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Offline guitarninja

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #425 on: July 03, 2018, 10:10:51 pm »
There are many who had no previous know how who have really done well, from someone who did play (badly) before I  can assure you 100% that if you follow the Beginners course religiously you will soon be playing recognisable songs and the further you continue the more intricate additions you will be able to add to the basics. It’s not easy and you have to be serious and dedicated to learning but it works and works really well!
Thank you!

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #426 on: July 04, 2018, 04:39:18 pm »
Nickname: Rufusragatip/Rufus/Ruf
Real (full) name: Mark
Age and birthday: 1961
Habitat: Gloucestershire

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

Which guitar do you currently play on? Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 weeks

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Big Band (Glenn Miller) through to popular music and most things in between (exceptions being Punk Rock and Katie Price)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? 'Turnthatampdown'  ;D

Who are your favourite bands? Animal Nightlife, Prince, Glenn Miller, U2, The Shadows, Bob Marley, Roy Orbison, Pink Ffloyd, Brand X, Kevin Wilson, Pentatonix  ::) ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but I have been on the stage at The Albert Hall,.............. sweeping it. ;D

Why do you play guitar? To save my sanity from having to sit and endure Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Eastenders with the wife - and I wish to accomplish something worthwhile for myself before I become fertilizer for Daffodils.

What are your goals for the future? To avoid becoming fertilizer for Daffodils anytime soon, and to master Cavatina and Duelling Banjos without any mistakes.
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Offline Countryfan

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #427 on: July 06, 2018, 06:03:41 pm »
Nickname: None
Real name: don
Age and birthday: 47
Habitat: South east England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Simon and Patrick Woodland Spruce Pro

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The S&P

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

For how long have you been playing guitar? Couple of months


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I’m really getting into country
But it also a pretty mix of stuff....Blues, rock,metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? 5 chords a couple of scales. And some tunes that i murder


Who are your favorite bands? Hootie and the blowfish, Chris Stapleton, Ashley McBryde, Lady Antebellum, RHCP, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller so many more


What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always something I’ve wanted


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Hell no doors closed curtains shut

Why do you play guitar? It’s fun. But it means I can focus on one thing and everything just fades away


What are your goals for the future? Just to play. Get better, and not to have the cat run and hide

Offline cirrostratus

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #428 on: July 07, 2018, 03:38:26 pm »
Thanks Justin!

Nickname: cirrostratus
Real (full) name: Dan Scott
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: Central Texas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Jasmine S34C w/ Elixir Polyweb strings.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Jasmine S34C.

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? Noob.

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

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

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Desire to understand music. Trying to figure out why I like some types of music more than others. The challenge of acquiring a new skill. Ego.

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

Why do you play guitar? Was much cheaper than a piano.

What are your goals for the future? Better understanding of the mechanics of music. Successfully play, "Twinkle, Twinkle..." Acquire ability to pick up hot babes at future nursing home (don't tell my wife).

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #429 on: July 07, 2018, 08:28:25 pm »
Nickname: None
Real name: J
Age and birthday: 30ish (next week)
Habitat: Central USA (essentially middle of nowhere)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Classic Vibe 50s and Ibanez GIO

Which guitar(s) do you currently play on?
Squier Classic Vibe 50s and Ibanez GIO

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar ID BEAM 20w

For how long have you been playing guitar?
For about 6 months(just messing around with it) about 15 years ago and more recently for roughly 3 months(of real practice)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Almost everything...Rock, Metal, Very little Pop, Blues, Very little Country. I will listen to anything with talent pretty much.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever Justin tells me. Mostly rock but I'm very interested in playing proper blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
I could go all day from Linkin Park to Led Zepplin to Journey and Bryan Adams.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Found Justin's website. Made it so easy to pick it back up again because last time I was learning from the KISS(keep it simple, stupid) guitar book(I think that was the name).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope. I don't plan to either but I also will practice as if I will.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's cool.

What are your goals for the future?
Just playing songs and recording for myself and practice. Mostly show off to friends how awesome I am.

