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Title: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 18, 2021, 03:43:37 pm
Hi JustMe,

This is your 1,5 month playing you. It started 1,5 month ago where you decided to pick the Washburn D12S from the attic because you were going a bit crazy in your home office staring at a screen. It's COViD-19 now, second lockdown and it's a great time to pick up a new hobby.

Ofcourse I am telling myself now that this isn't a new hobby because you know better. It's the second time we picked up the guitar but this time we are serious. You got advice on this forum which let you to a beginners purchase of over 1K so you better still be playing.

This is also a thread because you can't keep spamming in every topic thats available. From now one, a bit more spamming in this thread and a bit more "just reading" in the other threads.

So far, we have been going trough a beginners class at another guitar learning website but the community is so much better at justinguitar that you enjoy your time a lot here.

In a couple of days all new gear will be available and I will post the pictures here. The goal is to still be here in 10 years from now and perhaps helping the new beginners out a bit in your own unique way.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 18, 2021, 03:48:11 pm
Oh by the way, future Just me,

How do you now look at following 10 youtube channels and getting all inspired by all the amazing guitar playing you are seeing? Was it really "that amazing", or do you rock better now?
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 18, 2021, 03:56:14 pm
Oh and... How bad do you feel about what might be perhaps the most uncreative nickname ever made on this forum now you have 20.000 posts on here and 60 followers?
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: GrowlingDog on January 18, 2021, 04:51:04 pm
Hey, great introduction, sort of, even though have been here a while.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of shiny new gear:)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: adi_mrok on January 18, 2021, 05:19:32 pm
That can be a quite interesting roadcase to watch so I hope see you in 10 years! Oh and you better post this gear asap! :)

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Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 18, 2021, 05:29:08 pm
Right on! Nice original start, can’t wait to see the new gear!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 18, 2021, 05:38:39 pm
Dear diary,

Things I have trouble with now:
- Baby F chord
- transition from some chords to another
- sometimes hitting the low E while should be muted
- staying away from YouTube channels
- on a meta level: where will this hobby take me?
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: R.F.W. on January 18, 2021, 07:05:13 pm
Justyou, thats was a good read. Now I'm impatient to see your new gear

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Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: close2u on January 18, 2021, 08:10:03 pm
Oh yeah - originality and setting yourself up for the future. :)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 18, 2021, 08:51:52 pm
Thanks future guitar friends!

I had my first bigger win today. Wife recognized “Hey Joe” and I figured out the strumming pattern to make it more interesting. All is Down but on the E you just go crazy on it as I can only describe it. Future me will find this cute.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 18, 2021, 09:29:39 pm
That’s your first milestone, good stuff!
Good vibes from me!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 18, 2021, 10:51:13 pm
And good vibes from me too for a fun to read RC!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 19, 2021, 12:42:51 pm
Test

(https://i.imgur.com/68oI13h.jpg)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 19, 2021, 03:00:09 pm
Test worked.

Enjoyed the RC, lots of smiles.

Congrats on playing a recognisable Hey Joe.  Guess that means it is time to make a recording and post over in AVOYP.

And like others, look forward to the gear pics.

Rock on, JustMe
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 19, 2021, 03:02:41 pm
Test worked.

Enjoyed the RC, lots of smiles.

Congrats on playing a recognisable Hey Joe.  Guess that means it is time to make a recording and post over in AVOYP.

And like others, look forward to the gear pics.

Rock on, JustMe

Nooo way :) Give me some 10 years or so to at least build a decent home studio etc. And that will take some time because I will need to explain the wife a lot about isolation, mix panels, Cube etc........

Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Ex-Calif on January 19, 2021, 03:28:43 pm
Oh and... How bad do you feel about what might be perhaps the most uncreative nickname ever made on this forum now you have 20.000 posts on here and 60 followers?


About as imaginative as the guy right before you - JustMe123455 - LOL...

I want to thank you - I saw you start a thread in road cases and clicked on it (maybe I'm one of your followers - LOL) - I honestly thought "Road Cases" was a forum about technical gear. i.e. "Here's my pedal board and guitar and amp and VW microbus we use to haul the drum kit around"

As a result I never looked in here before - LOL...

Now I am contemplating getting mine going but just wait till ya'll hear what's in my head - LOL...
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 19, 2021, 03:31:28 pm
Ex-Calif, I set the bar so low that many now will follow "damn, if this dude can post this I can definitely post mine  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 19, 2021, 03:34:02 pm
Nooo way :) Give me some 10 years or so to at least build a decent home studio etc. And that will take some time because I will need to explain the wife a lot about isolation, mix panels, Cube etc........

LMAO
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Hooked on January 19, 2021, 04:30:22 pm
Great intro - so I'm not the only one trying to play up to my guitar! :) ;)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 19, 2021, 04:40:51 pm
Haha and on a more serious note... a easy case can be made if you can afford it and feel good about it to just buy a very good guitar as a beginner. I would not feel good spending thousands now, but I have spend as much to know I really can never blame the equipment for how I am sounding. I want to set myself up as much as I can for success and I just really wanted the best for a not so crazy budget.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 19, 2021, 04:57:57 pm
Lets also post fun and interesting (guitar) videos I enjoy on YouTube.



Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 20, 2021, 09:51:36 am
Happy birthday to me

(https://i.imgur.com/7bMKZFD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lSnqohe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4yljINi.jpg)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 20, 2021, 09:53:51 am
Very nice!
Not get yourself off and play it and get something posted on here!!!
Oh and have a great birthday, enjoy!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 20, 2021, 09:55:00 am
Many happy returns, many happy hours of playing.

Look forward to hearing from you over in AVOYP soon.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 20, 2021, 09:57:02 am
👍. Love the look of that dinky wee amp.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: adi_mrok on January 20, 2021, 10:00:01 am
My first electric was exactly like that, classic black and white strat (mine was done budget guitar which brand I don't even remember). Happy NGD, happy bday and enjoy!

