Author Topic: Introduce yourself  (Read 437431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline delta7

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 3
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1890 on: January 13, 2019, 12:10:16 pm »
Nickname: delta7
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha acoustic / Epiphone dot / Fender tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? all

Which amp(s) do you own? blackstar

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 years

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk

Who are your favorite bands? Bob dylan/ BB King

What inspired you to start playing guitar? BB King

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? be a competent player

Offline atolla

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1891 on: January 13, 2019, 10:38:29 pm »
Nickname: atolla
Real (full) name: Jason
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Cambridge, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Vintage acoustic & Squier Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both, but mainly the strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey

How long have you been playing guitar? Just started 2 weeks

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? When I eventually learn to strum properly, I guess it will be rock!

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC, Floyd, Queen, Dire Straits etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? family

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? To be able to play the guitar, including riffs & solo.

Offline woodjer

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1892 on: January 14, 2019, 03:46:59 pm »
Nickname: woodjer
Real (full) name: Jeremy
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Alvarez acoustic & Fender Tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Boss Katana

How long have you been playing guitar? I've owned my Alvarez for about 20 years.  Tried learning off and on for most of it (mostly off though). Currently in my longest sustained stretch of regular learning/playing...about 6 months.  So yeah...let's go with 6 months.  Been on the JG plan for about 2 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, rock, country, pop, folk...not much music I don't enjoy.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, I guess.  Don't really think about that when I pick a song to try out.

Who are your favorite bands? Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Lang, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are probably the ones I'd list off the top of my head.  Again, not super picky.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad decided to buy my kids each a ukelele and they started asking me about why I didn't play my guitar. 

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

Why do you play guitar? fun, stress relief, sense of accomplishment while I'm learning

What are your goals for the future? Short term: Keep plugging along the JG path.  Longer term: Be able to play some tunes for friends/family.  Even longer: Get to a point where I can teach my kids a little.

Offline fxrguy

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1893 on: January 14, 2019, 05:03:53 pm »
Not sure why this should be so hard, but I don't see a link in the "Introduce Yourself" thread for starting a new post...

Offline Arthur B

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1894 on: January 15, 2019, 10:23:41 pm »
Nickname: Arthur B
Real (full) name: Arthur Budd
Age and birthday: 70, December 1948
Habitat: Dorset, UK
Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG15 Gold

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Almost anything except rap!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? After 6 days?

Who are your favorite bands? Family, Curved Air and The Doors rate pretty high.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I tried 50 years ago and gave up due poor equipment and lack of tuition. Thought it was about time to try again.

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

Why do you play guitar? I wanted to do something new to keep the little grey cells active.

What are your goals for the future? I would like to be able to play something that vaguely resembles music.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 09:09:29 am by Arthur B »

Offline bolkohir

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1895 on: January 17, 2019, 01:03:41 am »
Nickname: Bolk
Real (full) name: Andres Rincon
Age and birthday: 28 December the 18th
Habitat: Miami Beach, FL USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
RockJam Strat style electric guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The RockJam

Which amp(s) do you own?
RockJam MG10

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been on and off for several years, but really getting into it since 2 months ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Grunge, Alt Rock, New Metal, Industrial Metal, Indie Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, I restarted recently, but I'd say grunge and indie (?).

Who are your favorite bands?
Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, Slipknot, Rammstein.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've been a fan of music since very young age, being rock music one of my favorites genres I was always drawn to playing the guitar. What really inspired me to start was Nirvana's "Sliver: The Best of the Box" album.

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

Why do you play guitar?
I always wanted to rock along my favorite tunes, music has been an important part of my life and playing guitar makes me feel good and relaxed.

What are your goals for the future?
Improve at playing the guitar, and maybe play for other people to enjoy music as much as I do.

Offline Hans Meindersma

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1896 on: January 19, 2019, 10:11:36 am »
Hello. My name is Hans Meindersma. I am 76 years old, living in Brazil but originally Dutch. I play since my 13th left handed on right handed guitars. I am very glad I found this page. Thank you so much Justin!

Offline bbk

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1897 on: January 19, 2019, 09:05:58 pm »
Nickname: bbk
Real (full) name: what's in the name..nobody  :(
Age and birthday: in full speed towards magical 50..46 mid of this year  :'( (1973)
Habitat: London


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG750s. Got it as free  :)

I'm a leftie and actually find a left handed guitar a more comfortable plus natural. But almost everyone I know are right handed. Learning on RH so can play on other's places.   

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
New year's resolution & planning for a nice play at 50th b'day  ;D. Hoping this will be the 3rd successful one out of last 21.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, country & slow melodies

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
chords chords chords , down x 4, Dx 2 U x 2 and one minute change...a justin guitar beginner genre (???;D

Who are your favorite bands?
Guns n Roses , dire straits


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I actually learned basic chords (C D E G A Am Em) in my 20's but never progressed further. Then married, wife & kids, jobs, friends, drinks...just too much and time flew by. Now I'm bored, don't go out much after works or when off as almost everyone seems busy with something, movies are not worth watching these days. In short, have time to kill and thought I'll surprise everyone with playing guitar myself at 50's b'day.

Found Justin's Guitar course, read reviews, tried it few days and after almost 2 weeks feel confident that I can progress.

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

Why do you play guitar?
Honestly don't want to get any older but have no choice  :(. If anyone missed it then to play a song or two at my 50th B'day.

