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Thanks so much guys! You rock smile.gif wub.gif
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Lovely song and piece! smile.gif

It's not that often that we hear bassists singing and playing at the same time in arrangements like this.
The song is very musical and has a great feeling, thanks a lot for sharing.
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Sep 25 2015, 01:37 PM) *
nice post Bogdan !!!

Laurent


Thanks Laurent - hope you'll find it useful smile.gif
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Thanks a lot Phil and Gab! smile.gif
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Absolute Beginners Guitar Guide


Hey GMCers!

I’m starting this guide to help beginners out there get started with the guitar as smooth as possible. What motivates me is the fact that I had absolutely no help when I was starting out. It took me a really long time to get started as I was discovering things for myself using materials available at the time. At one point, I have even briefly quit guitar just because I didn't know how to properly tune it.


My first ever band rehearsal with a high school band playing covers.


Taking the first steps & getting ready


I’ll imagine that you just got your first guitar and that you know nothing about it. First thing you need to do before playing the guitar is to tune the strings to correct notes. Check out this lesson to learn how to tune the guitar: How To Tune A Guitar

Once your guitar is in tune, I’d suggest getting familiar with it and its features. Casually watch the videos in this lesson to learn how to hold the guitar and how to adjust the tone settings to get ready to play : Holding The Guitar & Basic Tone Settings. Use this lesson to learn the names of the notes and where to find them on the guitar neck (don't worry, you don't need to remember them all): Notes on the guitar

At this point, I think you should learn how to read the guitar tablature. You can do it by watching this lesson: How To Read Guitar Tabs

I remember that my guitar learning progressed much faster from the moment I learned how to read tabs. Learning how to navigate guitar tabs will push you right into the guitar world and it will allow you to actually start learning the instrument since reading guitar tabs skill is needed to follow lessons online, in magazines, books - you name it! Good news is that guitar tabs are relatively simple to follow as they are made for writing down guitar music in an easy way. This is unlike the dreaded skill of reading standard music notation. Many famous guitarists don’t even know how to read standard music notation as learning how to do so can take a while.

Once you know how to read tabs, you can just jump into practicing GMC lessons! All lessons on the site have guitar tabs included.


Chords and playing first songs


Finally, time to actually play the guitar and have fun! When I was starting, my first guitar goal was to learn how to play a few songs by The Beatles. I just wanted to learn them on the acoustic guitar. Guitar is a relatively easy instrument to get started with as it allows us to play all the famous songs in a so called "chord strumming" arrangements. To do so, you only need to learn how to hold and fret some basic chords. I've made a lesson where I'll be showing you how to play basic guitar chords: Beginner Guitar Chords. You should also learn some of the Beginner Strumming Patterns. When learning your first songs on the guitar, you are bound to encounter chords which are more difficult to play yet relatively common. For this special reason, I've made a lesson to help you with those chords and it is titled: Cheating Versions Of Common Chords. If you find the chord diagrams in this lesson confusing or need extra information, check out my Songbooks, Chord Diagrams & Charts Video Lesson. There I'll also share tips on how you can play famous songs using chord books or chord charts that can be found online

My advice when it comes to learning chords is to start with ones you need in order to play a specific song you like. This way, you can immediately make use of the chord shapes you learn practice them further in a fun way by playing the actual song. When learning how to play famous songs, there is a strong chance that you'll encounter dominant 7 chords here and there. These are chords like A7, E7 or D7 (notice the "7" in their name). To learn how to play these dominant 7 chords, please check the following lesson: Dominant 7 Chords Video Lesson. You'll find out that some of these chords, like E7 for example, are actually easier to play than their standard (non 7) versions.

The first song I learned to play on the guitar was "Love Me Do" by The Beatles. I still remember how to play it till this day! It was such a wonderful moment for me that I'll never forget. Here are some famous songs that don't use too many chords and are great for starting out: The Beatles - "Love Me Do", Bob Dylan - "Knocking On The Heaven’s Door", The Troggs - "Wild Thing", B. E. King - "Stand By Me", Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama". Of course, the best approach is to start with a song by your favorite artist.

This lesson, Picnic Panic Video Lesson, is a good example of how famous songs often (re)use the same chords. Drunken Sailor song is a fun one to play and it uses Am, G and Em chords. There is also the famous Whiskey In The Jar Song which even Metallica had a cover for. This song uses G, Em, C and D in the rhythm track. Finally, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Song uses Am, C, E and G chords.

As you can see, learning the following chords can be considered essential as you'll find them in vast majority of the songs: C, G, D, Am, Em.

