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Title: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lucos on March 13, 2007, 08:29:40 pm
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: Lucos
Real (full) name: Luc van de Mortel
Age and birthday: 18 years old ( 17-10-88 )
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since september 2006, so about 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started with Punk and rock, right now I'm trying some cool Rock and Metal solo's.

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, because I find them very artistic, mainstream or not. And I really like The Offspring aswell.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually because of MTV. I know, it sounds stupid. But everytime I checked out 'Rockzone' on MTV and saw all those rock and metal bands playing I was like: "God I wish I could do that!" And later I thought: "What the heck, I'm going to buy myself a guitar and get some lessons to become just as good!"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music with or for my friends!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to play the lead in a cool rock band. Not really a famous one, just a cool local band!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Harpmaker on March 14, 2007, 12:10:13 am
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the [/quote] at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname:
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Harpmaker on March 14, 2007, 12:39:32 am
Nickname: Harpmaker
Real (full) name: I'm not famous so it doesn't matter. :)
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Central Pennsylvania, US of A

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6+GT (steel string acoustic)
Yamaha Pacifica 112 (electric strat clone)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull S6+GT. Haven't received the Yamaha yet.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet. For the time being, I can run the electric through my Zoom MRS-4 digital recorder and use headphones.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've tried to learn to play on my own for about a year. It's only been in the last 4-6 weeks, since I discovered Justin's YouTube videos, that I've gotten anywhere!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like pretty much everything except rap. I intend on focusing on fingerstyle, but I have to learn to walk before I can run.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Would Justin's One-Minute-Changes count as a genre? :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Honestly, I go by individual songs. The songlist on my MP3 player is the strangest thing you ever saw! :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The movie Crossroads and the solo guitar version of Classical Gas

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment, other people within ear-shot can suffer. :)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to do the Finger-Gym as well as Justin!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on March 14, 2007, 09:08:35 am
Nickname:
LievenDV but actually it's Trash (Which i didn't pick on this forum; people might think I'mm all into "Trash metal" or something)

Real (full) name:
Lieven De Vleeschouwer (explains the nick huh :p)
"De Vleeschouwer" is an old name for "The Butcher" ... Made me quite a cool Braveheart-style-nickname once

Age and birthday:
born on the 6th of july 1982; that makes me 24

Habitat:
Mechelen; a (way too noisy city) in Belgium. I grew up the quiet part of Willebroek; a commune between fields and woods. My parents house had practically no neighbours and the yard with the "terrace" was a great "cottonfield" atmosphere for jammin... Now I'm forced to play the guitar in our bedroom. (our bedroom: I have a girlfriend named Kim Huysmans (Huysmans could be translated as "from the house")

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Standard Strat Left (made in Mexico; cuz theyonly make that model in left there  ..they say)
(http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/images/cart/013-4622-306.jpg)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the one above

Which amp(s) do you own?

I'm not sure but I THINK: Vox Cambridge 15 or the pathfinder but with a celestion speaker in it (labelled)
Valve/Solid-State Hybrid
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/archive/cambridge15.asp

How long have you been playing guitar?

at first I played left on a righthanded startocaster copy for a year and a half
then I bought my "real" guitar  that was ermmm end of 2002
played some tunes but since I found Justins site; I try a bit more of a structured approach

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like soo much; except for the too commercial crap and R&B (mumbling bling bling shaait)
I most like classical, oldies, (hard) rock, blues and that thing Orbital does :D
I also like the moviethemse of Danny Elfman (mostly works together with the director Tim Burton (edward scirrhands, charlie & the chocolate factory etc)
most of all I like his version for "Batman" (and by that I DON't mean the little 'nananananananan batman' tune)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and blues; but I like to play funny tunes too like baby elephant walk; showtunes; old 'folksongs'

Who are your favorite bands?
like harpmaker, I'm more of a song based man. Sometimes I like 10 songs of a group; sometimes just 2 or 3.
I enjoy :
the smashing pumpkins (what they used to play; I have NO IDEA what they do now)
prokofiev, wagner,boudewijn de groot, the stones, Guns n Roses, aahh too much to mention all

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

- the ability to bring melody AND rythm
- the versitality (is that even a word?)
- but most of all the sound(effects)
- it's my escape from reality! whoop whoop!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

nope, perhaps one day... at least I need a car :p

Why do you play guitar?

- to chill form a hard day at work
- the challenge of constant learning; everytime these cool discoveries
- expressing myself

What are your goals for the future? :x
guitar related:
-constant learning and exploring,
-maintaining the right ratio in inspiration, frustration and results :D = keeping it fun but challenging
-of course everybody as a little or big ego; mine asks a bit but not much:be recognized as a guitarp layer. not as being famous but more in like someone answering (without hesitating) with my name if someone asks "which person you know plays quite a bit of guitar?"

non-guitar related:
A house in the fields; an average of 1.2 children in a usual happy family situation
good health for me; future wife and possible kids
balance in rational thinking in business en expression in music :p
perhaps once owning my own little firm in (web)design/solutions/consulting
DOING THE RIGHT THING, DOING THE THING RIGHT

I don't wish for world peace or end of hunger
I moslty focus on different parties UNDERSTANDING each other; greasing up the rusty communications; creating pragmatic models to delegate projects to specialists in their fields.  in short; working on the glasses to see the "big picture" as clear as possible
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: justinguitar on March 15, 2007, 11:04:01 am
Nickname:
people just call me my real name... :(

Real (full) name:
i think you guys know this ;)

Age and birthday:
27th Feb - not telling ;)

Habitat:
London, Chiswick. But from a beautiful island called Tasmania

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Maton Court Jester Custom Shop
Maton Messiah
Maton Mini
Fender Strat (s/burst) from mid 90's
Fender Strat (red) from early 80's
Fender Jaguar (s/bust) 1964
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top 1979
and a bunch more, but these are my main ones...


Which guitar do you currently play on?
most of them.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Prosonic Custom Shop
Fender Blues Junior
AER Domino (acoustic amp)

How long have you been playing guitar?
far too long - over 20 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i love lots of stuff - I like songs more than guitar playing... so whatever had good songs. Folk, Jazz.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
acoustic folk - my own stuff

Who are your favorite bands?
Crowded House, Neil Young, Joe Pass, Robben Ford, Elliot Smith.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
trying to get better than my primary school guitar teacher - then seeing Tommy Emanuel

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, lots - currently playing in the Katie Melua Band and my own project

Why do you play guitar?
Cos it's all I know how to do :)

What are your goals for the future?
- finish making an awesome free guitar web site :)
- stop smoking
- fly a birdman suit (skydiving)
- get to technician level in Wing Chun

ok - I better get back to this modes DVD - I can spend too much time in this place :)

take care
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Happy Jack on January 04, 2008, 01:57:28 pm
Nickname:
None

Real (full) name:
Andy
 
Age and birthday:
43 23/05/64
 
Habitat:
Stockport Cheshire

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Vintage V100 Vintage TC200 Yamaha F310 saving up for a Schecter PT (Pete Townshend signature guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them - BADLY :lol:

Which amp(s) do you own?
Kustom Dart 10FX

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, folk , blues, indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Loads depends on my mood - obviously the Who but playing on my virtual turntable at the moment Seasick Steve, Seth Lakeman Roy Harper Damien Dempsey Richard Thompson I am Kloot and as I am of an age and a Manc all the Man(d)chester scene

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to play but just got around to it I suppose (midlife crisis :D  :D  :D )

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Pleasure - but only mine at the moment I am afraid :D

What are your goals for the future?
Just to enjoy what I play - oh and to play Pinball Wizard all the way through
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tourniquet on February 07, 2008, 04:30:16 pm
Nickname: None
Real (full) name: Johnathan
Age and birthday: 27 years old June 1980
Habitat: West London (U.K)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Stratocaster
Aria PE-Elite

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Aria. finding out what humbuckers have to offer (me like :) )

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Originally got an Encore KC3 (strat clone) back when I was about 13, a god awful amp and no lessons (both have since gone to my 7 year old nephew) . only really made an effort to learn since late 2007 when I found justin by chance. (the net has evolved nicely since my youth)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have a very eclectic taste in music, But I guess Rock tops it all.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Again, probably rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen, Aimee mann, Rage against the machine, Stereophonics, Guns 'N' Roses.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Not exactly inspired, more sibling rivalry. My elder sister mentioned she wanted to get an electric guitar to hang on her wall. So I got one first :twisted:
What do you want? I was 13.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Might start jamming with my brother in law in a few months though.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's there?

What are your goals for the future?
to press submit and seek further amusement beyond this questionnaire. Plans and goals aren't my style, I'm winging it all the way.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: agj on February 10, 2008, 08:30:47 pm
Nickname:
Username as my initials agj

Real (full) name:
Andy

Age and birthday:
45. 29th September 1962

Habitat:
Accrington Lancashire UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
MIM Fender Strat electron blue with maple neck, Schrecter Tempest Extreme black cherry, Fender Cutaway acoustic, Vintage 12 String acoustic and cheep P Bass copy.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender G-DEC Junior and Boss ME-20 Multi effects pedal

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've had a guitar of some sort since I was 17 and could strum a few tunes but I have really put some effort into playing over the last year or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Fairly eclectic taste however I hate modern hard metal type stuff, Rap and so called R and B

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
As I've just bought a Strat I suppose I am mostly on the neck pickup doing clean Hendrix style stuff ie Little Wing etc.

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, too many to mention and it depends on my mood.  I like the Robert Plant Alison Kraus album and the latest from Leanne Rhimes, also Newton Faulkners Hand Built by Robots is good.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Boss's son from my first job, he used to play in a band and collect guitars, in fact he taut me my first chords etc. on some very beautiful and expensive kit.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
For pleasure.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to improve, I've no dreams of rock stardom I do it for my pleasure.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MadCat on April 06, 2008, 09:07:34 pm

Nickname: MadCat
Real (full) name: Patrick Baumbach
Age and birthday: 26  (13th of august in 1981)
Habitat: Bremerhaven, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
LTD by ESP F-200

Which guitar do you currently play on?
LTD by ESP F-200 (Heavy Metal!)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GX-15R (very bad sounding)

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 6 month (I've started about 7 years ago but had to stop because of my job, so I started again)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like everything from classic rock'n roll to 80's trash metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
80' trash metal

Who are your favorite bands?
hard to say, but my alltime favorit is Metallica

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
seeing all those great bands on television and hearing them on the radio

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
it's just fun and I can relax even if I'm still learning

What are your goals for the future?
learn to play real good and find a nice band to have fun with
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mike42 on July 30, 2008, 06:08:04 am
Doubt anyone will read this but here we go:

Nickname:   mike
Real (full) name:   mike
Age and birthday:  16
Habitat:  USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?    Ibanez GRX20

Which guitar do you currently play on?     The only one i have

Which amp(s) do you own?     Behringer Modelling amp

How long have you been playing guitar?  About 7 months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Everything except rap, country and the pop stuff they play these days

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Alternative, acoustic stuff, some hard rock if im in the mood

Who are your favorite bands?   Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Stroke 9, many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar?   A friend plays one.. gave up once and guitar hero got me back into it. Realized it was a waste of my time to play a video game  ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? hopefully gonna start one up sometime in the future with a buddy of mine

Why do you play guitar?  Because its a fun thing to do

What are your goals for the future?   Become a rock god, make lots of money, then start up my own free guitar website!!! (i know its pretty unlikely :P)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: agordon on December 09, 2008, 03:41:45 pm
Hey, it just hit me that I never officially introduced myself.  How rude of me.  So here it is:

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Anthony Gordon
Age and birthday: 31  April 23, 1977
Habitat: Plano, TX

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor 314CE, Guild D50 Dreadnought, Alvarez RD8, 08 MIA Strat, PRS SE Singlecut, Gibson Melody Maker

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly: Taylor 314CE, 08 MIA Strat, PRS SE Singlecut

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Classic VT 2X12, Kustom KMA35DFX

How long have you been playing guitar? About 7yrs, seriously for 1.5yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Pop, R&B, Christian

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Classic Rock, Pop

Who are your favorite bands? CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, James Taylor, Jim Croce

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad has always played and sung since I was little.  Recently he started playing at a local restaurant which got me interested.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love it, it helps me relax and I enjoy the challenge.

If you'd like to know more about me personally, here is a blog that my wife updates regularly on our family.  There is even some entries on my guitar room and new MIA Strat.  The first pic you see is me, my wife and son.

http://gordontime.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on December 30, 2008, 04:51:33 pm
Hello everyone.

Hello Justin and many thanks for creating, hosting and maintaining this site.
I have played guitar since I was about 15, initially inspired by wanting to rock out with school friends and make a lot of noise. I reached a dead end with my electric playing mainly due to having the enthusiasm in me killed off by a bad teacher who taught nothing but theory and scales. I never did learn how to play lead over the top of a song.
I took up acoustic guitar and, though I may say so myself, became a fairly accomplished rhythm guitarist. I would have been much better if I hadn't laid it aside and not played for a number of years.
I discovered YouTube about a year ago and what I found there (videos from the likes of yourself, Siggi etc) inspired me to resume playing. I had to relearn all the songs I once knew and have now learned some more.
I bought my grandson an electric guitar [Tanglewood 'strat'] and amp for christmas this year and so that has given me further inspiration to have another go at playing my electric ... I nearly e-bayed it this summer! I'm am glad I didn't as it plays beautifully and with your help, I am already getting a few bluesy lead guitar thrills!


Age

43

Which guitars do you own?

Electric: Yamaha SG 400 original spec bought from Windows of Newcastle upon Tyne about 1982

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/112/093cw3.th.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=093cw3.jpg)

Reviewed here:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/SG400/10/1

Acoustic: Yamaha FG 332 - bought from Guitarzan near Middlesbrough about 1983

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9048/136kw9.th.jpg) (http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=136kw9.jpg)

Reviewed here:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-335/10/1

Which amp do you own?

Yamaha GA15 practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar?

25 + years with long periods of not playing

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Acoustic, rock, folk, blues  ... pretty much anything except jazz / rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Folk and acoustic rock

Who are your favorite bands?

Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, REM, The Church  ... too many to mention ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Leaping around as an energetic teenager at live concerts by the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Black Sabbath in the late 70s and early 80s

Why do you play guitar?

Enjoyment, fulfilment and relaxation

What are your goals for the future?

To improve my own playing such that I can teach my grandson - especially my electric guitar techniques ...


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lucos on January 09, 2009, 12:05:23 pm
Great to see that after all these years this topic I started is still active and really used by all the new users!

So, hey people, I'm back, after being away for a very long time.
So, since I have been away for so long, I'll re-introduce myself in this topic. Of course I changed a lot since I was last active on this forum, so my new answers to the questions might be a bit different from my previous answers when I started this topic.


Nickname: Lucos (on this forum) or Ruuku (Luc in Japanese).
Real (full) name: Luc van de Mortel
Age and birthday: 20 years old, born on October 17th in 1988.
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Still just my fascinate good old Ibanez GSA60 (sunburn-brown).

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Still my fascinate good old Ibanez GSA60.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started in 2006. I was an active guitar player till the beginning of 2008. After that I sort of stopped playing, but I made a fresh new start just a few weeks ago. So in total, I've been an active player for 2 years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Right now I'm all the way into J-rock (Japanese Rock) and Visual-Kei (sub-genre of J-rock).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All variations of Rock and Metal (punk-rock, heavy metal, indie and ofcourse J-rock, to name a few).

Who are your favorite bands?
The Gazette, Dir en Grey, Silver Chair, Linkin Park and many many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just listening to rock music and watching rock video-clips on late-night MTV inspired me to pick up a guitar for the first time. After playing for almost 2 years, I stopped. But my guitar playing friends and all those cool guitar video's on YouTube inspired me to start playing my guitar again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I never really played in a band. I used to jam allot with my friends but we never really started a band.

Why do you play guitar?
I'm an artistic person, I enjoy a lot of different sorts of art. Music is art too! And you know, the best thing about art is not to just watch other people's art, but to be inspired by artists and make your own art! That's why I play guitar!

What are your goals for the future?
Well right now my goal is to seriously pick up guitar playing again. I'm going to practice a lot again to regain my skills and to become even better! Because facts are facts, compared to many people I'm still just a newbie.
My goal is, from now on, to become better every day but mostly just enjoy the joy of creating music!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on January 18, 2009, 09:51:50 pm
welcome to you guys! it's great to still welcome users from different backgrounds, ages, countries, ambitions and motivations! keeps our mind open
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: rcwalsh on February 04, 2009, 05:58:04 am
I figure its about time to introduce myself after about 6months  ::)

Nickname: Walshy
Real (full) name: Ryan Walsh
Age: 19
Habitat: New Orleans


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha F335 Breedlove AC25/SM

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet but hopefully a blackstar ht-5 soon! ;D

For how long have you been playing guitar?
A little over a year now. But seriously for about 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Any and everything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to mix it up to keep up with my vast music collection. (6,000 songs strong!)

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list.  The usually suspects such as Hendrix, Clapton, Pink Floyd, Led Zep., etc, etc.  Dave Matthews band, Kings of Leon, pretty much anything.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was just bored during my first semester and my friend told me to get a hobby and he took me to Guitar Center, and its been downhill from there.  I am always up for a challenge

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but i tried at one point to try to get something together with friends, but they're slackers.  So it looks like a solo acoustic career for me.

Why do you play guitar?
I think it is one of the few things that I can say I actually love.  It always makes me feel better.

What are your goals for the future?
A band and make some songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bluepingu34 on February 04, 2009, 05:24:59 pm
Nickname: bluepingu34
Real (full) name: Andrew
Age and birthday: 2/2/---- lol
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Washburn Wi200Pro
Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mainly electric

Which amp(s) do you own?
 :oLine 6 Spider III :o

How long have you been playing guitar?
5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal!!!!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal!!!!

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day
GnR

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Wanting to play my favourite songs

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it

What are your goals for the future?
Get better at guitar!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TomaszJ on February 24, 2009, 10:32:01 pm
Nickname: none
Real name: Tomasz J. Dracz (J. is just there because it looks kinda cool)
Age: 17
Habitat: Poland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
VIntage V6 (strat copy) and some old Defil acoustic guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
V6

Which amp(s) do you own?
Unfortunately none yet

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Nearly three months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Almost all guitar music but especially all these post-punk bands

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
FSince I'm still beginner I stick to old and easy songs by the likes of Who, Troggs and Clash

Who are your favorite bands?
There are many of them. If you wanna know look here: http://www.last.fm/user/Jerzu_RF (http://www.last.fm/user/Jerzu_RF)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just always wanted to play all these cool songs

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Basically, I'm the singer and second guitarist in one band but we can't really play so...

Why do you play guitar?
It relaxes me and I can express myself

What are your goals for the future?
FInishing school, going to university etc. My musical goals? Fluently play barre and power chords :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 09, 2009, 03:09:08 pm
Nickname: Dan Graves
Real (full) name: Daniel Jonathan Graves
Age and birthday: 25 (04-13-1983)
Habitat: The Hague, The Netherlands and Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Dove *black*, Epiphone Les Paul *black/cherry* with sperzel locking tuners
and Bareknuckle Rebel Yell customs.
(i downsized since i lost my band)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly my black/cherry one with the Rebel Yells.
They have my tone  ;D

Which amp(s) do you own?
Hughes & Kettner Statesman Dual 20, MadAmp A15MKII,
Orange Tiny Terror Combo

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Over 10 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
That widely varies with my mood, can be classical, punk, metal and just about everything in between, with the exception of gangster rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Punk, Pop, Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many, but mostly Oingo Boingo and Lamb Of God

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My dad's old Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix records. And Metallica.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to, but due to some members finishing their studies and moving abroad, we disbanded.
Now i just jam with the leftovers, and some folks from another local coverband.

Why do you play guitar?
Because i like to.

What are your goals for the future?
To terrorize the forum with my opinionated hogwash...
Nah, just kidding, i'll try my best to behave, but please, no country and western references, every man has his limits...  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: CambaNation on April 05, 2009, 08:57:07 pm
Well I haven't done one of these yet so I thought I'd give it a go

Nickname: Camba, Nelly, before you ask!
Real (full) name: Nelson
Age and birthday: 24, October 29th
Habitat: Hamburg, Germany / originally from Bolivia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Stratocaster MIM, Crafter DE7

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both! Dont really have much to choose from  :D

Which amp(s) do you own? A tiny 15W Line 6 Spider practice amp. It is enough for now...

How long have you been playing guitar? Started strumming chords when I was 16, but didnt really begin to "learn" guitar until about one year ago (When I found this site!!)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock (60s-Present), Psychodelich Rock, Progressive Rock, Some Punk, ReaggeaFunk, Soul, R&B,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, Funk

Who are your favorite bands? RHCP, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppellin, Radiohead, Sir Marley and the Wailers, Dire Straits, Beatles, and too many other to name.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The first time I grabbed a guitar I prob did it to get girls, now just outta love of the guitar sound and music as a whole.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, have just jammed with other friends who were capable guitar and drums players

Why do you play guitar? To learn to speak the universal language of music and be able to jam with othe rmusicians in most types of settings.

What are your goals for the future? ... guitarwise  ??? short term - to instinctly be able to name the notes on the fretboard, and in the next year to be able to play to the whole of Jimi Hendrix Experience albums (very ambitious I know  ::) )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: licksnkicks on April 11, 2009, 03:22:47 am

Nickname:  Leo
Real (full) name: Gina
Age and birthday: November 13th
Habitat: Canaduh! lol

Which guitar(s) do you own? Academy stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?  The only one I have(see above answer)

Which amp(s) do you own? An Academy amp 15 watts? I think

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? old school rock n' roll(Van halen would be a fine example) Oh yes and the Prince of Darkness, Mr Ozzy Osbourne himself, classical and blues!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues and rock n' roll

Who are your favorite bands? Van Halen, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and of course Joe Satriani.  I love his style!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son's best friend gave it to me for X-mas. 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No definitely not yet and may never.  Who knows!

Why do you play guitar?  For stress relief from life and music is my first love in life.

What are your goals for the future?  To become as good as I can.  To learn and challenge myself on a daily basis
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wally on April 17, 2009, 11:59:42 am
Nickname: Wally
Real (full) name: Ian Wallace (hence the 'wally', hopefully no other reason)
Age and birthday: 39, Oct 08
Habitat: Durban in South Africa - came here in '81 as a child, lived here ever since

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Callaghan (local custom guitar maker, excellent guitar) An old Aria strat copy and a bullet Squier Strat (yes I have seen the reviews, but it was cheap and plays ok - keep it at work for lunch times etc)

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Callaghan mainly and the Squier at work

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20X. Toying with the idea of building myself a low power valve amp, but it will probably not get used enough.

How long have you been playing guitar? Messed around for many years, only in the last couple of months have I tried to 'get serious'

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Most except rap. I like rock and blues mainly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock an Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list. I tend to listen to tracks than albums though

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved the sound of the guitar, and even 'noodling' with nothing in particular gives me pleasure.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, can't subject people to such torture.

Why do you play guitar? Always loved the sound of the guitar, and even 'noodling' with nothing in particular gives me pleasure.

What are your goals for the future? To enjoy myself first and foremost. To get better and know what I am doing. Maybe compose and record a bit on my PC, but only for myself for now - if I get there, I will revisit my goals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Martin on May 13, 2009, 01:23:58 pm
What a cool thread :)


Nickname: Martin
Real (full) name: Martin Andersson
Age and birthday: 27, 19th of March 1982 (god I'm getting old :) )
Habitat: Oslo, Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Charlotte: Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Vintage Sunburst Limited Edition Week #33 2007.
- Victoria: Epiphone SG Cherry Faded Limited Edition
- Ruth: Squier Stratocaster Red

Which guitar do you currently play on? Charlotte, The Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Rland Cube 20X

How long have you been playing guitar? Since Xmas 2007, but with long breaks in between

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? hmm, hard to pick. I listen to all sorts of genres, but when it comes to guitar I have to say Indie Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal and Blues. I love blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Lynyrd Skynyrd, Franz Ferdinand, Pink Floyd, Gary Moore, Dire Straits and the list goes on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Hehe, funy story. I was auditioning for a school play and I wanted to play a song so I learned it on an acoustic guitar (steel). Then I didn't play for years, but.... Then Guitar Hero came out. I know, I know... After becoming a "hero" (depending on how you see it ;) ) I felt I really wanted to get back into guitar so I got the Squier for christmas and from there it has escalated.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Have a band at work, but we are really just messing around.

Why do you play guitar? It takes me away from work. Usually having three jobs simultainously (spellcheck?)  makes the day hard enough as it is. I need to just get away.

What are your goals for the future? Getting to know the fret board note by note ;) Being able to nail the fast blues lick in Comfortably Numb ;) And of course, get the family thing going and all that :) And of course, work hard and buy more collectible guitars!

favorite guitarist Hmm.  Gary Moore, I love how he makes the guitar cry... Gary Rossington (Lynyrd), Allen Collins (Lynyrd), slash (GnR), Mark Knopfler. h Lord, Knopfler knows what he's doing!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on June 10, 2009, 11:16:53 am
hi guys

 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: plukey on June 18, 2009, 03:09:31 pm
Hi Guys and Gals,
been kicking about here for a couple of weeks and only just found this thread, so here goes...

Nickname: plukey
Real (full) name: Peter Luke
Age and birthday: 35, 3rd May
Habitat: Wingate, County Durham, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Westfield (cheap) strat copy, PRS SE Custom 22

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The PRS!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT15, and a cheap 5W thing that came with the cheap strat copy

How long have you been playing guitar?
21 years since I got my first guitar, 3 months since I started to learn properly!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock, Metal, Classic Rock, in fact most guitar music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Rock, Metal, and a teensy little bit classical style (ie, the intro to one song by tesla!)


Who are your favorite bands?
The Stones, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Metallica, Maiden, Blur, Green Day, many many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was a teenage metalhead!! But I decided to learn properly recently after seeing a stones tribute band (21st century stones) on a stag do in manchester. They got the whole place bouncing, and l just thought, 'I would love to do that!'

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Never, but I'd love to be good enough to join a band one day. Even if it was just playing weddings or something!

Why do you play guitar?
There is no finer sound in the world than a guitar played properly! (apart from hearing your childs first cry!!)

What are your goals for the future?
To be the best guitarist and dad that I can be. And some other stuff too lengthy to list here!!

Who is your favourite guitarist?
Probably have to say....ooh there's so many....Slash. Or to be truthful, at the minute its Justin, 'cos I've learn't so much from him in the short time since finding this site! Thanks dude!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: irishalkies on June 20, 2009, 02:27:36 am
Shoulda done this ages ago.Only just found it.

Nickname:irishalkies

Real (full) name:Jay

Age and birthday:33, Dec 75

Habitat:North Shields,Newcastle,U.K

Which guitar(s) do you own?

An old Fender acoustic
And a Silvertone electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mainly acoustic
play electric at night with headphones.

Which amp(s) do you own?

own two amps.Not sure whether they're worth listing.
i.e nothing special.

How long have you been playing guitar?About 2 1/2 to 3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock,Alternative.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? See above

Who are your favorite bands?

Oasis, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Kinks, James, Counting Crows,Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Cypress Hill, Snow Patrol.Amongst others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Noel Gallagher.Nuff said.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I wish!

Why do you play guitar?

I was given a guitar by my brother about 3 years ago.I thought I'd learn how to play it, So I went to the library and borrowed a few books.About a year later I found Justin's site and I became Addicted.That's why I play guitar.Because I'm addicted.

What are your goals for the future?

I taught my nephew to play and he's now twice the player I am within a year.So maybe I might be a good teacher in my later years.Who knows?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Bootstrap on July 13, 2009, 09:40:38 am
Hi All,

I've been using and donating to the site since about March this year and this is just my second post - so hi everyone.

Nickname: Bootstrap (cause I learn by myself from books, the www, & just workin stuff out)
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 45
Habitat: Sydney AU mostly nocternal

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez AB300S Dreadnaught Acoustic
Ibanez Blazer Series - Fender Copy
Maton Messiah Acoustic only
Maton EBG808TE with AP5 Mic
Maton Mini Diesel Special with AP5

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mostly the 808 - it is just so comfy to play - for sweet sound though it has to be the Messiah

Which amp(s) do you own?

A Roland 40W Cube and an AER Alpha

How long have you been playing guitar?

On and off since I was 18 - but I've been really getting into it in a much bigger way since Feb '09 when I gave up my previous obsession. Probably rate myself as an OK beginner/early intermediate

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Blues, fingerstyle stuff, like hard rock but don't play much of it - will listen to anything really

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Anything I can (which isn't extensive)  :D

Who are your favorite bands?

None really - I have very ecclectic tastes - though if pushed I'd probably say AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

It was just something I was interested in

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Never

Why do you play guitar?

Good question - dunno really other than I enjoy it and I find it a challenge. Makes a great distraction from my professional career

What are your goals for the future?

Well I sing in tune, but my voice sounds crap - so I reckon as a soloist fingerstyle is my best option :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 01, 2009, 01:06:34 am
Nickname:
-

Real (full) name:
Ezyo Pourchez

Age and birthday:
24 nov '91, so I'm 17 right now :)

Habitat:
The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor 110 CE (my first actual own guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Taylor 110 CE, some Kumika from my uncle which I have tuned to DADGAD, and a Cort Les Paul which used to be my grandpa's.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A broken one.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since 2006 (can't remember when exactly).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I can listen to roughly everything, just as long as it's not too extreme.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The kind of genre people tell me is for 12-15 year old girls.

Who are your favorite bands?
No idea.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Became partially sighted back in 2005, looking for new hobby, trying out guitar, liked it, still do.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, would like to at some point maybe.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love music, love making it, and I like the fact that I have found an instrument that I really like.

What are your goals for the future?
For now, I want to get into improvisation, and incorporating it into songs I compose on my computer, with a DAW.

So that's it. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MadCat on August 05, 2009, 06:41:20 pm
So, here I introduce myself:

Nickname: MadCat
Real (full) name: Patrick Trautmann
Age and birthday: 27 years old ( 13-08-81 )
Habitat: Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which guitar do you currently play on?
LTD by ESP F-200 (early model)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GX-15R

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since 2001

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, cause they brought me to the music!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music.

What are your goals for the future?
Getting better and always have fun playing guitar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: old-and-in-the-way on August 16, 2009, 05:46:49 am
Nickname:  Too many to mention
Real (full) name:  redacted
Age and birthday:  32 (for now); redacted
Habitat:  I be a zummerzat zoider drinker

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Squier strat; fender acoustic  (cd 60 or something -- cheap but effective)

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Both, but I wouldn't call it playing

Which amp(s) do you own?  Fender something or other that came with the squier

How long have you been playing guitar?  I have owned a guitar since 2004.  I have arsed about many times since then, but never really played it.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  All of them.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Er.

Who are your favorite bands?  Beatles, Grateful Dead, Stones, Pink Floyd, Alice in  Chains,  Eminem, Police, NIN, Tinariwen and many more besides ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Nothing.  Which is probably why I've made so little progress.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Nope.

Why do you play guitar?  Er

What are your goals for the future?  Live, love and be merry
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: IkBenLief on August 16, 2009, 09:00:35 am
Nickname: IkBenLief
Real (full) name: Heidi
Age and birthday: 47 and 30.12
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Seagull Folk S6+
Acoustic Travel: Alvarez MSD1 Small Dreadnought
Electric: Fender Stratocaster MIA Ash Deluxe / Gibson Les Paul Faded / Squier Telecaster CII Vintage Modified HSS / Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's
Plan to buy : Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's / Fender Stratocaster MIM Road Worn 50's

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's

Which amp(s) do you own?
All Tube: Peavey Classic 30 Combo Made in the USA
Solid State: Roland Micro Cube in White

How long have you been playing guitar?
9 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
a lot ... but I almost never listen to classical music / rap / hip hop / dance / Gothic and (all sorts of) Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues / Pop / Rock / Indie

Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Straits / Bright Eyes / Ryan Adams / John Mayer / Jonathan Richman / Pendragon / Milow / Kings of Leon / Coheed & Cambria / RHCP ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Who? Mark Knopfler

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I would like to but don't think it's going to happen

Why do you play guitar?
As a hobby, because I like music so much , like John Miles sang : "Music was my first love and it will be my last" !!!!

What are your goals for the future?
Just want to keep improving on guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: marcusmarkmus on September 05, 2009, 08:23:15 pm

Nickname:Marcusmarkmus
Real (full) name:Marcus Greenway
Age and birthday: 14/2 1990
Habitat: Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul faded
Cort X-11
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Gibson of courese...=P
Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT100
How long have you been playing guitar?
soon 2 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
ROCK, hard rock.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, hard rock, blues. trying to learn as much as possible
Who are your favorite bands?
Guns n Roses, velvet revolver, eric clapton, tenacious D
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
slash and justin.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
forming a band ATM!
Why do you play guitar?
because its the single most fun thing to do in the world.
What are your goals for the future?
practice everyday and become as good as possible!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JoeShmo on October 01, 2009, 05:46:24 am
Nickname: Moose
Real (full) name: Joe
Age and birthday: 42 years old, May25th, 1967
Habitat: White Lake,  Mi

Which guitar(s) do you own? Umm... Mass produced POS acustic, Looking for a deal on a Yamaha

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 to 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk/Blues/Camp fire

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock in the beginner's lessons.  Some folk

Who are your favorite bands? Simon and Garfunkle

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My older brother.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Lol no.

Why do you play guitar? To stay sane.

What are your goals for the future? Raise my kids.  Learn to play orchastrated blues riff.  Learn finger style.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bunnahowen on October 18, 2009, 11:37:12 pm

Bunnahowen:
Tony Reilly:
60 19/08/49:
Birmingham UK:

Seagull Maritime Mini-jumbo:

The Seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?

6 months

Folk Country Pop. Any good stuff really

Folk Country and Pop

Lots really. Dylan Springsteen. Neil Young. Greenday. Lisa Hannigan

Like to sing and already play harmonica. To enrich my retirement.

No

For enjoyment and relaxation and to accompany myself singing and playing harmonica.Love the sound of acoustic guitar.

Would like to eventually feel confident playing a selection of my favourite songs well
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: zkash_guitarist on October 22, 2009, 03:54:28 pm
  Its been 2 months and I haven't introduced myself. Lets get started!

Nickname: zkash_guitarist
Real (full) name: Why would anyone care?? ;D
Age and birthday:Two years after the double digit marker ;D
Habitat:In the east, but a bit more in the middle ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha F-310

Which guitar do you currently play on? I just stated it.

Which amp(s) do you own? None so far.

How long have you been playing guitar? 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Country Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Country Rock and Rock

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC and Eagles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Mainly to impress people at my school's talent show ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Starting a band with no bassist

Why do you play guitar? After listening to Hotel California, I looked at playing guitar in a different way. Not as a wooden machine, but a wooden machine with a soul. Also to write songs about how sucky my school is. ;D

What are your goals for the future?
Get famous for my music!

Everything will be edited LATER!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Mikovitch on November 10, 2009, 03:23:18 pm
Hi Guys,

Nickname: Mikovitch in reference to a B serie movie (Encino man..)
Real name : who cares ?
Age: 33
Country: France (Paris)

My guitars : A folk one (Cort) & epiphone SG
My amp is a Hughs&Ketner (40W)
for my PC: a Tascam+cubase+ezdreamer+POD2.0

I played guitar since around 13years but I started alone..not the good solution I think. Then I had lessons since 2years and it's much better.
And thanks to Justin, I can say that I improved a lot my play and my understanding of music for impro.To be honest, I dream to play with an entire band..still too shy in my play..

My favorites genres : everything with a guitar !! from flamenco to blues to metal !!
but if I must say one: I will say ACDC for the sound and the blues feeling of angus!

So let's rock my friends !!
take care
bye

 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: lorenzo on November 15, 2009, 05:34:39 pm
Hi everyone.

Nickname:
Lorenzo
Real (full) name:

Age and birthday:
In my 30's ;-)
Habitat:
Scotland
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Jackson
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Jackson
Which amp(s) do you own?
None(Line6 Guitar Port)
How long have you been playing guitar?
About a year, although I played for 5 years when I was a kid(self taught before the good old Internet was invented)
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock/Metal mostly, but I will listen to pretty much anything
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
see above
Who are your favorite bands?
AC/DC, Maiden and many many others
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
see above
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
Enjoyment and to chill out
What are your goals for the future?
To get better and be as good as I possibly can.

Nice website/forum, I hope to spend many a day on the site and look forward to chatting on the forum.

Cheers,
Lorenzo   ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: stevea on December 07, 2009, 05:25:17 pm
Nickname:stevea
Real (full) name:Steve
Age and birthday:48
Habitat:Wakefield uk

Which guitar(s) do you own? Applause Ovation acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? as above

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? about 15 months 

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? anything, as long as it sounds good

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? as above

Who are your favorite bands? Journey, REM, Neil Young, ( too many to mention )

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved the guitar and I now have the time to learn.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar?  Love the sound of the guitar and always wanted to play it. 

What are your goals for the future? To spend this winter taking my playing to the next level, so I can sit around the campfire next year and entertain our camping friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: caseyrh43 on January 28, 2010, 01:28:06 am
Nickname: Caseyrh43
Real (full) name: Casey Robert Hastings
Age and birthday: 20 years old (04-11-1989)
Habitat: The U S of A


Which guitar(s) do you own?
I have an Ovation celebrity and a Hagstrom Ultralux X-L5

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Hagstrom and ovation LUL same time even...

Which amp(s) do you own?
Randall RG200

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 2 and half years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Anything classic rock, blues, metal, ska, grunge, punk, and rockabilly.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
LOL Music...

Who are your favorite bands?
Zeppelin, The Guess Who, Pink Floyd, Metallica, The Kinks, for this week anyways...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My passion for music of the guitar related nature.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have a project I've been working on with my roommate and my brother.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I can.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to blow the minds off of all who hear me...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: StratsRock on January 31, 2010, 02:30:03 pm


Nickname: StratsRock

Real (full) name: My friends call me "Cookie"

Age and birthday: The big double nickel, for now

Habitat: Kansas Farmland USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
G&L Invader XL w/coil taps (white)
G&L S500 (blueburst)
Larrivee RS4 (goldtop)

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them

Which amp(s) do you own? Kustom HV65

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Grunge, Metal, Blues/Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Grunge/Metal

Who are your favorite bands? Sounfgarden, Alice in Chains, NIN

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just wanted to.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I like overcoming failure.

What are your goals for the future? To play loud enough the police show up at my front door!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sid on February 01, 2010, 04:18:49 pm
Nickname: Sid

Real (full) name: This I'll keep as secret (sorry :( )
Age and birthday: Somewhere between 20 and 30, but closer to 30

Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own? So far only my acoustic, Yamaha C-40 i think it was

Which guitar do you currently play on? The one and only I have

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 month and counting

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Uff... tough one, one day it's drum n bass, one day it might be psychedelic trance, then black metal, rock... I cant decide!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None yet really, I cant play :(

Who are your favorite bands? Spor, Panacea Noisia, Metallica, Cradle of filth, Korn... this would go on forever if I list them all

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Im not sure really, I just felt like it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Correctin, I dont play... yet, but uhm, could say for my own fun

What are your goals for the future? To learn to play guitar :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Gandsfjord on February 27, 2010, 02:27:15 pm
Nickname: Gandsfjord
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: mid 40's, at- or beyond the halfway point you might say.
Habitat: Stavanger, Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG700 and a Morgan traveller (which really isn't much good..)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?
Nothing yet.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started for real about a year ago. Did play bass in a band at age 15-18, but never was any good.
Sold the bass and amp when doing army service in -82-83 (needed the money)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock / Hard Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Any rock that sounds good on acoustic. Bowie, Kinks, Neil Young, Marc Bolan, Foo Fighters etc.

Who are your favorite bands?
Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Zappa, Jethro Tull, Kinks, Neil Young, Thin Lizzy.
RATM, Foo Fighters, Dum Dum Boys (Norwegian), Jokke (Norwegian), Offspring, Green Day etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
What actually set me off was an accident / illness incident that caused me to lose some dexterity in my left hand (whole left side actually).
Playing was initially an exercise to aid recovery. Which I've done, and am now better than ever. Since then, the musical aspect has become far more important than the 'physio' aspect of playing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I did play in a band of sorts at age 15-18 but we were never any good at all. If I'm ever going to perform again in the future it'll be in a 'house-band' at work or something like that. Not in a 'real' band.

Why do you play guitar?
Love it.

What are your goals for the future?
I now consider myself a graduate of Justin's beginner course v2. I've followed it since it's inception, and feel comfortable with (almost) everything it teaches (including barre chords - at last). I also have the RUST DVD and am currently working on 16th note strumming. OK in some songs, struggling with others. Probably need to get the RUST 2 DVD soon.

I want to try playing electric again as well. Next time I have a business trip to the U.S. I'll fork out to get me some rock'n roll legendary guitar.
Probably a Fender, currently most inclined towards a Telecaster, but maybe a Stratocaster.
Not because I think I can do it justice, but because I want some rock legend stuff :-)

I'd also like if my kids would start playing with me. Have a girl of 17 who plays the flute (but she's not into Jethro Tull, so we don't have an act yet - working on it) and a boy of 15 who can do a few chords, but he's really not that interested.

If I can't get any of the teenagers to play with me, I'll pin my hopes on the youngest one - 4 years old. He loves to hammer away on the piano so maybe there's some hope there.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: David V on June 08, 2010, 03:24:37 am
Haven't done this yet, figured now would be a good time.

Nickname: None really
Real (full) name: David Vandergucht
Age and birthday:  22. Aug 17th.
Habitat: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull coastline S6 (acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop/rock/folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Lately it's been jazz.  I got sucked in by Justin's lessons.  I'm finding it real appealing because you can play the same song over and over and play it differently every time.  Definitely wasn't planning on getting into jazz from the start though.

Who are your favorite bands?  Not too sure.  Lately I've been enjoying Big Star, Neil Young, Blue Rodeo, Glass Tiger and Eric Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Just thought it would be cool.  I really like singing while playing.  I also play piano, but guitar seemed better for singing with.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It's real fun. 

What are your goals for the future? Becoming good at transcription.  Learning some more technical stuff.  I dunno, we'll see where this guitar thing goes. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Phalanx on June 10, 2010, 05:31:16 pm
Nickname: Phalanx
Real (full) name: Willem
Age and birthday: 18
Habitat: Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? An Epiphone Hummingbird

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same as above, really great guitar to start with I can add after playing for almost three months.

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? About three months I reckon, I am really enjoying the journey. I'm currently doing the beginners course and I've almost arrived at stage 6 (the F chord), so wish me luck.  :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like almost every genre with guitars in it, with the obvious exception of some modern mainstream pop. But to narrow it down a bit: mostly alternative rock, hard rock and I'm starting to listen more and more to bluesrock and classic rock.  

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly beginner tunes, I'm still very satisfied that I can get some decent sound out of the guitar. Guess that is enough for now!

Who are your favorite bands? Tough one, two years ago I would have said Muse but my musical taste totally depends on the day and my mood. Today I'd probably say Them Crooked Vultures and The Airborne Toxic Event, a band that I recently discovered, great tunes! But ask me tomorrow again and it will be something different I promise...  :P

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've wanted to learn to play the guitar ever since I touched my first guitar, probably about 5-6 years ago. It never happened because of some stupid and useless choices I made (looking back of course...). But about six months ago I really got the inspiration back when I started to listen to some good cd's and bands. Led Zeppelin, Joe Satriani, Tommy Emmanuel, Dream Theater, Nirvana to name a few. So I finally bought a guitar 3 months ago and I've been enjoying it ever since. I just wished I started playing five years ago, if only we could go back in time and change our decisions, right?  

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, I do hope to find a band / jamming buddy one day.

Why do you play guitar? To get better obviously, but I guess because it is rewarding: you see yourself improve and it gives an incredible feeling once you mastered something. I remember starting off with the one minute changes and only be able to play 20 chords a minute, but today I could probably play 5-6 times as fast. Playing a song that actually sounds like the recording also gives a great feeling.

What are your goals for the future? Complete the beginners course and some other instructional dvd's/courses first of course. After that I think I'd like to learn how to play all the rock songs I like and probably learn to play the basics of every 'major' style (blues, jazz, etc.).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Silverfang on July 28, 2010, 11:45:12 pm
I've been lurking around the forums for a while now and I thought it was high time that I made a post. So here I am.

Nickname:
In real life: Matt (and other variations, not many people call me Maticus more than once... Just the ones bigger than me), Chris (long story).

On the webs: Silverfang (Points if you can tell me where the name comes from. Two hints; nothing to do with wolves, and the two words are linked)
Real (full) name: Matthew
Age and birthday: 20 years of age. 06/04/1990 (That's the correct date format, in ascending order of measurement. day/month/year)
Habitat: UK. Was born and raised in Taunton in Ciderland (Somerset), and have moved to Cardiff, Wales for Uni and am loving it.

What guitar(s) do you own?
My first guitar was a properly cheap classical acoustic which did me well for a while, even though the same strings have been on it since I got it and the g string sounds horrible (like it's muted all the time)

I've now got a Yamaha Pacifica 112J which is a pretty nice guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own?
I own a cheapy 10w amp (Rocket 10) which sounds like excrement and is quiet too.
I also own an Orange Mini Crush 3 which is a nice little amp with a built in tuner and is much louder than I was expecting (also, it doesn't sound like said cheapy amp)

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've owned the classical acoustic for about 2 1/2 years but have only been playing regularly since about April, this hasn't been to constant though as I've been busy with uni assignments and studying.

What is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock, through to Metal. But I have a very eclectic taste in music and have favourite songs from pretty much any genre.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Not really skilled enough to play lots of songs so genre isn't really something that I do. But the songs that I do know are mainly acoustic rock / soft rock songs

Who are your favorite bands?
Haha favourite, not really something that I do, the bands that are in my playlists are:
AC/DC, Motorhead, Metallica, Thunder, Barenaked Ladies, Greenday, Apocalyptica, System of a Down, Black Stone Cherry, ELO, Journey, Lordi, Muse, Nirvana, and many more. Those are just what came up on shuffle and I love them all.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Many things, watching band members, listening to moving guitar pieces, listening to awesome melodic guitar solos. I've wanted to play guitar for so long so I can't really say what inspired me, but unfortunately my parents were very restrictive of my life when I lived with them, they wouldn't let me get a guitar and didn't get me one until I was about 17.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I've never played guitar in a band but I have been the front man in about 3 bands (with the same bassist and drummer though) and played occasional simple keyboard / piano pieces. I used to be called 'choir boy' in my most recent band because I was a tenor in a choir. I'm not sure I can actually sing though... haha

Why do you play guitar?
Is this not a similar question as the inspiration one?

I love guitar music, it has got to be my favourite instrument (well apart from the recorder, but that goes without saying :p).

What are your goals for the future?

I have many goals. The main ones for guitar are to be able to play, well that's the only one really. I want to be in a band again it's such a great feeling, it's an even better feeling when you are performing and can be quite addictive. I do miss being in a band.

Life goals. I have loads of these, most of them I wont realise though, unfortunately.
Obviously I want to do well in my Uni Degree (Got a first in my first year which is awesome).
I want to do a job that I am happy with (this is quite a vague one, but hey)
I want to finish the Men's Health Cardiff Survival of the Fittest (this is going to be epic, am currently training for it but am really quite worried I will let my friends down I am doing it with)
Be more organised, this is quite a big one, I manage to procrastinate a lot, this one will help with other goals.

I have many other goals but it would take me way too long to continue and write them all up.



So I'm the new guy, be nice... :) Hope to get to know you all, and hope to become part of the decorations in time.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Borodog on October 25, 2010, 03:42:06 am

Nickname: I suppose this is our user name, which is obviously Borodog, but the only nickname I have in real life is Doc.

Real (full) name: Michael Owen
Age: 38
Habitat: Northern Virginia, US


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha acoustic, Washburn electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Lots of stuff. Classic rock, blues, old soul, bluegrass, old country (sorry, none of the new flag humping variety), standards, swing, etc.


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever is next in the practice stack.

Who are your favorite bands?
I tend to like individual songs more than I follow bands per se.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It's something I've always wanted to do. I love music. I just never had the time and tools to be able to do it. Justin's site has made an enormous difference to me, and I actually feel like not only will I be able to play eventually, but I could be pretty good at it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, although some grad school buddies and I keep joking about it. One plays the drums, and I finally just peer pressured another into buying an acoustic guitar. I'm working on getting another guy to play bass.

Why do you play guitar?
I love music, and I like to become good at things. Also, I'm 40. I figured if I'm lucky I've got another 38. If I can't figure it out in 4 decades, I'm hopeless. :p

What are your goals for the future?
I'd like to be able to hold my own at some local open mic nights.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: fluffyrhinos on November 22, 2010, 02:08:23 am
Nickname: fluffyrhinos
Real (full) name: Stevan J.
Age and birthday: 18
Habitat: United States

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Blueridge BR-40, Verano VR-150, Schecter Omen-6

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them, except the Verano, I let a friend use that one to learn :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
A small Tranzamp practice amp and an old Crate valve amp(not sure exactly which one, it was a gift)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Not long enough, about 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic, Classical music, Rock, and a touch of Hard Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Do you honestly think I could name them all ;)
But my top 5 are probably The Fratellis, The Doors, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin and The Killers

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A lot of my friends played, and I wanted to impress a girl I was pursuing ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I play with a couple of jam buddies on acoustic

Why do you play guitar?
Cause I love it, making music that actually sounds good is such a thrill for me. Honestly, I don't think a single day has passed that I haven't played guitar for at least an hour. I sometimes play for up to 6 hours.

What are your goals for the future?
Well graduate from school and get a job, but then I want to form a small acoustic group and write music. I'm also planning on learning how to play piano, bass and drums.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: joeybigO on December 16, 2010, 10:50:14 pm
[bNickname: JoeybigO
Real (full) name: Joel Osborne
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: San Antonio Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Douglas Shadow CSB, Squire Fender Bullet and a 222

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly the Douglas and the Squire

Which amp(s) do you own? VoxAC30

How long have you been playing guitar? Only about 3 months for real

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues some mainstream rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and some mainstream rock

Who are your favorite bands? Love Hendrix, SRV, U2,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Watched a video of the Edge and said, I could do that... Little did I know what I was getting into

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet

Why do you play guitar? Its my form of communication to the world in what is going on in my head is now being heard, sometimes it's my turn to show the world what I am feeling at the moment. And sometimes a chance to irritate the neighbors.

What are your goals for the future? First and foremost is to quit irritating the neighbors. And find a band that can play in tune and on time.
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Blackheathen on December 30, 2010, 02:13:12 pm
Nickname: Blackheathen
Real (full) name:Peter
Age and birthday:52 February 23 1958
Habitat: Blackheath, NSW Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Takamine Santa Fe DSF 45C The label says DSF45C but it came with an analogue pre-amp not the digital one.
Ibanez 12 String

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Takamine

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Longer than my ability would indicate (about 7 years)..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I enjoy many genres including - Irish Folk, Other Folk, Blues, Thrash, Classical, various forms of Rock and many 60s and 70s artists and bands.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk

Who are your favorite bands? I don't have one - just favourite songs. I am still a big moody blues fan and of course Pink Floyd. Steeleye Span were a big influence on me in the 70s. I consider Ravi Shankar to be one of the really great musicians and the album he did with Philip Glass is a must listen.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Old age;-) ....and I wanted to stop relying on others to accompany me while singing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I played lagerphone in two aussie bushbands in the 80s.

Why do you play guitar? Because it sits in the corner looking at me and I just can't say no.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to go to the local folk club and hold my own in the concert sessions.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: digger72 on February 14, 2011, 09:02:39 pm
Nickname: Digger
Real (full) name: Stephen Dawes
Age and birthday: 38( 09-03-72 )
Habitat: Derbyshire, UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul (Trad), Aria Pro2, Cort Earth 700 acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall JVM 205c, Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2 years proper (Dabbled for 6 months when i was 17 - i was useless - before locking the Aria in my mum's loft until 2009)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock/Indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything I can get my fingers to do.

Who are your favorite bands?
Motley Crue, AC/DC, Metallica, The Doors, The Beatles, Depeche Mode

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Back in the day it was for obvious reasons - (Impress girls, look cool, etc) Now - it's because my missus hates the music (mostly) I like, so i get to annoy her twice over by trying to play the stuff.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not a chance. Too shy.

Why do you play guitar?
I like the creative part. Like to write my own songs (although most don't reflect the music i listen to. Strange that.)

What are your goals for the future?
Improve my timing, learn to play decent solos. Write some decent songs.

Favourite guitarists

Angus Young (Love is whole attitude to playing - guitar isn't just about playing 100s of notes at breakneck speed.)
Gary Moore (Gutted he's passed on - I remember hearing the intro to End of the World back in the early 80's and was hooked. Check out "There's a Hole" for one of the best solo's ever (Well, i think so).

All the best,
Digger
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: perfopt on April 23, 2011, 07:37:37 am
Nick: Peropt

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 012

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The only one I own  :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT 20+

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 months and 11 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play chords and _try_ to play the songs from stages 1-3.

Who are your favorite bands?
Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Doors, B B King,

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
It is a fun distraction from an interesting but intensive day job.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play Blues songs for myself and torment family and friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: komani86 on April 23, 2011, 05:31:11 pm
Nickname: SoerwaH/komani
Age and birthday: 24 and the best month ever.
Habitat: NL!

Which guitar(s) do you own?
-Some cheap nashville acoustic guitar
-Yamaha CPX500 FM semi/acou

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My babeh.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet :( Planning to buy the Line6 IV Spider 75W very soon!

How long have you been playing guitar?
My "anniversary" of me starting to play guitar is @ 12-8-2010, so I guess almost 8,5 months allready!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have a really HUGE range (from hiphop to rock lol) of music that I like, but currently im really into blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Currently on the songs of clapton (only an acoustic, but I still try to play songs that are ment for electric lol)

Who are your favorite bands?
Pfew hard to say.. I like Incubus alot (vocals esp), Metallica has some nice stuff, blegh there are just too many!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I was little I heared Eric Clapton on the radio, and I was sold. I was raised (friends/family all listened to it) with alot of reggaeton/hiphop/rnb and stuff, but always was drawn to rock/blues/jazz somehow.
When I heared Clapton play Layla, I was like I wish I could play that..

Last year I impulsively bought a cheap nashville, and got hooked to the guitar. Haven't stopped playing since then, and since January Justin really boosted my skills!! I just saw a video of 12-jan-11 where I was going like 50bpm on metronome and struggling with E shape barre chords roflmao.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Lookin for some friends to jam with yeah, but a band is a long-term thing, maybe in a year or 2-3 :)

Why do you play guitar?
At first it was to play Wonderwall for my girl at her birthday (surprise lol).
Then it was to learn Layla (clapton)
Now it is to be able and put my hopes, fears and anger in my guitar without thinking what to play (I am able to get alot of aggression out of my system allready by just practicing)

What are your goals for the future?
Sounds cheesy, but I want to finish university, and get a good job.
That way I can fund my passion for guitars (and video games lol), because if you look at it, if you wanna get some cool stuff it's gonna cost you quite some money :) For now I can manage with my "mediocre" Yamaha. Love the sound that comes out of it!


 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: _Avalon_ on December 22, 2011, 10:02:16 pm
Nickname: _Avalon_
Real (full) name: Niels
Age : 26
Habitat: France

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender stratocaster 60's
 
Which amp(s) do you own?
ibanez TBX 15R 15 watt
Line 6 Spider Valve 112

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 4 years, but not continuously. They were up and down, with some times where I would only play around and learn nothing at all.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
 I try to play pretty much everything, but I think usually it's rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
    Metallica
    ACDC
    Tool
    Pearl jam
    Incubus
    Gun'N'Roses
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Rage Against the Machine
    Joe Bonamassa

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 Hum, I don't really know. I think it's because when listening to music, I told to myself "hey it would be cool to play that".

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
 Never. I'd like to one day.

Why do you play guitar?
 Because it's so awesome! When I play, I'm feeling so good I can't stop...

What are your goals for the future?
I'd like to be able to transcribe by myself, to improvise over blues/rock backing tracks, to make arrangement on acoustic, and to be able to jig with other people.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Boobook on February 11, 2012, 02:16:05 am
Hi Everyone,
I've been lurking for  little while, time now to say hello

Real (full) name:Anna
Age and birthday:40
Habitat:Not far from Brisbane, sunny Queensland

Which guitar(s) do you own?Tanglewood acoustic-electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? the Tanglewood

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar?6 months this time round. I had a few failed attempts in my younger days, this time I think it's here to stay  ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Indie rock/pop, esoteric percussion, sometimes a bit of folk or maybe thumping hard house for something different....

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm still at the early chord progressions and simple stuff stage

Who are your favorite bands?James. The Stone Roses. Billy Bragg. For something more recent, The Jezabels or Florence and the Machine. For percussion you can't go past Greg Sheehan and I've just found a duo, Wild Marmalade, who make ferocious trance with just a didge and drums.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Listening to music and wanting to be a  part of it, not just a spectator

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar?see answer above

What are your goals for the future?Get off the computer and practice more
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: trackside on February 22, 2012, 10:16:20 am

Nickname: Trackside

Real (full) name: Deacon

Age and birthday: 32

Habitat: Sheffield, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Just one guitar, a Caraya acoustic but don't know anything about it

Which guitar do you currently play on?
as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
I don't own an amp, It wouldn't be much use with my guitar.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 minutes lol Since february 2012

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Bit of everything really but have very little interest in metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
literally just the songs from the beginners songbook but enjoying the bob dylan songs the most at the moment.

Who are your favorite bands?
Modern day people like newton faulkner and ben folds, but I listen mostly to The Eagles, Dylan, Dr Hook, Neil Young.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I bought my girlfriend the above guitar as a christmas present but couldnt resist trying to play it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
LOL, its very early days to be in a band and to be honest I don't really see it as being appealing. I'd much rather be a talented soloist.

Why do you play guitar?
I don't know really, I've only learnt a few chords from Justin but am totally hooked.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to be able to here a song and be able to play along with it without thinking, or to be able to have a sing-along with friends and family.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: artonsafari on February 27, 2012, 09:46:53 pm
Since I haven't formally introduced myself, and I just found this thread I figure I might as well...

Nickname: Hank
Real (full) name: Arthur H B
Age and birthday: 7 Apr, 1969
Habitat: 30min south of Boston

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG435a
Ovation Celebrity CS257
Rouge 3/4 sized Strat copy
Ibanez XV500
Charvel Model 6
Charvel Surfcaster
Fender Strat (MIM)
Jackson Randy Rhoads V Performer PS-3
Gibson Les Paul Standard
POS Fender Jazz copy bass
Stinger bass
Soundgear SR406 bass

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Strat (MIM)
Gibson Les Paul
Charvel Model 6

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 65R
Peavy Stereo Chorus 212

How long have you been playing guitar?
Way longer than my ability shows.
26 years off and on

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal/hard rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden
Opeth
Anthrax
Black Sabbath

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Friends playing

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have but not currently

Why do you play guitar?
Fun, challenging

What are your goals for the future?
To stay ahead of my kids with musical knowledge
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hoffy on March 20, 2012, 08:57:45 am
Howdy,

Since I decided to give the course a try, I thought it wise to join the forum.  And since I joined the forum, I thought it wise to say hi!

So Hi!

Here are my stats....

Nickname: Hoffy
Real (full) name: Ashley
Age and birthday: 38 (Classic 73 Model)
Habitat: Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Hah!  Guitars I own...you jest - at the moment, I don't own a guitar!  Not sure what I would get, but I am quite keen on a Hollow Body.  I'll give myself at least 6 months before deciding what to do.

Which guitar do you currently play on? My 9 year daughters Hot Pink Legacy Nylon String - its not a good look, but its a start.  (she has a 3/4 that she uses now.  the full size was just too big)

Which amp(s) do you own? huh?  Not yet

How long have you been playing guitar? Have been tooling around with my daughters kit for around 12 months on and off (single note stuff).  Started the course 2 weeks ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Swing revival/Jump Blues, Rock 'n' Roll/Rockabilly, Bebop/Hard Bop Jazz (but I like most Genre's except for modern R&B/Pop, Hip Hop and Thrash Metal)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? ....does chord changes between D,A & E count as a Genre? - Ultimately, I would like to play Rock 'n' Roll.

Who are your favorite bands? Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lucky Seven Swing (local act), Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & the Comets, The Beatles - there are a lot more, but I won't bore you.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Daughter!  I started as I thought it would be cool to learn together.  I had also learnt piano as a youngster, but for me to move on to the next level, I would need some serious technique training.  I think guitar will be something that I can get my teeth into, without having to find time to attend private tuition.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? See above - now that I am getting into, I am starting to really enjoy it...oh and it keeps me off the internet at nights as well!

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play some intermediate songs at a comfortable level.  To be able to be at a level where I can Jam with others without being a hinderance.

Cheers
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: douge47ca on March 25, 2012, 05:35:04 am
Nickname: douge47ca
Real (full) name: Doug E
Age and birthday: 49 04/19/1962
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Tatamine Jasmine
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Tatamine Jasmine
Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
about 2 weeks
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock, classic rock, heavy metal, some jazz
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just learning chords
Who are your favorite bands?
Van Halen, Black Label Society, Scorpions, Cinderella, Ted Nugent
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Enjoyment of music in general
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
Hobby...keep hands and brain active
What are your goals for the future?
Just to be able to play music and see where it takes me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Diamond Dave on March 26, 2012, 01:46:52 am
Nickname: Diamond Dave
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: Virginia, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez IJV100S-NT acoustic, Ibanez AS-73 semi-hollow electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
same

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock, a little 80's progressive, a little 90's alternative, some country, bluegrass or celtic if I'm in the mood. And a very little rap.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever Justin's lessons tell me to.  ;D

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles and REM.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A wild hair up my ***.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, though I'd like to jam with friends in the future.

Why do you play guitar?
It's relaxing and it's an enjoyable hobby. And for the babes.

What are your goals for the future?
Health, happiness and learning the B chord. Which sick bastard came up with that?  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Hefty Man John on April 15, 2012, 12:28:30 am
Nickname: Hefty Man John
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 20 years old
Habitat: Ireland


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Artic white Mexican left handed stratocaster
Washburn ds10 lefthanded

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Acoustic more so.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A terrible practise amp, I blew all my dolla on the strat haha

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues/Psychedelic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues blues blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix exp, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Syd Barrett. He showed me that you don't need to be technical to play well, you just need to have creativity.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. And I'm so sick of looking!

Why do you play guitar?
Music is my passion. I want to make music.

What are your goals for the future?
Get a degree in music in university. Become an accomplished rythym player and fluid lead guitarist. Join a blues band and develop a blues face :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Chantal on April 24, 2012, 12:19:10 pm
Nickname: Chantal
Real (full) name: Chantal de Paus
Age and birthday: 33 years old, birthday October 26, 1978
Habitat: The Netherlands (Zwijndrecht)


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6 Coastline Spruce
Clifton classical guitar (from Aldi)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Well none, as I'm on the computer now :P But I will be grabbing my Seagull for some practice in a bit.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None, I play acoustic.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since December 2011. Circumstances forced me into hiatus for a couple of months, but started again in March 2012 and am now working at it SLOWLY but with much better results.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Some "Nederpop" (Dutch pop), like Acda & de Munnik, but pop/rock in general, some classical music, some blues, jazz if it's not TOO jazzy, even some mild versions of metal. I will listen to modern country, folk, several styles of instrumental music, some dance/trance, some reggae, and much more. I enjoy a variety of music styles that I can't quite label, too. My overall taste in music is very broad, though I don't fancy extremes.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly pop/rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Acda & de Munnik, the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, and many more, including of course Justin Sandercoe.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I'd have to say the music of Acda & de Munnik. Their music is really mellow and has a lot of guitars in it. It sounds very accessible and I wanted to be able to play like that. Of course it's actually quite difficult, so I can't really play any of their music yet. But I will, some day.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I think I'm too shy and selfconscious to play in a band, but who knows. Maybe I'll get good at playing and feel confident enough to perform in public. For now, I am a happy bedroom strummer :)

Why do you play guitar?
Because it makes me happy. My life tends to suck a lot and playing enables me to leave that behind me and go to my "happy place". There's no sorrow when I play and that keeps me sane(-ish)

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to learn as much as I can so I can play the music that makes me the happiest. I've been finding the inspiration to write some lyrics lately, and I hope to one day have enough knowledge to write music for those songs. And I hope I'll be able to show Justin how much he taught me. If I can do that, I'm very content. Oh, and I want to learn to sing. Well, I can sing, but it sounds really horrible. So I've signed up for singing lessons to work on my voice.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DA_music on June 04, 2012, 06:53:18 pm
Nickname: DA
Real (full) name: David Andrew
Age: 29
Habitat: London, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
An Encore EBP-KC2T off Amazon to learn on.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
An Encore EBP-KC2T

For how long have you been playing guitar?
4 days.  ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I'm a complete eclectic. Rock of all kinds, metal, R&B (and old Rhythm and Blues), Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Musicals, Folk...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm going to work on Rock mostly.

Who are your favorite bands?
I grew up listening to Blue Oyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Edgar Winter Group. The more "modern" bands became AC/DC and Bon Jovi and now I also love 3 Doors Down.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Four words: Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet but considering I know a few people who have/do/are close to those who do then I wouldn't mind giving it a go once I'm good enough.

Why do you play guitar?
It's one of the great instruments to be expressive with.

What are your goals for the future?
To get to the point where I'm good enough to play in a band even if I don't ever do so.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BartNL on June 06, 2012, 10:19:58 pm
Nickname: BartNL
Real (full) name: Let's keep that for guessing!
Age: 46
Habitat: Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
My two kids and myself share 3 guitars in the household, and these are a Cort X-2, a Line 6 Tyler Variax JTV-59, and a Tanglewood acoustic nylon string.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I mostly get to play the Cort, but also spend time with the Tyler Variax, and, admittedly somewhat less time, with the Tanglewood.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A VOX VT-15, but all three guitars are also played through Guitar Rig on a Windows PC.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since December 2011, which makes me the junior player in the household.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues and Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to pick out the blues and rock songs from the Beginners Song Book.

Who are your favorite bands?
Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
All the time spent discussing guitar in the household, seeing/hearing a good friend play, and... Keith Richards.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not even near to that level... But I now do "jam" with the kids, and playing the Beginners Song Book versions along with youtube versions of the originals gives me just as much satisfaction!  8)

Why do you play guitar?
I want to prove (mostly to myself) that I can do something that I never considered doing because I never considered I could do it.

What are your goals for the future?
Finishing the Blues course.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DuckDive on June 22, 2012, 03:40:54 am
Nickname: DuckDive
Real (full) name: Isaac Rudophski
Age and birthday: Really old! (39)
Habitat: Southern California (Rancho Cucamonga - seriously!)


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor 314
Seagull Mini Jumbo Natural Elements

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Taylor most of the time - the Seagull calls from time to time though

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fishman Loudbox Mini

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Just over a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk, Singer Songwriter, Classic Rock, Old school punk (is there a better band than the Ramones?)

