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Offline Oletimer

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1635 on: February 07, 2018, 03:11:43 am »


Nickname: Oletimer

Real (full) name: George

Age and birthday: When I was born they used Roman Numerals on my birth tablet

Habitat: West Midlands, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1970 Kimbara acoustic, 2005 Santos Matinez acoustic, 2014 Jaxville Fender Strat copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 I like to spend some time on each, they all speak a different language.

Which amp(s) do you own?
 A cheap 10 amp Rockburn - it'll do to learn on.

How long have you been playing guitar?
 I have owned my guitars for about 4 years but have only just begun to believe I can actually learn to play them.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
 WOW!, that's a big question. I think I enjoy anything that's played well, i.e: Mark Knopfler's 'Going Home' (Local Hero), but I am leaning toward soft sounding country/ folk/ classical finger picking numbers (Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, etc) for my own playing pleasure.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? At the moment none, the ignition is on, the engine is running and I'm in first gear with the clutch in, ready to let rip.

Who are your favorite bands?
How much space have we got?
1, Dire Straits (who can't like their music) 2, Queen, 3, most of the 60's and 70's bands.
4, Loads of country/ folk singers and light classical's.
(I've been around a long time and the wonderful 60's n 70's was my teen's - we were spoilt for choice, there was so much brilliant music about (and we could see it live) that's why so many kids today love the music of yesterday, it is so timeless and memorable.


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 It's something I tried when I was young, but life got in the way. Now I've got time (retired) I want to catch up a bit.

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

Why do you play guitar? For the sheer pleasure of learning, I wish I had persevered a long time ago.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to be able to play some pleasant music on the guitar, and put a smile on my face doing it.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1636 on: February 07, 2018, 03:24:07 am »
Good evening everyone & thank you to Justin 👍

Ok well I have been taking lessons since October & feel like I have got no where so decided to look into Justin’s lesson to run along with mine....

I’m a total novice & at 40 feel a little lost with it all 😕 I have completed Justin’s level 1 & Started looking at the songs for beginners which started to loose me! Sould I leave the songs & continue with level 2 or try to get these songs down folks?

Hang in there bro, It ain't always easy but we're all learning, go back over Level 1, just to make sure you've nailed it, then progress on to Level 2. I'm following you through the same course, persevere, you'll get there. George (Oletimer)

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1637 on: February 07, 2018, 05:45:37 am »
Hey George, where in the West Mids are you from? I’m from Halesowen, quite a bit further down the line than you by the sound of it and having a ball!
It’s a great forum and a great learning path, you can’t go wrong on here, good luck for the future!!!
Having fun learning Guitar and Ukulele, what more could you want?

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1638 on: February 09, 2018, 06:03:41 pm »
Nickname:[not got one :-(]
Real (full) name:[Martin Clarke]
Age and birthday:[53 march]
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?[Ibenez vc50njp]

Which guitar do you currently play on?[as above]



How long have you been playing guitar?[2months]

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?[allsorts]

Who are your favorite bands?[madness]

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[2 grandchildren started playing, so I thought I'd give it another go 32 years after 1st try]

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

Why do you play guitar?[As above, Grandchildren]

What are your goals for the future?[get playing 1st 3 cords without ooking ]

Offline TexasBo

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1639 on: February 10, 2018, 06:09:07 pm »
Nickname: TexasBo
Real (full) name: Bo
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: USA, Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Alvarez by Yairi WY-1, Yamaha Pacifica 112v

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yairi WY-1

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Champ Silverface

How long have you been playing guitar? Picking it back up after a 35yr break, so starting all over

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything to learn really

Who are your favorite bands? Foofighters, KebMo, Chris Stapleton, BlackBerry Smoke

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just enjoy music, listening and trying to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not with guitar, played harmonica in a band 30 years ago

Why do you play guitar? it is relaxing and challenging all at the same time

What are your goals for the future? to learn enough to play basic blues and songs for friends and family

Offline dakadama

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1640 on: February 10, 2018, 07:36:16 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: Dave
Real (full) name:Dave
Age and birthday:63   
Habitat:Massachusetts, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Practicing on a Gremlin. Son, studying to be a Luthier, is building us one

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?

Offline dakadama

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1641 on: February 10, 2018, 07:40:45 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:Dave
Real (full) name:Dave
Age and birthday:63
Habitat:Massachusetts, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Gremlin

Which guitar do you currently play on?Gremlin

Which amp(s) do you own?None

How long have you been playing guitar?3 Months

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Just Practicing. No real songs yet

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Son becoming a Luthier

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?

Offline dantheman1983

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1642 on: February 11, 2018, 12:18:18 pm »
Real Name : Dan
Age: 34
Habitat: Surrey, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Basic stuff

Acoustic - Yamaha 310 &
Electric - Squier By Fender

Which guitar do you currently play on? After 9 months on Acoustic, trying electric now
(going to do grade one when I'm up to it)

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar? 10 / 11 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s) Indie/ Alternative Rock,  Soft Rock, other variations

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Above if messing around or whatever I'm told to!

