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Leijon
post Apr 21 2008, 11:09 AM
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A little over a year ago I was surfing the web hunting for good guitar sites. I had recently decided to start playing again after taking a long ten year break. I can´t remember which site I was visiting, but suddenly there was an ad with this guy, apparantly without talent, who claimed that he could teach me to be better than him. "How hard can that be if he has no talent" I thought for myself before signing up.

I guess I am not the average GMC user. I am a bit older, I ´ve got a wife, kids and a house (including a mortgage) and playing the guitar is not something I do every day, even if I try to. I don´t really aspire to be a shredder. Not that I don´t want to, I just realise how much time that would take, and I am not willing to dedicate myself to that degree (at least not at the moment). And I haven´t completed more than 5 or 6 lessons from beginning to finish.

So, why am I still a member after more than a year?

Because GMC is the best guitar community I know. When I joined, there were only a few instructors with a handful of lessons, but they were really good. Both from how Kris explained things, to camera angles and alos providing interesting content. All that combined is a rare thing. The Forums was also very good. Admittedly a lot of posts are really not that informative, but considering how many people that are involved, the ratio of good posts is very high.

I check the GMC Forum almost daily. I watch at least half of all new video lessons, even if I am not interested. The inspiration I get is more than enough. That is how I use most of the lessons I practice. I find 2 or 3 videos that I am interested in, and pracice that. Then I get carried away and try to change it into a song. Maybe do some recording and mixing on the computer. Talk about it with my friends The Drummer and The Bass Player (neither of them live in the same city as me). I have realised I am more interested in making and recording songs, than being a guitar virtuoso.

All in all, my GMC membership have given me all that I need to continue on my musical path, the guitar is and always will be, my main instrument. GMC has grown to be bigger than just a guitar community. Even though the guitar is the focus on most lesssons you can also practice drums, bass and even singing. I only lack some keyboard lessons, but more of that in another post (soon in a forum near you).

I must warn you though. Even though the actual monthly fee is just above a movie ticket and some popcorn, it is going to cost you A LOT of money. I have bought two new guitars (sold one already), a keyboard with built in external sound card, a Pod XT (resold), a Pocket Pod and a Vox pedalboard.

Anyway.

I just wanted to say thanks to Kris and staff. What you provide here is excellent content at a very reasonable price. I will be around for a long time.


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post Apr 21 2008, 11:21 AM
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I'm glad you have enjoyed GMC for this time. I love it here also smile.gif


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post Apr 21 2008, 11:30 AM
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I must say it has been very very inspiring being here.

That is the one thing i absolutely love about this site.

I had first joined january of 2007, and after the first three months i had to cut my membership due to constant shifting etc etc, i joined again in october, and man has this site grown.

I have improved alot just from this site.


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DeepRoots
post Apr 21 2008, 11:31 AM
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Hey Leijon!

One year rolleyes.gif

I remember you were the first person i spoke to via PM (18 March 07, the day i joined rolleyes.gif ) , we discussed different guitar books that you were looking into buying!

The years are rolling by...


Take care, glad you're still enjoying GMC like i am smile.gif
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Ivan Milenkovic
post Apr 21 2008, 01:21 PM
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COngratulations man! smile.gif


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rokchik
post Apr 21 2008, 01:55 PM
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Hey Leijon,

I joined a few days after you did and haven't looked back either. Like you I'm not the average GMC'er. Female, 31 in a couple of days, a mortgage as well but I love this place. Actually this is like my 1002 post and I've never posted more then twice on any other forum EVER! The people here is what keep me coming back. Have made some pretty good friends on this forum and for me the lessons are the icing on the cake smile.gif In my year here I've learned so much about how to play the guitar and also just music in general. GMC has everything I could ever need to help me understand and play the guitar.

But I must agree, the membership price may be small but it puts you on the path to spend thousands more on gear upgrades smile.gif I myself am fighting a losing battle with Gear Acquisition Syndrome tongue.gif Glad to see your still around and enjoying the site man. Here's to another year of learning smile.gif

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post Apr 21 2008, 02:01 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Apr 21 2008, 02:55 PM) *
Hey Leijon,

I joined a few days after you did and haven't looked back either. Like you I'm not the average GMC'er. Female, 31 in a couple of days, a mortgage as well but I love this place. Actually this is like my 1002 post and I've never posted more then twice on any other forum EVER! The people here is what keep me coming back. Have made some pretty good friends on this forum and for me the lessons are the icing on the cake smile.gif In my year here I've learned so much about how to play the guitar and also just music in general. GMC has everything I could ever need to help me understand and play the guitar.

But I must agree, the membership price may be small but it puts you on the path to spend thousands more on gear upgrades smile.gif I myself am fighting a losing battle with Gear Acquisition Syndrome tongue.gif Glad to see your still around and enjoying the site man. Here's to another year of learning smile.gif

rok


I feel like you....

The forum is what makes me want to sit here all day long


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post Apr 21 2008, 02:18 PM
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I love this place, too. Happy GMC anniversary! smile.gif
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post Apr 21 2008, 02:21 PM
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I love the warning about the true cost of GMC. I joined in August last year and have since bought thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Before that my last guitar related purchase took place in 1990 except for strings. Perhaps Kris should be receiving some sort of compensation from the music gear industry. Congrats on the year.


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post Apr 21 2008, 03:10 PM
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great story man...congrats on your anniversary here at GMC...smile.gif


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Bogdan Radovic
post Apr 21 2008, 03:14 PM
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Congrats man! These stories make this place even better ! smile.gif


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Leijon
post Apr 21 2008, 08:32 PM
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Hey guys, and rokchik tongue.gif

Thanks for you replies. I just want to show some appreciation to those working hard with the site, visible or not.

DeepRoots: Yeah, I remember that. I ended up buying them all. And a few more... tongue.gif


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Hisham Al-Sanea
post Apr 21 2008, 09:03 PM
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congrats man i hope you learned too much here


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post Apr 21 2008, 09:05 PM
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Congrats on the 1 year mark. Hope you find more time to play in the future.
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Canis
post Apr 21 2008, 09:07 PM
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GMC is not just a site.... It's a lifestyle.

I love it here too ^^ You won't get me away unless you ban me for learning too much tongue.gif


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post Apr 21 2008, 09:17 PM
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I also celebrated a year with GMC recently... and looking back I can really see and hear how I improved over this year, and alot of it is thanks to the site.

Also most importantly I have made quite some friends here, and met some truly inspiring musicians, and that on it's own is worth far more than 50 dollars..


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rokchik
post Apr 21 2008, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (Canis @ Apr 21 2008, 05:07 PM) *
GMC is not just a site.... It's a lifestyle.


Next t-shirt slogan maybe? wink.gif biggrin.gif
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Kristofer Dahl
post Apr 21 2008, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for a great review - also it's really nice that you post this after a year! biggrin.gif everyone should do that!

I also enjoyed reading how you use the lessons smile.gif

Keep it up - the sky is the limit! biggrin.gif


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Canis
post Apr 22 2008, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Apr 22 2008, 12:29 AM) *
Next t-shirt slogan maybe? wink.gif biggrin.gif

I'd buy it biggrin.gif I'd wear it outside my jacket during winter and stuff, just to get the word out tongue.gif


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Jad Diab
post Apr 22 2008, 09:38 PM
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I wanted to say that GMC gave me a lot of inspiration in my playing, i'm really happy to be with you guys
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