Who are your favorite bands?
Brandi Carlile, Oingo Boingo, Peter Gabriel, Ramones, Stones, Beatles, Jack Johnson - the list goes on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Mainly want to be able to accompany my wife who is a fantastically talented singer and musician (piano).  She has the most amazing ear, I'm so jealous, she can hear a song once and be playing it on piano in like 5 minutes (envious and awestruck all at the same time!).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Plan to play with my church eventually

Why do you play guitar?
At first it was for my wife, now, I could never give it up - it lifts my soul

What are your goals for the future?
To make some amazing music with my wife
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Guitar_noob on September 27, 2012, 08:54:09 pm
Nickname: Guitar_Noob
Real (full) name: Aurélien Lauf
Age and birthday: 28 years old
Habitat: Montpellier, France

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic : Ibanez V50MJP (sexy name !)
Electric : A crappy Squier Showmaster that I borrowed from a colleague ;).
Will probably buy a fender classic player 60 for XMas !

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same than above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 15g, borrowed with the Squier ;).

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 3,5 years.
But i've been playing seriously for about 1 year only.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Depends on the time. Mostly :
- 30s-40s era music (Billie Holiday, etc)
- old school funk/soul/black music (Bobby Womack, Al Green, Otis Redding, etc.)
- blues (Freddie King for the moment !)
- rock
- folk (Jack Johnson, etc.)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic rock and folk.
On electric : rock and blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Sooo many of them. At the moment :
- Freddie King
- The Stray Cats
- Jack Johnson

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My wife decided to buy me a guitar for my 25th birthday. Don't know why ; I've never told her that I wanted to play guitar ;). It took me quite some time to really appreciate it but I'm addicted now. Thanks to my lovely wife :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, every sunday in a 6 guys band. Drum, Sax, Trompet, Piano, Bass and me (rythm guitar). Playing mostly quite funky music.
Jamming with a friend every week, not too seriously ;).

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love it. I feel that it has made me a better person. I just love sharing music with other people and make new musical friends.

What are your goals for the future?
- Get better at playing electric guitar. Being mostly an acoustic player, I still lack all the cool tricks of electric guitar.
- Improvising blues, and switching soon to the major scale as well !
- teaching guitar to my 2,5 years old daughter in a few years :).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: patzw on September 30, 2012, 06:54:03 pm
Nickname: patzw
Real (full) name: Patricia
Age and birthday: 28 years old
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender CD-60CE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender CD-60CE

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 8 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Favorite? That's hard... I listen to pretty much everything, but these last couple of years I found myself more on the indie/folk/country with a hint of pop/rock sides. But really, I'll listen to almost anything.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? At this stage, nothing yet ;)

Who are your favorite bands? Brandi Carlile. Sheryl Crow.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've wanted to play guitar ever since I was a little kid. Never happened and so I grew up and life and financials got in the way. Now without getting into too much detail, I hit a really really tough spot and for some reason something inside me clicked. Music is what I love most, music is always there for me during the good and the bad. I decided I could use a positive change and I realized that nothing could possibly make me happier right now than to finally learn to play the guitar. Thought it over for a couple of days, talked it over with friends and family (no rash decisions for me) and I went out and got myself a guitar. And here I am.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope. Hopefully I'll learn enough here to start playing with friends or a band somewhere down the line :)

Why do you play guitar? See 'what inspired you'

What are your goals for the future? Get rid of the pain in my fingers. Get as much knowledge and skills for the guitar as possible. Play music for me. Play music for and/or with friends and family. Possibly play music for strangers someday.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Real_music_Lucas on October 01, 2012, 08:58:58 am
Nickname: Crowe
Real (full) name: Lucas Fowler
Age and birthday: 23 19/02/89
Habitat: England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
a Crafter Acoustic (not sure on type etc)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Crafter Acoustic (cheap nasty one) :(

Which amp(s) do you own?
Kustom 25W

For how long have you been playing guitar?
since april 2012

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock n roll, some country, blues, nu metal, folk, general acoustic music, punk rock, southern rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Hmm hard one as im only still learning so not really focusing on a genre, but eventually il be doing blues, alot of acoustic covers to songs :) (well il try) rock n roll and folk, and lots of fingerstyle stuff

Who are your favorite bands?
Thrice, Jimmy eat world, elvis, J R cash and many many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I think the guitar is a beautiful intsrument! and id love to have a skill to me (which is something i dont have) after i master the guitar il move onto the piano :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
I really enjoy it! and cant wait ot get good to play songs for friends and family

What are your goals for the future?
bring back rock n roll!!! no but seriously for now just to get good and maybe do gigs i dunno il see how it all ends up :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Arnoz on October 24, 2012, 03:27:14 pm
I have been browsing the forum for sometime and I thought I should be polite and introduce myself. I hope i can make some friends and I also hope i can help some people. Although with my experience in guitar playing, I wouldn't be much of help I guess :P

Nickname:
Arnoz and a bunch of other nicknames I use in video games.
A friend calls me Noz that is short for Arnoz. And my father used to call me a name when I was little. It's kinda embarrassing, it's a diminutive( I just googled this word, i was searching for the translation of a word from my native language. So I don't know if it's the right usage. Sounds fancy though) of my name. Sooo not worth mentioning.
 
Real (full) name:
Arno Hira Narain

Age and birthday:
27, 26-7-1985

Habitat:
The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez GSA60. My dad gave it as a gift. I'm probably never going to play on something else, because he gave it to me. Guess i'm just a sentimental guy.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one my father gave me.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG30DFX

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 years I guess, but I wouldn't call it exactly playing... more random and directionless fiddling. For a couple of months now I have been trying to be serious and trying to get better.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Well I mostly listen to Rock, Metal and rock ballads, but I also listen to Blues and Jazz.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well i'm "trying" to play Rock,blues and Jazz. I can play "House of the Rising", "Hey Joe", "Knocking on Heaven Door" and some other songs, not the solos though. ;)

Who are your favorite bands?
Judging from what I see on my last.fm:
Saxon, Rob Rock, Impellitteri, Ronnie James Dio, Edguy, Kiss, Muse, ZZ Top.

but I also like:
AC/DC, Jamiroquai, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Gamma Ray and many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well the first instrument I played was the drums and the one after that was the keyboard. My parents
put me on a music school and I loved it. The only problem I hated doing my homework, because it was well ...homework... I was pretty young like 7 or something and couldn't motivate myself. I started to get interested in music again after hearing a rock riff for the first time. That inspired me to start playing. But
then came the video games... and here I am now :D.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Well i practiced in a family band. I played the keyboard, but I never went far.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love the sound, specially that crazy rock sound.

What are your goals for the future?
-Become a songwriter
-Become a very good guitar player
-Become a better singer
-Get a career in music
-Become famous and entertain millions( it's pretty far-fetched, but if you never pursue your dreams you may wonder " what if ". If it goes wrong I atleast can say I tried. ;P )
- And meet Justin ofcourse :)

Who is your favorite guitar player?
Hard one,... I guess Eddie Van Halen, I love his way of playing.

Thank you for reading.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Mothermercury30 on November 05, 2012, 05:19:17 pm
Hey everyone

Ok; here goes:

Nickname:  Mothermercury30
Real name:  Julian
Age: Wrong side of 30s
Which guitar do you own:  A Hudson acoustic.  Until I can afford something that's perfect for me.
Which amp do you own:  I don't need one.  Yet.
How long have you been playing guitar:  Off and on for 30 years.  Never took it seriously.  I am now.
Favourite music genre:  The 60s and 70s.
Which genre do I play most often:  No preference. 
Who are your favourite bands:  Queen, Deep Purple, Squeeze, Metallica, Clapton, The Beatles, pretty eclectic really.
What inspired you to start playing guitar:  My uncle.  He can't play.
Do you play or have you ever played in a band?  Well, I've songwritten, I've played with other musicians, but I never had a band.  I firmly believe that's why my playing never went to the next level.  That, and not enough practice.
Why do you play guitar?  Because, played properly, it's a beautiful, expressive instrument.
What are your goals for the future?  To play live, and for other people.  To know, subconsciously, where the frets are without looking down, and to be able to express myself through playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Andyb99 on November 13, 2012, 10:37:19 am
Hi People
first time user here...had a guitar 3 days...fingers are sore

a bit about me

Nickname:  Andyb99
Real name:  Andy
Age: 42
Which guitar do you own: i dont really know...its an electric ST style generic one i think...i bought it second hand to play rocksmith with
Which amp do you own:  xbox360
How long have you been playing guitar:  3 days
Favourite music genre:  all sorts
Which genre do I play most often:  No preference. 
Who are your favourite bands:  metallica, new order i guess
What inspired you to start playing guitar:  cant go through life not knowing how to play
Do you play or have you ever played in a band?  nope
Why do you play guitar?  hobby.
What are your goals for the future?  i just want to be able to play a bit

so you probably noticed the rocksmith and xbox 360 (amp) at 42 sonic the hedgehog doesnt really float my boat anymore and guitar hero was great fun....then i saw this ad for rocksmith....the game that can teach you how to play.....and it got my interest. i have picked up a guitar a few times but had no clue how to make it work....so i decided this might be a good window....and keep me interested..and that brought me here.
i'm loving it...practising Justin's chords and playing the songs to help me work on my fingers...i have to say it works very well but i need to combine it with the teachings here as i'd like to learn to play without the scrolling screen in front of me.

sorry to ramble
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: IB_Bangin on December 03, 2012, 02:24:27 pm
Nickname: IB_Bangin (from the film bringing out the dead, gaming name I've used for years)
Real name: Mark
Age: 40
Habitat: Manchester, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?:
Yamaha Pacifica 012 & 821D, Epiphone SG & Les Paul Custom, Fender Baja Classic Player Telecaster, LAG T200ACE

Which guitar do you currently play on?: Depends on my mood or the song I'm playing

Which amp(s) do you own?:
Roland Cube 40XL & Xbox 360 via Rocksmith

How long have you been playing guitar?: Nearly 2 Years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?:
Classic Rock, Rock, Metal, Blues, Electronic, loads of stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?:
Rock, some Blues, but lots of variety 60's, 70's, 80's & modern stuff

Who are your favorite bands?:
Pink Floyd, CCR, Crowded House, U2, Talking Heads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ... too many to list here ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?:
Spent too long thinking "I wish I could do that..."

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?: No

Why do you play guitar?:
fun, the challenge, the rewards ... ladies love guitarists ...  8)

What are your goals for the future?:
work more on scales and get my finger speed up, be able to play solo's better, be better at improvising & improve my all round game.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Greenfingers on December 04, 2012, 11:28:47 pm
Nickname: Greenfingers
Real (full) name: Mark
Age: 24
Habitat: Liverpool, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Encore Strat (Cheap and nasty copy - I'll upgrade when I'm able to play better.)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Encore Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Encore sound blaster (Cheap and nasty amp to go with the guitar)

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 Weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I don't really have a favourite type, I enjoy variety! The only thing I dislike is most chart music, not all, most.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not really up to the point where I can play songs yet. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!

Who are your favorite bands? RHCP, CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Mike Oldfield, Bob Marley and the wailers, Jimi Hendrix, Talking heads, The Doors, Bob Dylan...to name a few.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I first heard 'Free Bird' I promised myself that I would one day play that song to the same standard.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not as of yet but I do like the sound of it.

Why do you play guitar?
To be able to jam with friends, be able to play for family and for my own personal satisfaction. I'm interested in seeing how good I can become.

What are your goals for the future?
For now I'm just focussing on learning and practising chords and changes although I do wish to form a band with friends for fun in the future, but that is still a long way off. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: nigec on December 06, 2012, 06:03:22 pm
Nickname:  NigeC
Real (full) name:Nige
Age and birthday:50 going on 12
Habitat: Darlington uk

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squier Classic Vibe 60's Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Don't you mean make a horrible noise with? the above Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 1

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 to 3 month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Punk depends on my mood

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Queen, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play but never had the time/chance

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? God no

Why do you play guitar? To do something new and break some bad habits

What are your goals for the future? Buy a Brian May guitar and to be able to play it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mouser9169 on January 03, 2013, 01:19:32 am
Nickname: Mouser
Age and birthday: 42 years young
Habitat: Southern US

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez AS-93 (love this arch-top)
Fender MiM Strat - upgrade PUP's and bridge pickup toggle
Epiphone SG (I forget what model Epiphone really calls it). I got super lucky on this one. It was one of the 'limited editions', and they hit it out of the park with the one I got.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I play them all - but the strat needs a setup bad, even tuned down a half step she's starting to bow (I use 12-56 strings).

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue.  Love this baby.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for five years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Jazz

Who are your favorite bands?
Depends on the time of day. Zeppelin, Clapton, Miles Davis, Sonny Boy Williamson (I), Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Bowling for Soup


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Originally to keep my joints limber (I have rheumatoid arthritis). Now its just fun.

What are your goals for the future?
I just take it one day at a time right now - keep learnin' and having some fun along the way.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: froggiebecky on January 03, 2013, 02:40:37 am
Hi everyone...Seeing as I'm new here, I should probably introduce myself.

Nickname: I've gone by this username for years...
Age and birthday: 31
Habitat(s): Sydney, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland (yes, I have two...)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor GS Mini 'hog top

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Just my beloved mini!

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I played around with it for a year before committing to learn properly about 8 months ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, alternative, indie, folk, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
80's, indie, folk

Who are your favorite bands?
I'm a sucker for John Mayer and Paul Dempsey. Depeche Mode, The Temper Trap, and Pete Murray have been getting a lot of airtime lately, too.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Something I can learn and play with to keep me sane while I'm working on my PhD. I also wonder if guys like girls who play guitar....

What are your goals for the future?
Just to hold my own at BBQs and jam sessions. If someone asked me to play a gig, and I felt confident I could do it, I certainly wouldn't say no!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: firashelou on January 06, 2013, 02:12:58 pm
Nickname: Mac
Real (full) name: Firas Helou
Age and birthday: 22, 10 august 1990
Habitat: Haddath, Lebanon

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Prince STC-33

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Prince STC-33

Which amp(s) do you own?
Simack SGA 20

How long have you been playing guitar?
well i used to play at school classical guitar but it was a rubbish program so i can say i was not gd cz we used to play songs that they gave us , they didnt taught us any techniques and chords and music
but i stoped when i was 17 till now 22 , 2 weeks ago , 2 days before christmas i got my amp and i already had a guitar since i was 15 , and i have a friend from England who told me about justinguitar.com and the journey has started :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
all kind

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
i am still a beginner but i would love to play all kinds spacially the blues and jazz cz i like the way the notes are played in

Who are your favorite bands?
old bands : Steelheart, Scorpians, Journey, Metallica, Manowar ...
recent bands: Nickelback, McFly, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
well i downloaded a song called Into The Night for Santana and Chad Kroeger and i like it so much espacially the solos of Carlos Santana so i felt i want to learn to play that solo Intro and i went to a music shop and baught mi Amp + i like to be envolved in many things like i learned how to program websites , i draw specially portrait and realistic , hope i can be gd at music and guitar soon :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but i like to

Why do you play guitar?
i like the guitar it's cool !

What are your goals for the future?
i like to play the guitar if i was in a pub where they have a guitar and i'm with my friends, a random guy who went onto the stage and start playing :D lol maybe it's 2 exagerated but it would seems cool if that happened ;) :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ste 35 on January 09, 2013, 10:57:20 am
Nickname: Ste 35
Real (full) name: Steven
Age and birthday:39
Habitat:Liverpool

Which guitar(s) do you own? Simon and Patrick acoustic dreadnought.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Simon and Patrick acoustic.

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 years more or less.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and Metal mainly but i like pretty much everything, if it sounds good, it is good.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything from Pink Floyd and The Beatles to Oasis and the more modern bands like David Gray and Radiohead.

Who are your favorite bands? Don't really have any but if i was pushed then Black Sabbath.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always wanted to learn how to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, never.

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it and theres nothing like playing a song you like and ( singing badly ) along to it.

What are your goals for the future? To improve my playing with the help of this site and the people here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RobSomerset on February 14, 2013, 10:44:48 am
Nickname: Benny
Real (full) name: Rob Bennington
Age and birthday: 47 years old
Habitat: England (South West)


Which guitar(s) do you own?: Vintage V100 TSB

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above.

Which amp(s) do you own?: Fender Mustang 1

For how long have you been playing guitar?: 4 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?: Rock, Old skool Metal and Indie.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?: Not started yet but will be classic rock i expect.

Who are your favorite bands?: Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Led Zep, Sabbatth, Judas Priest and tons of others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?: Always wanted to learn it's as simple as that. Just never got round to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?: Nope.

Why do you play guitar?: Because it's fun and rewarding and better use of my time than online gaming which i used to do alot.

What are your goals for the future?: To be able to pick up a guitar and playing anything that people know. You know the guy at the party who picks one up tunes it and gets everyone singing. I'd be happy with that. Or maybe a guest slot in my mates bands when they're gigging.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: rfriday on February 15, 2013, 07:13:07 pm
Nickname: rfriday
Age : 43
Habitat: St. Louis, MO.  USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG700S
Schecter Omen 6 Extreme

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both.  I just started learning.  I do my focused practice on the acoustic, for the most part, and then work on learning songs on the Schecter.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider IV 75

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Aprrox. 6 months.  Just started the beginners course on this site about 6 weeks ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Heavy Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever the recommended songs are for my stage in the course right now. 

Who are your favorite bands?
Zeppelin, Rush & Van Halen are definitely my top 3


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
My brother has been a player for 30 years and I was always envious of the fun he had with it and his ability to never be bored because he could always pickup the guitar.  He was a natural though and I'm not so I never really had the nerve to approach it.  I'm very glad that I finally did, though, because I'm having a blast.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to jam with my brother (or anyone else for that matter) and not feel foolish doing it....and to just continue having fun with it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joerfe on March 02, 2013, 07:49:26 am
nickname Joerfe
Real (full) name: Jesper Jørgensen
Age and birthday: 42, 7. Dec. 1970
habitat Denmark


Which guitar(s) do you own? Classical Cimar '75 (sub brand of Ibanez)

Which guitar do you currently play on? well....

Which amp(s) do you own? no amp

For how long have you been playing guitar? I played for a year or so back in '85 on the very same guitar, but at this timefor about 3-4 weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I have been around, but for the last 5 years or so it has been progressiv rock and hard rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? whatever the beginners songbook throws at me and childrens songs for my daughter (3 years old).

Who are your favorite bands? Porcupine Tree, Riverside (Polish), Alice in Chains, Kashmir (Danish)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? That's a tough one. Actually, I am not sure. I guess I am just inspired by the instrument.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No. I like being me and the guitar. However, I do hope to meet a jam buddy or two along the road.

Why do you play guitar? the main reason to pick it up again was to inspire my daughter to play an instrument, but it glues to my hands and I get the desire to learn how to really play the guitar and to play great tunes.

What are your goals for the future to convey great songs to those willing to listen.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Meggerz on June 09, 2013, 06:50:09 pm
Hello everyone and hope you are all feeling awesome, i'm meg i'm 25, live with friends have a job and i am a returning guitar player after a somewhat longish hiatus for 2 or 3 years, i played guitar for maybe a 1-2 years and made good progress to satisfy myself at the time, thanks to self learning as well as using Justins website from which i was part of the forums but it was so long ago i forgot my account woops!!

I'm into but not exclusively Rock/pop/metal/WeirdJapaneseMusicAlongTheSameGenres and whatever else inbetween that i end up liking listening to or just playing for fun.

Just got the spark this week to get back into guitar and be a little more motivated to keep up with it, thankfully allot of my muscle memory and most if not all the basics and intermediate skills i learn are mostly intact aside from theory which has totally gone down the drain. (Sorry Justin!)

Thought id say hi and hopefully get advice and maybe give it down in the future, also be something to keep my motivation going which is the biggest hurdle i believe.

So thanks for reading and rock on duder and duddeters!


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: allan.s on July 14, 2013, 06:54:39 pm


Nickname:Al
Real (full) name:Allan
Age and birthday:57Habitat:Burton-on-trent,UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?Fender American Delux Strat,Yamaha ac1r

Which guitar do you currently play on?Both

Which amp(s) do you own?Fender Mustang 1

How long have you been playing guitar?tad over a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?rock and roll, prog rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?any in Justins Beginnrs book

Who are your favorite bands?Pink floyd.the beatles its endless

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Eric clapton

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no

Why do you play guitar?always liked music ,so if they can play so can i

What are your goals for the future?To play at a local accostic club
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TheReplicant on July 14, 2013, 09:52:03 pm
Been on here for a month or so but never introduced myself properly so here goes:

Nickname:
TheReplicant

Real (full) name:
Craig

Age and birthday:
37

Habitat:
Sheffield, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Loar LH200 and Fender FSR Telecaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang 1 v2

How long have you been playing guitar?
11 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Probably Blues Rock and Classic Rock but I don't really care about genres. I care about what I like.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Given I'm learning, I'm forced to play easyish songs and genre doesn't come into it!

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Stones, Beatles, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Free, The Who, Allman Bros.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Jimmy Page and his Dragon Tele. The sound he got out of it from those live Danish performances blew me away......and he looked cool. Bit late at 37 but what the hell  ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I'd probably have bottles thrown at me and end up in casualty. Maybe one day.

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it immensely.

What are your goals for the future?
To be as good as I can be and play songs I like. If others like it too that's a bonus.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TheCasual on July 23, 2013, 08:48:29 pm
Been meaning to do this for a wile.

Nickname:
The Casual

Real (full) name:
Jody

Age and birthday:
25

Habitat:
Hull, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS in Candy Apple Red

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang 1

How long have you been playing guitar?
7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie, Psychedelic, Surf, Funk, Punk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Only one Stage 7 of the beginner course, so none really.

Who are your favorite bands?
The Stone Roses, Jimi Hendrix, The Smiths, Beach Boys, Love, Funkadelic, Nile Rodgers, The Who, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Jesus and Marychains,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hearing John Squire from The Stone Roses

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, but that's a goal for the future

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love music and playing it.

What are your goals for the future?
Write and record my own music as part of a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: fingersandthumbs on October 14, 2013, 08:54:55 pm
Let me tell you a story.

Earlier this year I passed my 70th birthday and for a long time I’ve wanted to play the guitar but never did anything about it. This time though, as there can’t be all that many birthdays left I did.

We were away from home and I was just browsing in a small guitar shop (the shop that is, not the guitars!) whilst the boss of the household bought yet another pair of shoes in the shop next door. I spent nearly an hour talking to the owner and he let me have a “plonk” on some guitars until I said “I’m going to buy one”. He advised me that at my age there was no point in my spending mega bucks because I might find I didn’t like it and give up fairly quickly. He also advised that nylon strings would be a lot easier than steel on my aged fingers and if I did take to it that would be the time to spend a bit more.
So, I left the shop clutching a Jose Ferrer, nylon strung, classical style guitar complete with a set of on-line lessons. I didn’t know it then, but I do now that it also had a neck as wide as Blackpool Prom and an action so high I’d need a step ladder to play it.

Regardless, I made a start on the lessons, some were good, some were not so good and I rapidly learned the names and positions of all the notes on the first four frets (and a few others too). I then went on to plonk my way through Kumbaya, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and a few others too note perfect if a bit slower than they were written. Then, it came to Chords!!

This was the time I discovered Justin and the Beginner’s Course. I now find that my repertoire includes A,D and E with the various minor, 7th and sus2 variations. On a good day and nice and slowly they ring out clear and on a bad day they buzz more than a hive of bees. I struggle daily withC to force my ring finger away from my middle finger and equally so with G to get my ring finger to bend perpendicular to the high E string. No matter, I’ll crack them one day regardless of my less than supple fingers and small hands and then I’ll have a go at F!

On bad days I give my left hand a rest and move on to the basic finger picking section and give my right hand something to do or I practice a few simple strumming patterns and open Justin’s Beginner’s Song Book I’ve just bought-and then it’s back to one minute changes again.
Why am I putting myself through this after all I’m not going to play in a band, just for my own interest and amusement. Where would I find a band my age anyway--- Oh! Forgot The Stones!). Well I’ve always been into music of all kinds especially guitar based stuff. I’ve seen EC at The Royal Albert Hall six times plus once in Birmingham; got most of the stuff Richard Thompson has issued; like David Rawlings a lot, Dylan, Decemberists, Alabama Shakes, Paul Carrack and on and on……..

The other thing is I think I owe it to Justin to get better too. I look at his on-screen image sometimes and say to him “Keep going son, there’s light at the end of the tunnel”. THAT BOY IS SOME TEACHER.

Now I'm waiting for delivery of my Yamaha FG700s, then watch me go.



Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SFDonovan on October 21, 2013, 03:55:20 pm
Nickname:  Steve
Real (full) name: Steven
Age: 52
Habitat: Corinth, Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Austin AA30 Dreadnought

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Austin AA30 Dreadnought

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.  I just play acoustic

How long have you been playing guitar?
4 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Singer Songwriter

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None... I'm a beginner.

Who are your favorite bands?
Eagles, Creed, SRV

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The challenge of learning something new.  I like to sing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
For fun.

What are your goals for the future?
To be comfortable playing for friends and family.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Iredale on October 22, 2013, 09:16:28 am
Nickname: Iredale
Real (full) name: Tim Iredale   
Age and birthday: 31 (at time of writing this) 16/05/81
Habitat: Witney, Oxfordshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic -  Antoria SF 29HS
Electric - Fender Squire

Which guitar do you currently play on?
98% of the time the Antoria (Love ther sound of it)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AD15VT- XL
Orange Micro Crush CR3

How long have you been playing guitar?
Been picking the guitar up on and off for about 6 years, but this is the first structured learning I have done and I started from scratch, deciding to follow Justins begineers course really is working.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock/Blues, most things acoustic, folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
The Black Keys (#1), Audioslave, BB King, Ben Howard, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Green Day, James Vincent McMorrow, Kings of Leon (old stuff) Paul Weller, Radiohead, Robert Cray, Seasick Steve (To name but a few)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The love of music. My step father is one of the best guitarist I know, he knows no theory, not even what chords he is playing, but he is a natural.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I dont intend too. I will be happy to be able to play with my stepfather.

Why do you play guitar?
It makes me happy.  Do something that makes you happy.

What are your goals for the future?
Teach my son to play the guitar.
Own that 'Prefect' guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Etnacila on October 22, 2013, 12:32:44 pm
Nickname: Etnacila
Real (full) name: José Jiménez   
Age and birthday: 49 19/03/1964
Habitat: Alicante, Spain

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Clasical Spanish - Admira Mod. Paloma
Acoustic - Washburn WD-130 SE LTD 130 Aniversary

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Washburn most of the time.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I have been "making noise" since two years ago aproximately, but in no direction. My brother has bought to me the Washburn as a present, recently.
Although I'm registered in the forum long time ago, I have just bought the beginer song book and started basic course from scratch.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Popular music, the type of songs that every body knows (traditional, campfire, BBQ songs), preferible relaxing, finger picking........ I don't like very much heavy metal or any strident music, may be because I don't understand it.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just learning.

Who are your favorite bands?
Not a big fun of anybody.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have been always fastinated about being able to ply music and the guitar is the instrument I like more.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Never.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a challenge I had since I was a boy.

What are your goals for the future?
Learn to sing along with my plying, just for fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Steve_Smith on December 03, 2013, 11:10:21 pm
Hi guys, I'm new to guitar and new to the forum. Got to say there is LOADS of fantastic looking stuff on the site and forum, a bit daunting and overwhelming but I really want to learn. I'll have a go at answering the questions but feel free to ask anything!

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 4 December 1975 / 38
Habitat: Hull, East Yorkshire.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Encore electric and a Marlin nylon acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of the above

Which amp(s) do you own? A small cheap one

How long have you been playing guitar? Just starting

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Limited but mainly Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands? Queen, Def Leppard and others of this type

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Brian May

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar? Love the sound

What are your goals for the future? To learn to play

Ok, I've tried to answer as best as I can. As I said feel free to ask me stuff, I love to chat!
Best wishes
Steve

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ZachM84 on January 04, 2014, 01:50:51 pm
Nickname: Zach
Real (full) name: Zach Maynard
Age and birthday: February 29, 1984
Habitat: Cape Cod, Massachusetts US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Johnson electric (have dreams about a nice Ibanez)

Which guitar do you currently play on? The one I don't dream about :)

Which amp(s) do you own? Prime

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Blues, Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? On a whim, needing something positive to do

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Wicked fun

What are your goals for the future? Play in a band

Thanks for this very friendly forum and thanks to Justin Guitar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Macabre on January 08, 2014, 12:52:07 am

Nickname:
Plax

Age:
34

Habitat:
UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Special II electric, Yamaha F310 acoustic & Yamaha C40 classical

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Les Paul Special II for Rocksmith otherwise the Yamaha F310 acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
20w Drive (CD200R).

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just over a month for the electric & acoustic. The classical I've had since I was about 13 and played off and on since (mainly off!).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Soft Rock. Also love 80s music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just starting out so not found my niche yet, but probably rock because of Rocksmith!

Who are your favorite bands?
Meat Loaf, Jon Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Queen

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Rocksmith 2014 being in the sale on Amazon Black Friday deal

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
Always wanted to learn a musical instrument, so thought this time I'd actually stick at the guitar. So have invested in some decent guitars and started having lessons. Don't think Classical was really for me.

What are your goals for the future?
Learn the guitar proficiently that I can entertain family and friends. Maybe even jam with some of them that can also play.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FabianU on January 10, 2014, 09:30:46 am

Nickname:
FabianU

Age:
32

Habitat:
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Beginner acoustic steelstring, but looking for a new (good) one. I dont even know which brand it is ;-)
I also have a stagg strat, but I don't use this one. Because I first want to learn to play the acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
a simple 10 or 15 W, but don't use it, because I only practice on the acoustic guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar?
A couple of months. Currently I'm at stage 6 of the BC. So there is a lot of work to do  ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like a lot of different music genre's, but mostly listen to reggea, folk and al kind of pop music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just at stage 6 of the BC, so I'm trying to learn some of the BC songs.

Who are your favorite bands?
I like Bob Marley, Blaudzun, Kensington, Racoon, U2, Oasis, Dire Straits and so on....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I always wanted to play guitar, since I was 15 years of age or something, but never started. I think the guitar is a beatiful, versatile instrument.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I always wanted to play guitar, since I was 15 years of age or something, but never started. I think the guitar is a beatiful, versatile instrument. I'm currently taking some guitar lessons to, together with my father, who is also starting to learn playing at the age of 61!!!

What are your goals for the future?
First goal is to learn some nice songs on guitar and then I will see where it takes me. On the long term I like to play some nice songs, riffs and solo's on an electric guitar..

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lucky Tim on February 16, 2014, 04:11:44 pm
Nickname:Lucky Tim
Real (full) name:Lucky Tim
Age and birthday:51
Habitat:LA California (urban desert)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Chinese Gibson Maestro
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same and neighbors Martin D-15
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing a little rif since I've been 12, Playing Just-in for about 8 months now and playing 5 or so songs.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Anything that makes me feel; Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings to AC/DC
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The one offered in the beginner songbook
Who are your favorite Artists / Bands?
Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Traffic, etc; 60's -70's stuff, B sides, the ones they missed, unappreciated invisible beauty, Giltrap, Sublime Magic; Hiding Indoors.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Originally, girls.
Perhaps the notion that if I could do something that wonderful I would be worthwhile. Once started, its the bright and warm ringing sound that it makes. Sometimes I hear amazing harmonic sounds come out and have to look in the sound hole because I don't believe it.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope
Why do you play guitar?
Because I need to feel something real, it removes social inhibition, the reward is sufficient in relation to the agony . It connects me to people. It keeps my mind active and gives me something I want to work for.
What are your goals for the future?
To serenade. Never to criticize, explain, complain, or utter a mean word. To feel excess of emotion and be purely human, to be genuine and authentic, not fearful to show you my true self. To be strong enough so that mean words and actions don't hurt me, not to retaliate. To enjoy every moment and truly appreciate this beautiful and wonderful place called earth. To give people something meaningful.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Haoshoku on February 24, 2014, 11:33:14 pm
Hi guys, I didn't even saw this topic so I should introduce myself =)

Nickname: Mitar
Real (full) name: Mijo
Age and birthday: 24th May 1990 (23 age)
Habitat: Split, Croatia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 112

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha Pacifica 112

Which amp(s) do you own? Johnson small one

How long have you been playing guitar? Doing justin begginer course for 2 months (4 months before i started but it was unmethodica and confused approach)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Folk, Country, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Only justin beginner stuff, I adore 12 bar blues and fingerstyle (3 fingers instead of 4)

Who are your favorite bands? Dire Straits, J.J. Cale, Prljavo Kazalište

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Riding on a bus sitting tired (18 years old) and hearing Sultans of Swing live version on my Ipod, and Tunnel of Love after that. That changed my life... I doubted myself and had no money for guitar then but that was key moment.I got acoustic guitar but had no clue what to do with it, my teacher was not bad but he left country and I was left clueless so I sold my guitar and quit.  Later me and my exgirlfriend lied in bed talking about blues and 60/70 bands and I realized: this is what I really want to do, I am gonna save for guitar and start again seriously!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, I am still on beginner road.

Why do you play guitar? I love being creative and I like listening guitar so that combined is pure love. I don't really care about being cool, and other people seing me as good. I just want to be able to express myself.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to express my deepest feelings through playing guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Username on April 13, 2014, 01:24:16 pm
Nickname: Username
Real (full) name: I'd rather not tell
Age and birthday: 8 December 2001. So that makes me 12
Habitat: Holland

Which guitar(s) do you own? To be honest I don't really know, but its made by Hoffner.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Again, I don't know.

Which amp(s) do you own? None. I have an acoustic.

How long have you been playing guitar? Around 3-4 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Country and Grunge(around 1/3 of the songs I know are Nirvana songs).

Who are your favorite bands? Queen, Guns 'n Roses and Nirvana.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The Mini Band. Seriously go look them up on Youtube. They rock.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, unfortunately not.

Why do you play guitar? Cause I'm gonna be a Rockstar.

What are your goals for the future? Being able to play Brighton Rock by Queen.  Again go look it up, I don't know how links work.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pieterpieter on April 26, 2014, 08:15:04 pm
Hello,

My name is Pieter and I play the guitar for about 5 years now. What I mainly do is just improvising.

I have two guitars: a Fender Stratocaster and a Epiphone Les Paul Standard. I love the sound and feel of the stratocaster the most.

I have long thought that I could become as good as Jimi Hendrix if I practiced enough, but I don't think that anymore. lol :-)

I hope to find some interesting tips on this forum.

Thanks already!

Pieter
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Guitar_noob on April 30, 2014, 02:39:44 pm
I've already posted here a few years ago but things have changed since then so I thought I should update my presentation.

Nickname: guitar_noob
Real (full) name: Aurélien L.
Age and birthday: 30 years old
Habitat: South of France

Which guitar(s) do you own?
* MiM Fender Stratocaster (the Wayne's World2 edition). I call it Excalibur (because of Wayne's World ;)) or Galak / Galakaster because its color is the same than white chocolate  ;D (it used to be Arctic white 20 years ago)
* Hagstrom Super Swede. I call it Leslie because it's Lespol shaped ;). I don't use it very often even though I like it a lot. It's just that I'm used to my strat... Maybe I'll sell it soon.
* Taylor 214CE : my new guitar. Makes me wanna go acoustic more often !

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The strat in one band, and the Taylor in another.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Fender Mustang II. Very versatile for my home playing. I'm quite happy with it.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started 5 years ago, but I've started playing seriously only 2 years ago I guess, when I started playing with other people.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Depends on the mood. For the moment : mostly soul/funk/motown stuff. I used to listen a lot to rock and blues bands. 20s-30s jazz music is also great.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Funk/soul + a bit of rock.
But again : depends on the mood and what I hear on the radio.

Who are your favorite bands?
I try to discover many artists that I don't know so I have quite a lot of band in my head right now.

I'd narrow the answer to guitarists that I like the most : John Frusciante, Prince, Nile Rodgers.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My wife bought me a guitar for my 25th birthday. At first, I was happy but soon got frustrated by the lack of progress. When I started playing with bands 2 years ago, my level skyrocketed and music has become a passion.

Serious hand injury last year made me lose a bit of interest in music... but I've recovered so here I am again !

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Two bands :
- drum, kongas, trompet, saxo, piano, vocal, bass, and guitar. We play mostly funk/soul/reggae.
- cello, accordion, guitar. We play whatever we have in mind. We are working on Stairway to heaven right now ;).

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love it and I feel like it made me a better person. I've met so many people since I play music.

What are your goals for the future?
Mostly : to improve my skills at transcribing and reading music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Pete83 on May 29, 2014, 03:35:47 pm
Nickname: Pete

Real (full) name: Peter Nørgaard

Age and birthday: 30 

Habitat: Denmark

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Sigma (something i cant remember)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock n' Roll

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Ballads

Who are your favorite bands?
The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, James Taylor, David Gray, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses with Slash, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Mark Knopfler.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've been fascinated by music all my life, but really it was after I accidentially clicked on a video with Justin on youtube.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No! I wish.

Why do you play guitar?
Because its my favorite instrument next to the piano.

What are your goals for the future?
To play in a band and finish both the BC and IM.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Schmidtrock on June 25, 2014, 12:45:26 am
Well I guess I never did this so after a couple of years here on this site I suppose it is time!

Nickname: Schmidtrock
Real (full) name: Kevin
Age and birthday: 48 08/28
Habitat: Asheville, North Carolina, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender CD-60CE Acoustic Electric, Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OG2CE Acoustic Electric, Jay Turser JT-220D LP Cherry Sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of the above!

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate GX30M

How long have you been playing guitar? I've been 'learning' guitar since 1976  :P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock 1970's and early 1980's, Blues, Folk
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Clapton, Satriani, Neil Young

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Classically trained pianist, became naturally attracted to guitar as it became a big thing growing up with the wonderful world of rock and roll.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I don't currently but did back in the late 80's. That was a very fun experience and I hope to do so again some day.

Why do you play guitar? Music moves me and mastering the guitar after playing keys for so long is my major bucket list item. One day I'll get it right! I've recently started over and began at square one with Justin's beginner lesson modules. Loving it now more than ever and making great strides.

What are your goals for the future? I'd really love to become a proficient intermediate guitarist within the next two years. I don't have any ideas or goals at making money with this but would love to have the skill necessary to do so, should the opportunity arise. I'd really love to investigate songwriting in the future.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: deadeye_ag on July 07, 2014, 01:36:59 pm
Nickname:  deadeye_ag
Real (full) name:  Cody
Age and birthday:  39
Habitat: Dallas, Texas USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? 
Seagull S6
Ibanez AS93 - semi-hollow

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Both, but favor my acoustic.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Don't own one, use my MacBook Air with GarageBand when playing electric

How long have you been playing guitar?  2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Red Dirt/Texas Country, 80's pop/rock, folk, rock and roll

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Red Dirt and folk/rock (e.g. The Eagles, Elvis, etc)

Who are your favorite bands?  Randy Rogers Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue, Pat Green, The Departed. The Eagles, Elvis, Johnny Cash

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Cody Canada, Randy Rogers, and Stoney Larue doing their thing! Love their music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, maybe someday

Why do you play guitar?  I play because it's fun, I love playing and singing my favorite songs. I love performing by the campfire just having a good time.

What are your goals for the future?  To get good enough to play in a red dirt cover band someday when I have time.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Steve58 on July 07, 2014, 05:22:04 pm

Nickname: Steve58
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 56 10 May 58
Habitat: Ipsden - Oxfordshire - England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Black Squire Bullet Strat 20th anniversary edition

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall G15R CD Reverb Guitar Practice Amplifier

How long have you been playing guitar? A month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues - Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Hey I've only been learning a month, I'm still getting to know the basic chords.

Who are your favorite bands? Joe Bonamassa - Eric Clapton - SRV - AC AC - Manic Street Preachers and any 70's music

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Hearing Justin on the Chris Evans show on BBC radio2

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? N/A

Why do you play guitar? I'm brand new to the world of the guitar.
Got close to some great bands back in the 70's as I was personal security for artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd. Saw and heard a lot but never felt the need to play myself.
 
I'm now 56 and the mid life crisis has kicked in, it was either a Harley or a Strat, well I'm here so you know who won. I live in South Oxfordshire in England and this time of year there are a lot of gigs both professional and turn up and join in going on in the area. My goal is to turn up and jam next year.
 
What are your goals for the future? To be able to pick up a guitar and play in front of people without having to think about what I'm doing. Ultimately I'd like to be a Clapton/SRV/Roben Ford/Joe Bonamassa clone, let's see what comes out the other side. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on July 08, 2014, 10:10:51 am
A Strat is far less dangerous to drive and when you "drive" it, its sound will outclass any given Harley :)

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: PeteP on August 24, 2014, 09:30:59 am
Nickname: Oomi
Real (full) name: Pete
Age and birthday: 46 & July.
Habitat: Rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 112 in wood finish, Ashton acoustic, Aria Pro 2 bass, Ozark acoustic bass.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Ashton acoustic but just got the Pacifica so it may be that any day now.

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall (park) G10 mkII (40w)

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 strings = 2 weeks, bass = all my life, but badly.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? almost anything, but blues, jazz, classic rock, prog rock, funk. The more complicated and deep the better.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Ha! I'll tell you when I've got more than 3 chords.

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zepplin, Santana, Pengiun Cafe Orchestra, too many others to mention.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to learn an instrument (properly), decided it should be a versatile one but the thought of learning piano scares me - it's too complicated (and yet guitar seems simpler).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I don't now, but I did at school, very briefly. I was lucky to have been in it with a couple of guys who did ok for themselves and even got a bit famous (without my help).

Why do you play guitar? For fun and the challenge of learning it.

What are your goals for the future? Being able to play the songs I like with a friend or two who are pretty darned good at it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Buckeye1971 on August 24, 2014, 04:17:42 pm
Nickname: Buckeye
   
Real (full) name: Brian

Age and birthday: 43,  3/71

Habitat: Ohio USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? 5 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? everything except techno, rap, and opera.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Justin's beginners songbook and one minute changes. :P

Who are your favorite bands? Eagles, Iron Maiden

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to learn. But was inspired by Justin's website and reading all of your outstanding posts on this forum.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? for enjoyment and sense of accomplishment at learning something new.

What are your goals for the future? To play music I enjoy without making peoples ears bleed! ;D


Just wanted to introduce myself, say hello and let you all know how helpful you all of been in my journey to learn guitar. cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on August 24, 2014, 08:00:54 pm
Well having been working on the Beginner's Course for around 18 months and having posted quite a few forum questions, I thought it about time I introduced myself, so here goes.

Nickname: Toby
Real (full) name: Toby Jenner (Toby's not my birth name but I've been called it for 47yrs so its kinda stuck). 

Age and birthday:

Age is how you feel, so no different to when I was 30 but the body's a bit slower.
@ 240814 I'm 58 years young (DOB 30/03/1956)

Habitat: Retired to Normandy France in 2011 after a lifetime in England (Born Stevenage, then Watford, Harrow, Formby (Merseyside) and finally Wakefield


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Squirer - since 1996 a 40th birthday present from my wife.
Encore W265 - acquired around 2002 I think
Washburn HB30 - my retirement present from my work colleagues  ;D !!!
Rock Star Academy cut away acoustic - bought to keep things ticking over, while the above were in storage, while looking for our French country house and living in a rented Presbytery........ having been bought a nylon string 12 fretter from LIDL   :(

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Spent the winter of 2011 playing the LIDL and Rock Star, working through Guitar for Dummies. Having played a little on the HB30 after retirement and before leaving the UK.

Having got everything out of storage and settled in the new house, I use all bar the Rock Star (its ok but real bagain basement job but has a nice tone).
Encore used for warm up chord practice
HB30 used for all other exercises and song practice because its semi acoustic.
Fender when I go back to something I learnt years ago or if I am finding something a bit tricky. I look at it as my confidence booster if I'm struggling a bit.
Note to self - need to use Encore more to check integrity!

Which amp(s) do you own?
15W Marshal practice amp
Behringer GX110 (with built in effects)
Zoom GFX707 affects pedal.
 
For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started in 1996 and made progress via tutorial books for around 5 years but only once or twice a week. Made reasonable progress or so I thought but never establish a really good foundation. Spent too much time cherry picking my favorite lick/riff and don't think I ever learnt anything from end to end.

Started getting focused again in 2011. Used Guitar, Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar for Dummies until my search for something of a more two way learning process stumbled on Justin's site late winter 2012. The Dummies book and a bit of hard graft showed me I could play all of the lessons, albeit a bit hamfisted and slow..........but achievable in time.

Started the BC around Feb/March 2012 but most year spent sorting new (1860s) house. Restarted once evenings became longer in the October. A repeat for 2013 with more decorating over summer and regrouping in the Autumn. This summer I've been trying to keep my hand in with as many evening sessions as possible.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Gotta be rock, rock and more rock.......child of the late 60s/70s what else could there be?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
See above, plus Dylan and a few other old classics - Ralph Mctell Streets of London for example.

Who are your favorite bands?
Wow where to start !!
Ac/Dc, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Big Country, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Bruce Dickinson, Canned Heat, Deep Purple, Evanescence,  early Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighter, Iron Maiden, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Osibisa, Pink Floyd, Rainbow, Robin Trower, Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, Steppenwolf, Ted Nugent, The Black Crowes, The Who (rock influence not early mod) plus a shed load of Blues players.

This represents about 10% of the groups in my music collection (around 19k tracks on iPod and PC) and there are other one off songs I'd rank with the above groups.
 
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Pick any material from any two or three of the above list, simples.
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No and No. Nearest I got was a jamming session with one of my old bosses at work, who was a member of Levi Set Blues Band in the 60's the origins of Jeremy Spencer of Fleetwood Mac fame. We used to bring guitars and amps into work when working a Sunday night shift every 4 weeks and play for a couple of hours, while a couple of good friends looked after the real work! Seemed to spend a lot of time playing the chord progression to Hotel California, while Denis played lead. Had no problem with changes to from the Bm and F# barres so why does my Fmaj still stink ???. Can't see it happening now living in the middle of the French countryside :(
 
Why do you play guitar?
Guess it was something I always wanted to do but never had the time or had other interests. But as I said being a child of the 60/70s and growing listening to those early days of rock (especially the blues influenced groups), there was something about a chugging rhythm or wailing lead that stirred the blood and made my hairs stand on end. It still does today as I find new groups or new material.
What better to play some of your favorite songs. I know I murder most things I play these days but I'm determined to improve and when my wife says she recognized something I was playing.....well enough said ;D

 
What are your goals for the future?
Finish the BC and Inter. Target for 5 years to play fluidly accurately with feelings and maybe to have nailed 30-50 of my favorite songs (sitting here now that's way ambitious).
Play Parisienne Walkways without adding extra notes as I did years ago coz I could not bend strings - hey it sounded ok, wooden but ok.
Finally to play and sing at the same time. Currently re-educating my vocal chords, having thought I had became tone deaf when my voice broke at 13, only to find its a rare condition and its just a matter of learning how to sing (thanks Per Bristow)

Ok that's this evenings practice time eaten up..........hope folk are still awake after all that.

Finally a big big thank you to Justin for putting an amazingly comprehensive tutitional site together.
And also to all the folk who have provided comments, suggestions and encouragement when I've ventured onto the forum for help...........oh yeah more questions to come  8)

And for any beginner reading this bio........THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO PLAYING GUITAR......been there tried that failed and gave up. Practice Practice Practice and if it aint working slow it down to crawl and then learn to walk. If your changes aint working in a song try playing 2 not 4 chords 1 not 2 and build it up. Learn technique and quality first and the speed will come in time. Just gotta practice what I preach ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fweezal on August 24, 2014, 11:07:50 pm
After a 20 year absence from playing guitar due to a lawn mower accident, I'm back in the saddle with a Martin 12-string. I'm missing the fingertips of my ring finger and middle finger (just the tips!) and after much coaxing from friends and relatives did some research into prosthetic tips. I came across a product called, "Gorilla Tips" that fill the bill and, with a little extra padding with moleskin, I'm playing again. I'm pretty rusty and I have to get used to the "stuff" on my fingers, but my doctor says that I should be able to build up callouses again and not even need the "stuff". Got my Martin yesterday and played for about an hour. Yeah, my fingers are sore but I'M PLAYING AGAIN!! Something I never thought would happen.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pt3r on September 01, 2014, 09:44:52 am
Nickname: pt3r
Real (full) name: Peter
Age and birthday: 43, October 20th
Habitat: Alsemberg, Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Hudson CRC-3 (classic)
Martin DX1AE (Accoustic)
Vantage electric bass.
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Martin DX1AE
Which amp(s) do you own?
Warwick bass amp
How long have you been playing guitar?
2 Weeks
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Stoner rock, Doom, Dark Folk/Ambrient
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
So far I play the 6 chords from BC stage 1 and 2. I'm not sure there is a genre for that  ;) 
Who are your favorite bands?
Amenra, Sleep, Red Fang, Clutch, Neurosis, Syndrome, Johny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Wino, Pokey Lafarge
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My son started to learn the classical guitar 1 year ago, it looked like fun so I bought the Hudson and started to practice along with the songs he has to learn.  Got more and more interested in acoustic guitar, bought the Martin and started to learn chords. I stumbled on a Justin video looking for an explanation on how to play the G chord without dislocating my fingers.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played bass guitar many moons ago in a 'hardcore' band we were crap but played some gigs and had loads of fun.
Why do you play guitar?
To learn a new language, to enrich myself.
What are your goals for the future?
To get better, to be able to play recognizeable songs without driving my family crazy.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: eggybaby on September 08, 2014, 07:29:29 pm

Nickname: eggybaby
Real (full) name: Tim Eggenberger
Age and birthday: 48...creeping up on FIFty!
Habitat: Huntsville, Alabama

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Mex. Strat. ESP LP-copy, Alverez/Washburn/Epi. Acoustics

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alvarez & Washburn

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX

How long have you been playing guitar? 20years(noodling), 3 years (Open-Mic Grade)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Alternative(90's), Folk-Rock, Indie, ClassicRock, Americana

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? 90's Alt.

Who are your favorite bands? Cracker, Rush, 10,000 maniacs, REM, Floyd, many Solo acts.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? See both of my brothers learn to play as we grew up.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not really, me and a 'buddy' sometimes.

Why do you play guitar? Enjoyment, Challenge, Stay busy and out-of-trouble, therapy.

What are your goals for the future? Like to play more open-mics (i'm at a cross-roads about that though - performance anxiety), Finally finish my Album.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Greenish on October 16, 2014, 06:53:28 pm
Nickname: Greenish
Real (full) name: Henri
Age and birthday: 35
Habitat: Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Epiphone Les Paul Special II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Les Paul Special II


Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider IV 15

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since may of this year, so about four months.


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Punk, metal, blues, classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I'm working through the beginner songbook.

Who are your favorite bands?

No real favourite, but I usually come back to Eric Clapton, old Metallica, and a lot of punk.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

I was looking for a new challenge, and I think playing an instrument makes you "feel" the music more than just consuming it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
To challenge myself, and the guitar rocks.

What are your goals for the future?
Not clear. Maybe play in a band, but certainly be able to jam with friends and keep learning songs I love. Maybe write some of my own.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JordanWright23 on October 19, 2014, 05:30:30 pm
Nickname: Jord/Wrighty
Real (full) name: Jordan Wright
Age and birthday: 19, 23rd September
Habitat: Cornwall, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jackson electric (not sure on the model)

Which guitar do you currently play on? ^

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Backstage 2

How long have you been playing guitar? About a week!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, reggae

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm still on the beginners course!

Who are your favorite bands? Oasis, Stone Roses, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Happy Mondays (proud Mancunian)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My uncle gave me a guitar so I tried it and I love it already, and watching Little Wing by SrV made me motivated

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes, I'm in a little band called Oasis (or is that a dream?)

Why do you play guitar? It's a great outlet and I really enjoy it, it's a fun challenge that has already proved to be rewarding

What are your goals for the future? I'd love to be good enough to create a band, and to play songs that inspire me such as Little Wing, and any Oasis/reggae songs.


I'm looking for some guitar-friends so message me if ya want :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: erichamion on October 20, 2014, 04:51:31 am
I've been here for a little bit, but I forgot to do this earlier.  Better late than never.

Nickname:  Erichamion.  If you get the reference despite the intentional misspelling (a letter was added to match my first name), you get 5 geek points.
Real (full) name:  Eric
Age and birthday:  Between 1/3 and 2/5 of a century.  Closer to 1/3.
Habitat:  Sort of St. Louis-ish, Missouri

Which guitar(s) do you own?  A cheap Rogue dreadnought, $100 from Musicians Friend

Which guitar do you currently play on?  See above

Which amp(s) do you own?  None, acoustic only

How long have you been playing guitar?  I've been learning for about a month and a half.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Filk.  No, that's not a typo (although the word apparently did originate from a typo in the 1950s).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Erm... simple?  If it's played at half-speed with an all-downbeat rhythm, is it really in the same genre as the original song?

Who are your favorite bands?  Vixy & Tony, Brobdingnagian Bards, Tom Smith, The Great Luke Ski, TV's Kyle, Insane Ian, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, The Arrogant Worms

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I've been attending a filk circle for about a year, and filk is all about participation.  Even if the only participation somebody can do (or feels comfortable with) is listening, that's fine; but I'd like to do more than I currently can, and playing an instrument is one way to do that.  For the choice of guitar, specifically?  It's a string instrument, leaving the mouth free.  It's a very common and versatile instrument, and there is a lot of learning material for it (like this site  :) ).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  I don't, and I never have (unless you count playing bells/marimba way back in high school symphonic and marching bands)

Why do you play guitar?  See above

What are your goals for the future?  For now, I just want the ability to comfortably and casually play along with others in an informal group setting.  Once I reach that level, I'll reevaluate my goals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: falcovrod on October 20, 2014, 08:42:44 pm
Hi, guys

I am from South Africa, living in Cape Town.
I am 50 years old and now have the urge to learn to play guitar.
THIS IS THE BEST TRAINING EVER, THANKS JUSTIN!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Avalon angler on November 02, 2014, 05:31:11 pm
Well here goes... nothing ventured nothing gained
Nickname: Pop or Poppy
Real (full) name:I have been called by nickname for so long I almost forgot, but it's    Andrew
Age and birthday:Rapidly approaching 60 ...1955
Habitat:
The oldest and most Easterly city in North America. It's also been said that it was discovered by an Irish monk and even before that the Viking "Lief the Lucky"  St. John's ,Newfoundland & Labrador to be precise
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Presently a 12 string Washburn... bought on impulse on my last salmon fishing trip.. haven't played in 25-30 years but since it's a 12 string I'm hoping to pick up what I can remember twice as quickly ;)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I haven't really played it yet but will give it a go this coming week... hope it will still be in tune It's been sitting in a corner of my fly tying "grotto" since July  :-[
Which amp(s) do you own?
icillin 500mg.
How long have you been playing guitar?
I first picked one up in 1974  and learned / was taught to strum and pluck a few tunes by an old friend who was missing the index finger and 1/2 a thumb on his left hand, he used DADGAD tuning and could really play
I didn't play much back then  some Krisstofferson/Cash/ songs and a few feeble attempts at some picking a la "Smiley" Bates 8) Then the usual "Lifes' unexpected events happened and am only now getting to re-start my learning process

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I don't often do the favourite thing! I don't think I would go to any of  my river haunts with one single fly pattern there are so many genres I do try to keep my ears open though. I could listen to opera as easily as Innu throat singing. Blues as easily as Folk. Violin as Bagpipes 
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
In my now formative senior years I am leaning more to my Folk/Celtic/Traditional roots and perchance from what I intend to glean from here I will become more adept at learning some DADGAD
Who are your favorite bands?
As above I try not to limit myself with one single choice
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Now-a days there are what is known as Buskers; well I don't recall if there was a certain coined word for the street musicians but while traipsing down the streets of Toronto in my heyday one would see these aforementiond "Buskers" with their guitars in hand playing the songs of the day and their open guitar case carry-all would be opened on the sidewalk ; the passers-by tossing change into them and I thought what a great way to make money :)
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No never have and once you hear me play you'll soon realise I probably never will ;D
Why do you play guitar?
It coincides with with one of my other attributes.... Playin' the fool
What are your goals for the future?
To competently navigate around this t'interweb thing and see if I can increase my IQ 
Seriously though I woud love to be able to learn from someone a tutorial on how to play/pick/ or strum along to a few of "Smiley" Bates
instrumentals  ie; 1... Flat Top Chimes 2... Groundhog  3...  Charlies Boogie and rediscover DADGAD for Witch of the Westmoreland
BTW Greetings to all from the rocky shores of Newfoundland & Labrador
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SFDonovan on November 03, 2014, 05:45:05 pm
Here goes.

Nickname: Steve
Real (full) name: Steven
Age and birthday: 53
Habitat: North Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull S6 Original, Squier Classic 60's Vibe Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Seagull S6

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider III 30

How long have you been playing guitar? Picked up my kids cheap laminate guitar around 15 months ago and started noodling.  About a year ago I committed myself to learning and bought the Seagull on Craigslist, and got the Squier at Christmas.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Unplugged 80's and 90's rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything that will further my skills. 

Who are your favorite bands? Don't have a favorite.  Really loved southern rock growing up.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Love of music and need of some passion in my life.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Love of music and need of some passion in my life.

What are your goals for the future? To perform in front of a crowd of family and friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BadOmega on November 05, 2014, 02:30:12 am
Nickname: People have threatened me with nicknames but they never stick
Real (full) name: It's in the vintage songbook. Well, not my FULL name.
Age and birthday: 39, irrelevant
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender T Bucket 300 CE in Transparent Violet
      Nickname: Queen of the Underworld
      Real (full) name: Persephone



Which guitar do you currently play on?

Persephone

Which amp(s) do you own?

We don't need no stinkin' amp

How long have you been playing guitar?

32 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?


Rock in many of it's variations, but I like other stuff too.

Who are your favorite bands?

Who could choose?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Sometimes when I get bored on my commute I play a game called Radio Fortune Teller, although I guess it's technically Music on My Phone Fortune teller. Usually, it's just dumb stuff, what should I say to blah about the blah, and the song that comes on has no relevance whatsoever. That's part of the fun, trying to make random connections.

Anyway, back in early September I was feeling really down about something and I asked if I should give up on it. The song that came on was the acoustic version of Everlong by the Foo Fighters. I'd heard the normal version but this was the first time I'd heard this one.

The only thing I'll ever ask of you, you've gotta promise not to stop when I say when.

I knew that. If something is important to you, you don't give up no matter how much the world says when.

Over the next month, whenever I heard the song again I thought about the difference music has made in my life. Picking me up, comforting me, distracting me, keeping me focused. I wanted a closer connection.

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again



Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No


Why do you play guitar?

Um

What are your goals for the future?

To replace Persephone as the Queen of the Underworld
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BadOmega on November 05, 2014, 02:33:45 am

Nickname:  Erichamion.  If you get the reference despite the intentional misspelling (a letter was added to match my first name), you get 5 geek points.


It is a rather obscure reference. Who reads that stuff?  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: torikoos on November 26, 2014, 04:53:58 pm


Nickname:Torikoos
Real (full) name: Koos
Age and birthday:august 1970
Habitat:United Kingdom (home), Netherlands (often for work, and my heritage)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez GSA60 Red, JBP hollow body 335 copy (complete with broken neck..) and Fender 62 custom Telecaster, 3 colour sunburst with binding, made in Japan.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Tele!

Which amp(s) do you own? None (yet), using pedals and audio interface to go direct into Logic Pro. Monitoring via headphones (my neighbors are thankful), and small Bose monitor speakers

How long have you been playing guitar? on and off, a few years, but seriously (following lessons etc) since May 2014

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock, some Pop, some Jazz, and electronic music (not dance)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I attempt Blues :-)

Who are your favorite bands?  A selection: Joe Bonamassa, Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy , Stevie Ray Vaughan etc, Coldplay, U2, Led Zeppelin, Larry Carlton, George Benson, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre… all sorts in other words..

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Music in general,  hearing some blues guitarists play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? many years ago as a keyboard player.

Why do you play guitar?FUN, first and foremost, and hoping to get better at it to start 'amateur' recordings, some gigging (with or without other band members). If things take off, who knows, release some recordings?

What are your goals for the future? If things take off, who knows, release some recordings, but first and foremost, be happy, have fun playing music, and spend a long a happy life with my family and friends. The rest is secondary.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Numbnuts on December 08, 2014, 05:10:31 am
Nickname: Tony
Real (full) name: Anthony Besterfield
Age and birthday: 38 years old (04-02-76 )
Habitat: Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Maton M225

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Maton M225

Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Had a guitar since about 1993, "played" guitar for about 2 months, (since finding Justin's site)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Anything with a good tune really.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The songs from the beginners section lol. A the moment I would class my genre as "3 chord strumming".

Who are your favorite bands?
Not sure I have a stand out favorite. I'm currently listening to Adam Eckersley Band and Imagine Dragons.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Who doesn't want to play guitar! I've tried on and off for years and never got passed a couple of simple chord progressions. Listening to Mark Maron's podcast for years and lately he'd been riffing a bit of improv blues stuff at the end of each show. It really struck me so I decided to dust off my guitar and book an actual lesson! Enjoyed it, and whilst looking for online stuff in between lessons found Justin Guitar. I'd tried online stuff in the past but nothing came as close and as structured as this last time I picked up the guitar. Suffice to say, I have learned more in the last few weeks than I have in years and I am really enjoying myself. Still an absolute beginner but my chord progressions are starting to sound a little bit like music and I'm excited just to practice knowing that each practice session get time that little bit closer to being actually able to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Not really interested, just like the thought of entertaining myself at home.

Why do you play guitar?
Fun, relaxing and an accomplishment to learn something new.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play some songs that people recognize, learn some lead stuff and be able to improvise. Just to play around and have fun really.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ClausP on December 08, 2014, 10:10:43 am


Nickname: ClausP
Real (full) name: Claus
Age and birthday: 51, 2. May 63
Habitat: Denmark

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul 100

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider IV 30 W

How long have you been playing guitar?
1½ week. So really new...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, progressive, pop

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
1 minute changes  ;). Want to play classic pop/rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Many, but absolute favourites Pink Floyd, Marillion, GNR

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to. Finally came around to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Love the sound of it.

What are your goals for the future?
Become a reasonable player for home entertainment.

So, this was my first post in this forum. Now you all know me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: H M Murdock on December 09, 2014, 10:13:07 pm


Nickname: H M Murdock
Real (full) name: Matt
Age and birthday: 46, DoB gets too many jokes to mention :)
Habitat: North East England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Crafter Cruiser (my first guitar and good little workhorse)
Vintage V60 flying V (really good fun to play)
BC Rich Beast, limited edition (my "Baby")

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them, mostly the Vintage

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG100FX half stack

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 7 months I think (seriously trying)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, metal, punk and discovering I like blues thanks to Justin's course

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Motorhead, AC/DC, Sex Pistols, anything else loud and anti-social

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to do it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Was a drummer in a school band

Why do you play guitar?
Cos it sounds so awesome, the perfect instrument

What are your goals for the future?
Pass every stage of the courses, join or form a band, and play rock n roll :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: phx1973 on December 12, 2014, 02:33:17 am
Real (full) name: Tosh Stuart
Age and birthday: 41 - January 13, 1973
Habitat: Arizona native; moved to Indiana in July, 2014

Which guitar(s) do you own? Schecter S-1 Elite Diamond Series

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang II

How long have you been playing guitar? About 5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Country and Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Right now it's all in Justin's beginners song book. Hopefully some day I can emphasize in country, rock, maybe blues

Who are your favorite bands? Bruce Springsteen, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, other classic rock like the Stones, Hendrix, Zeppelin.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always wanted to.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but I would like to

Why do you play guitar? I like using my brain for something other than my work. I also enjoy the creative outlet.

What are your goals for the future? Eventually I would like to play with others. Maybe in a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Boobook on December 18, 2014, 07:40:16 am
Hi Everyone,
I've been away from the guitar and the forum for a couple of years, back now and I feel I should re-introduce myself and say Hello

Real (full) name: Anna
Age and birthday: 43
Habitat: Not far from Brisbane, sunny Queensland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Tanglewood acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?  the Tanglewood

How long have you been playing guitar? About a month this time round. About a year last time (worked through most of the beginners course) but not much seems to have stuck in my head and my fingers. Doing a lot of relearning and learning from scratch now!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie rock/pop, esoteric percussion, maybe a bit of thumping hard house for something different. Oh, and elegant, intricate fingerstyle guitar.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  I'm still at the early chord progressions and simple stuff stage

Who are your favorite bands? James. The Stone Roses. Billy Bragg. Jesus Jones. For something more recent, The Jezabels or Florence and the Machine. For percussion you can't go past Greg Sheehan and Utungan Percussion.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Listening to music and wanting to be a  part of it, not just a spectator

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? see answer above

What are your goals for the future? I'd love to inspire my 4 year old daughter into music. Also just be able to play well enough for my own enjoyment, to be able to create those tingle moments  :).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rossco01 on December 18, 2014, 09:54:38 am
Well I just realised looking at this thread that I've been on here for well over a year now, made lots of posts but never updated this one so here goes:-

Real (full) name: Jason Ross-Collins
Age and birthday: 44 - July 1970
Habitat: Forest of Dean, Gloucester UK now but originally from North Warwickshire UK.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG700MS and Yamaha Pacifica 112V Silver - and my original acoustic a Stagg of some description.

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang I v2... although I really don't play my electric enough.

How long have you been playing guitar? Well I started in November 2013.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, Rock .... actually there aren't many genres I don't like.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Well up until recently most of it was from Justin's beginners song book but feeling ever so slightly more competent I'm now finding I can stretch out to play some of the songs that appeal to me.

Who are your favorite bands? Killers, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Depeche Mode all long time favourites and at the more modern end currently like listening to Imagine Dragons, Passenger, Ed Sheeran.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Well I never learnt an instrument at school and I always wanted to. My wife - very musical and plays Clarinet - bought me a cheap guitar back in 2002. No Justin then and with first baby arriving no time so it lay the corner of the room and then the garage for the best part of 11 years. A friend on reaching 40 decided he wanted to learn guitar and I though why don't I give it another go....found Justin and the rest is history.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No but I'd certainly like to meet and play with others.

Why do you play guitar? On one hand because I really like music and always wanted to but thought it too hard. What I've found in recent years is that continued persistence really does get  you to where you want to be.

What are your goals for the future? To consolidate what I've learnt, play in a live situation even if just with friends and then start work on the IM course.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pipsickle on December 18, 2014, 11:08:47 am
Real (full) name: Pippa
Age and birthday: 34
Habitat: London

Which guitar(s) do you own? Cort L100O

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Started September 2013

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Americana in its various guises

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Like Rossco it has mainly been Justin’s beginner’s songbook, but lately I have started learning some of my favourite songs.

Who are your favorite bands? Wilco, the Jayhawks, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, the Autumn Defense, Punch Brothers, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, the Seldom Scene, Tony Rice, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. I’ve latterly been getting a bit into Bill Frisell and that jazz/Americana crossover territory.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I was on maternity leave and was getting a bit bored. I wanted to find an activity that I could do alongside looking after a tiny baby (reading didn’t work!) and I love music so… guitar!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar?  I love playing and singing some of my favourite songs. Making music rather than only consuming it feels very satisfying.

What are your goals for the future? To get better at playing in jams, do that more and finish the IM at some point. Learn lots more songs!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: HesGone on December 19, 2014, 08:25:59 pm

Age: 22

Which guitar(s) do you own? Aria dreadnought style acoustic. Lace pickups "Huntington"....Picture a blue strat with Humbuckers and an off-kilter-looking headstock.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly the acoustic


How long have you been playing guitar? I have owned my guitar for 10 years.. I took lessons for a few months..learned a couple songs. Was not dedicated to it. two years later I broke a string. I bought new strings and immediately broke the new g string. did not do really anything with the guitar for years until about a year and a half ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like music in all genres. I don't like every artist in all genres.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk, Rock, Blues.

