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The guitar, my life…?

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The guitar, my life...? By Phillipp Dreyer Many of my friends often ask me why I began playing the guitar. They also often try to discover the fascination many guitar-players show even while they are only talking about their instrument. When I look back now, I remember a hard time while learning. Two of my friends already played the guitar for nearly two years. But when I listened to them the first time I fell into the same fascination for this instrument they've already been addicted to. I remembered my father saying that he once bought himself an e-guitar when he was 17 years old. So I scrambled onto our loft searching for it. That was four years ago. Since then I have learned a lot of things about that instrument, even how to play... ...read more.


But there was the second hurdle we had to take... All of us have learned so much things with our instruments in such a short time that nobody really had ambitions for more practicing and our first sessions ended in a big drinking-disaster (s. Markus' essay) or in other things we shouldn't have done (like trying to sink the neighbors dog in a fishpond and things like that...). About three months later (we haven't met for practicing the whole time) we decided to separate. Here began the time I started to be in doubt about my preferences in making music. I used this timeout to practice playing and singing at the same time. Therefore I recommend songs nearly everybody knows, especially from "Die �rzte" and songs like "Wonderwall" from "Oasis" But thank god I had a friend who played drums in a band. ...read more.


So we had to completely rearrange again. Now we got more and more abroad. Sometimes we had three gigs in one month! That's a respectable number of performed shows and the tendency got higher and higher... And now on the highest point of our career the whole band imploded... Every time we saw each other we began to quarrel without any real reason... Not even five-year-old children would wrangle like we did... so the band became history in February 2003 and we scattered in four different directions. The drummer started a new career in a band that only covered songs; the solo guitarist moved to Delmenhorst, the bassist (who now became my best friend) bought a new guitar from the one who has stolen his girl. I changed my school and am now trying to build a new band with my best friend and his new guitar (he did a really good deal with that!!!). ...read more.

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