Who are your favourite bands?  Biffy Clyro, Travis, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters
                                              Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers, The Verve, Athlete, Arctic Monkey's
                                       Oasis, Blur, Arcade Fire, Chill Peppers, Elbow, Queen, Gun N Roses, Keane

What inspired you to start playing guitar? friend / enjoying music in general, no specific guitar hero

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

Why do you play guitar? I've already been interested in guitar (tried and gave up at 17)
                                    Now I have more determination (but less time...) to learn
                                    I needed a hobby and I enjoy practicing and the sound of my guitars

What are your goals for the future? To become a competent player and hopefully played with others

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1643 on: February 14, 2018, 07:46:59 pm »

Nickname:Zedhead
Real (full) name:Justin
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: Bucks, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6
Martin D15M just bought from a friend at a bargain price. Too scared to play it!!
I'm also a leftie.
Which guitar do you currently play on? Seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?None

How long have you been playing guitar? I've dabbled for a few years but I'm now following the Beginners Course.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Grunge. Love Zeppelin, Tull, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and many more of that ilk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? My dream is to play Down in a Hole by AIC, Simple Man and Nothing else Matters. At the moment I play anything that's possible for me.

Who are your favorite bands? The above bands amongst many others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? As a kid I always wanted to play guitar as I loved Rock music but sadly we didn't have much money. Then life, kids, mortgage etc. got in the way. One of the biggest regrets of my life is not learning the guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No band in their right mind would want me!
Why do you play guitar? Because of my love for music and for relaxation although it can get frustrating.

What are your goals for the future?
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 I would like to be able to have the skills to learn all the songs I love from people like Justin, Marty etc. via their internet videos.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 08:03:12 pm by zedhead »

Offline Skilletlicker

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1644 on: February 18, 2018, 10:15:48 pm »
Nickname: Skilletlicker
Real (full) name: Bert Malsom
Age and birthday: 65 years old ( 1952 )
Habitat: Memphis, Tennessee

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6 Original

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Two days.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk. Especially folk from the Appalachian and Ozark mountains or the Mississippi River Delta.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
So far, mostly the D chord

Who are your favorite bands?
  • Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers
    Gid Tanner and The Skilletlickers
    Memphis Jug Band
    The Carter Family
    Frank Stokes
    Charlie Patton
That's an incomplete list for the 1920's. Could make separate lists for each decade since.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Realized I'm too old to die young and have to do something to fill my time.

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

Why do you play guitar?
I've always loved the sound of guitar fingerpicking. Wanted a guitar as a little kid so my folks bought an organ. Played keyboards, badly, for more than 50 years. Figure I'm old enough now to play whatever I want.

What are your goals for the future?
Would like to be able to play a little of everything with some degree of mastery of finger picking and flat picking.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1645 on: February 19, 2018, 09:31:19 am »
Hi Skilletlicker! Welcome aboard.

I really enjoy the list of bands you posted and would'nt mind exploring the other decades :D

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1646 on: February 19, 2018, 10:03:08 am »
A big welcome to all new members.
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1647 on: February 19, 2018, 05:23:08 pm »
Nickname:Philthy
Real (full) name: Phil
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: North Wales near Chester

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez RGIR20FE
Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own?

Boss Katana 100W 1X12
Blackstar HT-5 Metal

How long have you been playing guitar?

Since 1991 or 1992.

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

Heavy metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Metal.

Who are your favorite bands?

Metallica, lamb of God, Amon Amarth, clutch, corrosion of conformity etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Dad always listened to Queen, status quo and dire straits when was a kid, so I always thought the electric guitar sound was magical. This led to my discovery of thrash metal in 1988 and that changed everything.

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

No.

Why do you play guitar?

I have to. Even if I just quietly playing chords unplugged while watching T.V.

What are your goals for the future?

To try and get an understanding of what I'm actually doing rather than just riffing and jamming to CDs.

I will mostly be lurking but thought I'd introduce myself.


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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1648 on: February 20, 2018, 09:33:56 pm »
Nickname: RickyTfinger
Real (full) name: Richie
Age and birthday: Silver surfer
Habitat: West Mid's - UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Dot (ES335) + Squire Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? Epiphone when at home & Squire Strat when at work

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG50CFX + Squire 10W + Cruiser 10W

How long have you been playing guitar? Well attempting to play since Jan this year  :-\

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Most things really  ;D

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not that good yet

Who are your favourite bands? To many to list but: Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Clapton, Voodoo Daddies, Cherry Popping Daddies, most stuff from the eighties  ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved the guitar but just never got around to it.

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

Why do you play guitar? I don't, I'm just learning  :D

What are your goals for the future? Just to be able to play a song without making mistakes!  ;D

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1649 on: February 20, 2018, 09:42:59 pm »
Nickname: NY_Attitude
Real (full) name: Kandi
Age and birthday:
Habitat: Southwest US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? The same as the above

Which amp(s) do you own? None yet...looking for a good one appropriate for a newbie who isn't going to be doing gigs.

How long have you been playing guitar? 3-months

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Beginner

Who are your favorite bands? Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Led Zep, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've wanted to play the guitar for a long time but never had the time nor did I make the time. I've had 4-spinal fusions and am now, unable to work as a teacher (I was for 17-years) and decided to take it up.

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

Why do you play guitar? I love the guitar and all it can do.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play actual songs from memory and to become good at fingerpicking as well.

Favorite guitarist? Mike Campbell- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
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