Biggest current enemy?
G7 to C7

Would be awesome to meet?
Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Bryan Adams (there are much more but these are the ones that really changed my idea of "real music" ). Also, I want to include David Draiman (Disturbed) for pure vocal talent. John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) for pure performance ability and vocals ability. I don't know how I forgot him.
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Offline RhythmPeanut

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #430 on: July 08, 2018, 05:11:44 pm »
Nickname: RhythmPeanut
Habitat: Seattle, WA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Schecter C-6 Elite

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Schecter C-6 Elite

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Champion 20

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About one month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alt-rock, hard rock, punk, metal, and more!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm learning various styles of rock, but mostly focusing on fundamentals right now.

Who are your favorite bands?
Rise Against, Paramore, Lesley Roy, Van Canto, Icon For Hire, Evanescence, Pentatonix, and many others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always wanted to be something more than just another office worker, and looking at the big-name bands having fun and rocking out on stage finally gave me the push I needed to pick up a guitar of my own and start making music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not currently, but I'm very interested in joining or forming a band and playing gigs when my skills are up to snuff.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun, and because there's a deep connection you can make with music and your fellow performers that just doesn't happen with normal jobs.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to develop my skills and become a competent player, then join or form a group and start playing gigs. My shoot-for-the-stars goal is to be able to retire from my current field and make a living as a professional musician.

Offline hilts17

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #431 on: July 08, 2018, 05:24:42 pm »
A big welcome to all the newbies who joined recently.
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #432 on: July 12, 2018, 07:35:03 am »
Nickname: bubblesort
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 39, Aug 18
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?: Westone Electra Dynasty XV3GR, and my classical guitar is a Yamaha G-180

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? It says Rock Town on it.  It's been kicked in and beat up.  I don't know the model or anything.  It's punk rock or something, LOL

How long have you been playing guitar? Less than a week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Everything.  Blues, Metal, Classical, Jazz, Country, Chiptunes, Folk, Filk, Parodies... I'll probably write some parodies while I'm learning.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Chords.  I drill chords.

Who are your favorite bands? Howling Wolf, Yngwie Malmstein, Leslie Fish, Queen, The Protomen, Buddy Guy, random weird stuff on mad music podcasts and Phil Milstein's Probe web site.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I had the guitars laying around since middle school, so I finally picked them up and decided to make some noise with them.

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?

Next fourth of July, I want to busk on the beach.  Or at least play on the beach (IDK what the permit situation is like for busking).  I'd also love to be able to jam with people at MAG Fest.

So far the course is good.  I'm just drilling 3 chords, and I'm ok with that.  I don't follow the recommended practice routine.  My practice regimen is 10 minutes drilling on each chord change, on electric and then on acoustic.  With the first 3 chords, that's 60 minutes of drilling.  After I drill a chord change for 10 minutes I take a break for 20 minutes and do other things, because my finger tips can't handle much more than 10 minutes at a time right now.  I"m getting better, though... might go up to 15 minutes soon.  Anyway, after I do that, I transcribe a song from my head.  Yesterday I did red river valley, because it's a lullaby my dad used to sing me on this guitar, and I miss him (my Yamaha acoustic used to be his).  Today I did the French national anthem, because France is in the world cup finals.  It's just finger picking individual notes for super simple tunes, but I think it will probably help train my ear, and it's a fun exercise to keep my fingers on the strings.  Then I practice finger picking the strings with my right hand while watching a tv show for 30 minutes or so.

I'm not totally new to music.  When I was a kid, my parents made me take 11 years of classical piano training.  I didn't like it much, but I know enough theory that it changed how I listen to music.  I didn't retain enough to know how to turn my single note transcriptions into chords yet or anything like that (I don't know where the notes are on the neck yet), but I dig theory and technique.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #433 on: July 17, 2018, 07:11:22 am »
Hi All!  I'm Eric.  This might sound a little weird, but I'm learning blues guitar in order to improve my sword technique. 

I practice koryu iaido--classical Japanese swordsmanship--and have always thought that it is somehow related to music (particularly improvisational forms like jazz and blues).  Not sure how I wound up there, but I caught Justin's lesson on the 'language' of the blues: the alphabet/scales, words/licks, and putting them together into phrases that communicate ideas.  All of this resonates strongly with swordsmanship, which involves a few common elements that often combine into recognizable patterns (like riffs), and develop into an improvisational point/counterpoint harmony (if that doesn't sound too wacky).  It isn't Japanese, but this scene touches on the relationship:





So to get at that, I went and picked up a cheapo (but surprisingly decent) $80 Strat copy, and registered here. I used to do drunk college-guy strumming about a million years ago, but never developed any proficiency.  Now I'm working my way through the foundations, with the goal of getting into improvised lead playing.