Who are your favorite bands? ....Grateful Dead, The Smiths, Black Flag, Mac Demarco, John Fahey, Albert King, Neil Young, Melvins, The Lovin' Spoonful, Led Zeppelin, Modest Mouse, Crosby Stills and Nash, Miles Davis, Pentangle, Wu-Tang Clan, Bob Dylan, Claude Debussy, Pixies, Black Sabbath.....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No.

Why do you play guitar?It is fun and I want to play music.

What are your goals for the future? identify my weaknesses. Improve my playing. Finish IM Foundation. Learn more songs. Write songs. Sing songs while playing the guitar (!!!) Perform Live.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: m_c on January 08, 2015, 01:10:20 am
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Moray
Age and birthday: 32 and I never give out my birthday!
Habitat:Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own? American Standard Strat, plus some cheap classical thing

Which guitar do you currently play on? Strat.

Which amp(s) do you own? A little Marshall practise amp

How long have you been playing guitar? I've owned the classical thing since I was ~13, but never really played until several years later!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock/Pop/EDM, although I'll listen to most things.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock/Pop

Who are your favorite bands? Don't really have any favourites, as my current Spotify playlist will testify to!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? It looked cool...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? See two questions above..

What are your goals for the future? Sound cool?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: lunarscope on January 17, 2015, 04:04:45 pm
Nickname: lunarscope
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: December 1965
Habitat: Denbighshire, Wales

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez Talman TCM50E electroacoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
TCM50E

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started January 2015

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All sorts from pop to punk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just strumming at the moment

Who are your favorite bands?
Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and thee Banshees, Kaiser Chiefs.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to be able to create music but can't sing well and previously never had the patience to learn an instrument properly.
Tried learning from a book when in my teens but lost heart when couldn't form Barr chords. This was mainly due to having a cheap nylon-strung acoustic with a very high action. I'm now determined to learn properly from the very start of Justin's course.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No but would like to when good enough.

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future? Complete the Beginner's course before my 50th birthday in 11 months time.  Have a mate (self-taught ex-drummer and brilliant singer) who is learning in secret with me. Aim is to surprise friends and family with our new skills. Hopefully at a BBQ or jam night in about six months.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Danzai! on February 04, 2015, 12:28:16 pm
Real name: Dan
Age and birthday: 43, 12th Feb
Habitat: Reading, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? None yet. Don’t know enough to say what’s good and bad, so gonna let Justin lead me down the Yamaha Pacifica route. Looks like the 112V might be a good starting point. Not a massive fan of the Strat shape though, so will probably be looking for something else if I get good enough.

Which amp(s) do you own? Nothing again. Toyed with the idea of getting a starter bundle, but gonna throw a few more quid in the guitar and accessories direction first, and worry about getting a practice amp when I’m capable of playing something worth amplifying. Might need some advice on this further down the line.

How long have you been playing guitar? Never have in anger. Played bass in a band for three songs back in the 6th form, but it wasn’t even plugged in, and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, so I don’t suppose that counts.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Rock & Metal. Loved the glam / hard rock of the 80s, but have got into heavier stuff since then (not too heavy), as well as classic rock from the 70’s. I’ve even developed a bit of a liking for country rock lately.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Nothing yet, but it’s gonna have to rock!

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, (old) GNR, Volbeat, Wildhearts, Manics, Hanoi Rocks, Y&T, Tesla, Black Stone Cherry, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Blackberry Smoke, Electric River (check ‘em out if you’ve never heard ‘em – awesome band!)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Probably a mid-life crisis, but I’ve wanted to for 25 years or more now. Just too damn lazy to get round to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No. Had dreams of doing so in my youth, but doesn’t everyone?

Why do you play guitar? Just always wanted to. I mean, is there anything cooler? Plus, it’s about time I got developed an interest outside work and away from the telly.

What are your goals for the future? Just to get good. Rhythm guitar would be nice, but lead is where it’s at. No real ambitions to play in a band, but would like to be good enough to jam with a few mates, and see where it goes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Shaolindelt on February 23, 2015, 08:57:11 pm
Nickname: Shaolindelt
Real (full) name: Marcus Doyle
Age and birthday: 36 (8/18/78)
Habitat: Louisville, KY USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Standard Strat - Red Sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Guitar Hero (learning to try to play the Strat)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang II v.2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2/22/2015 (1 day)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop/Rock, Floyd, Blues/Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Would love to get into Blues . . . right now I'll take anything I can recognize . . .

Who are your favorite bands?
All over the place.  As for guitarists, SRV, Eric Clapton, Daryl Steurmer, Joe Satriani, John Mayer were my first introductions to great guitar work.  Oh, and Rodrigo y Gabriela

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My wife started taking cello lessons, and I thought it looked like fun to work on a stringed instrument and have always appreciated guitarists . . . so figured why now

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Just learning for fun

What are your goals for the future?
Would love to get to play some cool jazz/blues and just solo with some cool sounds.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Josh Vualk Fowler on March 10, 2015, 03:47:16 pm
I guess i have never introduced myself so here we are.. :D

Nickname: Vualk, V, JVF
Real (full) name:  Josh Keith Fowler
Age and birthday: 28 january 14th
Habitat: Um dry arid areas with like rattlesnakes and stuff i guess. No i live in kentucky lol

Which guitar(s) do you own? Amerucan Stratocaster /w Floyd Rose And a Cheap Jasmine acoustic that i bought for traveling. Looking to upgrade it soon. Or just buy a nice lespaul sunburst instead lol. (probly the latter)
I also have an old red (generic strat) that i got when i was like 8 and started to learn on but it is mainly used for deco and parts now i havent touched it in like 10 years
Which guitar do you currently play on? I play both of them equally. I use the acoustic for all of my traveling singing in public stuff and when i go to work. And i play the electric when is want to plug in and be load. I love my strat

Which amp(s) do you own? I have a line 6 (more or less a practice amp with a few extra settings. looking to upgrade this very soon but i havent really seen a need besides i want it.)

How long have you been playing guitar? Since i was 9 but i would say semi seriously for probly 8 years maybe 10. just in the last 2 ive like REALLY REALLY started to dive in and play constantly

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Cant say i have a favorite i like ALOT of stuff. I jam to country when i drive. I listen to old rock new rock some pop music dubstep techno. My favorite is probly dio as a group and steve vai as a guitarist. And i love me some funk music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Metal and rock i would say. I like more of the melodic metal sound if that makes sense

Who are your favorite bands? Dio, Satriani, GnR, Steve Vai, ACDC, Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Sabbath, Chris Young (love love love this guys voice its amazing) black label society.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Um i really don't know. When i was like 8 im like mom i want a guitar (because i thought i would be cool i guess) when i really started learning tho i guess its because i wanted to make music and it sound good.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I have played with bands but never been in one that im actually like a full member of. My uncle has played in a band for probly 30 years and i know all the guys so when i want to jam i just pack up a guitar and plug up with them and we go to town. Its fun and i dont have the practice scedule that a band has lol.

Why do you play guitar? I love music

What are your goals for the future? I would love to be one of those awesome solo street performers who play their own songs with a guitar case open for tips. I can just imagine having a giant crowd stopping and just like hanging out and enjoying my music at a random park or something.., this would just be amazing lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: fanomar on April 06, 2015, 05:52:56 am
Hi everyone!

Nickname: fanomar
Real (full) name: Fan
Habitat: Singapore

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jackson RR-3

Which guitar do you currently play on? same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall AVTs

How long have you been playing guitar? About 10 years? I lost track of it..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Metal, Pop and anywhere in between :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, Metal, Pop

Who are your favorite bands? Megadeth, Onmyouza

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Slash

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yeah, playing in an artist band

Why do you play guitar? I wanna express myself better through music.

What are your goals for the future? Exposing my band to a whole different scale.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: 12-string_Doug on April 13, 2015, 07:11:10 am
Nickname: Doug
Real (full) name: I'm not famous so it doesn't matter. :)<==What Harpmaker said.  ;D
Age and birthday:
Habitat: Mid-coast Maine, US of A

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG230 12-string acoustic. (Now mostly retired; I bought it in 1975 or so.)
Johnson JS050 ¾-size Strat copy (my first solid-body electric)
Alvarez Dana II
Fender Villager 12-string acoustic/electric
Jay Turser Hawk-12 electric
Ibanez TCY10E-TBS acoustic electric
Jay Turser JT-50 (SG-style, with a "Bigsby")
JT LT-N Telecaster copy
And the list goes on...

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Any of the above, but mostly my Ibanez Artcore Talman TM71-JBT. It's a semi-hollow, with humbuckers. It's out on a stand where I can grab it when I wanna practice (which still isn't often enough) or just noodle.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG30DFX
Fender Music Master Bass (needs work)
Roland Micro Cube
And more...

How long have you been playing guitar?
Off and on (mostly off) since 1975 or so. I get bursts of enthusiasm now and then, and try to practice-up the old stuff, while learning something new,

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly folk, rock, folk/rock. Adams (Bryan) to ZZ Top. CS&N, with or without Y. Neil Young, both in balladeer ("Harvest Moon") and "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" mode.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything with no more than three chords.  ;D

I'm going to snip this here and get some sleep. The site might have timed out on me again anyway. (Thus far, I've limited myself to 60 minutes. That's a Good Thing, so I don't sit here on the computer all night.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Nightrain on May 19, 2015, 12:46:02 am
Hi, I'm Nightrain. Joined the forum a couple of years ago, I think, but never really posted. I am learning to play guitar on a PRS SE.

I found Justin's beginners course while browsing and learning from all possible sites I could find on the internet, and when I found it, I chose it as the perfect one for me to learn from and ditched the others. I think he has the best lessons, at least for a beginner like me. I bought a couple of the books to support the site.

I've been learning for a couple of years or three, but I am still a beginner. I don't mind that, I am not in a hurry, and I enjoy playing exercises and scales even though they are not songs, I like them just like songs. I am not bored by repeating and playing slow. I just like the process. I think a great part of learning to play music is courage, faith what is possible and respect for the instrument.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Treyson on May 19, 2015, 01:06:35 am

Nickname: Treyson
Real (full) name: Bruce Haire
Age and birthday: 60 July 15
Habitat: PA. USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Takamine EAN10c, Breedlove Atlas Stage D25 SRe, Taylor GSmini, Fender Telecaster, Washburn HB30

Which guitar do you currently play on? acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? Johnson. J150 , Traynor AM150

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 1/2

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? CCR, Eagles, Doobies, CSNY, ZZTop. Van Morrison, Oasis, John Mellencamp, Frampton, BTO, 60 -80's stuff and some Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? mix

Who are your favorite bands? oops see above

What inspired you to start playing guitar? enjoy music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? love of music

What are your goals for the future? become an intermediate player to pass skill on to my Grandson
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: gary_C on May 27, 2015, 08:19:24 pm
Real (full) name: Gary Cuddihy
Age and birthday: 51, 12 Feb 1964
Habitat: Leamington Spa, warwickshire, UK, born in Cardiff, South Wales

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Faith Neptune, Vintage V300

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both of the above, lately more the Faith

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Mobile Cube and a Roland AC40 ( not arrived yet, in the post )

How long have you been playing guitar?
First picked one up just about 4 years ago, had about 10 months off recently picked it back up again. Hopefully I’ll stick with it

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
Can honestly say that I have no preference, I listen to and enjoy most things

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Finger Picking

Who are your favourite bands?
At the moment I listen a lot to Stereophonics, The Smiths, the damned and oddly Sam Smith.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Nothing really, bought my first guitar on impulse when I walked past a music shop.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I Love the challenge of learning new finger style songs and the satisfaction I get from actually finishing a piece.

What are your goals for the future?
Happy with what I have, a lovely Family and home, a good job that I enjoy doing and good health. As long as I can keep all this I will be satisfied.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on May 28, 2015, 12:16:28 pm
Can't believe I never posted to this thread.

Nickname: Hilts (Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape)
Real (full) name: David Charles Thompson
Age and birthday: 55 (10/27/1959)
Habitat: Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6 Original
Yamaha Pacifica Electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull S6 Original

Which amp(s) do you own?
Traynor

For how long have you been playing guitar?
9 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
pop/rock, jazz, blues and anything from the '60's

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

pop/rock

Who are your favorite bands?
The Doors, Beatles, Hendrix, Tea Party, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Greg Holden, Smashing Pumpkins

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Two of my friends (same age as me) started lessons within the past couple of years. I figured, if they could do it, so could I.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
For fun and growing up I thought it would be cool to be able to pick up a guitar and make music.

What are your goals for the future?
Constantly improve my guitar playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SunBurstUK on June 09, 2015, 04:50:19 pm


Nickname: Ewok  due to my unusual Amber eyes 5% population have and my eyes are big. so they called me EWOK as a child it's stuck through my life lol!
Real (full) name: --no this is the internet nope. you can call me by my middle name Louise --just not lou I don't answer to it lol! or Ewok don't mind!
Age and birthday: O.o I never say other then I am in my early 30's. which I am and born  early 80's.
Habitat: Uk not far from London!


Which guitar(s) do you own?
sa-100 squier

hohner countryman sunburst which needs TLC saddle nut broken and truss rod need adjusting it's a mess. my poor baby needs help!
sunburst hohner electric lx90 strat. with no wammy bar I removed it.
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier fender sa-100 which plays nicely..and it's easy to press strings down on!

Which amp(s) do you own?
a very tiny FLYSPEC mini amp.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
hmm well had my guitar since my teens but put it down due to injury.I let it collect dust.picked up restarted again did same again.
so I'd say all in as restarted properly 2 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
everything so long as it has a decent riff I don't discriminate between styles or I could miss out on something revolutionary!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Umm whatever is the Justinsongbook lol but I like the rock songs so it would go to Edwyn Collins and can't wait to reach K.O.L molly's chamber's!

Who are your favorite bands?
Kings Of Leon, Savage Garden, Steelers wheel, credence, The pretenders,
Dire Straits I was born in 80's so alot of 80's music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 my uncle had a guitar which when I was 4 wasn't allowed to go near ..I decided then I wanted a guitar as...I wans't allowed to be near it, he was a roadie. Apparantly it belonged to someone known. I was also inspired by the likes of Suzie Quattro, Joan Jett I saw that and went omgd...I need a guitar!he had a wurlitzer in his pub and it played ERic Clapton, Eric JOhnson also. I grew up with Rock couldn't get away from it and I loved it! my mother was the one who bought me my instruments and really showed me music all types...she was great! use to listen to old vinyls with her.she wanted me to get my song sout into the world it hasn't happened I hope in learning guitar I cna do that but. the process is slow for me...so I worry it won't happen!


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I sung in a few at uni  played synth didn't tak eup guitar I mainly sung provided lyrics... got signed un signed once I didn't want to sleep with the guy lol! so...my lyrics sit coypwritten in boxes...waiting for them to get out there.

Why do you play guitar?
 it's a challenge and I don't like giving up on things to prove to myself I can do it. I have always wanted to...plus a friend trained Berklee and told me a string a guitar like a monkey! I don't like insults so I want to prove him wrong lol!


What are your goals for the future?
get some music behind my lyrics be a song writer really on a larger scale..instead of putting them ina  box!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SJG on June 23, 2015, 06:06:40 pm
Nickname: *Don't really have one"
Real (full) name: Stewart
Age and birthday: 40
Habitat: Lincs, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez GAX70
Washburn D100B
Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Ibanez 99% of the time.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG15dfx

How long have you been playing guitar?
This time about a week. I tried for a few months 11 years ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet, i'm starting from scratch.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Firehouse, Skid Row, W.A.S.P., Trivium plus many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching my favourite riffs and solos played live.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
I'd like to rock. I love listening to great music it must be a whole better to be able to play it!

What are your goals for the future?
I'd like to play something and someone recognise what it is
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wingerdave on June 25, 2015, 12:22:23 am


Nickname: Wingerdave

Real (full) name: Dave Abrahams

Age and birthday: 56

Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1974 Antoria Les Paul Custom, 2010 Fender Telecaster, Bender Mesocaster (2x self built strats), Fender acoustic, Stagg Mandoline


Which guitar do you currently play on? Les Paul, Acoustic, Tele

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX AD60VT

How long have you been playing guitar? 40 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Rory Gallagher

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, Yes

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it

What are your goals for the future? Get a band together and gig

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: iChow on July 18, 2015, 06:22:13 pm
Nickname: iChow
Age and birthday[DD/MM/YY]: 17 (06/01/1997)
Habitat: Edmonton, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG700S

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha FG700S

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since about two days ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like alt-rock and a little bit of indie. I also listen to some metal. My tastes are pretty eclectic.

Who are your favorite bands?
1. Radiohead 2. Pavement 3. Iron Maiden

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I first started getting into Radiohead, I would watch their videos live and thought that Jonny and Thom and Ed playing were really cool. I wanted to play just like that.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No and I have no aspirations to do so.

Why do you play guitar?
I just want to learn how to play my favourite songs and play for my own enjoyment.

What are your goals for the future?
I just want to be able to get to a point where I can play and transcribe songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: silman on July 21, 2015, 06:51:46 am
Nickname: Silman
Age: 22
Habitat: California


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Stratocaster Cherry Sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See Above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
This is an odd question. I got my guitar at the beginning of highschool (when i was 14) with dreams of playing rock and pop, but i wasn't good about practicing (Self teaching has always been very hard for me), so the guitar just sat there. I tried to play tab without any knowledge of any chords (just trying to wing it based on the tab) and failed miserably and it made me not want to play. Years went by and i finally tried to pick it up again in college, this time actually starting with Justin's Beginner Course, but school made it very difficult to make time to practice (also i wasn't prioritizing it, i could have made time but i was lazy). So here i am, fresh out of college, 22 years old and trying to start again with the same guitar i got almost 8 years ago. Hopefully it will stick this time, each time i thought of going back to learning i made a dumb excuse  (the dumbest of which was "im too old now, all my peers who play guitar have been playing for years"). I'm done making excuses, i want to learn and 22 is still young enough to learn and have fun with it, i think i was too obsessed with getting really good really fast without wanting to put in the effort.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love pretty much all music, but i've been listening to classic rock from a very very young age. I want to learn all kinds of music to play on guitar though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, still on Stage 1 of the beginner course, looking to learn some classic rock and hopefully some pop songs (i love Elvis and taylor swift).

Who are your favorite bands?
Elvis, Boston, Journey, ACDC, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always wanted to be able to play an instrument and sing along, guitar and piano are the most common instruments to do this with, initially i was driven to guitar from Guitar Hero believe it or not, after feeling like a fake rock star on the game (which i got absurdly good at), i wanted to feel the real thing.

I love singing but i'm bad at it, i may need voice lessons.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope and nope, don't really want to until im much older and have the free time to dedicate to organizing practice with others.

Why do you play guitar?
I want to be able to play music for myself and others, i think its fun and brings people together.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to learn to play some classic rock and pop songs, i want to be able to make up for the time i wasted by learning as much as possible (the right way), not taking any short cuts and hopefully in a few months be able to play some songs for my girlfriend.


One concern i have is that i have pretty small hands for a guy and am worried i will never be able to do bar chords, i know everyone says my fret hand will stretch but by how much?

Secondly, i see all these cool covers of songs i want to play online but they always do picking of single strings instead of chords for this cool and complex sound. I just don't know if i have the dexterity and mental capacity to be able to pick individual strings so quickly, they are so close together on the guitar and i fear i will never be able to switch to the specific one i need quick enough.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Johan217 on August 14, 2015, 09:21:40 pm
Nickname: Johan217
Real (full) name: Johan
Age and birthday: born 1974
Habitat: Ghent, Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1991 Chevy Les Paul Custom

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The same. Got her on my 17th birthday and named her Betty (as in "Black Betty", more sophisticated people than me may recognize a word play on the Les Paul Black Beauty, but I wasn't aware of that until last week  ;D)

Which amp(s) do you own?
1992 Marshall VS8040 Valvestate

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started around when I was 16. Tried bass for a few months without actually knowing the difference with an actual guitar. Never had any tuition, which I regret now. As a result my playing was very sloppy and never really evolved beyond power chords. Until I got here I hadn't touched a guitar for about 15 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Back in the day (early/mid 1990s) mostly punk rock with way too much distortion

Who are your favorite bands?
CCR and anything that had Ronnie James Dio in it

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Honestly... I saw it as a way to be one of the cool kids and get the attention of girls. It sort of worked, up to a point  ??? I do enjoy music (both listening to and playing the guitar) but it's really more of a hobby, not something I would live and die for.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Back in early 1990s: yes, a gang of teenagers with an insanely loud drummer who was probably also the most technically proficient of the lot

Why do you play guitar?
My guitar playing gradually died out after moving to an apartment flat, and later getting a family. Now I have moved into a house with thicker walls and a few weeks ago I visited a friend who has a guitar. The guitar bug bit me again, finding this website was the final push I needed to get started again.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to be a better player than I was 20 years ago. After doing Justin's course for just a few weeks, I already feel that I can do things that I couldn't do back then. So now I want to keep working until I can play along with the music that I like: not necessarily "exactly like on the record" but with a solid rhythm, a few fills here and there and maybe even a simplified solo that still sounds good and contains a few signature licks that would make people think "hey that sounds just like...!". And who knows, maybe if my son will want to be that rock 'n roll kid when he is 16 I will be there to show him a few tricks to impress his mates 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: wush1 on August 29, 2015, 03:42:26 pm
Name:
wush1

Age:
early 30s

Habitat:
Northern Germany

Which guitar?
Levin LT-180CE
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/715utL0o26L._SY355_.jpg)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since January 2015

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, everything with long instrumentals, prog rock, psych rock, Jazz. There’s not much I don’t like.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Songs from Justin’s Beginner’s Songbook

Who are your favorite bands?
I enjoy a lot of music. A few of my favourites are (roughly alphabetically):

Ali Farka Touré
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Buffalo Springfield
The Byrds
CCR
Dire Straits
Django Reinhardt
The Doors
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Georges Brassens
HRSTA
Jaco Pastorius
Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company
Jefferson Airplane
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
King Crimson
Led Zeppelin
Levin, Torn, White
Lou Reed
Macka B.
Metallica
Mississippi John Hurt
Nick Drake
Oscar Peterson
Peter, Paul & Mary
Pink Floyd
Queen
R.E.M
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tangerine Dream
Thelonious Monk
Tito & Tarantula
Toumani Diabaté
The Velvet Underground
Weather Report
Wes Montgomery
Wang Feng

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Never played an instrument, always wanted to. Rodrigo y Gabriela’s rendition of Tamacun made me go for it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet (couple more months / years of practice, I guess)

Why do you play guitar?
First and foremost: I love its sound, its feel, its looks. Simple as that.
But there’s more to it, of course:

What are your goals for the future?
Where I am now: I’m having fun playing the guitar. I’m around stage 6 of the beginner’s course. I learn simple scales and music theory.
Short-term goals: Have fun playing guitar. Improve aural skills. Learn to understand and play the guitar on a basic level. Be able to play the songs from the Beginner’s Songbook, and then from the other songbooks (I bought the bundle, enthusiastic me!)
Medium-term goals: Have fun playing guitar. Thoroughly understand music theory (because I like it, not because I think I have to). Learn to play blues.
Long-term goals: Have fun playing guitar. Make the guitar part of my body. Understand and play jazz. Go to jazz jams.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LastedRexKing on August 31, 2015, 04:48:00 pm
Nickname: Woody
Real (full) name: Shaun Wood
Age and birthday: 41. November
Habitat: Yorkshire.

Which guitar(s) do you own? An old BowWood Electric guitar, a Mid '70s Yamaha FG 202, and a new Epiphone Pro-1

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Epiphone. It's very beginner friendly. Jumbo frets, light strings. Lovely to play if you're a newby. It's cheap, and all laminate, and a bit tinny, but it's the first guitar I paid for myself, so I love it. My next guitar will be an Epiphone Masterbilt, or a Seagull.

Which amp(s) do you own? None. I'm mostly interested in acoustic guitars. I do have an irig to plug my electric into my iPad/iPhone, and that works just fine.

How long have you been playing guitar? Just started, complete beginner. I did learn a tiny bit when I was about 8, but can't remember 33 years ago.  :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Country. Which, for a bloke from Yorkshire maybe a bit odd. But, it's very relevant to a kid from a mining town.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Hah, do 'chords A, D, and E' count as a genre? If so, that.  ;)

Who are your favorite bands? Kacey Musgraves. Jason Isbell. Rascal Flatts. Charles Esten.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? As I said above, I played a tiny bit as a kid. I always wish I'd never stopped.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope. This is purely for me.

Why do you play guitar? I love the sound of acoustic guitars. They're so simple, but have such a depth to them musically. They're also incredibly versatile. You can do so much with one guitar.

What are your goals for the future? To complete all of Justin's course.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bobajobman67 on September 13, 2015, 08:47:56 am
Greetings to all and lovely to meet you all

I thought I would let you know a little bit about myself before officially becoming a member

I'm 48 and have been playing guitar now for over 20 years, must be nearly 30 now.
I have played in bands, quite a few, but was mainly rhythm.
I got the kick, by mutual consent, from the last band I was in about six years ago now which I must admit was a bit of a relief to my wife as it was starting to take over our lives.
I have paid for some guitar courses online which went nowhere as well as going to a tutor for a year which also came to an abrupt end as he thought i was too experienced to teach.
I was told to try Justin's course by an old band mate of mine whom i bumped into one day.
After a good look over it and looking at what was to offer I decided to start at the bottom and work my way up which had surprising results, its amazing what you forget and what I learned also.
I studied vigorously over it but had lots of fun along the way as he is so laid back and 'cool' as he so likes to explain a lot of his lessons.
I've completed the intermediate course and would love to go on and learn the blues as its always a style of guitar I'd love to play.
The bands I've been in have been rock,grunge and then it got a bit heavy like, leading to arguments and my final departure.
I think my band days are over so it's just a case of take it easy and grow old time.
I know I don't know it all as guitar is a never ending thing and you tube just shows random videos where this is more structured.

Anyway enough of my rambling
it been a pleasure speaking to you all and I'd love to post anything on to let you here how far I'm on, I'm no Eric Clapton or SRV.
Any advice would be a godsend.

The bobajobman

Nice meeting you all



 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on September 13, 2015, 09:34:43 am
Welcome to the forum dude
:)


ps - moved your post to the appropriate section.
:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joerfe on September 13, 2015, 09:40:25 am
Welcome bobajobman. It is great to welcome experienced players to this forum. Sometimes you tend to forget that experienced guitarists doesn't know (or remember) the basics!
I am working (sloooowly) through the blues rythm course and the solo acoustic blues course myself and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.


Now, get off that interweb and play the darn geetar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bobajobman67 on September 13, 2015, 11:36:12 am
Thanks for getting back.

As I said this is new to me.

Sorry Joerfe but Sunday's are a guitar free day.
Boss's rules
Guess it's what they call under the thumb and the joys of marriage.

Bobajobman
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joerfe on September 13, 2015, 11:44:46 am
Not to worry, it is just a forum signature but I know what you. Mean


Now, get off that interweb and play the darn geetar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 13, 2015, 03:34:42 pm
Guitar has taken over my life seriously but I don't care.  If someone cares then that's there problem.

Guitar is my life!  I chose that! 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BluesJourneyman on September 13, 2015, 09:19:15 pm
Nickname: BluesJourneyMan
Real (full) name: Steve Smith
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: Leicester, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squire Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Squire Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? CG Giant Practice Amp

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 Week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Will be concentrating on Blues

Who are your favorite bands? BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonnamassa

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Have always wanted to learn how to play guitar but in the past I have brought guitars, left them in the corner to gather dust and then just eventually sold them again. This time around I am more determined than ever to follow my dream of learning to play the guitar and the blues and have already done better than previous attempts by completing my first week on the Beginners Course

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Originally got inspired by Eric Clapton and finally got around to learning

What are your goals for the future? I think my first short term goal will be to learn some cool riffs so that I can walk into a guitar shop and try out some guitars and actually look and sound like I know what I'm doing
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 14, 2015, 12:35:20 pm
Welcome bluesJourneyMan; you are at the right address; many came here with the same story..tried once but let it gather dust. Justins course is very entertaining and the speed you progress is motivating. whenever you're stuck, ask the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on September 20, 2015, 08:18:38 am
Trilotalbino

Welcome to the forum. Oh boy, I think we would all like to take some 'magic potion' and wake up being able to play whatever you want but the reality is practice, practice, practice the more practice  :)
Take your time working through the course and you'll soon be playing songs but make sure you have fun.
Anything you're not sure about, just post a question here on the forum and you'll get loads of help.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fox Cunning on October 16, 2015, 02:20:49 pm
Where are my manners? I should have introduced myself before.

Nickname: Fox Cunning
Real name: Fox is actually one of my names.
Age and birthday: 36, but the age we feel inside is what counts. That'd be 86 in my case :)
Habitat: The UK's meadows.

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Any I can put my hands on.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A tiny Blackstar Fly 3, which I use with a DIY power supply, and headphones.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Seriously playing, never. Seriously practicing, about 1 week.
Not seriously, I've strummed a few chords and pretended I could play a couple times since the '90s.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
In no particular order: Jazz, Swing, Hard Rock, Classical music, Metal, Celtic/folk/folk rock/medieval rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
One day, I'd like to be able to play rock and neoclassic metal. At the moment, I'd be happy to be able to play scales without too many fluff-ups :D

Who are your favourite bands?
Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen, Blackmore's Night, Iron Maiden, The Darkness... many others, not enough space here.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Every time I hear a cool solo, or a nice rocky riff, one of those that make you instinctively tap your foot (or bang your head ;D), I think "ahhh, wish I could play that!".
And every now and again it happens that as I'm listening to a song (or writing one) I think "wouldn't it be cool to add a guitar solo right here?", or "this would sound nice with a palm-muted triplets riff and a lot of distortion", and so on.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Guitar, never. Bass, yes.

Why do you play guitar?
While my favourite instrument remains the bass guitar, and I can play a little bit of piano and drums, I've always had lots of respect for gutarists. So much that probably that's also why I've never dared to pick up this instrument myself.
Well, guitars look cool, sound cool, and I can finally test my own DIY stomp boxes myself :)

What are your goals for the future?
I am an experimenter. Sometimes I take apart an old stompbox and rebuild it as I search for a new sound, or rewire one of my bass guitars, change the tone caps etc.
Currently, I am on a quest to find the right balance between "noisy" and "pleasant".
I will keep experimenting, and add guitars to the  mix.
That's the long term goal.

On the short term, I'd be happy to play my favourite songs all the way through without sounding like a overloaded blender.

I had been on this website before, but have only recently started to practise; got a tidy sheet with a list of exercises, check marks and all the rest.
Been a week, but I can already see some progres, all thanks to Justin, cheers mate!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rossco01 on October 16, 2015, 03:15:25 pm
Welcome Fox! you're in right place and I'm sure with a bit of persistence, dedication and practice you'll get to where you want to be. There are plenty on here who have started at the same point as you.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Marc Amat on October 23, 2015, 11:26:13 am
Nickname: Marc Amat
Real (full) name: same
Age and birthday: 45 (20/06)
Habitat: Barcelona

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender CD-140 SCE BK and Fender Squire Strat Affinity HSS SB

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Champion 20

How long have you been playing guitar? Little more than a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Jazz, Rock,...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? All swing manouche guitarists, Clapton, Dire Straits, Cash, Springsteen, Tommy Emmanuel...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Thought it was about time to stop just listening to it, and try playing instead

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love the instrument. It's sound, it's warmth, even how it feels in my arms while playing.

What are your goals for the future? Improving, continue practicing. I play for fun, but the more I learn and understand the instrument and music, the more fun I have.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on October 23, 2015, 02:00:00 pm
Hi Marc and welcome to the forum  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ronanmcginn on October 29, 2015, 02:35:21 am
Nickname: McGinn
Real name: Ronan McGinn
Amp: Broken piece of doo doo Yamaha, which the overdrive doesn't work, and gives a scary pop sound when it turns off.
Age: 30 soon to be 31

Guitar: Yamaha electric (EG 012) and acoustic (FG700MS)and a 12 string of my uncles which doesn't have a brand on it but I suspect it's a piece of junk

How long have you been playing:  since  2008 but like so many I fidgeted, until I came to this site.

Favourite Music Genre:  flamenco/ rhumba, acoustic pop, folk, rock, blues, in no particular order

Which genre do you play most often: the stuff in the beginners course, blues improb, acoustic blues, pop

Favourite bands:  Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimmi, David Grey, any local music, Bob Dylan, Metallica

What inspired you to start playing:  cycling to a job about six hilly but beautiful miles away in Ireland, being surrounded by beautiful scenery, trying to get to work on time and listening to Rodrigo Y Gabriela (all at the same time). In my mid twenties.  Also not to sound like too much of a pessimist but a need to whine, complain and scream at the world.

Do you play in a band:  No, I would love to, but it's only recently I am good enough, and I'm about to change where I live so no point getting involved with a long term relationship

Why do you play guitar?  Because I reckon I can die having never made it and be an awesome musician and I could potentially be the next .... And not know it yet.  Hope, aiming for a shooting star I may catch, getting hit by a run away freight train, or dying in a nursing home with the skills of a,legend still lying to myself thinking this could be the day

What are your goals:  my goals are at this stage are just to practice finish the intermediate course then to take some time  out and put the words I have been writing into music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SergeyJo on November 05, 2015, 06:50:16 pm


Nickname: SergeyJo
Real (full) name: Sergey
Age and birthday: 22 years old
Habitat: Russia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
 Martinez FAW 701 acoustic guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 The one mentioned above


For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since October 2014

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard rock, country, blues


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
On my acoustic guitar I like to play rock'n'roll, blues and country music. When I buy an electric one, I think I'll play more hard rock or metal kind of stuff.



Who are your favorite bands?
Those which inspired me most are Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and AC/DC.


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I love listening to music, and once I realized that I can make music myself, so I chose guitar considering it to be an absolutely fantastic instrument and now I'm on my way to becoming a guitarist.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I have a strong desire to. I'm not yet VERY good in guitar playing, but I think things are coming)

Why do you play guitar?
It sounds fantastic, i think it combines the work of body and soul in a perfect way and you have an awesome music as a result.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to continue playing and concentrate on the lead guitar in future, but right now I want to find someone to jam with, in real life or through the Net.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on January 02, 2016, 10:02:52 am
A great big hello and welcome to all new JustinGuitar students for 2016.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: steepens on January 03, 2016, 01:34:20 am
Nickname: steepens
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1989 Candy Apple Blue (Midnight Blue) Fender Strat Plus; Yamaha FG400 acoustic; Taylor 110ce acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? all of the above

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavy Express 112

How long have you been playing guitar? 10 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock, hard rock and metal, blues, jazz, in that order.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? classic rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pantera, Lamb of God, Dio, Ozzy, Hall and Oates, Prince, kiss, Tesla, Eva Cassidy

What inspired you to start playing guitar? hair metal bands of the 80's

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? Always wanted to, since I was in my early teens. Finally picked it up, and very glad I did. But I can't pinpoint a specific reason. I just like it.

What are your goals for the future? Songwriting, jamming with friends, and being able to help others learn.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tig on January 06, 2016, 03:09:14 pm
Hi Justin love your site and the two beginner song books that I have purchased, this is the first time I've used this site as I'm not that computer literate, my question is after four months of up to an hour a day practice I still cannot change between A-D-A quickly and make it sound good I have no problem with G E Em Am C Dm just A and D fast


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Vax on January 08, 2016, 11:29:21 pm
Nickname: Vax
Real (full) name: N/A
Age and birthday: N/A
Habitat: N/A


Which guitar(s) do you own?
I own an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro in Vintage Sunburst colouring.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
I own a Roland Micro Cube. If it counts I've also got Rocksmith 2014, and was pleasantly surprised by the "amp" functionality that it provides.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I played for about a year, back in primary school, until a tragic accident snapped my guitar's neck. After Lemmy's death I marathoned a bunch of Motörhead, and decided I need to try again. I picked up my new guitar three days ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Guitarwise, I like rock and thrash. I listen to other stuff too though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Right now I'm just playing whatever's in the beginner's course here.

Who are your favorite bands?
Obviously Motörhead, but to name a few others I also like AC/DC, Megadeth, and System of a Down. I've also recently been getting into The Black Keys.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Partly it comes from the kind of music I listen to, but what pushed me over the threshold was the fact that several of my primary school classmates played guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
I do it because it's fun.

What are your goals for the future?
For now, my goal is just to get the basics under my fingers. In the slightly longer term, I've got some songs in mind that I want to learn to play. In the really long term, maybe I'll even write a song of my own some day.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: suzidownunder on January 18, 2016, 08:51:41 am
Name :Suzi
Nickname :Suzi Q
Guitars :
MIJ yellow custom 57 vintage strat
MIJ Teal custom 57 with updated wiring to enable neck and bridge pu to be played together
American standard HSS Shawbucker strat
Gibson Les Paul studio
Fender Squier vintage modified strat

Amp : Fender Mustang

Type of music : Any.  No particular band

Learning atm : Sweet child of mine

History :
Self taught at 15 on acoustic. (Dylan Donovan )
Then classical lessons at 16..but the instructor vanished !
Then life took over and i played no more. My life long dream to play again took almost 50 years to be realised. I found Justins website and havn't looked back.
I play every day that i can. And never stop learning. I completed the beginners course but keep going back over it to be the best i can.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rolandson on January 25, 2016, 10:10:28 am
Nickname: Rolandson
Real (full) name: Roland
Age and birthday: 30
Habitat: Austria/ A really small village.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Constantin on January 26, 2016, 08:24:32 am
Nickname:n/a
Real (full) name: Constantin
Age and birthday: 33
Habitat: Bucharest, Romania

Which guitar(s) do you own : Classic no name, Acoustic Squier, Electric Squier Affinity Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on: Acoustic Squier, Electric Squier Affinity Strat

Which amp(s) do you own: Fender Frontman 15G

How long have you been playing guitar: Started about 20 years ago when I was 12-13 years old, but didn't get past beginner level. Then, I didn't play at all for about 15 years and got back to it a year and a half ago when I received and old classical guitar.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s): blues, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often: rock, bbq songs (e.g. Justin's beginner songbook), blues

Who are your favorite bands: SRV, BB King, Clapton, rock classics (e.g. Metallica), Jack White, The Arctic Monkeys

What inspired you to start playing guitar: a colleague at work who started taking lessons. Seeing his progress made me realize I should get back to it and try to become better.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? It's a challenge I want to overcome - to become better and be able to play the blues properly.

What are your goals for the future: to be able to play blues songs and blues improvisation properly.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JetCityCobra on January 31, 2016, 04:04:00 pm
Nickname: JetCityCobra
Real (full) name: Rachael B.
Age and birthday: 50 (June 17)
Habitat: Seattle, Washington, United States


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender T-Bucket 400 Acoustic Electric
1992 Mexican Fender Stratocaster
Epiphone LP Special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox Mini 3 G2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since my 49th birthday

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, Oldies and some Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm working on both Beginner Songbooks at the moment

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Queen, Kasey Musgraves, Heart and Joan Jett

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always wanted to play and finally realized there is no point to wasting dreams.  Just do it!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I don't play in a band, but I do have a few friends to get together and jam with.

Why do you play guitar?
I love the instrument, its versatility and the challenge.

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to play some of my favorite songs well, maybe venture into writing a few songs and my ultimate would be to play with a band on stage.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Malinikoline on February 04, 2016, 07:41:10 pm
Hi.
I've been here before, my old username was Mali, but after being away for so long, I didn't remember neither the mail I used nor the password, so  I made a new account (feel free to delete the old one ;)

I have a Taylor GS mini, I love the sound of it, and suits my short body just fine (I'm 5 feet/1,53 tall).

I'm a 35 year old woman, live in Norway with my cat. I'm a hobby player, having fun making songs. Up until now it's been mostly playing my keyboard, but hopefully I'll make somehting with guitar too.

If anyone's curious, this is my music so far: soundcloud.com/maliklauseth
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Malinikoline on February 11, 2016, 05:17:14 pm
oooh, template, didn't notice is the first time around:
Which guitar(s) do you own:
Taylor GS mini, absolutely love it :) I'm only 5 feet so it fits me way better than a dreadnought ;)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
I do have a soundcard (focusrite studio bundle thing), but not anything else (I'm considering buying a Fender pocket amp, they're sooo cute, and within my budget ;)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off, played every day in 99-2000, then sporadically

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love Within Temptation, but I listen to everything from Rock, Pop and relaxing music (which is what I make)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly ballads

Why do you play guitar?
I love music, I play the keyboard and NAF flute too.

What are your goals for the future?
Making music as a hobby, and hopefully giving others something nice to listen too :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Darren48 on February 16, 2016, 12:03:06 pm
Nickname:you can call me Daz
Real (full) name:DARREN FORD
Age and birthday:48 8/11/67
Habitat: PEMBROKE SOUTH WALES UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? CHEAP ACCOUSTIC AT MOMENT TO SEE HOW I GO

Which guitar do you currently play on ACCOUSTIC

Which amp(s) do you own? NONE

How long have you been playing guitar ABOUT 1 MONTH


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I LIKE A WIDE RANGE OF GENRE

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?JUST LEARNING SO ON JUSTINS BEGGINER COURSE

Who are your favorite bands? LOTS MEATLOAF DIRE STRAITS EAGLES BRYAN ADAMS GEORGE BENSON AND MANY MORE

What inspired you to start playing guitar? THE GREATS LIKE GEORGE BENSON ERIC CLAPTON ECT

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment SOMETHING IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY

What are your goals for the future? I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PLAY CAVATINA ALTHOUGH PROBABLY UNLIKELY BEING A SOUTH PAW DONT KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: apoetpretending on February 20, 2016, 06:02:00 pm
Nickname: apoetpretending
Real (full) name: Samantha Maine
Age and birthday: 25 - August 17, 1990
Habitat: Indiana, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
a black Epiphone Les Paul 100 - his name is Phillip

Which guitar do you currently play on?
^^

Which amp(s) do you own?
Right now, just a little Vox headphone amp.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I played for a year or so as a teen, never really learned much more than a lot of chords, scales, and the opening to several songs but never learned any the whole way through. I took lessons for about 6 weeks, which I hated. The guy had me playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Camp Town Races for a month and a half, and I was very bored. I learned much more on my own honestly. Eventually got discouraged because of that, and the fact my parents didn't want to hear me practice, so I couldn't very often.

Just picked guitar up again around two weeks ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, pop/rock, alternative. A little bit of R&B...I think. I honestly am not good at distinguishing genres...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pop, alternative rock.

Who are your favorite bands/artists?
Bastille, Imagine Dragons, The Fray, Bruno Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, OneRepublic, The Script

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
As a teen partly because I thought it was cool and wanted this boy to think I was cool (lol), partly because I wanted to write my own songs.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Never been in a band, but I would love to be. It would awesome to collaborate with other musicians to create new music.

Why do you play guitar?
I like their versatility. I like how it feels in my hands, I guess... and I enjoy being able to hear a song and then learn to play it myself. I want to make my own music.

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to get comfortable enough with the guitar that I can start singing along when I play...not very confident in my voice, but I want to change that. I want to write some of my own songs, and hopefully find a community of musicians and some people to collaborate with or form a band.

I'm also learning to play violin, so I'd love to write music that incorporates that as well.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Extralovable on March 10, 2016, 12:34:34 pm
hello  :D

Nickname: Extralovable
Real (full) name: Laura
Age and birthday: 37
Habitat: Bordeaux, France at the moment. London is the place I call home and I'm Spanish  ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own? An acoustic Vintage V300

Which guitar do you currently play on? see above

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? about 9 months but I had a go a few years back for a few months too, without Justin. Didn't get far!!!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Funk, Rock&Roll, Rock, Blues, Classical in no particular order (music and mood go hand in hand), but funk is my groove

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Justin's?  ::)

Who are your favorite bands? mmm Prince, parliament funkadelic, Maceo Parker, all in that line. But I like lots of things.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Several things:
-I always wanted to learn music and to play piano, however my mum convinced me that unless one start at 1 year old is too late to try and she sign me up for typewriting lessons instead lol
-A friend bought me a guitar to push me to give music a go finally
-Watching my favourite musicians live. I just want to experience a little bit of what I imagine they get to experience, I mean music is spiritual right?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no, maybe one day

Why do you play guitar? Just want to learn everything I can about music and get to create beautiful sounds.

What are your goals for the future? Keep learning as much as I can and see where I can get then tell my mum she was totally wrong  ;D

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Imlach on March 12, 2016, 10:15:40 pm
Nickname: Imlach
Real (full) name: Nicolas
Age and birthday: 19 years
Habitat: France

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull S6 Coastline

Which guitar do you currently play on? Seagull S6 Coastline

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? jazz and pop

Who are your favorite bands? Impact

What inspired you to start playing guitar? my parents

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no, I don't

Why do you play guitar? Because I love that ! And to play in my church.

What are your goals for the future? I want to become an engineer.

Sorry for my bad english...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: p on April 01, 2016, 02:00:08 am
Hello just joined today my name is Pete from Chatham Kent england, been playing guitar only last 2 months bought Justin's beginners book:) I'm playing on a Yamaha f310 , :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on April 01, 2016, 10:03:01 am
Hi Pete and welcome to the forum  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on April 02, 2016, 04:54:28 pm
Hi Dave

Welcome on board. Lets hope you make it this time as I know that feeling. Anytime you need help just ask the forum. You'll see all the lesson have a link to the associated help board and if the answers not been posted already just shout up. If its not covered by a lesson just use the General Questions thread. There's some truly knowledgeable and experienced people here only too willing to help out.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lord_Gigabyte on April 04, 2016, 10:16:18 am
Nickname: Lord_Gigabyte
Real (full) name: Tom Verlinden
Age and birthday: 41 years old ( 09-12-1974 )
Habitat: Belgium (Flanders)


Which guitar(s) do you own?
No-name acoustic guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
No-name acoustic guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
What's an amp?

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since December last year, so roughly 4 months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Too much to write down here, really..

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, as i'm just starting out....

Who are your favorite bands?
Rammstein, Interpol, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, Motorhead, ......

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Dunno reallly. From the first time i heard a guitar i think... I've always wanted to learn, but for several reasons, never got around to it. Untill now....

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's something i've always wanted, but never gotten to. Again, untill now...(and now, i'm not letting go anymore)

What are your goals for the future?
To get better at playing, to hopefully, one day, play some tunes like the ones Interpol do so very good, (Like come here, Song seven, Take you on a cruise, etc... ) to..oh well, just play and have fun i guess.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Meridirh on April 05, 2016, 09:02:47 am
Hello everyone :)
I am the new one here. I've started playing the Guitar a year ago but it was just about this January, that I really started to delve deeper into it (got all Justin's books). Before I literally just learnt to read notes and tabs and learned songs like Happy Birthday etc.

I'd really like to ask if it is possible to open a thread here on Justinguitarcommunity.com and to keep a diary on that site (using Justin's method + some own tries). I won't post any music videos etc. that contain copyrighted material, it's just to keep notes of what I do at the moment in order to get some feedback on my journey/progress :)  Thank you!

Looking forward meeting some passionate musicians :)

Lukas

Nickname: Meridirh
Real (full) name: Lukas Wedrychowski
Age and birthday: 26
Habitat: Munich, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor Baby (Travel guitar - acoustic)
Taylor 114 CE (Fingerpicking guitar)
Epiphone EJ200 (Rhythm / Strumming guitar)
Martinez MCG-50 S (Classical guitar)
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro (E-Guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Literally all of them (Taylor Baby once I go outside and the rest at home)
Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 20GX
How long have you been playing guitar?
1 Year
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Generally Film music - but I like to delve into everything to get to learn more about each genre
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Film music (Fingerstyle) - Justin's suggestions (Rhythm) - Classical music (Fingerstyle) on my Martinez and starting out with Rock and later hopefully Metal once my E-Guitar arrives
Who are your favorite bands?
I like Imagine Dragons, Papa Roach, Van Canto
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted to play a musical instrument to play for my father
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet (unfortunately)
Why do you play guitar?
First due to the above given reason but now out of joy. It fascinates me. I used to play chess and I really got serious about that game when I realized how deep it goes, how complex it can become despite it's simple appearance. The same happened to me with the guitar and music in general
What are your goals for the future?
I want to get some band experience
Learn as much as I possibly can
Be a solo artist on YouTube (Fingerstyle)
Develop my own style
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sacrelicious on April 07, 2016, 05:48:12 pm
Nickname: Sacrelicious
Real (full) name: I'd rather not give my real name on a forum that I'm brand new to.
Age and birthday: 39, 1-19-1977
Habitat: Oregon

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jasmine S-34C (acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on? same

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? two weeks yesterday

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I'm all over the place. rock, metal, soul, country, industrial, punk, britpop... probably just easier to name the genres I'm not particularly interested in: jazz, classical, Peruvian throat-singing.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? since I'm learning, I play mostly what Justin has lessons available for.

Who are your favorite bands? Springsteen, Pulp, Prince, Oingo Boingo, Del Shannon, Todd Snider, Devo, the Ramones, the Misfits, Judas Priest, the Cure, Ministry, Ghostface Killah, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees, Buck Owens... I could be here all day naming bands and artists I like.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've pretty much memorized the lyrics to all my favorite Todd Snider songs, so I figured I'd take it to the next level and learn to play them too. also, I tried to learn once when I was a teenager, but didn't really pick it up, and in the intervening years I've learned that if I give things like this another shot I usually get em pretty fast the second time around. also, I was in need of a new problem to solve, and this seemed like one that I could spend the rest of my life solving.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? ha, I doubt any would have me yet!

Why do you play guitar? for my own pleasure and amusement, and hopefully that of others when I get better.

What are your goals for the future? to learn all of my favorite Todd Snider songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Nocturnal1961 on April 09, 2016, 08:04:00 am
Nickname: Nocturnal1961
Real (full) name: Laurie E. Miley
Age and birthday: 55 and 1/12 hee hee birthday 02/19/1961
Habitat: Kalamazoo Michigan

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1 nylon classical acoustic ( Idea ) Guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? I don't know how yet but will be the only one i have first

Which amp(s) do you own? Think my BF has them he is trying to build sound studio in mobile home we are in.

How long have you been playing guitar? None

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock , Bluegrass, Jazz, Blue I like lots

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? nothing yet I am real green

Who are your favorite bands? Queen Alice Cooper Elton John, Areosmith, but also like John Denver, Eddie Rabbit, Jim Crocie,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just a desire to play an instrument and music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? When a child I got hermonica in Christmas stocking and figured out how to play Taps. When I had my own baby we figure out firt notes of Joy to the World on xlaphone. Grew up poor and when a child I wanted to learn piano but there was no money for it. Would like to learn something even it I am an old lady

What are your goals for the future? To be able to know cords and notes and how to play guitar. ( is there any hope for me?)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Omar on April 11, 2016, 12:16:14 pm
Hello everyone! This is Omar. A Palestinian man living in Spain.

I am 30+; I have never touched a musical instrument in my entire life.

I would like to learn playing Guitar to break my life's boring routine and to play some of my favorite songs, e.g. Parisienne Walkways, Fast Car, Stairway to Heaven..etc.

Thank you Justin, please keep on impressing us with your well weaved classes and tutorial.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: p on April 16, 2016, 10:53:54 pm
Nickname: pistol pete
Real (full) name:peter blackwood
Age and birthday:27
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?Yamaha f10 and Farida D-10CE 

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: scorpio58 on April 23, 2016, 08:21:24 pm
Hi, well I've now bitten the bullet and today I  bought my first guitar (and assorted sundries)after many years of wanting to learn to play. So it's head long into the Beginner's Course for me (I say "head long", but it will be more steady, regular and measured).

About the guitar and sundries:-
Yamaha Pacifica 112xj not sure what the official colour is but it is a sort of greeny/grey/silver!
Hiwatt G15 amp
Tuner
Strap
Lead
Stand
Case
Picks

About me:-
57

That's about it really.

Really looking forward to sore finger tips, frustration and slow progress.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Andrea on May 19, 2016, 04:52:34 am
I confess I haven't read all 81 pages!
And I appreciate this form thing and that everyone seems to be using it.


Nickname:
Andrea
Real (full) name: Andrea You don't need to know the rest at this point, do you?
Age and birthday: 52
Habitat: Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Artist - accoustic,  left handed, its an australian brand.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The above and I'm trying to play what i'm learning here on my sisters right handed one as well since I learned right handed eons ago and am way out of practice. So hopefullin the end i'll be ambidextrous on guitar.

Which amp(s) do you own? You're way ahead of me. None.

How long have you been playing guitar? I'm just starting  from scratch on my LH guitar. Its been years since I played a RH nylon guitar but I learnt as a small child. I never progressed far, partly because I found it hard to get rhythm.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  I can't decide but I do know I don't much like country and western, irish music and folky folk or heavy metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm too new at this to say. I'll play songs I like to sing. I'm really keen on learning a lot of Etta James songs at the moment and the thing that switched me on to JustinGuitar was his lesson on I'd rather go blind which I have just been learning to sing. I was so impressed I started almost straight away with the beginner's course and i'm also really pleased to see that the song in question only has two chords which i already know.

Who are your favorite bands? Like someone else said, I'm not really a band person.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Hmm the short answer is that I am a singer. I'm going travelling soon on my bicycle with a mission to save myself and the world, one individual at a time, as the line on my blog goes. My blog is called Bicycle Traveller on a Mission (its early days and a bit rough yet) and the other one is called Off Days (this one's better). The idea is that I go busking to raise funds to support my saving activities and I figure a lone voice probably won't get much attention. I have some recordings of me singing on my some of my blog pages. And down the track I'll put more.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope. I'm a loner.

Why do you play guitar? For the above reasons. But I could have mentioned also, that until recently I was in a choir with a classical bent and now that I've left, I want to keep developing what I've learnt with music and my voice, and the guitar which is practical is my first choice. That said, I'm going to take a ukelele with me on my tour and I have yet to learn that too.

What are your goals for the future? To be good enough to perform in public and raise money for my project.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on May 22, 2016, 01:01:39 pm
Hi Bluesbits and welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you've found the right path after years in the wwwilderness. I'm sure folk here will be able to help you with and queries, especially those licks you mentioned. Be good to hear you playing and feedback would also help  your progress. I've found it really helpful posting recordings in the AOVYP section - link below, so why not dropped some songs in here.

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=28.0

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Canudigit on May 22, 2016, 06:14:04 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm a new member from New Jersey, USA. Been playing on and off since I was a kid. Just started playing again two months ago after a 15 year layoff. I play for my own enjoyment and do not perform. I learned a lot from Justin over the last month which has really boosted my enthusiasm. Having been an instructor in two other areas for 40 years I can appreciate Justin's ability to teach. I'm glad I found his website.

Guitars:  My old acoustic guitar and a new Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: 12-string_Doug on May 22, 2016, 08:46:49 pm
  "Welcome aboard."
  There is a Meetup group called "NJ Acoustic Music in the Park," http://www.meetup.com/NJ-Acoustic-Music-in-the-Park/ (http://www.meetup.com/NJ-Acoustic-Music-in-the-Park/) that meets for jam sessions now and then. A couple of guys from there founded the Maine Acoustic Music Players, which meets in a town next to mine. Great bunch of people to just hang out with and play some good songs.
  There's also a Bergen Country Acoustic Music group on Meetup, if that's closer to where you are. Somebody recently posted a link to that group songbook on MAMP's site, and the 2014 edition has about 225 songs in it. http://www.meetup.com/Bergen-County-Acoustic-Musicians (http://www.meetup.com/Bergen-County-Acoustic-Musicians)
  If you ever want to get out and jam with other musicians in an informal session, it can be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on May 31, 2016, 09:17:40 am
Hello and welcome all 😀
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: auburntsts on June 16, 2016, 12:58:43 pm
Real (full) name: Todd Stovall
Age and birthday: 49, 13 July 1966
Habitat: Northern Virginia, just Southwest of Washington DC

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squire Affinity Strat HSS

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 15G (came with the guitar) and an iRig2 with AmpliTube on my iPhone

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just started!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Country (but I also like alt rock, Pop, and oldies)

Who are your favorite bands?
AC/DC, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson and the list goes on and on....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It's something I always wanted to do, since I was a teenager, but just never seemed to get around to it.  Now I reached a point in my life where I'm looking to start exploring all of the things that have always interested me.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, and have no desire to.

Why do you play guitar?
Well, it's just something about making music myself that is totality satisfying and I enjoy taking on new challenges.

What are your goals for the future?  I want to reach a point where I can play my favorite songs smooth and clean and as close to the correct tempo as possible.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: guitar65riff on June 23, 2016, 07:53:04 am
Nickname: Bob

Real (full) name: Bob

Age and birthday:  Old enough to know better, young enough to not care

Which guitar(s) do you own?  2x Fender Strat, 2x Gibson 2x Gretsch 1x Taylor 2x Seagull 1x Cole Clark

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender, Marshall

How long have you been playing guitar? 50 years plus

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Folk, Reggae,Blues, Rock,  some Drum and Bass and
Dubstep

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Folk, Blues, modern

Who are your favorite bands?  Too many to name

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Played classical first, then Dylan then rock
Worked as support/backing artist, band for a lot of rock and pop bands etc 35 years

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love it. It's part of who I am.

What are your goals for the future?[/b][/b] To keep playing guitar and having fun

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on June 23, 2016, 10:55:01 am
Hi Bob good to see some info to follow up your previous posts. Nice to put things into perspective and explains why you've some good knowledge to share. A belated welcome to the community  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lord_Gigabyte on July 03, 2016, 06:28:24 pm
A warm welcome to all our new members here in the community.

I really hope you'll have a great time here and enjoy playing the guitar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ajc24 on July 03, 2016, 11:48:24 pm
Nickname: Anto

Real (full) name: Anthony

Age and birthday: 32

Habitat: Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Bit of a newbie when it comes to guitars but I bought 3 ages ago with the aim of learning to play - bought a beginners Ashton acoustic pack to start with. Followed that with buying a Tanglewood acoustic and, finally, an Ibanez electric guitar with (very) basic Fender amp. I felt it would be a good idea (at the time) to have at least a single electric and acoustic to learn on as both feel very different to me. In the end, I got disoriented with the whole thing, soon gave up and then discovered Justins course online. Which I am now starting with :)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly the acoustic (Ashton)

Which amp(s) do you own? A very basic Fender amp of some sort. Not sure of the exact model.

How long have you been playing guitar? Just starting to learn. A complete newbie :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop, indie, rock and metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? No genre at present - just following beginners course stage 1 for the time being.

Who are your favorite bands? Rammstein, Emigrate, Feeder, Muse, Guns N Roses, Soundgarden (to name a few).

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I've always loved guitar-driven music and a friend of mine is an exceptional guitar player and works as a guitar tech in a local store as well as playing in several local bands over the years. So, on his advice, I finally got started with a guitar and built up the courage to actually buy one and try to play. Long term, though, I would love to play some Rammstein songs eventually, as they are my current favourite band.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? I find it enjoyable, relaxing and fun. I'm rubbish, mind, but hey you have to start somewhere :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on July 04, 2016, 11:13:06 am
A big welcome to the latest newbies to join the forum! Enjoy your guitar playing journey. You have picked a fantastic path here.

@ Anto. I love your country BTW. I was in Ireland with my wife a few years ago. Wonderful people and those pubs!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Laila on July 06, 2016, 06:25:46 pm
Nickname: Laila

Real (full) name: Laila...

Age and birthday: 46, born 30.07.1969

Habitat: Oslo, Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own? None. Currently on a borrowed "Midi School"/"Sound of Wood", whatever that means, Svensk Musik Christensen etc. Made in DDR! I started on the guitar that has been hanging around the house for 15 years, tried to change strings and discovered the fingerboard was broken. Looking for a used easy beginners guitar, I may buy a Cort AC-12.

Which guitar do you currently play on? as above

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 weeks? just onto stage 2

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Nothing too raucous or too meandering.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? The ones I can handle from the beginner course. Currently trying A girl like you.

Who are your favorite bands? A couple of Norwegian favourites (Katzenjammer, Raga Rockers), Johnny Cash, U2, Leonard Cohen. It changes.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I got annoyed at seeing the guitar my husband was given as a teenager knock around the house without ever being played.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No. But I sing in a choir.

Why do you play guitar? just to see if I can learn an instrument. And - this site and this course is the best motivation ever to keep going. Unbelievable!

What are your goals for the future? to play songs well enough that friends can sing along
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on July 20, 2016, 12:07:12 pm
Big welcome to our latest newcomers! Stick around and enjoy the journey. This is a great site for learning to play guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MarcusHH on July 20, 2016, 05:26:36 pm
Hi!

Nickname: MarcusHH

Real (full) name: Marcus

Age: 43

Habitat: Hamburg, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Harley Benton CG-45 NS.

Which guitar do you currently play on? as above

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks? just finishing stage 1

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Death/Black Metal, NWOBHM, 70's Rock/Hardrock, Scandinavian and Celtic Folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Stage 1 songs. More to come (hopefully) :)

Who are your favorite bands? Motörhead, Entrails, Enslaved, Negura Bunget, early Iron Maiden, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, The Pogues, & many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? 2 songs: House Of The Rising Sun, Iron Man & 2 artists: Angus Young, Bernd Kühl (German guitarist and a great bloke)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? Express emotions, brain fitness, dealing with my physical disability.

What are your goals for the future? To play for and with my friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ESTELLE-JOE on July 23, 2016, 10:56:49 pm
Nickname:Wannabe Rock Hero
Real (full) name:ESTELLE-JOE
Age and birthday:?
Habitat:Bethesda, Maryland USA Near to Washington, D.C.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1. Gibson LP Studio
2. Gibson SG Faded Brown
3. Ovation Celebrity
4. Fretlight Pro 461 Blond Strat Style electric
5. Fender Fat Stratocaster
6. Fender Stratacoustic - Pawnshop Find.
7. I  have 2 - Cordorba C5CE Flamenco / Classical Acoustic electric
8. I also have 3. Oscar Schmidt made by Washburn Acoustic electric Steel string.
9. Traveler EG-1 Standard is a full 24-3/4″ scale electric guitar, headless
10. ESP LTD KH-202 Kirk Hammett Signature Series Electric Guitar Alpine White
I'll post a photo of my guitars here, after I've been vetted or posted enough times to be cleared for attaching a photo.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Using my Cordoba nylon string for the Beginners course, started July 21, 2016

Which amp(s) do you own?

Amps
1. Line 6 Combo Amp 200 Watt
2. Fender G-Dec 30 Watt
3. Mackie FreePlay 300 Watt Portable Lithium Battery PA / Amp

Other Music Equip
TC Helicon Voicelive Touch2

How long have you been playing guitar?
In high school played a few chords, but wouldn't say I was a player back then.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
1.Flamenco
2.Rock & Roll

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'd say it'll be songs from ther beginners songbooks by Justin.

Who are your favorite bands or Artist's?
Too many to list everything from:
Niccolò Paganini to Delta Blues, and Rock & Roll from the early 1950's to present day Rock Music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just seeing musicians and how much they enjoy playing they're music and sharing it with others.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Answer= No never in a band.

Why do you play guitar?
It's instant gratification, it's fun, and when did you ever see a fast food burger flipper getting a standing ovation for a well done hambuger. LOL.

What are your goals for the future?
Become proficient on guitar to entertain & play music with and for friends.

Thanks,
ESTELLE-JOE


SEE BELOW FROM MY VERY FIRST POST IN THE ( THANK YOU JUSTIN THREAD )!

Newbie, yes I can proudly say it, cause now I have a structured program to really learn and progress in my guitar journey.

Many Many Many, THANKS TO YOU JUSTIN, I just ordered my first course ( The JustinGuitar Beginner's Starter Pack - NTSC / English ) on Tuesday July 19, 2016 shipped FEDEX expedited delivery, arrived Thursday July 21, 2016

So far I've progressed up thru Lesson BC-115 1-Minute changes since July 21, 2016, I will keep you posted as to my continued progress & successes with you beginners pack.

Thanks again to you Justin and mod's here in the Forum.
Peace from the USA
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on July 31, 2016, 09:47:11 am
Big hello to those that have signed up in the last week or so. This is a big friendly and helpful place, so feel free to shout up any time you need help.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ravenclaw4 on August 03, 2016, 09:53:56 pm
Just realised I've been on this website for over a year and have never properly introduced myself! :P

Nickname: Ravenclaw4

Real (full) name: Maria Kelly

Age and birthday: 15, 1st June 2001

Habitat: England :)

Which guitar(s) do you own? A cort acoustic and dark blue aria electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly acoustic, going to start playing my electric more though

Which amp(s) do you own? A medium sized vox one

How long have you been playing guitar? About 2 years now :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop, alternative, punk rock, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All of the above genres I guess :D

Who are your favorite bands? im one of those kids who likes pretty much anything, from justin bieber to metallica, from one direction to mozart. however, i do have a few favourite bands; 5 Seconds of Summer, Greenday, twenty one pilots, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Hey Violet, Nirvana, One Direction, Blink 182, McFly, The All American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Gorillaz, Busted, The Cab and so many more haha

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A certain song, called Falling in Love by McFly, I used to always listen to it and imagine myslf playing guitar while performing that song, and one day i asked my mum if i could start learning on that old 40 year old guitar in the cupboard.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I'd absolutely love to be in a band, its my dream, but im not officially in one at the moment. may be playing in a band for a school concert in september though!

Why do you play guitar? I just love music honestly, love writing songs, love playing songs, love everything about it :)

What are your goals for the future? To be in a band, to write songs that people listen to and enjoy, to help people and connect with people through music :) x
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: 8livesleft on August 08, 2016, 05:35:46 am
Nickname: 8livesleft
Real (full) name: Rob
Age and birthday: 38. Sept 11.
Habitat: Philippines

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson LP Standard Faded, Ibanez SZ4020 Prestige, Traveller EG-1, Peavey Bass, Taylor Acoustic, Cordoba Guilele, New Sound Classical, RJ Coron Ukulele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Most except the Uke and Taylor

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang (small one)
Blackstar Fly
Marshall VS265
Fender Bass amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
25+ years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like instrumental guitar.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly blues-based rock, metal, trying to learn fusion.

Who are your favorite bands?
Mostly guitar instrumentalists (Animals as leaders, Shawn Lane, Satriani, Vai, Robben Ford, Al DiMeol etc).  My current favorite is Allan Holdsworth

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My brother and friends played it. My friends taught me.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to once but only for a short while because I never had the patience for learning other people's music.

Why do you play guitar?
To make music.

What are your goals for the future?
[/quote]
1. To be able to play what's in my head instantly

2. To earn money with my music
(This is more like a dream haha! I'll keep playing regardless)



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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: KeithAndPaul on August 18, 2016, 11:51:33 am
Just wanted to say thanks from a fellow Aussie. I live in Perth and am a lot older than you shall we say. I picked up the guitar 10 years or so ago and stumbled upon your early site. Had a few physical lessons, read some stuff and followed some of your advise. Didn't know where I was heading, but a 'friend' of mine told me I was rubbish, so the guitar was relegated to under the bed. I did manage to teach myself a song though, being Country Roads. My favourite song for various reasons.

