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Offline phx1973

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1025 on: January 12, 2021, 08:28:49 pm »
Welcome to several of the new members!
Currently studying Intermediate Foundation 2

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1026 on: January 13, 2021, 10:31:21 am »
Welcome to all the new folks. Got here myself Dec 17th. Get 5 posts in and get the security stuff on the site outta the way.

I picked up and put down the guitar a dozen times in the last 45 years - Justin's stuff works! Start at the beginning even if you've played before. Grade 1 calibrates you to Justin's style and it's all about playing songs. Learn the lessons but focus on the song playing - that was my failure in the past. I learned chords and scales not songs.

Have fun and make some noise!
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Offline ljcarr

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1027 on: January 13, 2021, 03:11:26 pm »
Nickname:ljcarr
Real (full) name:Lee Carruthers
Age and birthday:11th April 1967
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? Crafter acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Crafter

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 week

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None yet

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Gary Clark jr, ray lamontagne

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just always Wanted to but never got round to.

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

Why do you play guitar? Fun

What are your goals for the future? Just enjoy it
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Offline tikett2000

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1028 on: January 17, 2021, 02:06:44 pm »
Nickname: tikett2000
Real (full) name: Tim
Age and birthday: 34
Habitat: Hamburg, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on?
see above
Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar Fly Mini
How long have you been playing guitar?
1 1/2 months in, first (unsucessful try) in 2009

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Justins Beginner Course ;-)

Who are your favorite bands?
Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roy Orbison...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to music

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

Why do you play guitar?
Mainly to cover my favorite songs

What are your goals for the future?
Getting a better feel for rhythm and developing fingerstyle skills

Offline MWS

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1029 on: January 18, 2021, 04:02:38 pm »
Nickname: Dev
Age: 28
Habitat: Vermont, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Schecter C-1 Blackjack w/ Duncan Distortion & Duncan 59
Epiphone Hummingbird Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Valveking 112

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Hmmm.. Started around 2001. On and off for about 20 years I guess.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Lately I've been working a ton on my acoustic and fingerstyle skills. My background is mostly rock and metal with some blues. However I've made a goal to only play acoustic this year and see where I'm at by years end since its my most neglected genre.

Who are your favorite bands?
Lately Beartooth has been a big one. Also Mike Dawes and Kaki King, more one-person-bands but super awesome fingerstyle guitarists. Kind of all over the place. Also love Of Mice & Men, Fit For a King, Unwritten Law, The Anchor, Pantera..


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My step father gave me his old Les Paul knock off to play when I was a kid. I dabbled but it was massive and I was tiny so it didn't go far. Then I started listening to Linkin Park for a couple years.. Then a few years later I was introduced to Metallica, Slipknot and Limp Bizkit (yeah, I know, I know) and I bought myself an RG321 and that's pretty much where it all began. The first time I heard the Cemetery Gates riff is whe I knew this is what I was going to be doing for the rest of my life.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not at the moment. I've jammed with other musicians but never actually been in a band.


Why do you play guitar?
It's one of my few escapes. The feeling you get when you play something that just sounds good is one that never gets old for me. I also love teaching guitar and have been doing so for about 10 years now. And if I plan to teach, I've gotta keep learning!

What are your goals for the future?
- Complete the Mike Dawes Master course on JamPlay
- Complete the Kaki King Master Course on JamPlay
- Record an acoustic song
- Write my own fingerstyle song
- Stop sucking at singing (I know the exercises, just don't wanna do em lol)
- Teach as many people to play guitar, or at least get them to start, as possible.

Also, on a side note, was anyone else hella confused by the key captcha the first time they saw it? lol. That thing had me messed up for a second there.
Schecter C-1 Blackjack
Epiphone Hummingbird Pro
Peavey Valveking 112

Offline Ex-Calif

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1030 on: January 18, 2021, 05:44:33 pm »
Welcome aboard - you've found a great community...