What are your goals for the future?
Unfortunately way past the best before date and not looking to be rockstar surrounded by half naked beautiful ladies. Well what men in this forum don't dream a dream like that  :P but need to be realistic. 

4th time I'll be typing this but doing so getting more inspired. I want to play a song or two on my 50th B'day.

Wish me luck  8)

Offline Biker1125

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1898 on: January 20, 2019, 02:37:12 pm »

Nickname:Mark
Real (full) name: Patrick Mark
Age and birthday: 61 and Jan 6th
Habitat: Alabama, US

Which guitar(s) Two DBZ BARCHETTA Guitars, one in Lotus and the other Tigers Eye

Which guitar do you currently play on? I am using the Lotus colored one to learn on, no particular reason

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 3

How long have you been playing guitar? About 2 months

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? D,A,E,Em,G,and C chord LOL

Who are your favorite bands? Scorpions, Bad Company, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Cars, Police, RHCP's, Nirvana, etc. etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Have always wanted to play

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

Why do you play guitar? Because I want too!

What are your goals for the future? Just to be able to play simple tunes at the moment and progress from there.[/]

Offline turtleDonkey

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 6
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1899 on: January 20, 2019, 02:50:42 pm »
Nickname: turtleDonkey
Real (full) name: Romain
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: France

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica, Fender MIM Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender MIM Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar

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

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pink floyd, Hendrix, the Beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar? David gilmour

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

Why do you play guitar? For fun/relaxation

What are your goals for the future? Continue to have fun, become decent at rythm guitar, learn to improvise
I play like a turtle and sound like a donkey.

Offline fatfatboy

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1900 on: January 21, 2019, 06:21:49 pm »


Nickname:Fatfatboy
Real (full) name:Kirk
Age and birthday:51, April
Habitat: Pacific, Mo. USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squire Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Squire Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Sawtooth practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Practice

Who are your favorite bands? Rush, ZZ Top

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just something I always wanted to do.

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

Why do you play guitar? It's got wires that vibrate and gives music.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play some blues licks.





Offline Badgerman

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 8
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1901 on: January 23, 2019, 06:26:19 pm »
Nickname: Badgerman
Real (full) name: Jim
Age and birthday: Too old! All I’ll say is that I’m a Sagittarius.
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? A lovely G&L Legacy

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? A tiny starter amp. A Blackstar.

How long have you been playing guitar? A few months, although “playing” is not the right word!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, I suppose, but I like diverse styles. You should see the music on my phone!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? It’s a new style I have created, I call it hacking wildly at various chords.

Who are your favorite bands? James, Talking Heads, REM, Cocteau Twins

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I really wanted to be able to play an instrument, despite believing myself to be utterly tone-deaf (I tried learning violin many years ago at school and teacher told me I was). I’ll be honest, it took a lot of convincing myself to even try the guitar. I love guitars, listening to them, taking songs apart in my head and working out what each instrument is doing. Tackling minor chords recently has been good, I now listen for them in songs now I know what they are. I am starting to wonder if I’m not actually tone deaf after all.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? That’s funny!

Why do you play guitar? Not really sure, right now. I’m currently finding it very hard and deeply, deeply frustrating. Does anyone else ever feel that?

What are your goals for the future? To play a chord cleanly! Just once.

Really, I’m deciding at the moment whether to carry on or not.  :(

Offline MrBumble

  • Arena Rocker
  • *****
  • Posts: 535
  • Good Vibes 17
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1902 on: January 23, 2019, 09:27:43 pm »


Why do you play guitar? Not really sure, right now. I’m currently finding it very hard and deeply, deeply frustrating. Does anyone else ever feel that?

What are your goals for the future? To play a chord cleanly! Just once.

Really, I’m deciding at the moment whether to carry on or not.  :(

You are not alone!

I would guess that most, if not all of us feel the same way from time to time. I certainly do and I've been "playing" for 19 months this time round. (And I admit to closer tho 70 than 60.)

Don't lose heart, you are among friends on this, the most supportive and welcoming forums.

So, Badgerman, welcome to the forum!
Guitars - Gretsch 5120, Ovation Celebrity, Revelation RJT60Q.
Pedals - TC Polytune 2, Mooer BluesCrab, Boss CE5 Chorus, Boss RC3 Looper, TC Flashback 2
Amplifiers - Fender Super Champ 25 SE, Laney A Fresco, Marshall G30R CD,

Offline Badgerman

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 8
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1903 on: January 23, 2019, 11:01:43 pm »
Ah, thanks MrBumble! That’s really nice of you to say. I suppose we all have the same issue, but not knowing how other people get on is tough - do they find things hard? Do you all play every new chord perfectly first and every time and it’s just me who can’t?

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Offline scott5150

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1904 on: January 26, 2019, 12:58:41 am »



Nickname: Sammy
Real (full) name: Scott Mag
Age and birthday: 46, Sept 1972
Habitat: Haskins Ohio USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Jackson Js32 Dinky , Epiphone 1964 Texan re-issue

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider V20

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80's Hair Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever the next lesson is

Who are your favorite bands? Sammy Hagar, Metallica

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've tried a few times in the past. Now I'm mature and have a little more patients.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Never, this pure enjoyment and stress reliever from my real job.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun!

What are your goals for the future? Embarrass my daughter in front of her friends with my mullet and ripped up jeans.

 

Get The Forum As A Mobile App