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Offline MarkK

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1815 on: October 02, 2018, 07:16:42 pm »
Greetings!

I've been following Justin's videos for a while now along with a few other online instructors videos. I've finally decided to narrow my focus to Justin's lesson in order to un-learn some bad habits that I've developed, and to improve my current guitar skills. I really like Justin's method of teaching.

Cheers!
Mark

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 54/December
Habitat: Texas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?


 - PRS Angelus SE acoustic
 - Ephiphone Humming Bird Pro acoustic
 - EVH Wolfgang Special
 - Harley Benton Les Paul copy
 - Squier Telecaster
 - Squier Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?

 - PRS Angelus SE acoustic
 - Squier Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?

 I currently do not own an amp. I've play through Amplitube software on my computer.

How long have you been playing guitar?

I've been playing and learning guitar on and off for almost four years now.

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


 - Classic Rock/Blues
 - Old-school Country/Americana
 - Surf/Instrumental

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?


 - Classic Rock
 - Country/Americana

Who are your favorite bands?

 - AC/DC, Van Halen, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, George Jones, Jason Isbell, and about 200 more artist.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

 My older brother played guitar and I was always in awe of his skills.

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

 I played in an ensemble a couple of times in 2014, but I've have never played in a band.

Why do you play guitar?


I love music, and I really enjoy guitar related music. I mainly play guitar for the enjoyment, and as a brain exercise.

What are your goals for the future?

 - Get good enough to be able to play in a band.
 - Get better a learning songs by ear.
 - Un-learn some bad habits that I've developed over the years
 - Jam with other musicians.
 - Get better at music theory.

Offline FenderBender_

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1816 on: October 06, 2018, 02:03:03 am »
Nickname:
FenderBender_
FenderBender on justinguitar.com
(I only bend strings, not cars!)

Real (full) name:
Niklas (artist name: Nick) :P

Age and birthday:
49 / March 13

Habitat:
Stockholm, Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender American Elite Stratocaster
Fender American Professional Stratocaster
Fender American Professional Telecaster
Fender Standard Stratocaster Buddy Guy Polka Dot Signature modified with DiMarzio pickups
Gibson Midtown Custom 2012
Fender Classic Design CD-140SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Gretsch G9200 Boxcar Standard Resonator

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The BG Polka Dot Strat because I just LOVE the DiMarzios!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Blues Junior III, Tube Amp

Which guitar pedals do you own?
Keeley Electronics 4 Knob Compressor
Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
Boss Tremolo TR-2
Electro Harmonix Micro POG
Area 51 Custom Wah Grey Fully Loaded

How long have you been playing guitar?
Back and forth since I was 15. Never did it seriously until I found Justinguitar!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues in all forms and shapes, guitar jazz, latin influenced music like Santana,
classic music e.g. Bach and Mozart.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Wow they are so many! But my number one inspiration is Buddy Guy.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
First time I heard Buddy Guy sing and play "First time I met the blues" by Little Brother Montgomery.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have played some with other musicians but never on stage in front of an audience.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a great way to express your feelings. I think playing guitar is a way you give your soul a voice.

What are your goals for the future?
To become better and better as a guitar player (and singer) and someday have a band, record songs and get gigs.
To never play or sing the blues with my head but with my heart (and with a feeling too). 8)
Damn right, I've got the blues!

Offline AChris30

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1817 on: October 10, 2018, 06:52:26 pm »
Hi there, I'm new here.

Nickname:
AChris30

Real (full) name:
Christian

Age and birthday:
39 / November 3

Habitat:
Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG-423S Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My only one :)

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

Which guitar pedals do you own?
None right now.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started and practised for a year or so in about 2004. Slipped out of it because of graduation
and writing my thesis. Just restarted because It's so much nicer with Justins videos than from a book.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just practising right now.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen (Brian May is my all time guitar hero), Led Zeppelin, Stones, Dire Straits but there are many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I guess the very good guitar player in my dad's band

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

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love guitar music and it's a great way to relax after a long workday.