Now, you are probably wondering how to find chords for famous songs? They are usually available in guitar magazines and song books which you can rent from the library. The easiest way is to search them online. Type in the Google : [artist - song name - chords] as search terms. The songs are usually presented in the format where there are song lyrics with labels for which chords should be played above the lyrics. So you need to match up lyrics with background chords that you need to strum along. Listen to the original song recording to figure out a rhythm to strum the chords in. When starting out, it is fine to strum 4 or 8 times in each musical measure. This will mean that you are playing 4th or 8th notes.

Reffer to my Beginner Strumming Patterns lesson to learn some basic rhythm patterns which you can adapt and apply to playing famous songs. To learn more about finding the beat in music and what 4th (quarter) or 8th (eighth) notes are check my Beat Basics lesson.


Technique Basics


We usually all start by playing the acoustic guitar and strumming chord songs. Then comes the electric guitar! WOW, what a difference isn't it? Silky smooth strings that feel effortless and I shouldn't even mention the low distance between the strings and the fretboard. I remember my first contact with the electric guitar. A friend from school brought his Jolana (Czechoslovakian brand - google it) and a Zoom 505II guitar processor. We had the headphones plugged into it. We all took turns playing THE ELECTRIC GUITAR. I took it in my hands and played the solo from The Beatles song called "And I Love Her", solo which I was practicing on the acoustic guitar for a while previously. When I played the first note, I literally couldn't believe how cool it sounded. It was a smooth lead guitar tone patch set on the Zoom 505II processor and it sounded astonishing to my ears. I was hooked!

To get started with the electric guitar, you do need to practice a bit several playing techniques. First and foremost, I would suggest learning how to hold the guitar pick and how to play the first notes using down and up strokes. Check out the Using A Guitar Pick Video Lesson to get started. This lesson also covers striking all the strings at the same time (strumming) which will be useful to you if you are having trouble playing the acoustic guitar chord songs. Next stops would be to get familiar with what are and how to play the following three techniques: Hammer-ons ; Pull-offs ; Slides. These three are very essential techniques that you should start practicing as you'll surely need to master them over time regardless of the playing style you are interested in. These techniques are used in almost all the songs which are played on the electric guitar, including rhythm and lead playing. You can use this lesson to learn your first scale : learn the minor pentatonic scale. Try using hammer-ons and pull-offs when playing the notes from the scale. Scales are used a lot when playing lead guitar and solos. If you're interested you can check out this lesson to learn how to read scale diagrams: how to read scale diagrams.


Rhythm Guitar


When starting on the electric guitar, one of the first things I did was tolearn how to play the power chords. This was actually my ticket for joining the school band! I learned power chords and BOOM, I was able to start playing simple rock/metal songs like Black Sabbath - "Paranoid", Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Offspring - "Come Out And Play" and others. This was a really cool way to get started and learning how to fret down the power chord shape on the electric guitar is relatively easy since it involves using only two fingers and just moving around the same shape on the guitar neck. You can't get away with playing power chords without using the palm muting technique. This technique is responsible for all those cool sounding power chord rhythm guitar lines.

If you are currently focused on rhythm guitar, I'd suggest to check my Beat Basics lesson which deals with 4th and 8th notes as well as Beat Basics 2 lesson which deals with 16th notes and 8th note triplets. If you are having difficulties internalizing the triplets feel (this is normal!), use this lesson to practice them: Triplets Exercise. Those are called note durations and we use them to subdivide the beat in music in order to create interesting rhythms and grooves. To get familiar with basic note durations or to just practice playing in time, I'd suggest practicing the following exercise lessons: Whole & Half Notes, Quarter & Eighth Notes as well as 16th Notes Exercise lesson.

At this point in your guitar development, it would be a good idea to start learning barre chords. My How To Play Barre Chords lesson covers that. Barre chords are not easy at first, but the good thing with barre chords is that they present a shortcut to playing all the most common chords on the guitar using only a few chord shapes which you need to practice. This is a bit of shortcut and it will help you become a good rhythm guitarist. Knowing how to play power chords will allow you to play tons of rock songs and learning barre chords along with basic, open string chords we talked about earlier will round up your rhythm guitar skills so you'll be able to jam with fellow musicians or play famous songs. There is really nothing else at this point that would prevent you from joining a local cover (or original songs) band if you wanted to pursue that path.

