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Offline mike42

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To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« on: February 19, 2012, 12:10:38 am »
...This guy is 92 and still has some pretty decent chops! I hope that I can play like that if I make it to 92.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ELYRio5-iA

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 01:01:13 am »
I hope I can still move when I'm 92.  If I can still play Mary had a Little Lamb, I'll be pretty happy.


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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 05:30:03 am »
If I'm not playing a harp on a cloud when I'm 92 - I'll be over the moon.

Check the pinky stretch at 30s and again at 1.00 min. I wonder if he has a 2.5 inch pinky  ::)
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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 08:23:37 am »
I hope I can still move when I'm 92.  If I can still play Mary had a Little Lamb, I'll be pretty happy.



I didn't know you could play Mary Had A Little Lamb!  It's my favorite animal song... about sheep anyway.

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 03:42:40 pm »
It a closer walk with thee, precious memory's and how great thou art.
these are the songs being played all using simple triads, same as I was taught as a small child, had little fingers and am so happy an older man showed me how to play about anything use 3 strings centered around a scale. how many chord shape do you see or better yet hear. ;D
He did not learn as a old man either been playing those songs some time and yes I bet he has some lady friends :D

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 12:29:43 pm »
theres still hope for me yet ;D

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 03:29:11 pm »
theres still hope for me yet ;D

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 01:55:24 am »
Wow, is he really 92. I hope I still have good finger movement let alone be able to strum the guitar like that at that age. Very impressive for his age.

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 01:08:28 pm »
Considering my lifestyle I know I won't make it to 92! :P
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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 08:41:49 pm »
He has got more hair than me,probally more
teeth and plays better than me , I dont particulary
like him that much !!!!

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 09:24:54 pm »
He has got more hair than me,probally more
teeth and plays better than me , I dont particulary
like him that much !!!!
I like him just fine, means there is hope I would think that if I can't take care of myself I would want to go back to he who made me, but as long as I got my guitar. life may not be all bad.
The old dude is playing only basic triads and making them talk.
Hell I will be lucky to even reach 52 .



Offline Saphira

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 11:24:27 pm »
He has got more hair than me,probally more
teeth and plays better than me , I dont particulary
like him that much !!!!


I was going to suggest maybe the reason he still has all that hair is because he plays guitar, but then I remembered Justin and Marty both wear a lot of hats. 

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Re: To all those who think they're too old to start learning...
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 09:48:16 am »
Great stuff and really nice to see. A lot of those old blues guitarists from the States were knocking on a bit too. At the other end of the spectrum we have this kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGTfDf4b5oE&feature=related