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Offline adam 63

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1455 on: May 14, 2017, 04:50:11 am »
Nickname: None Really
Real (full) name: Adam Tegel
Age and birthday: 53 6-12-1963 (yes, I'm old)
Habitat: Sydney Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone ES339 & Fender CD220SCE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Depends on my mood.

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Bassbreaker 007

How long have you been playing guitar? About 5 years, but I had a very slow start first 2 years when nowhere

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Alternative and a bit of Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Again Depends on Mood.

Who are your favorite bands? Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones and everyone in between

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play, then one day I finally pulled my finger out.

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

Why do you play guitar? Just personal enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? Not sure (this is my biggest problem at the moment).

Offline ThatDutchGuitarPlayer

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1456 on: May 18, 2017, 08:52:46 pm »
Nickname: ThatDuthGuitarPLayer
Real (full) name:Jaap
Age and birthday:June 1961
Habitat:The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? Spanish Acoutic Guitar of my son :-)

Which guitar do you currently play on?That Spanish Aucoustic one

Which amp(s) do you own?No apms needed  8)

How long have you been playing guitar? 0 minutes so starting today

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son who does play and did everything online.

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

Why do you play guitar? LIke the instrument and sound it provides

What are your goals for the future? able to play in  hall, metro or other acoustic area, or just outside in the park

Thanks for bringing this resource of information online, wil already love it.

Cheers
Jaap

Offline RoryG

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1457 on: May 18, 2017, 10:10:52 pm »
Nickname: RoryG
Real (full) name: RoryG!
Age and birthday: 36
Habitat: England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1 x Frankencaster
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Dove Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mainly my Stratocaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AC4C1-12

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and off fo 22 years

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
SRV, Clapton, Gary Moore, BB King, Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, John Mayer, King King, Cream, Aynsley Lister, King of the World, Hundred Seventy Split, Danny Bryant.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Dad 's old Cream records!

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

Why do you play guitar?
For myself really!

What are your goals for the future?
To develop my skills and really find my own style /sound.

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Offline Hanko von Schlichting

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1458 on: May 22, 2017, 09:32:56 pm »
Nickname: Hanko
Real (full) name: Hanko von Schlichting
Age and birthday:
23, born in April 1994
Habitat: Pretoria, South Africa

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier by Fender Steel String)
Cort AC-15 (Nylon String)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Squier by Fender

Which amp(s) do you own?
Unfortunately it's currently broken, and it's high time I get it fixed.

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and half for almost 10 years, with a 5 year break in between.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I definitely have no favourite.  Love everything that involves musical talent.  But a great fan of indie.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie.

Who are your favorite bands?
Mumford and Sons, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Ed Sheeran & Passenger.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My Grade 6 teacher, Mr Freese, who unfortunately passed away 4 years ago.  But he was a real inspiration in my musical journey.  And my parents first, who bought me my first guitar and encouraged me to start playing it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I would absolutely love to if I found the time.  Right now, I'm not in anything official.  But hopefully that'll change soon.

Why do you play guitar?
So many reasons.  But it provides peace of mind, and deepens my love of music. It allows me to feel like I am still in control, even when the world tries to teach me otherwise.  It's a bit of a safe harbour for me. 

What are your goals for the future?
I want to continue playing, never give up, and hopefully just have the opportunity to touch a few people with my music. 

Offline ILJoe

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1459 on: May 23, 2017, 05:27:57 am »
Hi all.  Joe here and I'm new to the board.  I've been reviewing the beginners lessons and the site looks awesome.

Offline phalo

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1460 on: May 23, 2017, 05:25:46 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:phalo
Real (full) name:dianna
Age and birthday:over 50,july
Habitat:australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?Ibanez and an unknown acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?mainly ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own?marshall

How long have you been playing guitar?about 2 years

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?anything as im still a beginner

Who are your favorite bands?acdc,metallica ,tool,old metal ..black Sabbath ,zeppelin etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[

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

Why do you play guitar?love it

What are your goals for the future?to improve a lot .lol

Offline Lord_Gigabyte

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1461 on: May 24, 2017, 11:17:35 am »
A warm welcome to all the new members! I sure hope you enjoy your stay and have lot's of fun in your guitar journey.