Since rhythm guitar playing quality strongly depends on your ability to keep a steady beat and play in time, I'd suggest checking out how to use a metronome lesson. I'll admit that I didn't really start using metronome until much later and if I knew better, I would have done it sooner. Skipping metronome presented some problems later on in the intermediate stage at the time I was starting to experiment with recording and playing with a band for real. Metronome is not a must by all means and I actually always like to recommend playing along with the backing tracks instead of the metronome, as you get this way the same effect but it is more fun. Playing with a beat will help you push your playing forward if you feel you have trouble keeping the beat on your own.

When I was starting out on the electric, one of my major goals was to learn how to play a rock 'n' roll rhythm and groove like the one in this lesson: Beginner Guitar Boogie.


The Start Of The Journey


Congratulations, you are about to embark on a wonderful guitar journey! If you are reading this and you've followed the lessons, it means that you have quite some guitar playing behind you now. At this stage, you should be having fun with playing rhythm guitar stuff. You should be able to strum basic chord songs on the electric or acoustic guitar and know some of the chord shapes by heart while learning new ones along the way. We also covered things to do to get you started with the electric guitar, things like playing power chords. Power chords are a great path to being able to perform lots of famous songs by bands like Green Day, Offspring and others as well as composing your own songs or playing in a band. Then there are barre chords which are difficult at first but unlock quite a few possibilities on the instrument. Those techniques and concepts right there are strong enough foundations for a rhythm guitar player. You could be playing any genre really as with power chords, barre chords and open string chords you got it all covered!

This is the perfect time to have fun with the guitar. Learn how to play famous songs, learn acoustic chord songs to play with friends by the campfire, join a band, shoot guitar videos and post them on Youtube - everything is possible now! You'll notice that we have also touched upon techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides. These techniques are your intro and ticket towards making first steps in the lead guitar world. Have you always dreamed of playing cool blues, metal, jazz or country solos? Does it feel difficult or impossible? Let me tell you something, those goals are perfectly achievable and you don't need to wait for a lifetime to get there. You can have fun right now, just with a bit of practice and correct guidance.

I hope that you enjoyed this guide and that it has provided you with helpful information. I know that there is a ton of information out there on how to play the guitar, so it is really easy to get lost. This guide presents my personal guitar learning path and hopefully just a bit makes the journey smoother for you. Everyone is different and there is no strict path you should take. Please remember that the most important thing is that you always stay inspired and have fun with the instrument. That will make you pick up the guitar day after day and when you do it - you are bound to make progress no matter what you play or practice.


First time playing in a studio with a full band and big amps - I was hooked!


Further learning


At this point I'd suggest exploring the GMC lessons archive and learning the lessons which sound cool yet doable to you. You can also challenge more difficult lessons at a slower tempo or just learn specific parts of the lessons, parts which feel doable. I'm sharing below links to some useful areas of the site and beginner lesson series that you could review as they all contain cool and informative materials.

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Opening post has just been updated wink.gif
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Congrats on finding this deal, that is a really sweet piece of VST software! smile.gif

I use it all the time for orchestration.
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Posted on: Aug 29 2015, 08:16 PM


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Haven't heard about it, I'll check out the trailers etc smile.gif

I was recently watching Extant and was pleasantly surprised, it was very catchy to watch and had some suspense/horror elements to it I guess.
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What a great video, it is touching to see all those musicians (mostly street ones?) collaborating and sounding so well together - everyone is so talented. It always amazes me how music breaks all the "artificial" barriers we put between ourselves in the world.

Here is another touching video:

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Hehe that was awesome man! wink.gif
Always enjoy the shreddy solos in these covers.
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After reading an article about Flea from RHCP keeping bees: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/17/entertai...feat/index.html

....and seeing some photos of him as well as watching some recent Iron Maiden live shows on Youtube it just hit me : man, my favorite bands and artists are getting old! sad.gif

This makes me wonder, which young bands we can expect to continue the legacy of Metallica, Iron Maiden, RHCP and others?

Please share clips of young yet popular bands which have what it takes to become legendary as the ones mentioned above - I'd love to check them out.
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 17 2015, 11:28 PM) *
Hi Bogdan

some years ago i was good at Thaï Boxing, i have done some succes in regional contest.

now i'm too old for practicing it..... that hurt a lot !

Laurent


WOW that's so cool!
Sports are especially fun when going to contests and such. I really like competing as it makes you focus more than when just training.