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Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Ex-Calif on January 20, 2021, 10:00:44 am
Lurking behind that grill be the red eyed dragon - Unleash the fire man!

Happy Birthday!!!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: R.F.W. on January 20, 2021, 10:03:55 am
Happy Birthday and NGD and NAD!

Enjoy your new gear.

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Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 20, 2021, 10:09:36 am
Thanks guys!! My wife had a very personal gift for me first, which was very emotional... but then the, moment was there. You could feel it in the air. She felt it, our daughter felt it...
It was the last present to unpack.. And there she was, this big Taylor box (they packet it extra tight for safety).
But NO, first... the amp... the unpacking was amazing, my wife said: Wow so small... And it looks beautiful, I would not mind having this in our living room.

Then the unpacking of the guitar. It felt like a little kid unpacking some new toy and I was all jiggly and nervous... My wife said: See [name of our little girl], he is as careful with the guitar as with you as a baby.

Its true, I was super careful. Then... Oef,... in my hands... Felt awesome... the back of the neck is sooo smooth... And the colour, the black... man o man... what a thing of beauty... A lot heavier then my acoustic, but already adapted to it.

Then, the guitar cable plugged in my amp, looking at pictures i Googled how to pur the settings so it sounded well.. and........ It sounded terrible.

My wife had this look on her face: I am not going to say anyhing... but then said: Daddy probably thought he would now sound amazing... hahaha

But, no, it just wasnt... right... So I mumbled a bit nervous, mweh.. I probably need to play around with the settings a bit more...

Then our daughter got all jumpy on the couch as a 3 year old does... so i have to bring the new gear to the attic... where I am sitting now...

So, I played around with the settings a bit.. Still xx--xx. Man... 333 for this?! Found some pictures on settings ... and sounded better but really not as clear as on youtube...
So,
what's happening here?
Perhaps I need to tune it?

So, I did... And yeah... Some strings were really off by standing in a box for a week in the hallway... Tuned it.. and man o man......... What a sound!!!!!!! It's pitch clear.. Beautiful..

I can't play for xx--xx so you guys really have to wait for that. I now hear everything I do wrong on the acoustic thats being "allowed" by the acoustic" so lots of learning to do but this one is FUN.

Perhaps I need to buy a second Yamaha for downstairs so I don't have to bring both downstairs every night  ;D
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Majik on January 20, 2021, 10:34:39 am
Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

Cheers,

Keith

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Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: glpguitar on January 20, 2021, 12:35:37 pm
That's a birthday to remember! And the music journey is only about to start! Never forget to have fun!

Happy birthday sir!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: close2u on January 20, 2021, 02:17:10 pm
Happy birthday, happy NAD, happy NGD
:) :) :)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 20, 2021, 03:01:36 pm
Hi Justme,

Just a couple of things you might want to think about down the line:

1. You are totally in love with the sound of this guitar (and you cant even play anything but all open chords, some power chords, some scales.... and a bit of Hey Joe). You never had that with the acoustic you have. It's an amazing feeling to have such a high class thing to play around with. And don't forget, it's okay to be a bit distracted from work. It's been a crazy xx--xx year. Don't feel bad about playing here and there.

2. Powerchords are very cool to practice. I would never have really enjoyed that on an acoustic

3. Which brings me to the following point: Yes, there are some acoustic songs you enjoy (Eric clapton, Some Keith Richards and blues), but your love has been with electric. At some point I am sure you will buy a decent quality acoustic because, well, you love buying stuff, but man.. I am really looking forward now to learn to play blues on the electric.

4. WARNING: Don't get lost in all the effects, pedals, amps.. etc etc etc... For the next 10(???) years, please focus mostly on just becoming the best guitarist you can become. Everything with a cable on it, you want to have.. no matter if it's in the kitchen, garden or living room so you found a very dangerous hobby here. Set yourself goals to achieve before getting to new equipment.

5. Goes a bit against 1. , but remember this is a hobby for you. You make more then enough with what you do professionally. So, don't xx--xx your job up because you feel like you need to practice "more". It's a hobby.

6. You really love your family. They are awesome.

7. The action of the acoustic must be crazy. F chord has never been so easy.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 20, 2021, 03:52:11 pm
The action of the acoustic must be crazy. F chord has never been so easy.
The best thing to do is to have a look to see if you might be able to adjust it yourself, there’s some really good information about how to one YouTube. For example, this:


Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Ex-Calif on January 20, 2021, 04:14:23 pm

3. Which brings me to the following point: Yes, there are some acoustic songs you enjoy (Eric clapton, Some Keith Richards and blues), but your love has been with electric. At some point I am sure you will buy a decent quality acoustic because, well, you love buying stuff, but man.. I am really looking forward now to learn to play blues on the electric.

6. You really love your family. They are awesome.



I've done a ton of career counseling. New kids all want to be CEO tomorrow. I tell them 1 - Spend 3-5 years perfecting your craft. If you get really good you won't have to ask for promotions - people will come looking for you.

After 3 years think about Alice in Wonderland.  Alice comes to the fork in the road and asks the cat, "What road should I take?" The cat replies, "Where are you going?" and Alice says, "I don't know."  To which the cat replies, "Then it doesn't matter what road you take..."

So acoustic, electric, piles of distortion pedals, blah, blah, blah... If you haven't figured out where you wanna go then it makes no matter.  The electric blues path is awesome and leads to Rock & Roll and beyond.

And if'n you are headed to Electric blues let's keep each other motivated --> I'm headed that way too...

And as for family -->  Number 1 but we all hafta enjoy the journey.  In know too many guys that say, "When I retire I'm gonna.  And then 2 years after retiring they are planted... Make time for both...
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 20, 2021, 04:21:52 pm
I am def heading that direction. I have never been a massive rock fan. I have a hiphop and r&b background. So perhaps soul might be the thing, or funk. But blues, there is where I enjoy guitar the most, and The Rolling Stones which is a combination of blues and rock n roll.
Rock is just missing the roll.

