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Offline Sugomi

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1560 on: October 18, 2017, 02:32:23 pm »
Nickname: Sugomi
Real (full) name: Susie
Age and birthday: 55...July 12th
Habitat: West Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Washburn D10s

Which guitar do you currently play on? Washburn  D10s

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

How long have you been playing guitar? Not playing as yet!

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not playing yet.

Who are your favorite bands? Fleetwood Mac, Tracey Chapman, Twentyone Pilot. Washington

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like the sound of the guitar.

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

Why do you play guitar? I want to learn the guitar.

What are your goals for the future? To accomplish and learn the chords to start with!

Offline Dave

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1561 on: October 20, 2017, 03:18:26 pm »
Hi Justin and everyone. My name is David Coppock,and I am 68 years young and have just took up the guitar after retiring as a registered nurse after 40 years. I have always loved music and at the moment am just learning Wild Thing from Justin's song book (nearly cracked it.)

Offline swany

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1562 on: October 21, 2017, 03:22:09 pm »
Nickname: Swany
Real (full) name: Steve S
Age and birthday: 60
Habitat: Berks County, PA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull S6

Which guitar do you currently play on? Seagull S6

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Used to play in my teens and early 20's. Cut my fingers with a blonde Ibanez 6 string (inspired by the Loudon Wainwright "Red Guitar" song) but stopped after not progressing enough and lack of inspiration. I decided to start up again last month since the kids are grown and out of the house. Plus the wife wanted me to pick up a hobby so as not to bother her. ;)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pretty much anything from Rock to Americana.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock & Folk Music

Who are your favorite bands? Jackson Browne, Bruce, John Prine, Neil Young...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Music, Friend

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

Why do you play guitar? Relaxing & love the sound of the guitar.

What are your goals for the future? Become competent enough to play songs by ear. Maybe even write a song that can be played at my funeral. ;D
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Offline gentlepines

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1563 on: October 22, 2017, 11:37:54 pm »
Nickname: Kelly
Real (full) name: Kelly Dean
Age and birthday: 26. Born August 6, 1991.
Habitat: Upstate New York

Which guitar(s) do you own? An Epiphone acoustic/electric (Right-handed), Fender Sonoran acoustic (Left-handed)

Which guitar do you currently play on? My Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own? I don't currently use an amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? Just starting to learn!

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? --

Who are your favorite bands? Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler, Muddy Waters, AC/DC, The Frames, Van Morrison, Stillwater, Allman Brothers, Foreigner, Carlos Santana

What inspired you to start playing guitar? There's a song called Mind Bender by Stillwater (a band from my hometown), and that song made me want to play guitar when I was about 3 years old. It's been a dream of mine ever since. From there, various artists inspired me over the years.

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

Why do you play guitar? I love music, and guitar has always been my primary instrument of interest.

What are your goals for the future? I want to learn to play well enough to express myself without feeling like I'm offending people with how bad my playing sounds.

Offline Footsore

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1564 on: October 26, 2017, 11:50:14 am »
Ive been registered for a while and have been using Justin's online course in a haphazard way for a while with not much success. Been trying to learn for years off and on and can play bits and pieces but no real complete songs. I am now retired from work so yesterday I decided to get organised and ordered the beginners course book and the two beginner's songbooks and will try to fill in the gaps by starting at the start and going through.  By the end I eventually hope to be a guitar player instead of a guitar collector!
I really like Justins way of teaching and he is a fellow Aussie!

Offline Dusty5150

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1565 on: October 26, 2017, 03:33:38 pm »
Nickname: Dusty
Real (full) name: Dustin Fournier
Age and birthday: 44, 5/25/73
Habitat: Ontario, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG800M acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha FG800M acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? I don't currently use an amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? Just starting to learn!

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? none yet!

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, Korn, Social Distortion, Johnny Cash,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? it's been a life goal for quite some time. i have a childhood friend that played when we were young and we just reconnected on Facebook and he still plays and is amazing! it made me regret not learning when i had the opportunity when i was a kid.

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? My goal is fairly simple, acoustic campfire songs :)

Offline beetm

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1566 on: October 27, 2017, 06:35:20 am »



Nickname: Tony
Real (full) name: Tony
Age and birthday: 55
Habitat: Georgia, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Carvin DC127, Washburn acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mostly the Carvin

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall 30dfx

How long have you been playing guitar? Many years, but just started again after a long stoppage.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues/Oldies

Who are your favorite bands? Too many, and changing all the time.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just something Ive always wanted to do.

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

Why do you play guitar? Because I like it.

What are your goals for the future? To get better.

Offline elk666

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1567 on: November 02, 2017, 01:21:14 am »
Nickname: Elk
Real (full) name: Franck
Age and birthday: 48...April 8th
Habitat: Montreal Canada
Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez GIO

Which guitar do you currently play on? Ibanez GIO

Which amp(s) do you own? Pavey Backstage
How long have you been playing guitar? 3 days
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Heavy metal / blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not playing yet.

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, moonsorrow, hendrix, iron maiden

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like the sound of the guitar.

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

Why do you play guitar? I always wanted to but always procrastinated
What are your goals for the future? To finally play guitar and music .