We'll see how it goes.

Offline MichaelJD

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #434 on: July 18, 2018, 05:49:57 am »
Hello people, I also new to this guitar music forum.

Hope to meet and interact with many people

Offline me-strings

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #435 on: July 20, 2018, 03:08:25 pm »
Nickname: Me-strings

Real (full) name: Patricia

Age and birthday: 48

Habitat: Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine G-series (electro-acoustic)
Richwood (electric)
Motion (acoustic, metal strings)


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine

Which amp(s) do you own?
none (yet)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started to learn 1,5 year ago and gave up after a few weeks. Willing to try, learn en to master this time  :P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
varies a lot, like a lot of genres, none particular, as long as it touches me one way or another. Sometimes its the music, sometimes the singer's voice, sometimes the guitarplay, sometimes the lyrics...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
still have to find out what my favorite is going to be

Who are your favorite bands?
Have no favorite bands, I prefer favorite songs. My MP3 is a mix of many things

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just love the sound of an acoustic guitar, it touches me so deeply, especially picking, like in Hotel California, dust in the wind,... Music can make me cry :-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
not yet, but who knows, also a great singer, :P so...

Why do you play guitar?
Loving the sound, mastering patience, lol, the fun, the challenge, further see all the above.

What are your goals for the future?
Having a great and loving relationship with my guitar(s). Bringing the best out of eachother

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #436 on: July 21, 2018, 04:42:21 am »
Nickname: Harpmaker
Real (full) name: I'm not famous so it doesn't matter. :)
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Central Pennsylvania, US of A

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6+GT (steel string acoustic)
Yamaha Pacifica 112 (electric strat clone)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull S6+GT. Haven't received the Yamaha yet.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet. For the time being, I can run the electric through my Zoom MRS-4 digital recorder and use headphones.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've tried to learn to play on my own for about a year. It's only been in the last 4-6 weeks, since I discovered Justin's YouTube videos, that I've gotten anywhere!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like pretty much everything except rap. I intend on focusing on fingerstyle, but I have to learn to walk before I can run.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Would Justin's One-Minute-Changes count as a genre? :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Honestly, I go by individual songs. The songlist on my MP3 player is the strangest thing you ever saw! :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The movie Crossroads and the solo guitar version of Classical Gas

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

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment, other people within ear-shot can suffer. :)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to do the Finger-Gym as well as Justin!
Nickname: Bizz

Real name: Joel

Age: 33

Habitat: Eastern North Carolina.

Guitars I own: Squire Affinity Tele (w/Fender pickups added), Fender FA-100.

Which do I play? Both.
Sometimes I play the fool.  ;D

Which amps do you own?
Heh.  Here I am lacking...just a Fender Mini Twin.

How long have you played?
Well, I have tried and gave up so many times that I try not to think about it.  But thanks to a very special lady I have quit smoking, stopped sniffing meth, and reduced my all around drug intake by about 95%.  And you would be surprised how much scratch you save when you aren't buying cigarettes and speed.
Figured, what the hell.
Picked up the Tele first, around the first of the year, then then the roundhole, then started making upgrades to the Tele.
Thought I would learn to play her a song.
I am making progress faster, and easier than ever before.
A wonderful lady, and of course Justin is all you need.

(So I also picked up a uke, a harmonica, and an autoharp, because...
Because...
Because  I still need to work on impulse control.)

Which are your favorite genes?  Well, in my eye, genre is an unfortunate confine invented for some reason.
I think the biggest disservice a person can do to themselves is cling too tightly to genre. (This coming from a guy who at one time could out-snort Charlie Sheen at Stephen King's birthday party at Studio 64.)
I listen to anything once.
And listen again if I like it.