The captcha goes away after 5 posts.  There is a thread somewhere in the welcome section where folks just knock 5 posts out to get over it...

edit - https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=29431.450
New old guy getting on the Blues path
Picked up the guitar again Dec 17, 2020
Fender Squire Bullet Strat & Fender Mustang I v2
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Offline zurura023

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1031 on: January 21, 2021, 01:25:35 pm »
Hey everyone,

It is nice to see such a vibrant community here. A huge thanks to Justin for the course and the platform. Never thought I could actually play an instrument but thanks to him I can play a bit now.

Being an introvert took some time to get on the forum to speak about myself but nonetheless here it goes.

Nickname: G
Real (full) name: Gautam
Age and birthday: Wrong side of 30
Habitat: Bombay [Mumbai], India


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Cort Acoustic, Squier Strat (California Series)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Cort Acoustic, Squier Strat (California Series)

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

For how long have you been playing guitar?
6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock old and new, Country, Indie, Fusion

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Bits and pieces of rock and country

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles, Oasis, Coldplay [Indian/Pakistani Bands]Indian Ocean, The Local Train, Strings, Junoon, Raghu Dixit, Prateek Kuhad, Parikrama

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to learn a musical instrument and guitar made the most sense to me. Multiple variations of lockdown and working from home gave the perfect opportunity and time and I took the bait by July '20.

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

Why do you play guitar?
It feels nice to re-create the music that I love and is a way to connect to that music. Probably someday I can play well enough to play it for someone.

What are your goals for the future?
1. Probably get over the fear of performing in front of people and perform at some open mic or few unknown people or even record and upload
2. Attempt to sing with playing
3. Some lead solo-ing
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Offline Smudger

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1032 on: January 22, 2021, 12:50:49 pm »
Nickname: Smudger
Real (full) name: Stephen Smith
Age and birthday: 49 - 30th March 1971
Habitat: Leicester, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squier Stratocaster Affinity

Which guitar do you currently play on? Squier Stratocaster Affinity

Which amp(s) do you own? None at the minute

How long have you been playing guitar? Just starting

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None at the moment as have only just started but am looking to learn and play the blues

Who are your favorite bands? Eric Clapton is my main influence as well as BB King, Robert Johnson as well as other greats of Blues Music as well as discovery modern Blues players as well

What inspired you to start playing guitar? As mentioned previously EricClapton is the reason i want to learn the guitar

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No but something i would enjoy in the future as well as participating in Blues Jam nights

Why do you play guitar? Always wanted to learn to play guitar

What are your goals for the future? Having had a few start and stop moments with trying to learn the guitar so i am determined to stick with it this time and fulfil my dream of learning to play the guitar finally.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1033 on: January 22, 2021, 04:17:01 pm »
Welcome Zurura & Smudger - You've found a great place to hang.

@Zurura - Visited India many times in a past life - Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore mostly. BIL is Indian as well. I love cooking up Chicken Tikka Masala and Aloo Gobi - Unfortunately here in middle American haven't found a Vindaloo near spicy enough...

@Smudger - You and I appear to be on similar musical journeys. I can't wait to get out of intermediate and start Justin's blues course... I've been starting and stopping for 45 years.  I am an expert at being a beginner - LOL..
New old guy getting on the Blues path
Picked up the guitar again Dec 17, 2020
Fender Squire Bullet Strat & Fender Mustang I v2
iRig - iPad - MPOW BT Receiver - Pyle Mixer
"Learn what you need to learn when you need to learn it" - JS

Offline Smudger

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1034 on: January 22, 2021, 04:33:59 pm »
Welcome Zurura & Smudger - You've found a great place to hang.

@Smudger - You and I appear to be on similar musical journeys. I can't wait to get out of intermediate and start Justin's blues course... I've been starting and stopping for 45 years.  I am an expert at being a beginner - LOL..
Thanks for the welcome Ex-Calif

It does indeed sound like we are on a similar path with regards to our learning path and end goals. Like you I am looking forward to progressing through the Beginner/Intermediate levels and starting on the Blues Course but baby steps first lol.

