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Minz80
post Sep 20 2008, 05:13 AM
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Hey everyone! My name is Meg and I'm 17. I've been playing the electric guitar for about 9 months now.
I joined GMC after 5-ish months of teaching myself and the lessons really helped me get a lot more creative
with creating music and also helped me explore new techniques!!! laugh.gif

Um let's see I like to play Rock n Roll (any Rock music, really!), and Blues, but I like playing almost any style (even metal) if it's got a nice feel.
To start off, I bought an Epiphone Les Paul Special II and a Line 6 15w spider amp---which is great start gear!! (totally recommended for starters)


As a female guitarist, I find it hard to find other girls with the same interest in being in a band. There IS one girl band that I know of in my area but they're an all out gothic-metal-band (not my type). And the guys that I know don't really respect me in a musician-kinda way, a couple of them talk about girls being on the bass guitar, etc - which I think is real retarded. So basically it's very hard getting into a band (the ones I know if are either not-serious or already full) and forming one as a beginner-intermediate isn't going to well! (I have a lil duo-band thing going-like the White Stripes-with a good friend of mine, she plays the drums-kinda..but she doesn't practice and is not dedicated to making some real music to be proud of. It's just too frustrating to keep going so I stopped trying to work on the band music.)

I wanna know if anyone else here has the same struggles I do in this band situation..especially if you're a female guitarist! huh.gif


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Ramiro Delforte
post Sep 20 2008, 07:00 AM
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Hi there! Cool to have here a female guitar player smile.gif
I hope you learn a lot from GMC

Regarding the topic: I think that if you demonstrate that you can play as good as any guy they will respect you. Some narrowminded guys think that girls can't play and there are some good female players like Jeniffer Batten or Lori Lindstruth outthere.

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Ian Bushell
post Sep 20 2008, 07:16 AM
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Welcome to GMC Meg:)
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post Sep 20 2008, 08:52 AM
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post Sep 20 2008, 09:24 AM
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post Sep 20 2008, 09:45 AM
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Welcome to GMC, Meg =)


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post Sep 20 2008, 09:48 AM
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Welcome Meg smile.gif Enjoy the site....


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post Sep 20 2008, 09:58 AM
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post Sep 20 2008, 10:03 AM
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Welcome! You'll enjoy the site for sure! smile.gif


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post Sep 20 2008, 10:49 AM
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Welcome aboard Meg, you came to the right place


regarding your topic, it is hard for people to get affirmation in the beginning of course, specially girls, but don't be frustrated about it, just push on, and be persistent. Practice, practice, play, play, sing, sing, and one day (when you least expect it, like all good things in life) opportunity will come up. Who knows maybe you become a talented solo artist, or a guitar player in a successful band, but one thing is for sure - you will never accomplish that unless you work hard. So don't worry, take your time, go step by step and keep rockin. If you have any questions feel free to ask them on forums and we will try to help as much as we can. Cheers.


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post Sep 20 2008, 11:02 AM
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post Sep 20 2008, 11:22 AM
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post Sep 20 2008, 12:10 PM
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Hey welcome to GMC Meg !!

Regarding band situation , I can imagine being hard to find a female band (which is a very cool thing), so I would suggest looking for possible band members around you (using community web sites and similar) so you may end up making your own in the end...Other things they say about female guitar players is just stupid (especially thing about bass smile.gif ) ...

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post Sep 20 2008, 12:36 PM
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It's great to have you Meg,
I wish you all luck in finding a bend
that would you nicely, and welcome to GMC. smile.gif


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post Sep 20 2008, 12:42 PM
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post Sep 20 2008, 12:49 PM
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hey Meg wuts up im also 17 but a dude haha and I also have a Line 6 Spider III and play just about the same stuff you do! Welcome to the site and dont make urself shy. laugh.gif and Im not gothic, just really wierd

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post Sep 20 2008, 02:29 PM
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Welcome Meg !

Its awesome to have you here.

Regarding your band issues I will encourage you to check out this 18 year old girl who is at Berklee now. She has her own band and kicks ass the way she plays guitar. Plays stuff that's just amazing. I saw her today at this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMA5CLDOiI

Her name is Neili Brosh

She owns !

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post Sep 20 2008, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I'm definitely going to continue practicing as much as I can! biggrin.gif
I also look forward to entering in some collabs!
Nili Brosch does own!
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post Sep 20 2008, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Minz80 @ Sep 20 2008, 03:53 PM) *
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I'm definitely going to continue practicing as much as I can! biggrin.gif
I also look forward to entering in some collabs!
Nili Brosch does own!



Yes she does cool.gif

I look forward hearing you in collabs. Will let you know when I get mine running - I am pretty new here as well biggrin.gif


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post Sep 20 2008, 03:54 PM
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Hi Meg! Welcome to GMC! If you want you can check my band.. we have a female singer and we are very happy with it. smile.gif http://www.myspace.com/cirsemusic

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