What genre do I play most?
I am just on my second or third baby step still, so keep it quite simple.  I really enjoy finally being able to play the early rock and roll I first loved as a lad when I found my old man's records. 
Buddy Holly is a lot of fun.
(Thanks again, Justin. )

Who are your favorite bands?
While I still try and avoid this kind of thinking, this time it is less for any ideological reason and more that I have too many to cover. 
I love those nights when the action dies down and even the party animals have gone to bed, and you sit out in the yard (once with a few packs of smokes) and just talk about the xx--xx you love with whoever else is up.  Long directionless conversation that covers everything from Dimebag, to Chopin, to Dimebag, to ABBA. 
(That being said, I do have one favorite.  One at the top.  The one band who has carried me since third grade through everything else (even that brief period in high school that crossed the yard of Kid Rock).  I may reflect on the scope of their careers, consider the sociological impact they had on the world, or even visit the things that inspired them, but...in my heart of hearts, I am one of those squealing teenage girls swooning over the Beatles.)

What inspired you to start playing?
Well, I heard it was the best way to really improve your skill with air guitar.
But really it's just the feeling that even the simplest chord change can have such a deep impact on me.  It's incredible.

Do you play in a band?
I won't even play with my cat in the room yet. 

Why do you play guitar?
It's all about those magic changes, man.

What are my goals?
I would really love to open for Hendrix. 
Okay, sorry.
Right now, build up more finger strength.  Be able to move pinky.

(Also, Harpmaker...
Classical Gas...
YES!  It's a favorite. That moment after the brass fades back in and Williams lays back in to the riff with just a little more emphasis.  It's just so good!  Like the start of the third verse in Beatles' Baby's in Black...where the double tracking and McCartney's harmony drop off just for then lyric "she thinks of him" with Lennon leaning into it just a little harder...THAT is what I love.)







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Offline jasons

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #437 on: July 23, 2018, 01:34:14 am »
Nickname: Jas
Real (full) name: Jason Sinclair
Age and birthday: 43 - 12/08/74
Habitat: Brisbane Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Admira Irene (classical) and Sigma DMC-1STE

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both above

Which amp(s) do you own? None at the moment. Have used Fender Acoustasonic 15 and Fender Bassbreaker 18/30.

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months (started classical 18 months ago but stopped after 3 months due to work)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 80's glam metal, aussie rock, blues, jazz, classical, country......

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classical, blues, pop, rock, country

Who are your favorite bands? Many and varied. More about whether I like a song or not than the band....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani, others....

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet - is on my list.....

Why do you play guitar? Played music as a kid, took up guitar as it was portable and versatile in terms of things to play. Mainly took it up because I love music and want to write songs.....

What are your goals for the future? Song writing.

Offline sixsrtung

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #438 on: July 28, 2018, 02:06:30 am »


Nickname: Sixsrtung(typo from years back, I am terrible on keyboards of all sorts)
Real (full) name: Toddo
Age and birthday: 47 years young
Habitat: Canada/Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagul Entourage, Greg Bennett 6 string acoustic (favourite), Takamine 12 string, Taylor big baby, Yamaha fd120, Kay archtop (very old), MIM Fender stratocaster, Fender stratocaster Squire affinity( In pieces being moded), Artist Lp (Chibson, terrific guitar (220$AUD), Warwick Rockbass, Fender Jazz bass( American standard), Cort Acoustic bass.

Which guitar do you currently play on? MIM Fender, Jazz Bass, Yamaha Fd120

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland modelling amp (very heavy, very loud), Ampeg cab and head ( for bass), Behringer acoustic amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? 20 years

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

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

Who are your favorite bands? All of them, influences should come from everywhere

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Randy Rhoades and Stevie Ray Vaughan R.I.P

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Play bass guitar in a band , sorting out a solo show now with guests

Why do you play guitar? Love original songs and  singing

What are your goals for the future? Keep thumping the low end in the band(very fun) and Establish a three set solo show, Improve blues skills to attend more open jam sessions in my area
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #439 on: July 29, 2018, 10:28:02 pm »
Nickname: Shalo
Age and birthday: 16  22/1/2002
Habitat: Portugal (That one country people keep mistaking for Spain)

Which guitar(s) do you own? A steel-stringed accoustic by a brand called Aria. I don't know how to be more specific.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Read above.