What are your goals for the future?
To finish Justins Beginner Course and don't stop after a while this time and to get an electric guitar soon because this is what I want to play. (I believed in the "You need to learn accoustic first" thing last time)

Offline TheGreyStrummer

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1818 on: October 12, 2018, 05:35:04 pm »
Nickname:TheGreyStrummer
Real (full) name:Lou
Age and birthday:50 3rd Of April
Habitat:Earth NYC

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine Acoustic G Series
Gibson Les Paul Custom 1984
Guild S-60D 1978
Ibanez G10 Series

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine

Which amp(s) do you own?
Keyboard Amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and mostly off since 1982

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have a varied music taste. My mood chooses what I am into each day

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

Who are your favorite bands?
None


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
LOL My father said pick an instrument you ARE going to take lessons

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
In H.S. I was terrible

Why do you play guitar?
To relax and create music

What are your goals for the future?
To play and progress and be a better guitarist

Offline mixedcolors

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1819 on: October 17, 2018, 12:22:40 am »
Hi Everyone, found this site not to long ago, been playing again for only a few days, I think Justin's site is the best I've come across, hopefully this time I can stick with playing.  :)

Nickname: mixedcolors
Real (full) name: Stephanie
Age and birthday: 33 years old Sept 13 1985
Habitat: United States, New Hampshire

Which guitar(s) do you own? I bought one of those cheap kits, the Rocketeer Electric Guitar Pack. I'm hoping someday I can get a proper guitar if I stick with it.

Which guitar do you currently play on? same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? the one that came with the kit, a Rogue G10.

How long have you been playing guitar? I tried for a short time about 10 years ago to learn, didn't stick with it. At this time, I've been doing it again for 2 days, I'm that new at this :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I love Blues and Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I haven't nailed the D chord yet, never mind a genre.

Who are your favorite bands? I have loads. Right now I'm really into Queen and Tom Petty.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always felt listening to my favorite guitarist that its something I would become good at if I stuck with it and learn how to play.

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

Why do you play guitar? I think its a cool skill to learn, good hobby.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play a few of my favorite songs

Offline oldlink

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1820 on: October 18, 2018, 05:11:55 pm »
Hello there !

I play the guitar for a long time, but never learned it (appart the classical for a few years). So I just decided, thanks to Justin, to learn it the correct way and start Justin's lessons right at the beginners level.

Hope I have enough time to go through all levels !  ;)


Nickname: Jo
Real (full) name: Jose
Age and birthday: 62, 1956
Habitat: France !  :)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Classical Yamaha CG192C, folk Lag T100ACE-BLK, Fender Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them

Which amp(s) do you own? 5W Bugera V5, 15W Fender Blues Junior

How long have you been playing guitar? 50 years

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All

Who are your favorite bands? Mark Knopfler, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and so many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My father !   ;D

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

Why do you play guitar? I don't know, may be I love the guitar

What are your goals for the future? Be able to play the guitar for a few more years
Life is short, have fun !
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Lag T100, Fender Strat, 5W Bugera V5, 15W Fender Blues Junior

Offline hilts17

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1821 on: October 18, 2018, 05:15:45 pm »
A big welcome to the recent new members. You picked the best website for learning guitar IMHO. Follow the courses here, practise every day and you can't go wrong. Lastly, have a ton of fun as I know you will.
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Offline artgarcia

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1822 on: October 19, 2018, 03:28:49 am »
Nickname:artgarcia
Real (full) name:Art Garcia
Age and birthday: 54,  June 20
Habitat: Austin, Texas USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? 2012 PRS SE Santana, 2018 Fender Jazz Bass, 1982 Pedulla Buzz Bass

Which guitar do you currently play on? PRS SE Santana

Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa/Boogie Subway Rocket Reverb

How long have you been playing guitar?  Bass for over 30 years.  Just started guitar four years ago.

