Why Should YOU Play The Guitar?

Or, more to the point: “Why Should You Play The Guitar — All Your Life?

Simple: Click here.

Turn it up.

It’s 86-year old Bucky Pizzarelli playing with three of the greatest guitarists who ever lived: Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.

Let me tell you, the 86-year old Pizzarelli plays really well.


Now, mind you, I have no extra respect for an older guitarist — just because he’s old — but I do have a lot of respect for someone who just keeps at it, no matter the time, or his age.


Well, ’cause I’m older.

I’m flirting with 60-years old. I recognize that my body doesn’t do what it used to be able to do. I still hit the golf ball almost 300 yards, and I’m still — so I’ve been told — a thumpin’ good guitarist, but I know.

I know that it’s harder to hit the golf ball 300 yards, and that it takes longer to warm up to be able to be able to do on the guitar what I did many years before.

Mind you, I’ve played with the very best of them — McLaughlin, DiMeola, Coryell, Zappa, deLucia, Catherine, and many more.

But, one thing I know is that I’ll be deriving satisfaction and reward from playing the guitar many years from now, even when I just can’t do it as I used to, and even when great, great guitarists pretend I’m as good as they are.

Still, Bucky Pizzarelli is pretty darned good, for 86-years old.

— xPraetorius

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