The Black Keys. Keith Richards, Clapton, John Mayer etc
Black Sabbath is awesome but would never want to play like that even if it’s one of my go tos when I work out.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Ex-Calif on January 20, 2021, 05:38:28 pm
Listening and playing are two different things. I'll listen to anything and on board the stuff I like.  I periodically ping my 31 y/o brother's playlist in the car and see what the "kids" are into.

I'll even listen to my 23 y/o kid's playlist (to see what the "Babies" are up to) but it's mostly wanna be OG formula rap crap... I like some of the real OG stuff straight outta Compton, like. Those guys had real pain and frustration to get out. I grew up near Compton and was actually in a drive by shooting there in my early 20's.  There's parts of East LA I won't venture near...

My kid's pulled more from my playlist than me from him, for sure...

I love Veruca Salt and there a couple of "Eagles of Death Metal" tracks I might wanna play some day.  Those dudes are hilarious. I like the early freaks a lot - Alice Cooper, Zeppelin, Meatloaf, the Ramones (of course), Beck.

Other freaks I have on my list are the B-52's & Devo

People who ride with me for a while are pretty freaked out that I have everything on shuffle from John Lee Hooker through Metallica - LOL... Just take the movie school of rock and add like 900 songs of varying genre...
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 20, 2021, 05:48:47 pm
Other freaks I have on my list are the B-52's
Oh man!!!
You just reminded me of a mega ear worm, Love shack 😂😂😂
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: willsie01 on January 20, 2021, 06:30:22 pm
I'm pretty confused!
And I know the reason is JustMe!  ;D
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: batwoman on January 20, 2021, 09:01:02 pm
- on a meta level: where will this hobby take me?

I think you'll be surprised, challenged, proud and delighted as you live dreams you haven't even had yet.  :)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 08:58:22 am
question I might laugh about later because i dont know what i dont know: I am almost 40 and just started, can i become as good as John Mayer with 1-2 hours of practice a day?
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 21, 2021, 09:30:56 am
....can i become as good as John Mayer with 1-2 hours of practice a day?
You can become the very best you can. 😃
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 09:33:16 am
That is always true :)
I find "talent" and "hard work" a massively interesting subject. So again, naive thinking here, but, let's say I have MASSIVE talent but I just never picked up the guitar EVER in my life. Now I am standing next to Buddy guy and Eric Clapton soloing.

Is that even possible on a scale from 0 to 100%?
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 21, 2021, 09:58:19 am
....and all of a sudden, within 20 years....
I think that’s called an oxymoron. 😉
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 09:59:22 am
lol *changed
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 21, 2021, 10:01:31 am
You’ve got 20 years. I’m 67 today so I may not have! 😂
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 10:12:54 am
I could die today, you could become 105 :)
we never know.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 21, 2021, 10:21:00 am
You’ve got 20 years. I’m 67 today so I may not have! 😂
Happy birthday Gordon, hope you have a great day!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 10:23:25 am
Happy birthday Gordon, hope you have a great day!

He didn't say it was his birthday! :) Is it? Congrats!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 21, 2021, 10:56:34 am
Thanks guys.  Yes and they’ve even given me a slice of cake on my profile page!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 21, 2021, 11:08:19 am
Thanks guys.  Yes and they’ve even given me a slice of cake on my profile page!

Many, many happy returns, Gordon.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 11:10:13 am
Now back to me!

haahahahah
kidding :)
This is an open pub  ;D
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on January 21, 2021, 11:28:21 am
Sorry JustMe. Didn’t mean to hijack your Road Case!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 21, 2021, 11:30:08 am
This is not hijacking!! I really don't care, I think it's awesome to give attention for you becoming 67.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 22, 2021, 09:43:06 am
Hi JustMe,

Keep in mind: it's about practicing, not about buying gear. Be careful for GAS. It's a real thing. I am already checking out the Boss Katana 50 because it might be handy to have a amp @ the attic and one downstairs.
Nope. Just don't do it.
It has been literally 2 days with this new gear. As soon as you can play some blues (and that does not mean 1 note)... you may give yourself a little present!!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 22, 2021, 01:46:25 pm
Nothing like a carrot dangled to drive one's motivation, JustMe  ;D
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 22, 2021, 03:41:56 pm
For sure David.

Reminder: Don't get distracted by all what can be found on Google, for example "how to play intro Stairway to heaven". Focus on the curriculum. Forget the rest.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on January 22, 2021, 05:08:19 pm
Another smart move...follow the programme.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 22, 2021, 08:24:55 pm
Today I played my first full song. I can’t get no satisfaction.
Love it as a Stones fan. And especially love the electric even more now. I was very uncomfortable strumming on the acoustic but lost that completely on the Strat. I love how clear I hear when I don’t play the right strings and it’s just fun to jam along with backing track on a Sonos Beam and the Yamaha THR 10 beside it. It’s just the perfect volume. Need to practice going from E to B7 E in 1 bar but getting there.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 25, 2021, 11:32:13 am
Saturday and Sunday I practiced all night.
Also played around with the amp and guitar a bit. There is an App for the THR10 that brings 32 fabric presets which you can also modify on all kinds of levels (bass, mid, high but also tremelo, reverb etc etc) so that really adds to the dimension of the sound of the guitar + amp. The sound quality of this thing is amazing and I am a littttleee bit of a audiophile (3% or so compared to a complete audiophile. So for example: premium sound in my car is a must have).
Felt a bit guilty because I spend the saturday afternoon a bit on playing around with it. The guilt came from "not practicing" but "playing around with the equipment".

Got some pretty good tips on-line about playing around with the amp.
Since all that seems to be aha-moments for me (small and big) will be placed in this roadcase, I do want to add this one.

Also important to know for you, future guitar friend: I love to joke around, have fun and enjoy myself but do never mistake that for me not taking this all very serious :) I am going to see how far I can master this!

