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7 Oct 2007
Hi folks,

finally I got time to introduce myself smile.gif

First, my real name is Dieter, I'm 26 and I'm living in Düsseldorf, Germany. I'm an IT Network administrator for the biggest motorcycle- clothing and techparts company in Europe.

I'm playing guitar for almost 10 Years now. I learned everything by selfeducation, only equipped with a book for chords at start and EVERY, trust me when I say EVERY, songbook from Bon Jovi. I got them from my brother because he's a very big fan. So I made my way.

Today I'm able to play EVERY (again smile.gif) Bon Jovi song on earth *G*
I've played in some bands so far and got some solo gigs on weddings, partys etc...
Most of all times I was playing acoustic versions of well known pop songs.

Personally, my guitar god (how could it be) is Nuno Bettencourt. First time I heard him was about 10 Years ago when I borrowed my brothers walkman and was listening to the song "Suzi" by extreme. I really was impressed by Nuno's style and rythm. Then my brother showed me all of Nuno's "crazy things" like the live video where he was performing the bumblebee, only using his left hand for the whole song and also starts to talking to the bandmates....drinkin water...... making some jokes etc etc etc ... all while he was playing this reeeeaaaly fast song!
Today I know he was "just" tapping and like Kristofer says "Everybody can do it, just practise!". But I'm still impressed (even I don't like the Dramagods *G*)

Second guitar hero: Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
Second and a half guitar hero: Mark Tremonti (Creed / Alter Bridge)

My equipment shrinked in the past. Left is:
1x Washburn N2 (Nuno Bettencourt Signature)
1x Ovation Celebrity Semi-Acoustic
My lill Pandora and my PC wink.gif
I'm planning on getting a PRS Tremonti. But I'm not sure for now...


Now I've had a break for about one year... I didn't even touched my guitars in that time.
I regret it very hardly.
My rythm feeling and ability to get faster left hand movements are almost totally gone sad.gif
I hit wrong strings by accident, and cant keep up with the metronome anymore. Everything seems if I started playing 4 months ago...

BUT! That's why I'm here. Saw Kristofers standalone page looong time ago and always when I browsed through my favs, passed by his page, I thought to myself "If you can get a teacher like him, you could really improve your play". Now I found GMC and what should I say?? I got LOTS OF teachers like him!

To shorten things and come to a point:
I'm really glad, I found you all and I gues, for what amazing stuff I allready found here, after 10 years I'm starting all over again and learn to play!

Thanks for you work here!
Stingray
5 Oct 2007
Hi @ all,

I just subscribed, really nice at first site. But one thing is getting me nuts:

Everytime I try to watch a video (the "not-free" ones) it asks for my password, over and over and over...
Once I entered the correct password I can see the video. If I continue to the next part of the lesson (same lesson, different video) it asks me again for the pass.

Since I'm an IT administrator,i know it doesn't make sense because htaccess is stored for each session as long as you keep the browser opened :/ I'm on IE7 / Vista btw.

So please help! smile.gif
I really appreciate all your work!

Thanks in advance!
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