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Garfield’s singing dreams fell apart after guitar nightmare

The actor, 27, harboured dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter but his early musical experiences turned his dream into a nightmare and he hasn’t picked up a guitar since.

He tells Interview magazine, “When I was six I thought that I wanted to be a musician… That’s what I romantically envisioned for myself. But, in reality, the experience of getting into music was just the opposite.

“My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings. My teacher was this classically-trained Spanish-guitar guy, who kind of left me cold. Instead of learning how to play the kinds of songs I wanted to play, I was learning these classical pieces.

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“Even my teacher’s attempts to teach me some Beatles songs didn’t quite connect. So I probably rebelled against that by never touching a guitar again.”

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