Fast forward to 2 years ago and I said 'NO' I want to play the guitar, so immediately hopped on your site again. Play with others you said, so I found a community involvement group and started playing with them (Catch Music). Eight months ago I wrote some lines of a poem. Not sure where it came from, but with your positive vibe and encouragement from Catch it turned into a song. It is about my friend Paul and the song Country Roads, which I was halfway through strumming some years earlier when I received the phone call he had committed suicide.

Thank you for helping me to learn the guitar, but more importantly for providing the environment within which I felt some confidence in dealing with the loss of a friend through my guitar and the beauty of producing music.

The products I have purchased have been well worth the investment and others I have recommended have discovered what a wonderful teacher you are and have also started to purchase some items. Congrats on the 1000+.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 22, 2016, 04:25:09 pm
once again welcome people!

Make sure you share your accomplishments so we can cheer for you
Make sure you share your questions, so we can help you
don't forget to share your frustrations once in a while too; they are often common and typical for certain phases in learning the guitar ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: lihp8270 on August 30, 2016, 11:21:04 am
Nickname: Phil
Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: NW England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own?
Orange Micro Terror with Orange small cab

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and off, quite a while

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All forms of rock, pop punk, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Everything

Who are your favorite bands?
Greenday, Blink-182, Iron Maiden, Metallica, G'n'R, Slash (new album stuff)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I love music, and love rock.  What else is there? :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Love of music

What are your goals for the future?
To just enjoy exploring the guitar.

Extra info
A few years back I got quite a bit through the beginners course from Justin.  I was doing it from his videos alone as he hadn't even released his first book at that point!  I picked up the very first edition of the book and continued quite far through.  I ended up having to sell though to pay bills after a redundancy.

But then I picked up music again later, as I also play Violin.  The love of guitar though has grown again, and I find myself with an Epi LP Standard.

As I am moving to a city centre, an acoustic doesn't suit my needs, and the electric is much quieter and can be used with headphones.  Since I like everything from acoustic covers to black sabbath, I play it all on electric.

Still loving it, Justin still does great work.  And look forward to taking part in this community,
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Loefgren on September 09, 2016, 07:45:17 am
Nickname: Loefgren

Real (full) name: Johan Löfgren

Age and birthday: DEC 10th, 1971

Habitat: Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG-720S, classical guitar (first month)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Maybe an electric in the future

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Since March 2016

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, alternative, britpop

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Oasis and Dylan
Who are your favorite bands? Oasis, Blur, Nirvana, Dylan, Beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I always loved listenic to Music. My father plays the guitar but I havent really thinking about playing myself until now. Hated the Music teaching and singing in school.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love listening to music and the sound of an acoustic guitar. Now I have realized that I wanna do more than listen.

What are your goals for the future? Not sure, right now I can just strum some chords and sing along but wanna learn a lot more. In the future I wanna be able to play all the Music that i love. Probably I wanna please others than myself in the future. Just started to taking lessons.



Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: gregflyn on September 14, 2016, 04:53:22 pm

Hi all

gregflyn

Greg Flynn ;)

46

Florida, USA

I have a Seagull, Maritime SWS Gloss Acoustic and love it. I also have a practice guitar for business trips, Fender Squire Acoustic

I try to play both every day.

I'm not into Amping things up, yet.

I started on the 28 June 2016, so as of now 2.5 months.

I like it all, Rock, Folk, Country, Blues, and a bit of Jazz

I just started so The genres up to stage 6 of the BC.

Again I like most of it, just not too Metal and not too Jazzy.

I have always wanted to learn, my mum bought us a Guitar to share when I was a kid. But I just didn't have the focus to get really started. My job takes me to a mostly deserted island for a month twice a year. I figured I had nothing else planned and I could devote myself to it.

I'm not entirely sure what my plan is. I would love to play in a band or around a campfire. Not sure I'm the front man, but would enjoy backing someone up. That may change after I beat the F cord into submission.

I find it really relaxing, technical, frustrating and most of all rewarding to see myself progress and if not master, at least be competent playing basic songs.

I'm planning a relaxed enjoyable life and I hope my guitar is by my side, the other side from my wife.



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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on September 14, 2016, 08:21:15 pm
A big welcome to all the recent new members. You've all joined a wonderful forum here. Best of luck with your guitar playing journey. Work hard and each of you will be a guitar player. Most important....HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dubah on September 15, 2016, 04:44:37 am
Nickname: Dubah

Real (full) name: Joshua Linscott

Age and birthday: 30, Mar 07 1986

Habitat: Texas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? I currently own a Jameson Acoustic and Davison Electric guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Learning on acoustic, but playing on both acoustic and electric

Which amp(s) do you own? it's a small Hollinger amp, will buy more if/when I get better

How long have you been playing guitar? Just picked it up about 2 weeks ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I love Rock, all the way, mostly the old stuff, some of the new stuff too.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None right now, still working on the chords and chord changes. Trying to learn the Johnny Cash song you have up "Walk the Line"

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, some of the newer stuff like Shinedown and 3 Doors Down

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I always wanted to play. I played some when I was REALLY young, talking 20 years ago. But now I'm kinda using it as a cure to my PTSD, music always seems to calm me and take my eyes off of everything, so I figured if I can listen to it and it helps me, maybe I can learn to play it and it will help me even more

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, maybe if I get good, my brother in law plays the drums and my 5 year old keeps asking when I'm gonna play a show... She doesn't quite understand that it takes a lot of practice.

Why do you play guitar? Like I said above, I went to war over in Iraq and Afghanistan, sadly didn't come back in perfect mental health, but playing just seems to mellow me out.

What are your goals for the future? I want to be able to play my favorite songs, and maybe one day even write my own.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Angel on September 18, 2016, 08:22:24 am
Hi, I'm Angel, 31 yrs old, English and currently live in Canada.

I've been learning to play the guitar during the summer, using Justin's beginner course as my primary source. I am playing on my friends classical Aria concert guitar as I like the soft warm sound of nylon strings, instead of the electric-acoustic Johnson guitar that I brought with me to Canada.

I like a variety of genres including folk, rock, pop, blues, classical (especially lute songs), songs from musicals and other time periods and cultures. Right now I'm particularly inspired by Joan Baez's early concerts.

I have always liked the sound of the guitar- how the strings resonate against the wood and the musical effects that this can create to convey the mood and meaning of a song. I would like to learn to play fingerstyle and be able to improvise.

I was moved when I read some other member's answers about what inspired them to start playing/ why they play.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: shermancox on October 13, 2016, 06:49:39 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Sherman Cox
Age and birthday: 48 - 10/10/68
Habitat: NASHVILLE, TN

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha APX500IIFM

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha APX500IIFM

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 50-60s black gospel, country, soul

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly gospel, a little bit of soul...

Who are your favorite bands? temptations and other motown acts, sam cooke, otis redding, soul stirrers, marvin gaye, blind boys of alabama,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I wanted to play it when I was a child but somebody convinced my perents my hands were too small so I played the trumpet...now I  am picking it up...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope....

Why do you play guitar? relaxing...just play for myself. i want to be able to play anything I want to hear....

What are your goals for the future? - just to play whatever song I hear on the radio....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ghswen on October 23, 2016, 06:41:33 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Gordon Swenson
Age and birthday: 67 - 07/28/49
Habitat: Murrieta, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Davison electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? see above

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender 10g

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 60s-70s Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just starting but Eagles, Beatles, Buffalo Springfield

Who are your favorite bands? Way too many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I played an acoustic when I was 15 or so. I'm a Vietnam Vet suffering with PTSD. Suggestion was to take up a hobby and since I have new hearing aids and can enjoy music again I figured this was a great way to do it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It takes me away from the rest of the world!

What are your goals for the future? - To be able to play something, someone else can recognize!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mvpetri on October 24, 2016, 05:03:48 am
Nickname: mvpetri
Real (full) name: Marcos
Age and birthday: 27 years old, september 13
Habitat: Brazil

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Di Giorgio Student nº18 (acoustic guitar, nylon strings)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See above

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Indie-Rock, Samba, Bossa Nova

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None yet

Who are your favorite bands?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chico Buarque

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Honestly? I'm tired of seeing girls mirin just guys who know how to play, so I want to impress some...
More honestly: I once was seeing the sunset in this place in my city where hundreds of people gather just to appreciate it and I thought it was the perfect moment to play some tunes there. "If only I had one guitar and knew how to play..." - I hope getting back there and play with friends drinking bear and contemplate Nature

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Never.

Why do you play guitar?
You miss a lot of culture if you don't listen or appreciate music. So with that in mind I thought I would discover a lot more about my own culture and origin.

What are your goals for the future?
Play like John Mayer
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tomo on October 27, 2016, 10:15:04 am
Hi people, my name is Tomo, I am a guitarist and a guitar teacher from Croatia.                                               I've been playing for about 25 years now. Besides teaching and some studio work I'm posting videos of my playing, guitar competitions and stuff on YT to get exposed to wider audience. If you visit my posts feel free to leave your comment, critique or ask if there's something you think I could help you with, I'll be happy to answer.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on October 29, 2016, 06:35:55 pm
Welcome all newcomers.
It's great to have new guitarists and new people joining our community.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Libitina on November 11, 2016, 01:50:41 pm
Nickname: Libitina
Real (full) name: Never you mind lol
Age and birthday: Not a question to ask a lady
Habitat: A house in the UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
AJ 220 SCE

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Dear, AJ 220 SCE

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
Do you want this in minutes or seconds lol

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Most

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, just got it

Who are your favorite bands?
Mixed, no one in particular.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A lifetime of listening to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Already answered that I think, er.... Yep I did. :)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to enjoy playing a good few pieces along with the music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on November 11, 2016, 02:53:21 pm
Libitina

Sounds like you're in the right place then, welcome and get stuck in. Shout if you ever need help with the courses/lessons etc.

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: The_Hodge75 on November 12, 2016, 11:05:52 am
Nickname: Hodge
Real (full) name: Lee
Age and birthday: 41
Habitat: Milton Keynes, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic - Yamaha 310

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?

3 Weeks :D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Wide variety - Pop, Reggae, Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
A, D & E Chord 8)

Who are your favorite bands?
Ward Thomas, The Shires, U2, Frankie Valli, Oasis, The Who

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Not sure really, always wanted to play an instrument, the guitar is just a pleasure to listen to, cool as you like and portable!!!
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
In my dreams!

Why do you play guitar?
I have more hobbies than Hobby Craft!! ;D

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play songs with family and friends..... and sell out wembley of course!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Hooked on November 24, 2016, 02:01:18 pm
Nickname: Hooked
Real (full) name: Lou K
Age and birthday: 59, March 2
Habitat:Manassas, Virginia, USA
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6, Larrivee OM-40
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both, but the Larrivee is new and an early bday gift, so it gets most work right now!
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
A couple of years, self-taught (or Justin-taught)
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk, acoustic-rock, singer-songwriters
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk, 60/70's acoustic rock
Who are your favorite bands?
CSNY, Pink Floyd, Dylan, Dire Straits, the list is long....
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Love music, figured I wasn't getting any younger and I can't play most sports anymore...
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope
Why do you play guitar?
Create a quiet space just for me, my wife, and my dog
What are your goals for the future?
Play well enough so that more than just my dog will listen!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on November 24, 2016, 04:45:06 pm
Bienvenue Carl from here in Manche(50) and a big hello to Lou. Welcome to the JGC, climb on board and enjoy the ride. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wizhunter on November 30, 2016, 01:27:11 pm
Hi
Just re-started learning the guitar after a 25+ years break. My name is Tim and i live in Leeds which is in the UK. Got myself a Fender strat after remembering how much the strings hurt my fingers all that time ago, still painful memories. The Fender had a pretty low action and seems really well set up and i am happy with it. I am having another problem with my playing which i will make another post about. I would like to say Thank you to Justin who i think is the best teacher i have come across on the internet and i hope to be playing well soon

Tim
P.S Most people i know call me Wiz, its an old gamertag from many moons ago
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DarrellW on December 05, 2016, 02:15:37 pm
Hi I'm Darrell, I'm 64 years old and have recently started having lessons after years of 'messing about'
I have never learned to play a song all of the way through, when I found a hard bit I gave up  :-[
It's come at the time when I'm soon due to retire so will have a lot more time to practice, which was always my failing!!!
Looking forward to getting advice and the benefit of others experience for me to progress to being a more proficient guitarist  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Omar on December 05, 2016, 07:19:22 pm
Welcome a board Wiz and Darrell  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Biggles on December 07, 2016, 12:44:31 pm
Hi all

Colin from Lancashire, retired and started to teach myself three months ago, bought books galore then found Justin's tutorials, books and website so no need to go any further

No spent to much to get started a signature Squire and Fender amp and a few pedals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: jim3 on December 12, 2016, 10:59:33 pm
Nickname: Jim
Real (full) name: Jim
Age and birthday: 50
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? A burswood Strat copy I picked up off the bay for pennies.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The said Burswood

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshal MS2 micro amp, also a headphone amp

How long have you been playing guitar? 15 minutes
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, classic rock, heavy metal and lots more.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet but give me an hour or so :P

Why do you play guitar? Its something I have always wanted to do, and its fun... so far.

What are your goals for the future? Play a few tunes, gain some confidence and progress through the course.

If i get through a month of this, I may go for a Yamaha Pacifica 012, Problem is I have read that guitars with a floating tremolo should be avoided by beginners. I have no idea weather the Yamaha has one of these.

Thanks.
Jim
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DarrellW on December 13, 2016, 08:17:20 am
Hi Jim, if you're bothered about the floating trem thing Yamaha guitars are generally quite decent, the issue with a floating trem is that if they are not set up correctly they go out of tune.
If you want a strat type guitar have it set up correctly by a guitar tech - otherwise consider a Telecaster or Les Paul  type, both fit in with the genres you are interested in.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: scorpio58 on December 13, 2016, 09:18:54 am
Hi, re the Pacifica.

I started about 6 months ago and picked up a used 112XJ from a local guitar shop which had been properly set up and it is a really nice thing to learn on.

Re the trem, I just unscrewed the trem arm and stuck it in the pocket of the gig bag that came with the guitar don't use it, don't know how, don't need to, it will stay there in the dark for some considerable time. Guitar stays in tune pretty well, I practice 30 - 45 mins a day, use a capo a lot, and re-tune once a week - re-tuning tends not to involve very much adjustment at all possibly a minor tweak on a couple of strings.

I can highly recommend a well set up Pacifica.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: jim3 on December 13, 2016, 09:40:45 am
Thanks for the advice,  I am leaning towards the Pacifica as I am a stratocaster fan at heart,  but want to learn a couple of chords before I check out the guitar shops and get a few prices for setting it up.  I find myself picking up the guitar whenever  I get a few minutes now.
Oh and the trem arm is now off and safely stored.
Thanks again.
Jim
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Newbie one on December 13, 2016, 11:30:01 am
Hi everyone

Warm greetings from sunny South Africa. Fourty something guy living in a small fishing village on the West Coast.

I have no prior experience nor any musical talents. I got a cheapie acoustic about a month ago and came across Justin's awesome site.

I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar, mostly to entertain myself and have now set this as a challenge to myself. Taking baby steps but very motivated and determined to succeed.

My fav guitarists: Jimmy Paige, Eric Clapton and Brian May & Slash.

Plan to upgrade to an entry level electric guitar in due course - as a reward for continuing my training.

Thank you Justin - you ROCK dude!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wheelin Rev on December 18, 2016, 05:18:41 pm
Nickname: Wheelin Rev

Real (full) name: Rev. David E. Hamm

Age and birthday: 60 (May 4, 1956)

Habitat: Maryland, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? None (Sold my 1978 Fender Precision Bass, looking to buy a Fender Deluxe Stratocaster)

Which guitar do you currently play on? None

Which amp(s) do you own? None (Sold my Peavey 400 Watt Head with 2 x 15 inch Speakers in Cabinet, looking to buy Fender Mustang II v2 40 Watts 1 x 12 inch Speaker)

How long have you been playing guitar? 40 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Gospel

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None right now since I don't have a guitar right now - LOL!

Who are your favorite bands? I really don't have any favorites. They are all great in the Gospel Music genre.!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I used to play Trumpet but my lips would not move fast enough to hit the high notes. I chose Bass Guitar because there were only 4 strings to learn - LOL!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes, 40 years ago.

Why do you play guitar? Relaxation and praise to God.

What are your goals for the future? Become proficient on a 6-String Electric Guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on December 30, 2016, 07:40:46 pm
Just wanted to say hello to those who've signed up here in the last few weeks. Too lazy to list you all but welcome and don't forget to shout up when you get stuck or needed help. The native here are friendly but more importantly knowledgeable and helpful.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: zoglug on January 05, 2017, 09:30:06 am
Hi everyone, I originally joined the forum back in 2013 and on and off over the years, have attempted to teach myself to play the guitar. At the start of December I decided yet again that I wanted to learn to play the guitar properly and this time stick with it!

I got out my trusty Beginner Coursebook, ordered Beginner Songbook 2 (already had 1) and have begun the journey again!

Nickname: Zoglug
Real (full) name: Andy
Habitat: From the UK (North West)


Which guitar(s) do you own? I currently own 4  :o
Crafter GAE15
Shine SIL 510
Vintage 'J' Bass
Some custom built weird looking thing (will post a pic)


Which guitar do you currently play on? I tend to switch between the Crafter and the Shine depending on whether the kids are in bed and how much I want to annoy the missus.


Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 1


For how long have you been playing guitar? I have tried to learn since around 2013 but always seem to stop for one reason or another. Before December 2016, I hadn't picked up a guitar since Sept 2015.


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I love all kinds of music to be honest.


Which genre do you play on your guitar often? At the moment, I dont really have a genre, I just play what ever I can from Justin's beginner songbook.


Who are your favorite bands? Oasis and Queen stand out as 'favourites' but I love so many, the list would be huge.


What inspired you to start playing guitar? I had always wanted to do it, but never had the time, patience or a decent guitar (take that to mean one with a low action!). This time though, I saw 4 amazing guitars sat in a rack and being unloved. The missus gave me a choice, sell them or play them. I couldn't bring myself to sell them!


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No and I have no real desire to either.


Why do you play guitar? It gives me a focus and the sense of joy I get from playing something which sounds like the songs I enjoy is brilliant.


What are your goals for the future? To finish the Beginner Course and become a competent guitarist.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on January 09, 2017, 12:42:17 pm
Quite a few recent newcomers. Welcome to everyone! Good luck with your learning and have a ton of fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on January 10, 2017, 12:49:40 pm
Who are your favorite bands?
The Church - Aussie psych-rockers;

Hi Jonathan

Hey, wow.
Another big fan of The Church.
Good to meet you.
I've loved them since seeing a video of The Unguarded Moment in 1982.

See here:
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=40574.0
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: smoe on January 17, 2017, 10:58:58 pm
Nickname: smoe
Real (full) name: Victor Baumann
Age: 30
Habitat: Currently Bogotá, Colombia. Originally from Switzerland.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own?
None. Currently playing through an Audient iD4 Interface into Bias FX Software.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 3 weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I've been really into Metal and later also more extreme/experimental electronic music since I'm 15. But nowadays it is simply about whether I "feel" a song or not. From Bossa Nova to things ending in core. 

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Downtempo A-E-D

Who are your favorite bands?
Gojira, Meshuggah, System Of A Down, Tom Waits, Kellermensch, Ronin (The italian band) to name a few with guitars in it.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I recently came across the 1998 Album "Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos" which probably created most of the urge to finally start playing after a long time of thinking about whether or not to seriously learn an instrument and music theory again in my "old" age.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, been playing laptop.

Why do you play guitar?
Sound wise, guitar was always the instrument i liked most across genres. I feels to be the most versatile for my taste in music. And of course because its fun to play.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to improvise and write songs, inspired by the musical groups mentioned above would be the grand goal. Short term goal is being able to play stage 1 songs in the original tempo without thinking my fingers are falling off. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Holensum on January 26, 2017, 01:25:58 am
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: holensum
Real (full) name: Gordon Couch
Age and birthday: 63 (09/28/1953)
Habitat: The USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG800

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since Christmas 2016

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
'50s and '60s, early '70s, blues, jazz, country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None yet

Who are your favorite bands?
Eagles, Chicago,
 
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Played a little in early teens. Wanted to get back to it as a enjoyable retirement activity.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to jam with people at a local community center.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music.

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to develop a level of competence to play with others and to just enjoy playing for my enjoyment.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on February 02, 2017, 01:54:07 pm
Just thought I'd say hi and welcome to all the newcomers, as there seems to have been a post christmas deluge of folk joining he forum. Folks are friendly and helpful here so don't be afraid to shout up and ask a question if you're not sure of something. No such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers.

Arnie - where in WY ? I was in Wakefield for 18 yrs before moving to France in 2011.
Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Unsui on February 05, 2017, 09:26:22 pm
Hey guys, this is Frank from Germany.
After receiving a bright orange colored ukulele as a surprise gift for my wedding (best present ever), I discovered that I like to strum and sing. I did get "my first real 6-string" on X-Mas and now I am strumming like hell to get better at it. I hope to find like minded learners in here.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fret Buzz on February 08, 2017, 06:22:34 am
Hello, I'm Chris, from the US. I've had a guitar for almost 20 years, but never learned how to play it. I tried to tune it once, and broke a string... I took that as a sign that my talents lie elsewhere. So it sat in its case in a  corner for about ten years, collecting dust and the occasional sticker.

So this past Christmas, my wife took it to get new strings. This somehow renewed my interest, and within a week I found Justin's website. Of course, it was just what I was looking for.

I'm now on Stage 2, and even though my D-chord sounds like the cat is singing along, I'm planning to thank my wife with a short concert next week, on Valentine's Day. For better or worse, right?!

I have already found the answers to many of my beginner questions on this forum. It's quite a helpful community! I hope to keep improving and following along as others do the same!

(I may also need witnesses, in case I am found the day after Valentine's, with a guitar smashed over my head...)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Unsui on February 10, 2017, 05:56:41 pm
Hey Fret Buzz,
a warm welcome and just a small hint for your Valentines Day plans: Adam Sandlers 'Grow Old With You' might do the trick. You will find several very easy guitar versions on the web. I played this song with my ukulele on an earlier Valentines day. My wife loved it - probably yours will, too. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fret Buzz on February 10, 2017, 07:11:16 pm
Thanks Unsul! I will definitely check that out.

A "romantic" song is probably a good idea. I'm not sure Three Little Birds and For What It's Worth are going to set a Valentine's mood...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: chickenstrip on March 06, 2017, 06:35:21 pm
Nickname: chickenstrip, aka Hedgetrimmer
Real (full) name: Nick
Age and birthday: 50
Habitat: Carlisle, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender USA Strat, Takamine acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? Got a small Marshall collecting dust in the attic, but mostly just play through a Pod FX unit on headphones, occasionally a small, cheap speaker.

How long have you been playing guitar? In (more or less) seriousness, since about 1990.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues and rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? As above, some folky stuff on acoustic too.

Who are your favorite bands? Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? SRV's Live At The El Mocambo video made me start to get really serious about it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I did once try to put a band together many years ago, but had all kinds of personnel problems, and finally gave up. Haven't tried again since. At that time, used to attend a couple of blues jams regularly, and for a while played parties and some local pubs in a not very serious acoustic trio.

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it, why else?

What are your goals for the future? Keep improving, keep learning new stuff. Maybe meet local musicians for jams/fun (haven't been here in Carlisle for long), maybe form a band if the opportunity arose, but not actively chasing that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on March 12, 2017, 04:12:30 pm
Greetings,

Nickname: None
Real (full) name: David Preece
Age and birthday: 51, 2nd July
Habitat: Johannesburg, South Africa

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1) Celebrity by Ovation CC67 2) Ibanez AEL 2012.  Both steel string acoustics

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both. Use the 6 string Celebrity for practising and the 12 string Ibanez for playing songs

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Picked up a guitar for the first time when I was 18. But really just messed around trying to learn songs, no practising technique or rhythm at all.  So generally got frustrated and the guitar was in its case more than in my hands.  Just before Xmas 2016 someone pointed me to Justin's Beginner Course.  So you could say I've dabbled on and off for decades and been serious for a few months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues and rock, but really like most styles - folk, AOR, country (without the western)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything I enjoy and can reasonably stretch to learn

Who are your favorite bands? Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, bluesmen from Robert Johnson to Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, Gs 'n Rs, so many, many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Watched the Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together ... inspired by Keith

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, never, who knows, maybe one day?

Why do you play guitar? Fun, love music and it's wonderful to play as well as listen

What are your goals for the future? Work at it regularly and complete the Beginner Course.  Currently playing 3-4 times per week and busy with Stage 4.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: danni on April 02, 2017, 02:20:03 pm
Hi everyone!

I have played the guitar when I was 16.... learning from a very old and boring lady, she made me play classical music... which might not be bad, but for me, what I wanted was to play Clapton and I just did not see a way to ever go there from where I was, so I just totally gave up. Until in January I found Justin's course and I became so excited!! Suddenly I was able to see a way...a well structured one that I could actually do.

I am highly excited and have been practising every day since January. This forum helped me so much already, especially reading what other people were struggeling with made me feel better so many times when I felt bad about not being able to do something. So I wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everybody.

Nickname: danni
Real (full) name: Daniela
Age: 38
Habitat: Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Martin GPCX1RAE and a very old cheap classical accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Martin GPCX1RAE

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? January

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I am in the beginner's course... I don't think that counts as a genre....

Who are your favorite bands? Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes is my absolut favorite, I love how full the sound is.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I really don't know. I just always loved it but never thought I could really master it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? I find it so relaxing, to me it sometimes feels like when I play I am using a different part of my brain than in normal life. It's such a great way to forget about work or anything and concentrate on something so different.

What are your goals for the future? I just want to keep having fun with it. My actual goal for this year is, I want to be able to play Wanted dead or alive and actually sound like Bon Jovi and not like a beginner strumming some easy version of it. That would be so cool.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: redrhodie on April 02, 2017, 06:08:57 pm
Name:  Lynnie
Age: I don't want to talk about it.
Habitat: USA

Which guitars do you own:
Ernie Ball St. Vincent
Gibson es 137
Fender telecaster (Mexico)

I'm into the St. Vincent right now. I call her Vinnie.

Which amps:
A Kustom and a little red fender

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started playing in 2013, a few months after Nels Kline blew my mind at a wilco concert.

Which is your favorite music genre?
The more I play, the more kinds of music I like.

What genre do you play on your guitar?
Been writing a lot of songs, and I think dream pop is the best description for what I've been doing.

Favorite bands?
Can, Wilco, the Shins, Aimee Mann. I just saw Buffy St. Marie and she was amazing! Death Vessel. Lee Hazelwood. Leonard Cohen. The national. Lucinda Williams.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Nels Kline. I'll never play anything like him, which doesn't bother me, but he took me off the planet for a little bit. It was truly inspiring.

Do you play in a band?
We're called Faraway my Lovely. 

Why do you play guitar?
Creative outlet. Fun. Cuz I wanna see just how deep my callouses can go.

What are your goals for the future?
To get the record we're recording pressed in vinyl. To get over my stage fright so I can accept the next offer to gig. To reach my audience.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Guitpicky on April 04, 2017, 05:57:40 am


Nickname: Guitpicky
Real (full) name: John Peni El
Age and birthday: Another over 50
Habitat: Midwest USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Takamine Santa Fe

Which guitar do you currently play on? Takamine Santa Fe

Which amp(s) do you own? Orange Rocker 15

How long have you been playing guitar? About a week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Motown, Int'l/World, Classical and some that just don't fit any genre. Honestly, I listen to more different kinds of music than anyone else I know.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Too early to say.

Who are your favorite bands? I like so many it's hard to pin down. I'm with Duke Ellington "There are 2 kinds of music, the good kind and all the other stuff". I love good craftsmanship, if you want me to put something into listening to it, put something into making it.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The same thing that inspires everything else in me... my own subconscious mind.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I want to learn more about how music works and I figure this will be a fun way to do it. I learn best when I can put theory into application. I also want to better connect my two brain hemispheres and I believe learning to play guitar will help me do that. One side is autistic and contains the child within, the other side acts normal to protect the child within.

What are your goals for the future? Ultimately, I want to be able to play my own chakra system which is very much like playing a guitar with the Heart "playing" the other 6 chakras. This is done through what we call the Zodiac. It'd be a lot easier to explain if I knew music theory. As far as actually playing a guitar, I welcome the challenge and I really want to see just how far I can take it and have fun getting there:)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: CT on April 08, 2017, 08:55:36 pm
Greetings from Lake Balboa, CA!
My name is Clint, no nicknames to my knowledge. :)
Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I'm not much for filling out forms and such, would rather just chat a bit, hope that's OK. I took a night class back in the '80s and played pretty vigorously for six straight years, took my "Guit-fiddle" with me everywhere, and then just basically dropped off completely. Busy schedules, etc. It's one of those things that kind of got away from me. In that time I was able to write some original music, most notably a love song for my wife and a hopeful song for my oldest daughter before she was born.

So, fast forward to recently reconnecting with an old friend who dared me to play again at a party. We stumbled onto easy Justin songs, especially "What's Up?", and it turns out that both my daughters are excellent singers. Let's just say I'm back now, building callus and hooked on the Justin lessons. It didn't take long to realize that my chording was sloppy and I have absolutely no rhythm, and I'm absolutely loving the journey back. I must've had enough skill at some point to have a friend from that timeframe request that I play again. At any rate, I'm starting from scratch and coming up to speed real quick. Loving the materials and will continue to support the site and Justin's efforts.

I'm playing mostly on an '80s Ovation Black Balladeer, called "Blackie", super original, not! I also thump around on an old Yamaha classical with a neck like a 2x4, which gives my fingers a bit of a break. To make a short story longer, I'm on the hunt for a semi-hollow body electric now. They have a tone and feel that is drawing me in. With authorization from my better half, I'll be bringing one home soon. Lots of testing to do!

Happy strumming to all!

Clint... 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MetallicAnut on April 12, 2017, 05:26:01 pm
Nickname: Jonesy
Real (full) name:N/A
Age and birthday: 32 3/10/85
Habitat: Boston, MA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
ESP LTD EC1000
ESP LTD MH1000
Fender Custom HH Telecaster
Jackson RR24 (Floyd Rose)
Epiphone Les Paul 100 (first guitar, I don't play it anymore)
Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat acoustic
Taylor GS Mini Mahogany acoustic


Which guitar do you currently play on?
ALL...yes, ALL. With the exception of my first guitar I bought.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 head
Orange Crush 35rt 1x12 combo
Mesa Boogie vertical slanted 2x12 cabinet


How long have you been playing guitar?
Exactly 1 year and 8 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, Punk, Oldies, Folk.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal, classic rock, blues, pop, punk, folk, modern rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
MetallicA!!! Way too many to list here, but other than 'tallica I'm a huge fan of Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Dream Theater, Green Day, Simon and Garfunkel, Creedence Clearwater, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Beatles, and literally HUNDREDS more.....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Being bored with what I was doing in life, so I wanted to find a hobby. I wanted to do something that wasn't considered easy, and a guitar came into my mind! I figured I could just pick it up whenever I felt like it and see what happens. Little did I know it became the greatest decision of my life! I play every day, and if there is a day I can't play it is torture.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I'm leaving that door open most definitely!
Why do you play guitar?
James Hetfield. Also the guitar brings me to an altered reality that which makes my day blissful. Blissful....That would be the perfect word to describe why I play.
What are your goals for the future?
Just to keep improving consistently.  BE ABLE TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF PEOPLE like 10+ people, as many as humanly possible.

I also would like to add that I'm born and raised in the area of Boston, MA USA.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ricardo_gfo on May 10, 2017, 02:37:13 pm

Nickname: Ricardo
Real (full) name: Ricardo Oostvogels
Age and birthday: 27  (august 1989)
Habitat: Indonesia ( im dutch, born in the  Netherlands ,but moved to indonesia with my wife)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez Acoustic
(Planning to buy Ibanez Premium)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Ibanez (acoustic)

Which amp(s) do you own?

Non yet

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started playing again since 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop , rock , ballad, metal ,blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Ballads , pop , blues  ( want to do rock and metal also but dont own a good electric guitar yet)

Who are your favorite bands?
Gackt , Dir en grey , The Doors , L'arc en ciel

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I always loved to make music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I had played in a band before i moved to indonesia. But as bassist

Why do you play guitar?
Because i love to make music and guitar is a great instrument to play solo

What are your goals for the future?
Make own songs and maybe perform solo or in a band

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on May 10, 2017, 03:46:15 pm
A bunch of new members joined up recently. Welcome to everybody! Enjoy your journey here on Justin Guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lord_Gigabyte on May 24, 2017, 11:17:35 am
A warm welcome to all the new members! I sure hope you enjoy your stay and have lot's of fun in your guitar journey.

Keep at it, work those strings and you'll be playing your first chords in no time.

Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joe B on May 29, 2017, 01:40:31 am

Nickname: Joe B
Real (full) name:Joe Bieniecki
Age and birthday: 55 ish , 1961
Habitat:Central Massachusetts

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica from Justin's basic gear option list

Which guitar do you currently play on? that one  ::) up there

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar?36 hours

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?blues, bluegrass, traditional folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? painful chords

Who are your favorite bands?widespread panic, govt mule, roy buchannan,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Roy Buchannan seeming to pour emotions through a box of wire and wood

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? see question 4 , so, no

Why do you play guitar? the challenge and I think it will be a relaxing hobby

What are your goals for the future? Be able to play what I want when I want would be nice.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Barnezy on June 06, 2017, 12:22:35 pm
Nickname: Barnezy
Real (full) name: Rob Barnes
Age and birthday: 33
Habitat: UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2014

Wish list:

Gibson Dave Grohl ES-335
Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2014

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang V2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Start when I was 21 but stopped after 6 months. Always picked it up now and again, but have found time now to take it up more seriously. 

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Prog Rock, Grunge, Folk, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Clapton, Radiohead, Oasis, PealJam, ColdPlay, Foo Fighters, Nirvana...... etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always been a dream of mine since a kid. No one in my family played music and due to this, it wasn't accessible, plus there was a naive belief you were either "musical" or not. Now I have a 18 month old son, I want to ensure he is encouraged to play music and therefore want to be a role-model to him for this.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Would the great to one day.

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy the challenge, but would like to get to the point one day where I can use it as a means of creativity and expression.

What are your goals for the future?
To encourage my son to engage in music and to be able to play to a standard where I can create my own music.
A warm welcome to all the new members! I sure hope you enjoy your stay and have lot's of fun in your guitar journey.

Keep at it, work those strings and you'll be playing your first chords in no time.

Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DoomedProphet on June 13, 2017, 10:49:03 am
Nickname: Too many to choose from...
Real (full) name: Sean
Age and birthday: Some time in March
Habitat: Rural Ohio, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squire Affinity Series Strat HSS, Squire P Bass (I know, it's a different animal..)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both.

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Frontman 15, Fender Rumbler 15

How long have you been playing guitar? Guitar: Just started about a week ago.
Bass: Started back in '89 for a few years, took a break due to work, restarted a month ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues, some Funk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just started learning, so... Mary Had  a Little Lamb?

Who are your favorite bands? I have lots of favorite songs, any time I start to really like a band they'll put out a sub-par album.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Mental health.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? Focuses my mind and it's fun.

What are your goals for the future? Learn to play the songs I've always wanted to play.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: YearninLearnin on June 15, 2017, 07:03:41 am
Nickname: 
Real (full) name: Anthony
Age and birthday: 36, March 28th
Habitat:  Bay Area, California

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squier Affinity Series Telecaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Same

Which amp(s) do you own?  Vox AC30 Headphone amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Barely 2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
  No favorite really I roll with how I’m feeling/mood music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  If D, A and E chords is a genre, I’m in


Who are your favorite bands?  I’m still experimenting and learning  so nothing in particular


What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Honestly? There’s a guy on youtube named PLUMBdogg he’s my guitar hero you could say, and thats when I really was like “yo, THIS IS IT” Ive had my try with other instruments and now Im ready to step in and give the guitar a try. I used to scratch and scratching is all about expression and manipulating sound while on following a beat or what not. Many famous scratch Dj’s got their influence from guitar and jazz/rock players.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? We had our little scratch dj crew but nothing major.

Why do you play guitar?  I love learning new stuff and finding out what Im capable of coming up but my main inspiration I want to bottle it up inside for right now, maybe I mention later on.

What are your goals for the future?  Practice and having fun going through the newbie levels and then start having a couple of those “oh snap!” moments, that would be nice.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MPetten on June 22, 2017, 06:09:54 pm
Nickname: MPetten
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 38
Habitat: Windsor, NS, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? GWL mini jumbo, Ibanez GART60

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly my Ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider IV 15, Orange Micro Crush 3W

How long have you been playing guitar? Been trying to learn how to play for a couple years now. I've become frustrated and stopped a few times but I'm rededicating myself to learning this time.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I have pretty eclectic tastes

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Nothing yet

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Avenged Sevenfold

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Been saying I wanted to learn a long time. My wife got tired of listening to me say that and got me my acoustic.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it and it relaxes me

What are your goals for the future? Stick with learning this time and play some songs rather than make noise

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lord_Gigabyte on June 22, 2017, 06:57:26 pm
Allright!!

Again, i'll gladly say to all our newcomers:

I sure hope you enjoy your stay and have lot's of fun in your guitar journey.

Keep at it, work those strings and fingers, and you'll be playing your first chords in no time.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post them on the forum. You're not going to believe the amount of knowledge that's around here.

Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: handaer on June 29, 2017, 11:27:43 am
Nickname: handaer
Real (full) name: Sondre
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha LL6 ARE Acoustic and Mim Fender Stratocaster classic 50´s series

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both :)

Which amp(s) do you own? Some cheap roland cube 10w

How long have you been playing guitar? Since January 2017

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, AC/DC, Backstreet Girls, Jokke & Valentinerne, Jokke med Tourettes, Rolling Stones, Tool, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Petter Baarli

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Wanted a hobby :)

Why do you play guitar? It´s fun :)

What are your goals for the future? Learn some songs, jamming, maybe open mic
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MelissaM on July 05, 2017, 01:21:03 am

Nickname: MelissaM
Real (full) name: Melissa
Age and birthday: 53
Habitat: San Jose, California USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? PRS SE Tremonti

Which guitar do you currently play on? PRS

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Rage 108

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Scales and chords  :)

Who are your favorite bands? Beatles, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Pretenders, 10000 Maniacs

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've been playing the bass for a little over a year, and my bass teacher suggested I learn the guitar to supplement my bass playing

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? It's a blast to pickup a new skill, especially one I never thought I could do

What are your goals for the future? Be able to play at get togethers with family and friends zx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Paulvm on July 07, 2017, 06:37:32 am

Nickname: Too many
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: 30
Habitat: Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender CD60S

Which guitar do you currently play on? Above

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? started playing on and off a few years ago, but never got the hang of it. I am lefthanded always trying to learn to play righthanded. Now I bought myself a lefthanded guitar and started again on the first of june.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? haha a lot. Rock, pop, folk, country, reaggea,   Jazz, blues, to name a few

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Stage two:) and three little birds:)

Who are your favorite bands? queen, but otherwise it changes every few weeks

What inspired you to start playing guitar? always wanted to learn a instrument and I think guitar rocks

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Because I think its fun and relaxing. I like to do thing that take all of your brain to do so there is no room for other things

What are your goals for the future? First finish the BC but eventually just be able to play songs competently




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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sirloin2984 on July 10, 2017, 10:33:54 pm
Nickname: SirLoin
Age and birthday: Old enough
Habitat: England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
PRS SE24
ESP Viper 10
A really dodgy Elevation "Strat" copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PRS SE24 - really nice warm sound that can crunch when necessary

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID:Core 10 V2 Guitar Amplifier Combo (in Red)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Hard to say, tried to pick it up in 2013 and again in 2014. Have kept up playing basic chords but life got in the way. Now things have settled a bit I'm getting back to it. But I am the definition of a beginner with little talent apart from knowing the main chords and can do very basic single notes for the most basic solo.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock & Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mainly rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Soundgarden (CC gone waaaay too soon...), Megadeth, Muse, Alice in Chains, NIN, Tool, Led Zep, AC/DC, Extreme (guilty pleasure, plus Nuno is an absolute beast), Joe Satriani, Elbow, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Jeff Buckley, Bruce Springsteen... I could go on and on!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Bizarrely, Guitar Hero, I enjoyed the idea of playing guitar so much I wantes to try for real.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
For me, no intention of turning pro or joining a band, just want to learn to jam without missing a chord or having dead notes or my fingers falling up and down the neck with no recognisable sound whatsoever.

What are your goals for the future?
To play proficiently to the point where I can just pick my PRS up and just play pretty much what I like, when I like without trying too hard to not screw it up
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: embishop on July 18, 2017, 06:32:02 pm
It's a few years after joining this forum and I'm following some of the threads now. What an awesome community. Time to introduce myself. I'm recommitting myself to my guitar path, and I'm gonna get there!

Nickname:  emb
Real (full) name:  Mari
Age and birthday:  53 (!)
Habitat:  Ontario, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? – Taylor 324ce, Epiphone SG400, Ovation Balladeer

Which guitar do you currently play on? – Taylor and Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own? – a little Peavey Rage

How long have you been playing guitar? – 42ish years - too long to not be much much better!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? – Classic Rock, Singer Songwriter

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? – Classic Rock, Singer Songwriter, Pop

Who are your favorite bands? – Clapton, Doobie Bros, Paul Simon, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, John Denver, John Mellencamp

What inspired you to start playing guitar? – Love of music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? – not unless choir counts …  I do enjoy jamming with friends though.

Why do you play guitar? – I can’t not. I go through periods where I play very little, but I always come back. I play piano as well, but guitar is much more freeing for me than piano is.

What are your goals for the future? – I want to be able to figure out the cool guitar bits of songs I like and incorporate that into my playing so it sounds like the song. I also want to keep writing my own stuff and have some cool stuff in it, not just strumming. Okay and yes one day before I die I’d like to hear a song I wrote on the radio!

Favorite guitar players – Clapton, Jeff Healey
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pastie123 on July 27, 2017, 02:50:11 pm
Nickname: pasty
Real (full) name: daniel preece
Age and birthday: 26 180990
Habitat: uk


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Farida d10ce

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Farida d10ce

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
6 months using justin guitar

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock blues pop country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything that sounds cool

Who are your favorite bands?
Neil young slash myles kennedy gnr mark knopfler dire straits

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A hobby to take me away from the stresses of life

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Hopefully soon my friend is a drummer need a singer

Why do you play guitar?
Love it feels good keep improving well

What are your goals for the future?
Be the best musician i can possibly be
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: joanfafe on August 10, 2017, 10:10:06 pm
Hello! this is Joan Farré from Catalonia.

Learned myself somewhat about the guitar around 93 til 96... founded a band.... lots of fun indeed...

Live changed... no guitar, don't really why I stopped to play... until my daughter insisted to learn music and then I picked the guitar again... and... thanks god I found justinguitar ;-). Being serious about justin since December.

My first record since 20years ago (that I promise is enough to forget almost everything about guitar skills)

See you around!

Joan
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on August 11, 2017, 08:21:51 am
Hello and welcome to all new members.
Look around, get to know the place.
Join in.
Keep learning and playing.
Keep posting.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrBumble on August 27, 2017, 03:00:21 pm

I've been hovering around here for a couple of weeks so it's time I introduced myself.
I'm 65 in a few weeks and retiring from work so it was time to fulfill that old ambition of learning to play properly.

It was over 30 years since I picked up a guitar so I've started on the Beginners' Course and am finding it great to get the fingers working.

I have a very wide taste in music but mainly folk, blues and country.
Then of course as I'm a part time minister & worship leader there are praise songs too!

Guitar - Ovation CS247 (not likely to stick at one)
Amp - Marshall G30 (OK for practice)

Favourite guitarists - Joe Bonamassa, Isaac Guillory, Eric Bibb, Tommy Emmanuel.

I think that Justin's method is excellent and this forum is a wonderful resource and support.

Thanks to all concerned.

Brian.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Damian666 on August 29, 2017, 12:49:35 pm
Hi all,

Just registered and thought I'd post a quick introduction.

Name: Damian

Age: 40

Habitat: Yorkshire, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 112V, Encore Strat Copy

Which amp(s) do you own? Marlin Reverb 25

How long have you been playing guitar? Depends how you count it. I first started playing when I was about 14 and played on and off for about 3 years. I didn't progress very well and gave up. I recently decided to give it another go and started playing again about 2 months ago. I discovered that my first guitar (Encore Strat Copy) wasn't working so borrowed a Fender strat from a friend.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Metal, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock? (still learning!)

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list but include Metallica, Iron Maiden, Volbeat and Delain.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I saw lots of live bands and players and had an urge to do what they did.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I played in a "band" as a teenager, but nothing more than some friends jamming really.

Why do you play guitar? I love music and it's a good escape and relaxation for me.

What are your goals for the future? To improve, I'm currently going through the beginner course and starting again. I hope to eventually progress through the intermediate and blues courses.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Gabby84 on September 05, 2017, 04:20:50 pm
Nickname: Gabby
Real (full) name: Gabrielle
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat:  North Shore, Massachusetts, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Greg Bennett Samick st9-1

Which guitar do you currently play on?
see above-the only one I own!

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
less than one month.  tinkered about with guitar in my teens

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative/progress, blues, jazz, folk, 70s rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
none, just learning the basics at this point.

Who are your favorite bands?
Soul Coughing, Yes, Dave Matthews, The Smiths, Jethro Tull, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Lightin' Hopkins

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I'm a painter/sculptor-visual artist.  With that said, music inspires my work.  It is often in the background when I start working on a piece. As a teenager, loved listening to my Dad's albums (Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, etc. and jazz albums) and loved the Beatles song "Blackbird," as well as many Jackson Brown songs from his early days. 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, just want to play without the pressure at this point.

Why do you play guitar?
fun, interested in trying all genres as I gain the basic skills.  I also find the practicing relaxing.

What are your goals for the future?
be skilled enough to write a song or two and play in front of my family.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ntha on September 07, 2017, 01:23:06 pm
Nickname: ntha
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 52
Habitat: Israel

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender PM-1 Standard
Fender Telecaster Standard MIM
Admira A-5

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang II

How long have you been playing guitar?
A few years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Gary Moore, Eric Clapton. Actually too many to choose from.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to friends play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Maybe some day...

Why do you play guitar?
The sound, the feel. For me it's the best instrument for playing music myself.

What are your goals for the future?
Reach a level that allows me to play with other people or in front of other people.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on September 08, 2017, 07:04:12 pm
Welcome to all the recent additions to the Justin Guitar forum. Whether you're learning guitar or ukulele, enjoy the journey, ask questions, practice, but most of all....HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: GregS on September 15, 2017, 02:06:01 pm
Nickname: Greg
Real (full) name: Greg Smith
Age and birthday: 49 (at least for a couple more months)
Habitat: Maryland, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
None yet

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Don't play yet

Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A

For how long have you been playing guitar?
N/A

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80's Alternative, but like most genres.  Not a fan of hip hop.  Not thrilled with bluegrass, but it kind of grows on me.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
N/A

Who are your favorite bands?
Cure, Smiths, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols, Toby Keith

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to learn to play guitar since my teen years.  As a kid, my father strummed some.  I didn't have the interest at that time.  When I got into my teens, I was too busy to add guitar to what I was doing.  In my 20's and 30's I got tied up with dating, marriage and getting on with life.  From then until recently, I've been threatening my wife that I wanted to learn guitar.  This year, I turn 50.  My son started playing and I decided it's finally time for me to just do it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
I want to learn so I can jam with my son

What are your goals for the future?
Discover what guitar is for me and to start playing enough to jam with my son.

I'll be searching the forum a lot.  I'm initially looking for info on which guitars I should seriously consider getting.  I'll then start on the lessons.  I've been impressed with everything I've read so far.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on September 16, 2017, 07:38:32 am
Hello and welcome to our most recent members.
Look around, explore, join in.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Nilo on September 16, 2017, 02:51:40 pm
Hello everyone.  I thought I would come and introduce myself.  Loving the JustinGuitar site so far - 'awesome' is an understatement! 

I live in South West London, UK!

Nickname: Nilo
Real (full) name: Niel van Vlaanderen
Age and birthday: 34, December 1982
Habitat: My habitat is a house in Wimbledon, London but I am originally from South Africa.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A horrid cheap steel string acoustic which lives under the bed
An Epiphone Les Paul Studio

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Epi LP

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Code 25 (baby steps!)

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 weeks properly, I have tried in the past but was never committed enough. I am at time in my life where I have been able to make time to practice and get in to it a lot more, following the beginner course and practice schedule fairly religiously.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Punk, Reggae, Blues, some metal anything that sounds cool!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just the practice schedules and the beginner songs at the moment but I am dreaming big!

Who are your favorite bands?
A tough question... where do you start?
Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, NOFX, Rancid, Me first and the Gimme Gimmes ... I could go on for a long time and it will be tldr;

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to play the guitar and I've 'started' quite a few times since I was a kid. I wish I got in to it earlier and stuck with it. I think I've always loved guitar and always wanted to play since I listened to music with my dad on his tapes in the 80s...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I'm not good enough to play in a band yet but would love to find some buddies to jam with as I progress.  Could be cool to meet some guys (or gals) better than me so I could learn some of their tricks, and some people who are at the same level as me so we could learn together.

Why do you play guitar?
Guitar is awesome and I play to get better and feel great when I play awesome songs that I love very well. I find playing/practicing both relaxing and very rewarding, especially as I am learning I can really feel and see tangible results quite fast.

What are your goals for the future?
I will continue with the beginners course until I have hopefully mastered it. I would like to play with others and maybe record stuff in future. My goals are broad - "get good at playing guitar and love it". I am not over-pressuring myself by defining them in too much granularity as I am sure my goals will evolve with my skill.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Martintrini on September 18, 2017, 03:57:57 am
Hello Justin, from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Thank you for giving so much, and making learning to play the guitar at age 56 years, so much fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pastie123 on September 18, 2017, 10:57:15 am
Nickname:Pastie
Real (full) name:Daniel Preece
Age and birthday:27 18/09/1990
Habitat:UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Farida D10ce Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Farida D10ce

Which amp(s) do you own?
No Amp yet will buy one soon though and an electric guitar

How long have you been playing guitar?
9 months using justins website

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, country, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Everything

Who are your favorite bands?
Slash and the conspirators, guns n roses, Bonjovi, Neil young, Buddy Holly

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The sound, the fun, the enjoyment, its cool !!


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet but hopefully one day

Why do you play guitar?
It know takes up 2 hours plus of my day and i just love the feeling


What are your goals for the future?To be the best guitar player i can possibly be and to be happy in my life and with my family(Daughter and other half)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Brunomcf on September 18, 2017, 07:23:03 pm
Hi Justin!
A lots of respect for your great work, I just found you last week on the web when I as looking for free online guitar lessons. I am impressed with the amount of material that you just allow everybody to enjoy, specially because you have everything well structured. Although I just started from the beginning last thursday, I am already doing the exercises with your app and I will definitely pay the subscription. You deserve my support!

Nickname: Brunomcf
Real (full) name: Bruno F.
Age and birthday: 36 24/7
Habitat: Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Lag T100D
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Lag T100D
Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A
How long have you been playing guitar?
Just starting now, after learning a bit 10 years ago but since then never played again. It is like a zero start now.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Indie, Pop.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing, I am just starting.

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Emma-rkr on October 03, 2017, 10:46:32 am
Nickname: Emmy, Em
Real (full) name: Emma Short
Age and birthday: 20 years old '4th February 1997'
Habitat: UK.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha F310 'Acoustic'
Luna Vista Deer Tropical Wood 'electro-Acoustic'
Gibson SG Special "1973" 'Electric Guitar'
Luna Flora Passionflower 'electro-Acoustic'

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My Gibson SG Special  :) Since buying this guitar last year I have re-sprayed it in glacier white paint and now it looks gorgeous!!

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since 2016.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like all genres of music, especially rock, ballad and pop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Ballad and rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen, OMD, Kiss, Fine Young Cannibals and Wham.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was diagnosed with full Autism Spectrum Disorder in my early teens, due to bullying and pressues of secondary school I dropped out of school. I spent the next several years in a dark place, I won't go in to detail but things got rough. Last year '2016' topped everything. My Mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour, thankfully benign, and my Dad was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and then in May last year an elderly lady ran a red light and drove in to the side of my Dad's classic Vauxhall Senator, writing it off.
  Last year was very depressing and dark at times but I vowed I wouldn't return to that dark place! So I turned to... music... and since then I have never looked back  :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I enjoy it and it makes me happy, plus, I love music and I have even written a couple of my own songs which sound great when I'm playing and singing them!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to just relax and enjoy the gift of music  :)

Nice to meet you everyone!!  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on October 03, 2017, 10:37:22 pm
Welcome all newcomers  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BluesJourneyman on October 10, 2017, 06:38:18 pm
Nickname: Smudger
Real (full) name: Steve Smith
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: Leicester, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squire Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Squire Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? CG Giant Practice Amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Will be starting tonight

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Will be concentrating on Blues

Who are your favorite bands? BB King, Eric Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Have always wanted to learn how to play guitar but in the past I have brought guitars, left them in the corner to gather dust and then just eventually sold them again. This time around I am more determined than ever to follow my dream of learning to play the guitar and the blues and have already done better than previous attempts by completing my first week on the Beginners Course

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Originally got inspired by Eric Clapton and finally got around to learning

What are your goals for the future? I think my first short term goal will be to learn some cool riffs so that I can walk into a guitar shop and try out some guitars and actually look and sound like I know what I'm doing
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Elle Dechene on October 15, 2017, 09:51:18 pm
Hello Everyone, it's fun reading other replies on this thread but then I realized I'd be reading all day and get zero practice done, so here is mine:

Nickname:  Elle
Real (full) name:  Elle Dechene
Age and birthday:  A lady never tells.
Habitat:  Cafes

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Taylor T-5, Fender Strat, Fender Tele

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Mostly the Tele as it is easier for my small hands.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Mesa/Boogie Lonestar Special

How long have you been playing guitar?  Three weeks this round.  Got the T-5 and Lonestar over 10 years ago when my daughter got her drum set (oh Guitar Center, you fiendish place of temptation) but put it aside for other things.  I did remember the G chord.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  A wide variety.  I am clasically trained on the piano, viola, violin, and voice, but am a child of the '60s and '70s so classic to Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Justin's beginner lessons :)

Who are your favorite bands?  Currently Santana, Aqua Velvets, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Dave Mathews Band.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Carlos Santana, Miles Corbin, Gabriella, and trading skills at work.  I'm taking lessons from one of my VPs!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Not yet. 

Why do you play guitar?  I don't know, it just took over my brain three weeks ago.

What are your goals for the future?  Eventually, to play and sing in a band.  Right now my goal is to do a Sam Ash open mic without embarrassing myself forever.  And scarring the audience members.  To this end I am diligently working my way through Justin's Beginner's Course and Songbook.

Nice to meet you all!
Elle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MikeSD on November 05, 2017, 06:22:36 pm
Nickname: Mike
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 72
Habitat: WA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gretsch G2420T

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same

Which amp(s) do you own? Who knows. Cost me $99

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 days. Play a mean 'D' chord ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk, country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? You're kidding right. I often play 'D' chord ;D

Who are your favorite bands? Don't play favorites

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Bucket list item. Started in 1964 but never really got started.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? 

Why do you play guitar? Why not?

What are your goals for the future?  I want to learn music theory. Anything else is gravy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: drfmf on December 04, 2017, 02:39:20 pm
Nickname: drfmf
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 44 3-26-73
Habitat: Southern California

Which guitar(s) do you own? Martin GPCRSG, Gretsch Jet Club

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly my acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Acoustisonic 90, Boss Katana 50

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All over the road here.  I enjoy all types of music but I do gravitate towards singer/songwriter stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Quite a bit of folk.  Fingerstyle.  I play in a church band so I do play quite a bit of modern worship music too

Who are your favorite bands? Seems to change monthly but lately I've been listening to Needtobreathe a lot

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My wife sings and she wanted someone to play along with

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I play in church.  Modern worship music (Hillsong, Crowder, etc...) so a full band - Acoustic (me), electric, bass, drums, keys

Why do you play guitar? Initially I started for my wife but it didn't take long to before I was hooked.  Now I can't stop!

What are your goals for the future?  Short term - Keep making small steps in my guitar journey, get better at recording.  Long term - write my own songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: coolguitarkid123 on December 05, 2017, 12:03:04 pm
Nickname:guitarkid

Age:I'm 12

My guitars:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/7ef2845f0d71f14911ca63dd314cc180.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/0f0c48e0d81afe7bc017d63af0fe7835.jpg)

My amp:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/61f1ca2b8c829d215f70342850806e68.jpg)

I'm broke btw
The Strat is a random guitar I found in my basement
I don't know what company that makes the acoustic
The amp is just a 20$ amp from a thrift shop

I like Nirvana and grunge music

I play guitar because my dad played it too


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fetch on January 24, 2018, 07:42:09 pm
Nickname: Fetch
Age and birthday: Early 40s
Habitat: Southeastern US

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Strat SS (short scale, came with a starter pack)
First Act parlor size acoustic (el cheapo from Target, bought it before I knew better)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Strat


Which amp(s) do you own?
Squier Frontman 10G

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since October 2017 (with a generous holiday break)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Contemporary Christian/Praise and Worship, Pop, Folk, Country, Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing right now. Will probably start with some Praise and Worship songs when I get good enough.

Who are your favorite bands?
Jamie Grace, Toby Mac Casting Crowns, John McCutcheon, Ed Sheerin, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks (I guess it's hard to call it favorite when the list is that long)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Have always been musically inclined and talked my whole life about learning. Just finally reached the point where it's time to put up or shut up.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Mostly just for the fun of singing and playing around with music. Also hoping it might help delay or fight off the Alzheimer's that runs in my family.

What are your goals for the future?
To learn enough basic theory and rhythm to get people singing around a campfire or at a party. Maybe even build enough confidence to play at a jam session or in a church band.

I've been lurking for a few months now and really appreciate all of the great advice and  encouragement here. Looking forward to being more active in the forums. Thanks!

   

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on January 27, 2018, 09:26:36 am
Welcome to all new comers in 2018.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Leeguitar on January 27, 2018, 07:37:27 pm
Nickname: Leeguitar
Real (full) name: Lee H
Age and birthday:42.
Habitat: North West England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone les Paul standard lefty

Which guitar do you currently play on? See above

Which amp(s) do you own? Vox vtx

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 day

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk, Blues, Progressive Rock a la Pink Floyd, Muse

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Thanks

Who are your favourite bands?See above...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Eric Clapton, David Gilmour

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? Balance my tech life with some creativity away from keyboard                                         



What are your goals for the future? Entertain people and show that’s its never too late to learn guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Six String on January 28, 2018, 08:08:48 pm
Good evening everyone & thank you to Justin 👍

Ok well I have been taking lessons since October & feel like I have got no where so decided to look into Justin’s lesson to run along with mine....

I’m a total novice & at 40 feel a little lost with it all 😕 I have completed Justin’s level 1 & Started looking at the songs for beginners which started to loose me! Sould I leave the songs & continue with level 2 or try to get these songs down folks?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pmdf on January 29, 2018, 12:23:20 am
Nickname: pmdf
Age and birthday: 46 years old - wow, I just had to take that in for a second and think about how old I actually am.
Habitat: Wales, UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus

Cheap steel-string acoustic of unknown age and origin

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus

Which amp(s) do you own?

Fender Champion 20
Fender Bassbreaker 007

For how long have you been playing guitar?

For about 3 months in the early ’80s, 6 months in the early ‘90s and coming up to 2 months recently. 



Altogether, that’s almost a year, but it was very sporadic. I did pick up an acoustic and strum sometimes in between my more dedicated periods of commitment!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Everything from country through metal, with a particular fondness for a bit of ‘80s goth.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I love playing blues-based rock more than I enjoy listening to it. But there’s no one genre - a bit of Johnny Cash, a bit of The Cult, a dash of something heavier. I’m up for anything!

Who are your favorite bands?

Leonard Cohen, Ween, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, The Sisters of Mercy, Pavement, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Big Country, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Christian Death, John Grant, PJ Harvey - countless others too.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

To get to know the music I love better. And Rowland S Howard.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope, and I don’t imagine that I ever will. Once upon a time it would have been an ambition, but I’m a bit long in the tooth for that now. ;)

Why do you play guitar?

It sounds cheesy, but it gives me a sense of contentment - almost like a meditation. I feel like I can shut out the rest of the world when I have a guitar in my hand. I don’t know how to make very good use of the guitar yet, but it still helps!

What are your goals for the future?

To get an insight into some of my favourite songs. To have accomplished something that I can be proud of. To have fun and to enjoy music. Nothing much beyond that!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: samirah glovier (pixie) on January 29, 2018, 09:27:38 pm
color=red][/color]Nickname: pixie
Real (full) name: samirah lei glovior
Age and birthday: 14 years old ( 10-2-02 )
Habitat: playing my guitar


Which guitar(s) do you own?
acustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
acustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since september 2010, so about 8 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started with classic

Who are your favorite bands?
band 24 (my band), because I find them very artistic, mainstream or not. And I really like six feet under and nickelback and marilyn manson sometimes, desteribed,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually because of the voice. I know, it sounds stupid. But every time I checked out 'nickelback' on spotify and saw all those rock and metal bands playing I was like: "God I wish I could do that!" And later I thought: " I'm going to buy myself a guitar and get some people together to make a band to become just as good!"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
yes. I hope to be able to play in on stage in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music with or for my friends!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to play the lead electric guitar in a cool band. really a famous one, just a cool band!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mrfresh on January 30, 2018, 06:26:00 pm
Hi guys, Eric here!

Nickname: Eric (boring right?)

Real (full) name: Eric

Age and birthday:40s

Habitat: London, England, surrounded by the detritus of my teenage boys

Which guitar(s) do you own? Second hand "Hondo" Gibson Hummingbird copy, hand-me-down from my Dad :-)

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Since Christmas

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All sorts - very diverse!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not there yet.

Who are your favorite bands? Guitar inspiration when I was young was Mark Knopfler / Dire Straits.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Wanted a new challenge. Plus my son is now as good or better a trumpet player than me and I don't feel like competing with a teenager. So I gave him him my trumpet, and my Dad gave me his guitar. Which is kind'a nice, right?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No (but have played trumpet in various bands in the past, and briefly flirted with bass guitar as a teenager)

Why do you play guitar? Personal pleasure.

What are your goals for the future? I want to be a really good guitar player :-) I see myself eventually working on finger picking / folk style and have an interest in writing guitar arrangements to obscure trad. folk songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LP on January 31, 2018, 11:44:48 am
Hi!

Nickname: LP
Real (full) name: Laurent
Age and birthday: 45
Habitat: Paris, France

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Fender Telecaster made in Japan, a Gibson made in Mexico, a Regal Resonator, and 3 bass guitars.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mainly the Telecaster.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Fender Champion 110, a Samick SM-25B, Vox Escort.

How long have you been playing guitar?
 Days, actually consolidating the beginner's courses, still a long way to go.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock, Folk... and many more. I'll quote Justin out of context : « if it sounds good, it is good. »

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
 Beginner's songbook, mainly:)

Who are your favorite bands?
Quickly thrown in no particular order : SRV and Double Trouble, John Mayall and the Bluesbreaker, Rita Mitsouko, Georges Brassens, Telephone, The Stones, Steeve Vai, Mozart, The Stooges, Bizet, Pinetop Perkins, Sonny Landreth, Gratefull Dead, Lynerd Skynerd, and so many unknown guys met at festivals, and so many others...
I forgot Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Hendrix, Neil Young, Dylan, Pink Floyd, The doors...
And also Ennio Morricone, Van Halen, and Prince also.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The wish to make music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, but I wish to.

Why do you play guitar?
The guitars were there, eating dust.

What are your goals for the future?
 To be able to earn some cash at crossroads playing tunes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Six of One on February 01, 2018, 08:07:19 pm


Nickname:[/Six of One]
Real (full) name:[/Joe]
Age and birthday:[/61 years]
Habitat:[/New Jersey, USA]

Which guitar(s) do you own?[/Squier Acoustic (cheapest)]

Which guitar do you currently play on?[/same as above]

Which amp(s) do you own?[/none]

How long have you been playing guitar?[/4 months]

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?[/classic rock, alternative rock, electronic, new age]

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?[/what genre is banging out the chords as Justin teaches them?]

Who are your favorite bands?[/The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Dire Straights, Led Zeppelin, School of Seven Bells]

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[/have always wanted to learn, but my daughter was my main inspiration. She's a clarinetist.]

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?[/Noooo]

Why do you play guitar?[/to be part of the music]

What are your goals for the future?[/actually play a song and have it sound pretty good]
[/quote]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: gypsy1957 on February 01, 2018, 09:27:30 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:gypsy
Real (full) name:Bruce
Age and birthday:05/03, 60
Habitat: Southern Wales

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ovation Custom Balladeer acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for 30-40 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I grew up through the 1960's and early 1970's, so that is the period of my favorite music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? The old 60's style rock, when I can figure out how to play them, I have one of my own songs that I keep practice with.

Who are your favorite bands? Almost any 60's or early 70's groups, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dan Fogelberg, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I have no idea, my parents got me a cheap electric one for Christmas, been hooked ever since

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? A couple of attempts years ago, but we didn't stay together for long.

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy playing, though learning can be frustrating at times.

What are your goals for the future? Maybe be good enough someday to maybe make a moderate career from songwriting?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Banksy on February 03, 2018, 06:39:18 am
Hi everyone.
A little about me.

Nickname: Banksy
Real (full) name: That would be telling.
Age and birthday: 46. June 1971.
Habitat: Northwest UK. Lancashire.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Spur D100 Acoustic Guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar? Just Started.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Most music Genres.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Total Newbie. Haven't played anything yet, but hoping Justin's beginners course will sort that

Who are your favorite bands? The Who. The Jam. U2. Cream. MOST and nearly all kinds of Genres of music really.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I have Always wanted to Learn and received an Acoustic Guitar as a present at Christmas.

ROCK OUT PEEPS.



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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hamrio on February 04, 2018, 08:53:29 am
Nickname: none as yet
Real (full) name: Ian R
Age and birthday: 67, 16 Feb
Habitat: Bexhill, East Sussex

Which guitar(s) do you own? Aria classical, Simon & Patrick Ceder 6 string acoustic and Gretsch G5620T-CB Rose Red

Which guitar do you currently play on? All the above

Which amp(s) do you own? fender Champions 40

How long have you been playing guitar? In my 20's then work got in the way until 6 weeks ago (retired)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Anything bar rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Beatles, Cat Stevens, my own

Who are your favorite bands? Beatles, Genesis, Eagles, David Bowie, Rolling Stones

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Friends

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet

Why do you play guitar? Fun

What are your goals for the future? Be good enough to play in a 'for fun' band of older geezers and write lyrics
[/quote]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LeftyLoosy on February 04, 2018, 04:58:20 pm
Nickname: LeftyLoosy
Age: 26 years old
Habitat: Germany

I previously played guitar from 2001 to 2011, which is when I severed my ulnar nerve and made only a very partial recovery, essentially leaving we with Django Reinhardt's injury. Starting yesterday, I am giving left-handed playing a go. I lost a big part of my life that day, and I recently decided that I'm going to get it back. Even as a confirmed right-hander, it can't be impossible to become a decent left-handed player, right? I purchased an Ibanez Starter Pack with a lefty dreadnought and found Justin's lessons to give me a structure to follow.
 