First tip was that playing around with the sounds is actually a part of the process of learning to become a guitarist. So it's not time wasted. Especially when I will be able to play more songs and styles this is going to be fun.
I also learned the THR10 might not be the best amp if you want to add pedals. So at some point I will need to buy myself a Fender blues junior (and a tele ;p).

A more practical tip was (specifically on THR10): Pick the neck pick up from the Stratocaster. Volume on guitar down to around 4. Put the amp on "lead". Then crank up the Gain and Master. You actually get a very nice clean sound like that.
If you want to "use" the amp "more", lower the output on the amp, cranck down the gain and master, and open the volume to 10 on the Strat.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 26, 2021, 02:20:00 pm
Scales are awesome.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 26, 2021, 08:18:32 pm
I planned my first (online) private lesson.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 26, 2021, 08:40:43 pm
I planned my first (online) private lesson.
I’ve just planned my Telecaster build 😎😎😎
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 26, 2021, 08:44:55 pm
Haha at some point... I will just post a picture where I bought a Telecaster and will post a picture of it anywhere you post. Might be sooner than later!!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 26, 2021, 09:12:34 pm
Haha at some point... I will just post a picture where I bought a Telecaster and will post a picture of it anywhere you post. Might be sooner than later!!
😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 26, 2021, 09:16:35 pm
The thing is, I do love the Strat. It fits so well in the body. The sound, well... I don’t really know yet. I know the sound is awesome but I am mostly practicing scales etc.
The last couple of days I have been playing +- 2 hours at night lol that’s how much I love it.

But the Tele will come lol

Next week I have booked a private lesson at guitartricks.
Was a little present from the misses.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 30, 2021, 11:21:19 am
Aha moment: Go as slow as you can play it clean and don’t move up the speed until you can do it with right technique.

Like they say in the Navy Seals: Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 30, 2021, 12:48:56 pm
Aha moment: Go as slow as you can play it clean and don’t move up the speed until you can do it with right technique.
Like they say in the Navy Seals: Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
You’re definitely on the right track! Also remember that Practice makes perfect (including mistakes) don’t practice mistakes!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 30, 2021, 01:00:58 pm
Thanks Darrell

So far I am really enjoying learning scales and how these “fit” into songs. I def make mistakes but another great thing about the setup that I have is that I hear mistakes very clearly. Amp is set on clean and no reverb.

I do need to figure out what songs I want to learn to play. Most songs for beginners really don’t inspire me at all.  I am a blues, rock n roll, hiphop, soul type of guy and never really saw myself playing in a band or anything so I need to wrap my head around what it is that I want to learn to play.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DarrellW on January 30, 2021, 01:09:34 pm
You should learn to play songs that you don’t particularly like, you will be learning techniques and other things that will help further down the line. Don’t go down the route of only playing what you like, if you do you will lack versatility. If you go down the right route you will basically be able to play anything anyone can throw at you. Believe me it’s the best way to go! If you’ve listened to my recent posts of me playing you will understand what I mean.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: tobyjenner on January 30, 2021, 01:18:29 pm
Play everything as Darrell says, especially songs you do not like or would not normally listen to. It is all about that crucial foundation, particularly when it comes to really learning rhythm. I am pretty much a die hard rock, heavy rock when it comes to listening. Britney or Talyor would never appear on any of my play lists but leaning One More Time was a good exercise on solid timing, as was Back To December given it has lots of different sections that all have to be learnt and joined up correctly.

Remember its about learning to play the guitar, NOT learning particular songs. Diversification will make you a better player.

Simples.  8)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 30, 2021, 01:33:24 pm
Okay guys, makes sense!!
Britney Spears here I come 😂😂

Edit: After Hey Joe and I can’t get no satisfaction, now “imagine” is up. Lovely barre chord F.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 01, 2021, 10:59:43 am
Some aha moments

- I am young compared to some of the folks here. Which is inspiring. Don't understand why. Perhaps it's because if some person at age 66 starts now, it makes me feel like: man, what can I accomplish with this starting now. I might be 50 and might even rock some stages (with in ear monitoring because I scared to death to get a pieeeppppp in my ear)

- Started practicing with "Imagine". My wife started singing the song. So, must mean on a subconscious level I am hitting the right notes. Going to F barre chord in time is a challenge lol

Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 01, 2021, 11:05:35 am
Been enjoying your updates, the notes to self, insights, etc JustMe.

I can imagine that being younger means the road ahead is longer, more to be on the road, and more places to explore.

Myself, I can imagine how I might be playing if I'd discovered Justin 10 years ago rather than 4. But equally I am happy and also look forward.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 01, 2021, 11:08:47 am
Yes, and the older you get the more you appreciate it. Even at 27 I was not so "time concerned". A lot of young kids don't realize how lucky they are about how much time is left to "master" something. And even 16 year old make posts like: Am i too old?

I also think mentality might change.. biting trough it when things get rough instead of "this is not for me".

edit: thank you for the compliment
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 02, 2021, 09:14:47 am
Frustration is normal, but, in the end, it all seems to be about muscle memory and your body is a whole lot smarter than what your brain alone can handle. So let it flow. Let it come to you.

Which brings me back to a video of Keith Richards I watched yearsssss ago but came to mind:





So, even if we are not performing for 100.000s of people on stage, this also counts in the living room. Let your body take in what it needs to do and it will know. Once you get your brain involved by being frustrated "[not allowed to swear but that's what I do when I get really frustrated], why can't you JUST DO THIS" ... you are actually hindering yourself even more, which gets you even more inside your head.. and ... well, you are now just punishing yourself and are completely ineffective.

Take a breath, take it even slower.. and bring yourself back into your body. Your fingers will remember and need to learn. Not "you" (=ego)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 02, 2021, 10:18:51 am
I'm a big Stones and Keith fan, so appreciated that video.

And maybe the fact that I think he (and many others) learned through a process of primarily transcription, plus some sharing by showing each other licks etc means they are far less likely to be cerebral about playing.

