What Is Your Favourite Part About Being A Guitarist?

The guitar, with its rich history and expressive capabilities, has the power to captivate both the performer and the audience alike. From the intricate fingerwork to the emotive resonance of each note, being a guitarist is a unique and rewarding journey. So, let's explore the magic of the guitar together and discuss what makes it a cherished pursuit.

What aspects of being a guitarist  do you find most fulfilling, challenging, or inspiring? Join the conversation and share your favorite moments as we celebrate the beauty of this timeless instrument. 🎻✨

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  • What I like about being a guitarist is, first, its repertoire, followed by challenging results, and especially, music therory.  To play it takes an unique individual, someone with lots of discipline, patience, and confidence.  

    The best part of playing is when I can play the piece correctly, which brings a flood of emotional relief and electrifies the mind.  Putting everything together lifts the creative side of me, and I can give tonebase some credit for your works.

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  • It is my train to imagination. It takes me places I  have never been and  shows me parts of myself which I have not seen. It allows me to hear the harmony of life. It teaches me a higher structure of discipline needed to travel this universe. It will someday lay me done to enjoy the peace that is found in silence.

    Peter Hancock  

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    Playing the guitar is an intimate experience - feeling the music flowing from the instrument, being immersed in practice, exploring repertoire and musical ideas. It allows me to tap into my creative side & disciplines me to slow down to concentrate on challenges.
    Joining Tonebase has opened a new community of fellow guitarists and teachers to me which enriches my guitar journey.

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  • My greatest pleasure with the guitar has been, since 1998, to devote performances to the service of fund-raising for non-profit organizations:  arts, humanitarian, education, medical, and other deserving charitable groups.   I provide a complete guitar concert in the home of a donor who makes a significant donation to such an organization. This was an excellent mission after deciding that a professional concert career wasn't right for me -- the small venue, the intimate gathering (audiences have ranged from 8 to 50), the close interaction with engaged listeners, and the chance to help worthy causes.   My beneficiaries have included many churches and schools, and 

     

    Goodnow Library, Sudbury

    Habitat for Humanity

    Greater Boston Food Bank

    Animal Rescue League of Boston

    Be Like Brit Foundation, Worcester

    Abby’s Shelter for Women, Worcester

    Worcester Chamber Music Society

    University of Hartford

    Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford

    Playhouse in the Park, West Hartford

    Boston Children’s Museum

    Save A Dog Shelter, Sudbury

    Charity: water

    Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Saigon, Vietnam

    Parmenter Health Center, Wayland.

    Pan Mass Challenge

    HopeSudbury

    Leukemia Lymphoma Society of New England

    Epilepsy Foundation of New England

     

    visit https://facebook.com/CIYLR. Concert In Your Living Room: spreading the joy of the classical guitar and charitable giving one living room at a time.

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    • Dave McLellan Sounds like you are from Mass. I grew up, in Framingham close to Sudbury. I use to hunt Bull frogs and Ducks in the swamp that is now where the Patriots Play. 

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    • peter hancock Nice!    I moved my family to Sudbury in 1991 where we lived until 2016.  Where are you now?     

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    • Dave McLellan Wheeling Il, a suburb of Chicago,Il

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    My favorite is that I can play almost anything I like on it, be it some pieces for other instruments or contemporary music in any styles.  I can do it with just me and my guitar. 

     

    But it can also be a very lonely pursuit, with nobody to share with it. 

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    The joy I can bring to others to interrupt the day-to-day grind.
    and bring some joy to others.

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