I thought it would be fun to deviate a bit from my usual format and delve a bit into some guitar player psychology this week. I’d like to pose a question to all of you, and I’d love to hear your answer in the comments below:
Why do you play guitar?
Or, for those who don’t already play…
Why do you WANT to learn to play guitar?
This is a question I’ve asked many guitar players over the years, and one I’ve asked myself on several occasions during some self-reflection. People’s answers to this question always fascinate me and stimulate some great discussion.
To get your ideas flowing and maybe even help you uncover some reasons that may be buried in your subconscious, here are some of the top answers I’ve heard over the years:
“To express myself”
“To relax or relieve stress”
“I just like guitars”
“To get girls/guys/friends/be popular”
“I want to be famous”
So, Why Do YOU Play Guitar?
In the comments below (there’s a form at the very bottom of the page), please share your answer and let me know why you play guitar, or want to learn to play guitar. Your answer can be as short or long as you’d like. Go into as much depth as you need to.