I have learned by looking at theory and trying to apply, so much more thoughtful and less instinctive.

And of course there is the hours and hours spent learning and playing over years and years, which we shouldn't forget.

Every now and then I have a moment when it feels like I am in that zone, not really thinking about it, just playing and even singing ... and it feels and sounds so good. Then the next day normal service is resumed and it is back to concentrating.

But my few hours spread over but a few years ... what can I expect ... nothing more than what I am getting and over time what I am getting is getting better.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 02, 2021, 10:26:12 am
It's also A, B and C game.
Your A game is your absolute best. That's you being in the zone where you have that special moment, you are not thinking about it, just playing and perhaps even singing. Then you have your C-game. It's your absolute worse. However, this is a shifting process. Your A game now, will not be your future A-game. And your C-game might have been called your A-game some time ago.

The trick is to get out of your own way to make your A game better, but also to make sure your C-game is getting better. That means sometimes focusing on your weaknesses. For you, that might be learning to play more instinctive. So when you are at your absolute worse... Like Keith Richards messing up a solo live... but.. Keith messing up a solo is still my unreachable A-game.

Your last sentence... I find discouraging, but that's my issue. I really hope I can get to an amazing level for myself fully realizing "being" Keith Richards is not possible and also not something I should aim for. But if I had to name one guitar player I would love to play like, it would be him.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 02, 2021, 11:59:58 am
Your last sentence... I find discouraging, but that's my issue. I really hope I can get to an amazing level for myself fully realizing "being" Keith Richards is not possible and also not something I should aim for. But if I had to name one guitar player I would love to play like, it would be him.

I guess I just want to keep learning and become the best musician I can be, all constraints considered. And as I've continued to improve over my four years, I am happy, at peace with my rate of progress.

As for me, if I had to name one musician that would be my North Star, the one I'd love to be like, it would be Neil Young
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 02, 2021, 12:22:21 pm
Perhaps on a technical level I have a better shot at it  ;D

(on the other hand... Keith might be the best rhythm player ever... and on the other hand.... Charlie Watts might be the reason)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 03, 2021, 08:01:40 pm
Me: its like shoes honey. I love this guitar but I am for sure thinking about the next one. It’s going to
be a Tele. For now, I am not going to change amps or anything. This is good for practicing at home. But i do want to work with pedals etc at some point.. so yeah.

She knows the Tele is going to come sooner than later. I know it but I am in denial. I give it a year 😂
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 05, 2021, 04:21:46 pm
Did my first recording in Cubase. It's not much, only 30 seconds. And more to see if my amp settings are okay. But need to post it here because it's for the future JustMe to smile about and to know the exact date and time of my first recording with guitar. 5-2-2021, around 17:00

https://soundcloud.com/user-882183777/test-2-07 (https://soundcloud.com/user-882183777/test-2-07)

If I get more serious with recording (which I might, who knows) a new PC is also a must.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Ex-Calif on February 05, 2021, 07:12:48 pm
Sound was clean. I'd crank it up a bit next time. I maxed out volumes and could barely hear.

Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 05, 2021, 07:19:41 pm
oh really? interesting.
Perhaps something in Cubase where i made wrong adjustments to output from amp to Cubase.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Majik on February 05, 2021, 07:52:08 pm
Recording at a low level isn't a problem. In fact it's often preferable to recording "too hot".

As I indicated in my other post, you can boost the level of the track in the DAW in various ways. Typically these are:

1. Apply a gain operation onto the recorded track. Most DAWs have a "normalize" operation which will maximise the level to a given amount.

2. Use the track level to increase the gain  of the track in the mix (and, yes you may only have one track, but it's still "a mix")

3. Use a normalization tool on export.

In general, I would say 1 and 3 are the best approaches as a "normalize" operation will take a lot of the guesswork out of getting a good level.

Cheers,

Keith
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: sairfingers on February 05, 2021, 09:25:12 pm
I’m not enough of an expert to give you amp tips but I recognised the first couple of bars of ‘Imagine’. That was a solid start. Give us more!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 05, 2021, 09:28:45 pm
Wow! What an amazing compliment! I will see what I can do to make that happen
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 06, 2021, 08:29:17 am
Well done, Justme, that is another big step taken!

Like Gordon said, those chords as you played them sounded familiar to me, so you are on the path to record the song in due course.

In terms of amp tones, I guess everybody who listens will have an opinion and offer suggestions. My 2cs worth, you don't need to spend any more time knob-twiddling. I think the tone sounded good as you have it and ideal for strumming songs using the open chords that you are learning.

I say "need", cause of course exploring tones and the amp's capabilities has its own value and enjoyment, but many report spending more time in this pursuit than practicing and playing songs, which I think needs more attention in the beginning.

From a levels perspective, yes the final level of the audio file rendered/exported/bounced (whatever word you have come across) from Cubase was low.  To add to Keith's comments:

When you set the recording level on the track in Cubase I imagine you can set a control to increase the gain/level as you are recording. I know how to do this in a typical DAW when using an Audio Interface but no idea how you'd do this when recording direct from the amp.

I expect that the amp settings will influence this. I also assume that you can hear what you are playing from the amp while the signal is also being routed to the PC for recording in Cubase. I may be wrong, as I say, I've never done this sort of thing. If that is the case then you need to have the amp master volume at an appropriate level.

When you look at the meters in Cubase as you are playing with the amp set appropriately, then I would learn how to get those levels averaging between -18dB to -12dB, peaking is fine but should not peak above 0dB as an absolutely and ideally perhaps not above -6dB to -3dB.  Notice on this scale that things are louder as you approach 0dB. I assume that you will be seeing these meters in an obvious way in Cubase but have never used Cubase.

If when you are playing, the levels are a lot lower then you need to learn how to boost those levels as you record. As I said no idea how to do this in Cubase recording direct from an amp. But I expect a good Google will yield tutorials that provide the answer. You can also do it the old-fashioned way and read the User Manual. I expect early on in sections explaining the basics you will learn what you need to know.