I never got a real chance to try that kind of sports. My memory is that as a 5 or 7 year old kid, my parents signed me up for a karate training sessions. There was my friend already training it. Hehe thanks for bringing this memory up, it is so funny to remember it. Basically, the training session started and all the kids started running around like CRAZY smile.gif Basically we all though we would get to fight for real or something which never happened. I've lasted for 2 sessions exactly laugh.gif
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Anyone good at any of the sports? smile.gif

As I kid I tried the usual, basketball, football, volleyball and handball and I must say I was never really good at any of them. Especially at basketball and football which we played a lot growing up. Then, I tried tennis just out of the blue and fact that we "friends from the neighbourhood" thought it was hip and bam - I found my sport smile.gif I am the only one who persisted and stick with it and I still enjoy playing it today.

What makes me think is that we always need to try different things to find what we are really good at or what we feel good about. I'm sure that if I trained hard, I could have been better at football or basketball but then again with tennis - it just felt more natural and ultimately fun. Same with the instrument, my first contact with a music instrument was probably the flute in the grade school and piano. Although even though till this day I perceive the piano as an amazing instrument and something I wish I was better at - guitar and later bass were my instruments. I don't believe I was talented or something (I dare to say I think opposite actually) - but it just felt good and fun to practice.

Sorry for getting off topic, what is your sport of choice and are you actively training/getting a chance to play it?
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Thanks for sharing your practice plan, I think it will be useful and inspiring to many! smile.gif

I was wondering what are your impressions after 2 weeks of doing it, most primarily which segments of it do you enjoy the most?

It is interesting to know as we are all different and enjoy different things. Personally, I would probably enjoy a plan like this with a tweak where I dedicate more of full days to just improvisation or learning songs while adding more exercise/practice new things to other days. So, basically a full daily session of practicing/exercises etc and a full daily session of improvisation for example. Just to avoid smashing too many of different things into short time slots in fear of getting distracted or not retaining well what I just did.
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Very cool video man, I still regularly listen to your Taylor Swift cover smile.gif
As for the fingerpicking hand, I think that you'll get there with just a bit more practice. I can see in the video that you don't feel very comfortable playing using that technique. What you could try is to bring your fingers closer to the strings and curve the hand just a little bit so you have a more perpendicular angle of picking the strings. This way you minimize the motion of the fingers when plucking. Overall - very cool video looking forward to your new productions smile.gif
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 16 2015, 06:50 PM) *
It says "If you are close enough to read this, you are about to lose your head."


LOL laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

On a serious note, I have always been fascinated by artifacts and historic items. I always wondered about the history of some things I had and bought used. It is weird but it would be really awesome if used music gear would come with history who played on it, what, when.... Similar things I wondered about my car too hahahahha smile.gif
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QUOTE (Danyl @ Aug 15 2015, 03:46 PM) *
Hi Guys,

Just filmed my new track in a style of funk-blues-rock. Will be appreciate for opinions on that. Here it is:



Hey Danyl - that was funky! smile.gif

Overall this is a very cool composition, I liked your guitar work here very much.
Not sure if you were planning to work on this one in the future? I'll share some of my impressions just in case I got when listening to the track.

- Solo is played over drum n bass backing. This is usually a cool setup for live gigs when a band has only one guitar. In this case, I think it would be very interesting to have the rhythm guitar kick back in at 2:31 (in the middle of the solo). That should make it more effective.

- Drums : although drums are playing an interesting groove, they have a tendency to sound too much like a drum machine. Now for this genre that is awesome, but to make that more effective you could go for some more obviously "drum machine" like sounds like electronic drums or something. In case you were going for real drums feel, what is missing is "humanization" of the drum track. In order to make the drum track sound more realistic and human, you could fiddle with the velocity of each drum hit. Velocity in midi controls how hard each hit on the drum set is. Human drummer would never really hit two notes the exact same way, with exact same force.

- Bass: bass lines and groove are awesome! smile.gif Here the same comment as for drums stands, try humanizing the track to tweak each individual note attack (how hard the note is picked on the bass). If I'd be completely subjective here, I would maybe take out some of the notes on the bass where it follows strictly what guitar is playing (for example 0:59). This can allow the bass track to breath more and ultimately groove. You would just play one or two long notes there, or a slide and let the guitar do the riffing.

- Mix: the mix on my speakers sounds just a bit bass heavy meaning that even guitar seems to have a lot of bass (and lacking high end and clarity). Also, bass and drums are mixed a bit higher than the guitar but since the guitar is only "real" instrument here which sounds great I would probably do it the opposite way and have the guitar louder in the mix. You have great material here, I would tweak the mix a bit more. Maybe try adding some space (reverb) here and there (on drums and guitar). Just a tiny bit.

