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post Feb 12 2008, 09:20 AM
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Hi everyone.

I'm from Newcastle, Australia & I've been playing for about 18 yrs.
I say "playing" but I really mean I've been bashing my hands against guitars & occasionally a nice sound would come out.
I've never had any lessons & I really regret that I didn't have any scholarly instruction when I started playing.

I have always loved guitars & always wanted to be a guitar "maestro", however I was lacking in the necessary discipline to practice properly. I picked up bits & pieces from here & there & attempted to learn songs from bands that I love. What would always seem to happen though was that I would be able to learn a few licks & the basic rhythm of a song, then I would hit a "tricky" bit & that's where I would leave it. I would continue to practice the bits I knew, but never attempt the hard stuff again. Obviously now I have a large repertoire of half songs & random licks. Not how I wanted to end up. sad.gif

After almost 2 decades of playing I am tired of being embarassed when someone asks what songs I know & I have to answer, "well, I know the first half of The Four Horsemen & most of Jump in the Fire a little bit of Battery & most of For Whom The Bell Tolls." (I like Metallica by the way. blink.gif LOL.)

Imagine my delight when I saw a clip on Youtube of Kris Dahl playing like greased lightning & obviously really enjoying himself. I found the website & have been lurking here for a month or 2. I must say the one thing above all else that has convinced me to subscribe is the strongly evident personality & honest enjoyment with playing displayed by Kris Dahl. Thank you in advance, Kris, for pointing me down the road to satisfying & fun guitar playing.

The lessons & everything else about the site also seem excellent & I am very much looking forward to "unlearning" all the bad techniques & habits I have accumulated over the years. To this end I am starting at the very basics & learning all the pent boxes again from the beginner lessons. It's kinda frustrating to go back to stuff I think I know, but I can already see that I have much to learn over.

Wish me luck, guys.
And thanks for having me.
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post Feb 12 2008, 09:32 AM
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Great intro!

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post Feb 12 2008, 09:53 AM
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post Feb 12 2008, 10:39 AM
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post Feb 12 2008, 10:41 AM
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post Feb 12 2008, 10:52 AM
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G'day mate,

Welcome to GMC. Having read your blog you remind me of myself with the half learned songs and bits of riffs.

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post Feb 12 2008, 10:59 AM
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post Feb 12 2008, 12:27 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 12:29 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 12:44 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 02:35 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 03:04 PM
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Welcome! The practicing pays off eventually so practice hard and being a "maestro" is not an impossible thing to achieve smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2008, 04:48 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 08:40 PM
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post Feb 12 2008, 11:35 PM
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post Feb 13 2008, 01:54 AM
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I started with the same Metallica tunes just like you,welcome to GMC!! smile.gif


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post Feb 13 2008, 09:24 AM
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post Feb 15 2008, 08:34 AM
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