That's a lot to digest, so won't go any further than that for now. I think if you figure out the above and can record from your amp at those levels you are good to go.

If on the other hand you look into your recording and find the recorded levels are fine then we can revisit this and talk more about how to get a good final level when you render from Cubase by working more on the Master track.

All that aside, well done again on recording and sharing!!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: Majik on February 06, 2021, 12:22:20 pm
I had a quick look at my THR.

On the THR Remote app, within the settings there is a "USB Out" level setting:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XYiKYU2pXxjgDocCRRELX5Z6oSoukspx7l-XmicaECDV3X6Ok_kjEGWcvoeEHgPD6Yv8NTfhYB_0py-9_wfsYEkZFqxncP1U4ZGgBEvzEpQDRT9imSALzD036Geov4TSiQCgbqiXCHU=w2400)

Increasing this should increase the level received by Cubase.

Be aware that, as DavidP suggested, you don't want to turn this up too high. If you peak above 0dbFS when recording it will irreversibly damage the signal. You may not get that on a clean setting, but you could if you play on one of the higher-gain settings.

As I said before, recording at a low level (within reason) shouldn't really be an issue as you can increase the level within the DAW with no loss of quality.

Yes, you also increase the background noise level by doing this, which is a consideration on a conventional audio interface where you have an analogue part with pre-amps and converters which generate noise, but on a digital connection to a digital modelling amp you shouldn't have any noise other than the noise floor of the digital encoding, which should be well under -100 dBFS (I think the THR is 24-bit), which is inaudible even if you made it 2 or 3 times louder.

So, I would suggest, yes, you experiment with the USB Out level control, but also learn how to use the DAW to increase the level using normalization and other tools.

Cheers,

Keith
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 06, 2021, 01:03:59 pm
I love this. Your guys help but also this whole home studio stuff. Brings me back in the days!!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 06, 2021, 01:17:27 pm
My speaker streaming was also on focus, I have put it on open like you.

I would love to have a screenshot of one of your clean presets, would you mind? Or is that like asking for a IP address?
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Post by: Majik on February 06, 2021, 05:01:16 pm
My speaker streaming was also on focus, I have put it on open like you.

Don't feel you have to follow my settings. The difference between open and focus is quite subtle and, I think, which one sounds better is a combination of personal preference and your surroundings.

Quote
I would love to have a screenshot of one of your clean presets, would you mind? Or is that like asking for a IP address?

I've put the amp away for the moment. If I remember I will try to do a screenshot, but I really didn't put much time or effort into my presets: I mainly twiddled the knobs until it sounded good to me with the guitar I had, and in the room I was living in, at the time and then stored it. I tend to tweak the settings each time I use it depending on which guitar I'm using.

Oh, and I'm happy to give you an IP address. I have 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 of them, so why not:

2001:8b0:be0a:80fe:0001:0002:0003:0004

Have fun with that!

;)

Cheers,

Keith
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 06, 2021, 05:05:21 pm
Perhaps that’s the best approach. What sounds good to me (today) and back to playing
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: glpguitar on February 06, 2021, 11:29:40 pm
- Listened to the recording and recognised the song as well! So you're doing good!
- Finally another fellow Cubase user! Let me know if you have any questions on the recording side of your journey. Cubase may be a bit complicated sometimes but you have to keep in mind it's German engineering a.k.a. company Steinberg likes to be prepared for (almost) every possible scenario that might come up. They do the same with their hardware always having a bunch of additional connections on it.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 07, 2021, 10:29:26 am
- Thanks!
- I got it free with the THR10ii. Very curious if I like it and if my laptop can take it.
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 10, 2021, 10:40:19 am
Yesterday another play along exercise with Barre Chords. I find it very interesting to start such an exercise with a "holy cow, how is that even possible?", to "okay, let's try", to "chord by chord", to "hmm lets strum this slowly" to "hmmm it's working".

I am also going back and forth between "new" gear because it's so much fun. For example, considering a new amp (or a second one). Then I wake up and realize I only have my current gear for a month now and with this tempo it will ruin the bank account.

Which also brings me to an interesting youtube video from Robert Baker:

The biggest gear mistake beginners make




For now, no new amps. Probably not even pedals. The only thing I can buy for myself at some point this year or early next year is a Fender Player Telecaster.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 10, 2021, 11:42:49 am
And my favourite word when trying new things is "yet". I like to use that word to remind myself and programme the mind to support learning. And barre chords are yet another technique that seems impossible at first and eventually one can't remember why it was struggle.

So keep working those shapes and progressions and you'll be rocking in due course.

Shall make a note to come back and watch the video for entertainment sake.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 15, 2021, 02:48:38 pm
After some contemplation I am going to experiment with something. At GuitarTricks you have an amazing libraries of songs: https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/all?d=all&s=newest (https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/all?d=all&s=newest) The experiment will be, for 2 weeks straight, all I am going to do is learn and play songs.

First of all, I completed the fundamentals course at GT so it's not a bad idea for me to see what i've learned and place it in some songs. Also, I need to be able to free my mind and to let the rest follow, as the amazing song says. So, I have been pretty direct in my thinking towards songs. Also, because I couldn't really find songs that inspire me.

After some more digging at GT I realized that last one is not true. So the first song on my list is really simple; Nirvana - About a girl.
The challenge is not so much in the chords (Em, G), but more in the strumming. So it's a good way for me to practice some rhythm and I simply like Nirvana a lot.

So for two weeks, it will be nothing else but practicing and playing songs. After two weeks, I will revaluate. I might come to the conclusion that the fundamentals series gave me a great fundament but I want to focus most of my time on learning songs. I might continue with the blues or rock path or I might do something entirely different. I am going to free the mond and see where this new experiment will bring me.

Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: glpguitar on February 15, 2021, 03:04:20 pm
AVOYP area of the forum is waiting for some more songs (even though, i still have 20 recordings from that section to listen to). Just never forget to have fun doing music!

