My Thoughts on Stuff!: My second love

Monday, 13 June 2011

My second love

It is quite clear judging by my past posts that I am very interested in games an technology. However there is another thing that takes up my time, and that is music.

Whether it be listening or playing, music is my passion! I was given a guitar for my birthday last year and soon after began taking lessons. Despite my guitar teacher being an insane shredder, I was not interested in going down this path. I began liking acoustic music. It was easy for me to learn at the time and i progressed well.

My sister's boyfriend moved in with us soon after and he is also a guitarist. He was a huge fan of Led Zeppelin and Van Halen and I could often hear him playing these amazing songs. I said to myself, I want to be able to do that.



Sure enough I started listening to the greats, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin just to name a few. These bands inspired me! Jimmy Page especially! The first real challenge a set myself was to learn Stairway to Heaven,. This goal being set just a couple months after beginning lessons. I practised and practised, trying to master my favourite song. My guitar teacher helped me immensely. With out his help, it would have taken me much longer.



The day I could play that song start to finish I was so proud of myself. To this date it helps to calm me down when ever I am frustrated or angry.

I have continued progressing, learning many other great songs. I only wish that one day someone will refer to something I write as a great song.

So tell me this,
What is your passion?

- Matt

16 comments:

  1. Personally I'm a harmonica aficionado.

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  2. I like BMX bikes, like doing tricks and stuff.

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  3. I'm really passionate about writing.

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  4. Sick man!

    We have the same interests.

    But beer goes in between so..

    Technology
    Beer
    Music (non-poser ones)

    Rock on! \m/

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  5. I always wanted to play a guitar, but I am too clumsy :P

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  6. I just noticed they're using double-guitars. Badass!

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  7. guitar is a great way to relive some stress and tension. i use it for the same reasons!

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  8. Awesome blog posts!
    Followed, brother!

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  9. I'm the same way, been playing for ten years but I'd rather play acoustic music like Andy Mckee or rock like Hendrix and Led Zepplin.

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  10. Great blog. I tried to play a guitar once... a shame.

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  11. Computers are my passion. Simply put. Followed.

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  12. My passion is also music. I'm actually studying to be studio tech so eventually I can work my way up to a better position. I've been playing all sorts of instruments since I was a little kid, and now 11 years later I would say I'm pretty good on a whole range of instruments.

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