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R.F.W. road case
« on: December 13, 2020, 02:54:57 pm »
Welcome to my roadcase.

First adventure -

I initially tried to learn guitar in 2004, but I didnt have the discipline or patience to practice regularly, so this attempt was short lived.
Below is my first guitar that I ended selling.



Second adventure -

After many years, last November I decided it was time to try again and this is when I discovered Justin's course and bought my first electric guitar and amp




It didnt take long before the GAS syndrome took hold and I purchased an acoustic guitar.



As it was birthday in May, my girlfriend bought me a looper pedal and as my amp didn't have a FX loop, I treated myself to a new amp.



Around this time I was struggling with the F chord and didnt really focus on following the beginners course and stopped playing briefly for two months in September.

3rd time lucky-

I recieved a voucher from work for Christmas and decided my looper pedal needed some company, so I built my first pedal board and recommenced Justin's course at Grade 2 last week and decided to learn songs instead of using the app.



My next guitar purchase is planned once I have completed and consolidated the beginners course.

Learnt Songs - Mad World, Walking the dog.
Songs in Progress - Live forever, wonderwall and Dont Panic.

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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 05:52:23 pm »
Hi RFW, you have some fine equipment here, you should be well sorted for at least a beginners course duration :) I hope to hear from you some recordings and hopefully you keep on going, all I can say is that I wish u best of luck!

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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 02:42:20 pm »
Dig your story. You're off and running now. Settle in and let 'er rip!

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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2020, 06:53:16 pm »
Bet your new acoustic has more volume & projection than your old one. With a pickup, you could run it through your effects pedals, which would sound cool.

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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 07:23:57 am »
Looking good there, RFW, enjoyed the intro, fine collection of instruments and gear, and you have done well in your initial postings. So keep on and look forward to following your progress as you progress.

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 02:19:02 pm »
Having spent several weeks on Grade 2.8 with the  stuck 3&4 chords. I am happy with my progress to move onto 2.9 for the F chords.

New Practice routine -

5" songs répertoire
2" work on F Chord
2" work on Fmaj7, Fmini
2/3" PFC dm to Fmaj7/C, Am7 to Fmaj7/C
2" C Major scale
2" Finger gym
4" Californication Riff
5" Strumming (even 8th notes with accents on beats 2&4, currently at 80bpm on one chord and Old faithful)
10" New song work
10" work on songs in progress.

learnt songs.
Mad World
Walking the Dog using A7,D7 & E7.

Songs in Progress.
Live forever (structure ok, down strums only, will revisit again to add the 16th note strum pattern)
Wonderwall (individual sections learnt, need to work on joining them together, plus later the 16th note strumming)
Dont Panic (Structure ok, still miss accuracy between dm and fmaj7/C)

New Songs
Thats entertainment
House of the rising sun



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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 03:02:00 pm »
Seems you have a good routine there RFW, keep on rocking my friend :)

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 11:57:25 am »
Awesome story!! Now stop buying and keep playing more 😀
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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 01:05:15 pm »
Nice collection there, but I’m willing to bet once you get some more songs down GAS will strike again, purely from the point of view that when you start playing more diversity the sounds from your guitar (electric) won’t quite cut it! No guesses for how I know 😂😂😂
You’re learning some great songs, I’m guessing that they’re ones you like; further down the line it’s good to learn some that you don’t particularly like but present a bit of a challenge to play. It really does help with progress; this was pointed out to me by a good friend who is a session guitarist, she has to basically be able to play anything regardless of genre to keep working!

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 01:10:37 pm »
And i assume that visiting a smaller guitar shop is a bit like visiting a bookstore.

/introvert
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 04:14:41 pm »


Nice collection there, but I’m willing to bet once you get some more songs down GAS will strike again

Thanks, however GAS is a real problem, I may need to buy a bigger house to store my guitars:-)

I will have my HB strat next week and I already start to think which guitar to get next. I quite like the idea of having an offset collection, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, flying V & a G&L fallout.

but first  I need to learn to play.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 04:16:23 pm »
And i assume that visiting a smaller guitar shop is a bit like visiting a bookstore.

/introvert
A guitar shop is liking visiting a record shop. Its difficult to leave without buying something new.



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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 05:44:02 pm »
So the same as a bookstore 😀
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2021, 06:07:06 pm »
Only if you like books

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2021, 07:09:39 pm »
Who doesn’t  >:( :o
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2021, 04:57:41 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2021, 05:36:17 pm »
Happy days, happy playing!

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2021, 05:42:03 pm »
What a beauty, happy NGD!

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2021, 05:42:31 pm »
Woop there it is!!!
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2021, 05:43:28 pm »
It sure does look rather nice, what does it weigh? My friends seems quite heavy (around 8-8.5 lbs) but I’ve heard that the weight does vary a bit.

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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2021, 06:24:03 pm »
It sure does look rather nice, what does it weigh? My friends seems quite heavy (around 8-8.5 lbs) but I’ve heard that the weight does vary a bit.
No idea of the weight, but its lighter than the epiphone. So happy days

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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2021, 07:35:53 pm »
No idea of the weight, but its lighter than the epiphone. So happy days
Sounds like you got a lighter one! What do you think so far?

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R.F.W. road case
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2021, 12:13:31 am »
Beautiful guitar. Hope you get more playing time tomorrow


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Re: R.F.W. road case
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2021, 10:35:23 am »
Nice story RFW - You have serious GAS - LOL...

The idea that WFH gives you all this free time is baloney.  The first round of layoffs last year added 10 hours to my workload.  I was doing 60 hours a week in front of the box from like May to August. I got it down to a more reasonable 50 at the end of the year but with retirement announced I am shedding projects and only doing like 40-45 a week.

I am pulling for you to carve out some "you" time and get it in the schedule. It's like exercise. Everyone tells me that you have to "schedule" it in.  Yeah, exercise sucks so I will schedule in guitar practice.

I am an old fart so I get up like 4am.  I try to do 10 minutes of exercises in the morning.

"My wife said if I don't stop messing around with the guitar so much she is gonna take the kid & the dog and leave me."

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