Keep us posted with the experiment progress and evaluation!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 15, 2021, 03:18:20 pm
Sounds like a smart plan, Justme. Look forward to hearing how you go ... and some recordings.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 15, 2021, 03:47:07 pm
I am probably not going to record it. For now. Laptop just isn't working with me at the speed needed and I am not going to put my face on the interwebs for privacy reasons. But, About a Girl is a nice one with these powerchord progressions.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 16, 2021, 01:39:57 pm
Some songs I have been learning:
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster
Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, big city
T Bone Walker - T Bone Shuffle
Eric Clapton - Sweet Home Alabama

And the latest one: BB King - Thrill is gone.

I love the blues.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 19, 2021, 10:00:42 am
Fun for later:

https://soundcloud.com/user-882183777/soundtestje/s-QNFMsblxiku (https://soundcloud.com/user-882183777/soundtestje/s-QNFMsblxiku)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 19, 2021, 12:28:31 pm
Fun for now to have a listen, JustMe.

Recording sounds good, guitar tones easy on the ear. Will work for your learning.

And the actually playing sounded good, like you were working on arpeggio playing of the Hotel California chord progression.

Keep on having fun.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 19, 2021, 12:40:42 pm
Yep, it was Hotel California. Only going from Bm to F# back th Bm can be a bit tricky.

I found a way to record in Cubase. There was a driver missing. After that, I have been able to create a new bus where I select the Yamaha THR10ii as recording device. I have no idea if the volume is alright. Sounds alright here.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 19, 2021, 01:42:21 pm
I have no idea if the volume is alright. Sounds alright here.

Sounded OK.  I listened with vol in SC at 100% and 20% on the laptop.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 19, 2021, 01:44:13 pm
I think my soundcard just cant handle more. And I do need to study how to edit in Cubase, but figuring out how to record and how to save it as a MP3 was already challenging enough.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 19, 2021, 01:48:38 pm
And for recording your playing and sharing, you don't need to do anymore than what you are doing there, JustMe.

Don't sweat the how to record and work in a DAW stuff anymore, just crack on with the playing and recordings to track progress, share for feedback and encouragement purposes.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: glpguitar on February 19, 2021, 04:53:25 pm
Don't sweat the how to record and work in a DAW stuff anymore, just crack on with the playing and recordings to track progress, share for feedback and encouragement purposes.

Gold. If you get interested in production, you can always learn on the way. Just keep playing! Nice Hotel California recording!
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 25, 2021, 08:33:55 pm
Taking words back is never possible but I have changed my mind about learning songs.
I have been doing a combination of technique lessons (following the blues course on GT best described as learning how to play blues) and learning some songs.
So far I had fun doing it but wasn’t really super excited about it until I came across on a song tutorial on GT from The Rolling Stones. For some reason I just really wanted to learn that song but it seemed impossible at first. Lots of palm muting, playing dead strums, on a 126 bpm including some barre chords. Impossible. But I started it days ago and finally I have the main rhythm from the first guitar and now I need to speed it up while staying accurate.
Anyhow, today I also felt like strumming some 12 bar blues on the 6th and 5th string and till my amazement by practicing so much on the strumming of The Stones I got way more accurate and also fast in that 12 bar blues.

After months I finally get to hear what a sick combination the Fender Stratocaster is in combination with the Yamaha THR10ii. Yes i could also get a Tele and perhaps a different amp at some point because Tele is still lurking me in... but the Strat is really an amazing instrument.
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Post by: RC23 on February 25, 2021, 10:11:14 pm

After months I finally get to hear what a sick combination the Fender Stratocaster is in combination with the Yamaha THR10ii. Yes i could also get a Tele and perhaps a different amp at some point because Tele is still lurking me in... but the Strat is really an amazing instrument.

Strats are awesome, I’ve been playing my Tele more lately, probably because it’s new. But everytime I go back the Strat I love it.
They really sound quite different and are both amazing instruments.

Sorry, this probably doesn’t help with you resisting GAS!

Rod.
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 06:50:14 am
GAS is unavoidable so we just have to accept that we will keep on buying and the wife will also need to accept it. The feel of the strat is great and I like how you can attack it but also play a more subtle blues riff on it.
But yeah, I am also looking forward to a Tele. Although I can’t imagine the Tele fitting better in the hands and body as the strat. That thing is mega comfortable!

Edit: Just now I was looking at a new guitar cable so I can have laying downstairs.. and looking at my new favorite plectrums. I wanted to order a bunch of them so if I lost the ones I have, I will have some spares. Imagine how deep GAS goes.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 26, 2021, 09:00:52 am
Now I am less engaged by the possibilities of acquiring a tele to go with the strat ... and then an LP style, cause you got to have some humbucker guitars in the portfolio  :o

More interested in the song ... which Stones song ... and look forward to hearing you playing it when you are ready. Work in progress recordings are a great way to track progress and get feedback/encouragement
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 09:16:25 am
Hi DavidP.

Yeah, I love the Tele. I still look at the Strat VS Tele from That Pedal Show.. And to me, the Tele ALWAYS wins. I do enjoy the Strat a lot because it's a great first guitar especially if you kill the tremelo (very happy I let that done) but like you say: It does not have a humbucker sound in it. Doesn't mean it can't rock but it doesn't rock like a Tele. And the Tele is just the simpler guitar. With the Strat there are a lot of variables to play around with. With a Yamaha THR10 I have 5 amps in 1 with tweakings I can get from "Eric Clapton - Cocaine" to "Santana - The game called love". And then, on the Strat self there are 5 pick up selectors. In one way, that's awesome.. but it's also a total mindfuck hahaha
For now, what makes the Strat awesome:
- Playing for hours at night with the guitar just fitting the body perfectly
- How it feels on your hands... man, like butter
- Super flexible with whatever I want to play

Edit: Also, when I say, I love the Tele.... I love the sound of the Tele AT players who can play. But I have no idea how the guitar feels in my hands or body. I got very lucky with the Strat because I ordered it without trying it. With the Tele I will not do that so I might end up with something else than a Tele... because it might not feel right.. I know better what to look for now.