I played in a handful of bands years ago, and continued for a short time on keyboard and harmonica after my injury, but I never got very far with those instruments and haven't been a musician for four or five years at this point. I have no idea how much of an obstacle my right-handedness will turn out to be, so it's impossible to tell whether I'll be able to make it that far, but it would be a blast to be able to join the band in an open session again at some point. For now, playing guitar feels like I've had a stroke, so I'm excited to see what a month or two of learning can do about that.

I'm happy to have these lessons and community here to help me get back into it. Hope it works out, and thank you, Justin!

Cheers, Lefty.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrBumble on February 04, 2018, 08:59:48 pm
Welcome aboard Lefty.

I wish you luck with your endeavours. I'm sure with the attitude you have you will succeed.

I'm a lefty who plays right handed and I have a good friend who is left handed but plays a standard right handed guitar upside down - blows my mind just to watch him!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bunkley on February 04, 2018, 09:25:58 pm
Nickname: bunkley
Real (full) name: Alex Torres
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: Somewhere near Bristol UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Crafter Lite (acoustic); Faith Naked Venus (electro-acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both the above, more often the Faith

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Five months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love all sorts of music. The only limit is time to listen, not genre.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk, country and pop mainly so far

Who are your favourite bands?
Barclay James Harvest, Caravan, Camel, Tom Paxton ie mostly 70s stuff. More recent stuff I like Paolo Nutini and Muse amongst others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I love music, toyed with the piano for a few years, then saw a cheap DVD guitar course advertised, so bought that, then a guitar. The course was not so good, but I just loved the guitar. The chap at the shop recommended the JustinGuitar  course – what a great recommendation!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Just love the sound.

What are your goals for the future?
To play songs that are recognisable to me and to enjoy myself.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MJ on February 05, 2018, 10:41:59 pm
Nickname:MJ
Real name: Marion
Age and birthday: A young lady over the age of forty never reveals her age.....you'd never guess I am THAT old...just the odd Cruella white stripes in my hair, and an evil cackle...

Habitat: South London

Which guitar(s) do you own?
2 beginners ones - a not very glam classical number from Lidl, and a shiny blue acoustic with metal strings.  I also own a Spongebob ukulele which was meant to have been for my children, but seems to have become adopted by me..somehow..

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of the above, depending on which is easiest to manipulate given the new chords I am learning (the acoustic has strings which rise high above the arm neck bit (what's that called??)...makes it hard to play bar chords...

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just a very loud voice.  No amps yet...

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since I bought the Lidl guitar several years ago.  I still can't play properly, just have almost mastered a few chords - oh and the song 'Three little birds' of course.  Have recently started to attend guitar classes properly now, supplemented with the odd bit of JustinGuitar, which I discovered just a few months ago too.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Love a bit of funk (am trying and failing to get that funk strumming pattern...if I can practice hard now though maybe I will get it before I retire...Catholic in musical tastes otherwise: from classical through to soul, rap, rock and pop.  Feeling my age now as I discover I dislike lots of new pop and rap..give me some horrible 80's classics over that any day.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything that is not too strenuous!!!  Have discovered I am replaying a lot of the music my father taught me when playing the piano e.g. Michael row the boat ashore!!  Just happy to get a tune played coherently and to be part of a bigger group playing.

Who are your favourite bands?
This has changed over time.  Some of the stuff I really liked when I was a twenty something now seems a little too sexist, full of profanity, violent, drug-orientated or over-sexed for me nowadays. (e.g. Snoop Dogg...or Eminen makes me blush nowadays.. ) Maybe this will change as I stop needing to protect my growing sons' morality. Just started to learn how to play bits of Get Lucky with my class.  Have been bouncing around to that anyway...and anything else from above genres assuming I don't cringe too much at anything too child-unfriendly.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My children.  I come from a musical family.  With a pianist dad and violinist-pianist mum, I learnt the basics of the piano and some violin, alongside doing stuff at primary school for music.  I used to fall asleep with my father practising for gigs in the living room downstairs, sometimes with busty brassy singers blasting out numbers like 'I just called to say I love you' by Stevie Wonder or 'Here comes the sun' by the Beatles.  Despite having forgotten much of the music I have learnt, I wanted to recreate some of this for my sons by encouraging them to do drumming at a local music centre and by having lots of musical instruments in the house for them to try.  The boys eventually dropped their drumming and it is me now having lessons!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.  The last time I was in any band was when I played the recorder and glockenspiel at school in Xmas concerts!  Would love to become good enough to use this to perform in some way, if not massively musically or professionally.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it makes me smile, even when my fingers hurt.  I like the maths and logic behind some of the theory.

What are your goals for the future?
To actually play some proper riffs.  Feel content playing (badly!) in groups of amateurs and humming along to old favourites that we get to know.   Would like to get my head around some proper music theory and arrangements.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Oletimer on February 07, 2018, 03:11:43 am


Nickname: Oletimer

Real (full) name: George

Age and birthday: When I was born they used Roman Numerals on my birth tablet

Habitat: West Midlands, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1970 Kimbara acoustic, 2005 Santos Matinez acoustic, 2014 Jaxville Fender Strat copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 I like to spend some time on each, they all speak a different language.

Which amp(s) do you own?
 A cheap 10 amp Rockburn - it'll do to learn on.

How long have you been playing guitar?
 I have owned my guitars for about 4 years but have only just begun to believe I can actually learn to play them.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
 WOW!, that's a big question. I think I enjoy anything that's played well, i.e: Mark Knopfler's 'Going Home' (Local Hero), but I am leaning toward soft sounding country/ folk/ classical finger picking numbers (Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, etc) for my own playing pleasure.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? At the moment none, the ignition is on, the engine is running and I'm in first gear with the clutch in, ready to let rip.

Who are your favorite bands?
How much space have we got?
1, Dire Straits (who can't like their music) 2, Queen, 3, most of the 60's and 70's bands.
4, Loads of country/ folk singers and light classical's.
(I've been around a long time and the wonderful 60's n 70's was my teen's - we were spoilt for choice, there was so much brilliant music about (and we could see it live) that's why so many kids today love the music of yesterday, it is so timeless and memorable.


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 It's something I tried when I was young, but life got in the way. Now I've got time (retired) I want to catch up a bit.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? For the sheer pleasure of learning, I wish I had persevered a long time ago.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to be able to play some pleasant music on the guitar, and put a smile on my face doing it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Oletimer on February 07, 2018, 03:24:07 am
Good evening everyone & thank you to Justin 👍

Ok well I have been taking lessons since October & feel like I have got no where so decided to look into Justin’s lesson to run along with mine....

I’m a total novice & at 40 feel a little lost with it all 😕 I have completed Justin’s level 1 & Started looking at the songs for beginners which started to loose me! Sould I leave the songs & continue with level 2 or try to get these songs down folks?

Hang in there bro, It ain't always easy but we're all learning, go back over Level 1, just to make sure you've nailed it, then progress on to Level 2. I'm following you through the same course, persevere, you'll get there. George (Oletimer)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DarrellW on February 07, 2018, 05:45:37 am
Hey George, where in the West Mids are you from? I’m from Halesowen, quite a bit further down the line than you by the sound of it and having a ball!
It’s a great forum and a great learning path, you can’t go wrong on here, good luck for the future!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: starcruiser on February 09, 2018, 06:03:41 pm
Nickname:[not got one :-(]
Real (full) name:[Martin Clarke]
Age and birthday:[53 march]
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?[Ibenez vc50njp]

Which guitar do you currently play on?[as above]



How long have you been playing guitar?[2months]

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?[allsorts]

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?[allsorts]

Who are your favorite bands?[madness]

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[2 grandchildren started playing, so I thought I'd give it another go 32 years after 1st try]

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?[no]

Why do you play guitar?[As above, Grandchildren]

What are your goals for the future?[get playing 1st 3 cords without ooking ]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TexasBo on February 10, 2018, 06:09:07 pm
Nickname: TexasBo
Real (full) name: Bo
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: USA, Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Alvarez by Yairi WY-1, Yamaha Pacifica 112v

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yairi WY-1

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Champ Silverface

How long have you been playing guitar? Picking it back up after a 35yr break, so starting all over

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, rock, country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything to learn really

Who are your favorite bands? Foofighters, KebMo, Chris Stapleton, BlackBerry Smoke

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just enjoy music, listening and trying to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not with guitar, played harmonica in a band 30 years ago

Why do you play guitar? it is relaxing and challenging all at the same time

What are your goals for the future? to learn enough to play basic blues and songs for friends and family
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: dakadama on February 10, 2018, 07:36:16 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname: Dave
Real (full) name:Dave
Age and birthday:63   
Habitat:Massachusetts, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Practicing on a Gremlin. Son, studying to be a Luthier, is building us one

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: dakadama on February 10, 2018, 07:40:45 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:Dave
Real (full) name:Dave
Age and birthday:63
Habitat:Massachusetts, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Gremlin

Which guitar do you currently play on?Gremlin

Which amp(s) do you own?None

How long have you been playing guitar?3 Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Just Practicing. No real songs yet

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Son becoming a Luthier

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: dantheman1983 on February 11, 2018, 12:18:18 pm
Real Name : Dan
Age: 34
Habitat: Surrey, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Basic stuff

Acoustic - Yamaha 310 &
Electric - Squier By Fender

Which guitar do you currently play on? After 9 months on Acoustic, trying electric now
(going to do grade one when I'm up to it)

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar? 10 / 11 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s) Indie/ Alternative Rock,  Soft Rock, other variations

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Above if messing around or whatever I'm told to!

Who are your favourite bands?  Biffy Clyro, Travis, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters
                                              Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers, The Verve, Athlete, Arctic Monkey's
                                       Oasis, Blur, Arcade Fire, Chill Peppers, Elbow, Queen, Gun N Roses, Keane

What inspired you to start playing guitar? friend / enjoying music in general, no specific guitar hero

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I've already been interested in guitar (tried and gave up at 17)
                                    Now I have more determination (but less time...) to learn
                                    I needed a hobby and I enjoy practicing and the sound of my guitars

What are your goals for the future? To become a competent player and hopefully played with others
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: zedhead on February 14, 2018, 07:46:59 pm

Nickname:Zedhead
Real (full) name:Justin
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: Bucks, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6
Martin D15M just bought from a friend at a bargain price. Too scared to play it!!
I'm also a leftie.
Which guitar do you currently play on? Seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?None

How long have you been playing guitar? I've dabbled for a few years but I'm now following the Beginners Course.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Grunge. Love Zeppelin, Tull, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and many more of that ilk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? My dream is to play Down in a Hole by AIC, Simple Man and Nothing else Matters. At the moment I play anything that's possible for me.

Who are your favorite bands? The above bands amongst many others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? As a kid I always wanted to play guitar as I loved Rock music but sadly we didn't have much money. Then life, kids, mortgage etc. got in the way. One of the biggest regrets of my life is not learning the guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No band in their right mind would want me!
Why do you play guitar? Because of my love for music and for relaxation although it can get frustrating.

What are your goals for the future?
[/quote]
 I would like to be able to have the skills to learn all the songs I love from people like Justin, Marty etc. via their internet videos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Skilletlicker on February 18, 2018, 10:15:48 pm
Nickname: Skilletlicker
Real (full) name: Bert Malsom
Age and birthday: 65 years old ( 1952 )
Habitat: Memphis, Tennessee

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6 Original

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Two days.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk. Especially folk from the Appalachian and Ozark mountains or the Mississippi River Delta.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
So far, mostly the D chord

Who are your favorite bands?
That's an incomplete list for the 1920's. Could make separate lists for each decade since.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Realized I'm too old to die young and have to do something to fill my time.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
I've always loved the sound of guitar fingerpicking. Wanted a guitar as a little kid so my folks bought an organ. Played keyboards, badly, for more than 50 years. Figure I'm old enough now to play whatever I want.

What are your goals for the future?
Would like to be able to play a little of everything with some degree of mastery of finger picking and flat picking.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LP on February 19, 2018, 09:31:19 am
Hi Skilletlicker! Welcome aboard.

I really enjoy the list of bands you posted and would'nt mind exploring the other decades :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on February 19, 2018, 10:03:08 am
A big welcome to all new members.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Philthy on February 19, 2018, 05:23:08 pm
Nickname:Philthy
Real (full) name: Phil
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: North Wales near Chester

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez RGIR20FE
Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own?

Boss Katana 100W 1X12
Blackstar HT-5 Metal

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since 1991 or 1992.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Heavy metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Metal.

Who are your favorite bands?

Metallica, lamb of God, Amon Amarth, clutch, corrosion of conformity etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Dad always listened to Queen, status quo and dire straits when was a kid, so I always thought the electric guitar sound was magical. This led to my discovery of thrash metal in 1988 and that changed everything.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No.

Why do you play guitar?

I have to. Even if I just quietly playing chords unplugged while watching T.V.

What are your goals for the future?

To try and get an understanding of what I'm actually doing rather than just riffing and jamming to CDs.

I will mostly be lurking but thought I'd introduce myself.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RickyTfinger on February 20, 2018, 09:33:56 pm
Nickname: RickyTfinger
Real (full) name: Richie
Age and birthday: Silver surfer
Habitat: West Mid's - UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Dot (ES335) + Squire Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Epiphone when at home & Squire Strat when at work

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG50CFX + Squire 10W + Cruiser 10W

How long have you been playing guitar? Well attempting to play since Jan this year  :-\

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Most things really  ;D

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not that good yet

Who are your favourite bands? To many to list but: Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Clapton, Voodoo Daddies, Cherry Popping Daddies, most stuff from the eighties  ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved the guitar but just never got around to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Oh no

Why do you play guitar? I don't, I'm just learning  :D

What are your goals for the future? Just to be able to play a song without making mistakes!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: NY_Attitude on February 20, 2018, 09:42:59 pm
Nickname: NY_Attitude
Real (full) name: Kandi
Age and birthday:
Habitat: Southwest US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? The same as the above

Which amp(s) do you own? None yet...looking for a good one appropriate for a newbie who isn't going to be doing gigs.

How long have you been playing guitar? 3-months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Beginner

Who are your favorite bands? Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Led Zep, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've wanted to play the guitar for a long time but never had the time nor did I make the time. I've had 4-spinal fusions and am now, unable to work as a teacher (I was for 17-years) and decided to take it up.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love the guitar and all it can do.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play actual songs from memory and to become good at fingerpicking as well.

Favorite guitarist? Mike Campbell- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: rmgjsjs on February 21, 2018, 08:33:25 pm
Hi! My name is Rick, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but moved to San Francisco, CA 20 years ago. I'm an old retired techie and Computer Scientist.  Just joined the community yesterday. 

I started playing in 1961 or 62 during the folk revival.  About a year ago I started to play again after a 20 year break.  I still play mostly the same music that I learned back then, and, being self-taught, with all of the bad habits that I taught myself.  Had formal music lessons as a child playing violin (love the music, but hated the instrument) and oboe.  Played a little banjo too back in the day. Always been a finger-picker

Found Jason on Youtube but my learning style is better served with written material, so I bought the Beginners Course mostly because I wanted to learn how to flat pick a bit.  Jason is a really good teacher.

Have three guitars:  A La Patrie Concert classical, and two steel acoustics: a 2003 Lakewood M1 Grand Concert, and a Recording King ROS-06 12-fret that I use for alternate tunings.  Experimenting with strings on all three.  No amplification, but I don't have attitude about it.  I really didn't mind when Dylan played electric at Newport back in the day.

I am strictly a living room player, but 50 plus years ago my buddy and I made enough money playing to keep us in movie and pizza dates during high school.

Currently learning a little Bluegrass, as well as refreshing my nostalgic attachment to the 1960's folk scene. Thinking about picking up some cowboy songs too.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joe P on February 26, 2018, 02:31:36 am
Nickname: Joe
Real (full) name: Joe
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: Mississippi


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha 400 ($8 from a second hand store)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Almost 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Various- older rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Beginner songs on the Justin App.  Really enjoy playing “Dead Flowers” and “Walk the Dog”.

Who are your favorite bands?
Robert Earl Keen, Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Rolling Stones

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I put it off long enough.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Never played any musical instrument.

Why do you play guitar?
To impress my granddaughter.

What are your goals for the future?
To impress my granddaughter.
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Post by: ziegfeldgirl on February 27, 2018, 10:29:49 pm
Nickname: Chelsea
Real (full) name: Chelsea
Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: I move around a lot between Europe and Indiana. Generally depends on my visa situation at the time ;)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 012
Which guitar do you currently play on? See above
Which amp(s) do you own? None atm

How long have you been playing guitar? About a month this go around. Used to play pretty well when I was 10-13 but then I quit to learn clarinet, for some ungodly reason.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Big band, early jazz and post punk
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing, yet!
Who are your favorite bands?
PJ Harvey, The Birthday Party, Judy Garland, Rasputina
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Boredom and a lack of creativity in my life
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not at the moment
Why do you play guitar?
For fun!
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play well and have fun!


I would love to meet people and make new friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: clarky75 on March 01, 2018, 11:37:06 pm
Real (full) name: Craig
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Melbourne Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squire Deluxe Hot Rails Stratocaster
Which guitar do you currently play on? See above
Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 1 V2, Boss Katana Mini

How long have you been playing guitar? This time around just a few weeks, prior to that many years ago for around a year, still very much a beginner.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Metal, Blues
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Blues but not much right now
Who are your favorite bands?
AC/DC, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Poison, RATM
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always loved the guitar, big Angus Young fan as  child
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
For enjoyment, and want to be able to play as best as I can
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play my favourite songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Marc DB on March 02, 2018, 10:02:51 am
Good morning to you Justin and all the others on this forum.
My name is Marc and I was born in Belgium the same year they built Atomium in Brussels. (1958) Having lived and worked for almost 40 years in France,  I decided to take a  long sabatical in order to prepare myself properly for healthy  retirement. In theory the recipe is simple :  Slow down, do more with less, learn new and fun stuff without the stress to perform.... but do it in a dedidated way.  I will turn 60 on May 20th and depsite the age challenge and I hope that learning to play the guitar, will be big fun and contribute to generate new neural connections thereby keeping Alzheimer and arthritis at a distance.  In order to finance this sabatical I relocated to Bulgaria where the cost of living is of course much lower and I don't have to bother much to get the bills paid.  In January I took a one hour private singing, piano and guitar lesson. The vocal teacher was great. I really enjoyed it but I also felt the need to choose an instrument for accompaniment. For logistic reasons the guitar seemed the obvious choice.  The guitar teacher advised me to buy a budget accoustic nylon guitar rather than a metal string one or electric one which was my forst choice. He is himself a rock, heavy metal and funk fan but with a classical background. Intially I had thought of going for the electric Yamaha Pacifia 112 and use headphones in order not to disturb my neighbours, but now I am very happy with the accoustic Valencia nylon. So are my neighbours I guess since I didn't get any remarks from them.  After some extensive e-learning research and Youtube hopping I realised Justinguitar is the place to throw my anchor for the next coming months.  Just ordered my starter pack :-) I feel confident that your dedicated and enthusiastic approach will bring me to the next level. Thanks for that Justin !
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Post by: edgeland on March 02, 2018, 04:55:12 pm
Nickname: Ali
Real (full) name: Alison
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Black Fender Stratocaster (used Mexican model), old Takamine acoustic with issues
Which guitar do you currently play on? The Strat
Which amp(s) do you own? 20W Vox Valvetronix

How long have you been playing guitar? Tried to play guitar in high school - got an acoustic and had a few lessons, but found it too difficult and not really satisfying because I truly loved the sound of electric. But I was too shy to ask for the Strat I really wanted (and didn't know any girls who played electric guitar). Gave up, and then recently rediscovered guitar after a period of illness last fall, and decided to get the electric guitar I always wanted. Totally life changing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s for the most part, but my taste is very wide ranging
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock
Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Phish, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Bob Marley, too many others to list
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been a music fanatic but never realized I could actually play it myself. Last fall, I got really sick and was watching a U2 video one day. I realized I could recognize the hand shapes of the simple chords Edge was playing and that I could try to play along. That moment quickly led to a decision that I should get the electric guitar I've always wanted and not be afraid to try it.
In terms of guitarists, I love listening to David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jerry Garcia and Trey Anastasio, but when I play I gravitate towards rhythm, so I'm most inspired by The Edge, Pete Townshend, and Lindsay Buckingham.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
I love it. I love the sound so much! And it's such a rush to play along with my favorite tracks if I can.
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play any song I love, or jam & improvise with someone else.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Golo on March 02, 2018, 10:03:59 pm
Nickname: Golo
Real (full) name:Golo
Age and birthday: Im 19 years old
Habitat: I live in Spain


Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Epiphone SG400 and a Fender CD60.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The two listed above :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
The fender Frontman 25R, and also a Trace Elliot Commando 12, i know its for bass guitars but someone gave it to me and it sounds a lot better than the fender Frontman.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Not sure, but i think nearly 8 years, altough i played on and off, im currently finishing the IM.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like almost all kinds of music, but if i had to choose i would say Blues, Rock and Reggae.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Way to many to list haha

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Music in general, but specialy Nirvana had a huge impact on me when i was 12.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No i dont, but its a dream of mine to play with other people one day, unfortunately where i live i havent met anyone who plays music.

Why do you play guitar?
I dont know, i really like it and it makes me feel good. Whenever i feel bad playing guitar helps me a lot.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to get better and play with other people one day.
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Post by: TexasRed on March 03, 2018, 02:31:32 am
Nickname: TexasRed
Real (full) name:Aaron Shurts
Age and birthday: 45 years old and a January Capricorn
Habitat: near Dallas, Texas, USA (don't judge; we're not all &^%$%!  ;))


Which guitar(s) do you own?
An Alvarez Regent acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The same as above *sigh*

Which amp(s) do you own?
No amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since January 1st... sooo two full months?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Folk, Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Stage 1 songs  :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list, but... Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, SRV, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Gov't Mule, widespread Panic, and on and on and on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Got tired of being asked if I played guitar because I have large music collection. Decided to get off my *** and do something about it!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but that is one of the long term goals that I have.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I have always told myself I can't...

What are your goals for the future?
Short term? Make a smooth chord transition to D from any frickin' other chord.
Long term? Play some soulful tunes, brotha'...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: embishop on March 07, 2018, 06:16:39 pm
Habitat: near Dallas, Texas, USA (don't judge; we're not all &^%$%!  ;))

Lol that's funny! :) Welcome to the Forum TexasRed
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Post by: Pocoloco on March 09, 2018, 01:22:11 am
Nickname: Kat
Real (full) name: Kat (sorry, I don’t post my name places...)
Age and birthday: 23!
Habitat: The Pacific Northwest of the USA!

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I actually don’t own a guitar yet! I want to buy a Córdoba...once I’m good enough!

Which guitar do you currently play on?
A Yamaha I borrowed from my neighbor.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 week.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love blues, alternative, neo-folk, and latin style music (like Santana!)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I don’t really play a genre yet, but I’m on the hunt for easy flamenco music.

Who are your favorite bands?
Young the Giant, Black Keys, Santana, and Lord Huron!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I’ve always wanted to play but was too embarrassed to try, and I finally shook off the nervousness and am giving it a shot!


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to play bass in a jazz band!


Why do you play guitar?
Because I’m ready to try something challenging and new.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to become proficient in flamenco and blue styles. Radically different, I know, but they are two styles that make me happy.
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Post by: Trowie on March 09, 2018, 02:56:30 pm
Nickname: Trowie
Real (full) name: Simon Trow
Age and birthday: 47 (Oct 1970)
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Deluxe Roundback Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music

Which guitar do you currently play on? Deluxe Roundback Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music

Which amp(s) do you own? basic 15W AMP by Gear4Music

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Country - 80's rock ballads -

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Still learning

Who are your favorite bands? Cold Play - Rag and Bone Man - U2 - Bon Jovi -

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just love music, always wanted to play and thought it was about time...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Enjoyment, helps destress from everyday pressures

What are your goals for the future? Simple to keep enjoying the guitar and to play better
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Post by: grega60438 on March 10, 2018, 04:36:59 am
Like Hendrix, never read music, just played by ear, except I am right handed. Played in a closet when I was young on purpose so I could not see the frets. I took lessons 7-12, and was able to read when I was 7-12, but forgot. Been playing since I was seven and now I am 52. I am really good if I don't have to read. If you can play it and so can I. Playing guitar is my escape. When I have a bad day, I just play and my mind is reset. I just started re-learning how to read again. Wow I forgot how much I forgot. I can listen and play with anything, anyone, any where, but I was really missing reading music. I am a work in progress and hope this will take me to a new level. For the following, not trying to glorify, just trying to allow understanding of who I am. Electrical Engineering is my day job. I DIY amplifiers, ADC and speakers. I run sound at church. I record at AlcornStudios  and I have recorded over 13K voice overs since 2007 and multiple bands. Blue Grass, Polish, country, rock, to heavy metal. I just love music and it is part of who I am. Metallica, Rush, Led Zep, Eagles, is my strong points. My next goal is to read music and have a bigger part in the church band. My biggest challenge will be to slow down my heavy metal background to church level. This is where I am in life and not expecting others to be at the same place. But for those that are, need prayers as this is not my typical nature. Peace! Greg
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on March 10, 2018, 09:14:28 am
A big hello and welcome to all new members.
Look around, read the stickies, use the search, join in.
 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: OpsRes on March 13, 2018, 07:07:44 pm
Nickname: OpsRes
Real (full) name: Glen
Age and birthday: 61
Habitat: Western Canada


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine C132S
Martin GPCPA5
Traveller Ultra Light Electric
Epiphone Sheraton Pro II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Recently the Martin at home and the Traveller when I’m on the road but I just got the Sheraton so I’ll be playing that a lot for the next while.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang 1 V2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Played classical for a while back 10-15 years ago and then restarted with the Martin about 1.5 yrs ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Early Rock & Roll, Blues and blues inspired rock & country and rockabilly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Judging from my playlist on the Justin BC App it looks like it is the Beatles and CCR

Who are your favorite bands?
There are too many to list but some biggies are The Eagles, CCR, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Setzer, Jimmy Buffet, and the list goes on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Love the sound and my day job is very analytical so it’s a nice change.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in friends in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Love the sound and the sense of achievement when something “clicks”. Also, I’ll be retiring soon and I’ll be able to dedicate the time required to become at least semi-decent

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to hold my own playing with others out in the garage and maybe a camp fire gathering or two. Or to be ready in case Clapton needs a backup player 😊.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Blouscaille on March 17, 2018, 12:26:19 am
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: Lucos
Real (full) name: Luc van de Mortel
Age and birthday: 18 years old ( 17-10-88 )
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since september 2006, so about 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started with Punk and rock, right now I'm trying some cool Rock and Metal solo's.

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, because I find them very artistic, mainstream or not. And I really like The Offspring aswell.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually because of MTV. I know, it sounds stupid. But everytime I checked out 'Rockzone' on MTV and saw all those rock and metal bands playing I was like: "God I wish I could do that!" And later I thought: "What the heck, I'm going to buy myself a guitar and get some lessons to become just as good!"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music with or for my friends!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to play the lead in a cool rock band. Not really a famous one, just a cool local band!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MarkJohno68 on March 18, 2018, 12:19:26 pm
Hi just wanted to say hello
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Smq on March 18, 2018, 02:25:50 pm

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Stephen
Age and birthday: 52
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? above

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? about 10 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rock, folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? anything I can manage

Who are your favorite bands? Quo, Springsteen, Show of Hands, Oysterband

What inspired you to start playing guitar? getting old! Thought it’s now or never

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? love music

What are your goals for the future? be able to play simple songs for enjoyment
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FLH1313 on March 18, 2018, 03:47:29 pm


Nickname: FLH1313
Real (full) name: Trevor Gariepy
Age and birthday:  42. December 20/1975
Habitat:Saskatchewan, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jackson JS22

Which guitar do you currently play on? Jackson JS22

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider 3 15w

How long have you been playing guitar? 7 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal, Rock and Roll, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just started so a not quite ready for songs yet

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I love music and the way a guitar sounds.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? To play the music I love.

What are your goals for the future? To learn to play and have doing it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lockridge.keith on March 19, 2018, 03:41:05 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the [/quote] at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.

Nickname:Keith
Real (full) name: jeff (keith) lockridge
Age and birthday: 02-23- long ago
Habitat: north New Jersey

Which guitar(s) do you own? Martin & Yamaha

Which guitar do you currently play on? Martin

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar?  Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Mostly all of it

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk, country

Who are your favorite bands? Avett Brothers, Tom Petty

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar?  Feels good to play and for stress relief.

What are your goals for the future?  To play songs instead of noodling all the time, also to play music instead of burning mine and my wife's ears. 8)
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Post by: DaveySpeedstar on March 20, 2018, 12:37:41 am
Nickname: DaveySpeedstar
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: (Do I have to?) 50 (but feel 23)
Habitat: Bar, gig, music bar

Which guitar(s) do you own? Tanglewood Electric/acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? as above

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Street Cube

How long have you been playing guitar? A couple of weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I’m not that good (yet)

Who are your favorite bands? Red Hot Chilli Peppers, kaiser Chiefs etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I’ve been wanting to for years but just got round to it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Hahahaha - No

Why do you play guitar? The challenge of learning a new skill and developing a new artistic skill set

What are your goals for the future? get better
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: jimmyplaysguitar on March 20, 2018, 07:04:57 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:jimfish
Real jim saunders
Age and birthday:54 december
Habitat:english

Which guitaryamaha compass series / yamaha pacifica , and sold my SG due to needing money

Which guitar do you currently play on?yamaha compass acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?30 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?all kinds

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?acoustic dadgad and general

Who are your favorite bands?all good musicians

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?yes played in band for ten years (no longer)

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?to play lead guitar something ive never mastered
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: GaryC on March 21, 2018, 03:09:06 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:Bubba
Real (full) name:Gary Canttrell
Age and birthday:68
Habitat:Pt St Lucie, Fl,USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Martin HD28 Gibson J45

Which guitar do you currently play on?Martin HD28

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?A lot 40 years ago.  Just restarted 1 month ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Easy listening and Countyr

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Both

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?I have the time since I've retired

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar?I Love the challenge and it keeps me mentally fit.

What are your goals for the future?To become a really good guitarist and play publicly
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Post by: techdad5606 on March 22, 2018, 12:57:07 am
Name: Scott
Location: Boston
Guitar: Danelctro Hodad

I've played drums since I was young and have tried teaching myself guitar and piano also, but after 25 years, I haven't put much time in and still only can play a few easy chords.  I'm trying to pick it up again and am encouraged by Justin's style of instruction and free lessons.  I hope I stick with it and become somewhat proficient.

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Post by: BPENL on March 24, 2018, 10:08:00 am
Nickname: BPENL
Real (full) name:Bert
Age and birthday:55
Habitat:Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? JTV89f, Mayson M9/sce, Ibanez, 2 nylon strings

Which guitar do you currently play on? JTV and Mayson

Which amp(s) do you own? Line6 Amplifi 75

How long have you been playing guitar? Have a Nylon string guitar for 25 years, last few years really trying to improve, greatly with help of Justin and Ultimate Tabs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?blues, rock, country, folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?mixed

Who are your favorite bands? Beth Hart, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Rolling Stones and lots of others

What inspired you to start playing guitar?I was reinspired, trough my son who has got the talent.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar? Just for relaxing, love sitting on the couch and play.

What are your goals for the future? Playing with others.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: AnneRode on March 27, 2018, 03:54:05 pm
Nickname: AnneRode
Real (full) name: Anne Rode
Age and birthday: March 16th, 1982 => 36
Habitat: Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Cort LUCE4466-LTD

Which guitar do you currently play on? see above

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Whatever I can with A, D and E   :D

Who are your favorite bands? Alter Bridge, Vollbeat, Travis

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I always wanted to play, I started when I was 7 years old but gave up quickly for various reasons. Although the wish to play guitar has never left me.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? For fun, because I love the sound of the guitar, I work woth children so it's nice to be able to accompany songs and last but not least to sing along

What are your goals for the future? for the near future: to be able to play a song with A, D and E with four strummings and that it actually sounds like it should  ;D
For the distant future: to be able to play my favourite songs without having to think about it
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Sterling Majesty on March 28, 2018, 01:28:53 am
 Hi, I'm David Miller. I'm 75 years old and have been trying to learn to play guitar since 1962. I first heard Duane Eddy's "Rebel 'Rouser" in 1958 and fell in love with that twang sound; then Link Wray, the Ventures, and the surf bands. I'm a fan of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden but I prefer the old stuff. I've collected some guitars and amps, Fenders, mostly. I've actually learned some useful technique just with the D, A, and E exercises, so I look forward to real improvement with these lessons.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: CanadaMike on March 28, 2018, 06:33:43 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 36
Habitat: Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Kamouraska Concert 1 (1980 Canadian made Flamenco)
Fender kingman Elvis Presley Edition acoustic
Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I use all of the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss MG-80
Fender G-DEC Junior

How long have you been playing guitar?
A little over three months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like lots of genres of music, no real favourite

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Currently like mixing it up with lots of different genres

Who are your favorite bands?
Too hard to answer

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted to challenge myself since I'm not really musically inclined.  Rocksmith 2014 was also a contributing factor since I thought it would make learning fun.  Thats how I started learning but since then have branched out to other forms of learning.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I started to challenge myself and learn something new, but I keep playing because I enjoy it. 

What are your goals for the future?
I want to be able to play a few songs well more for personal enjoyment and maybe for some friends. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: daren.brown.16 on April 02, 2018, 09:32:51 pm
Hi my name is daren and I am 48.
Found Justin on you tube 5 months
Ago when I decided to have a go at
Learning guitar.
A work colleague gave me his encore
Strat to start with.
I have since bought My own epiphone les paul standard it's second hand but in good condition.
Also just bought an ibanez tcm50.

Progress Is a bit slow but I'm in no hurry
Just enjoying the journey.

I've had a few accidents at work in the
Past to my fingers so wasn't sure how
I would get along.
But now they are starting to get used to
It and I think it has actually helped them.



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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SUDI on April 03, 2018, 01:12:54 am
Hello friends

I have decided to cancel Cable TV and spend the TV time learning and playing the GUITAR. 

So far i am happy with JUSTIN and his methods. 


Bless you all

Sudi Desai
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rhavaeries on April 03, 2018, 05:39:59 pm
Nickname: Rhavaeries
Age and birthday: 30. April 4
Habitat: Miami, FL

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Kent Palencia 60/E Classical acoustic
Fender DG-8 Nat
Squier Short Scale Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 10G amplifier

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started about 4 years ago but had to stop till recently so only about a month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Soft Rock, Pop, Rock but I like almost everything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Soft Rock or anything I can with basic chords

Who are your favorite bands?
I like lots of different  bands

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to and finally decided to start.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun and I want to improve myself

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play better
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: techdad5606 on April 04, 2018, 03:48:00 am
Name: Scott
Location: Boston
Guitar: Danelctro Hodad

I've played drums since I was young and have tried teaching myself guitar and piano also, but after 25 years, I haven't put much time in and still only can play a few easy chords.  I'm trying to pick it up again and am encouraged by Justin's style of instruction and free lessons.  I hope I stick with it and become somewhat proficient.

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I traded in a few old guitars that were in my basement for a nice used Ibanez RG450DX.  It plays really nice and it came with a sturdy hard case.  I am excited to be learning on such a quality instrument!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: techdad5606 on April 04, 2018, 03:59:49 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the [/quote] at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.

Nickname: techdad5606
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 43
Habitat: Boston
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez RG450DX
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same
Which amp(s) do you own?
Ibanez 15 watt practice amp
How long have you been playing guitar?
I started to teach myself over 20 years ago, but never learned more than a few chords.  I have been playing drums since I was 8 and always wanted to play guitar.   After not playing much at all lately, I look at this as a new beginning. Currently, I'm on beginner lesson 2 after two weeks.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, jazz, r&b, funk classical, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Whatever I can learn right now

Who are your favorite bands? Paul Weller, Prince, Michael Jackson

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play, but found it difficult in the past

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love music and want to learn to play some of my favorite songs. 

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play along to favorite songs by ear, chord wise.  Once I become proficient at  changing chords, I would love to train my fingers and work on playing single lines , would love to learn basic blues progressions  and lines.

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Post by: Big Paully on April 07, 2018, 02:22:30 pm
Welcome to all new comers in 2018.
 :)
Thanks for the welcome. I'm in The State of Maine, U.S.A.

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Post by: Zeno on April 07, 2018, 05:09:21 pm
Nickname: Zeno
Real (full) name: Andreas
Age and birthday: 52
Habitat: Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strat, Fender Stratacoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? above

Which amp(s) do you own?Fender Blues Junior, Roland Micro Cube

How long have you been playing guitar? Tried and gave up decades ago...

Who are your favorite bands? Favourite solo artist (always was, always will be) David Bowie; Band: RHCP

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Girl in school I had a crush on - decades ago...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope.

Why do you play guitar? Just because.

What are your goals for the future? Remember what I learned decades ago...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 07, 2018, 05:25:44 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname: Jennda
Real (full) name: Jennifer Stephens
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: New Mexico USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Schecter SG1 electric, Fender acoustic/electric 12-string, Yamaha acoustic, classical nylon string by who knows.

Which guitar do you currently play on? mostly the Schecter.

Which amp(s) do you own? Kustom Dual 30 RC, Peavy Vypyr VIP1

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off since age 9.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal, Prog Metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Very little metal unfortunately, but mostly classic rock. Starting to learn some Metallica songs.

Who are your favorite bands? Dream Theater, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, lots more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The first time I heard "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd I was hooked.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Did for a very short time in high school.

Why do you play guitar? Because of the way I feel when I play; it's like being in a relationship, some days are great, others you just have to set it down and walk away, but you keep coming back.

What are your goals for the future? To learn technique; I was self-taught. Also to learn some new songs and challenge myself.
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Post by: lordyosch on April 07, 2018, 06:23:58 pm
Nickname: Lordyosch
Real (full) name: Jay
Age and birthday: 40
Habitat: Yorkshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Sigma ME Acoustic
PRS SE Tremonti

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both -pretty much every day!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss Katana 100 combo

How long have you been playing guitar?
Almost a year, this time. Played (badly) as a teen for about 3 years and got nowhere.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The Eagles and Neil Young! Also some Punk

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zep, The Eagles, Rush, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted to be a rock star when I was a kid. Now I just want to be musical

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
'Band' is possibly too strong a term! I play with others who have the same music teacher

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment and the challenge of learning something new

What are your goals for the future?
To be competent
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tony Smith on April 08, 2018, 12:24:33 am
Howdy all. My names Tony Smith. I've played guitar for a bit but there always seems to be holes in my technique and Justins help here seems to fill a lot of them. I'm a 50 year old use to be cowboy that is attempting to relearn after 20 years of broken fingers, bones, and basically playing cowboy. I play on a Epiphone Les Paul standard pro with a Marshall Valvestate 30 watt amp. I'm particular to blues music, the older the better but the three Kings, Muddy Waters and Lightning Hopkins are my favorite. Hope to get to meet you all and any questions i left out about myself, just ask!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bandman on April 08, 2018, 12:48:40 am
hey folks
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Joe Idler on April 08, 2018, 04:26:14 am
Hi all,
This is a great site.  Thanks Justin!  I'm 63 years old and just want to learn a bit because I enjoy music.  As a kid I would sit for hours listening to my uncle playing guitar and harmonica.  I learned the harmonica way back then.  I wish I would have had him teach me the guitar as well.  I learned a few chords and a basic strumming pattern.  Lately I've been learning a bit more here and there, and can play "Wildwood Flower" fairly well.  When I found this site I decided to use it exclusively.  Again, thanks Justin!

Nickname:Joe Idler
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:63  02/05/1955
Habitat:Northern Wisconsin USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Mark II  Cheap

Which guitar do you currently play on?Mark II

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?1 month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Traditional

Who are your favorite bands?Eagless

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Listening to my Uncle as a kid.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar?For fun and the enjoyment of music!

What are your goals for the future?Enjoying my music
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Moosedog on April 08, 2018, 05:11:05 am
Hello from the Cowboy State!

I have been using Justin's lessons since I started playing.  What a great resource this site is Justin is my bestie. 

Nickname: Moosedog
Real (full) name: Chad Butler
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Wyoming USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Taylor 214cek,  Taylor GS Mini,  Chapman ML2

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 4

How long have you been playing guitar? 17 Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock, Country, POP

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues is what I work the most on,  ans song in Justins beginner songbook

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I was hoping that learning an instrument would get my kids interested in music,  Bought a guitar I love it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No not yet

Why do you play guitar? It doesn't come easy for me but I love it and find it very relaxing and satisfying.  I play every day.

What are your goals for the future? Lots of goals but mostly want to feel comfortable jamming with most musicians.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jivedance on April 08, 2018, 09:26:40 am
Nickname: Jivedance
Real (full) name:Mick
Age and birthday: 73
Habitat: France

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rock 'n' roll, rhythm/blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands? Stones, Beatles, Springsteen,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I got to the age of 70 and decided that I needed a new challenge. It certainly is that.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? New challenge later in life.

What are your goals for the future? To become reasonably proficient for my own entertainment.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fuzzbox100 on April 08, 2018, 01:54:31 pm
Hi Justin and all.

Nickname:Fuzzbox100
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:57
Habitat:Warwickshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Hand made BYO Bailey's Tele Thinline, Nash TA52, Gibson Les Paul Traditional, hand made BYO Baileys single cut LP Junior style, Martin D15M, Gretsch 5622T

Which guitar do you currently play on: Nash TA52

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar HT40, Vox Nightrain

How long have you been playing guitar? Far too long!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock, Prog, Blues, RnB, Country, Indie, New Wave

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My mate Colin who could actually play!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? In between engagements currently

Why do you play guitar? For fun and to try and get better!

What are your goals for the future? To record my own songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 09, 2018, 03:32:19 am
Awsome and intrestings answers everyone. :D

Now I have another question which I forgot to puth in te list.

Who is your favorite guitarist? (i dunno if there allready is a topic about this)

Mine is Alexi Laiho, because of his awsome solo's and fingering. Man, he's one heck of a guitarplayer!

John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol). I saw a video of Steve Stevens live playing flamenco, which I'm not really familiar with, but it was nothing short of awesome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jennda on April 09, 2018, 06:53:59 pm
Awsome and intrestings answers everyone. :D

Now I have another question which I forgot to puth in te list.

Who is your favorite guitarist? (i dunno if there allready is a topic about this)

Mine is Alexi Laiho, because of his awsome solo's and fingering. Man, he's one heck of a guitarplayer!
My two favorite guitarists are John Petrucci, & Steve Stevens. I saw Dream Theater who had the first time last October, and Petrucci's incredible guitar skills inspired me to pick up the guitar again after many years. As for Steve Stevens, I was watching a video on great guitarists. Stevens started with a solo that turned into awesome Flamenco music. I just never really paid attention to Flamenco before, but I'll be listening to it from now on.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jennda on April 10, 2018, 01:57:57 am
Hi, I'm David Miller. I'm 75 years old and have been trying to learn to play guitar since 1962. I first heard Duane Eddy's "Rebel 'Rouser" in 1958 and fell in love with that twang sound; then Link Wray, the Ventures, and the surf bands. I'm a fan of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden but I prefer the old stuff. I've collected some guitars and amps, Fenders, mostly. I've actually learned some useful technique just with the D, A, and E exercises, so I look forward to real improvement with these lessons.
Hello David. By any chance would Sterling Majesty be the name of your favorite guitar? Just curious, because I have wanted one of those since I first saw one in October. Enjoy playing!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dogmax on April 10, 2018, 10:55:44 pm
Hi all, just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself, i'm Ian, I decided to try and learn guitar about 6 months ago, i've always wanted to, and in fact had a strat copy years ago but sold it to finance being young,  so on my 52nd birthday I bought an Epiphone studio lt100 les Paul, mainly because it was in cherry sunburst,  and I know NOTHING ☺ but I had read a bit and watched a few of Justin's videos, and now, well, i'm just plain awful, but I know a hell of a lot more than i did a while ago! I realise it's going to be a long  hard road but I am currently  enjoying it, i've bought Practical music theory and confused myself but I shall persevere! In fact, i'm looking forward to it! Justin's videos help, especially the one about strap locks from grolsch beer bottles! They were 4 for 6 quid at Asda so now my strap is on securely I shall have to buy another guitar to avoid wasting the other 2 beers!😉
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: wpotere on April 11, 2018, 07:12:06 am
Nickname: Will
Real (full) name: Will Potere
Age and birthday: 49
Habitat: Vicenza Italy

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ovation Balladeer (70's model), Yamaha F335, Dean Evo XM

Which guitar do you currently play on? All

Which amp(s) do you own?Lanier 10Watt and a Crate XM

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on for many years.  Just now started to really dedicate time to it.

Who are your favorite bands? Favourite solo artist (always was, always will be) I don't really have one specifc although of recent, I have liked Collective Soul.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I played trumpet in bad and have always admired the guitar.  I love playing music (tinkered on Piano as well) and decided this was a great instrument to play with others or solo.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? When I was a kid I was in a jazz band as well as marching and orchestra.

Why do you play guitar? Again, I love music and wanted to play somthing that sounded great solo or with others.

What are your goals for the future? My goal is to simply enjoy it and get better at it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: marto65 on April 13, 2018, 11:00:56 pm
Nickname: Bri
Real (full) name: Brian
Age and birthday: December 26
Habitat: From Toronto Ontario Canada now living in Newark Nottingham

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1965 Eko  Dreadnaught  2016 Fender Affinity Strat Made in Indonesia

Which guitar do you currently play on? Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? The worst am  Frontman  10G looking at Vox Modelling Amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Trying is the best word at least a year on and off

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues Classic Rock, Pink Floyd ( That's genre onto itself )

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? learning now but really focusing on the blues

Who are your favorite bands? So  many Alter Bridge Maiden Priest, David Gilmour Pink Floyd Lords of Black

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just walked by a second hand shop seen this Affinity in a Box with the Amp it was brand new £99 quid , I said you cannot go wrong

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
One jam in my life in 1984 in a basement in Toronto stoned drunk I grabbed a bass  friends grabbed what they could and at 1 am in the morning amps blasting God Save the Queen
Why do you play guitar? always loved guitar  stress relief keeping the brain going

What are your goals for the future? Just to get better to be honest, I like playing to backing tracks etc, I have no aspirations of filling Wembly Stadium lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: NightFallTech on April 14, 2018, 08:34:41 am
Recently started playing guitar with Justin's site as my main guide.
I've had an old dreadnought I never played for years, but brought a cheap electric and started to learn in October (about 7 months ago)... probably practice 20-30 minutes most days, 39 years old with a busy job and 2 small children, so a slow learner.

Very much a rank beginner, almost entirely learnt from this site so far.

So far i can generally play open chords (A, Asus2, Asus4, Am, B7, C, CM7, Cadd9, D, Dm, D7, Dsus2, Dsus4,  G, G6, G7, E, E7, Em, Em7, Fmaj7) and change to them fast enough to play a song, I can play barre F, B, Bb, generally handle E shape Barre chords, but not change to them quickly enough to use in a song, can play power chords, but they often sound off, especially if trying to slide between them. can finger pick basic patterns (although i use finger pads rather than nails), almost do travis picking for dust in the wind and strum a few rhythms (DDUUDU for example), can play pentatonic scale in 1st position at around 80bpm in 8th notes with alternate picking, and major scale in first position at close to 100bpm in quarter notes (but only just started trying to use the metronome recently... harder than i expected), Absolutely don't understand how people can play scales so FAST! Can play a few simple Riffs.

Focusing on being able to change to F & B fast enough to play songs that use them and get closer to air changes for my chords (some are pretty close to placing fingers simultaneously, little finger on B7 is a struggle to place simultaneously), Keen to learn how to sound 'more musical'

Not built like a guitarist, placing 4 fingers on the low E string on frets 1,2,3,4 is a stretch to place the little finger well, can play very basic chords without looking and the fretboard sometimes.

Nickname: NightFallTech
Real (full) name: Damian Brooks
Age and birthday: 39 - 28 July
Habitat: New Zealand, but living in Melbourne, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha APX 600
Yamaha EG112C (probably sell)
Yamaha F310P (must sell)
Ibanez RG421AHM
Crafter HTC1000-SEQ (must sell)
Yamaha Guitalele GL1

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Yamaha APX600 - 95% of the time
Ibanez RG421AHM

Which amp(s) do you own?

Yamaha beginner Amp
Boss Katana 50

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since October 2017 - About 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Rock, Classical, 80's, Easy Listening, 90's Alternative.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Whatever i can vaguely attempt at this point

Who are your favorite bands?

Crowded House
Disturbed
Simon and Garfunkel
Foo Fighters
Smashing Pumpkins
Neil Diamond
Bach
Jeff Buckley
Faith no more
Guns and Roses
Dire Straits
The Eagles.


What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Needing an evening hobby with young children otherwise taking quite a bit of time.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope.

Why do you play guitar?

To learn something new.

What are your goals for the future?

Be able to sound musical.

Who is your favorite guitarist? (i dunno if there allready is a topic about this)

um... slash maybe?, or possibly Steve Vai... or maybe Glenn Frey.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Edwin010 on April 17, 2018, 01:33:23 pm
Nickname: Edwin010
Real (full) name: Edwin
Age and birthday: December 17. 46
Habitat: Netherlands - Rotterdam

Which guitar(s) do you own? Cort MR 710F / Samick SVE-130L
Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Park G10R

How long have you been playing guitar? Trying on and of for 25 years now, still a beginner.  :o

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Funk, Pop, Blues, Classic Rock,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands? Prince!, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, BB King, Eric Clapton, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? See Prince playing his guitar, but always loved the instrument since i was a very little boy.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but do some jamming once a week with a relative since couple of months.
 
Why do you play guitar? Love the feeling u get when i get 'into' the music once trying becomes somewhat like a real song.

What are your goals for the future? Just play and get that awesome feeling over and over, and maybe be able to do some soloing to tracks myself. For now i just want to understand what i'm trying to do. (theory etc).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rob7 on April 19, 2018, 01:04:00 pm
Nickname:
Rob

Habitat:
England


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha FG820

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha FG820

For how long have you been playing guitar?

I started about two years ago learning A, D and E from a book but didn't really have a practice schedule. Eventually found Justin guitars website and started to have a go of the things in that although I did the one minute changes wrong as I initially just did them as moving between them without strumming. Found that I struggled with the traditional fingering for A so started to use the one that Justin recommends which helped massively. Also, at the beginning I didn't know about pick thickness and so just bought the Tortex 0.88mm ones and so struggled with strumming as they are a bit thick for a beginner, eventually bought some 0.60mm ones and found it better and then eventually decided that I should go with the 0.38mm Jim Dunlop Nylon ones and work my way up. Got the beginners book and songbook a year ago but unfortunately things got in the way so not really played for the last half a year. Going to have more time soon (albeit temporarily) so going to make sure I get back at it. On stage 1 and got my changes in the 40's (did start to get in the 50's but it's been a while) and trying to learn three little birds (starting at 60bpm and then work my way up to 74bpm). Played for the first time the other day in several months and I loved it!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, country and many more.

Who are your favorite bands?
Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Nickelback, The Fray, Tim McGraw, Needtobreathe, Paramore and many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I got the idea of learning to play the guitar about 10 years ago after being inspired by Jack Johnson songs but it was a while before I did anything about it.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun and I like music.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is just to play for fun and eventually get barre chords down so I can play Jack Johnsons songs. I want to play many more songs than just his but that is what inspired me to start learning the guitar.

A long way to go but with perseverance I know I'll get there.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 20, 2018, 12:46:44 am
Nickname: Edwin010
Real (full) name: Edwin
Age and birthday: December 17. 46
Habitat: Netherlands - Rotterdam

Which guitar(s) do you own? Cort MR 710F / Samick SVE-130L
Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Park G10R

How long have you been playing guitar? Trying on and of for 25 years now, still a beginner.  :o

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Funk, Pop, Blues, Classic Rock,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands? Prince!, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, BB King, Eric Clapton, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? See Prince playing his guitar, but always loved the instrument since i was a very little boy.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but do some jamming once a week with a relative since couple of months.
 
Why do you play guitar? Love the feeling u get when i get 'into' the music once trying becomes somewhat like a real song.

What are your goals for the future? Just play and get that awesome feeling over and over, and maybe be able to do some soloing to tracks myself. For now i just want to understand what i'm trying to do. (theory etc).
Hi Edwin!
Still leaning how to navigate this site I am trying to welcome me fellow newbies. I'm self-taught and I've been playing on and off since age 9, but I don't know half the names of the chords I play.  I can figure out some songs by ear, but know little else. That said, I hope you enjoy Justin's site as much as I am!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 20, 2018, 12:53:23 am
Nickname: Bri
Real (full) name: Brian
Age and birthday: December 26
Habitat: From Toronto Ontario Canada now living in Newark Nottingham

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1965 Eko  Dreadnaught  2016 Fender Affinity Strat Made in Indonesia

Which guitar do you currently play on? Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? The worst am  Frontman  10G looking at Vox Modelling Amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Trying is the best word at least a year on and off

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues Classic Rock, Pink Floyd ( That's genre onto itself )

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? learning now but really focusing on the blues

Who are your favorite bands? So  many Alter Bridge Maiden Priest, David Gilmour Pink Floyd Lords of Black

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just walked by a second hand shop seen this Affinity in a Box with the Amp it was brand new £99 quid , I said you cannot go wrong

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
One jam in my life in 1984 in a basement in Toronto stoned drunk I grabbed a bass  friends grabbed what they could and at 1 am in the morning amps blasting God Save the Queen
Why do you play guitar? always loved guitar  stress relief keeping the brain going

What are your goals for the future? Just to get better to be honest, I like playing to backing tracks etc, I have no aspirations of filling Wembly Stadium lol
Hi!
I'm trying to welcome me fellow newbies to the group.  I'm self-taught and don't even know the names of most of the chords I play! I can, however, figure out some songs by ear. Been playing on and off since age 9. Hope you like the site as much as I do.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 20, 2018, 12:59:17 am
Hi all, just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself, i'm Ian, I decided to try and learn guitar about 6 months ago, i've always wanted to, and in fact had a strat copy years ago but sold it to finance being young,  so on my 52nd birthday I bought an Epiphone studio lt100 les Paul, mainly because it was in cherry sunburst,  and I know NOTHING ☺ but I had read a bit and watched a few of Justin's videos, and now, well, i'm just plain awful, but I know a hell of a lot more than i did a while ago! I realise it's going to be a long  hard road but I am currently  enjoying it, i've bought Practical music theory and confused myself but I shall persevere! In fact, i'm looking forward to it! Justin's videos help, especially the one about strap locks from grolsch beer bottles! They were 4 for 6 quid at Asda so now my strap is on securely I shall have to buy another guitar to avoid wasting the other 2 beers!
Hi Dogmax! I wanted to try to reach out to my fellow newbies. I've been playing on and off since age 9, but just recently started playing again (October 2017). I don't know theory and barely know the names of most of the chords I play! Hope you enjoy  the group!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bspvmd on April 20, 2018, 11:05:09 pm
Nickname: bspvmd
Real (full) name: Brad Stuart
Age and birthday: 47 ; July 7
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Washburn Woodcraft Zebrawood Acoustic, PRS Custom 24 SE, Ibanez RG470, BC Rich Warlock Platinum MIJ

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All except BC Rich (has a broken neck  :( )

Which amp(s) do you own?
Carvin V3m

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Occasionally in the 80s and 90s, learning anew for 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Progressive metal and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Only the tunes I've learned so far from Justinguitar!

Who are your favorite bands?
Opeth, Katatonia, Dream Theater, Epica, Seventh Wonder, Yes, Rush, Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been a big music fan and it just seemed like a natural progression.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not right now. I'm a fairly experienced bassist and played in bands as a gigging "weekend warrior" from high school and college through my mid-thirties but stopped after I started a family. Now that my kids are teenagers they are showing interest in learning instruments, so I'm trying to shake off the rust on bass and start fresh with guitar. During my gigging days I played 1 song live on guitar during a show where all the band members switched instruments!

Why do you play guitar?
It's a load of fun to play music, especially with others.

What are your goals for the future?
I'd love to start playing in a band again within the next year or two---on bass, guitar or wherever the need is!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 20, 2018, 11:15:07 pm


Nickname: bspvmd
Real (full) name: Brad Stuart
Age and birthday: 47 ; July 7
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Washburn Woodcraft Zebrawood Acoustic, PRS Custom 24 SE, Ibanez RG470, BC Rich Warlock Platinum MIJ

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All except BC Rich (has a broken neck  :( )

Which amp(s) do you own?
Carvin V3m

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Occasionally in the 80s and 90s, learning anew for 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Progressive metal and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Only the tunes I've learned so far from Justinguitar!

Who are your favorite bands?
Opeth, Katatonia, Dream Theater, Epica, Seventh Wonder, Yes, Rush, Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been a big music fan and it just seemed like a natural progression.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not right now. I'm a fairly experienced bassist and played in bands as a gigging "weekend warrior" from high school and college through my mid-thirties but stopped after I started a family. Now that my kids are teenagers they are showing interest in learning instruments, so I'm trying to shake off the rust on bass and start fresh with guitar. During my gigging days I played 1 song live on guitar during a show where all the band members switched instruments!

Why do you play guitar?
It's a load of fun to play music, especially with others.

What are your goals for the future?
I'd love to start playing in a band again within the next year or two---on bass, guitar or wherever the need is!

Hi Brad, greetings to a fellow newbie. Great to see another Dream Theater fan amongst us! Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bspvmd on April 21, 2018, 12:39:34 pm
Hi Jenn, nope didn't receive the message. Thanks for the warm welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 21, 2018, 01:22:04 pm



Hi Brad, greetings to a fellow newbie. Great to see another Dream Theater fan amongst us! Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Hey Brad, you're welcome! That's a beautiful guitar you've got. Love the green! I had mentioned in my comment that it is great to see another Dream Theater fan amongst the group; They are the band that inspired me to pick up the guitar again!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: SnowflakeMama on April 22, 2018, 02:53:02 am
Nickname: Snowflake, and a couple of small people around here call me "Mom" a lot.  ;)
Real (full) name: Selena Laing
Age and birthday: 41 (almost!) and April 25th
Habitat: Northern BC, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Art & Lutherie Legacy Concert Hall with Cutaway in Bourbon Burst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as above ^^^

Which amp(s) do you own? None... yet!

How long have you been playing guitar?  Two days... my fingertips are both numb and on fire.  ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Honestly, just about anything.  I don't even know what I want to play for myself yet.  I love it all and I don't discriminate!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm just muddling through the first few chords still, but I'm into country, folk, rock, and some pop, so I imagine I'll head in those directions first and see where I end up.

Who are your favorite bands?  This is like asking me to pick a favorite child!  Currently on my playlist is the Allman Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Springsteen, Miranda Lambert, Kings of Leon, Journey, Carole King, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Ramones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Clash, Nirvana, Green Day, Beastie Boys, and.... dozens more, too many to list.  Does anyone have just a short list of favorites??

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I played as a kid (really wish I hadn't stopped!) but I didn't start thinking about it again until last year when I was doing photos for a local jam session.  I enjoyed photographing them, but what I really wanted was to join them!  Then last month I wandered into what I think is the Best Music Shop Ever, and found my soul mate in a beautiful little Art & Lutherie.  My husband ordered one in for my birthday, it came in yesterday, and here I am!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, and I don't intend to, aside from a couple of local groups and friends that just get together to jam now and then.  I'm more of a play around the campfire kinda person.  This is just for me, wherever it goes (or doesn't) is just fine by me.

Why do you play guitar? I'm into a lot of creative outlets, but I haven't done anything musical in ages.  This just feels like the next creative step for me.

What are your goals for the future? Honestly, I just want to get my fingertips in shape for this!  Never thought I'd be hopeful for calluses... Beyond that, to keep working toward playing feeling natural and smooth, my hands knowing what they're supposed to do, and being able to play some songs I like.  Nothing Earth shattering!  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Zoltan on April 22, 2018, 04:56:05 pm
Nickname: Zoltan
Real (full) name: Zoltán Kocsis (I'm Hungarian)
Age and birthday: 1965
Habitat: Hungary

Which guitar(s) do you own?
 - I just bought, a low end Fender 125, A classical Ibanez, (and a Selmer tenor sax)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 Fender 125

Which amp(s) do you own? -

How long have you been playing guitar?
- I've played classical guitar for about 10 years in my childhood, and Started playing sax at the age of 16)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
- Jazz, Indian music, but recently I listen to The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix. As A teenager I did not understand what they were singing about as I couldn't speak English, know their lyrics have become important for me.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
- Go with the course ( I do the beginner part)

Who are your favorite bands?
Apart from jazz players, and their bands there are just too many to write them down. Now I try to learn more about new bands, For example, I like  Ed Sheeran.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
- I want to sing and able to accompany my favorite songs,

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
As a sax player, in my twenties.

Why do you play guitar?
- I don't know yet. I like it. Especially the versatility of it.

What are your goals for the future?
- Able to sing and accompany, pop, rock,  folk songs. I have already a list of them, Following the course, Actually, I want to arrive to transcribing.
At the moment I struggle with slowing down with the advance. As I played classical guitar for a long time, I could do any chords from the first day, but with my right hand I stared from zero zero ( with a pick).
I hope in the near future I can link in a video well!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bspvmd on April 22, 2018, 10:18:21 pm



Hey Brad, you're welcome! That's a beautiful guitar you've got. Love the green! I had mentioned in my comment that it is great to see another Dream Theater fan amongst the group; They are the band that inspired me to pick up the guitar again!

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I sure do wish that green guitar was mine, it's a beauty! (I think it belongs to the OP.) I'd like to post a pic of my new guitar baby, but as a new member, I can't yet...


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Agara1949 on April 24, 2018, 06:22:55 pm

Nickname:Agara1949
Real (full) name:Jan Kollaart
Age and birthday:68/ 8-6-1949
Habitat:Goes/ The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender acoustic and a ukulele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender

Which amp(s) do you own? Non

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not Much yet

Who are your favorite bands? Doors, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Beatles, Stones, John Denver etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like to make music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I like to learn it

What are your goals for the future? To play Some songs

And thank you Justin, I bought the Beginners Course en Beginners songbook


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ericd on April 25, 2018, 01:00:51 am
My name is Eric and I`m 56. I live in Minnesota,USA. I Picked up a guitar 30 years ago but life got busy and here I am now starting again. Wish I would have stuck with it because my fingers are tender and I would have been past this stage already. 8)   
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 25, 2018, 02:00:41 am
My name is Eric and I`m 56. I live in Minnesota,USA. I Picked up a guitar 30 years ago but life got busy and here I am now starting again. Wish I would have stuck with it because my fingers are tender and I would have been past this stage already. 8)
Hi Eric! You're in good company. I am also one that started playing a long time ago and just picked it up recently, back in October of 2017. I think it had been about 25 years since I seriously played before then. I know what you mean about the sore fingers! Still working on those calluses. Best of luck to you!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: plywood on April 25, 2018, 01:01:21 pm
Age: 40
Habitat: Europe

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha F310 acoustic and a Squier Strat.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

I try and practice on both of them. I started on the acoustic so have played that more, and because the strat is newer I play it more often at the moment because of the novelty factor.

Which amp(s) do you own?

A Boss Katana 50. It's almost a meme to own this with so many people recommending it. Seems like a good amp, but I play too poorly to appreciate it.

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since January 2017, which is 15 months at the time of posting.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

A lot of music from the 90s - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The White Stripes... that sort of thing. Recently discovered The Black Keys as well.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I mostly play Justin Guitar begginers songs actually, which are a mixed bag of genres really. I've discovered a few old classic this way. I never thought I'd like Johnny Cash, let alone spend hours learning his songs, but here I am.

Who are your favorite bands?

Super Furry Animals are probably my favorite band overall, in terms of years spent listening to them and the consistency of their records. I wish their reunion a couple of years ago had produced another album. Radiohead too, but I didn't really like their stuff after OK Computer.

What inspired you to start playing guitar / Why do you play guitar?

I don't know really. I think I always had it in the back of my mind but didn't act on it. My brother has played since he was a kid, so maybe that.

I do remember that around mid-2016 I started getting annoyed with the direction big-businesses seemed to be taking the technologies related to my online/electronic hobbies such as coding or playing video games. For example locking down hardware platforms more and more, games going pay-to-win, rip-off DLC and loot boxes, me getting burned out over open source, general programming churn and pointless change-for-changes-sake... I wanted some analog hobbies that didn't change so much, couldn't lock me out of my own purchases on a whim, and gave me value for money. I started working out and playing guitar instead. My github may have languished, but I've got slightly less belly fat and can play guitar really badly. Ha.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No.

What are your goals for the future?

To improve to the point that my son no longer asks "when are you going to start playing properly?".
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 25, 2018, 02:05:00 pm
Age: 40
Habitat: Europe

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha F310 acoustic and a Squier Strat.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

I try and practice on both of them. I started on the acoustic so have played that more, and because the strat is newer I play it more often at the moment because of the novelty factor.

Which amp(s) do you own?

A Boss Katana 50. It's almost a meme to own this with so many people recommending it. Seems like a good amp, but I play too poorly to appreciate it.

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since January 2017, which is 15 months at the time of posting.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

A lot of music from the 90s - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The White Stripes... that sort of thing. Recently discovered The Black Keys as well.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I mostly play Justin Guitar begginers songs actually, which are a mixed bag of genres really. I've discovered a few old classic this way. I never thought I'd like Johnny Cash, let alone spend hours learning his songs, but here I am.

Who are your favorite bands?

Super Furry Animals are probably my favorite band overall, in terms of years spent listening to them and the consistency of their records. I wish their reunion a couple of years ago had produced another album. Radiohead too, but I didn't really like their stuff after OK Computer.

What inspired you to start playing guitar / Why do you play guitar?

I don't know really. I think I always had it in the back of my mind but didn't act on it. My brother has played since he was a kid, so maybe that.

I do remember that around mid-2016 I started getting annoyed with the direction big-businesses seemed to be taking the technologies related to my online/electronic hobbies such as coding or playing video games. For example locking down hardware platforms more and more, games going pay-to-win, rip-off DLC and loot boxes, me getting burned out over open source, general programming churn and pointless change-for-changes-sake... I wanted some analog hobbies that didn't change so much, couldn't lock me out of my own purchases on a whim, and gave me value for money. I started working out and playing guitar instead. My github may have languished, but I've got slightly less belly fat and can play guitar really badly. Ha.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No.

What are your goals for the future?

To improve to the point that my son no longer asks "when are you going to start playing properly?".
Hi Plywood!
Welcome to the group. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I'm new here, and I'm still figuring out how to navigate this site.  I've been playing guitar since age 9, but I'm self-taught and don't even know the names of most of the chords I play! I hope you enjoy Justin's site as much as much as I do. Best wishes to you in your guitar playing!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 25, 2018, 02:09:59 pm
Nickname:Agara1949
Real (full) name:Jan Kollaart
Age and birthday:68/ 8-6-1949
Habitat:Goes/ The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender acoustic and a ukulele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender

Which amp(s) do you own? Non

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not Much yet

Who are your favorite bands? Doors, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Beatles, Stones, John Denver etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like to make music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I like to learn it

What are your goals for the future? To play Some songs

And thank you Justin, I bought the Beginners Course en Beginners songbook
Hello,  Jan, and welcome to the group! I hope you enjoy Justin's site as much as I do.  He is a wonderful teacher.  I'm new here, and still figuring out how to navigate this site, so I hope you get this message.  Best wishes to you in your guitar playing!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: johnb on April 26, 2018, 02:15:41 pm

Followed the topics in the template.

