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Offline JeePee

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1590 on: December 22, 2017, 07:41:14 pm »
Nickname: JeePee

Age: 59
Habitat: Belgium


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Telecaster made in Japan (Left handed)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I / Orange Rocker 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?

2 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Blues

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted to play since a long time, but my job made it too difficult.

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!

What are your goals for the future?
Play with friends and have a good beer afterwards!

Offline palsed

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Introduce yourself
« Reply #1591 on: December 22, 2017, 08:15:59 pm »
Nickname: palsed
Real (full) name: Stephanie D.
Age and birthday: 40 years old ( May 1977 )
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor 814
Taylor GC5
Taylor GS Mini

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Taylor 814
Taylor GS5
Taylor GS Mini when traveling

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Took lessons for a few months 20 years ago. Quit. Started again in October 2017. So now currently 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Singer/songwriter, folk, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Singer/songwriter, folk, rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Fleetwood Mac, John Denver, James Taylor, Lisa Loeb, REO Speedwagon, the Beatles, a lot of 60s and 70s folk

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Lindsey Buckingham plays the Taylor 814ce on a few songs during the most recent Fleetwood Mac tours. The moment I heard him play that guitar, I knew I wanted to learn to play (again). And I wanted to learn on that same guitar. I found a used non cutaway but same model and it's really inspiring me to learn.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I play in my living room.

Why do you play guitar?
Relaxation, love music, learning something new

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play some folky fingerstyle in front of people

Offline JohnnyGuitar

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1592 on: December 26, 2017, 06:09:25 pm »
Nickname: JohnnyGuitar

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson Studio

Which guitar do you currently play on? Gibson Studio

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG15CFX

How long have you been playing guitar? about a month

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to, thought I would give it a try.  I look at a guitar and it seems way to complicated to play.

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

Why do you play guitar? Personal Enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? Have fun!

Offline wild4hummers

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1593 on: December 27, 2017, 03:31:59 pm »
Wow! Been a while since I posted in a forum, had to make sure I was replying in the correct thread! Hello Justin! I am a newby! I am 53 and first picked up a ukulele at age 50. My 21 year old bought a $20 uke and then was interested enough to want one for Christmas, so we got her a concert Luna hightide 4 years ago, that she still loves! Anyway, I wound up getting a cheap Hola soprano for my 50th and have played it just about every day for the past 3.5 years. I have watched tutorials and printed many songs and chords that I have played over and over to mostly, Woody, my cat! haha! I finally, just in the past 2 months, have learned a picking strum?? I don't even know what you call it, but I saw a tutorial with a guy using it to play the "Are You Sleeping Brother John" nursery rhyme! Anyway, I am hoping to check out the free lessons here. I am hoping to benefit from actual structured lessons. So far, my lesson method has been find a song I want to play, learn the chords, play it. I have mastered many chords, the more common and easy chords, but shy away from those Bb or E?? and bar chords!!!! Yikes! Any of those that require a 4th pinky or middle finger stretched to the max! I can do F7 and D7, but have to use 2 fingers to bar the D7!!! Anyway, just wanted you all to know, I ain't a pro, but I do enjoy playing my ukulele! It is a great stress reliever! I was given a Cordoba 25C concert for Christmas. I thought it was the one I wanted...  Now, I am not so sure. My little Hola soprano is louder and sounds better.. Hmmmm, we will see, it may have to go back... Well, hello everyone! Will be back when I have more time!  Cheers!

Offline ryanl

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1594 on: December 28, 2017, 04:22:23 pm »
Greetings all.

I'm excited to be here and I'm very grateful for Justin's site/program. I am currently about to move on to Stage Three of the Beginner's course.

As a 45-year-old dude with little or no musical experience, I'm quite pleased with the progress I've made by rigorously following this program and Justin's suggestions.

Offline Pavlova

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1595 on: December 29, 2017, 04:19:03 am »
Nickname: Pavlova
Real (full) name: Greg
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: Perth, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Acoustic: Ibanez AW65ECE-LG Electric: Ibanez JSM10-VYS John Scofield signature (semi Hollow)

Which guitar do you currently play on?  See above

Which amp(s) do you own?  None (yet)

How long have you been playing guitar? about a year

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands?  Bowie, Queen, Queens of the Stoneage, Beatles, Lou Reed, Neil Young, err the list goes on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Being bored senseless in the waiting room when taking the kids to music lessons.

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

Why do you play guitar?  Just for the love of it, wish I had of done this many years ago.

What are your goals for the future?  To make a bunch of sounds that actually sound like a recognisable song

Offline mikec

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1596 on: December 30, 2017, 05:43:51 pm »
Nickname: mikec
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 58
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Musima Resonata Classical

Which guitar do you currently play on?  See above

Which amp(s) do you own?  None (yet)

How long have you been playing guitar? about a week

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Justin's beginner songs!

Who are your favorite bands?  I really struggle to pick favourites - would love to play like Neil Young/Eric Clapton/... but then I guess I'm not alone there!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I started many years ago and had a few lessons on Classical guitar (hence my current guitar above) but gave up because that's not what I really wanted to do - so now, a few years later (ok a bit more than a few years later), I've decided to do what I wanted to do all that way back then and embrace the challenge.

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

Why do you play guitar?  Fabulous versatile instrument - just play because I'm enjoying it

What are your goals for the future?  To have fun, play for friends and put a smile on my audiences faces (at the moment its a grimace but aiming to change that!)