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

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

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list them all.  A few are The late, great Rory Gallagher, Pink Floyd, Santana, BB King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Queen, and Peter Frampton.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
  I don't know. I've always played bass entirely by ear and feel. I wanted to challenge myself with something different and much more demanding.  I guess my bass playing habits (both good and bad) are pretty well set in stone now, but the guitar is completely different!  The strings are so tiny and close together! And that b string! This is a chance for me to learn a different instrument almost entirely from scratch, and try to get it all right from the beginning.

When I started guitar four years ago, I thought that I would be a lot better today than I am.  The truth is, I've tried two other sites with poor results.  One site was an expensive one-year membership with lessons from a famous rock guitarist.  I learned a few things there, but things went from basic and easy to master to suddenly way over my head then I lost interest and went back to fumbling about with power chords and a few open chords, then lost my structure and motivation.
  I went back to my first option which was a step by step lesson plan that was only $10 for lifetime access.  The instructor is pretty good, but the lessons are too short and lack important explanations. 
I was about to quit entirely and just accept that maybe I'm just a blues rock play it by ear bass player and that's all I was meant to be.
Then I decided to give this site a chance and I'm glad that I did.  This is my last shot at guitar. My last chance saloon.  I wish I had stopped in here four years ago.  This site, the instructor, and the lessons are amazing!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
 No.  I played bass in bands during the 1980's and early 1990's.  Never played guitar in a band, and haven't been in a band since about 1992.

Why do you play guitar?
Every time I decide to quit, the next day I feel like giving it one more try.

What are your goals for the future?
 I would love to be able to play in public without too many people laughing at me. Hah hah.  I would like to be able to play guitar with other musicians, and not sound clueless.
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Offline supbowie

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1823 on: October 19, 2018, 03:06:47 pm »
Nickname: supbowie

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha LS6

Who are your favorite bands? Queen, Pink Floyd/ Artists: David Bowie, Harry Styles
And the stars look very different today -David Bowie

Offline GregS

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1824 on: October 20, 2018, 12:40:33 am »
Nickname: Greg
Real (full) name: Greg Smith
Age and birthday: 50, December 10
Habitat: Bel Air, MD, USA
Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG710S, Epiphone Les Paul 100
Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha
Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall 10 W Combo
How long have you been playing guitar? measured in weeks.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80's alternative, Rock, Country
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All
Who are your favorite bands? Mark Knopfler, Bowie
What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son started
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No
Why do you play guitar? Always wanted to play
What are your goals for the future? Learn enough to play around the campfire when we are camping.  To jam with my son.

This is my second time here.  When I turned 50 last December, I decided that I finally wanted to get a guitar.  I picked up that Les Paul 100 mentioned above.  I found Justin Guitar and started practicing a little.  When mid January came about, my Masters classes started back up and I stopped.  So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try again.  A couple of days in, I saw a Craigslist ad for a Yamaha FG710S.  I picked that up and started playing on that.  I don't think it was the lack of time, I just didn't like playing that Epiphone.

For my progress, I have the first couple of chords down pretty well.  A, D, E are good.  I haven't been tracking my chord changing like I did last time I was playing.  I was up in the 60 per minute range for each of those and I notice that this time around I'm more accurate on fretting the chords than before.  I'm also moving into the songs this time.  I didn't think I had advanced enough to really work the songs.  But this time around, I'm going to make sure I'm having fun with it.  After all, that's the main reason that I'm doing this.
Guitars: Yamaha FG710S
              Epiphone Les Paul 100

Offline Code Reaper

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1825 on: October 20, 2018, 01:08:36 am »


Nickname:Kev
Real (full) name:Kevin
Age and birthday:48
Habitat:South Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?Artist Acoustic, Chapman ML2 Classic, Ibanez RG560

Which guitar do you currently play on?All

Which amp(s) do you own?Peavey Bandit(red stripe), Marshall Code 50

How long have you been playing guitar?4 Yrs

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock, Blues, Classic songs
Who are your favorite bands?Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Always wanted to since I was young

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

Why do you play guitar?Pure Enjoyment

What are your goals for the future?Just to keep on playing and improving

Offline FThomas

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1826 on: October 20, 2018, 11:53:00 am »
Where to even start. 


