mouth bow]. They would just take a stick and a catgut and string it up. It was hard on the cats, but it made a great little instrument.
I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar.
The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making.
I stood in the middle of the room flipping and Pusher was plucking at the guitar, just one string, and I went up to him and said, 'Man don't pluck those dirty notes at ME,' and like he just got up without a word and left. [Mardou]
When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7.
All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.