Offline hilts17

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1597 on: December 30, 2017, 06:12:06 pm »
Welcome to several new members in the last while. Enjoy the website and all it's resources, including some great people.
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Offline Shashank

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1598 on: January 05, 2018, 05:00:39 am »



Real (full) name: shashank shekhar
Age : 17
Habitat: New Delhi, India


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
6 months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues , hard rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything which i like
Who are your favorite bands?
Led zeppelin, cream
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Almost every song i like inspires me
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope
Why do you play guitar?
Expressing myself
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to express emotions from guitar

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Offline SimpleSimon

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1599 on: January 05, 2018, 08:55:18 pm »
Nickname: SimpleSimon
Real (full) name: Simon
Age and birthday: 55 (1962)
Habitat: UK, France, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha APX700II
Yamaha APX-3
Tanglewood TW28 CSR CE
Yamaha FG401
Epiphone Les Paul Classic
Yamaha Pacifica 112J

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Yamaha APX700II and the old APX-3 usually

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

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started in 2007, so more than 10 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk, blues, blues-rock

Which music do you play on your guitar most often?
Clapton, Dylan, John Martyn, Tom Waits, Adele, Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Had always played piano but I was living on a boat and needed something portable. Tied up the boat one day beside an inspiring guitar player and teacher, bought a used Yamaha APX-3 and got started.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Sometimes get to play with other travellers in acoustic jam sessions.

Why do you play guitar?
Great way to relax and learn about new music. Very sociable instrument to enjoy with friends, or simply to enjoy by myself.

What are your goals for the future?
Get better. Find more opportunities to play with other guitarists in a group setting.

Offline JRobinson

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1600 on: January 08, 2018, 03:55:03 pm »
Thank you I'm new to this and I'm.an older gentleman so please go a little slow with me

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Offline winch

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1601 on: January 08, 2018, 04:38:31 pm »
Hey Justin,
I've been lurking on your site for a while and seems to be the best guitar site by far.  I want to improve my playing and I'm going to take all of your lessons.  First donation sent today....more to come as I get it into it.
Thanks Justin!
Winch

Offline DevonS

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1602 on: January 08, 2018, 07:26:22 pm »
Nickname: DevonS
Real (full) name: Devon S....
Age and birthday: 41 (1976-06-30)
Habitat: Saskatchewan Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- super old cheap Yamaha acoustic
- renting a Fender Standard Telecaster
- looking at buying a Fender Modern Player Tele Plus

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 Rented Fender Tele

Which amp(s) do you own?
None. Renting a Line 6 Spider IV 30

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 year stint thirty+ years ago when I was 10, on the old crappy acoustic.  I'd pick it up for a chord or three here and there over they years but always got quickly frustrated.  Started again a couple months ago on the crappy acoustic again and after doing some research decided to rent an electric.  The difference is ridiculous.  I'm actually making progress now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I'm all over the map.  My playlist has everything from Madonna and Taylor Swift, to Metallica and Megadeth and on to Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks and around the horn to Bollywood and chill lounge Ibiza stuff.  I like it all!  Would have been quicker to just say I don't get much out of rap, but I even have a few guilty pleasures in that genre.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
not much yet, but I want to play some 80's rock and metal, current pop here and there, country from various decades.

Who are your favorite bands?
Mentioned a bunch above, but I typically don't complain when pretty much any playlist is on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I collect hobbies.  Reading, running, lifting, fishing, cigars, photography, craft beer, boating... the list goes on.  Always wanted to be able to play competently.  Maybe this will be the year!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope.  It'd be cool to maybe give that a whirl, but at this rate I won't be stage ready til I'm 50.

Why do you play guitar?
Learn something new.  Stop age from destroying my brain.  I like music.

What are your goals for the future?
Retire before I'm 90 and enjoy my various hobbies.  Hopefully guitar is still one of them in the long term.
Fender Modern Player Tele-plus, Fender Mustang I amp. Old Yamaha acoustic.  Over 40, playing since Nov '17, at Stage 7.  Woooo!

Offline VW_Mike

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1603 on: January 10, 2018, 04:08:51 pm »
Nickname:VW_Mike
Real (full) name: Michael Jose
Age and birthday: 55 5-30-62
Habitat: US (California)

Which guitar(s) do you own?  I just purchased a Yamaha Pacifica 112J

Which guitar do you currently play on?  I don't have the guitar yet

Which amp(s) do you own?  none yet

How long have you been playing guitar?  haven't started yet

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  haven't started yet

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, Rush, Boston, SRV, Eric Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play guitar, I attempted to about 20 years ago but had a cheap acoustic and it was very difficult to play so I gave up. 

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

Why do you play guitar?  for my own pleasure

What are your goals for the future?  To learn some of the songs I grew up with and enjoy listening to

Offline B.J.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1604 on: January 10, 2018, 06:01:08 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: B.J.
Real (full) name:william cornelison
Age and birthday: 46 / 1971
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? i have a yamaha acoustic and an old beater johnson electric i picked up cheap

Which guitar do you currently play on? tha yamaha mostly

Which amp(s) do you own? an old fender

How long have you been playing guitar? roughly 8 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? i like it all

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? country

Who are your favorite bands? to many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar?i love music

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 be a part of making it.

What are your goals for the future? to just be able to play what i like.

 

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