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Offline aquathest

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1935 on: April 10, 2019, 10:10:14 am »
Nickname: aquathest
Real name: Kim
Age: 34
Habitat: Melbourne, Australia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Monterey MEA-17N Acoustic - cheapie from JB Hi-Fi

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one mentioned above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 days!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop, rock, acoustic rock, 90s RnB

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet but I'm gravitating towards the songs I know for the beginner course like Walk The Line.

Who are your favourite bands?
Hanson, John Mayer

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always loved music and I love to sing so always wanted to learn but never really had the chance. I have decided that I'm not getting any younger and why not teach myself a new skill that I have always wanted to learn? How good would it be to play some tunes and sing along? I am always amazed by John Mayer's guitar playing!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but that would be amazing to sing in a band! Although at my age and my work and family commitments, I don't see it happening unfortunately.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love to learn new things and feel accomplishment at a new skill. Also because I love music and I want to be able to sing along to songs I can play.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play some songs and sing along with my son. To instil in my son with a love of music and inspire him to learn new things and take on new challenges.

Offline ShirtLesPaul

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1936 on: April 13, 2019, 04:59:22 am »
Real name: Jason
Age and birthday: 49 (soon to be 50)  :o
Habitat: California

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Breedlove Atlas AC-25 and Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the electric is new, so the Epiphone is my go to right now

Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney Cub 12R and Roland AC33

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Hard to say, since junior college but always on and off - let's just say A LOT of dog years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Old school Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock, got the electric just recently to get back into it again

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Angus Young strut around like a madman on stage and still play like a beast

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Would be fun, but family comes first

Why do you play guitar?
Because I feel music in me. That probably sounds stupid, but really, listening to Gilmore play Coming Back to Life - it pulls strings deep inside, and yes I sing in my truck and really get into it (even with the family in tow)

What are your goals for the future?
to be able to sit out on my back porch and just play (and not sound unpracticed), maybe play at a coffee shop, hopefully get my girls excited about an instrument? pass on my instruments to them, pass on my passion.

Why are you here?
Because I need motivation. I need other like-minded people around me that are seeking the same goal. That fuels me. It gives me a purpose and just makes me push past the tired eyes of a long day at work and pick up my guitar. I need some motivation back and to finally take my guitar a little more serious than I have in the past. Well, and to have some fun too!  ;D
"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley!"

Offline brianlarsen

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1937 on: April 13, 2019, 03:48:29 pm »
I need motivation. I need other like-minded people around me that are seeking the same goal. That fuels me. It gives me a purpose and just makes me push past the tired eyes of a long day at work and pick up my guitar. I need some motivation back and to finally take my guitar a little more serious than I have in the past. Well, and to have some fun too!  ;D
Welcome aboard 'Shirley'  ;)
All the above suggests you have come to the right place.
I strongly recommend you take yourself over to the AVOYP section of the forum as soon as possible.
It's full of positive, interactive and helpful individuals with a wide spectrum of ability, with the common purpose of sharing their enjoyment and progress.
Hope to hear some of your music soon  :)

Offline Taobill

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1938 on: April 13, 2019, 09:53:22 pm »
Nickname: Taobill
Real (full) name: William Briggs
Age and birthday: 58 (01/25/1961)
Habitat: Branson, Missouri, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor GS Mini, Taylor 714CE, Yamaha CG172SF,  Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on? GS Mini and 714CE

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate CA30DG & Boss

How long have you been playing guitar? on and off for most of my life

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? fingerstyle

Who are your favorite bands? No real favorites

What inspired you to start playing guitar? No idea actually, just love music

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

Why do you play guitar? Love the challenge

What are your goals for the future? To be more comfortable playing in front of people.

Offline Ceryndrion

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1939 on: April 16, 2019, 03:11:18 pm »
Nickname: Ceryndrion (Ceryn for short)
Real name: Christopher
Age: 43
Habitat: Nottingham


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone LP-AFD
Chapman ML3-Pro Modern

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone POS

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss Katana 100
Orange Micro Dark

For how long have you been playing guitar?
6 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80s rock, a little country, random stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Badly

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden, Dire Straits

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Was watching a livestream one day, the person was randomly playing on their guitar and I thought "I wish I could do that", so went out and bought a guitar, and found myself hooked

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


Why do you play guitar?
I grew up surrounded by music, with many members of family playing instruments, myself included (trumpet), but let it drop. Now in middle age, I want to learn the guitar and play some of the songs I've always loved.

