Quotes on Guitar Music

If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterward. Joe Pass

Technically, I'm not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion. Jimi Hendrix

You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar. Stephen King

We dragged English guitar music out of the gutter. Noel Gallagher

I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself. James Taylor

I smash guitars because I like them. Pete Townshend

I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands. George Harrison

Just as with a guitar, you can improvise a guitar solo, and they'd probably be similar each time, but they won't be exactly the same. With the word, it's probably a bit freer than that. I probably repeat myself more musically than I do verbally. Robyn Hitchcock

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar. Jimi Hendrix

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. John Lee Hooker

Playing guitar is a never-finished journey. John Fogerty

To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don't know why you like 'em but you do. Waylon Jennings

We play loud electric guitar music, and we'd hope that that doesn't mean you have to act like an asshole. Ian Mackaye

Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going. Wes Montgomery

A good player can make any guitar sound good. Mike Bloomfield

A guitar is like an old friend that is there with me. B B King

Not the rich viol, trump, cymbal, nor horn, Guitar, nor cittern, nor the pining flute, Are half so sweet as tender human words. Bryan Procter

Each guitar has its own character and personality, which can be magnified once the player engages in beatin' it up Billy Gibbons

Kenny Burrell is the grand master of jazz guitar. Dizzy Gillespie

Joao Gilberto on guitar could read a newspaper and sound good. Miles Davis

Barney Kessel is incredible. He's just amazing . . . . Nobody can play guitar like that John Lennon

My guitar and singing was my way of crying. Gloria Estefan

Bad music can make you weak. Ry Cooder

Listening is the key to everything good in music. Pat Metheny

I would love to study guitar or trumpet. Amy Winehouse

The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. Milan Kundera

From now on all of my guitar solos will be in morse code. Jason Hicks

When Lonnie Mack came out with the guitar instrumental "Memphis" I thought, Oh God, finally somebody we guitar players can relate to ! Richard Betts

... When it came time to hire a guitar player ... I didn't even have to think about it ... Mike Bloomfield was the best guitar player I'd ever heard... Bob Dylan

Barney Kessel is definitely the best guitar player in this world, or any other world. George Harrison

Lenny Breau dazzled me with his extraordinary guitar playing... I wish the world had the opportunity to experience his artistry. George Benson

.. the Grand Ole Opry used to come on, and I used to watch that. They used to have some pretty heavy cats, heavy guitar players Jimi Hendrix

I started writing when I was 17. I got an acoustic guitar for my birthday after I discovered Bob Dylan and James Taylor. Jason Reeves

If you play music for no other reason than actually just because you love it, the skills just kinda creep up on you. Nuno Bettencourt

... another guitar player who had a tremendous influence on my life was Howard Roberts ... I'd listened to a lot of Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith and Kenny Burrell, and I was certainly into those guys, but I was awestruck at the intensity and fire in Howards' guitar playing... for me, it became a roadmap... Jeff Baxter

We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so. B B King

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. Lee Ann Womack

I had some music lessons and my mum played every instrument but the guitar, Brandy Clark

I don't find the songs; they find me. I just strum my guitar and wait for a lyric to come. James Taylor

My guitars, Cadillacs, and hillbilly music Is the only thing that keeps me hanging on. Dwight Yoakam

I don't see why I can't listen to Miles Davis and Slipknot in the same afternoon. Steve Lukather

I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast. Brian May

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked. Jimi Hendrix

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. Keith Richards

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. Andres Segovia

... 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... Eddie Van Halen

Music is a safe type of high. It's more the way it was supposed to be. That's where highness came, I guess, from anyway. It's nothing but rhythm and motion. Jimi Hendrix

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. Jerry Garcia

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. Ozzy Osbourne

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 Eddie Van Halen

... Charlie Christians' contributions to the electric guitar are as big as Thomas Edisons' contributions to the world... Barney Kessel

,,, all around it would have to be Eddie Cochran, because it wasn't just music with him; it was his guitar playing, his look, his singing, I'd say that, all things considered, he's probably my favorite "cat" of all time Brian Setzer

... Michael Bloomfield was the antithesis of a collector ... he didn't care how old a guitar was; all he wanted was something that sounded good when played it ... and he cared nothing about the collectibility of an instrument ... his philosophy was "A good player can make any guitar sound good" ... to Michael, a guitar was just a tool... Nick Gravenites

... when I heard Apache by the Shadows, that was it ! ...then there was a guitar player named Steve Gordon, he was "the player" in town ... I still remember him saying to me 'Is there any reason you're not using your little finger?'... Ray Flacke

... I would just like to say that Ritchie Blackmore did a bunch of great stuff guitar - wise. I'm happy to play the solo from 'Highway Star'. I always thought it was one of the most exciting guitar solos I'd ever played ... Steve Morse

...A lot of guitar players get stuck on a person ... before they find out who they really are ... every guitar player should remember be yourself - just let it rip ... Henry Garza

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 Kenny Loggins

When I'm not writing music, I'm playing guitar, or reading philosophy. So all I have left is just an hour or two for Claudia Schiffer. Richard Pinhas

I'm always interested in very, very futuristic music and bridging the gap between the physicality of organic guitar music and trying to translate that into something electronic is really fascinating. Justin Broadrick

There's a lot of women in blues music, lots of strong women and that sort of stuff. It's not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about blues. There were a lot of powerful blues guitar players in the olden times that were women. It's just that when you think about blues, you have this one image in your mind. Mirel Wagner

I've never really been schooled in music theory. I'm a guitar player, and I attack the guitar in a certain way that it not fully unique to me, but it's more unique that some other people. Wes Borland

Once you discover that you can, then you must. Al Jarreau

music / I let it wake me / take me / Spin me around and make me / Uh get down. Eloise Greenfield

I can't sing. As a singist I am not a success. I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me. They are sadder even than I am. Artemas Ward

I am not the Beatles. I'm me. Paul isn't the Beatles...The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate. John Lennon

Without Jimmy Dean, the Beatles never would have existed. John Lennon

Music's all right John, but you'll never make a living out of it. John Lennon

i won't be happy until i'm famous like God Madonna Ciccone

I intend to put them on the charts. Mc Hammer

One cannot say with words what music says without them. Steven Feld

I'm saddest when I sing. Thomas Haynes Bayly

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. Elvis Presley

When I was a teenager, I really didn't like loud rock music. I listened to jazz and blues and folk music. I've always preferred acoustic music. And it was only, I suppose, by the time Jethro Tull was getting underway that we did let the music begin to have a harder edge, in particular with the electric guitar being alongside the flute. Ian Anderson

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded. Jimi Hendrix

There's so much that can be done on the guitar. And that's what is so good about the guitar - everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it's all about. Jimmy Page

I don't know of a guitar player that has only one guitar. They're never happy with one. I'm never happy with just one of them. I woke up and ended up with six, even if you can only play one at a time! Les Paul

I was just a music lover who wondered what it would sound like if Otis Redding strapped on a guitar and played in a punk band. Thats it. Benjamin Booker

... guitarists shouldn't get too riled up about all of the great players that were left off of 'Rolling Stone Magazines' list of the Greatest Guitar Players of all Time' ... Rolling Stone is published for people who read the magazine because they don't know what to wear ... Joe Satriani

A guitar is more than just a sound box... it is part of your soul. Manuel Velazquez

Psy Free was a trio consisting of guitar, organ and drums. I was the drummer. We did what the name suggests: psychedelic, free music. Klaus Schulze



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