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Offline DangerGirl33

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2760 on: January 09, 2017, 02:52:09 am »
Hi forum (and Justin if you read this),

I just want to say thanks for such a supportive place.  I've only been playing ten days but still have used this forum for advice and support.

As for Justin, I am so appreciative of his videos and lessons and the fact he offers them for free is amazing.

Fifteen years ago, I picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time.  Never tried any official lessons, just fiddled around with it until I eventually got so frustrated I quit and gave the guitar away.  The guitar never felt comfortable for me and I thought my hands were too small and could never get the fretting right.

Fast forward to this past summer.  Coworkers and I are talking about guitar (I could not believe how many people at my job play) and I decide I want to try again, but this time with electric.  So, I ask Santa Claus for an electric guitar and amp.  Christmas morning, there are two presents the size of a guitar and amp...I was so stoked!  Then I opened them. The "amp" was actually a panini press (I'm not complaining) and the "electric guitar" was an acoustic.  *sigh* Not again.

Well, I make a deal with Santa and Santa says if I figure out how to play the acoustic, I can get an electric and amp.  So I go hunting on the internet for sites on how to play guitar.  I find Justin with all of his videos and lesson plans and oh my goodness can I maybe make this work?

Well friends, I am ten days in with sore fingertips and I have learned the A, D and E chords, am learning how to change between them and played the first twelve bars of "Three Little Birds" today.  It is exhilarating!

So thank you, forum and Justin, for making guitar a real possibility for me. I have ordered the two beginners song books and look forward to the day when my tips aren't sore and I can comfortably jam with my coworkers.

That electric and amp will be mine...oh yes it will!

Offline VerySlowHand

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2761 on: January 10, 2017, 05:08:18 pm »
I have been playing on and off since I was a kid (now 58 :-[) and I can't believe that I have managed to miss this site. After a few days trying out some of the lessons I have to say that I think it is amazing! I wish that I had a facility like this when I was younger. Justin is an excellent tutor and explains and demonstrates everything so well. As a former teacher (not music, lol) I know that it is one thing to be knowledgable and talented (which Justin obviously is), but another thing altogether to be able to instruct and teach as well as he does .I can see me getting a lot of pleasure and inspiration froom this site. Please keep it going!!

Offline mikeb2102

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2762 on: January 10, 2017, 09:33:24 pm »
I've had guitars in the past, learned to play a few riffs and bits of songs, and got frustrated that I hadn't learned to play it properly. So in the end I sold my guitars.
My daughter is interested in learning piano, drums and guitar, so I created the music room in my spare loft bedroom and she's given me the urge to learn guitar properly this time. I haven't purchased my guitar yet, I get paid on Thursday so I'll be buying one then. Since last Friday I've been checking out the beginners course, checking forum posts for any tips and I've ordered the beginners course book and song book. This is a fantastic site. Thanks Justin for taking the time to teach people and for all the support I've seen already on here.

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Offline Knobelix

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2763 on: January 13, 2017, 12:08:20 pm »
Hi Justin,
I just want to say thank you for everything! And especially for the Springsteen song lessons you've done lately. I'm a huge Springsteen fan and I've been waiting for this lessons for a long time. I understood you don't like song requests, I respect that. But he's got tons of great stuff still waitin;-)
Thanks again for all your work and your passion. You always motivate me! That's great!
Kerstin from Germany

Offline 45years

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2764 on: January 17, 2017, 02:33:49 pm »
[  Thanks for letting me join, and a big thank you to Justin for producing a quality learning system helping me to learn the guitar.  When I first had a guitar in 1971, a 20+ year old electric Hofner Club 50,  there was nothing like the free resources of the internet to help you to learn like there is today.  I did the only thing as many did of buying an old teach yourself book and listened over and over again to records.  However living with my parents at that time was a nightmare - so anti guitar under any circumstances...never knew why...that when it finally broke in late '72 (neck finally snapped off) I was actively encouraged not to get another.  Then life played many cruel tricks as I travelled its rocky road with my wife that any thoughts of learning.....well it was a pipe dream.  So now retired aged 60, decided I'm gonna do it....and have just finished Justin's Beginners book. Excellent way to learn, in a calm logical informative way that sticks even in my old brain!   Thanks again Justin - good luck to you and the family - been there..................!!           


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