- Backing: finally, the song is great as it is but when listening to it I do get a bit of feeling how awesome it would be if some additional backing instruments would come in here and there to play a mini lick/hook or melody. Brass sections, saxophone and even additional percussions can make funky tracks sound amazing.

Overall, very groovy and well composed track - I really like it and it is catchy smile.gif
It is still playing in my head even though I don't have it on hehe
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Posted on: Aug 15 2015, 10:20 AM


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QUOTE (Deleted @ Aug 12 2015, 08:03 PM) *
I just published another piece, I hope you'll enjoy it... smile.gif
https://soundcloud.com/angelo-tricarico-1/changes


Great to hear another song from you! smile.gif

Here are my first impressions:

- Intro with piano and orchestration - WOW smile.gif
- Groove and backing for the part where first soloing starts - awesome sounding
- 2:10 - chorus and buildup of the song sounds amazing, really well done

Now, I do felt there is something with the guitar solo 0:34-2:10 which just doesn't do it (for me personally!).
I think it is a combination of your rhythm phrasing (which note values are you using and combining) that starts to sound a bit repetitive/exercise like. Also, I'm noticing there is very little breathing space (pauses in playing). Lastly, I would like to hear more melodic phrasing over a tune like this. Maybe try combining note values and introduce more of longer notes which land on strong notes when chord changes occur (notes from the backing chords) to get simpler melodies for the section which goes before the chorus (we could call it the verse) and include some pauses in playing/phrasing which will allow the track to breath a little bit better and allow for backing track (which is awesome sounding) to have an effect on the listener.

Overall, very impressive work and I'm really looking forward to hearing more song from you smile.gif

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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Aug 11 2015, 09:28 PM) *
I have a very large desk and like my monitors on it. I looked at stands but for my set up pads were a easy cheap solution. But stands would work well to I assume.


Yes, I'm also in your situation. I wouldn't like or have room to fit monitor stands around my desk.
This way my monitors are also very close to me and I can reach out and turn them on and off easily.

Thanks guys for info on the pads, when looking at it my monitors do feel to be positioned a little bit low in relation to my head and ears. Hope I'll get one of the pads in the future, I love gadgets by the way smile.gif
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Hey Vah - welcome to GMC! smile.gif

I like your guitars choice, Telecaster and Jaguar guitars sound and look so classy to me. I especially like the Telecaster twang and how it sounds when strumming chords.

See you around the forum smile.gif
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Very cool video and sound, I'm a big fan of Iron Maiden! smile.gif
Can't wait to hear this new album. This song was pretty ok to me but something was missing - maybe it wasn't as catchy as I'd like them to be. Of course, this is the direction they've been taking recently. I do have a feeling the song will sink in after a few listens.
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Bogdan Radovic
Posted on: Aug 11 2015, 09:38 AM


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That is a neat looking setup. My desk looks similar as I'm also using iMac as my base. Out of all the purchases, I think the one that I delayed for the longest was getting the studio monitors setup, and it turned out it was one of the best gear purchases I've ever made. I must say that I'm also guilty of not having pads under my monitors, they are just sitting on a desk. What are the perceived differences in sound between speakers on desk and when using pads? I'm really tempted now.
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Bogdan Radovic
Posted on: Aug 11 2015, 09:29 AM


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WOW man this was impressive! I've got it blasting loud on my system and it sounds great. I like how the main riff/rhythm sounds original in terms of groove and still drives the song well. This song really feels complete and I must say that I'm with others when it comes to vocals. It is really a shame you don't have vocals over this one. Since you are very good with songwriting, my advice would be to try to find someone local or online (singer) to collaborate with. Then you could officially publish these songs and surely get more traction and impact on listeners. On the other hand, maybe work on adding some vocal like lead guitars throughout imitating vocal lines (so something catchy and simple) if you wish to keep it instrumental. Looking forward to your new songs! smile.gif
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Bogdan Radovic
Posted on: Aug 10 2015, 10:14 PM


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Hi Laurent, I've read your reply and I agree with you and just would like to add that you are doing a great job from what I was following from you here so far. Some things take time to settle and you should always look from the positive side at things you need to do to get there. With this tune here, it will be a really cool accomplishment to polish up all the details we discussed over time as that will surely mean you've made it to the next level. The higher you go, the more fun things become but at any level you should work on what inspires you so if you get in a rut with one tune, switch to the next one and allow some time to pass. The ultimate goal with guitar is to always have fun as that will ensure progress and signify you are on the right path. Looking forward to following your guitar journey! smile.gif
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