9 Signs That Prove You Were Born To Be a Guitarist

Do you find yourself tapping your foot on a 7/4 time signature when a prog rock song comes on? Do you make ‘passionate’ (read: weird) faces with those sweet note bends? Do you catch yourself doing all of this in a public place? Well then, whether you know it or not, you were born to be a guitarist. Trust us. We’ve been there, done that!

Here are some of the sure shot signs which prove you were born to play guitar:

  1. You can’t help moving your fingers to a song:  You always move your fingers with the riff or the solo; sometimes trying to figure out the notes in public places and sometimes people think it’s something lewd. You just don’t care. You should!
  2. Your fingertips are numb and scraped:  After those long hours of intense practise sessions, you fingertips are totally numb with peeled off skin. You always show your non-musician friends how you don’t feel anything on your fingertips, don’t you? Well you’re a bigger show off then we thought (kidding!..............or not?)
  3. DO NOT ASK FOR A GUITAR PICK:  One of the most annoying things for us is another guitarist asking for a pick. ADMIT IT! No matter how careful a person you are, if you are a guitarist, you WILL lose picks.
  4. You make faces, weird ones: You are walking home with your iPod plugged in and that sweetest note bend kicks in. You make a passionate face without realizing it but people look at you confused or even disgusted (depending on your expression). If this hasn’t happened to you yet, IT WILL. Take our word for it.

    Dat face
    Dat face, courtesy John Frusciante

  5. You hate hip-hop, EDM and what not:  Some non-musician tells you they like hip-hop or EDM or electronic and THAT’S IT! It was a mistake saying that in front of you. Enough said.
  6. You learn to live life from your guitar idols:  You haven’t just bought tutorial DVDs of your favourite guitarist, but you actually try to do everything they do.
  7. You’re most comfortable on stage:  The only place in your life where you feel comfortable and actually have fun is on stage, in front of your audience!
  8. The only shopping you do is related to guitar: You don’t shop for clothes or shoes or anything less important. You know it’s always better to invest in better equipment. You have a dream rig. Each penny spent on anything other than equipment takes you a little away from your dream rig.
  9. You’re in a relationship with your equipment:  Remember how you feel a burn when a friend asks for your guitar for a gig and returns it with a minor scratch? The way you see it, it might be the last mistake he ever made.

There you go! You have been born to play guitar if all this has happened to you; and take our word for it, this will keep happening to you. That being said, get your guitar out, practise harder and you can show everyone your skills. Until next time!


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Aman Chaturvedi
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9 Comments

Suraj
Suraj

May 15, 2016

Yo!
That’s Inspiring.

Pranav Jadli
Pranav Jadli

May 14, 2016

John’s expressions are epic.

Reggie
Reggie

April 26, 2016

- the coin pocket in your wallet doesn’t have coins. It has picks of various shapes, sizes and guages. Dava, Tortex, Stubbies, credit cards recycled to picks and other assortments of picks. And magically if you do find a coin, you will use that as a pick as well.
Kshitij Deotale
Kshitij Deotale

April 25, 2016

I m a guitarist .. yeah !!!! thanks lot bajaao

Govind Venugopal
Govind Venugopal

April 21, 2016

Inner peace attained

Bivash
Bivash

March 27, 2016

The hardest thing in a guitarist’s life is when someone asks to see the instrument.. The anxiety of how your beloved will be handled, whether the hands are clean enough to avoid a smudge on the beauty, if the touch is perfect enough to have that soft grip which doesn’t hurt the beauty and at the same time negates the chance of any fall… So many things rush in before you either hand it over with a loud and fast paced heart beat or you straight away deny access :D

Siddharth Soni
Siddharth Soni

February 20, 2016

Haha :D
Yeah! I have 4 sign from above 9 ??

Thank you so much for such a nice article :)

Rohit Singh
Rohit Singh

February 18, 2016

This is so damn fu*king true !!!

Rohit Chaturvedi
Rohit Chaturvedi

February 17, 2016

Great work bro…

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