Keep at it, work those strings and you'll be playing your first chords in no time.

Good luck and have fun!
I'll get it in the end. Just don't give up, that's the key....

Offline dasingle

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1462 on: May 24, 2017, 09:59:49 pm »
I'm kind of new to guitar playing.  I started out well with lessons and have a few guitars as of now!  In 2013 I was training for a bicycle race and was hit by a car.  After trying to play right hand I have found out that I can't play well, not that I played well before.  So I guess I will need to convert to playing left handed.  So I have a bunch of right guitar s that I can barely play.  But I think I can overcome this!


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Offline dasingle

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1463 on: May 25, 2017, 12:17:37 am »
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:
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

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?

What are your goals for the future?


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Offline Lord_Gigabyte

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1464 on: May 25, 2017, 09:40:06 am »
I'm kind of new to guitar playing.  I started out well with lessons and have a few guitars as of now!  In 2013 I was training for a bicycle race and was hit by a car.  After trying to play right hand I have found out that I can't play well, not that I played well before.  So I guess I will need to convert to playing left handed.  So I have a bunch of right guitar s that I can barely play.  But I think I can overcome this!


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Hey dasingle: are you right or left handed? If you're right handed, maybe that hand needs some more attention from the doctor? I'm a lefty myself, and i don't see myself playing with my right hand. (I've tried at first, but it became clear, very soon that i'm to play left handed). Kudos to you if you're truly ambidextrous, that's a gift afaik.
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Offline dasingle

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1465 on: May 25, 2017, 03:15:11 pm »
I'm a right handed person!  Talked to the good doctors about this there is not much that can be done!  I can't straighten​ enough to fret it yet looking at an playing a lefty Taylor I can strum and finger pick no problems! So I guess I will try going left.  Thanks! To be good enough to hangout and play at camp fires on vaction

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Offline bengowah

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1466 on: May 26, 2017, 02:43:46 am »
Hey all. Been attempting to play for electric guitar for some time. I think I might be the suckiest guitarist of all time.  I'm beginning to wonder if I'm ever gonna play worth a dang. I'm near to giving up and taking up golf.

What's the secret to playing electric cleanly. I get a bunch of noise, with notes ringing out.

Anyone have some last ditch effort suggestions?..

Offline dasingle

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1467 on: May 26, 2017, 05:03:38 pm »
Practice is a good thing!  As you practice more your fingerings will improve.  As far as being a sucky player you can't have that honor, that's mine

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1468 on: May 26, 2017, 07:33:06 pm »
@Bengowah,

if you're feeling up to it, start with Justin's beginners course. Keep at it and do the work that's presented there. I've started out from scratch and it helped me A LOT!!. With the help of the forum here, and the BC, you'll be playing songs and having fun at it too.

Don't forget to stop by here: https://www.justinguitar.com/en/PC-000-Practice.php and you're on your way.

The main trick is to keep at it and do the work. At first, slowly. Speed and accuracy come in time. (aka; with enough practice).
But above all, have fun with playing the guitar. As long as you like/love playing ,everything else comes almost natural. (And with good solid practice ofcourse)

Now go work that course.  ;D
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Offline Majik

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1469 on: May 26, 2017, 07:56:55 pm »
@Bengowah

I will add: if you are a beginner to electric guitar, do NOT try to learn with high-gain settings on your amp.

Whilst this suit the style of music you ultimately want to learn, you need to learn the basics and you need to do that without the problems of managing high-gain which is not only difficult to control, but can also mask bad technique.

Learning how to play with high gain is a challenge in itself, and it's something you will need to do eventually, but ONLY after you have got to grips with basic technique. High gain requires a clean technique and good muting skills. The former needs to be learned before you crank the gain up.

I hope that helps.

Cheers,

Keith
Guitars: PRS Singlecut S2, Fender Tele Lite Ash, G&L Legacy Tribute, Freshman Apollo 2 OCBX
Amps: Bugera G5 Head, Boss Katana 100
All sorts of other stuff.

 

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