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    05-25-2012, 04:29 PM
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I play as well, though I only play acoustic. I'm not a fan in electric. I used to be lead guitarist in a band, but dropped out last year because of school *sigh* it just takes all your time away...
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    05-25-2012, 06:53 PM
I like electric, acoustic, electric slide, acoustic slide. I just like to play. A band does take up a lot of your time; however, you can keep playing if you only spend a few minutes a day. It is like riding horses. If you don't spend time doing the things you love while you go through life, one day you will be old and figure out that the time is gone and you forgot to have fun.
    05-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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That is true. However, although I do like to play, it was intended to be more of a hobby for me. My grades were suffering and I had to choose....horses or guitar? It wasn't even a valid question for me- I immediately chose horses. I play for 10-15 minutes 4 or 5 days a week, but couldn't really travel with the band or do Friday/Saturday/Sunday gigs anymore, so I had to stop. I really enjoyed myself while it lasted though!
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    05-25-2012, 07:51 PM
Beautiful rendition, Celeste :)
    05-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Thanks Sky.

Playing in a band can be a lot more work than it is worth. I have started playing with just my husband lately. (That song I posted was us together.) We can play whatever we want. I can get paying gigs if I am willing to do tired old southern rock covers in smokey bars. That gets way old after awhile. It is not that much money either. I have a day job.
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    05-26-2012, 10:36 AM
No, I don't play, my husband plays. He had fun putting up all these pics of our horse, miniature horse, dog and his guitars on the different threads. This is a Suhr guitar. I love the color. It's called Daphne Blue. He says it plays wonderfully.
    05-26-2012, 10:37 AM
It is a nice guitar.
    05-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Thank you!
    05-27-2012, 06:58 AM
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Beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Celeste! Thanks for sharing that.

TLN4U, the pic you posted looks just like my guitar. I got it as a gift in high school, and I believe it's the only physical object I still possess from that time that isn't in a cardboard box somewhere.

I was getting very into playing guitar for a while. I got a game called Rocksmith that lets you hook up a real guitar to your video game console and interactively teaches you to play songs step by step. Unfortunately I had to stop because my fingers began hurting in strange ways. In fact, has anyone who plays guitar heard of the bellow happening as a result of playing guitar?

I began to feel a strange pressure/discomfort in the knuckle closest to my fingertip when I would press down on a string. Also, when I push my finger sideways, even lightly, I began to feel a strange discomfort in the top part of my finger.

Just wondering if any guitar players have experience or heard of the above. I really hope to resolve the issues with my hand so I can pick up the guitar again and get good enough to play somewhere local. It's always been something I've wanted to do.
    05-27-2012, 01:41 PM
My left hand used to cramp and hurt from chording the strings. I have calluses now and I don't notice it hurting any more.

My left hand fingers used to bleed from finger picking. I now use artificial fingernails on my left hand.

I am currently wearing a brace on my left elbow from some kind of odd pain that is no doubt caused from playing 2 hours a day.

I don't give up riding because I get sore. I don't give up playing guitar because it hurts. It gets easier on both fronts.

Like the "Nike" commercial says, "Just do it."

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