It seems as though I’m starting to become an expert at this beginner lark as well

Offline rgdlyons

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1035 on: January 22, 2021, 09:05:39 pm »
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.[/i]

Nickname:Bob
Real (full) name:Robert Lyons
Age and birthday:70 10/31/50
Habitat:Hershey PA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Les Paul Special II, Aspen Acoustic, Martin d15M

Which guitar do you currently play on?Martin first then the Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own?Epiphone Mini, Vox AC30 Headphone Amp

How long have you been playing guitar?Played a little 40 years ago on Aspen then nothing for 35 yers until March of 2020

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

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

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

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

Why do you play guitar?It takes my mind off of other things and I just like playing

What are your goals for the future?To be the best guitar player an over 70 guy can be and to learn the music theory behind what I'm doing. I want to get to know my insturement thoroughly.

Offline derfman01

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1036 on: January 23, 2021, 07:33:58 pm »
Nickname: derf    Fred Spelled backwards
Real (full) name: Fred S
Age and birthday: 66
Habitat: Calgary , Alberta

Which guitar(s) do you own?  LyxPro

Which guitar do you currently play on?  LyxPro  My Grand Daughter and I are sharing the LyxPro.  And
if I can get the hang of this. I will buy my own in a few months.

Which amp(s) do you own? LyxPro AGL-20

How long have you been playing guitar?  10 minutes I bet I am the newest player here (LOL)

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Justins Beginner Course ;-)

Who are your favorite bands?  Hendrix, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Watching YouTube  Hendrix, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd

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

Why do you play guitar?  Mainly to cover my favorite songs .

What are your goals for the future?  Just a basic how to Play a guitar


Offline MacNobody

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1037 on: January 24, 2021, 03:37:10 am »
Nickname: MacNobody
Real (full) name: James
Age and birthday: 43 (6-13-77)
Habitat: US


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Special II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
same

Which amp(s) do you own?
the one that came in the pack, but after some experience I'll upgrade as a reward to myself

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Zero days, my package will be in the mail this week.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Prog rock (TOOL) classic rock (Led Zeppelin), Stevie Ray Vaughn and Guns N Roses



Who are your favorite bands?
TOOL, Led Zeppelin, SRV, Metallica, Clutch, GnR, lots of different rock, classic rock and country

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always been mesmerized by the magic way people can bring sound out of an object and I love the guitar.

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

Why do you play guitar?
I want to make music that I love, even if all I ever do is play other peoples songs for myself!

What are your goals for the future?
Learn some songs, get hooked on this.

Offline Bunkerman

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1038 on: January 24, 2021, 05:52:00 am »
Hi my username is Bunkerman and I'm a new player. I am interested in the Tenor Guitar and I hope this site is useful for that. Thanks, Brad

Offline zurura023

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1039 on: January 24, 2021, 07:51:05 am »
Welcome Zurura & Smudger - You've found a great place to hang.

@Zurura - Visited India many times in a past life - Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore mostly. BIL is Indian as well. I love cooking up Chicken Tikka Masala and Aloo Gobi - Unfortunately here in middle American haven't found a Vindaloo near spicy enough...

Thanks for the warm welcome mate. Must say you definitely love your spice. I got decent spice in NY & Chicago when I visited, not exactly as here though. Do give a shout out if you are heading east anytime soon.

Cheers,
Gautam
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Offline DonEast

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1040 on: Today at 01:11:45 am »
Nickname: Aero
Real (full) name: Don East
Age and birthday: 52
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Schecter Omen 6, PRS SE Custom 24, Fender Tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Prs is my main axe at the moment.

Which amp(s) do you own? Revv Generator 120 MK3

How long have you been playing guitar?  25 years Ish

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Metal

Who are your favorite bands?  Metallica, Starset, Monuments

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  The Grunge era / Nirvana

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not at the moment

Why do you play guitar?  I just love it!

What are your goals for the future?  Improve my lead playing.

 

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