Hi guys, an old newbie here. I played in a group as we called it then, many years ago but then left music behind.
I am a widower now so thought I would take up guitar again, with a 50 year gap LOL.
Found Justin's lessons and and enjoying every minute. Bought the beginners book and the song book which comes tomorrow.
Really thought I would pick it up again quickly but.....NO. Its hard and fingers soft, but will press on and as its just for my own satisfaction, I can set my own pace.
Hope to join in the discussions, oh at the moment have a Fender semi acoustic with a Blackstar id code 20 amp, lovely little combination. Will buy a electric soon, still undecided.

Many thanks to Justin, watched some of the  lessons and next thing I know I bought a guitar. :)







Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 26, 2018, 03:09:36 pm
Followed the topics in the template.

Hi guys, an old newbie here. I played in a group as we called it then, many years ago but then left music behind.
I am a widower now so thought I would take up guitar again, with a 50 year gap LOL.
Found Justin's lessons and and enjoying every minute. Bought the beginners book and the song book which comes tomorrow.
Really thought I would pick it up again quickly but.....NO. Its hard and fingers soft, but will press on and as its just for my own satisfaction, I can set my own pace.
Hope to join in the discussions, oh at the moment have a Fender semi acoustic with a Blackstar id code 20 amp, lovely little combination. Will buy a electric soon, still undecided.

Many thanks to Justin, watched some of the  lessons and next thing I know I bought a guitar. :)
Hello Johnb!
I'm a new newbie here... I think I'm posting this in the right place.  I hadn't played in about 25 years, until I went to a concert back in October of 2017. I bought myself an electric guitar,  and have been playing ever since.  My fingers about killed me at first, but after about a month I built up the calluses again and it wasn't so bad. I thought I would be able to play my favorite songs, but since it had been so long I had forgotten everything including how to play pretty much. So it's been 6 months, and everything has come back to me and then some. I'm learning some of Justin's songs, and doing pretty well, in fact, much better than I did when I played before! I hope you enjoy Justin's site as much as I do. Welcome to the group!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: johnb on April 26, 2018, 03:56:29 pm

Would not let me quote???
Hi Jenn, thanks for the welcome and encouragement. When I look around at what is available now to enable us to learn guitar, it is fantastic. back in my day there was little and we all just picked it up from each other. I look forward with the help of Justin's course to do as well as you. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Roots on April 26, 2018, 05:37:14 pm
Nickname: Roots
Real (full) name: Mateo
Age and birthday: 50, 1967
Habitat: Midwest, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor Academy 12e

Which guitar do you currently play on? Taylor Academy 12e

Which amp(s) do you own? None at this time

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months (since March-2018)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80s Alternative, Rock, Outlaw Country, Acoustic Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Any and all of the above

Who are your favorite bands? Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Morrissey, Johnny Cash,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Love of music, the challenge and reward of learning something new,

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Same reasons as inspirations listed above

What are your goals for the future? Go as far as I can go in my journey to learn this instrument, develop a solid fingerstyle aptitude, learn to read music, join up with other guitar players in my area for informal jam sessions
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 26, 2018, 10:01:08 pm
Nickname: Roots
Real (full) name: Mateo
Age and birthday: 50, 1967
Habitat: Midwest, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor Academy 12e

Which guitar do you currently play on? Taylor Academy 12e

Which amp(s) do you own? None at this time

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months (since March-2018)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80s Alternative, Rock, Outlaw Country, Acoustic Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Any and all of the above

Who are your favorite bands? Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Morrissey, Johnny Cash,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Love of music, the challenge and reward of learning something new,

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Same reasons as inspirations listed above

What are your goals for the future? Go as far as I can go in my journey to learn this instrument, develop a solid fingerstyle aptitude, learn to read music, join up with other guitar players in my area for informal jam sessions
Hey, Roots!
Welcome to the group. Justin has created a wonderful site fillled with so much information that there is most likely an answer or solution to any question or problem you might enncoubter. Also, there is some awesome peer support here.
Enjoy the forum!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on April 27, 2018, 06:52:05 am
Hello to all new members.


@ Jenn ... you don't have to personally say hi to everyone that's new here ;) ... if you do want to can I ask that you please hit the reply and not the quote button, then address the new member using the @ name-of-person format - thanks :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Jenn on April 27, 2018, 03:17:01 pm
Hello to all new members.


@ Jenn ... you don't have to personally say hi to everyone that's new here ;) ... if you do want to can I ask that you please hit the reply and not the quote button, then address the new member using the @ name-of-person format - thanks :)
My apologies, I thought I was hitting the reply button. I guess not. I appreciate you letting me know, I'll refrain from posting to everyone. Thank you for letting me know

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Spanks on April 28, 2018, 07:44:59 pm
Greetings from Nottingham! Strolled by my local guitar shop almost two weeks ago and in a moment I still deem to be madness impulsively purchased a Fender Squire and Kickstart 10w amp. I never thought I'd ever be able to play an instrument ever and to be honest in school they tried to teach us how to play the flute which I just couldn't get along with and have forgotten about trying to learn to play something for 10 years now. Well, I seem to be getting along famously with the guitar, thanks to you Justin in just under 2 weeks I now know 12 Chords, 2 strumming patterns and can play  3 songs with A D and E so I believe a big thank you is in order for the wonderful resources that I still can't believe you provide for free!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Vanz on May 04, 2018, 05:30:11 pm
Nickname: Vanz
Real (full) name: Hans
Age and birthday: 26.11.1957 (60)
Habitat:The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 112V. This was one recommended by many people including Justin. It's a black one. Looking really cool.. 8)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
This Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Nux Frontline 30. What a beast  :). Waking up the neighbors.. :P

How long have you been playing guitar?
I have played many, many moons ago.. At the age of 16,17. On an old Spanish guitar with nylon strings..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues is my favorite and then the electric blues rock (like Walter Trout plays it). And prog music is the music I usually listen to on my iPod..

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, just a beginner again. But Neil Young is on top of my list..

Who are your favorite bands?
Walter Trout Band, King King, Monti Amundson, Junior Mack, Kenny Wayne Sheppard etc. etc. And in prog old names like Yes and Genesis. More of this time Kaipa, Spock's Beard, Riverside etc. I love a lot of music (even dance is sometimes nice..)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Instead of buying a motorcycle in the midlife crisis I bought an electric guitar and amplifier... hahaha..

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it is fun and very relaxing after a busy work day.

What are your goals for the future?
learn to play the guitar a bit without getting frustrated and I thnk the lessons from Justin are helping a lot! So THANK YOU JUSTIN!
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Post by: Kip on May 05, 2018, 01:00:16 pm
Hello.  :)

Nickname: Kip
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: Cumbria, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Mine:
Jackson JS32T RR in white with black bevels, satin neck, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with shark fin inlays and white binding
Acoustic Solutions S-type in solid black with white pickguard, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
Daughters:
Jackson 2/3 JS1X Minion Dinky in neon orange, satin neck, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with shark fin inlays
Rockburn 1/2 S-type in solid black, 21-fret maple fingerboard
Palma 1/4 classical in metallic blue with faux black binding, 18-fret painted black wooden fingerboard, moddified with two piezo pickups on the soundboard and a jack socket/strap button combo replacing the original strap button

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Jackson of course! The other one is currently in bits after I snapped the tremolo block into three seperate pieces...
My daughter is back on her Palma for the softer strings until her fingers toughen up a bit.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Vypyr 15W - the older model, bought 2nd hand for not a lot of money, sounds great, stupid levels of loudness for our living room and more effects than I know what to do with.
Line 6 Spider II 15W - a gift from my father-in-law who didn't use it, no where near as nice sounding or as loud as the Peavy, but much easier to use.
Acoustic Solutions 10W - clean is okay, the overdrive is pretty bad but it's still a usable practice amp if you put a bridge humbucker through it with ideal amp settings.
Rockburn Mini Amp - can be battery or mains powered, probably the worst amp in the world, makes nasty hissing and popping noises mostly so we don't use it.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Define "playing"!

I first held an acoustic guitar (or classical, I don't know for sure) when I was around 10 years old and even took lessons in school along with a couple of friends. I didn't learn a thing though and it was just an excuse to get out of regular class. At 16 I got my first electric guitar, an Acoustic Solutions S-type guitar out of Argos, which came with an awful little amp. However, I was on my own at this point, no lessons, no YouTube help back then, just tabs found online. I didn't get very far and quickly lost interest. Over the years I kept picking it up and tried to learn something, odd riffs here and there but I just never stuck at it.

In the winter of 2017 I decided I would try again for the sake of teaching my daughter how to play. Her granddad has been playing for over 50 years and wants to leave all his musical equipment, including about a dozen electric guitars, to her when he passes away. I thought that teaching her would be a great motivator for myself to learn and be good for her to get a somewhat musical upbringing that I wish I'd been lucky enough to have myself. So far it has kept me going with a lot more success than my previous attempts.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal, I can listen to most genres including Pop but can not tolerate Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, Rave, that sort of thing. Classical also finds its way into my brain every now and again, along with music from favourite old video games.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm not sure my playing classes as a genre, perhaps Noise would be appropriate?

Who are your favourite bands?
Apocalypitca, Dream Theater, Metallica, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My daughter did, this time around at least.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, maybe one day if I ever have the chance and have the skills for it.

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment and so that I am able to teach my daughter how to play what I think is the most expressive musical instrument mankind has ever created.

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to be able to compose my own music someday through the guitar when both my skill and music theory are up to speed. I've recently discovered I am obsessed with how guitars are built and would like to have a go myself when space and money allow. I'd also like to pick up the Ukelele at some point too, because why not?

I will be starting a Road Case for the two of us so keep an eye out for that!
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Post by: The_Fien on May 05, 2018, 11:45:12 pm
Nickname:The_Fien - my gaming tag, surely I should have picked The_Guitar_Fien!?
Real (full) name: Jerry
Age and birthday:33
Habitat: Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Harley Benton ST62 (strat copy)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
3 weeks everyday, I tried picking up an old acoustic 5 or 6 times over the last 10 years but never got anywhere. This is the best I've been.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Singer/songwriter stuff and blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
like the first poster 1 minute chords

Who are your favorite bands?
Ben Howard, Damien Rice, B B King

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching my favorite artists.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played a trumpet in a brass band when I was a teenager.

Why do you play guitar?
I want to be able to play the songs i love to listen to.

What are your goals for the future?
Get unreal at playing guitar.
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Post by: Jeff K on May 08, 2018, 05:54:08 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:Jeff
Real (full) name:Jeff Kennedy
Age and birthday:64 8/1953
Habitat:Florida USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?2017 MIM Deluxe Strat, 2017 Tele Custom HH Flame Top, Fender
Acoustic (cheap) Japanese Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?All (not well)

Which amp(s) do you own?Mustang II

How long have you been playing guitar? Maybe 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Blues & Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Learning, Not playing

Who are your favorite bands? Clapton, BB King, Knoppler, SRV, Paige, DerrickTrucks (before the slide stuff), Brian May and so forth

What inspired you to start playing guitar?To me a good song (especially guitar) is nearly spiritual!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Takes me somewhere!

What are your goals for the future? Entertain myself
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Post by: razark on May 09, 2018, 02:48:37 am
Nickname: razark
Real (full) name: Stephen
Age and birthday: 41, July
Habitat: Houston, TX

Which guitar(s) do you own?
The cheapest electric guitar I could find.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
You're using "play" very loosely here, but I only have the one.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Whatever came with the guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar?
If you mean "manipulating the instrument in an attempt to get controlled sounds out of it", about 26 hours.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock, '50s and '60s, folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
If "badly formed D Chord" is a genre, that one.

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles and Pink Floyd have been the ones I've listened to the most over the years.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I really have no clue.  I was sitting on the couch, watching TV, and the thought of learning the guitar popped into my head.  After giving it some time to make sure it wasn't just the bourbon, the idea was still there.
I suppose it's time for my midlife crisis, and I can't afford a sports car?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Oh, no no NO.  I'm barely qualified to listen to a band.

Why do you play guitar?
I don't, yet.  But I hope to be able to learn and play for my own entertainment, and possibly one day to entertain friends.  Also, it's something I have no knowledge about, so it's a challenge to myself to pick up a new skill.

What are your goals for the future?
At this point: I just want my hand to stop hurting when I try to "play".
Long term: Have fun, chill out, and enjoy life.
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Post by: Makka on May 09, 2018, 07:39:56 am
HI all. My name is Neil and I'm from Perth Western Australia.

Nickname: Makka
Real (full) name: Neil McCann
Age and birthday: 47 years old
Habitat: Perth Western Australia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor 410ce
Cole Clark FL2
Epiphone SG Special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Taylor 410ce
Cole Clark FL2

Which amp(s) do you own?
Randall
Roland Street Cube EX

For how long have you been playing guitar?

1988 - 1996, 2014 -

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play in an acoustic duo doing all sorts of covers

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen, Radiohead, Manchester Orchestra, Muse....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Brian May was my main inspiration

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I play in an acoustic duo with my wife

Why do you play guitar?
The enjoyment of music

What are your goals for the future?
To improve my playing and perform better live.
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Post by: Parraboy on May 09, 2018, 11:26:17 am
Parraboy
Guy P
Sydney, East Coast Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? White Studio Les Paul, Tobacco Sunburst Fender Strat; Maton EM325C; Ibanez S470; 1974 Ibanez White Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Fender and the Maton - I love my Maton

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate Vintage Club 50; Blackstar HT 40; Fender Princeton Chorus. Also have Boss ME 70 MX pedal

How long have you been playing guitar? more than 20 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock mostly BUT love acoustic rock, good pop, funk, post punk rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? as above

Who are your favorite bands? Grew up on Beatles BUT a wide variety of 70's and 80's and 90's music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Tommy Emmanuel along with his brother Phil; also Neil Young and Tom Petty ............ Joe Walsh, Paul McCartney

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Currently in band focused on 80's and 90's music with a bit of Steely Dan and Doobies thrown in.

Why do you play guitar? I love the intimacy and the joy it brings to my soul; a bonus when you play in a band and you musically connect - love that!

What are your goals for the future? I want to get my guitar lead playing to sound GOOD. I play songs and chords - technique is fine BUT my sound at lead is frustratingly not good.
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Post by: Kleurpotlood on May 10, 2018, 09:14:57 am


Nickname: Bart
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 37
Habitat: Belgium, Genk

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha ERG 121c and Cort AD810 OP

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Yamaha GA15

How long have you been playing guitar? Sinds september 2017

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, pop

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, pop

Who are your favorite bands? I love lots of music

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son wanted tot play guitar but after a month he was tired of it so I gave it a try.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It's fun

What are your goals for the future? Pukkelpop




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Post by: c.coyle on May 13, 2018, 12:24:51 pm

Nickname:  Chris
Real (full) name:  Chris
Age and birthday:  64, February 22
Habitat:  Near Harrisburg, PA

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Brand new Cort AD810
Which guitar do you currently play on?  ee above.  I'm trying to learn to play it.

Which amp(s) do you own?  None

How long have you been playing guitar?  About 24 hours

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Just about anything but classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  So far, none.

Who are your favorite bands?  Original Allmans, Pixies, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, SRV, New Bomb Turks, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Who

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I've been listening to all this great music since I was a kid, but I come from a completely non-musical family.  I'll be retiring at the end of 2018, and I like learning new things.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No

Why do you play guitar?  See 2 questions up

What are your goals for the future?  To be able to play correctly and decently in one year
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Post by: TexasT on May 16, 2018, 02:03:22 am
I'm a old Rocker from Austin Texas and I look forward to learning all I can from all y'all 8)
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Post by: rotorwrench on May 16, 2018, 11:35:28 pm

Nickname: rotorwrench
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 55, 8 October, 1962
Habitat: Grand Prairie, Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Sunburst MIM Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Sunburst MIM Start

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on for a long time. I have actually been taking it quite seriously for the past 6 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Prog Rock, Old Metal, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Prog

Who are your favorite bands? Rush, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Counting Crowes, Porcupine Tree

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I heard it was easy to pick up chicks

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It helps me tune out my old lady

What are your goals for the future? I would like to learn a bit about theory and putting things together
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Post by: jackymltd on May 21, 2018, 07:10:14 am
hello every one my name is jacky mltd and i worked for moose ltd.
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Post by: RickBrindle on May 21, 2018, 07:52:41 am
Nickname: RickBrindle
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 49
Habitat: UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Squier Affinity Strat, left handed sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Affinity Strat, left handed sunburst

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall 10W pracice amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Christmas 2017

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal, 60's stoner stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly rock and metal, but whatever tabs are in the books I've got

Who are your favorite bands?
Saxon, Black Sabbath, most mainstream metal, but I like other stuff as well

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I used to have one when I was younger, 30 years ago, I played for maybe a year. Then last year my partner offered to get me a guitar for Christmas. So I said yes!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I wish!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun!

What are your goals for the future?
Well, I'd love to be in a band, but I think time is against me on that one. At the moment, just to be able to play well
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Guitardoc63 on May 21, 2018, 06:41:37 pm
Hi all My names Mike and I am Guitardoc, not cos I that good but I love guityars and I am a doc.
Loved Justins work for years and getting a bit more serious now. I am an Undertaker, yep I am and I live in Hampshire UK.
Love all things guitar and love the blues, well all music actually but love the blues.....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DPStratMan on May 22, 2018, 02:52:29 pm
Hi everyone. Hope this works..! I will have to improve my jigsaw skills as well as those for my guitar ! Been learning for three years.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Frasi on May 22, 2018, 08:19:02 pm
Hi Guys, I am new in here, it seems a very nice web site and forum, i hope it will help me to improve my skills at playing this fantastic instrument
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: polestar on May 23, 2018, 11:00:44 am
Hi, im a guitarist/ terrible songwriter but exploring that creativity outlet. Thanks
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Post by: Flyingvfan on May 26, 2018, 01:57:56 am
Perpetual beginner lefty enjoy trading/buying selling gets too.  Watching some Justin yt offerings, until I find work have to be non contributing fan of JS.  Love just strumming thing David NLG has posted too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Doonsbury on May 26, 2018, 02:01:02 pm
Doonsbury
Ross
65
Aussie

Hard body electric. Acoustic. Semi Acoustic. Ukulele

Semi acoustic

10 watt practice amp

40 years...on & off

No particular favorites. I like all good music. Particularly like Shaddows type music.

Shaddows instrumental. Movie themes

Credence Clearwater Revival

Loved music and I couldn't afford a Piano!

Played clubs with a mate back in the 70's

To annoy my wife & the cat. No, I just enjoy it & it is relaxing

Just get good enough at the guitar so my wife will let me play it inside the house
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ukegirl on May 30, 2018, 04:44:59 am
Hi from Ukegirl.
I have recently inherited a ukulele.  It has been looking at me for the past week, or I looking at it.  So started to have a play.  I came across Justine's site while looking for some lessons.   I appreciate his lessons for beginners.  Justin's easy manner and approach to playing the uke has been very helpful.  So, just learning the first few chords and as the saying goes, 'practice makes perfect'. :)
I enjoy blues and blue grass music.  I have been very impressed with some of the U-tube videos and the focus on the ukulele in some of the bluegrass bands. Great stuff.
Cheers Teresa


 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Pick_Licker on May 30, 2018, 06:54:42 pm
Justin!

Thank you so much for posting a free beginner course for those of us who want to learn, but don't want to travel to a from lessons!

Hi everyone! My name, I'm just a bit of a goof ball, so it fits my personality. I'm new to guitar, I tried to pick it up around February, but then my dad had to have a few rounds of surgery, and I had to help him recover. He's not an individual that supports the arts, unlike my mother. Anyways, things are back to normal at home, though I'm aiming to move out. My current equipment is a Rogue Concert Acoustic Guitar in Sunburst with a strap from Buckle Down, and I have an 8 pack assortment of Dunlop Tortex Tiii picks. I'll add a capo and tuner (gunge lover, so gonna be spending a lot of time in drop D) in a while, I graduated a few years ago from college, but just can seem to find a job that works (mainly, pays the rent in my city). I love the layout of these lessons, and love that there are songs after every level to attempt to play. Right now, I lost my calluses (learned to adjust the truss rod in my guitar through) and a good amount of dexterity during the time off, so I'm revisiting how to play the A,E and D chords! After adjusting the truss rod, for the first time, I was able to play the A chord yesterday, and I was able to do the E chord today! Only have the stamina for about 10 minutes at a time, but it's a good way to take a break while searching and applying for jobs. End goal is a Fender jazzmaster with the Dimarzio pick ups Kurt Cobain had in his Jaguar (with push pull pots) and to just be able to play the music I like, and maybe even work on some of my own material.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: matsolino on May 31, 2018, 10:00:46 pm
Name: Mats
Habitat: Paris, and this year Innsbruck

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Washburn Rover travel guitar 10 gauge steel string, fun to carry everywhere and it plays well.
Vision by MSA, I got it one week ago.  It's the cheapest electric guitar on Amazon, but don't tell Her that.
It arrived more or less in tune, bridge adjusted and good to go.  No visible flaws observed by the layman.
I also got an acoustic guitar, nylon strings, made in Spain, the one I started playing chords with, thinking I might tune it to DADGAD and play some ominous tunes for fun, cause it does have a nice sound.
 

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Vision by MSA, it's blue, lovely, and most importantly it's the one I love to play.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Guitar Plug headphone amp, I'm surprised how well it sounds when I crank up the gain on it. I have one set of earplugs connected to it, and another set of earplugs to JustinGuitar, and off I go.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Only been playing seriously since the beginning of the year, although I did know basic chord playing before that.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
Blues and everything that derives from it, well actually, doesn't all music derive from blues?

Who are your favourite bands?
Johnny Winter who is to me the most talented blues and Texas blues player ever lived.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Troubles in life that I needed to escape from

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, maybe one day if I ever have the chance and have the skills for it.

Why do you play guitar?
Troubles in life that I needed to escape from, and I'm having so much fun with it I'll hope I'll never stop

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to be able to play and sing my own blues songs someday when my skills are up to speed.


I almost forgot, thanks Justin, for being a giver, I think it is the most important lesson you could ever teach me! Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DaveySpeedstar on June 04, 2018, 02:56:33 pm
Blah-de-blah-de blah from about 6 pages ago

Shortly after I posted bout my pain of learning on a Tanglewood acoustic, I picked up an Epiphone G-400.
She's a beauty, both to look at and play.  My playing ability progressed almost as soon as I picked it up, and  I've progressed to Stage 4 of the learning path (on the app).

I never dreamed that learning could be so much fun!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Snowman on June 04, 2018, 06:21:10 pm
Nickname: Snowman
Real (full) name: Rob
Age and birthday: 67
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Old 1970s classical guitar my parents bought me when the only tutoring you could get was the 'Bert Weedon' book.   I've kept it for sentimental reasons, however the broad fretboard does make some music theory stuff simpler to see.

Yamaha F310 which has basically been the guitar I've learned with.   Sounds good, I reckon as good as:

Washburn acoustic (can't remember which model but solid top)

Yamaha Pacifica for messing around with an effects box so I can make really distorted stuff like Crazy Horse.

Yamaha SLG (silent guitar) for when I want to practise but need to keep the volume down to a minimum.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mostly the Yamaha F310.  I've been using it through all Justin's lessons so feel kind of attached to it.

Which amp(s) do you own?

Can't remember offhand, but it's a cheap 20w one.   I don't use the Pacifica that much so can't justify upgrading the amp.

How long have you been playing guitar?

About a year and a bit.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Love Led Zep, Pink Floyd but folkier stuff too.   Cat Stevens was always a favourite.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Whatever I can make sound good.   Lean towards the blues though.

Who are your favorite bands?

Led Zep and Pink Floyd, followed closely by The Who.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Can't remember.   I wanted to play when I was a teenager but self learning was difficult with no internet and I couldn't afford professional lessons.   I retired a year ago and decided that since I now had the time I could seriously start to learn.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No.

Why do you play guitar?

I've always thought Jimmy Page was guitar God.   I was told on several occasions that I looked a bit like him in the 70s, pity I'll never be able to play like him.

What are your goals for the future?

Just to be able to play competently.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Snowman on June 04, 2018, 06:30:04 pm
Further to the above,

I'd also like to say a big thank you to Justin.   He has a great way of putting over his point, and even makes complex subjects understandable, if not easy.   I've purchased a number of Justin's items and am still trying to digest the music theory.   I generally understand it but there's a lot of material to learn so I've been taking it really slow to make sure it sticks.

So thanks Justin for making this something I feel I can stick with.
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Post by: tony6767 on June 07, 2018, 12:33:21 pm

Nickname: Scarecrow
Real (full) name: Tony
Age and birthday:52
Habitat: Darwin

Which guitar(s) do you own? Maton EM225, Ibanez RG350 Electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Maton Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 spider and  Marshall AVT 2000.

How long have you been playing guitar? Nil till i started Justin's website a year ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Pop, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Probly 70's music

Who are your favorite bands? Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Oasis

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Watching them rock star's

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Enjoyment.

What are your goals for the future? Mabye play in a band.
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Post by: tony6767 on June 07, 2018, 12:34:57 pm
I agree with snowman.
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Post by: Mark LJE on June 09, 2018, 05:29:42 pm
Hi, I am new to this site this week. Not had much time to explore yet but looking forward to diving in.

 Nickname: Mark
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
86 Fender Strat , 89 Squier Start, 95 Custom Strat HSS, Squier Tele Custom, Squier M77, ESP ec256p, Gibson LP 59 custom, columbus 335, PRS  SE custom, Jackson Pro Soloist. Plus others

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Most of the above are used regularly although I favour the PRS for live and the others for studio work.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall DSL40C, Fender Sidekick65 rvb, Blaclstar HT1r, Vox Pathfinder, Marshall 100w LB, Peavey Bandit 112 silver stripe.

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 48 years but there have been long periods when I have not played. I took a break for about 10 years which knocked back my ability a lot.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Many but not Rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
At the moment I am working on  improving my blues knowledge and skills

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to Band’s like the Beatles, Roy Orbison, , Johnny Cash, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, later Jimi Hendrix, Page, Clapton and Especially Mark Knopfler

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes I play in 4 bands currently but some I play keys or synth.

Why do you play guitar?
I like the expressive nature of the guitar and its wide range of moods.

What are your goals for the future?
To improve my playing  ability and technical knowledge.




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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: okie-dore on June 10, 2018, 11:22:00 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


DaveyC or okie-dore:
David W Crockett Sr:
age is 62 born 1-12-1953:
Coweta, OK:

Fender FE-135CE?

see above?

fender pratice amp?

4months

all but rapor opera?

Rock and Christian rock,and Christian?
Alot of different ones.alot are not around any more.?[/b]

My son loved Music like cI do. He passed away a year ago. and my Wife loved to hear him play. So I am trying to bring some happiness back to Her.!! ?

who would playwith a old man like me?LOL?

I played Bass years ago.Just doing this for my Wife .

To be decent and Bring a Smile to my Wifes Face. ?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: niteworlok on June 10, 2018, 11:27:30 pm
Nickname: Niteworlok
Real (full) name: Simon Lansdell
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Hull UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Dot Archtop, Natural
Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop PRO, Honey Burst
Epiphone EJ-200CE Electro Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
Vintage VRC800BK Resonator, Matt Black
Epiphone Les Paul Special I, Tobacco Sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Vintage VRC800BK Resonator/Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop PRO, Honey Burst

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang GT 100
Vox Venue Lead 100
I know its not an amp, but it is a mighty fine effects processor - Zoom G5n

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started back again last May, after 25 years away from playing (I played 6 months last time)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock, Texas Blues, Bluegrass, Indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues/Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Thunder, Guns n Roses, Oasis, SRV and Double Trouble

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My old school art teacher, I used to jam with him and a few other lads from school after school, he was an amazing Dobro player, and used to tour the States, this time around my next door neighbour got me back into playing after I had my very first guitar stolen when I was at Uni.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I jam in a group, we call ourselves 'The Nightshift Blues'

Why do you play guitar?
I love it, I can't explain it other than I feel a kind of release from the humdrum of working and family life. I love to hear how much I am coming along every few weeks, and the fact I can take a guitar to a family/friends BBQ and just play a few songs, and at least someone starts to sing along to what I play.

What are your goals for the future?
I would love to be able to gig with mates, and would eventually like to become a guitar teacher/mentor, and also learn how to become a luthier.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ShakeyJakey on June 14, 2018, 11:11:14 am
Nickname:ShakeyJakey - But you can see that right? lol
Real (full) name:PNTS
Age and birthday:41 (nearly)
Habitat:I live in the UK in Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Its beautiful here, lots of green hills, and sheep lol, but I am very central to the town centre. So very busy, 3-4 miles in any direction and you are in the countryside! I live with my partner, 2 dogs and my parrot.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I'm not sure if I am embarrassed to say? I own a rainbow series ukulele M2511 series. Its basic, and was cheap, and yes I read reviews before I bought it, and I am a newbie, and I am also sure I will be upgrading pretty soon, but just wanted to test the water really before committing to anything major.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mahalo Ukulele M2511

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

How long have you been playing guitar?
yet to start

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Country/folk, pop, 60's, 70's 80's, 

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I don't right now

Who are your favorite bands?
Adele, Ed Shearan, Bruno Mars, Ralph Mctell,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My Junior school Head teacher, Mr Goodall! He was amazing

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
Just want to busk and earn money
What are your goals for the future?
to be good enough to busk and to make some cash
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: skypeace on June 28, 2018, 05:23:03 am
Greetings from a beginner that is trying desperately to learn guitar and keyboard along with musical theory. 

Discovered justinguitar.com recently and I am kicking the tires and taking her for a spin.  So far, so good.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Johno1979uk on June 29, 2018, 01:02:21 pm

Nickname: Johno
Real name: Matt
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: South east England


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha FG800

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha FG800

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.......yet

For how long have you been playing guitar?
since 27th of June 2018......3 whole days!!!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kinds. Foo fighters but the list is endless.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
A bad D chord so far.

Who are your favorite bands?
Foo fighters, Kings of leon, stereophonics. Endless list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always loved the sound of the acoustic guitar. Always loved unplugged stuff. My neighbour plays the guitar and I thought I would love to play so I am now taking the plunge.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. A bit of jamming in the garden will be my lot.

Why do you play guitar?
I have always wanted to.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play along to songs and sing to myself in the garden at BBQ's. For my own pleasure pretty much.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Berganator on July 02, 2018, 12:16:17 pm
Nickname: Berganator
Real name: Bo
Age and birthday: 41 and a half
Habitat: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Cort Z42, Squier Classic Vibe, Martinez BT1D, a couple of homemade electrics

Which guitar do you currently play on? Squier

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Champion 20, VOX AP2-AC through a BOSS SD1 and the kids IPOD speaker (It does actually sound OK)

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Lots, as long as I can bop along to it, I like it

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Trying to play Blues but it comes out as rock

Who are your favorite bands? Gasolin', Shu-Bi-Dua, Sort Sol, Volbeat, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Chris Rea, U2, Bruce Springsteeen, ABBA, Grateful Dead 

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I wanted to build a resonator guitar and a mate gave me his $30 ALDI acoustic to use. I started playing it instead...Never did build a resonator guitar

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? To wind down, get people up at parties, fun, want to learn music theory along with the guitar

What are your goals for the future? To be skillful enough to take my guitar and singing voice on stage and be confident in doing so
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: guitarninja on July 03, 2018, 06:43:20 am
Nickname: guitarninja
Real (full) name: Todd
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?: Epiphone G400 Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same

Which amp(s) do you own? Vox VXII

How long have you been playing guitar? 0

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Blues, Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands? Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Green Day, Ramones, Eric Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Life long interest that I never really pursued until now

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? My primary goal is simply to gain proficiency for my own personal enjoyment. My daughter may be interested too, so it would be a fun thing for us to do together.


I'm interested in hearing from people who used this site to learn guitar with zero prior knowledge. What was your experience? How well did the program work for you?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DarrellW on July 03, 2018, 10:42:09 am
I'm interested in hearing from people who used this site to learn guitar with zero prior knowledge. What was your experience? How well did the program work for you?
There are many who had no previous know how who have really done well, from someone who did play (badly) before I  can assure you 100% that if you follow the Beginners course religiously you will soon be playing recognisable songs and the further you continue the more intricate additions you will be able to add to the basics. It’s not easy and you have to be serious and dedicated to learning but it works and works really well!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on July 03, 2018, 12:51:49 pm
Welcome all new forum members

:)

@ guitarninja

Darrell is spot on and there are many JustinGuitar success stories - some in old stand-alone threads deep down in the forum pages, some are in dedicated threads … one or two of which have been made sticky so they're at the top and easy to find.

re: learning with the JG method - in short … it works for many, many people.

:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: guitarninja on July 03, 2018, 10:10:51 pm
There are many who had no previous know how who have really done well, from someone who did play (badly) before I  can assure you 100% that if you follow the Beginners course religiously you will soon be playing recognisable songs and the further you continue the more intricate additions you will be able to add to the basics. It’s not easy and you have to be serious and dedicated to learning but it works and works really well!
Thank you!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rufusragatip on July 04, 2018, 04:39:18 pm
Nickname: Rufusragatip/Rufus/Ruf
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 1961
Habitat: Gloucestershire

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on? Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 weeks

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Big Band (Glenn Miller) through to popular music and most things in between (exceptions being Punk Rock and Katie Price)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? 'Turnthatampdown'  ;D

Who are your favourite bands? Animal Nightlife, Prince, Glenn Miller, U2, The Shadows, Bob Marley, Roy Orbison, Pink Ffloyd, Brand X, Kevin Wilson, Pentatonix  ::) ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but I have been on the stage at The Albert Hall,.............. sweeping it. ;D

Why do you play guitar? To save my sanity from having to sit and endure Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Eastenders with the wife - and I wish to accomplish something worthwhile for myself before I become fertilizer for Daffodils.

What are your goals for the future? To avoid becoming fertilizer for Daffodils anytime soon, and to master Cavatina and Duelling Banjos without any mistakes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Countryfan on July 06, 2018, 06:03:41 pm
Nickname: None
Real name: don
Age and birthday: 47
Habitat: South east England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Simon and Patrick Woodland Spruce Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The S&P

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

For how long have you been playing guitar? Couple of months


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I’m really getting into country
But it also a pretty mix of stuff....Blues, rock,metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? 5 chords a couple of scales. And some tunes that i murder


Who are your favorite bands? Hootie and the blowfish, Chris Stapleton, Ashley McBryde, Lady Antebellum, RHCP, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller so many more


What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always something I’ve wanted


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Hell no doors closed curtains shut

Why do you play guitar? It’s fun. But it means I can focus on one thing and everything just fades away


What are your goals for the future? Just to play. Get better, and not to have the cat run and hide
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: cirrostratus on July 07, 2018, 03:38:26 pm
Thanks Justin!

Nickname: cirrostratus
Real (full) name: Dan Scott
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: Central Texas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jasmine S34C w/ Elixir Polyweb strings.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Jasmine S34C.

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? Noob.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Chords.

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Desire to understand music. Trying to figure out why I like some types of music more than others. The challenge of acquiring a new skill. Ego.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? Was much cheaper than a piano.

What are your goals for the future? Better understanding of the mechanics of music. Successfully play, "Twinkle, Twinkle..." Acquire ability to pick up hot babes at future nursing home (don't tell my wife).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Sc0rn3d on July 07, 2018, 08:28:25 pm
Nickname: None
Real name: J
Age and birthday: 30ish (next week)
Habitat: Central USA (essentially middle of nowhere)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Classic Vibe 50s and Ibanez GIO

Which guitar(s) do you currently play on?
Squier Classic Vibe 50s and Ibanez GIO

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID BEAM 20w

For how long have you been playing guitar?
For about 6 months(just messing around with it) about 15 years ago and more recently for roughly 3 months(of real practice)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Almost everything...Rock, Metal, Very little Pop, Blues, Very little Country. I will listen to anything with talent pretty much.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever Justin tells me. Mostly rock but I'm very interested in playing proper blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
I could go all day from Linkin Park to Led Zepplin to Journey and Bryan Adams.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Found Justin's website. Made it so easy to pick it back up again because last time I was learning from the KISS(keep it simple, stupid) guitar book(I think that was the name).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope. I don't plan to either but I also will practice as if I will.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's cool.

What are your goals for the future?
Just playing songs and recording for myself and practice. Mostly show off to friends how awesome I am.

Biggest current enemy?
G7 to C7

Would be awesome to meet?
Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Bryan Adams (there are much more but these are the ones that really changed my idea of "real music" ). Also, I want to include David Draiman (Disturbed) for pure vocal talent. John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) for pure performance ability and vocals ability. I don't know how I forgot him.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RhythmPeanut on July 08, 2018, 05:11:44 pm
Nickname: RhythmPeanut
Habitat: Seattle, WA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Schecter C-6 Elite

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Schecter C-6 Elite

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Champion 20

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About one month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alt-rock, hard rock, punk, metal, and more!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm learning various styles of rock, but mostly focusing on fundamentals right now.

Who are your favorite bands?
Rise Against, Paramore, Lesley Roy, Van Canto, Icon For Hire, Evanescence, Pentatonix, and many others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to be something more than just another office worker, and looking at the big-name bands having fun and rocking out on stage finally gave me the push I needed to pick up a guitar of my own and start making music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not currently, but I'm very interested in joining or forming a band and playing gigs when my skills are up to snuff.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun, and because there's a deep connection you can make with music and your fellow performers that just doesn't happen with normal jobs.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to develop my skills and become a competent player, then join or form a group and start playing gigs. My shoot-for-the-stars goal is to be able to retire from my current field and make a living as a professional musician.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on July 08, 2018, 05:24:42 pm
A big welcome to all the newbies who joined recently.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bubblesort on July 12, 2018, 07:35:03 am
Nickname: bubblesort
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 39, Aug 18
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?: Westone Electra Dynasty XV3GR, and my classical guitar is a Yamaha G-180

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? It says Rock Town on it.  It's been kicked in and beat up.  I don't know the model or anything.  It's punk rock or something, LOL

How long have you been playing guitar? Less than a week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Everything.  Blues, Metal, Classical, Jazz, Country, Chiptunes, Folk, Filk, Parodies... I'll probably write some parodies while I'm learning.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Chords.  I drill chords.

Who are your favorite bands? Howling Wolf, Yngwie Malmstein, Leslie Fish, Queen, The Protomen, Buddy Guy, random weird stuff on mad music podcasts and Phil Milstein's Probe web site.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I had the guitars laying around since middle school, so I finally picked them up and decided to make some noise with them.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? fun

What are your goals for the future?

Next fourth of July, I want to busk on the beach.  Or at least play on the beach (IDK what the permit situation is like for busking).  I'd also love to be able to jam with people at MAG Fest.

So far the course is good.  I'm just drilling 3 chords, and I'm ok with that.  I don't follow the recommended practice routine.  My practice regimen is 10 minutes drilling on each chord change, on electric and then on acoustic.  With the first 3 chords, that's 60 minutes of drilling.  After I drill a chord change for 10 minutes I take a break for 20 minutes and do other things, because my finger tips can't handle much more than 10 minutes at a time right now.  I"m getting better, though... might go up to 15 minutes soon.  Anyway, after I do that, I transcribe a song from my head.  Yesterday I did red river valley, because it's a lullaby my dad used to sing me on this guitar, and I miss him (my Yamaha acoustic used to be his).  Today I did the French national anthem, because France is in the world cup finals.  It's just finger picking individual notes for super simple tunes, but I think it will probably help train my ear, and it's a fun exercise to keep my fingers on the strings.  Then I practice finger picking the strings with my right hand while watching a tv show for 30 minutes or so.

I'm not totally new to music.  When I was a kid, my parents made me take 11 years of classical piano training.  I didn't like it much, but I know enough theory that it changed how I listen to music.  I didn't retain enough to know how to turn my single note transcriptions into chords yet or anything like that (I don't know where the notes are on the neck yet), but I dig theory and technique.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sirensong on July 17, 2018, 07:11:22 am
Hi All!  I'm Eric.  This might sound a little weird, but I'm learning blues guitar in order to improve my sword technique. 

I practice koryu iaido--classical Japanese swordsmanship--and have always thought that it is somehow related to music (particularly improvisational forms like jazz and blues).  Not sure how I wound up there, but I caught Justin's lesson on the 'language' of the blues: the alphabet/scales, words/licks, and putting them together into phrases that communicate ideas.  All of this resonates strongly with swordsmanship, which involves a few common elements that often combine into recognizable patterns (like riffs), and develop into an improvisational point/counterpoint harmony (if that doesn't sound too wacky).  It isn't Japanese, but this scene touches on the relationship:





So to get at that, I went and picked up a cheapo (but surprisingly decent) $80 Strat copy, and registered here. I used to do drunk college-guy strumming about a million years ago, but never developed any proficiency.  Now I'm working my way through the foundations, with the goal of getting into improvised lead playing.

We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MichaelJD on July 18, 2018, 05:49:57 am
Hello people, I also new to this guitar music forum.

Hope to meet and interact with many people
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: me-strings on July 20, 2018, 03:08:25 pm
Nickname: Me-strings

Real (full) name: Patricia

Age and birthday: 48

Habitat: Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine G-series (electro-acoustic)
Richwood (electric)
Motion (acoustic, metal strings)


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine

Which amp(s) do you own?
none (yet)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started to learn 1,5 year ago and gave up after a few weeks. Willing to try, learn en to master this time  :P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
varies a lot, like a lot of genres, none particular, as long as it touches me one way or another. Sometimes its the music, sometimes the singer's voice, sometimes the guitarplay, sometimes the lyrics...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
still have to find out what my favorite is going to be

Who are your favorite bands?
Have no favorite bands, I prefer favorite songs. My MP3 is a mix of many things

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just love the sound of an acoustic guitar, it touches me so deeply, especially picking, like in Hotel California, dust in the wind,... Music can make me cry :-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
not yet, but who knows, also a great singer, :P so...

Why do you play guitar?
Loving the sound, mastering patience, lol, the fun, the challenge, further see all the above.

What are your goals for the future?
Having a great and loving relationship with my guitar(s). Bringing the best out of eachother
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: WalrusCandyman on July 21, 2018, 04:42:21 am
Nickname: Harpmaker
Real (full) name: I'm not famous so it doesn't matter. :)
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Central Pennsylvania, US of A

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6+GT (steel string acoustic)
Yamaha Pacifica 112 (electric strat clone)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull S6+GT. Haven't received the Yamaha yet.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet. For the time being, I can run the electric through my Zoom MRS-4 digital recorder and use headphones.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've tried to learn to play on my own for about a year. It's only been in the last 4-6 weeks, since I discovered Justin's YouTube videos, that I've gotten anywhere!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like pretty much everything except rap. I intend on focusing on fingerstyle, but I have to learn to walk before I can run.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Would Justin's One-Minute-Changes count as a genre? :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Honestly, I go by individual songs. The songlist on my MP3 player is the strangest thing you ever saw! :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The movie Crossroads and the solo guitar version of Classical Gas

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment, other people within ear-shot can suffer. :)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to do the Finger-Gym as well as Justin!
Nickname: Bizz

Real name: Joel

Age: 33

Habitat: Eastern North Carolina.

Guitars I own: Squire Affinity Tele (w/Fender pickups added), Fender FA-100.

Which do I play? Both.
Sometimes I play the fool.  ;D

Which amps do you own?
Heh.  Here I am lacking...just a Fender Mini Twin.

How long have you played?
Well, I have tried and gave up so many times that I try not to think about it.  But thanks to a very special lady I have quit smoking, stopped sniffing meth, and reduced my all around drug intake by about 95%.  And you would be surprised how much scratch you save when you aren't buying cigarettes and speed.
Figured, what the hell.
Picked up the Tele first, around the first of the year, then then the roundhole, then started making upgrades to the Tele.
Thought I would learn to play her a song.
I am making progress faster, and easier than ever before.
A wonderful lady, and of course Justin is all you need.

(So I also picked up a uke, a harmonica, and an autoharp, because...
Because...
Because  I still need to work on impulse control.)

Which are your favorite genes?  Well, in my eye, genre is an unfortunate confine invented for some reason.
I think the biggest disservice a person can do to themselves is cling too tightly to genre. (This coming from a guy who at one time could out-snort Charlie Sheen at Stephen King's birthday party at Studio 64.)
I listen to anything once.
And listen again if I like it.

What genre do I play most?
I am just on my second or third baby step still, so keep it quite simple.  I really enjoy finally being able to play the early rock and roll I first loved as a lad when I found my old man's records. 
Buddy Holly is a lot of fun.
(Thanks again, Justin. )

Who are your favorite bands?
While I still try and avoid this kind of thinking, this time it is less for any ideological reason and more that I have too many to cover. 
I love those nights when the action dies down and even the party animals have gone to bed, and you sit out in the yard (once with a few packs of smokes) and just talk about the xx--xx you love with whoever else is up.  Long directionless conversation that covers everything from Dimebag, to Chopin, to Dimebag, to ABBA. 
(That being said, I do have one favorite.  One at the top.  The one band who has carried me since third grade through everything else (even that brief period in high school that crossed the yard of Kid Rock).  I may reflect on the scope of their careers, consider the sociological impact they had on the world, or even visit the things that inspired them, but...in my heart of hearts, I am one of those squealing teenage girls swooning over the Beatles.)

What inspired you to start playing?
Well, I heard it was the best way to really improve your skill with air guitar.
But really it's just the feeling that even the simplest chord change can have such a deep impact on me.  It's incredible.

Do you play in a band?
I won't even play with my cat in the room yet. 

Why do you play guitar?
It's all about those magic changes, man.

What are my goals?
I would really love to open for Hendrix. 
Okay, sorry.
Right now, build up more finger strength.  Be able to move pinky.

(Also, Harpmaker...
Classical Gas...
YES!  It's a favorite. That moment after the brass fades back in and Williams lays back in to the riff with just a little more emphasis.  It's just so good!  Like the start of the third verse in Beatles' Baby's in Black...where the double tracking and McCartney's harmony drop off just for then lyric "she thinks of him" with Lennon leaning into it just a little harder...THAT is what I love.)







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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: jasons on July 23, 2018, 01:34:14 am
Nickname: Jas
Real (full) name: Jason Sinclair
Age and birthday: 43 - 12/08/74
Habitat: Brisbane Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Admira Irene (classical) and Sigma DMC-1STE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both above

Which amp(s) do you own? None at the moment. Have used Fender Acoustasonic 15 and Fender Bassbreaker 18/30.

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months (started classical 18 months ago but stopped after 3 months due to work)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80's glam metal, aussie rock, blues, jazz, classical, country......

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classical, blues, pop, rock, country

Who are your favorite bands? Many and varied. More about whether I like a song or not than the band....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani, others....

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet - is on my list.....

Why do you play guitar? Played music as a kid, took up guitar as it was portable and versatile in terms of things to play. Mainly took it up because I love music and want to write songs.....

What are your goals for the future? Song writing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sixsrtung on July 28, 2018, 02:06:30 am


Nickname: Sixsrtung(typo from years back, I am terrible on keyboards of all sorts)
Real (full) name: Toddo
Age and birthday: 47 years young
Habitat: Canada/Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagul Entourage, Greg Bennett 6 string acoustic (favourite), Takamine 12 string, Taylor big baby, Yamaha fd120, Kay archtop (very old), MIM Fender stratocaster, Fender stratocaster Squire affinity( In pieces being moded), Artist Lp (Chibson, terrific guitar (220$AUD), Warwick Rockbass, Fender Jazz bass( American standard), Cort Acoustic bass.

Which guitar do you currently play on? MIM Fender, Jazz Bass, Yamaha Fd120

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland modelling amp (very heavy, very loud), Ampeg cab and head ( for bass), Behringer acoustic amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? 20 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock covers

Who are your favorite bands? All of them, influences should come from everywhere

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Randy Rhoades and Stevie Ray Vaughan R.I.P

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Play bass guitar in a band , sorting out a solo show now with guests

Why do you play guitar? Love original songs and  singing

What are your goals for the future? Keep thumping the low end in the band(very fun) and Establish a three set solo show, Improve blues skills to attend more open jam sessions in my area
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Shalo on July 29, 2018, 10:28:02 pm
Nickname: Shalo
Age and birthday: 16  22/1/2002
Habitat: Portugal (That one country people keep mistaking for Spain)

Which guitar(s) do you own? A steel-stringed accoustic by a brand called Aria. I don't know how to be more specific.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Read above.

Which amp(s) do you own? Maybe one day I'll have a guitar to use an amp on.

How long have you been playing guitar? 5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock (Expecially Progressive Rock, blues rock and psychedelic rock) , most heavy metal subgenres and blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Girlschool and many others I'll keep out to keep it short.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My older brother and listening to Kelly Johnson (the former guitarist from a band called Girlschool).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? Because it's great fun to play tunes from some of your favourite bands.

What are your goals for the future? To get to the point where I can play my first David Gilmore solo and strum some of my favourite songs like Trains by Porcupine Tree.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: nova_asgard on August 05, 2018, 08:32:21 pm

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 112VMX

Which guitar do you currently play on?
That one!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Micro cube

How long have you been playing guitar?
Played Spanish guitar for a few years when I was a teen, then tried to pick out electric in my late 20's, but didn't stick to it. Now –in my mid 30's– I feel it's the time!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm just a few stages into the beginners course

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Alice Cooper, Nightwish, Saurom

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Back in the day, I had some friends at school who were taking lessons, so I signed up too, and I had a blast.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I wish!

Why do you play guitar?
It's a nice hobby, very different to what I do for a living. It also feels good to play music!

What are your goals for the future?
My current goal is to finish the Beginners Course. After that, we'll see what looks like the best path. Eventually I would like to be able to play rock & metal tunes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dubwolf on August 08, 2018, 03:48:51 pm
Good afternoon

Nickname:Dubwolf
Real (full) name: Lovro
Age and birthday:24, 16.07.1994

Habitat: Croatia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Les Paul LP-100

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Les Paul LP-100

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar?
For one year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Heavy metal,Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly rock


Who are your favorite bands?
Sabaton,Nightwish,AC/DC,Accept,Powerwolf and many more


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Honestly,i need relaxment from work

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no experience currently

Why do you play guitar?
To keep my mind occupied from work and to relax

What are your goals for the future?
Probably to join in some bend and have fun
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Nickoli on August 09, 2018, 03:00:16 am
Nickname: Nick, or Nickoli back in High School
Real (full) name: Nicholas
Age and birthday: 30, May 20th
Habitat: Florida/Colorado -- Florida currently

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I started my journey with the Jasmine S34C, and have recently picked up a 1998-99 Squier Stagemaster on craigslist that I'm enjoying thoroughly.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I try to grab them both equally honestly. Currently trying to do my formal practices with the acoustic because I'm still doing changes with F and its harder to get all strings to ring clearly, aka more progress to be had.

Which amp(s) do you own?
My dad had a Fender Frontman 15R collecting dust and no guitar to play it with, so I snagged it for now. Perfect for my needs.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since November 2017. I started Justin's course in December, and have been steadily plucking away. I had two or three other attempts at the guitar throughout my life, but they all ended the same way--selling the guitar and moving on. This time it stuck.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock, blues, classic metal, funk, R&B, hip hop, jazz, classical etc etc etc. Very broad.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I have just been approaching the songs that Justin has in his beginner course, but have really zeroed in on Walk of Life, Wish You Were Here, Folsom Prison Blues, Lay Down Sally, Take it Easy, etc...so I guess you could say classic rock/blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Rush, Tool, Iron Maiden. Many many others, but I could listen to those all day long.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was a decent trumpet player growing up, and then put it down for about 15 years. Last year I tried to pick it up again and was disappointed at my progress because I had been so proficient in the past. Then I moved back to Florida and had to be in an apartment for 8 months so all trumpet playing went out the window. My desire to make music was still there, so I convinced the better half it was a good idea to buy an acoustic guitar and give it a thorough try!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Negative. I would love to jam with a few of my old friends soon though. Or maybe play on a street corner somewhere.

Why do you play guitar?
I have a burning desire to create things. Music being one of them. I play because it makes me feel good, and is a complex puzzle worth learning.

What are your goals for the future?
Basically just to progress at a comfortable rate until I die. I always want to be learning. Most of my friends throughout my life that play guitar have almost zero knowledge of music theory, and having been classically trained on the trumpet that always seemed like such a handicap to me--My goal is to learn music theory as it applies to the guitar, and allow my playing to benefit greatly. Another goal I have is to be more active on this forum, and to record/post myself playing. The internet allows us all to connect with each other in a way that almost seems unreal, and I need to utilize it more often!

All I can say is, I wish I would've found Justin's method the last two times I attempted to pick up the guitar. This has been a wonderful 8 months of learning, and I can't wait to keep it rolling! I'm basically just trying to get a few more changes up to 60 per minute, and then I'll be starting the Intermediate Course.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: rabyrab on August 12, 2018, 05:16:53 pm
Nickname: Rabyab
Real (full) name: Donald Sutherland
Age and birthday: 56
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? Faith neptune/ PSR

Which guitar do you currently play on? PSR

Which amp(s) do you own? BLACKSTAR

How long have you been playing guitar? Still trying to learn

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rock/folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock

Who are your favorite bands? beatles, bowie,dylan,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? love of music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? To final learn to play guitar due to arthritis and frustration it has been a stop start process over the years
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Revernd Rhythm on August 12, 2018, 06:17:25 pm
Nickname: Revernd Rhythm
Real (full) name: (yeah, let's not do that)
Age and birthday: 40 years old ( or that, either )
Habitat: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Strat
Fender San Miguel Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
San Miguel

Which amp(s) do you own?

10 Watt Marshall practice amp
Mid-Seventies Sunn A212

For how long have you been playing guitar?
First started at around 14. Piddled for a few years, including a stint in a playing band, but never committed to actually getting good at the thing.  Put it down at about twenty, only picked it up a handful of times since.  Back here to start over and maybe learn something.  :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock. Sixties and seventies, mostly. Some alternative Rock. I'm open minded, though and have music from a lot of genres in my collection.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, back in the day.  That'll probably remain as the main focus for now

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just loved music.  Wanted to be able to make it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I did a long time ago, but we were just a small local thing, and I wouldn't call us well known.  Played a few shows, recorded a few records that we sold at those shows and at school.  Pre-internet, so that was how we could do it.  All recorded on 4 track tapes!

Why do you play guitar?
I just want to be able to make some music. And my biggest regret is not having kept up with it or having learned it properly.

What are your goals for the future?
Be a better a guitarist than I was when I was in the band.  I also want to build my next electric guitar and tune up the old tube amp...I never got a proper chance to use it.  Anything more than that is a bonus.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TheBraveSirRobin on August 13, 2018, 09:05:01 am
Nickname: TheBraveSirRobin
Real (full) name: Sean
Age and birthday: 52 years old ( nearly 53 )
Habitat: Robin Hood county, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Affinity Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier Affinity Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I V2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock,  Blues, Metal (but not metal with screechy or grunty vocals).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I wish I was good enough to play any genre. Hoping to get good enough to play some classic rock. 

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Therion, Sanctuary/Nevermore, Volbeat, Rammstein to name a few.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always loved music and I'm having a mid-life crisis ;-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Just want to enjoy myself playing along to my favourite songs.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play along to my favourite songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on August 13, 2018, 01:22:32 pm
Welcome to the newest members of the forum. Enjoy your time here and have fun learning and playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on August 13, 2018, 04:08:53 pm
Nickname: TheBraveSirRobin
Welcome ... and surely a Monty Python fan as well ... all good.

There's an idea ... a Monty Python song contest :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TheBraveSirRobin on August 17, 2018, 10:05:00 am
Ya got me. Big Monty Python fan. Good job I'm not a superhero 'cos my kryptonite would be for the bad guys to put on Holy Grail's Brave Sir Robin scenes or Life of Brian's Biggus Dickus scene and I'd be helpless with laughter.

I wouldn't mind playing some of Eric Idles's songs eventually.
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on August 17, 2018, 11:50:36 am
Ya got me. Big Monty Python fan. Good job I'm not a superhero 'cos my kryptonite would be for the bad guys to put on Holy Grail's Brave Sir Robin scenes or Life of Brian's Biggus Dickus scene and I'd be helpless with laughter.

I wouldn't mind playing some of Eric Idles's songs eventually.
LoL
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BrianK on August 18, 2018, 12:25:13 am
Hello 👋 I just joined and thought to take a moment to say hello and introduced myself


Nickname: None

Real (full) name: Brian

Age and birthday: 50

Habitat: Home with my lovely wife and 4 kids (well two are in college now)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson Les Paul Traditional

Which guitar do you currently play on? Gibson Les Paul Traditional

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall DSL 40c

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eagles, soo many

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Well I’ll try to keep this short, when I was 13 I snuck into my sisters record collection. I came across the wild album cover and gave it a listen, though the Headphones came this amazing riff and Mr Page had me hooked! The ocean was the song that made want to play and wa s the very first song I learned on the guitar as a matter of fact. So why so long ? Well frankly we were poor it was just my dad raising us, I worked 3 jobs to get though college where I met my lovely wife of 27 years. Then the girls came and along with them came ballet, tap jazz then piano lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, and one daughter was in the ringling jr orchestra the other jazz band as well as jazz piano and the youngest was cello and orchestra. Soooo they took priority!  and then my I had a wake up call father was diagnosed with lung cancer we talked endlessly the last  few months of his life about bucket lists and things we should have done and didn’t and the importance of not leaving things undone. He passed July 2015. Around December thinking about my own life it just hit me my whole life I wanted to play the guitar I always talked about, thought it would be so cool to play my favorite songs. So I talked to my wife who said “mmm well ok I guess” and a quick phone call to Sweetwater and around January of 2016 I started this wonderful journey! If you read all that your awesome👍😆

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope not as of yet maybe one day

Why do you play guitar? The pure love of the instrument! I just love the sound, the tone, the emotions you can create

What are your goals for the future? Well I would love to be good enough to play in a band. I don’t. Care about success or any of that I just want to play the music I love!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JimQPublic on August 18, 2018, 08:02:30 pm
Nickname: Jim
Real (full) name: James
Age and birthday: 53
Habitat: Los Angeles, California, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Breedlove Discovery Dreadnaught
Fender Parlor CP-60S

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both but mostly the Fender.


For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 months, since May 2018

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
A big variety: Folk, classic rock, some country, some bluegrass, jazz, blues, R&B...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Horrible noise so far.  Aiming for Tommy Emmanuel inspired fingerstyle.

Who are your favorite bands?
My kids' marching band and son's jazz band  I really like the unplugged work by some of the rock legends- Knopfler, Clapton, etc. 

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My daughter plays tuba and son plays trombone in school bands.  I also go to a music festival 2x per year with lots of musicians.  All this exposure to music an musicians I feel like an illiterate- I want to understand more of how music is made.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.  I would be banned from any band!  I don't see myself playing in a band and I don't sing, which is a large part of the reason that my goal is to develop travis-style skills.  It seems conducive to solo play.

Why do you play guitar?
To experience on the inside what I've been an onlooker.

What are your goals for the future?
Play well enough that people come into the room when I'm playing instead of them running away with fingers in ears
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Chrissyboy on August 20, 2018, 12:39:46 pm
Nickname: Chrissyboy
Real (full) name: Chris
Age and birthday: 47 (England)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone G 400 Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since January 2018

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kinds of Rock mainly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
GnR, Sabbath, Zep, Greta Van Fleet

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always loved the sound of the instrument and always wanted to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, not sure I ever will either, just want to be able to play for me

Why do you play guitar?
Love it and it also disconnects me from the world and all the negative xx--xx

What are your goals for the future?
To be the best player I can be, to be able to listen to a song and be able to play it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Hawgee on August 25, 2018, 10:42:45 am
Nickname: Hawgee
Real (full) name: Mariet
Age and birthday: 32
Habitat: the Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Stratocater and Fender CC-60

Which guitar do you currently play on? Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Champion 40

How long have you been playing guitar? Almost a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? A lot

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? U2, Mumford & sons

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I wanted to challenge myself and learn to play my favorite instrument

What are your goals for the future? Continue to have fun and learn more
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: dberry on August 29, 2018, 03:55:17 pm

Nickname: dberry
Real (full) name: Dustin Berry
Age and birthday: 36
Habitat: Missouri, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Takamine  GD93CE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Takamine GD93CE

Which amp(s) do you own? Fishman Loudbox Mini

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 day :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Christian, Country, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None yet

Who are your favorite bands? Casting Crowns

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I just returned home from the Middle East, and my wife started playing the ukulele while I was gone. I have always wanted to learn the guitar (I played brass instruments when I was young), and she motivated me to just jump in and start learning.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played in the school bad and a jazz band when I was young (trumpet).

Why do you play guitar? It has a great sound, and is very portable. Sitting around with friends as they played over the years was always a great time, and I always wanted to play as well. I was just too embarrassed to get over that beginner’s hump.

What are your goals for the future? Just learning to play would be great.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Balamuthiah on August 29, 2018, 04:53:50 pm
I should’ve done this a long time ago but it’s never to late to introduce oneself! :)
Nickname: Bala, Balzi
Real (full) name: Bala Muthiah Valavan
Age and birthday: 26
Habitat: originally from Chennai, India but currently in Alabama, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Granada and a fender squier acoustic guitars, Ibanez gio electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alternate between them all depending on my mood and what I play.

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall 15W combo

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for nearly 9 years. Continuously for about 4.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and blues mainly but I listen to different stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly blues and blues rock. But have also played pop and other variants of rock.

Who are your favorite bands? The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix experience, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, cream (plenty of other classic rock bands), Green Day, Metallica and recently been listening to Jack white’s solo stuff and the Alabama shakes.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My best friend from middle school. He was the first guy I saw with a guitar. He played and sang like none other in school and was a popular guy. He introduced me to bands like Green Day and Metallica (and a bunch of other bands). But it was not until I was hit by beatlemania that I started playing seriously.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? When I first started learning guitar, the institute that I was learning at used to put us in random bands for quarterly tests where we performed to a crowd with the random bands. So I played in two bands that way but nope never on a regular basis. Would like to find myself a band though!

Why do you play guitar? It gives me the voice to express myself. To be able to play tunes that I like gives me a feeling of joy!

What are your goals for the future? To be able to make music and entertain people and have fun along the way!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrBumble on August 29, 2018, 05:40:21 pm
Welcome to the forum dberry - and a belated one to Bala!

We've been enjoying Bala's recordings for the past few weeks and I'm looking forward to hearing some from Dustin soon.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Balamuthiah on August 29, 2018, 05:52:14 pm
Welcome to the forum dberry - and a belated one to Bala!

We've been enjoying Bala's recordings for the past few weeks and I'm looking forward to hearing some from Dustin soon.

Thank you Mr. Bumble!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: silman on August 30, 2018, 03:31:13 am
Nickname: Silman
Age: 22
Habitat: California


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Stratocaster Cherry Sunburst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See Above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
This is an odd question. I got my guitar at the beginning of highschool (when i was 14) with dreams of playing rock and pop, but i wasn't good about practicing (Self teaching has always been very hard for me), so the guitar just sat there. I tried to play tab without any knowledge of any chords (just trying to wing it based on the tab) and failed miserably and it made me not want to play. Years went by and i finally tried to pick it up again in college, this time actually starting with Justin's Beginner Course, but school made it very difficult to make time to practice (also i wasn't prioritizing it, i could have made time but i was lazy). So here i am, fresh out of college, 22 years old and trying to start again with the same guitar i got almost 8 years ago. Hopefully it will stick this time, each time i thought of going back to learning i made a dumb excuse  (the dumbest of which was "im too old now, all my peers who play guitar have been playing for years"). I'm done making excuses, i want to learn and 22 is still young enough to learn and have fun with it, i think i was too obsessed with getting really good really fast without wanting to put in the effort.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love pretty much all music, but i've been listening to classic rock from a very very young age. I want to learn all kinds of music to play on guitar though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, still on Stage 1 of the beginner course, looking to learn some classic rock and hopefully some pop songs (i love Elvis and taylor swift).

Who are your favorite bands?
Elvis, Boston, Journey, ACDC, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always wanted to be able to play an instrument and sing along, guitar and piano are the most common instruments to do this with, initially i was driven to guitar from Guitar Hero believe it or not, after feeling like a fake rock star on the game (which i got absurdly good at), i wanted to feel the real thing.

I love singing but i'm bad at it, i may need voice lessons.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope and nope, don't really want to until im much older and have the free time to dedicate to organizing practice with others.

Why do you play guitar?
I want to be able to play music for myself and others, i think its fun and brings people together.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to learn to play some classic rock and pop songs, i want to be able to make up for the time i wasted by learning as much as possible (the right way), not taking any short cuts and hopefully in a few months be able to play some songs for my girlfriend.


One concern i have is that i have pretty small hands for a guy and am worried i will never be able to do bar chords, i know everyone says my fret hand will stretch but by how much?

Secondly, i see all these cool covers of songs i want to play online but they always do picking of single strings instead of chords for this cool and complex sound. I just don't know if i have the dexterity and mental capacity to be able to pick individual strings so quickly, they are so close together on the guitar and i fear i will never be able to switch to the specific one i need quick enough.

Well i am back....

I stopped after completing stage 1 due to grad school. Im back at it now. One month in and on stage three!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: misterlutherman1 on August 31, 2018, 11:11:32 am


Nickname:
Dave

Real (full) name:
David Antonov

Age and birthday:
24, 17/04/1994

Habitat:
Manchester, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Blues Cube

How long have you been playing guitar?
12 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Jazz, R&B, Classical, Neo-Soul

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Jazz

Who are your favorite bands?
Django Rhienhardt, Wes Montgomery

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The beautiful sounds and the way I feel towards playing, where you can just be whatever, no words, just music, and communicate deeply with other humans

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes

Why do you play guitar?
To express myself

What are your goals for the future?
To catch them all! Pokemon!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ludo on August 31, 2018, 04:43:23 pm
Hi everyone !
Glad to have join this forum.

Let me answer the traditional questions :

Nickname:
Ludo

Real (full) name:
Ludo

Age and birthday:
37 - 25 Octobre 1979

Habitat:
Fleet, Hampshire, UK - But French

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Stratocaster Player
- Tanglewood TW45
- Aria MM-20

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID Core 20

How long have you been playing guitar?
well... a bit since very long time ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock, Jazz, Gypsy

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Straits, Pink Floyds, Metallica, Gun's n Roses, Clapton, Stevie R V, LEd Zep, Deep Purple, Eagles... dunno

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just love music. Have been playing the violin and the piano as well

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes

Why do you play guitar?
To enjoy

What are your goals for the future?
To enjoy more
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tim_R on September 02, 2018, 10:15:19 pm

Nickname:Tim_R
Real (full) name: Tim Raines
Age and birthday:68
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Martin Acoustic and G & L Electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Both of the above.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Boss Sound Station and Blackstar

How long have you been playing guitar?  Total time, about a year.  Still on Beginner Course

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Classic Rock, 90's Country, Traditional Country, Pop

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Whatever is in Justin's Beginner and Traditional Song Books

Who are your favorite bands?  No favorites.  I like lots of bands and artists.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  College roommate in dormatory.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Jr. High and High School Band.

Why do you play guitar?  Enjoyment and to learn new things about guitar.