It's The Rolling Stones - Get out of my cloud. It has 126 BPM, the strumming is super cool to do because it really attacks the guitar.. The movement with the left hand muting strings while strumming a different strumming pattern per note, to create ghost notes and going back and forth between the neck is a very big challenge... but a very fun one at that. And I have not even looked at guitar 2 because guitar 2 obviously does something entirely different :)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 26, 2021, 01:21:27 pm
It's The Rolling Stones - Get out of my cloud. It has 126 BPM, the strumming is super cool to do because it really attacks the guitar.. The movement with the left hand muting strings while strumming a different strumming pattern per note, to create ghost notes and going back and forth between the neck is a very big challenge... but a very fun one at that. And I have not even looked at guitar 2 because guitar 2 obviously does something entirely different :)

That's a classic Stones tune. Sure you'll have loads of fun learning it and continue to improve technique as you go.

As you say, the second guitar will be something different ... part of the beauty of the Stones, the way in which Keith and (now) Ronnie weave their play together.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 01:24:13 pm
I am a Stones fan. Grew up with it because my dad was a true Rolling Stones fan. That was part reason why a Telecaster was so high on the list and now playing Get off my cloud makes me wonder how it would sound with a Tele at home. It's really a style of play I also enjoy. So blues / rock. The song is on the edge of "too difficult" but I like it.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 26, 2021, 01:36:40 pm
I became a Stones after watching the concert film "Let's Spend the Night Together". And as I've said before in other posts, their string of albums ... Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street ... make for an awesome start to finish listen. A lot of other great songs across the catalogue but those 4 albums are tremendous IMHO.
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 01:43:02 pm
Yep I grew up with them, also have some very old LPs in the attic, Stones albums, very cool to have. And well, now with Netflix and the on-line world it's way easier to watch them. For example, the Netflix docu of Keith... I am perhaps even more of a Keith fan than a Stones fan. While I don't am particularly fond of his solo stuff often.. A bit too sloppy and just misses the Stones vibe often. Ronnie and Keith need each other. But, man, on a rant here... but if you then hear Keith solo blues stuff, or playing with guys like CLapton ... or if you hear Happy (which is still played with Ronnie) or ... You got the silver.. Wow. 
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 26, 2021, 02:17:39 pm
Yup, I am a Keith fan. I've watched that Netflix documentary a few times.

I loved the first solo album but was a little disappointed by the second. Was back in the groove on the third. And in the Winos I think Keith and Waddy play well together but maybe it is not as equal a partnership as Keith and Ronnie.

Love Happy. And Little T&A.
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Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 02:21:29 pm
You've got the silver, live, with Ronnie on Slide. Man o Man.
Or The Rolling Stones & Buddy guy.. that solo he rocks there..
Or Eric Clapton & Keith Richards - Key to the highway..
And yeah.. I have watched that docu a couple of times. His autobiography was cool too.. I have it now on audible and is partly read by himself.

That last song really shows how much he plays on feel... At some point, I believe around 2 minutes, you see Eric Clapton laughing. He was almost starting his solo.. and Keith decides to start verse 2 .. hahaha But later on .. because Eric Clapton is in such a good vibe... he points out the Clapton, keep playing...





It happens at 2:11 .. such a funny moment.

That Gibson is SO sick by the way
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 26, 2021, 02:26:34 pm
Watching that video again.. I love how he never "seems" to be working hard on it.. Just a "casual just doing this for fun, i dont care" type of vibe.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 27, 2021, 08:13:19 am
Just as I was psyched to watch that clip again, YT decided not to play it for me. Luckily I have that Crossroads show and have watched Keith with EC a few times.

Love the banter before they get into the song ... "give Eric the clap".

You are right, Keith is just into it and immerses totally in the music. Sure in the Stones there is all the gestures and showmanship, but often watching the shows you see him and Ronnie interacting, or he's back to the crowd engaging with Charlie. You see the same on the live DVD I have of the Winos.  It is almost like the audience is an incidental, like you are invited into a private space and get to watch and enjoy the band in their space playing as if they were in a space all on their own just playing for the fun of it, rather than putting on a show for an audience.

So instead of that video, searched out a live You Got the Silver ...





And here's another, from the Stones perhaps at their peak, one of my favourite songs ...





For me at their best they blend their influences into a live performance that is right up with all the finest. And can get why there was that moment when it was said they were the greatest rock 'n roll band in the game ...
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 27, 2021, 11:40:08 am
You only have to look up on YouTube: Keith Richards Eric Clapton key to the highway. There is only one video that fits that criteria.

That show of You got the silver is crazy good. Keith is what got me interested in playing guitar.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 27, 2021, 12:26:51 pm
Keith is what got me interested in playing guitar.

After watching the film, I decided I needed to learn guitar. Now if only there'd been a Justin around back then and I'd been playing since 1983 ... aw well, got there in the end.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 27, 2021, 12:40:50 pm
Perhaps you can still rock some stages at older age? :)
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: DavidP on February 27, 2021, 01:01:17 pm
All I can say is that in the now just over 4 years since I discovered JustinGuitar and applied myself to learning, I've achieved more than I imagined possible and find great satisfaction, sense of achievement, happiness in my music hobby ... playing, singing, recording, Open Mics, Forum collabs, original songs, and of course the friendships here.

It matters not how proficient I become, whether I explore all the paths that I'd like to with acoustic, resonator, and electric. As long as I keep improving and enjoying, I'll be beyond merely satisfied.
Title: Re: Justme123456
Post by: JustMe123456 on February 27, 2021, 05:51:39 pm
I started a bit late in life but I actually believe performing live at some point might be feasible. If I dedicate myself for 10 years I believe a solid rhythm player in a band could be possible. So that would be my crazy outrageous goal