Offline Dean

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1568 on: November 02, 2017, 04:12:33 am »
Nickname: None
Real (full) name: Dean Johnston
Age and birthday: Blank :-)
Habitat: Japan


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Les Paul and an old Ibanez Roadster, a Yamaha and a Morris acoustic. Also a Squire Jazz Bass.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All. Mostly the LP I guess. And the bass.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AC4HW, Yamaha THR10, Marshall solid state practice amp (used for bass mostly)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
First attempt was early 80s. Basically trying for the third time to learn, after two previous unsuccessful (read aimless) attempts. Going for the structured approach now, which is why I find myself here.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
I like ‘good’ music. Stupid answer I know, but also true.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock-ish, poppy, folk-ish, country tinged indie. Or something…

Who are your favourite bands?
Changes. For some time now though, I’ve been listening to a lot of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, also Angus and Julia Stone, Blake Mills and jazz released in 1959. Also into 60s garage bands and more underground or lesser known bands like Leaf Hound, S.H.E., Gun, The Chocolate Watchband, The Strangeloves ("I Want Candy" - yeah!), etc.  Apart from the jazz, which is way beyond me, these folks all influencing my attempts recently.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Dunno, it was over thirty years ago now. Some kind of juvenilia I guess.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Bedroom dweller. I do write and record songs at home though.

Why do you play guitar?
Dunno. It is a part of making music though - that’s my main goal, rather than being ‘a guitarist.’ By that I mean, I’m not driven to be a ‘great guitarist,’ just someone with enough knowledge and skill to service the writing of songs.

What are your goals for the future?
Get better. Hoping that building on skills & knowledge will enable me to not only more successfully play what I envision, but also act as a springboard for ideas and thus increase the creative palette, as it were.

Offline MikeSD

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1569 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

Offline chjensen

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1570 on: November 06, 2017, 04:55:06 pm »
Nickname: None
Real (full) name: Christian Jensen
Age and birthday: 56 / April 16, 1961
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?. Larrivee Acoustic & Fender Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? Now I play through Logic Pro. Waiting to make purchase

How long have you been playing guitar?. On and off for 40+ years.  Never had a road map though. Now I do.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? folk, country, classic road, some head banging

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? all the above

Who are your favorite bands? Don't really have a favorite. I try to enjoy everyones interpretation of this thing called music.

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

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

Why do you play guitar? Enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? Enjoying life and learning guitar

Offline Lesley99

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1571 on: November 09, 2017, 08:07:26 am »
Hi everyone,

I'm Lesley and I'm new here and hope to learn heaps from all the great help here.

I live in New Zealand, and have a lifestyle property / hobby farm raising sheep and beef

I'm fairly new to learning the guitar - enjoying it, but man it's frustrating at times.  Finding the beginner lessons here absolutely brilliant, especially the one-minute chord changes.  Only one guitar - a Washburn D10S dreadnought acoustic. Easy to play, nice action, should keep me happy for a few years at least.

Genre - fairly eclectic - everything from country rock to rock to blues and most things in between.  Love listening to music and look forward to be able to play some of my favourites as i get better  (English spelling  :)

Why have I started playing - now that's a question. I used to play when I was a teenager, and I am not admitting how long ago that was, and I just decided one day that I wanted to play again.  I'd claim a mid-life crisis, but I've already had at least two them already.

My goals are really simple really.  I want to enjoy playing an instrument, and I'd really like to be confident enough to play in front of other people and for them to be able to actually recognise what i'm playing.  After that, it's Stairway to Heaven ...

Looking forward to catching up with you.

Offline marbsac

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1572 on: November 09, 2017, 01:18:03 pm »
hi justin and all on the forum im mark from loughborough justin has helped me so much with my playing..happy to be here

Offline Mnoel1969

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1573 on: November 12, 2017, 04:56:02 pm »
Nickname: Marko
Real (full) name:Mark William Noel
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone EJ200SCE Jumbo Acoustic and a homemade 3-string cigarbox guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own? Pignose and a Vox DA-5

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on for @ 5 years. Just trying to start taking it more seriously and want to progress through Justin’s courses.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk-roots-blues kinda stuff.

Who are your favorite bands/artists? Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, BB King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix...and on and on and on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Im a harmonica player but felt limited with that instrument for solo performance so i want to learn to accompany myself.

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

Why do you play guitar? I love the look, feel and especially the sound of guitar.

What are your goals for the future? I want to get good enough to start playing a local open-mic and maybe book some solo gigs in the long term.

Offline Myron71

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1574 on: November 13, 2017, 04:51:55 am »
Nickname:Myron71
Real (full) name:Myron Hobizal
Age and birthday:45yo, 12/4/71
Habitat: Austin, Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1985 Takamine EF360S (Acoustic/Electric)


Which guitar do you currently play on? Same one above.

Which amp(s) do you own? None right now.

How long have you been playing guitar? Since around age 15

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? n/a

Who are your favorite bands? Tracy Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Started to learn to play in my hometown Church.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, not yet.

Why do you play guitar? To fulfill accomplishments in life.

What are your goals for the future? I am picking up playing again after a 10+ year hiatus., and would like to join a band, write some music, and perform on stage live on TV.

 

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