What are your goals for the future?  Play well enough to play in front of friends and family.  I'm also in an all acoustic guitar group of about 10 people.  Most are beginners like me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on September 02, 2018, 10:20:18 pm
Hello and welcome to all new members

Take some time to look around and navigate as it is a large forum but well organised
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: learis on September 03, 2018, 12:02:49 am
Nickname: ummm, my dad calls me Jor sometimes
Real (full) name: Jordan Hoffman
Age and birthday: 31 years young( 1/7/87 )
Habitat: South Florida (SoFlo)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A classical guitar that doesn't have the model name on it (says it's made in Espana)
Epiphone sg special

Which guitar do you currently play on?

both previously listed

Which amp(s) do you own?

danelectro honeytone mini amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?

1 week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

80's, 90's, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
church hymns

Who are your favorite bands?
None stand out to me, every band has their gems

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Church asked me to

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No

Why do you play guitar?

to learn to help my church and to praise God

What are your goals for the future?
my main goal is to get good enough to comfortably play the acoustic guitar in church so that others playing guitar can learn other instruments they're interested in.

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Hello, this site has been great for learning in addition to the lessons I'm getting at church. I am thankful to Justin for all the hard work he's done perfecting this site over the years. I feel like I came here justin time (courtesy laugh plz). I've only been playing for a week so for now I just hope I keep up my dedication and build some calouses, boy is this painful lol.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rocksteady on September 05, 2018, 12:46:04 pm
Howdee doodee, folks.

Rocksteady is in the house.  I've been fooling around with guitars for 20 plus years but apart from a few lessons when I set out, I haven't followed any training programme - namely because I have been living in Thailand and Japan since 1992.

So having had fun with you tube lessons on favourite songs and not really getting anywhere as I like so many, it's time now to get serious.  Would be grateful for any help in getting me to my goal of playing live in a pub/bar.


I love blues, jazz, rock and roll, rockabilly and surf guitar.  Not into metal. 
Nickname: Eddy
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 58 - 10/3/60
Habitat: Bangsaen, Thailand

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone, PR7E (electric acoustic), Epiphone, Flamekat Ltd ed, Aria pro 2 (a take on a prs), A century telecaster that looks like it came out of the same factory as the squire classic vibes but cost 80 quid brand new, a Brazilian nylon string, a Washburn hand made electric acoustic
E

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them


Which amp(s) do you own?
  A fender blues junior in tweed, a Roland cube 30 and a fender can amp.  Will pick up a Boss Katana 50 sometime before the end of the year.

I also use a vox tonelab and a behringer vamp 2


For how long have you been playing guitar?

24 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

jazz, blues, rockabilly and The Stones.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
jazz, The Stones and my own songs

Who are your favorite bands?
The Stones, Santana, Peter Green, Brian Setzer, Bowie
What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Listening to Eric Clapton's Unplugged.  I looked in the classified ads in the Japan Times and bought my first acoustic

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No

Why do you play guitar?

I've got the music in me - always have. It keeps me sane in this crazy world we live in.

What are your goals for the future? To join a band or play by myself with backing tracks in a pub/bar

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Alex6strings on September 06, 2018, 06:20:44 pm
Hi all,  Alex here,  nice to meet you all.   I watched my first of many Justin Vids today and decided to sub.  35 years dedicated to playing and learned a lot from just one vid.  I like the way he plays and teachers and I'm always keen to keep learning.   Selling my soul to the devil only slightly improved my chops.. I guess trusting Lucifer on his word was ambitious. 



Nickname: Alex6strings
Real (full) name: Alexander
Age and birthday: 44 OCTOBER
Habitat: Sydney Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Maton EBG808TE,  Maton srs808

Which guitar do you currently play on? any one I have my hands on

Which amp(s) do you own? n/a

How long have you been playing guitar? 35 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Fingerstlye  acoustic,  acoustic blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? fingerstlye

Who are your favorite bands? bands,  Dire Straits,  Foo's, artists,  Eric Clapton,  Tommy  Emmanuel,John Mayer, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? primary school teacher and Tommy Emmanuel

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Yes when I was about 25 years younger.  Seattle cover band.

Why do you play My life would be empty,  and possibly over if it weren't for the guitar.

What are your goals for the future? first goal is to stay out of rehab for a while, second goal buy more guitars.




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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: k4shf on September 08, 2018, 11:42:43 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:
Tim

Real (full) name:
Tim Tapio

Age and birthday:
64  11/14

Habitat:

House

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Bullet (it's a start, what can I say. It can play more than I can
Yamaha FG-800 Acoustic (just got)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Attempting the Squier but will be taking lessons on the acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang GT-200 (more power than I will ever need but liked the features

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 weeks...and plinking on strings isn't playing......yet.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Late 60s rock, CCR, Eagles...not much new stuff. I'm old, the new stuff is just noise.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I don't think plucking on strings is a genre. Just trying to get my fingers moving on the fret board, may need surgery to extend pinky.

Who are your favorite bands?
CCR, Eagles, Beatles...no particular order. Some of the new solo vocalists. Love Linda Rondstadt.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Looking for something to develop other side of brain, tech geek all my life. Would like to get creative side going, out of character for me and something that is a struggle to learn (as long as I don't give up)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Band of 1

Why do you play guitar?
Hoping to be able to relax, do something that sounds good to me...a very long ways to go. Still working finger exercises, not putting in enough time yet....it will come. When I can do like "Tina S" on YouTube, I'll know I can play...but hopefully with more emotion than she has.

What are your goals for the future?
Stick with it, play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Jingle Bells....get fingers coordinated enough to play chords and make quick changes. Got basic book of Eagles and Johnny Cash, stream without guitar track, want to get to point I can play along with some of them. Hung up on "House of Rising Sun", can't believe how fast Alan Price was on keyboard and the guy on lead guitar was strumming faster than my hand moves....

I gave up alcohol over 20 years ago.....hardest thing I have ever done.....still dream about it. Figure guitar should be piece of cake in comparison....check back in 6 months, see if I still think that <smile>
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: AlexOT on September 08, 2018, 07:24:31 pm
Hi everyone! And thanks for the ton of info and thanks to Justin for the great lessons




Nickname: AlexOT
Real (full) name:  Alexander
Age and birthday: 37
Habitat: Québec


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Torchwood acoustic folk, Squier diy partscaster, Squier mascis jazzmaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier partscaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AC4 or pedals into a behringer DI

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Took some bassguitar lessons 23 years ago, been involved in bands, sound design and production ever since, never as the guitarist! :) I holded, repaired, recorded enough guitars for a lifetime, never felt the need to learn how to play.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
No preferences and not much that I can’t enjoy. Grew up on metal, punkrock, a bit of jazz and electronica in all it’s shapes and forms.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Currently mostly playing scales in key over smooth rock backing tracks or blues playlists.

Who are your favorite bands?
Right now a lot of Mastodon, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nine Inch Nails, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, Allman Brothers, Neurosis and many many more, favorites I have many.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
We sucked at sports and were a bit different in high school, so started a band, never stopped really.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, but not currently! I just moved and don’t know anybody here (yet)

Why do you play guitar?
Fantastic dynamic instrument, I am unemployed and it keeps me from spending money or wasting time on useless things. The other reason is I miss the guitarists I had in my bands and although unreplaceable, I want to keep working with guitars!

What are your goals for the future?
Continue studying and practicing a few hours a day, ‘till I make new friends to jam with or become good enough to don’t need friends to jam with!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tashmoo on September 11, 2018, 12:08:22 pm
Nickname: Tashmoo
Real (full) name: seyfullah safa özcan
Age and birthday: 15,03,1986
Habitat: Turkey


Which guitar(s) do you own?
fender stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
fender stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
orange micro terror

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since august 2018, 3 weeks old now :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i love all kinds of music but if i had to pick just 1 it should be rock in general but more on softer side :) like pop punk, alternative rock, classical rock, not really into heavy dark super death metal thing. 

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
i cant play at the moment :( but learned rhcp's californication solo in last 10 days, i am just practicing it and nirvana -come as you are riff :)
Who are your favorite bands?
uhm too many.  punk ;blink 182,green day, offspring, sum 41,
                        alternative rock ; cranberries, r.e.m, oasis, rhcp(is rhcp alternative or what genre is it?
                        more classicrock; the eagles, the scorpions, ac/dc, guns and roses, metallica, does santana fit here?
                        some soft pop or folk pop or whatever genre tey are ; json mraz, colbie caillat, gavin degraw, sara bareilles
 god genres are so intertwined.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
i just love music so much. but what finally clicked the button is the accoustician(name of the channel)'s hotel california solo on accoustic.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope
Why do you play guitar?
i love the sound of it, from every genre. you know what makes you listen blues even if you are super strict muslim living in turkey? sound of guitar does that guys.
i am a music fan. i just love everything about music. sometimes i sit and just listen music for hours. i enjoy it a lot. i wanted to step up from just listening.

What are your goals for the future?
short term, being able to play basic songs, then hotel california solo
long term, basic improvisation, i just want to play guitar without effort, and chill while playing good melodies on weekends sitting in hte backyard. thats my dream. im not dreaming of becoming a "lick" master or smt , just basic improvisation, simple yet sounding good.
super long term; being able to play what i can "hum".


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: stones on September 14, 2018, 07:13:42 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:Stones
Real (full) name:Jon Liebers
Age and birthday:54
Habitat:ny/nj

Which guitar(s) do you own?martin om28 marquis, Fender California strat, ovation , Guild and baby taylor

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: WhiteCoatHermit on September 16, 2018, 06:38:38 pm
Hello everyone and a big thank you to Justin for the magnificent site he created. You really changed the way I play!

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Nickname: WhiteCoatHermit

Real (full) name: Danilo

Age and birthday: 29 - April

Habitat: Palermo, Italy

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Stratocaster Mexico HSS, LAG Tramontane T66DCE Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly on my Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Hiwatt T20, Acus OneForStrings 5T

How long have you been playing guitar? About 13 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock, blues, funk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock and blues

Who are your favorite bands? The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A friend of mine, who actually talked me out of playing drums ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I started a band a few weeks ago and I hope to keep it going!

Why do you play? Because IMO music is one of the highest forms of expression of the human intellect. When I play, I just feel free to express my true self.

What are your goals for the future? Regarding music, I'd like to improve my skills as a musicians and be able to play confidently at gigs and small concerts.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 17, 2018, 10:59:34 am
Welcome WhiteCoatHermit!
Ah Palermo; I always loved Napoli when going there for work (coffee business) and we had our honeymoon in the Calabria region. I guess i would like Palermo as well? :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrT on September 24, 2018, 02:29:00 pm
Nickname: MrT
Real (full) name: Tony
Age and birthday: 50 years old (November '67)
Habitat: Melbourne (via Tasmania)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez GIO GRG121EXSM

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GIO GRG121EXSM

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox Pathfinder 10A

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since September 22, 2018 (3 days  :)  )

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock mainly, also some folk/country artists such as Paul Kelly, John Moreland.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Attempting to pick out chords...

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen, Coldplay, Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, Midnight Oil, Dire Straits, Crowded House, R.E.M., Mumford & Sons, Also, individual artists: Paul Kelly, Bruce, Billy Joel (wrong instrument!), Elton John, John Moreland, Jimmy Webb, Paul Simon, Sam Smith,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
After 50 years of not playing an instrument, I thought I should give it a go and stop just listening. Wanted to develop some new skills, and challenge myself to do something I haven't before.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Probably not.

Why do you play guitar?
Seems to be a very versatile instrument that I should be able to eventually play the sort of music I like to listen to, and doesn't need to be part of a band/orchestra.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to be able to play something that is clearly recognisable as a song that other people know!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on September 24, 2018, 02:30:39 pm
A big welcome to all the recent new members. Thanks for the introductions and I know you will enjoy being a part of this awesome community. Have fun learning and playing!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Michae1 on September 26, 2018, 12:41:47 am
Nickname:  Michae1

Real (full) name:  Michael  aka: Hey you!

Age and birthday:  Celebrating the 33rd anniversary of my 20th birthday.  June.

Habitat:  Northern Virginia

Which guitar(s) do you own?  None.  I use my sons' guitar.  Pyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar PGAKT40 SB.  It is an Amazon special, but took it in to a shop and had them tweak it so it sounds acceptable.

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Pyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar PGAKT40 SB

Which amp(s) do you own?  None

How long have you been playing guitar?  Fours days.  But I practiced piano for almost three years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Contemporary Christian, Classical, Classic Rock, Elevator Musac.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  None at the moment.  Played some classical and movie themes on piano.  Looking to learn some relaxing oldie type songs for guitar.

Who are your favorite bands?  Aerosmith, Eagles, Tom Petty, Neal Diamond, MercyMe, etc...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  The band at my church, plus you cannot carry a piano around as easily as a guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No band experience, but I used to do recitals.

Why do you play guitar?  To relax.  Piano is hard and maybe I will do better at guitar.  We will see.

What are your goals for the future?  Right now I really just want to finish these guitar lessons and see how far I can go.  I would eventually like to be able to help out my church band.  If guitar does not work out, I may just try the Cello.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tobyjenner on September 26, 2018, 12:45:28 am
Big welcome to all newbies. Been a awhile since I trawled this thread but encouraging to see lots of "old" folk stepping on this true and trusted path.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Kyoshi8 on September 27, 2018, 04:53:13 pm
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: Kyoshi8
Real (full) name: Jeff Walters
Age and birthday: 52 12-14
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own? BC


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
Same

For how long have you been playing guitar?
7 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, metal, blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, metal, blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Machinehead, Devin Townsend, Van Halen
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
I love it.

What are your goals for the future?
To be the best player I can, maybe play on stage one day
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: marlasky on September 27, 2018, 10:44:16 pm
Nickname: marlasky
Real (full) name: i prefer anonimity  :P
Age and birthday: slowly getting older
Habitat: belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Rickenbacker 660/6, Gibson LP standard, Seagull acoustic, Almansa classical, Eko 12 string acoustic, Fender jazz bass, and finally a broken south-easy asian fender strat clone (my first guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the electrics and the seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?
fender deluxe reverb reissue, small laney practice amp, fender bxr 100 bass amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
started 25+y ago, but had like 10 years of almost not because of kids...restarted around 5y ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock, funk, blues, experimental

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
no specific genre

Who are your favorite bands?
too many to name, spanning 80+years of countless genres

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
a friend at university that had a guitar. I wanted to play too  8)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
did a lot of jamming in the first years I played, and 1 concert.
I would love to find musicians to just jam with and see if it clicks musically, but finding it hard to find people willing to do that when you get older

Why do you play guitar?
it's just so much fun. You spend some time and get the gratification of progress

What are your goals for the future?
become a better player, learn more theory, make music with other people, in no particular order
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: PilgrimPod on September 28, 2018, 10:12:31 am
Hi All, really pleased to have found this place and though early days I'm enjoying the journey despite my frustrations.  :)

Nickname: PilgrimPod
Real (full) name: Craig Podmore
Age and birthday: 38 years old (12-04-80)
Habitat: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender CD-60S

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender CD-60S

Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Purchased my guitar on Saturday 25th September 2018  :D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock with a heavy leaning towards 80s bands with big hair and leather and lace! I'm not sure if that says more about my taste in women than music?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I would like to learn how to play a few of my favourite songs which are predominantly rock based.

Who are your favorite bands?
In no particular order Led Zeppelin, CCR, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Stereophonics, Kings of leon... You get the idea.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My partner. She's constantly looking to improve and better herself; she's very academic. Whilst I on the other hand bum around from one hobby to another never achieving anything. I can't sing, I can't dance and I probably have no rhythm but I do love music and have always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but have never had the conviction to do so, until now.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
To learn a new skill and hopefully be able to play a few of my favourite songs given time.

What are your goals for the future?
When I was 18 I lived with a mate who was in a band and encouraged by him I bought a cheap electric guitar and amp but gave up after only two weeks. I sold the guitar to get beer money for a holiday in Tenerife; I could have been the next Jimmy Page by now had I decided to stick it out...  :D So hopefully this time I wont give up and given time and perseverance I'll learn how to play a few tunes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MarkK on October 02, 2018, 07:16:42 pm
Greetings!

I've been following Justin's videos for a while now along with a few other online instructors videos. I've finally decided to narrow my focus to Justin's lesson in order to un-learn some bad habits that I've developed, and to improve my current guitar skills. I really like Justin's method of teaching.

Cheers!
Mark

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 54/December
Habitat: Texas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?


 - PRS Angelus SE acoustic
 - Ephiphone Humming Bird Pro acoustic
 - EVH Wolfgang Special
 - Harley Benton Les Paul copy
 - Squier Telecaster
 - Squier Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?

 - PRS Angelus SE acoustic
 - Squier Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?

 I currently do not own an amp. I've play through Amplitube software on my computer.

How long have you been playing guitar?

I've been playing and learning guitar on and off for almost four years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?


 - Classic Rock/Blues
 - Old-school Country/Americana
 - Surf/Instrumental

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?


 - Classic Rock
 - Country/Americana

Who are your favorite bands?

 - AC/DC, Van Halen, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, George Jones, Jason Isbell, and about 200 more artist.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

 My older brother played guitar and I was always in awe of his skills.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

 I played in an ensemble a couple of times in 2014, but I've have never played in a band.

Why do you play guitar?


I love music, and I really enjoy guitar related music. I mainly play guitar for the enjoyment, and as a brain exercise.

What are your goals for the future?

 - Get good enough to be able to play in a band.
 - Get better a learning songs by ear.
 - Un-learn some bad habits that I've developed over the years
 - Jam with other musicians.
 - Get better at music theory.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FenderBender_ on October 06, 2018, 02:03:03 am
Nickname:
FenderBender_
FenderBender on justinguitar.com
(I only bend strings, not cars!)

Real (full) name:
Niklas (artist name: Nick) :P

Age and birthday:
49 / March 13

Habitat:
Stockholm, Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender American Elite Stratocaster
Fender American Professional Stratocaster
Fender American Professional Telecaster
Fender Standard Stratocaster Buddy Guy Polka Dot Signature modified with DiMarzio pickups
Gibson Midtown Custom 2012
Fender Classic Design CD-140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Standard Resonator

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The BG Polka Dot Strat because I just LOVE the DiMarzios!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Blues Junior III, Tube Amp

Which guitar pedals do you own?
Keeley Electronics 4 Knob Compressor
Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
Boss Tremolo TR-2
Electro Harmonix Micro POG
Area 51 Custom Wah Grey Fully Loaded

How long have you been playing guitar?
Back and forth since I was 15. Never did it seriously until I found Justinguitar!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues in all forms and shapes, guitar jazz, latin influenced music like Santana,
classic music e.g. Bach and Mozart.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Wow they are so many! But my number one inspiration is Buddy Guy.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
First time I heard Buddy Guy sing and play "First time I met the blues" by Little Brother Montgomery.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have played some with other musicians but never on stage in front of an audience.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a great way to express your feelings. I think playing guitar is a way you give your soul a voice.

What are your goals for the future?
To become better and better as a guitar player (and singer) and someday have a band, record songs and get gigs.
To never play or sing the blues with my head but with my heart (and with a feeling too). 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: AChris30 on October 10, 2018, 06:52:26 pm
Hi there, I'm new here.

Nickname:
AChris30

Real (full) name:
Christian

Age and birthday:
39 / November 3

Habitat:
Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG-423S Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My only one :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
None right now

Which guitar pedals do you own?
None right now.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started and practised for a year or so in about 2004. Slipped out of it because of graduation
and writing my thesis. Just restarted because It's so much nicer with Justins videos than from a book.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just practising right now.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen (Brian May is my all time guitar hero), Led Zeppelin, Stones, Dire Straits but there are many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I guess the very good guitar player in my dad's band

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No for obvious reasons.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love guitar music and it's a great way to relax after a long workday.

What are your goals for the future?
To finish Justins Beginner Course and don't stop after a while this time and to get an electric guitar soon because this is what I want to play. (I believed in the "You need to learn accoustic first" thing last time)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: TheGreyStrummer on October 12, 2018, 05:35:04 pm
Nickname:TheGreyStrummer
Real (full) name:Lou
Age and birthday:50 3rd Of April
Habitat:Earth NYC

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine Acoustic G Series
Gibson Les Paul Custom 1984
Guild S-60D 1978
Ibanez G10 Series

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine

Which amp(s) do you own?
Keyboard Amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and mostly off since 1982

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have a varied music taste. My mood chooses what I am into each day

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Rock, soft rock, Christian

Who are your favorite bands?
None


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
LOL My father said pick an instrument you ARE going to take lessons

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
In H.S. I was terrible

Why do you play guitar?
To relax and create music

What are your goals for the future?
To play and progress and be a better guitarist
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mixedcolors on October 17, 2018, 12:22:40 am
Hi Everyone, found this site not to long ago, been playing again for only a few days, I think Justin's site is the best I've come across, hopefully this time I can stick with playing.  :)

Nickname: mixedcolors
Real (full) name: Stephanie
Age and birthday: 33 years old Sept 13 1985
Habitat: United States, New Hampshire

Which guitar(s) do you own? I bought one of those cheap kits, the Rocketeer Electric Guitar Pack. I'm hoping someday I can get a proper guitar if I stick with it.

Which guitar do you currently play on? same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? the one that came with the kit, a Rogue G10.

How long have you been playing guitar? I tried for a short time about 10 years ago to learn, didn't stick with it. At this time, I've been doing it again for 2 days, I'm that new at this :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I love Blues and Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I haven't nailed the D chord yet, never mind a genre.

Who are your favorite bands? I have loads. Right now I'm really into Queen and Tom Petty.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always felt listening to my favorite guitarist that its something I would become good at if I stuck with it and learn how to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope

Why do you play guitar? I think its a cool skill to learn, good hobby.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play a few of my favorite songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: oldlink on October 18, 2018, 05:11:55 pm
Hello there !

I play the guitar for a long time, but never learned it (appart the classical for a few years). So I just decided, thanks to Justin, to learn it the correct way and start Justin's lessons right at the beginners level.

Hope I have enough time to go through all levels !  ;)


Nickname: Jo
Real (full) name: Jose
Age and birthday: 62, 1956
Habitat: France !  :)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Classical Yamaha CG192C, folk Lag T100ACE-BLK, Fender Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them

Which amp(s) do you own? 5W Bugera V5, 15W Fender Blues Junior

How long have you been playing guitar? 50 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, rock, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All

Who are your favorite bands? Mark Knopfler, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and so many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My father !   ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I don't know, may be I love the guitar

What are your goals for the future? Be able to play the guitar for a few more years
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on October 18, 2018, 05:15:45 pm
A big welcome to the recent new members. You picked the best website for learning guitar IMHO. Follow the courses here, practise every day and you can't go wrong. Lastly, have a ton of fun as I know you will.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: artgarcia on October 19, 2018, 03:28:49 am
Nickname:artgarcia
Real (full) name:Art Garcia
Age and birthday: 54,  June 20
Habitat: Austin, Texas USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? 2012 PRS SE Santana, 2018 Fender Jazz Bass, 1982 Pedulla Buzz Bass

Which guitar do you currently play on? PRS SE Santana

Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa/Boogie Subway Rocket Reverb

How long have you been playing guitar?  Bass for over 30 years.  Just started guitar four years ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Classic Rock, Blues, Fusion

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list them all.  A few are The late, great Rory Gallagher, Pink Floyd, Santana, BB King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Queen, and Peter Frampton.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
  I don't know. I've always played bass entirely by ear and feel. I wanted to challenge myself with something different and much more demanding.  I guess my bass playing habits (both good and bad) are pretty well set in stone now, but the guitar is completely different!  The strings are so tiny and close together! And that b string! This is a chance for me to learn a different instrument almost entirely from scratch, and try to get it all right from the beginning.

When I started guitar four years ago, I thought that I would be a lot better today than I am.  The truth is, I've tried two other sites with poor results.  One site was an expensive one-year membership with lessons from a famous rock guitarist.  I learned a few things there, but things went from basic and easy to master to suddenly way over my head then I lost interest and went back to fumbling about with power chords and a few open chords, then lost my structure and motivation.
  I went back to my first option which was a step by step lesson plan that was only $10 for lifetime access.  The instructor is pretty good, but the lessons are too short and lack important explanations. 
I was about to quit entirely and just accept that maybe I'm just a blues rock play it by ear bass player and that's all I was meant to be.
Then I decided to give this site a chance and I'm glad that I did.  This is my last shot at guitar. My last chance saloon.  I wish I had stopped in here four years ago.  This site, the instructor, and the lessons are amazing!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
 No.  I played bass in bands during the 1980's and early 1990's.  Never played guitar in a band, and haven't been in a band since about 1992.

Why do you play guitar?
Every time I decide to quit, the next day I feel like giving it one more try.

What are your goals for the future?
 I would love to be able to play in public without too many people laughing at me. Hah hah.  I would like to be able to play guitar with other musicians, and not sound clueless.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: supbowie on October 19, 2018, 03:06:47 pm
Nickname: supbowie

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha LS6

Who are your favorite bands? Queen, Pink Floyd/ Artists: David Bowie, Harry Styles
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: GregS on October 20, 2018, 12:40:33 am
Nickname: Greg
Real (full) name: Greg Smith
Age and birthday: 50, December 10
Habitat: Bel Air, MD, USA
Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG710S, Epiphone Les Paul 100
Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha
Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall 10 W Combo
How long have you been playing guitar? measured in weeks.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80's alternative, Rock, Country
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All
Who are your favorite bands? Mark Knopfler, Bowie
What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son started
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No
Why do you play guitar? Always wanted to play
What are your goals for the future? Learn enough to play around the campfire when we are camping.  To jam with my son.

This is my second time here.  When I turned 50 last December, I decided that I finally wanted to get a guitar.  I picked up that Les Paul 100 mentioned above.  I found Justin Guitar and started practicing a little.  When mid January came about, my Masters classes started back up and I stopped.  So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try again.  A couple of days in, I saw a Craigslist ad for a Yamaha FG710S.  I picked that up and started playing on that.  I don't think it was the lack of time, I just didn't like playing that Epiphone.

For my progress, I have the first couple of chords down pretty well.  A, D, E are good.  I haven't been tracking my chord changing like I did last time I was playing.  I was up in the 60 per minute range for each of those and I notice that this time around I'm more accurate on fretting the chords than before.  I'm also moving into the songs this time.  I didn't think I had advanced enough to really work the songs.  But this time around, I'm going to make sure I'm having fun with it.  After all, that's the main reason that I'm doing this.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Code Reaper on October 20, 2018, 01:08:36 am


Nickname:Kev
Real (full) name:Kevin
Age and birthday:48
Habitat:South Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?Artist Acoustic, Chapman ML2 Classic, Ibanez RG560

Which guitar do you currently play on?All

Which amp(s) do you own?Peavey Bandit(red stripe), Marshall Code 50

How long have you been playing guitar?4 Yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock/Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock, Blues, Classic songs
Who are your favorite bands?Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Always wanted to since I was young

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar?Pure Enjoyment

What are your goals for the future?Just to keep on playing and improving
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FThomas on October 20, 2018, 11:53:00 am
Where to even start. 


Nickname: Fred
Real (full) name: Fred Thomas
Age and birthday: 65 8/25
Former US Army AeroMedical Evacuation Officer - Medivac Helicopter Pilot = Call Sign: Dust Off 18
Habitat: The Philippines

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Alvarez MDA70CE
Taylor 214ce Deluxe
Taylor let's just say it is a nice guitar
Fender Strat - American Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Alvarez Masterworks MDA70CE

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland AC60
Yamaha TH5

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started playing electric guitar at 14.  A funny story:  My father gave me US $100.00 to invest in stocks to teach me to build wealth.  I got a friend of my that could drive to take me 60 miles to a music store and I bought a deep cherry red electric guitar with two humbucker pickups.  My father was not pleased!  That cost me some skin!
I started playing in dance bands both guitar and alto and tenor sax on Friday and Saturday nights in towns that were miles from the country town I lived 18 miles from.  After a few months I was earning over $400 dollars a month.  Much to the dismay of my Dad.
More recently about 8 years off and on, but really on the past 2 playing everyday.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues
Jazz
Fingerstyle Folk/Contemporary
Praise and Worship

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues
Fingerstyle Folk
Country
Praise and Worship


Who are your favorite bands?
Little Toby Walker
Jamey Johnson
 Pokey LaFarge
John Mayer
Casting Crowns
Eric Bibb
Bruce Cockburn
Hillsong
Mat Redman
Chris Tomlin
Joe Bonamassa
Ed Bickert
Wes Montgomery
Django Reinhardt
Barney Kessel
Pat Martino
Charlie Byrd
Joe Pass

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Growing up I studied Classical Piano from the age of six until 17 when I joined the Army
I played Alto and Tenor Sax - Jazz Band and won many awards and was invited to play with a university Jazz Lab Band.  I also was sent to the University of Mexico - Monterey on a cultural exchange in Jazz
8 years ago I decided to go back to college to learn the guitar with an emphasis on Jazz.  It was a total failure
A  year and a half ago I developed an extremely rare spinal condition and could not walk.
But I could sit and play the guitar so I did - hours on end.  I found Jazzguitarlessons.net and I was off and running.  Making a tremendous amount of progress.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not at this time.
Growing up I played in the school band and from that got connected and played in numerous local country and rock bands of the time.

Why do you play guitar?
The guitar and music are my passion that transforms the world around me into a more inviting place.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to have play a solo concert in five years before a packed auditorium
My shorter term goal is to help others learn to play Praise and Worship
My immediate / current goals are to perfect fingerstyle acoustic blues
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: artgarcia on October 20, 2018, 08:48:17 pm
Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa/Boogie Subway Rocket Reverb
  (For guitar) I don't play my basses through that. I have a mini stack with 2 1x12" cabs and a Hartke 3500 head for my basses.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Twiggy on October 25, 2018, 11:55:26 pm



Nickname: Twiggy
Real (full) name: Andy M
Age and birthday: 48 years young( 09.08.1970)
Habitat: UK Huddersfield


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Squire Jazzmaster Deluxe

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squire Jazzmaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie and Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie and Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, Wedding Present, CUD, New Order, Joy Division

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[/b
Friend

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I love music...so it’s another avenue to enjoy

What are your goals for the future?
To become better player
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FenderLover on October 26, 2018, 03:23:05 am
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Melissa
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: Arkansas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Aria A583, Fender cd60SCE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender cd60SCE
Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Acoustasonic 15

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on since college but really started focusing on it the last year and a half

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? No favorite, really.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk, some gospel

Who are your favorite bands? the Oak Ridge Boys

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always liked music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Does marching band count?

Why do you play guitar? When I left high school I wanted to continue playing music.

What are your goals for the future? Don't know


Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: VincentK on October 28, 2018, 11:30:47 pm

Nickname:  VincentK
Real (full) name: Vincent Kieth
Age and birthday: 62 - Aug 26, 1956
Habitat: Olympic Peninsula, WA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Martin DCM
Lowden 52-SJ  Nylon string cutaway.

Soon - ESP EC-1000  Starburst - Seymour Duncan JB/59's

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Martin

Which amp(s) do you own?
None - leaning toward Line 6 Spider V 60

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since about 1969 - but with a lot of 10+ year gaps. Hence I'm still a beginner really.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Today?   Blues
In General - Blues, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, Pop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
chords - it's been so long I don't remember any songs.

Who are your favorite bands?
Ah - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Martin Taylor, Heart, George Benson, Alison Krauss, Michael Hedges, James Taylor, Marquise Knox, Eric Clapton, BB King .... where do you stop?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Wow - that was  a long time ago... Probably The Beatles.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope - never that good.

Why do you play guitar?
Fun.

What are your goals for the future?
Stick with it this time, learn songs, learn the blues, learn music theory.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Twospot on October 29, 2018, 08:29:31 pm
Nickname: Twospot
Real (full) name: Eddie (or Ed)
Age and birthday: 45
Habitat: Mount Holly, NJ USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro in Blueberry Burst

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro in Blueberry Burst

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I v2

How long have you been playing guitar?
Technically just started less than a week ago, but I did play for two years between the ages of 10-12 years old

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard Rock, Blues, and Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, because I don't really know how to play anything yet

Who are your favorite bands?
I don't have a favorite band. I listen to many different bands and it just depends what I'm in the mood for

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
As stated above, I played for a years when I was a kid and I have regretted not continuing on. I did play drums for years. Since my divorce I have been an apartment dweller for years. I've tried electronic drum kits and I do not like them at all. So I figured Let's pickup an axe and start learning. It was my first choice of instrument when I was a kid which means tht's what I really always wanted to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
It's a cool instrument. You can do so much with it. So far what little I have learned I enjoy practicing

What are your goals for the future?
I'd like to eventually play with other musicians casually or in an actual band. Also would love to be able to pull out an acoustic at family/friend gatherings and play songs for everyone to enjoy and sing to.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bojomojo on November 04, 2018, 09:11:41 pm


Nickname: Bo
Real (full) name: Ed
Age and birthday:
Habitat: NY, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, 2013 Fender FSR Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Tele

Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa Boogie Mark V

How long have you been playing guitar? Since 1974

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock & Metal, Thrash, Southern Rock, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Aerosmith, Boston, Rolling Stones, The Cars, Judas Priest, Queen, The Who

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Dad played

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Solo Artist

Why do you play guitar? It’s fun

What are your goals for the future? Learn music theory, scales, songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 05, 2018, 04:31:58 am
Nickname: DanniTS13

Real (full) name: Danielle

Age and birthday: 39, 22 July

Habitat:

The Land Down Under (Australia :-))

Which guitar(s) do you own? Left handed Taylor GS Mini, Fender Squier Stratocaster (60s vibe)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mainly the GS Mini

Which amp(s) do you own?

Vox Pathfinder

How long have you been playing guitar?

I was learing right handed guitar about 5 years ago on a yamaha pacifica. Never really progressed so sold my gear and brought my left handed Taylor. I'm serious this time and have been following Justin's course and practice everyday.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

I'm a 60s gal. Beatles, Everly Brothers, Hendrix, Rolling Stones etc etc.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

60s. But I really like to play around with acoustic covers of songs you don't generally expect to hear as acoustic. Such as Nirvana or 80s pop songs.

Who are your favorite bands/artists?

So many. But I love the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie but also love electronic stuff like Royksopp, Goldfrapp, etc. I really love most types of music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Just loving music... plus I really loved playing guitar hero haha.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope.

Why do you play guitar?

Its something just for me. It gives me a creative outlet. It pushes me to learn and grow and challenge myself. Its fun. I have a young family so this is for me :-)

What are your goals for the future?

To be able to to play and sing to family and friends. I mainly focus at the moment on rhythm guitar (per Justin's course), but am interested in learning some finger style and blues.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: batwoman on November 05, 2018, 05:19:37 am
Welcome DanniTS13, nice to see another Australian here. I'm looking forward to hearing your recordings. You'll find lots of support, encouragement and inspiration here as well as some mighty fine musicians.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 05, 2018, 05:35:37 am
Welcome DanniTS13, nice to see another Australian here. I'm looking forward to hearing your recordings. You'll find lots of support, encouragement and inspiration here as well as some mighty fine musicians.
Thanks batwoman! I'm to nervous to post any vids just yet. Total novice haha!

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: batwoman on November 05, 2018, 05:42:20 am
Thanks batwoman! I'm to nervous to post any vids just yet. Total novice haha!

Yep I understand that and so does the rest of the community. There's a thread specially for nervous newbies here https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=35538.0

It can be a soundtrack or a video. You'll always get a positive, encouraging response as well as any help you ask for. You're not alone  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 05, 2018, 06:13:23 am
Ok well you've all been warned. I'll record something this week and see how I go!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on November 05, 2018, 11:12:49 am
Welcome Danni. First, I love your favourite music. The 60's is my favourite era for music too. Stick with Justin's training and you'll do just fine. Have a ton of fun as I know you will. I commented on your first video. Well done!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 05, 2018, 11:18:38 pm
Thanks Hilts17!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JimJam Guitar on November 06, 2018, 02:19:37 pm
Hello!

I am a fingerstyle player, playing acoustic mostly. I love exploring many styles and techniques, as well as learning with other people online.

I look forward to connecting with you all :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Simple Simon on November 08, 2018, 11:39:48 am
Nickname: Si
Real (full) name: Simon
Age and birthday: 59
Habitat: Bolton UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Faith Saturn Dreadnought
Faith Saturn Nomad
Vintage V6 (strat type)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All the above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Subzero Tube 20R (Gear4music own brand/Fender Blues Junior clone)
VOX VX II

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since April 2017

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard for me to pin down. I always say I like guitar based music but if pushed... indie, punk, classic rock, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
This is why I'm signing up as I flit about too much!

Who are your favorite bands?
Changes: ) In the past month I've been to see Editors, Parquet Courts, Gaz Coombes and in the next month or so have Sea Sick Steve, Paul Smith (Maximo Park), Razorlight and Nimmo Brothers. Bands that I constantly listen to include Oasis, Courtney Barnett, Liam Gallagher, Jen Cloher, Peter Perrett/The Only Ones, Boy Kill Boy... oh this sort of question is really hard!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Love of listening to music and watching bands combined with having more time and money.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Relaxation, develop a skill/s, hobby, enjoyment

What are your goals for the future?
To become much better at playing guitar and understanding a little music theory
Perhaps private tuition
Find guitar buddy to bounce off. I know a few people who play unfortunately they aren't local to me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Mgar64 on November 08, 2018, 11:46:22 pm
Hi
Nickname: Mgar64
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: NC USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Recording King Parlor
Electric: Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All the above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender 5e3 Tweed Deluxe Clone

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since Age 12 yet still a beginner :(

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, surf, rockabilly, country (outlaw style)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I can’t play ! Please help!

Who are your favorite bands?
All of them

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I’ve always loved the guitar no matter the genre.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Relaxation, hobby, enjoyment

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to entertain myself and friends / family and ultimately be in a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Tibo on November 10, 2018, 02:00:34 pm
Hi Justin, Hi everybody!

Nickname: Tibo
Real (full) name: Thibault
Age and birthday: 43, 25/06/1975
Habitat: The Mountain of Vercors, near Grenoble, France

Which guitar(s) do you own? HoHner professionnal  L75 (Les Paul), Recording King RD 316, Reedman RM30

Which guitar do you currently play on? Recording King

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall Valvestate V40

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 years  + 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock - blues - folk

Who are your favorite bands? Hawkwind, The Stooges, Neil Young, Motorhead

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Punk Rock when I was teenager

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? 'cause I love music, seen hundreds of gigs and festivals, I don't see time when I'm playing

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play (and sing?) songs I like in the style of Neil Young for example
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: lianergoist on November 15, 2018, 09:30:25 am
I got the Beginners Songbook yesterday, and, of course, I had to try to play all the songs, so now my fingers are bleeding (at least it feels like that) and I am not going to play today. I can still type on the keyboard (sort of), so maybe I should present myself.

My name is Thomas Jensen, I am 52, from Denmark, and have been playing guitar for 15 years on daily or weekly basis - 30 years ago. I never have had any proper instructions, I have never spend time practicing, I have just picked up some chords and played. And I have never been good - my rhythm was (and still is) awful, and I have never used a pick to strum.

Two months ago I found a classic guitar (nylon strings) with 3 strings on a garage sale (£3), and when I looked in the sound hole, I could see it was a Giannini from Brasil (GN-90) and it was made 13.07.1971. It seemed to be in good condition, and I thought it would be a shame not to rescue such an old guitar, so I bought it and gave it some new strings.

The fact that it had a "date of production" made me think it could be handmade, but now I can see it is not. It sounds okay, but it is probably what we call a beginner guitar. Still, it sounds fine and is absolutely playable.

I began to find chords to some of the songs I like, but I soon realized I was very rusty. All the song I liked and wanted to play, was too difficult. I started to look for easy song lessons on youtube, and I came across Andy' Guitar. I thought he was a good teacher, so I started to follow his beginners course.

But at the same time I got some serious problems with my right arm (heavy, heavy pains), so I could not play, and I just sat home watching videos - and realized I needed a guitar with steel strings!

10-12 years ago I was playing with a friend and back then I thought about buying myself a guitar. I never did, but today have the money and time to practice, so I went out and bought a Sigma DM-18+. It's not a super guitar, but is is okay. It was the best guitar I could get for my budget.

But I still couldn't really play because of my arm, so I kept watching videos, and soon I realized I had to pay if I wanted to continue with Andy Guitar. I also learned about Adrian Woodward/"anyonecanplayguitar" on youtube. He is also very good, and I really like him, so I watched his beginner course as well.

But then, of course, I found Justins videos, and they really impressed me. I think he is charming, funny, intelligent and very well organized. It is really state of the art teaching.

My arm is not really good yet, but I can play a little now, and, as I said, I just got the Beginners Songbook. Jubiii! It's good to play again, but it is also a little depressing to learn how bad I am.

My really big issue is strumming and rhythm in general. I have started to use a pick, and that doesn't make things easier, but I think I need to learn this. My left hand works very well after the 30 years break, and I am far from beginner when it comes to chords. I am really amazed how well/fast I can play/change chords. But keeping a steady pace with 4 down strums is very, very difficult for me. I can play some of the 4:4 strumming patterns with a pick, but my rhythm isn't good. I have bought a metronome, and I am working hard, so I hope it gets better.

The last thing I want to tell you is a video recommendation. I wanted to play some Brazilian songs on my Brazilian guitar, so I searched for "The Girl From Ipanema" and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vzDUZ0Y0UA

- and I love him! Check his other videos, he is fantastic! Well, maybe you don't like him, but I find him so charming. He is not really good, but yet he has something - rhythm, feeling, ... something.

Well, enough for now. Hope to soon show you some videos of my progress.






Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RickC1970 on November 19, 2018, 01:33:26 am
Nickname:
Real (full) name:Rick Camren
Age and birthday:48: 1-31-1970
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?Yamaha Pacifica 012

Which guitar do you currently play on?Yamaha Pacifica 012

Which amp(s) do you own? Yamaha GA15II

How long have you been playing guitar?Just started (really just hooked everything up and tuned it I think)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock/ Hard Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Again Jus started

Who are your favorite bands? Iron Maiden, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Van Halen, George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?I have always wanted to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Just for fun...don't plan on getting in a band or anything

What are your goals for the future? Mainly learn to play some of my favorite songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DanniTSI3 on November 19, 2018, 05:11:45 am
Welcome!

My first guitar was a Yamaha Pacifica! Great guitar :-)

Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RickC1970 on November 19, 2018, 08:28:10 pm
Thanks...I Almost bought the 84 dollar guitar that Justin did a review on but I am real happy with the Yamaha.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mick fender on November 19, 2018, 11:57:18 pm

Nickname:mick
Real (full) name:mike campo
Age and  birthdate :42. 2/21/76
Habitat:boston,ma usa


Which guitar(s) do you own?

2017 fender american prof. And a 2015 martin 00015-m

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall dsl5c

For how long have you been playing? On and off for 10 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All but rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever i can

Who are your favorite bands? Floyd and led zep

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Led zeppelins babe im going to leave you

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.  No desire to

Why do you play guitar?
Wanted to play since i was a child
What are your goals for the future?
Not only know how to play but also why
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Elephantstone76 on November 20, 2018, 03:52:48 pm
Nickname: Elephantstone 76
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha Pacifica 112 VMX

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar ID Core Stereo 10 V2

How long have you been playing guitar? Used to play a little 20+ Yrs ago re starting from scratch

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Very wide, 90s Indie but listen to pretty much anything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just started so TBC

Who are your favorite bands? Not one specific lots of Bands

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Love the guitar and wanted to get back in, hoping the kids will get interested

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No never

Why do you play guitar? Relaxation, Mental Dexterity, Challenge

What are your goals for the future? To be good enough to play with a band eventually
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on November 21, 2018, 07:09:57 am
Welcome to all new members.
Please do spend a little time learning where things are - it is a big forum space.
:)
Ask any questions you may have - and remember search is your friend too!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: stumpnugget on November 28, 2018, 12:21:48 am
Hey! I'm just getting started with this site. Super happy to be here!

Which guitar(s) do you own? An alvarez acoustic and a pawn shop electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? just a pawn shop one

How long have you been playing guitar? about 25 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? indie stuff mostly - sufjan, elliott smith, wilco etc. Also I play a lot of folk type stuff: dylan, simon and garfunkel, etc. I also love 1st wave punk but I don't play it much.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly folk finger style stuff

Who are your favorite bands? see above

What inspired you to start playing guitar? a friend and a girl

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? i've been in a band for about 15 years. We're not good but it's fun

Why do you play guitar? because it's awesome

What are your goals for the future? i've been on a plateau for about 10 years. I want to break out of it and get better. Starting these lessons has already made a huge difference.
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Justin is awesome and the organization and thoughtfulness of the lessons is just what I needed. I taught myself to play and this is the first time I've really practiced in a formal way -- scales, and repetition and theory, etc. It's pushing me forward for the first time in a long time!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: KarlVL on November 29, 2018, 01:35:44 am
Hey everyone, just picked up my first guitar a couple of days ago and am starting to make my way through Justin's course. Starting to work on my one minute changes but whilst my fingers toughen up I've been learning the opening riff to: seven nation army, can't hardly wait by the replacements and bastards of young by the replacements. Hopefully I'll be around for a while whilst I learn :)


Nickname:Karl

Age and birthday:23
Habitat:Wales

Which guitar(s) do you own? Just the bogstandard rockjam guitar from amazon

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 days!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and Hip Hop

Who are your favorite bands? Spoon, Titus Andronicus and The Replacements

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope!

Why do you play guitar? For fun!

What are your goals for the future? To have fun and be able to play my favourite songs!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wobble on November 29, 2018, 03:30:33 pm
Hi. Apologies but have been chatting re what guitar to buy and forgot to introduce myself. So, here I am now...

Nickname: Wobble (it goes back a long way, but the story's too involved  :))
Real (full) name: Steven
Age and birthday: 60 (back in October)
Habitat: Bristol, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? I don't yet. Though buying a Pacifica tomorrow

Which guitar do you currently play on? See above

Which amp(s) do you own? I don't yet. Though buying a Line 6 tomorrow (with the guitar)

How long have you been playing guitar? Newbie. Never played before

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, blues, folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? See above

Who are your favorite bands? Too many

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've just retired and thought I'd learn to play a guitar (which I've liked the idea of for many years) rather than just all the other hobbies/computer work I already have planned

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? See above

What are your goals for the future? Just to be able to produce a rhythm I recognise  :)
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DefiantMandalor on November 29, 2018, 05:04:07 pm
Nickname: DefiantMandalor

Real (full) name: Brandyn Snyder

Age: 27

Habitat: NoVA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Too many:

PRS S2 Custom 24 30th Anniversary
PRS SE 245 signed by Chevelle and Mr. Paul Reed Smith himself
PRS Tremonti SE
PRS Mike Mushok Baritone
LTD EC-1000
LTD BB-600B
Ibanez RG7321

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The S2 or the EC-1000 for practice. The BB-600B or the Tremonti for general jamming.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox Night Train 15
Orange Crush Pro 120
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

How long have you been playing guitar?
I don't the exact amount of time but I guess it'd be about 13-14 years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly different types of rock (classic, hard, etc). I sometimes dabble into the realm of metal/metalcore.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Same as above.

Who are your favorite bands?
Top 3 bands would be Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Shinedown.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Initially, it was because I was a dumb teenager and thought, "I can woo girls with this."

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nah. I'm not good enough yet.

Why do you play guitar?
In contrast to my "inspiration" to play, I play because as I listen to music throughout the day, I like to imagine myself as the one up on stage jamming away on the guitar and it sounds/feels like it'd be a blast.

What are your goals for the future?
Currently, I'd like to improve my understanding of the fretboard (scales, how to connect notes, etc) and music theory. I'd eventually like to get into song writing and possibly starting a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: andyjt on November 29, 2018, 08:47:29 pm
Nickname: andyjt
Real (full) name: Andy
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: Aberdeen/Edinburgh, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Bullet Strat
Tanglewood TFA XB

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Bullet Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID:Core 10 V2
Line 6 Pocket Pod (if that counts)

How long have you been playing guitar?
First attempt to learn was back in 2016 (only lasted a few days of practice), this time been at it (on and off) for a few months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Too varied to list ;)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Any song I like the sound of rather than a specific genre, recently Bob Marley and Dire Straits

Who are your favorite bands?
Nirvana, Van Halen, Offspring, Placebo

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to be able to play an instrument

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
As a form of stress relief

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play recognisable tunes!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Vagabond on November 29, 2018, 08:53:30 pm
Nickname: Vagabond
Real (full) name: Alan
Age and birthday: 47
Habitat: Rock Hill, SC

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Buying one now

Which guitar do you currently play on? Buying one now

Which amp(s) do you own?  None

How long have you been playing guitar?  Stopped playing when I was 21

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Progressive Rock (Old & New), folk, instrumental

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None Yet

Who are your favorite bands? Kansas (since a kid), Tool, Dream Theater

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Dad, then and Now

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope

Why do you play guitar? I loved it and I miss it

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play again and better than then.

Quick Note:  I remember listening to my Dad play when I was 6 and 7 years old.  He bought me my first acoustic guitar when I was 12 and I played until he and my mother split.  I then turned to piano and took music theory as well until I joined the military.  I then bought a used guitar and played until both my guitars were stolen while I was recovering from a back injury.  Ship board life wasn't conducive to keeping guitars back then so I didn't replace them when they were gone.  Now 26 years later I find myself with more than enough time to learn again and I miss it.  I've been looking at used guitars but haven't found the one I want.  My Dad just died Thanksgiving morning and dammit I'm going to play again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on November 30, 2018, 07:33:35 am
Nickname: Vagabond
Real (full) name: Alan
Age and birthday: 47
Habitat: Rock Hill, SC

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Buying one now

Which guitar do you currently play on? Buying one now

Which amp(s) do you own?  None

How long have you been playing guitar?  Stopped playing when I was 21

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Progressive Rock (Old & New), folk, instrumental

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None Yet

Who are your favorite bands? Kansas (since a kid), Tool, Dream Theater

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Dad, then and Now

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope

Why do you play guitar? I loved it and I miss it

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play again and better than then.

Quick Note:  I remember listening to my Dad play when I was 6 and 7 years old.  He bought me my first acoustic guitar when I was 12 and I played until he and my mother split.  I then turned to piano and took music theory as well until I joined the military.  I then bought a used guitar and played until both my guitars were stolen while I was recovering from a back injury.  Ship board life wasn't conducive to keeping guitars back then so I didn't replace them when they were gone.  Now 26 years later I find myself with more than enough time to learn again and I miss it.  I've been looking at used guitars but haven't found the one I want.  My Dad just died Thanksgiving morning and dammit I'm going to play again.

Sorry to hear of your loss, wish you well getting back to playing
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on November 30, 2018, 09:15:25 am
A warm welcome to all the recent new members. Enjoy your journey as you learn guitar and be sure to have fun doing so.

My condolences to Vagabond over the very recent loss of your Dad.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rezzie on November 30, 2018, 06:54:14 pm
Nickname: Mac
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: Getting on a bit  ;D
Habitat: Staffordshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender strat
Michael Kelly Valor X
Vintage Gordon Giltrap Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar HT5 combo     

How long have you been playing guitar?
First attempt to learn was back in 2008 (put I just didn't commit enough practice time and gave up), this time been at it for a few months and really enjoying my progress

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock and blues but I have a massively varied taste in music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Any song I fancy having a go at but mainly blues and rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
Loads of bands I love - Led Zep, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, AC/DC, Genesis, Camel (love Andy Latimer as a player).

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to be able to play an instrument.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Helps me to relax

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play for friends and they recognise what I am playing!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Vagabond on November 30, 2018, 11:31:33 pm
So I pulled the trigger and picked up a used Dean VX.  Now for the hard part. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ebswift on December 01, 2018, 08:38:55 am
Nickname: ebswift
Real name: Troy
Age and birthday: 47 (1971)
Habitat: QLD, Australia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
1991 Samick SV-430 strat (got the same model for my son as well)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
1991 Samick SV-430 strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just beginner amps for now

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Noodled around in the early 90's, going in to actually learn this time...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
For guitar I'd like to mess around with some blues & rock, I like listening to many genres

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Playing around with some blues, it is a far reaching genre

Who are your favorite bands?
Grew up hooked on Dire Straits, ACDC, Metallica, The Cars, Tom Petty, Cat Stevens... ... ... As a kid I always watched "Countdown"

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching people play, it's a skill for life that makes everyone happy

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
It's a lifetime learning skill that will be very rewarding and I want to pass on that passion to my son

What are your goals for the future?
To play well and rock on with my son and friends
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ManxCat on December 01, 2018, 08:39:34 pm
Nickname ManXcat
Real name Umm...no.  8) This is the internet where everything is archived forever.
Age Early 60s
Habitat Australia

Which guitars do you own? Currently standing at a total of nine, a growing number of electric, e-acoustic, & acoustic with another electric on preorder awaiting local distro availability. "It'll be the last for a while honey ....I promise". Love em all but if I had to name favourite players, I think it'd be my Manson Stage Series Cort Classic TC or Yamaha Pacifica 612V II from the solid body electrics, and my Yamaha APX600 from the acoustic/e-acoustics.

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of 'em.

Which amp(s) do you own? Currently four, a portable PA with mixer and three amp simulator pedals which I also use in conjunction it and my Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD AI. All solid state, the physical amps are a Fender Champion 100 2x12 & Acoustasonic 15, a Blackstar ID:Core 40 & Fly 3 Stereo Combo.

How long have you been playing guitar? One year.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Simpler to ask which I don't like. Metal would be top of that list for starters. The Beatles epoch would summarise my guitar focus interest better than limitations of a single genre. I like listening to Julian Bream too mind.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm within the first three years of learning, so I'm more about developing general skills and technique right now. If I had to name one I play most frequently in songs right now, it'd be classic rock and folk rock.

Who are your favourite bands? The Beatles, Free, The Eagles, America, MonaLisa Twins.... and many more. I've been on the planet a while.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The challenge. Kicked guitar off initially aged 18 with a venerable Yamaha C40 equivalent, tutition was 'friend assisted' as it was back then unless you could afford expensive one on one pro tuition. Bought an SG and practise amp a year later. Played those for a couple of years before life, career and other interests were triaged a higher priority. Move along 40 plus years, looking for an interest with all the qualities it offered, my restart in Oct/Nov 2017 was incited by a subliminal dormant lingering interest motivated by the challenge it offered and having both the available time and means. A year on, lovin' it and if anything, my mojo for playing guitar is increasing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No. 

Why do you play guitar? The stimulation and challenge at multiple levels.

What are your goals for the future? Enjoy the journey, go as far as I can with it in the remaining time health permits.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: David_Meltzer on December 03, 2018, 01:13:31 am
Nickname:         David
Real (full) name:David Meltzer
Age and birthday:60 7/8
Habitat:Atlanta GA area

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Fender hot rod 52 re-issue tele, Fender player series strat, Alvarez AG75CE acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alvarez, but getting back into electric for 2019

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar HT-1

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for 40 + years (with a brief 25 year break)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? alternative, modern and classic rock - some country...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Fingerpicking on acoustic

Who are your favorite bands? Slash w/Myles Kennedy, Pearl Jam, STP, GNR

What inspired you to start playing guitar? 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  I do not now, but had done the cover band thing for 5-6 years in the early 2010's

Why do you play guitar? because it's there?

What are your goals for the future?  I had spent the past couple of years attempting to learn and get proficient in finger style acoustic - but got into a rut......so I am going back to my roots - I found Justin many years ago, and am coming back..........bought the new strat to help jump-start my motivation!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Lieutenant Dan on December 07, 2018, 07:00:40 pm
Hi Justin, et al...here is my Introduction

Nickname: Lieutenant Dan
Real (full) name: Dan Bueche
Age and birthday: 60 years old (August 14, 1958 )
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Have a couple of pawnshop guitars...a Fender Model F-65 Acoustic and a Samick Greg Bennett Malibu

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Some small beginner amp that came with the Samick

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Tried to learn a number of years back (DVD-based course).  Just starting over now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet.

Who are your favorite bands?
Wow.  So many from Beatles/Stones to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan...too many to mention

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Last time was because the kids were spending so much time playing Guitar Hero and were bugging me to play a lot as well.  I decided that if I was going to spend a lot of time on it then I should just learn the real thing.  This time I just want to do it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I played brass instruments in band from age 10 through college.  Would like to goof around in a band some day.

Why do you play guitar?
I love music and want to be able to make it myself.

What are your goals for the future?
To be proficient enough to be able to play comfortably in front of other people and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: dennis on December 08, 2018, 05:13:23 pm
Nickname dennis
Real name Dennis
Age 40
Habitat Washington State, USA

Which guitars do you own? I own a lap steel and a lap-style Dobro

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of them.  Unlike most (all?) of the people hear, I play lap-style slide guitar exclusively.  This means that a large portion of the material on the site does not apply to me, for instance none of the tabs apply to me because my tunings are different and in any case my guitars don't have frets.  But I've found several of Justin's videos really helpful anyway.  For instance I've been learning his blues licks, figuring out how to play them on my own rig.  It turns out to be really useful to do that.

Which amp(s) do you own? A katana 100 1x12 and a roland acoustic chorus.

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 or 4 years with some big breaks in the middle

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Blues these days.  Love the Tedeschi Trucks band.  But I also like any genre when it is done well.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and sort of pretty melodies.  There is a small genre of lap steel guitar gospel music called "sacred steel".  The players in this style play their guitars sort of like people singing, so that it sounds like a leading voice.  I really like that stuff, though I am very far away from being any good at it.

Who are your favourite bands? Albert King, SRV, Tedeschi Trucks, Jerry Douglass Band.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always wanted to play, but in my early teenage years I serious injured my left hand, in a way that will keep me from ever playing anything be the simplest of chords with that hand.  Eventually I landed on lap steel slide guitar as an option, since I am able to slide around a slide bar

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but one of my main musical goals is to eventually do that

Why do you play guitar? Personal growth, self-expression, and an outlet to make art with others (eventually, I hope)

What are your goals for the future? Get into a group that jams regularly and has fun with it.  Make music I think is beautiful.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: noobfromtheinternet on December 16, 2018, 08:35:53 am
Trying this again...for some reason my post from last night didn't show up.

Nickname: noob
Real name: Jeff
Age: 53
Habitat: Washington State

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor GS Mini, Fender Squire Strat, Amp Super Stud GE 500.
I also have a Kala KA-SMHT ukulele and an el cheapo SX Jazz Bass (my first stringed instrument)

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of the above, whatever strikes my fancy.

Which amp(s) do you own? TC Electronic BG250 bass amp. It seems to work just fine with my guitars, and I can shake my entire house if I choose to do so, lol.

How long have you been playing guitar? Guitar, about 1 1/2 years, bass about 3.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Mostly rock & blues, but I enjoy all types of music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm all over the spectrum.

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list here.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son inspired me to get a bass which was the first stringed instrument I had ever touched in my life.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Music is in my soul. There's not a minute of any day when there's not some sort of music playing in my head. Guitar is a great way to release that.

What are your goals for the future?
[/quote] To learn something new or improve upon something every day. I try to do this with everything, not just music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on December 16, 2018, 08:55:13 am
A great big welcome to all of our new members.

:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Wuffingas on December 17, 2018, 07:54:29 pm
Hi guys. Glad to be here.

Standard info;

Nickname wuffingas
Real name  Kevin
Age 50 ish going on 20
Habitat East coast UK

Which guitars do you own? Blueridge BR163, Fender la brea, Squire strat, 12 string tangle wood

Which guitar do you currently play on? I love my BR163. 75 percent of a Martin for half the cost ! I also enjoy the 12 string. Strat is a little bit of a dog that will become a rebuild project/challenge next year.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Just a little practice thing

How long have you been playing guitar? A loooong time. Badly.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Oh my word! I love bits of all sorts, rock, prog (sorry) blues, folk, punk, reggae, old (Atlantic) soul, ska......can’t stand disco.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Acoustic rock , folk

Who are your favourite bands? Bowie (RIP), eels, smiths, how long have you got?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  When I was a young man I thought I would be a rock god and so be irresistible to women. I will let you guess how that plan worked out.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? A long time ago.

Why do you play guitar? Stress relief!

What are your goals for the future? Play at a level that would let me perform alone or in a band even if I never do it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: clwilla on December 19, 2018, 03:11:00 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname: Chris
Real (full) name: Christopher Williams
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: The Bluegrass

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez TCM50
PRS SE Standard 245

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez TCM50
PRS SE Standard 245

Which amp(s) do you own?
Bugera T5 head with Vox BC112 Cabinet

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Modern Progressive/Art Rock (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Toundra, Gazpacho, etc)
Atmospheric Black Metal (Ellende, Gris, etc.)
Gray Metal (Alcest, Les Discrets, etc.)
Post Rock
Progressive Metal (Opeth, Meshuggah, etc.)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Lol

Who are your favorite bands?
Porcupine Tree, Arstiðir, (Old) Opeth, Steven Wilson, Katatonia

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I’m an orchestral trained musician (or at least I was), and I wanted to create music again, and also use it as an avenue to stave off depression.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Lol

Why do you play guitar?
To create something.

What are your goals for the future?
The immediate goal is to simply be a competent musician to maybe play with friends. I do, however, have inclinations of one day playing in a band making originals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: saruman1970 on December 19, 2018, 09:49:00 am
hi all
I'm quite new to guitars and after having spent a couple of months on a budget acoustic guitar I've decided to move to an electric guitar

I play just for personal fun because I'm 50 years old so I'm not planning a music career :-).

Andrea
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Durdu on December 21, 2018, 12:48:36 pm
Nickname: Durdu
Real name: Mihai
Age and birthday: 30
Habitat: Bucharest, Romania


Which guitar(s) do you own?
HARLEY BENTON HBMS15BK

Which guitar do you currently play on?
HARLEY BENTON HBMS15BK

Which amp(s) do you own?
don't have one , i plug the guitar on the pc .

For how long have you been playing guitar?
just started to learn today

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
blues, rock and funk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
the D chord for now and that's it.

Who are your favorite bands?
BB King and John Mayer for now.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Justin did.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played classical piano from 5 to 14 yrs old and that's about it.

Why do you play guitar?
too much noise in my head and i think it can be a way to stop the noise and get music instead.

What are your goals for the future?
to be a decent player.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bdrec64 on December 26, 2018, 07:45:32 pm
Nickname: bdrec64
Real name: Bruce
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: California, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson FA-100

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson FA-100

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
on and off (mostly off) for about a 1 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
country and 80's

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
anything that only has a few chords and is slow :)

Who are your favorite bands?
to many to list, right now I am listening to Old Dominion, 20 minutes it was thomas rhett, on the drive to work today it was SirusXM 80's

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
always wanted to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
just fun to strum, relieves stress

What are your goals for the future?
to play songs that others can understand and sing along
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: pbagley61 on December 28, 2018, 02:33:22 am
Nickname: Paul
Real (full) name: Paul Bagley
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: USA Minnesota

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylors -  214ce and GS mini and 12 string 150e
Epiphone Les Paul Electric - standard
 
Which guitar do you currently play on?
First two

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Acoustic and small fender electric amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
singer songwriter - fingerstyle - folk - acoustic rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
folk rock


Who are your favorite bands?
Tommy Emmanuel
Classic rock bands - Doobies, Styx, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Something new to do after I got divorced - A hobby :-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no - need to learn to get over stage fright

Why do you play guitar?
therapy LOL
I love music
I like the challenge

What are your goals for the future?
Keep progressing and learning until I can one day be comfortable enough to play for friends and family at the holidays or around a campfire
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Nelis74 on December 28, 2018, 10:27:16 am
Nickname:Nelis74
Real (full) name:Niels
Age and birthday:16 y/o and born on the 3rd of June
Habitat:The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Harley Benton SC-400 SBK Vintage Series and also a custom made classical guitar made for my granddad


Which guitar do you currently play on?I mostly play on my classical guitar, but lately I have been playing my electric guitar as well.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just a small starter amp I got with my Harley Benton

How long have you been playing guitar? I think a little longer then a year now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to just about any genre but I like country the best.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and Johnny Cash

Who are your favorite bands?
Johnny Cash (if it counts as a band) I like bands like KISS as well.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I inherited my grandfather's guitar and after a year or so of hanging on the wall I started playing a little. Then I found out is was a lot of fun so started to play more and more.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, I do sometimes jam with some friends.

Why do you play guitar?
For fun of course!

What are your goals for the future?
Keep on playing guitar, maybe learn to sing with the guitar.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RCurtis on December 29, 2018, 02:06:15 pm
Nickname: RCurtis
Real (full) name: Richard Curtis
Age and birthday: 56
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FGX800C acoustic-electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? FGX800C

Which amp(s) do you own? None yet

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 days!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Does "all songs except the ones I don't like" count?  Seriously, while I like many styles, the two that stand out are rock (classic and hard/metal) and contemporary praise&worship.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Right now just basic chords. No songs yet.

Who are your favorite bands?
Rock genre - Nothing More, Papa Roach, In This Moment, U2, Skillet, Shinedown, 3 Days Grace
Praise&Worship - Hillsong, Bethel Music, Elevation Worship, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, For King and Country, Passion
Others - Taylor Swift, Sugarland

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've enjoyed singing for a while, including at church. Our former church had a very deep and talented band. We recently moved to a smaller church which needs more singers and musicians. So I'm starting the process to sing with them and want to work into playing guitar as well. Plus I've always thought it would be fun to play and sing just for myself to songs I like.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? To supplement singing?

What are your goals for the future? To get good enough to play with our church team

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Bubbaloo10 on December 29, 2018, 04:46:55 pm



Nickname: Bubbaloo10
Real (full) name: John Fox
Age and birthday: 70 11/29/1948
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Mexican Stratocaster
Guild D4
Johnson
Ibanez Bass
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Mexican Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X
Fender Mustang III v2
Crate
For how long have you been playing guitar?
55 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Country & Folk,  Some classic Rock n Roll

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Country

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, because I find them very artistic, mainstream or not. And I really like The Offspring aswell.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Had been playing accordion since age of 8.  Couldn't get any girls with it so learned guitar.  LOL

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No but I play in alot of jams around my town.

Why do you play guitar?
Music is my relaxation and makes friends.  I like to make people smile

What are your goals for the future?
I want to play lead alot better than I do now
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: happymonkey on January 01, 2019, 03:51:23 am
Nickname: Happymonkey
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor Mini GS, Epiphone electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop, folk, rock, jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classical, folk

Who are your favorite bands?
Beatles, Leon Bridges

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Making up for my childhood lack of music lessons

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, but sounds like fun

Why do you play guitar?
To keep my expand my brain, for pleasure

What are your goals for the future?
Get through Justin's Beginner's series
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: martrox on January 01, 2019, 10:08:03 pm
Nickname: martRox
Real (full) name: Martin Baldock
Age and birthday: 70 - 3rd November 1948
Habitat: Northamptonshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Um, lots!
Alden semi-acoustic, 2 Audition electrics, Bingham lapsteel, Danelectro Convertible, Fender Telecoustic, Fender Mandocster, Godin Freeway, Godin LG P90, 2 Hodson Tele copies, James Neligan Thinline electro-acoustic, Kay Tulip, Lamaq resonator, Samick Marie, Samick Roseanne, Skylark Deco, Skylark Dragon, Switch Vibracell, Tanglewood nylon electro acoustic, Tanglewood Strat, Tao Signature, Wesley EPE311MBL

Which guitar do you currently play on?  James Neligan Thinline electro-acoustic, and Godin LG P90

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20XL - Orange 20amp -  Roland KC110

How long have you been playing guitar? 30yrs(badly!)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Ambient, Blues, Electronic, Experimental, Improv., Folk, Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Improvised Ambient Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Beatles, Radiohead, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Fat Freddys Drop

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Hearing the Blues - the John Mayalls Blues Band with Eric Clapton

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I only started playing in bands in 2012, playing keyboards/synths in a multi-media art/music project.  Followed by and currently in The Slackstring Band.  Played synths with the Mighty Pandl(improv ambient jazz funk rock), synths in the Corby International Orchestra.  Otherwise a few solo gigs

Why do you play guitar? Because I love the damn things!