Which amp(s) do you own? Maybe one day I'll have a guitar to use an amp on.

How long have you been playing guitar? 5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock (Expecially Progressive Rock, blues rock and psychedelic rock) , most heavy metal subgenres and blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Girlschool and many others I'll keep out to keep it short.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My older brother and listening to Kelly Johnson (the former guitarist from a band called Girlschool).

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

Why do you play guitar? Because it's great fun to play tunes from some of your favourite bands.

What are your goals for the future? To get to the point where I can play my first David Gilmore solo and strum some of my favourite songs like Trains by Porcupine Tree.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #440 on: August 05, 2018, 08:32:21 pm »
  • Nickname: nova_asgard
  • Age and birthday: 33 years
  • Habitat: Spain

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 112VMX

Which guitar do you currently play on?
That one!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Micro cube

How long have you been playing guitar?
Played Spanish guitar for a few years when I was a teen, then tried to pick out electric in my late 20's, but didn't stick to it. Now –in my mid 30's– I feel it's the time!

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm just a few stages into the beginners course

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Alice Cooper, Nightwish, Saurom

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Back in the day, I had some friends at school who were taking lessons, so I signed up too, and I had a blast.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I wish!

Why do you play guitar?
It's a nice hobby, very different to what I do for a living. It also feels good to play music!

What are your goals for the future?
My current goal is to finish the Beginners Course. After that, we'll see what looks like the best path. Eventually I would like to be able to play rock & metal tunes.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #441 on: August 08, 2018, 03:48:51 pm »
Good afternoon

Nickname:Dubwolf
Real (full) name: Lovro
Age and birthday:24, 16.07.1994

Habitat: Croatia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Les Paul LP-100

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Les Paul LP-100

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG10CF

How long have you been playing guitar?
For one year

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

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


Who are your favorite bands?
Sabaton,Nightwish,AC/DC,Accept,Powerwolf and many more


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Honestly,i need relaxment from work

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

Why do you play guitar?
To keep my mind occupied from work and to relax

What are your goals for the future?
Probably to join in some bend and have fun

Offline Nickoli

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #442 on: August 09, 2018, 03:00:16 am »
Nickname: Nick, or Nickoli back in High School
Real (full) name: Nicholas
Age and birthday: 30, May 20th
Habitat: Florida/Colorado -- Florida currently

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I started my journey with the Jasmine S34C, and have recently picked up a 1998-99 Squier Stagemaster on craigslist that I'm enjoying thoroughly.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I try to grab them both equally honestly. Currently trying to do my formal practices with the acoustic because I'm still doing changes with F and its harder to get all strings to ring clearly, aka more progress to be had.

Which amp(s) do you own?
My dad had a Fender Frontman 15R collecting dust and no guitar to play it with, so I snagged it for now. Perfect for my needs.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since November 2017. I started Justin's course in December, and have been steadily plucking away. I had two or three other attempts at the guitar throughout my life, but they all ended the same way--selling the guitar and moving on. This time it stuck.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock, blues, classic metal, funk, R&B, hip hop, jazz, classical etc etc etc. Very broad.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I have just been approaching the songs that Justin has in his beginner course, but have really zeroed in on Walk of Life, Wish You Were Here, Folsom Prison Blues, Lay Down Sally, Take it Easy, etc...so I guess you could say classic rock/blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Rush, Tool, Iron Maiden. Many many others, but I could listen to those all day long.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was a decent trumpet player growing up, and then put it down for about 15 years. Last year I tried to pick it up again and was disappointed at my progress because I had been so proficient in the past. Then I moved back to Florida and had to be in an apartment for 8 months so all trumpet playing went out the window. My desire to make music was still there, so I convinced the better half it was a good idea to buy an acoustic guitar and give it a thorough try!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Negative. I would love to jam with a few of my old friends soon though. Or maybe play on a street corner somewhere.

Why do you play guitar?
I have a burning desire to create things. Music being one of them. I play because it makes me feel good, and is a complex puzzle worth learning.

What are your goals for the future?
Basically just to progress at a comfortable rate until I die. I always want to be learning. Most of my friends throughout my life that play guitar have almost zero knowledge of music theory, and having been classically trained on the trumpet that always seemed like such a handicap to me--My goal is to learn music theory as it applies to the guitar, and allow my playing to benefit greatly. Another goal I have is to be more active on this forum, and to record/post myself playing. The internet allows us all to connect with each other in a way that almost seems unreal, and I need to utilize it more often!

