The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well.— Andres Segovia
Provocative Music Guitar quotations
I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Technically, I'm not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion.
Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.
A guitar is more than just a sound box... it is part of your soul.
I practice more than ever ... mostly scales and arpeggios ... and anything I can't do.
Jeff Beck is my idol .. sometimes he finds notes that I just do not have on my guitar. Frank Zappa's another one .. I loved Frank Zappa ... I do think Van Halen reinvented the guitar ... he's an excellent musician, a shrewd guitarist and as a person he's wonderful.
I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case & throw in a piece of raw meat.
I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani;
give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.
I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn't exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.
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.
One day you pick up the guitar and you feel like a great master, and the next day you feel like a fool. It’s because we’re different every day, but the guitar is always the same…beautiful.
I’m not trying to play the guitar. I’m trying to play music.
As far as being a 'player's player,' you've only got to go to Nashville or Argentina and you can forget about it. The world is full of amazing guitar players, and you know it, and I know it...it's a humbling experience.
Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don't know why you like 'em but you do.
I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.
If you play music for no other reason than actually just because you love it, the skills just kinda creep up on you.
If you put a Mars bar in one of Glenn Hughes’ hands and a bass in the other, he’ll choose the Mars bar.
My mom always told me I should have a Plan B.
I said that if I'm not going to play guitar I'm going to play drums. And if I'm not going to play drums, I'm going to play bass. I always just wanted to play music. I was completely obsessed.
I practiced two or three hours, sometimes none, sometimes six. It was very varied.
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.
I played 'Eruption' two times for the record, and we kept the one that seemed to flow ... there's a mistake at the top end of it whenever I hear it, I always think, Man I could've played it better ... but I like the way it sounds. I'd never heard a guitar sound like that before.
Being 16 years old and getting an electric guitar is never going to get old.
There's always going to be kids making music. There's always going to be kids in bands.
A lot of people think that if they learn to read music they are gonna lose their feel or their groove or something. It's the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
Rock 'n' roll will never die. There'll always be some arrogant little brat who wants to make music with a guitar.
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.
Sometimes it's the mistakes that end up leading you into new territory .
. like the guitar solo on 'Peelin' Taters' - I had some speaker problems, but the tone ended up sounding better than if I had new speakers .. it's a 60's Nashville, 'uptown' thing
Rock & Roll is feeling, and after you know most of the basics .
.. chords, rhythm, scales and bends ... getting that feeling is just about the most important aspect of playing guitar
Listening is the key to everything good in music.
.. the guitar is just a wonderful instrument. It's everything: a bartender, a psychiatrist, a housewife. It's everything, but it's elusive