What are your goals for the future?
To one day be able to feel comfortable enough with playing a guitar that I could say to someone 'hey, listen to this', and not feel embarrassed that I hit half of the wrong notes.

Offline Quest

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1940 on: April 17, 2019, 01:15:03 am »
Took me ages to work out how to do this.
Hi
I am Gary  and thanks Justin for all this amazing work. Just bought 3 more of your books. Although I sing and play for fun and for the elderly at the home where I work. I want to learn so many more songs and get better at playing them.
I have 4 guitars at the moment. Ibanez pro . Then I bought an echo for a bit of abuse. Found an old fenda and took parts off that and custom built the echo. Then bought a special edition Epiphone hummingbird. Now I own a 100th anniversary Gibson Hummingbird.  I tried a Gibson LezPaul yesterday. Not sure what to think. It was not as exciting as I hoped. As playing the first two high strings G E seemed to not sound right, The lower and dropping the D was great. So not sure about playing an electric after 40 years.
So here I am on a new adventure. happy to be here and get to know you.

Offline ur3kMazino

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1941 on: April 19, 2019, 10:22:54 am »
Nickname: urek
Real (full) name: bryan
Age and birthday: 11/9/87 age 31yrs
Habitat: Malaysia (im from the Philippines)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Some time ago a friend gave me a cheap acoustic guitar which he bought before but never used then a few days ago i bought an ibanez ax120 electric guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez ax120

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Cort cm15r

How long have you been playing guitar?
Been playing since i was around 13, just on and off and only plays the songs i like and im not really good at it lol

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock, some love songs, slow rock, punk, metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Not realy much but some local filipino rock songs, some slow rock and some love songs that i can sing along with my friends when hanging out( drinking)

Who are your favorite bands?
Journey, ac/dc , bon jovi , trivium , rage againts the machine, metalica, black sabbath, sublime, marroon 5, green day, foo fighters,kamikazee and the script guns and roses and skidrow

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
At first i just thought its really cool to learn guitars and chicks dig guitar players haha but as time goes i really enjoy playing even when im alone and bored and it relieves stress( but most of the time makes me stressed specially when i cant hit the correct note i want to play haha)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not really.. once i got to jam with a local hometown band but thats all
Why do you play guitar?
Not much really but i enjoy the music i make (even if all the people around hearing it was so annoyed )

What are your goals for the future?
Well im not really trying to get a career in music industry i just wanna play all the songs i like and will like in the future.. just enjoy playing guitar as of now.

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Offline _Sandra_

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1942 on: April 20, 2019, 07:55:10 pm »
Nickname: _Sandra_
Real name: Sandra
Age: 48
Habitat: Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG 830

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one mentioned above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None (yet).

For how long have you been playing guitar?
For nearly 1,5 years net time (had an injury in my left hand and had to pause)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
It´s easier to say what I don´t like. Thats Jazz, Operas, and Hiphop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play mainly the songs of the beginners course.

Who are your favourite bands?
In my shelf are many CDs (yes, I still buy them) of Pink Floyd, Enrique Bunbury (and the former Heroes del Silencio), Mike Oldfield. My Frusciante collection is currently growing also Jethro Tull. So it seems my favourite genre is progressive rock.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Solos of David Gilmour.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, but I would like to.

Why do you play guitar?
I felt that I should learn some kind of arts. Since I can´t draw nor paint, I have to try music.

What are your goals for the future?
Finishing the beginners course and consolidation. Playing more songs, learn some Blues things. Buying a Stratocaster and applying what I´ve learned so far. Exploring where my strengths in Guitar playing are (Fingerstyle? Blues? The Picked Fingerstyle-thing sounds great, or Rock?).

During the last months I made the expierence that listening to some kind of music and playing it are two different things. I am no big blues fan when it comes to listening to it. But it´s fun to play, what I initially didn´t expected. In the beginning of my guitar playing I wished to learn fingerstyle, what I still want, but in the meantime I made the experience that I learned alternate picking quite fast, so the need for an electric guitar came up. Some months ago I rather thougth my second guitar will rather be another acoustic for fingerstyle. So it´s not so easy to predict in which direction my guitar playing will develop in the future.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1943 on: April 21, 2019, 08:59:05 am »
A big welcome to all new members.
Give me a shout out if you need help finding your way.
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