All I can say is, I wish I would've found Justin's method the last two times I attempted to pick up the guitar. This has been a wonderful 8 months of learning, and I can't wait to keep it rolling! I'm basically just trying to get a few more changes up to 60 per minute, and then I'll be starting the Intermediate Course.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #443 on: August 12, 2018, 05:16:53 pm »
Nickname: Rabyab
Real (full) name: Donald Sutherland
Age and birthday: 56
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? Faith neptune/ PSR

Which guitar do you currently play on? PSR

Which amp(s) do you own? BLACKSTAR

How long have you been playing guitar? Still trying to learn

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock

Who are your favorite bands? beatles, bowie,dylan,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? love of music

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

Why do you play guitar? enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? To final learn to play guitar due to arthritis and frustration it has been a stop start process over the years

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #444 on: August 12, 2018, 06:17:25 pm »
Nickname: Revernd Rhythm
Real (full) name: (yeah, let's not do that)
Age and birthday: 40 years old ( or that, either )
Habitat: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Strat
Fender San Miguel Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
San Miguel

Which amp(s) do you own?

10 Watt Marshall practice amp
Mid-Seventies Sunn A212

For how long have you been playing guitar?
First started at around 14. Piddled for a few years, including a stint in a playing band, but never committed to actually getting good at the thing.  Put it down at about twenty, only picked it up a handful of times since.  Back here to start over and maybe learn something.  :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock. Sixties and seventies, mostly. Some alternative Rock. I'm open minded, though and have music from a lot of genres in my collection.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, back in the day.  That'll probably remain as the main focus for now

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just loved music.  Wanted to be able to make it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I did a long time ago, but we were just a small local thing, and I wouldn't call us well known.  Played a few shows, recorded a few records that we sold at those shows and at school.  Pre-internet, so that was how we could do it.  All recorded on 4 track tapes!

Why do you play guitar?
I just want to be able to make some music. And my biggest regret is not having kept up with it or having learned it properly.

What are your goals for the future?
Be a better a guitarist than I was when I was in the band.  I also want to build my next electric guitar and tune up the old tube amp...I never got a proper chance to use it.  Anything more than that is a bonus.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #445 on: August 13, 2018, 09:05:01 am »
Nickname: TheBraveSirRobin
Real (full) name: Sean
Age and birthday: 52 years old ( nearly 53 )
Habitat: Robin Hood county, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Affinity Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier Affinity Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang I V2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock,  Blues, Metal (but not metal with screechy or grunty vocals).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I wish I was good enough to play any genre. Hoping to get good enough to play some classic rock. 

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Therion, Sanctuary/Nevermore, Volbeat, Rammstein to name a few.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always loved music and I'm having a mid-life crisis ;-)

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

Why do you play guitar?
Just want to enjoy myself playing along to my favourite songs.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play along to my favourite songs.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #446 on: August 13, 2018, 01:22:32 pm »
Welcome to the newest members of the forum. Enjoy your time here and have fun learning and playing.
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #447 on: August 13, 2018, 04:08:53 pm »
Nickname: TheBraveSirRobin
Welcome ... and surely a Monty Python fan as well ... all good.

There's an idea ... a Monty Python song contest :)

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #448 on: August 17, 2018, 10:05:00 am »
Ya got me. Big Monty Python fan. Good job I'm not a superhero 'cos my kryptonite would be for the bad guys to put on Holy Grail's Brave Sir Robin scenes or Life of Brian's Biggus Dickus scene and I'd be helpless with laughter.

I wouldn't mind playing some of Eric Idles's songs eventually.
 

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #449 on: August 17, 2018, 11:50:36 am »
Ya got me. Big Monty Python fan. Good job I'm not a superhero 'cos my kryptonite would be for the bad guys to put on Holy Grail's Brave Sir Robin scenes or Life of Brian's Biggus Dickus scene and I'd be helpless with laughter.

I wouldn't mind playing some of Eric Idles's songs eventually.
LoL

 

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