What are your goals for the future? I want to break out of my habits and play them better
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dogwatch on January 02, 2019, 04:47:08 am


Nickname:Dogwatch

Age and birthday:41yrs
Habitat:New Zealand

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha acoustic, Ibanez acoustic, epiphone SG, Squire Tele
Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them but focusing on the tele.
Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar 20w, Line 6 15w
How long have you been playing guitar?
About 15 years but only really got serious recently. I
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like classic rock. Folk rock, blues, some country, almost anything. Not into metal though.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and classic rock
Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list. I have favourites from every era.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Initially my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) bought me a Yamaha acoustic.  I've started taking it more seriously now days. I would like to perform by the end of the year.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no bands. I have been involved with jamming groups which is good fun.

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it. I enjoy playing music with others. As I get older I would like to continue playing and improving.
What are your goals for the future?
[/quote]I would like to perform as part of a group. I would like to do regular open mic nights.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on January 02, 2019, 09:00:55 am
A big welcome to a new year for all new justinguitar members.
:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: davedetor on January 03, 2019, 12:06:31 am
Nickname: Dave
Real (full) name: Dave Detor
Age and birthday: 56 12/06/1962
Habitat: Syracuse NY

Which guitar(s) do you own? Just purchased Epiphone Les Paul Standard with Boss Katana-50 amp

Which guitar do you currently play on? None

Which amp(s) do you own? Boss Katana-50

How long have you been playing guitar? Just Starting

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock n Roll

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zep Pink Floyd AC/DC Aerosmith just to name a few

What inspired you to start playing guitar? 2 Weeks ago I got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and numerous lesions on my brain. I'm out of work until they find out what all the other lesions are, alot of testing ahead. My neurologist said to do something to keep mind active. Always wanted to learn guitar, so, here I am.

What are your goals for the future? To learn to play for my own pleasure
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: FlyingPanda on January 03, 2019, 09:49:38 am
Nickname: FlyingPanda
Real name: Steve
Age: 56
Habitat: Cheshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? American Deluxe Strat and Tanglewood AS35 (Gibson 335 replica)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Blues Junior

How long have you been playing guitar?   Has a crack at it about 15 years ago, but now coming back to it in a more serious and disciplined way!

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Indie, Blues, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Indie (but just strumming simple chords)

Who are your favourite bands? Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Muse, Oasis, Rolling Stones, Stone Roses, Stereophonics, Doves

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Hearing a nephew playing in a band on stage

What are your goals for the future? To do a few open mic nights and maybe end up in a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sexton41 on January 05, 2019, 09:42:08 am
Nickname:sexton41
Real (full) name:Phil
Age and birthday:58
Habitat: U.K

Which guitar(s) do you own?(( Squier affinity, (4 Epiphone Les Paul standard, and a 2018 J&D Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Squier and the Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own? Rage 158 and a Yamaha THR10

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 months, (last played 22 years ago, so have gone back to basics)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Mainly Rock, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? As the above

Who are your favourite bands? Queen, GnR

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The music of the 70s

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not, about 20 years ago, played rhythm in a covers band, only played 3 gigs though 

Why do you play guitar? for pleasure, helps me relax too

What are your goals for the future? play proficiently and maybe join a band again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: skysceptre on January 05, 2019, 03:12:20 pm
Nickname: skysceptre
Real (full) name: Nick Coelho
Age and birthday:20; July 14, 1998
Habitat: CT, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? An Ibanez Gio starter guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same one.

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? I was gifted a guitar when I was 11 but it broke and couldn't afford a new one. Was gifted one again recently and I am still a beginner, have played a few songs with tabs over the years but I have yet to seriously commit, until now that it :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All sorts of rock music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? N/A

Who are your favorite bands? Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Weezer

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My favorite band as a child was Breaking Benjamin and I wanted to be just like the frontman Benjamin Burnley singing and playing guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? I want to discover what secrets music has to offer and write my own music someday

What are your goals for the future? I would like a career in music. I want to be one of the greats someday and write records but I would also be humbled to have a career such as a music mentor or teacher after college (currently in college in music studies!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JohnnyZNN on January 06, 2019, 04:53:51 pm
Nickname: JohnnyZNN
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 46 22/05/1972
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? 2006 Ibanez SAS32FM

Which guitar do you currently play on? 2006 Ibanez SAS32FM

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider V 20

How long have you been playing guitar? I took lessons in '89 but wan't disciplined enough to practice at home and stopped after a few months. Now I "play"for 2 weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like a lot of genres. But I don't like blues, jazz, rap and dance music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? A-chord, D-chord and E-chord :)

Who are your favorite bands? Don't really have a facorite band. But I like Metallica, the Script, Anouk (her older songs), Nita Strauss and Alanis Morissette

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Good question. I guess the '80's metal music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Good question. Instead of spending my spare time behind the computer I better spend it learning something. And learning to play the guitar never left got out of my head.

What are your goals for the future? Learning to play and an Ibanez Nita Strauss Signature JIVA10-DSB
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BobfromHudson on January 07, 2019, 01:05:00 am
Hi Justin,Hi all! Im a 71 year old retired Truck driver,I raise honey bees and fool with my guitar these days.I got a low price LesPaul /line 6 amp.I used to play a long long time ago,but just makin noise with the boys No one was really serious and I always wanted to be.So I made up my mind and then buggered up my index finger on the table saw.My biggest problem is not my finger but my hard head.I thought the simple stuff was just below me.But I bought the 4chord app off of steam just for some fun .Turns out that im not as good at guitar as I used to be.Timing,smoothness.quick changes.all of it.But Im working on it everyday and having fun with it and am seeing some improvement.Ill get a paid option when I think I can handle it.Other than that Im just an old coot living out in the sticks here in Michigan. Have no friends anymore.They just kinda all died off.Was hopin I would make a few friends here.I follow Justin,Andy and Mark the guitar guy.Thats about all.The rest just end up confusing me,LOLI have confidence In Justins teaching or I would not waste my time.My favorites are those old.Did I say Old? Western Ballads.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on January 07, 2019, 02:47:32 am
Welcome to all the recent new members.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Krow on January 07, 2019, 05:58:08 pm
Nickname: Krow

Real (full) name: Keith

Age and birthday: 66 March 12, 1952

Habitat: Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FGX800C acoustic, Epiphone L.P. Standard Pro electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? See previous

Which amp(s) do you own? Fishman Loudbox Mini acoustic; Katana 50

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 60s, 70s

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk, light rock

Who are your favorite bands? Clapton, Knopfler, Dylan, Beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Retired and was looking for a pastime

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? To acquire a new skill. Top accomplish sometime I never thought I was capable of.

What are your goals for the future? To continually upgrade my playing skills.  Hopefully learning fingerpicking.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Paddyc293 on January 11, 2019, 04:47:38 am
Nickname: Paddy
Real (full) name: Patrick Corbett
Age and birthday: 23 years old ( 02-01-96 )
Habitat: Australia but originally from England.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Standard Stratocaster® HSH.
Yamaha FGX800C Acoustic Guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both of the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Champion 20.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About six months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Punk Rock, Garage Rock and whatever type of rock Oasis and Blur play.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The above but I like playing fingerstyle songs on my acoustic as well.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day and Oasis.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Jack White shred Seven Nation Army on youtube.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
It is so much fun and there is no better feeling than when you master a new song or learn a new technique.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to steadily improve as a guitar player and maybe play in a band some day.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: delta7 on January 13, 2019, 12:10:16 pm
Nickname: delta7
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha acoustic / Epiphone dot / Fender tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? all

Which amp(s) do you own? blackstar

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk

Who are your favorite bands? Bob dylan/ BB King

What inspired you to start playing guitar? BB King

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? fun

What are your goals for the future? be a competent player
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: atolla on January 13, 2019, 10:38:29 pm
Nickname: atolla
Real (full) name: Jason
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Cambridge, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Vintage acoustic & Squier Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both, but mainly the strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey

How long have you been playing guitar? Just started 2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, metal & blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? When I eventually learn to strum properly, I guess it will be rock!

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, Floyd, Queen, Dire Straits etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? family

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? fun

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play the guitar, including riffs & solo.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: woodjer on January 14, 2019, 03:46:59 pm
Nickname: woodjer
Real (full) name: Jeremy
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Alvarez acoustic & Fender Tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Boss Katana

How long have you been playing guitar? I've owned my Alvarez for about 20 years.  Tried learning off and on for most of it (mostly off though). Currently in my longest sustained stretch of regular learning/playing...about 6 months.  So yeah...let's go with 6 months.  Been on the JG plan for about 2 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, rock, country, pop, folk...not much music I don't enjoy.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, I guess.  Don't really think about that when I pick a song to try out.

Who are your favorite bands? Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Lang, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are probably the ones I'd list off the top of my head.  Again, not super picky.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad decided to buy my kids each a ukelele and they started asking me about why I didn't play my guitar. 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? fun, stress relief, sense of accomplishment while I'm learning

What are your goals for the future? Short term: Keep plugging along the JG path.  Longer term: Be able to play some tunes for friends/family.  Even longer: Get to a point where I can teach my kids a little.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: fxrguy on January 14, 2019, 05:03:53 pm
Not sure why this should be so hard, but I don't see a link in the "Introduce Yourself" thread for starting a new post...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Arthur B on January 15, 2019, 10:23:41 pm
Nickname: Arthur B
Real (full) name: Arthur Budd
Age and birthday: 70, December 1948
Habitat: Dorset, UK
Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG15 Gold

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Almost anything except rap!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? After 6 days?

Who are your favorite bands? Family, Curved Air and The Doors rate pretty high.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I tried 50 years ago and gave up due poor equipment and lack of tuition. Thought it was about time to try again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I wanted to do something new to keep the little grey cells active.

What are your goals for the future? I would like to be able to play something that vaguely resembles music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bolkohir on January 17, 2019, 01:03:41 am
Nickname: Bolk
Real (full) name: Andres Rincon
Age and birthday: 28 December the 18th
Habitat: Miami Beach, FL USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
RockJam Strat style electric guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The RockJam

Which amp(s) do you own?
RockJam MG10

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been on and off for several years, but really getting into it since 2 months ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Grunge, Alt Rock, New Metal, Industrial Metal, Indie Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, I restarted recently, but I'd say grunge and indie (?).

Who are your favorite bands?
Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, Slipknot, Rammstein.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've been a fan of music since very young age, being rock music one of my favorites genres I was always drawn to playing the guitar. What really inspired me to start was Nirvana's "Sliver: The Best of the Box" album.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
I always wanted to rock along my favorite tunes, music has been an important part of my life and playing guitar makes me feel good and relaxed.

What are your goals for the future?
Improve at playing the guitar, and maybe play for other people to enjoy music as much as I do.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Hans Meindersma on January 19, 2019, 10:11:36 am
Hello. My name is Hans Meindersma. I am 76 years old, living in Brazil but originally Dutch. I play since my 13th left handed on right handed guitars. I am very glad I found this page. Thank you so much Justin!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: bbk on January 19, 2019, 09:05:58 pm
Nickname: bbk
Real (full) name: what's in the name..nobody  :(
Age and birthday: in full speed towards magical 50..46 mid of this year  :'( (1973)
Habitat: London


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG750s. Got it as free  :)

I'm a leftie and actually find a left handed guitar a more comfortable plus natural. But almost everyone I know are right handed. Learning on RH so can play on other's places.   

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
New year's resolution & planning for a nice play at 50th b'day  ;D. Hoping this will be the 3rd successful one out of last 21.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, country & slow melodies

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
chords chords chords , down x 4, Dx 2 U x 2 and one minute change...a justin guitar beginner genre (???)  ;D

Who are your favorite bands?
Guns n Roses , dire straits


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I actually learned basic chords (C D E G A Am Em) in my 20's but never progressed further. Then married, wife & kids, jobs, friends, drinks...just too much and time flew by. Now I'm bored, don't go out much after works or when off as almost everyone seems busy with something, movies are not worth watching these days. In short, have time to kill and thought I'll surprise everyone with playing guitar myself at 50's b'day.

Found Justin's Guitar course, read reviews, tried it few days and after almost 2 weeks feel confident that I can progress.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Honestly don't want to get any older but have no choice  :(. If anyone missed it then to play a song or two at my 50th B'day.

What are your goals for the future?
Unfortunately way past the best before date and not looking to be rockstar surrounded by half naked beautiful ladies. Well what men in this forum don't dream a dream like that  :P but need to be realistic. 

4th time I'll be typing this but doing so getting more inspired. I want to play a song or two on my 50th B'day.

Wish me luck  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Biker1125 on January 20, 2019, 02:37:12 pm

Nickname:Mark
Real (full) name: Patrick Mark
Age and birthday: 61 and Jan 6th
Habitat: Alabama, US

Which guitar(s) Two DBZ BARCHETTA Guitars, one in Lotus and the other Tigers Eye

Which guitar do you currently play on? I am using the Lotus colored one to learn on, no particular reason

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 3

How long have you been playing guitar? About 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Good Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? D,A,E,Em,G,and C chord LOL

Who are your favorite bands? Scorpions, Bad Company, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Cars, Police, RHCP's, Nirvana, etc. etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Have always wanted to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Because I want too!

What are your goals for the future? Just to be able to play simple tunes at the moment and progress from there.[/]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: turtleDonkey on January 20, 2019, 02:50:42 pm
Nickname: turtleDonkey
Real (full) name: Romain
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: France

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica, Fender MIM Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender MIM Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar

How long have you been playing guitar? Less than a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pink floyd, Hendrix, the Beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar? David gilmour

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? For fun/relaxation

What are your goals for the future? Continue to have fun, become decent at rythm guitar, learn to improvise
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: fatfatboy on January 21, 2019, 06:21:49 pm


Nickname:Fatfatboy
Real (full) name:Kirk
Age and birthday:51, April
Habitat: Pacific, Mo. USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squire Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Squire Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Sawtooth practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Practice

Who are your favorite bands? Rush, ZZ Top

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just something I always wanted to do.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? It's got wires that vibrate and gives music.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play some blues licks.




Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Badgerman on January 23, 2019, 06:26:19 pm
Nickname: Badgerman
Real (full) name: Jim
Age and birthday: Too old! All I’ll say is that I’m a Sagittarius.
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? A lovely G&L Legacy

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? A tiny starter amp. A Blackstar.

How long have you been playing guitar? A few months, although “playing” is not the right word!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, I suppose, but I like diverse styles. You should see the music on my phone!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? It’s a new style I have created, I call it hacking wildly at various chords.

Who are your favorite bands? James, Talking Heads, REM, Cocteau Twins

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I really wanted to be able to play an instrument, despite believing myself to be utterly tone-deaf (I tried learning violin many years ago at school and teacher told me I was). I’ll be honest, it took a lot of convincing myself to even try the guitar. I love guitars, listening to them, taking songs apart in my head and working out what each instrument is doing. Tackling minor chords recently has been good, I now listen for them in songs now I know what they are. I am starting to wonder if I’m not actually tone deaf after all.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? That’s funny!

Why do you play guitar? Not really sure, right now. I’m currently finding it very hard and deeply, deeply frustrating. Does anyone else ever feel that?

What are your goals for the future? To play a chord cleanly! Just once.

Really, I’m deciding at the moment whether to carry on or not.  :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrBumble on January 23, 2019, 09:27:43 pm


Why do you play guitar? Not really sure, right now. I’m currently finding it very hard and deeply, deeply frustrating. Does anyone else ever feel that?

What are your goals for the future? To play a chord cleanly! Just once.

Really, I’m deciding at the moment whether to carry on or not.  :(

You are not alone!

I would guess that most, if not all of us feel the same way from time to time. I certainly do and I've been "playing" for 19 months this time round. (And I admit to closer tho 70 than 60.)

Don't lose heart, you are among friends on this, the most supportive and welcoming forums.

So, Badgerman, welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Badgerman on January 23, 2019, 11:01:43 pm
Ah, thanks MrBumble! That’s really nice of you to say. I suppose we all have the same issue, but not knowing how other people get on is tough - do they find things hard? Do you all play every new chord perfectly first and every time and it’s just me who can’t?

Thank you so much for your kind words.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: scott5150 on January 26, 2019, 12:58:41 am



Nickname: Sammy
Real (full) name: Scott Mag
Age and birthday: 46, Sept 1972
Habitat: Haskins Ohio USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Jackson Js32 Dinky , Epiphone 1964 Texan re-issue

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider V20

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80's Hair Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever the next lesson is

Who are your favorite bands? Sammy Hagar, Metallica

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've tried a few times in the past. Now I'm mature and have a little more patients.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Never, this pure enjoyment and stress reliever from my real job.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun!

What are your goals for the future? Embarrass my daughter in front of her friends with my mullet and ripped up jeans.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: xojasberry on January 30, 2019, 08:47:54 pm
Nickname: Jas
Real (full) name: Jasmin
Age and birthday: 28 (12/28/1990)
Habitat: Austria

Which guitar(s) do you own? Alvaro No.20 - It's not mine, though. I don't actually own any guitars  just yet. My awesome mother-in-law lends me the Alvaro until I have enough funds to buy my own. It's pretty old, one of those beginner acoustic guitars.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alvaro No.20

Which amp(s) do you own? None so far

How long have you been playing guitar? About a week, I think?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Alternative, Indie, Metal, some Pop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? So far nothing, I'm still practicing chord changes, but once I get the hang of it, I'm guessing a lot of rock, maybe some folk, and I really wanna learn blues one day.

Who are your favorite bands? That's tough. Avenged Sevenford, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, etc. I listen to a lot of rock and "harder" music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I always wanted to play the guitar ever since I was little, but my parents never really had the money to afford it. Now that I'm grown up, I can finally get started on my own with the help of my supportive boyfriend (who goes above and beyond to get me everything I could possibly need on my journey).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nah

Why do you play guitar? It helps me relax, weirdly enough, even though I'm not all that great at it so far. It helps me forget the stressful everyday life. Plus, I wanna keep my brain challenged and am always looking for something new to learn :D

What are your goals for the future? Become a decent guitar player, someday maybe even a good one! ^^
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: maggard on January 31, 2019, 04:34:28 am
Nickname: Maggard
Real (full) name: Jeff Maggard
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Virginia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Martin D28
Epiphone Hummingbird

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Martin D28

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 25 years of on-again/off-again tinkering. About a year and a half of serious playing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Country, classic rock, and bluegrass

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Country and classic rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Motley Crue and Alabama

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My dad

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I love music and enjoy making my own

What are your goals for the future?
Be able to jam with others


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: BL-Central on January 31, 2019, 05:21:23 pm
New here thanks Justin!

TONE TONE TONE.... IT'S ALL I THINK ABOUT
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: mick on February 08, 2019, 04:57:46 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:mick
Real (full) name:michael bayard
Age and birthday:61 5/4/1958
Habitat:fernvale, australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?tanglewood

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: merlinjam on February 08, 2019, 07:53:13 pm
New to the forum and the world of guitar playing.  Look forward to learning from you all as well as Justin!  Just acquired a new Taylor GS Mini and I'm ready to go for it!  Finally taking a shot at a lifelong goal.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on February 08, 2019, 07:58:07 pm
Welcome to the several new members. You've picked the best Internet guitar learning site. Enjoy your guitar journey. You will have a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tjavd on February 13, 2019, 01:26:33 pm
Nickname: Tjavd
Real (full) name: Tonnie van Dorland
Age and birthday: 18 (I was born on the 17th of juli)
Habitat:
The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I own a j&d SG style
and I own a Harley Benton diy kit single cut model (basically its a diy les paul model), I did change the pickups of the lp, now it has the Seymour Duncan hot rodded combo

Which guitar do you currently play on?
i usually play on my harley benton

Which amp(s) do you own?
i own a marshall mg series 30DFX

How long have you been playing guitar?
I have been playing for about 2 and a half years now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
from bluesrock to deathmetal
but i mostly listen to heavy metal and trash metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
mostly hardrock, heavy metal and trash metal

Who are your favorite bands?
my alltime favourite band is iron maiden, followed by queen, amon amarth and megadeth

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
well it was the intro to guns n roses' sweet child o mine, my dad used to have it as his ringtone but i never knew it is a guitar. so when i finally found the song, and realized that its a guitar part i was like oh my god i need to learn how to play that. so i started playing, and never stopped

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
i have never played in a band, i do sometimes jam with my best friend. he and i are still talking about starting a band sometime

Why do you play guitar?
at first, it was just to pass time and to be able to say i have a skill. now i play because it gives me peace of mind, i really like the fact that there are endless possibilities and that there's always something new to learn

What are your goals for the future?
i don't really have goals set, i just keep playing and developing myself, and i will see where it takes me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: CapnVontrapp on February 17, 2019, 10:46:23 pm
Nickname: CapnVontrapp
Real (full) name: Eric V
Age and birthday: 44yrs old 01/04/75
Habitat: Orlando, FL

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Hofner Shorty, Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Hofner since I'm an over the road truck driver
Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar Fly 3
How long have you been playing guitar?
one and off for years but never getting out of the beginners stage
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Jazz, pop, rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock, blues
Who are your favorite bands?
Maroon 5
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I love live music and find it really special if you're able to play an instrument
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
hobby, relieve stress, self enjoyment
What are your goals for the future?
to finally be able to start and fin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: eGLife on February 19, 2019, 08:08:16 pm
[quote author=Harpmaker link=topic=1054.msg2193#msg2193 date=Hello everyone, I thought it is about time to introduce myself since I am always digging here in the forum whenever I can't play the guitar.

Nickname:
eGlife
Real (full) name:
Ersin Nurtin
Age and birthday:
According to my parents I  was born on 22th October in 1993 an that makes me 25 years old :D
Habitat:
Bulgaria
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender CD 280 S
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender CD 280 S
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
I think when I started it was 16th of January 2019
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to all kinds of genres. Mostly Blues and rock.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, is one minute change count as a genre ?
I cannot play much but I can do couple of songs like parts of them. I'm mostly proud of John Frusciante's The Past Recedes I can do the first bit so it's a start.
Who are your favorite bands?
I mostly like everything from 60s to 00s but the ones I like most are - RHCP, Eric Clapton, Kansas, Oasis, Deep Purple, Queen, Metallica, Pink Floyd there's more that I can't remember right now.
b]What inspired you to start playing guitar?[/b]
Well the thing that triggered me was when I realized that I didn't have anything that I enjoy doing in my life and when I thought about it I always adored guitars and wanted to play one. Also I want to make better of my life.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I play it just as a hobby right now.
Why do you play guitar?
I love the feeling it gives me when I play it.
What are your goals for the future?
That's a question I cannot answer at the moment, because I feel a little lost.
This is my first post so go easy on me!
Nice to be here guys, you all seem really nice from what I've read so far.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: KeepingAwake on February 21, 2019, 03:38:11 pm

Nickname: KeepingAwake
Real (full) name: Erin
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG800

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha FG800

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? pop, rock, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Bit early for that!

Who are your favorite bands? Too many and rotating to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Up through college I played clarinet and bass clarinet, also sang.  Had wanted to learn guitar then but wasn't in the cards.  Have been missing music in my life so decided to finally learn guitar and hopefully be able to play and sing, primarily for my own enjoyment.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? For my own enjoyment.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play and sing. Way too early for me to consider whether I'd want to be in a band or any other sort of performing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ulrich the Elder on February 21, 2019, 10:25:44 pm
Nickname: Ulrich the Elder (or just Ulrich)

Real (full) name:Michael Harrison

Age and birthday: 64, May 8

Habitat:Left edge of Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1963 Epiphone Casino
2006 Epiphone Emperor
2018 Godin Progression Plus
2019 Godin A6 Ultra
2011 Yamaha APx 1000
2011 Ovation Idea

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The three which are currently within reach are the two Godins and the Epiphone Emperor.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Albion Gulfstream 15
Crate AC 60
Roland Street Cube
Yamaha THR 10

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since spring 1967

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, jazz, R&B,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
If I am not paying attention and just happen to have a guitar in my hands Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Die Antwoord

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have had music in my head all my life I am trying to match what I can hear.
(turns out I have a form of autism)  :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have sat in with bands over the years. Mostly on harmonica.
Occasionally as a guitarist or singer.

Why do you play guitar?
The current answer is that I am finally feeling like I am making progress.
I am too old to remember all the reasons but I can bet a girl is in there someplace.

What are your goals for the future?
Well I am hoping to die one day. But until then mostly guitars and golf.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on February 22, 2019, 06:22:38 am
Nickname: Ulrich the Elder (or just Ulrich)

Real (full) name:Michael Harrison

Age and birthday: 64, May 8

Habitat:Left edge of Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1963 Epiphone Casino
2006 Epiphone Emperor
2018 Godin Progression Plus
2019 Godin A6 Ultra
2011 Yamaha APx 1000
2011 Ovation Idea

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The three which are currently within reach are the two Godins and the Epiphone Emperor.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Albion Gulfstream 15
Crate AC 60
Roland Street Cube
Yamaha THR 10

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since spring 1967

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, jazz, R&B,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
If I am not paying attention and just happen to have a guitar in my hands Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Die Antwoord

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have had music in my head all my life I am trying to match what I can hear.
(turns out I have a form of autism)  :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have sat in with bands over the years. Mostly on harmonica.
Occasionally as a guitarist or singer.

Why do you play guitar?
The current answer is that I am finally feeling like I am making progress.
I am too old to remember all the reasons but I can bet a girl is in there someplace.

What are your goals for the future?
Well I am hoping to die one day. But until then mostly guitars and golf.

Die Antwoord ... I am gobsmacked.  I would never imagined anybody outside of SA would know of them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: brianlarsen on February 22, 2019, 09:08:33 am
Die Antwoord ... I am gobsmacked.  I would never imagined anybody outside of SA would know of them.
Die Antwoord... I am gobsmacked you know them, David.
I would not have thought they fit into your listening zone  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: DavidP on February 23, 2019, 04:32:38 am
Die Antwoord... I am gobsmacked you know them, David.
I would not have thought they fit into your listening zone  ;)

You are correct, Brian. I only know them because folk have played some YT clips at work and they are local. As you'd rightly imagine there are other local artists I would rather have international visibility.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Peakoverload on February 26, 2019, 10:56:06 pm
Nickname: Peak
Real name: Oliver
Age: 46
Habitat: West Sussex, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squire Vintage Modified Stratocaster
John Grey & Sons Kruna (acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squire Vintage Modified Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID:15TVP

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Well that's a long story but in summary. Just over 20 years ago I bought myself a USA Fender Strat and started to teach myself. Gave up after a year but kept wanting to go back to it. 10 years later hadn't gone back to it so sold the guitar and have regretted it ever since. Then a year ago I decided to try again and bought myself the Squire. Started having lessons but financially couldn't keep it up. Finally a month ago I decided to have another go but this time using this website. So far absolutely LOVE IT!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
At the moment just learning the chords in the beginners lessons so not really 'playing' a genre as such although when choosing songs to strum along to in the beginners song book I lean towards rock ones as I don't really know how the others sound.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd / David Gilmour (David Gilmour is for me the greatest guitarist ever. So expressive and with the most incredible tone).
Queen (Brian May & his Red Special was the first person to get me into guitar music and indeed into music as a whole).
Muse (Matthew Bellamy and his Manson MB-1 is an incredible combination).
BB King (absolute legend who phrasing just blows my mind)

I could go on and on

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
For me the guitar is the most expressive instrument there is, nothing conveys the emotions of the player quite like a guitar and as such the guitar and the player become one. I struggle with being able to verbalise my emotions and was attracted to hopefully be able to do that via the guitar instead.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope and in all honesty I don't want to. For me the thought of playing in front of people is both daunting and not pleasurable. I want to play guitar for me, I don't actually particularly want anyone to hear me play in terms of an 'audience' but it would be nice to get to a level where I could jam with other musicians.

Why do you play guitar?
To try and express myself. Because it's fun. Because there is so much music out there that I'd dearly love to  be able to play. Because the sound of a guitar is addictive.

What are your goals for the future?
To have learned enough to justify buying myself another USA Fender Strat because I adored that guitar and wish I never sold it. And to be able to jam some blues riffs and eventually, one day, to be able to play some Pink Floyd songs without it sounding too awful.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: MrBumble on February 27, 2019, 08:26:32 am
Hello Peak and welcome to the forum.

Being able to play without it sounding too awful is a pretty good goal I'd say.

Good vibes number 2!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Martin 14 on March 01, 2019, 06:35:58 pm
Hi, I'm Martin


I came across Justin on Utube some time ago and purchased one of his beginners books, but time and work got in the way and I put the guitar back in loft.
 Moving on a couple of years and in my retirement year, and with a little more time on my hands, it's back down again. Time for a little catch up :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: EdCoombes82 on March 02, 2019, 02:57:20 pm


Hi, I'm Martin


I came across Justin on Utube some time ago and purchased one of his beginners books, but time and work got in the way and I put the guitar back in loft.
 Moving on a couple of years and in my retirement year, and with a little more time on my hands, it's back down again. Time for a little catch up :)

Good for Martin

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rosewhisper on March 09, 2019, 10:17:13 pm
Nickname: Rosewhisper
Real (full) name: Casey (I'd rather not give my surname sorry)
Age and birthday: I'm 31 (I'd rather not give my DOB sorry)
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I'm not really sure what it's called I'm afraid, I know it's a freedom, I literally purchased it from a supermarket in a starter set.
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The same one.
Which amp(s) do you own?
Freedom GFB-10, although I've never used it! I tend to play using rocksmith or I play it unplugged.
How long have you been playing guitar?
Just under 5 months so far. It's awesome!
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Symphonic power metal.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Uhh...maybe the rocksmith lessons, that's about it sadly :(
Who are your favorite bands?
Probably Nightwish
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to do it but I've always had the thought that it would be impossible for me because I have a disability, but sometimes when you've wanted to do something for years and years eventually it just bubbles over doesn't it?
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, too early for that I think. It doesn't help that I don't know anyone else who plays IRL at the moment.
Why do you play guitar?
I needed a creative outlet in life and I hoped that it would be one, what I wasn't expecting though is how incredibly fun it is and that feeling of accomplishment is addictive!
What are your goals for the future?
I really don't know how far I can take it, I expect I will hit a limit eventually but I haven't hit that yet, when I picked it up I didn't even think I'd be able to play a camp fire song so the fact that I'm starting to develop any skill at all has been overwhelming and I think that my goal will forever keep moving forward. I think a humble one could be maybe one day years from now I might be playing the 12 bar blues backing track but I'm not sure I'll ever get there, we can dream though can't we? :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Pkf70 on March 14, 2019, 03:59:40 pm
Hey my names Oat glad to be a new member
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Pls60 on March 16, 2019, 05:33:03 pm
Started playing guitar as a teen (70's).  Stopped when I dislocated a finger on my left hand.  Picked it back up and played (never got good) into my twenties.  Eventually bought a brand new '84 Gibson Custom Les Paul.  Tried to keep playing but got married an had children.  Now I'm retired, want to pick up playing again and found this great site! After going thru all the beginner intro videos andsetting up my LP, I'm ready to start.  Wish me luck!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Holymoly on March 18, 2019, 05:28:54 pm
Nickname: Holymoly
Real name: Mike
Age: 58
Habitat: Scotland


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Tanglewood TW15NS
Squire Telecaster (Butterscotch)
Cort G250 H:S:S
Harley Benton SC-450 Plus (Lemondrop)
All left handed

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them except maybe the Cort which currently lives under the bed.

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX Pathfinder 10
Fender Mustang 1 v2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for 40 years (more off than on if I'm being honest though)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Everything and anything except maybe country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Alt rock or folk

Who are your favorite bands?
Genesis, Muse, U2, Tom Waits, Black Eyed Peas, I could go on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Friends and a general love of music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. By and large those friends were far too good for me.

Why do you play guitar?
Using a combination of my Zoom G3XN and Digitech Trio+ I enjoy writing and composing music.

What are your goals for the future?
To get better and progress from being purely a chord guitarist
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Hank Ellis on March 20, 2019, 01:44:27 am
Nickname: Hank Ellis
Real (full) name: Hank Ellis
Age and birthday: 61 16 Feb 1958
Habitat: Louisiana, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Soon to be a Yamaha Pacifica 212.

Which guitar do you currently play on? A one string cigar box diddley bow.

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar Fly3. Soon to be a Fender Champion 20.

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 60s and 70s rock. Blues. Jazz. Roots music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Since I have only the diddley bow, roots.

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin. Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Fleetwood Mac.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Bucket list. I ain't getting younger and I want to learn an instrument.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? See inspiration.

What are your goals for the future? To get good enough to at least play along with the music I have on vinyl. Yeah, I'm old but I got to see all the good bands.

By the way Justin, we have a lot in common. I used to motorcycle drag race but gave that up when I saw too many of my friends having getoffs at speed. Took up skydiving instead. 2000 jumps and competed at a Nationals level. My main gig was doing the blots. Formations of 100 or more. Getting married and having responsibility cooled that off. However my bride and I scuba dive and go to Cozumel nearly every year. And yeah, I don't get to go as often as I like. Oh, and your obsession with chocolate? Get over it. Chocolate is one of the four major food groups. Don't deny yourself.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Seki on April 01, 2019, 12:38:48 pm
Nickname: Seki
Real name: Lennart
Age: 24
Habitat: Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Lakewood Dreadnought, unfortunately broken and pretty old
Ibanez Les-Paul shaped, second hand

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The acoustic one, but mostly just for learning. It doesn't sound well, so its not really fun playing on it.
So I'm saving for a new one, right now. (Tailor Auditorium)

Which amp(s) do you own?
None, I used to have cheap ones, but they sounded terrible and eventually broke.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 7 years, but regularly stopped practicing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock from 60's-70's, Old metal (like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and the likes) and modern rock. Lately some Progressive Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly Rock'n'Roll and Folk at the moment, because there are many easy songs for beginners

Who are your favorite bands?
Red Hot Chili Peppers is my absolute favourite. But also Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rainbow, Black Sabbath. I really love Bauhaus and Kraftwerk, although I usually don't hear the respective genres so much. Recently discovered Dot Hack.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
John Frusciante looking awesome on stage and his music touching my heart. When I started I wanted to sound like him and through the years my love for music and playing guitar grew.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
It really enjoy technical exercises like playing scales and stuff. Feels like playing video games with actual progress.
I also like to sing a lot, while playing guitar. I just want to make music that sounds well.

What are your goals for the future?
Get better equipment to get a good sound.
Become a better player, while having fun.
Find more bands and new music that I enjoy.
Eventually be part of a band, or at least jam occasionally with other people.

I still feel really shacky with some of my basics, which is why I'm re-learning guitar with Justin's Beginner Course. I'm currently in stage 7 and feel quite comfortable already, but I take my time, because I really want to get solid this time.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on April 01, 2019, 12:41:02 pm
Welcome to the several new members who introduced themselves recently. Enjoy your musical journey!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Fresher on April 03, 2019, 11:30:23 am
Nickname: Fresher
Real (full) name: Renan Araujo Rischiotto
Age and birthday: 24 years old ( 16-07-94 )
Habitat: Brazil, Jundiaí-SP


Which guitar(s) do you own?
PHX NL-48 BK

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PHX NL-48 BK

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 1 month.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of musics genres, rock and 80's and 90's songs...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm still a begginer, but I intend to play the above.

Who are your favorite bands?
Well, I listen to several types of bands.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I realize how music can actually speak to your soul and I wanna get the joy of playing them not just listen.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! It's joyfull and it's good for my health.

What are your goals for the future?
Get better and better.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Dtresca on April 04, 2019, 11:08:46 pm
Nickname: Dennis
Real (full) name: Dennis Tresca
Age and birthday: 42 (9/27/1976)
Habitat: Omaha, Nebraska


Which guitar(s) do you own?
None yet

Which guitar do you currently play on?
N/A

Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I just decided I want to learn!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock, some folksy stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
n/a

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Sublime

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just love music. And I'm always picking out the guitar when I listen. I think I've always had an interest and I'm finally paying attention to it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Well, as I've said above, I don't yet. But, I love the sound

What are your goals for the future?
I just want to be able to jam. Just for me. I have no illusions of grandeur. I just want to be able to pick up a guitar, play a song, and have it sound right...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on April 06, 2019, 08:58:38 am
A big hello and welcome to all recent arrivals.
Any help you need navigating this enormous space just ask.
:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: 11bravo on April 08, 2019, 05:19:05 am
Nickname:11bravo (My mos in the army 11b=Infantry)
Real (full) name: Jeremy
Age and birthday:32 June 1
Habitat: A place you never heard of in Alabama

Which guitar(s) do you own?
schecter omen extreme 6, schecter sgr c-1

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Omen extreme 6

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
Off and on 2 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, from classic to death metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The first time I saw the Alice in Chains unplugged show. I've wanted to play ever since.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Maybe one day who knows.

Why do you play guitar?
It's awesome and cost much less than shooting.

What are your goals for the future?
I'd love to be able to play some of my favorite songs.

I've lurked here for about 2 years. Found the site after someone told me about rocksmith. I played for a few months then get distracted. Ive done that quite a few times but I'm trying my best to stick with it this time. With the expection of a little over a month break in Feb due to shoulder surgery, I've stuck with it for about 7 months now and I'm just starting to try to work big F into songs. Its slow going but I get better each time I pick up the guitar.

You guys don't know it but I've learned a lot from you all while lurking these forums. Thank you for that guys.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: batwoman on April 08, 2019, 08:48:54 am
Badgerman you have a delightful sense of humour. This may be a great asset to you. As wise Mr Bumble notes, you're with friends who've been there. We hear you. I'd encourage you to post a recording. It will be a way of marking your progress and you'll get all sorts of excellent feedback and encouragement.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: aquathest on April 10, 2019, 10:10:14 am
Nickname: aquathest
Real name: Kim
Age: 34
Habitat: Melbourne, Australia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Monterey MEA-17N Acoustic - cheapie from JB Hi-Fi

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one mentioned above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 days!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop, rock, acoustic rock, 90s RnB

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet but I'm gravitating towards the songs I know for the beginner course like Walk The Line.

Who are your favourite bands?
Hanson, John Mayer

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always loved music and I love to sing so always wanted to learn but never really had the chance. I have decided that I'm not getting any younger and why not teach myself a new skill that I have always wanted to learn? How good would it be to play some tunes and sing along? I am always amazed by John Mayer's guitar playing!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but that would be amazing to sing in a band! Although at my age and my work and family commitments, I don't see it happening unfortunately.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love to learn new things and feel accomplishment at a new skill. Also because I love music and I want to be able to sing along to songs I can play.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play some songs and sing along with my son. To instil in my son with a love of music and inspire him to learn new things and take on new challenges.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ShirtLesPaul on April 13, 2019, 04:59:22 am
Real name: Jason
Age and birthday: 49 (soon to be 50)  :o
Habitat: California

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Breedlove Atlas AC-25 and Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the electric is new, so the Epiphone is my go to right now

Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney Cub 12R and Roland AC33

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Hard to say, since junior college but always on and off - let's just say A LOT of dog years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Old school Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock, got the electric just recently to get back into it again

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Angus Young strut around like a madman on stage and still play like a beast

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Would be fun, but family comes first

Why do you play guitar?
Because I feel music in me. That probably sounds stupid, but really, listening to Gilmore play Coming Back to Life - it pulls strings deep inside, and yes I sing in my truck and really get into it (even with the family in tow)

What are your goals for the future?
to be able to sit out on my back porch and just play (and not sound unpracticed), maybe play at a coffee shop, hopefully get my girls excited about an instrument? pass on my instruments to them, pass on my passion.

Why are you here?
Because I need motivation. I need other like-minded people around me that are seeking the same goal. That fuels me. It gives me a purpose and just makes me push past the tired eyes of a long day at work and pick up my guitar. I need some motivation back and to finally take my guitar a little more serious than I have in the past. Well, and to have some fun too!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: brianlarsen on April 13, 2019, 03:48:29 pm
I need motivation. I need other like-minded people around me that are seeking the same goal. That fuels me. It gives me a purpose and just makes me push past the tired eyes of a long day at work and pick up my guitar. I need some motivation back and to finally take my guitar a little more serious than I have in the past. Well, and to have some fun too!  ;D
Welcome aboard 'Shirley'  ;)
All the above suggests you have come to the right place.
I strongly recommend you take yourself over to the AVOYP section of the forum as soon as possible.
It's full of positive, interactive and helpful individuals with a wide spectrum of ability, with the common purpose of sharing their enjoyment and progress.
Hope to hear some of your music soon  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Taobill on April 13, 2019, 09:53:22 pm
Nickname: Taobill
Real (full) name: William Briggs
Age and birthday: 58 (01/25/1961)
Habitat: Branson, Missouri, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor GS Mini, Taylor 714CE, Yamaha CG172SF,  Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on? GS Mini and 714CE

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate CA30DG & Boss

How long have you been playing guitar? on and off for most of my life

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk and fingerstyle

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? fingerstyle

Who are your favorite bands? No real favorites

What inspired you to start playing guitar? No idea actually, just love music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no currently

Why do you play guitar? Love the challenge

What are your goals for the future? To be more comfortable playing in front of people.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ceryndrion on April 16, 2019, 03:11:18 pm
Nickname: Ceryndrion (Ceryn for short)
Real name: Christopher
Age: 43
Habitat: Nottingham


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone LP-AFD
Chapman ML3-Pro Modern

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone POS

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss Katana 100
Orange Micro Dark

For how long have you been playing guitar?
6 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80s rock, a little country, random stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Badly

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden, Dire Straits

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Was watching a livestream one day, the person was randomly playing on their guitar and I thought "I wish I could do that", so went out and bought a guitar, and found myself hooked

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Haha, no.


Why do you play guitar?
I grew up surrounded by music, with many members of family playing instruments, myself included (trumpet), but let it drop. Now in middle age, I want to learn the guitar and play some of the songs I've always loved.

What are your goals for the future?
To one day be able to feel comfortable enough with playing a guitar that I could say to someone 'hey, listen to this', and not feel embarrassed that I hit half of the wrong notes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Quest on April 17, 2019, 01:15:03 am
Took me ages to work out how to do this.
Hi
I am Gary  and thanks Justin for all this amazing work. Just bought 3 more of your books. Although I sing and play for fun and for the elderly at the home where I work. I want to learn so many more songs and get better at playing them.
I have 4 guitars at the moment. Ibanez pro . Then I bought an echo for a bit of abuse. Found an old fenda and took parts off that and custom built the echo. Then bought a special edition Epiphone hummingbird. Now I own a 100th anniversary Gibson Hummingbird.  I tried a Gibson LezPaul yesterday. Not sure what to think. It was not as exciting as I hoped. As playing the first two high strings G E seemed to not sound right, The lower and dropping the D was great. So not sure about playing an electric after 40 years.
So here I am on a new adventure. happy to be here and get to know you.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: ur3kMazino on April 19, 2019, 10:22:54 am
Nickname: urek
Real (full) name: bryan
Age and birthday: 11/9/87 age 31yrs
Habitat: Malaysia (im from the Philippines)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Some time ago a friend gave me a cheap acoustic guitar which he bought before but never used then a few days ago i bought an ibanez ax120 electric guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez ax120

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Cort cm15r

How long have you been playing guitar?
Been playing since i was around 13, just on and off and only plays the songs i like and im not really good at it lol

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock, some love songs, slow rock, punk, metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Not realy much but some local filipino rock songs, some slow rock and some love songs that i can sing along with my friends when hanging out( drinking)

Who are your favorite bands?
Journey, ac/dc , bon jovi , trivium , rage againts the machine, metalica, black sabbath, sublime, marroon 5, green day, foo fighters,kamikazee and the script guns and roses and skidrow

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
At first i just thought its really cool to learn guitars and chicks dig guitar players haha but as time goes i really enjoy playing even when im alone and bored and it relieves stress( but most of the time makes me stressed specially when i cant hit the correct note i want to play haha)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not really.. once i got to jam with a local hometown band but thats all
Why do you play guitar?
Not much really but i enjoy the music i make (even if all the people around hearing it was so annoyed )

What are your goals for the future?
Well im not really trying to get a career in music industry i just wanna play all the songs i like and will like in the future.. just enjoy playing guitar as of now.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: _Sandra_ on April 20, 2019, 07:55:10 pm
Nickname: _Sandra_
Real name: Sandra
Age: 48
Habitat: Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG 830

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one mentioned above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None (yet).

For how long have you been playing guitar?
For nearly 1,5 years net time (had an injury in my left hand and had to pause)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
It´s easier to say what I don´t like. Thats Jazz, Operas, and Hiphop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play mainly the songs of the beginners course.

Who are your favourite bands?
In my shelf are many CDs (yes, I still buy them) of Pink Floyd, Enrique Bunbury (and the former Heroes del Silencio), Mike Oldfield. My Frusciante collection is currently growing also Jethro Tull. So it seems my favourite genre is progressive rock.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Solos of David Gilmour.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, but I would like to.

Why do you play guitar?
I felt that I should learn some kind of arts. Since I can´t draw nor paint, I have to try music.

What are your goals for the future?
Finishing the beginners course and consolidation. Playing more songs, learn some Blues things. Buying a Stratocaster and applying what I´ve learned so far. Exploring where my strengths in Guitar playing are (Fingerstyle? Blues? The Picked Fingerstyle-thing sounds great, or Rock?).

During the last months I made the expierence that listening to some kind of music and playing it are two different things. I am no big blues fan when it comes to listening to it. But it´s fun to play, what I initially didn´t expected. In the beginning of my guitar playing I wished to learn fingerstyle, what I still want, but in the meantime I made the experience that I learned alternate picking quite fast, so the need for an electric guitar came up. Some months ago I rather thougth my second guitar will rather be another acoustic for fingerstyle. So it´s not so easy to predict in which direction my guitar playing will develop in the future.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on April 21, 2019, 08:59:05 am
A big welcome to all new members.
Give me a shout out if you need help finding your way.
:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Rick z on April 25, 2019, 05:31:06 pm

Nickname:Rick Mz
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:
Habitat:Perth Au

Which guitar(s) do you own?34yo small body ibanez semi,customised Mim strat, USA jazzmaster, Epiphone regent emporer archtop,old profile strat, stock mim strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?mim strat with upgraded loaded pick guard with 69 fender pup and 12” radius fretboard blade master trem, my trusty old Ibanez semi which needs a refret and pup upgrade but maybe buy a better semi if I find one like a 336 or 339

Which amp(s) do you own?2001 fender blues junior owned since new, dv mark little jazz, dv little 40, trying to find a hand wired Princeton or deluxe reverb been looking for Years without success

How long have you been playing guitar?long time with breaks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?jazz blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?jazzy blues

Who are your favorite bands?dont really have any favourite bands. Favourite video atm in Martin Taylor with Julian Large playing “Someday my prince will come” also love watching Derek Trucks and Tommy Emmanuel on YouTube past influences Robin Ford Grant Green Wes Jim Hall

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A hippy who let me strum his nylon string once. Still remember that moment!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?not in band currently, it’s a long term goal to have my own band

Why do you play guitar?emotional connection, personal challenge

What are your goals for the future?have my own band, increase repertoire of solo jazz standards my own arrangements, be able to solo on them like Joe Pass
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: billyb_imp on April 28, 2019, 02:01:55 pm
Nickname: billyb_imp
Real (full) name: Billy
Age and birthday: 63   09/05/1955
Habitat: Lincoln, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha F310

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one above

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet

How long have you been playing guitar?
3 Days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, rock, folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Haven’t got that far yet, 3 chords is my limit & that’s without changing between them

Who are your favorite bands?
Well there have been many over the years Humble Pie, Rory Gallagher, The Faces but currently mostly right now The Record Company & Gabriella Quevedo (now there’s a rather talented young lady)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Years spent listening to so much music, music I’ve loved for ages, then at 63 years old I began to think why have I never played music myself, so here I am, just starting my journey with Justin

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, no intentions of going that avenue

Why do you play guitar?
Just learning right now, because I should

What are your goals for the future?
To do justice to all the work that Justin so obviously puts into his teaching, hopefully anyone listening will recognise the tunes / music I am trying to play
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: GUITARDUDE2 on May 02, 2019, 04:06:31 pm
Nickname: GUITARDUDE2
Real (full) name: Lorenzo
Age and birthday: 58 years old (LOL, I know)
Habitat: New York City


Which guitar(s) do you own?:

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ovation CC268

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Micro Cube GX

For how long have you been playing guitar?

Since APR 12, 2019 (the day I bought my Ovation)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Just practicing for now, trying Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) and The Star Spangled Banner (Jimi Hendrix's version)

Who are your favorite bands?

Pink Floyd, Genesis, ELP, and more...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Alice Cooper's concert, and George Thorogood too


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Not yet

Why do you play guitar?

For fun and mindfullness

What are your goals for the future?


Keep practicing, get better and better, and go play guitar in Central Park and the Subway. just for fun
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: KimonoGryphon on May 04, 2019, 06:37:33 pm


*Sitknneels down and uses sign language to talk.*

Hellos all, and greets to everyone here.

Name's Kimono Gryphon and I'm a new member here. Just found your site recommended  from UbiSoft's Rocksmith forums, checked it out and decided to join.

Just received my guitar the other day from my beautiful southern-belle blonde wife, as an early birthday gift since I never ask for anything, deferring any gifts so our 14 year old daughter can have nice things. (Her birthday is one week before mine, and I always say our daughter is my best gift a dad could ever have.  ;D yeah i'm a softie, sue me.... ;p)

Guitar is a Jackson JS11 Dinky in Bright White heavily recommended from Anderton's music YT channel, and was a great buy at $149.00 from Zzounds.com.

I always had a love for music, but only was brave enough for air-guitaring in my room, or when I married and watched YouTube videos. I had seen a game called Rocksmith for the Xbox1s, (as I race online mainly) and seeing RS's ads of the '60 Day Challenge' had my curiousity piqued.

Realistically, I know I won't jam like Stevie Ray Vaughan, or the solo to Rush's Limelight in a few weeks, but hey, if a game can help me play somewhat better, count me in. ^~^

(And yes when i'm off the Xbox1s, I'll be here soaking in all the lessons that I can.)

Another separate reason for the guitar would be kind of a strange one....  Therapy..
I've been disabled since 2012, retired from driving trucks at 8 years, all local work. (Nerve damaged right hand and arm leaving me with 40% strength left, and then in 2015 suffering from a severe vertigo attack leaving me nearly deaf in left ear, Loud continuous tinnitus, balance problems and loosing hearing slightly in right ear. I'm trying to learn sign language and by reading lips, and I want to learn to play the guitar and enjoy music as long as I am able to listen to it and play it.

Dreams: I'd just like to be able to play something more than an air-guitar and sitting on my rear all the time.

Musical tastes:Mainly 80's music, but overall too varied to list here all at once. But my bunny-wife coined the perfect term for me.... the B side. Where I like the not-so-often played songs, or Bands that aren't "Flavour of the week."

Anything by Tony Carey's: Planet P Project, self titled album then Pink World, followed by Let's go Dancing. Christian Band Whiteheart: Anything really, but especially You're the One. REO Speedwagon: Back on the Road Again, (Funny story with this song, but i'll tell ya later...  ^^) Riding the Storm out. Bryan Ferry: Is your Love Strong Enough? Even Instrumentals like Yanni, Joe Satriani's: Crushed and Ice 9. The Cars: Dangerous Type, All I Needed, etc, etc... Rush: Mostly anything... Yes: 90215 and 9021Live. See a pattern here?

I'm also an artist, (just scribbles mainly, since I love old 80's anime and manga. Look up Bubble Gum Crisis for some 'outstanding' guitar soundtrack music. Especially a 2 guitar solo on 'Konya wah Hurricane') Has also been drawing with my 14 year old daughter every few nights with our 'Daughter and Dad' drawing time. She mainly draws MLP FIM ponies from the show, and sketched a lioness picture I am getting framed.

Would I ever perform in a band: Sadly not likely.

Pictured below is my Jackson JS11 Dinky in white. And yes, that's my Princess Luna standing protectively beside it. An 18 inch tall plush that a dear dear friend of mine sent to me when I became disabled in 2015.

 (Ahh shoot, just discovered can't post links to my guitar picture, sorrys, gomen nasai ....)

Well all, that should do it for my first post, hopefully of many more. Thank you all for being so kind...  *Bows humbly*
Cheers.
Kimono Gryphon <><
1 Corinthians 15 : 1-4
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ziggy75 on May 06, 2019, 02:14:53 pm
Nickname: Ziggy75
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: Planet Earth

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez GRG170DX

Which guitar do you currently play on? Above

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider 4 75 Watt Modelling Amp

How long have you been playing guitar? I've been trying for a decade, but still a beginner : P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Genesis, Biffy Clyro, Florence & The Machine, so many great bands. Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I wanted to copy great guitarists.  My favourite guitarists are Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knoffler.

Why do you play guitar?  The need to make music.

What are your goals for the future?  To keep on playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: brianlarsen on May 06, 2019, 08:07:32 pm
Welcome Ziggy with the Spider Amp-
Did you really jam with Weird and Gilly?  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Deejay101 on May 07, 2019, 08:35:59 pm
Nickname:Deejay
Real (full) name:Dave
Age and birthday:47
Habitat:Sussex by the sea, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?Epiphone SG special vintage black

Which guitar do you currently play on?Epiphone SG special vintage black

Which amp(s) do you own?Yamaha THR10

How long have you been playing guitar?~two weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?I think every genre has at least one good tune to offer

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Fumble

Who are your favorite bands?never really latched onto one artist/group

What inspired you to start playing guitar?years of listening and thinking "I wish I could play"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no

Why do you play guitar? Wanted to for a long time

What are your goals for the future?nothing big,just Be able to play along to tunes I like
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: sendotsklin on May 09, 2019, 03:41:47 pm
Nickname: sendotsklin
Real (full) name: Dennis
Age and birthday: 30 (05-07-88)
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Blueridge BR-341, Stanford OM-28, Electrical Guitar Company all aluminum standard.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Stanford OM-28
 
Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 40

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for about 14 years but never really progressed past the playing along to songs phase, i just really enjoy guitars and am finally getting more serious about actually learning how to play.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk, some jazz and rock and pop too.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly folky acoustic fingerpicking and strumming, but from time to time i love playing along to some rock or punk songs on my electric.

Who are your favorite bands?
Daniel Johnston, Captain Beefheart, Kate Bush, Jackson C. Frank, Neutral Milk Hotel, Devendra Banhart, Swans, John Zorn's Masada Quartet, Ornette Coleman.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Seeing a System Of A Down concert on live tv, started learning their riffs with some help from guitar playing friends.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, i honestly don't have the ambition of playing in a band i just like to play the guitar.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it is fun, also quite frustrating at times but i still love guitars after all these years.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to fingerpick really well and to compose my own songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: rghaoui on May 11, 2019, 10:12:54 pm
Nickname: Ray
Real (full) name:Ray El Ghaoui
Age and birthday: 20
Habitat: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 112j

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha Pacifica 112j
Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender mini delux
How long have you been playing guitar?
2-3 months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pub rock - Blues - Hard rock.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
a bit of pub rock , a bit of blues.
Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Starits - Cream - Pink Floyd - ZZ top - Depeche mode - Alan Parsons - Deep purple .
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Mark knopfler perform and the melody he's got specially after listening to sultans of swing . Inspired me in many ways.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope and i dont think i would.
Why do you play guitar?
I figured its fun and a nice hobby that requires a bit of discipline .
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to write my own songs .

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tmd63 on May 13, 2019, 10:02:29 am

Nickname: Lonewolf
Real (full) name:Donglin Huang
Age and birthday:56 (1963)
Habitat:UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? A beginners LA bass and LA Lead from Gear4Music

Which guitar do you currently play on? LA bass

Which amp(s) do you own? the one that came with the pack

How long have you been playing guitar? Zero

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just starting

Who are your favorite bands? Many, Try most bands on the Heavy Metal Bible 3 disc album

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? I want to get into my own groove

What are your goals for the future? To play and jam with my sons
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Ziggy75 on May 15, 2019, 09:26:39 pm
Before my time, but another great musician!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: tassylinc on May 21, 2019, 04:00:26 am


Nickname: tassylinc
Real (full) name:lincoln
Age and birthday:43, 120675
Habitat: tasmania australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? takamine semi acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? takamine semi

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar? ive been able to play a few chords for years but never learnt properly until about two weeks ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? metal and some electronica, acoustic blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? whatever is in Justin's lessons

Who are your favorite bands?
tool, apc, pantera, zeppelin, city and colour, rage against the machine,nirvana etc
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
ive always wanted to learn but kept giving up when it got hard
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar?
Relaxing and sense of accomplishment
What are your goals for the future?
To be a competent guitarist good enough to record my own stuff at home.

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Spidersayan on May 22, 2019, 02:01:31 am
Hi everyone! And thanks Justin, it's been said many a times but what you're doing is amazing, I can't thank you enough for all the content you put out there!

Nickname:   Tom
Age and birthday: 32 ('87)
Habitat: Canada - but I'm French

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own? Not sure of the model but it's a Blackstar practice amp - not a mini amp though

How long have you been playing guitar? I bought my guitar three years ago, but I only decided to be serious about learning about a month or two ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Blues, Blues Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, and Blues Rock

Who are your favorite bands? The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Ben Harper, Muddy Waters, BB King, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Keith Richards.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Never did, nor do I feel ready!

Why do you play guitar?  I just enjoy listening to guitars, I am fascinated by guitarists, and I'd love to be able to reproduce some of these sounds myself. I like playing music because it is relaxing, your brain is entirely focused on one thing.

What are your goals for the future? I want to be able, one day, to play Rolling Stones songs, and blues songs from the 50-60s.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: claudinec on May 25, 2019, 05:42:15 am
Name: Claudine
Age: 43
Habitat: Melbourne, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Schechter Hellraiser C-1

Which guitar do you currently play on? Schechter Hellraiser C-1

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar Super Fly

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for about thirty years

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Classic rock, alternative rock, folk, jazz, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favourite bands? Varies from week to week; currently inspired by Nirvana, Bikini Kill, Courtney Barnett

What inspired you to start playing guitar? It seemed like a cool instrument, and my dad played a little

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not since high school concert band; I would have to get over my stage fright

Why do you play guitar? To relax, have fun, and learn to listen better

What are your goals for the future? Play more of the music I like listening to, improve my basic technique, and be able to transcribe whole songs. I learned classical guitar in school and am glad I can sight-read and understand theory, but my ear training was almost non-existent. I'm now working through Leavitt's Modern Method for Guitar to brush up on technique, and working on Justin's ear training exercises.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: langy on May 26, 2019, 05:28:47 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the  at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:langy
Real (full) name:dave
Age and birthday:12/12/71
Habitat:goldcoast,australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?some very cheap but fun start and les Paul copies.

Which guitar do you currently play on? whatever's close

Which amp(s) do you own?blackstar ht1r

How long have you been playing guitar?to long to be this bad

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?funk,soul,disco,reagge

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?soul

Who are your favorite bands?nile Rodgers, Curtis mayfield,marvin Gaye

What inspired you to start playing guitar?love of music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no

Why do you play guitar? to relax

What are your goals for the future?more relaxing
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: AndrewNZ on May 26, 2019, 10:22:18 am
Hi there, in the last  week I came across JustinGuitar and have been intensely working through the modules since. I am up to the earlier stages of Intermediate so far. Far and away the best guitar teaching resource I have ever come across. Wish I had found it many years earlier.

I am 65 and have been playing self taught guitar for 50 years, much of that time poorly.

About 1998 I encountered and started playing in a niche called Zikr which is a mystical practice most commonly known in the West from the Whirling Dervishes. I play guitar for a different branch of the same which involves a circle of participants, singing, simple deep meditative dance and live un-amplified music. While most often I play solo to very small circles (or alone), there have been times when I have played 6 hours a day for a week long retreat with 3-4 other musicians and many participants. My playing has improved quite a bit in the intervening 20 years.

I find it difficult to answer the question on genre. I love blues, I love traditional folk and some non-traditional folk, I have loved many of the groups of the 60's and 70's and while I do not respond so strongly to jazz some of my own playing seems to be becoming more jazz oriented these days. But what I play is almost exclusively Zikr which often has a middle-eastern sound flavor. I have composed many zikr melodies.

I mostly play a 12 string in an increasingly finger style way though I do use a pick too. My favorite guitar is my Morris Tornado 12 string made in Japan in the 70's with the most wonderful action of any guitar I have ever come across and a gentle delicate touch and sound which I treasure. Recently I bought a Recording King 12 string as a less precious back-up and I have to say it is good, especially considering it is cheap. It is very light, has excellent action and a very strong sound. There have been periods when I have enjoyed playing nylon 6 string. I have an expensive one which has never worked out for me and a cheap Yamaha which has produced some of my best music ever. I also have a Maton 6 string A80 "Australian" which I loved when I first bought it but we don't seem to suit other any longer, not sure why.

I have some strengths as a musician but there are huge gaps and weaknesses - I almost never use bar chords, I play many complex chords and a reasonable finger-style but mostly in the first position, I have only recently learned the fretboard notes above first position, my fingers and hand could do with strengthening and becoming more supple etc etc. I am currently exploring moderately complex non-bar chords up the fretboard using the CAGED system as a starting point.

Some of my weaknesses reflect the music I work with and the instrument I play but still I want to extend my capacity especially in the directions of complex chords up the fret-board, reading music (I can read music well for piano but not in terms of playing it on guitar), getting better at fingerstyle and playing full rhythm / melody guitar solo. Right now I am concentrating on the finger stretching and finger strengthening lessons, the barre lessons (even if I rarely need them I want to get the technique and strength as it will help elsewhere), the scales and a couple of songs. But all over the place in Justin's lessons I find things that fill gaps and are so useful. Like the advice to push down in the middle of the finger for the E barre - seems an obscure bit of advice but instantaneous results :-)

You will be hearing more from me as I have questions and things I need help with. I am so happy to have found this wonderful site and to become part of this learning community. Sometimes at 65 one wonders if it is realistic to keep pushing to extend oneself, and I do have to fight that negative thinking but right now I am having fun, feeling energized and I know progress is underway.

Cheers from New Zealand

Andrew

Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: hilts17 on May 26, 2019, 11:27:34 am
Welcome to the several new members who recently joined. Enjoy your guitar journey and exploration of this site.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Maik on May 29, 2019, 02:24:19 pm
Nickname: Maik
Real (full) name: Maik Adamietz
Age and birthday: 45 (1973-06-18)
Habitat: Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender ESC-105, a older Stagg A2006-BLS which i already owned and a Stagg S300-SB which i bought recently due a too tight budget, it got a proper setup for free though.

Which guitar do you currently play on? During the day i practice on both the Fender ESC-105 and Stagg A2006-BLS. The Stagg S300-SB is used to practice in the evening/night. For now those are good enough to get started, once i get the hang of it i'll reward myself with a upgrade.

Which amp(s) do you own? A small Laney Hardcore HCM10 that i already had, got it years ago.

How long have you been playing guitar? I started to learn the basics when i was 15, then for decades i didn't follow any lessons, nor did I really play. Just recently i decided to start over from the beginning and been practicing for the last two weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues. Also have a thing for electronic music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None yet really since i just started out.

Who are your favorite bands? Dire Straits, Mike Oldfield, Mark Knopfler, U2, Simple Minds.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? It actually was Mike Oldfield’s last studio album Return To Ommadawn that inspired me to get back into guitar playing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I suffer from suppressed depressions and recently got a burnout. Learning to play guitar helps me a lot to deal with that.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to play guitar properly and develop my own style.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: RC23 on June 06, 2019, 03:19:39 am

Nickname: RC23
Real (full) name: Rod
Age and birthday: 55 (1963 vintage)
Habitat: Melbourne Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Eastman AC120CE
Epiphone FlameKat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both, but usually more often the acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Orange CR35LDX

How long have you been playing guitar?
a bit over 2 years this time around

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, or anything that grabs my attention.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands/artists?
Clapton, Hendrix, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, U2, Neil Young, Hunters and Collectors, Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Eagles and many, many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just love the music and always wanted to, just hadn't managed to start properly until now.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Enjoyment of music and the challenge of being able to.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep improving and be good enough to be confident to play in front of others.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: JerryBels on June 06, 2019, 09:02:01 am
Nickname: JerryBels
Real (full) name: Jeremy
Age and birthday: 33 (May 31 1986)
Habitat: Jerusalem, Israel

Which guitar(s) do you own?
An old classical unnamed guitar I received when I was 12 :D

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one I own

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet

How long have you been playing guitar?
Two months ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Soft Metal, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, but I like anything that sounds good!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock.

Who are your favorite bands/artists?
Too much to write down. No can do :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I received my guitar at age 12, I wanted to start. It took me 20 years but I finally found the courage to do it, thanks to the strong will to improve my life.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I love music, am in love with rock in particular, and would really like to be able to write my own music someday.

What are your goals for the future?
I'm not sure yet... Let's start by mastering the basics, we'll se what comes after it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: close2u on June 06, 2019, 11:23:57 am
hello and welcome to all new members.
:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Bikun_9_9 on June 12, 2019, 10:19:20 am
Nickname: Bikun_9_9
Real (full) name: Bikun
Age and birthday: 24+ (29 August 1994)
Habitat: Mumbai
1) Which guitar(s) do you own?
     Fender Fa115.

2) Which guitar do you currently play on?
     The one above

3) Which amp(s) do you own?
     None yet

4) How long have you been playing guitar?
    1½ years (serious play)

5) Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
    Alternative Rock, Classical, Blues.

6) Which genre do you play on your guitar
often?
    Alternative Rock.

7) Who are your favorite bands/artists?
   
Oasis, Coldplay, Green Day, The Local Train,        Sungha Jung, Tommy Emmanuel, Igor Presnyakov

8) What inspired you to start playing guitar?

I always loved listening and fantasizing.
I had never been serious about actually learning guitar all I did was strum a few chords and play small lead portions,it was a solo college competition that made me look like a idiot which motivated me to take the guitar seriously. Played next year and was well received by the audience,judges and peers.

9) Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Once in the college band competition. (All instruments belonged to the college and band members)
Rhythm guitar for WHENEVER WHERE EVER
Lead guitar for JOKER AND THE THEIF. We came 3rd.

10) Why do you play guitar?

I love the feel of holding the guitar. I get satisfaction when I learn and reproduce a music piece. I love the acoustic guitar.

11) What are your goals for the future?

I have a weak ear, so will be working on my Ear training exercises.
Make my own arrangements (fingerstyle)  of my favorite songs.
Learn Blues.
Purchase a better instrument. (Yamaha fg800 or Fender CD60s, squier standard / affinity +Black star fly 3 / Orange crush 12)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Aldoa on June 14, 2019, 01:54:48 am
Hello All,

Aldo Aethelhard here. Great to be a part of this Forum.

Best Regards,

Aldo A.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself ...
Post by: Marcia C. on June 17, 2019, 12:20:25 am
Nickname: Marcia C.
Real (full) name: Marcia