Nickname: Fred
Real (full) name: Fred Thomas
Age and birthday: 65 8/25
Former US Army AeroMedical Evacuation Officer - Medivac Helicopter Pilot = Call Sign: Dust Off 18
Habitat: The Philippines

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Alvarez MDA70CE
Taylor 214ce Deluxe
Taylor let's just say it is a nice guitar
Fender Strat - American Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Alvarez Masterworks MDA70CE

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland AC60
Yamaha TH5

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started playing electric guitar at 14.  A funny story:  My father gave me US $100.00 to invest in stocks to teach me to build wealth.  I got a friend of my that could drive to take me 60 miles to a music store and I bought a deep cherry red electric guitar with two humbucker pickups.  My father was not pleased!  That cost me some skin!
I started playing in dance bands both guitar and alto and tenor sax on Friday and Saturday nights in towns that were miles from the country town I lived 18 miles from.  After a few months I was earning over $400 dollars a month.  Much to the dismay of my Dad.
More recently about 8 years off and on, but really on the past 2 playing everyday.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues
Jazz
Fingerstyle Folk/Contemporary
Praise and Worship

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Fingerstyle Acoustic Blues
Fingerstyle Folk
Country
Praise and Worship


Who are your favorite bands?
Little Toby Walker
Jamey Johnson
 Pokey LaFarge
John Mayer
Casting Crowns
Eric Bibb
Bruce Cockburn
Hillsong
Mat Redman
Chris Tomlin
Joe Bonamassa
Ed Bickert
Wes Montgomery
Django Reinhardt
Barney Kessel
Pat Martino
Charlie Byrd
Joe Pass

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Growing up I studied Classical Piano from the age of six until 17 when I joined the Army
I played Alto and Tenor Sax - Jazz Band and won many awards and was invited to play with a university Jazz Lab Band.  I also was sent to the University of Mexico - Monterey on a cultural exchange in Jazz
8 years ago I decided to go back to college to learn the guitar with an emphasis on Jazz.  It was a total failure
A  year and a half ago I developed an extremely rare spinal condition and could not walk.
But I could sit and play the guitar so I did - hours on end.  I found Jazzguitarlessons.net and I was off and running.  Making a tremendous amount of progress.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not at this time.
Growing up I played in the school band and from that got connected and played in numerous local country and rock bands of the time.

Why do you play guitar?
The guitar and music are my passion that transforms the world around me into a more inviting place.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to have play a solo concert in five years before a packed auditorium
My shorter term goal is to help others learn to play Praise and Worship
My immediate / current goals are to perfect fingerstyle acoustic blues
The guitar and music are the passion that transforms the world around me into a more inviting place.

Enjoy the journey

Offline artgarcia

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1827 on: October 20, 2018, 08:48:17 pm »
Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa/Boogie Subway Rocket Reverb
  (For guitar) I don't play my basses through that. I have a mini stack with 2 1x12" cabs and a Hartke 3500 head for my basses.

Offline Twiggy

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1828 on: October 25, 2018, 11:55:26 pm »



Nickname: Twiggy
Real (full) name: Andy M
Age and birthday: 48 years young( 09.08.1970)
Habitat: UK Huddersfield


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Squire Jazzmaster Deluxe

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squire Jazzmaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2 weeks

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

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

Who are your favorite bands?
Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, Wedding Present, CUD, New Order, Joy Division

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[/b
Friend

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

Why do you play guitar?
I love music...so it’s another avenue to enjoy

What are your goals for the future?
To become better player

Offline FenderLover

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1829 on: October 26, 2018, 03:23:05 am »
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Melissa
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: Arkansas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Aria A583, Fender cd60SCE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender cd60SCE
Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Acoustasonic 15

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on since college but really started focusing on it the last year and a half

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? No favorite, really.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk, some gospel

Who are your favorite bands? the Oak Ridge Boys

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always liked music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Does marching band count?

Why do you play guitar? When I left high school I wanted to continue playing music.

What are your goals for the future? Don't know



 

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