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Rik Veldhuizen
post Nov 1 2008, 03:17 PM
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Having enjoyed GMC for well over a year (since july 2007), I just found out I never introduced myself. Shameful, so here goes...

My name is Rik Veldhuizen, 37 yrs old and living in the Netherlands. Married, 2 daughters...

Started playing the bass guitar when I was about 15 yrs old, nothing serious, just 'inspired' by my father, who was a bass player in a hobby band when I was a kid (that means a lot of Creedence, Pink Floyd and others when I was really young). Played it for a couple of years in a band that went nowhere, but heaps of fun (typical friends band), but stopped playing around 1994 sad.gif. For many years, I hardly touched the bass at all, though the ability to buy a real american Fender Jazz Bass in the late nineties re-inspired it.

But I wanted to play the guitar as well, so I bought a cheap electric guitar about 6 yrs ago. Great fun to play with, bought an acoustic as well, and 2 years ago I finally laid my hands on an american Fender Strat. A real joy to play.

In the meantime, I added some drums (electronic Roland drums) and keyboard (midi keyboard through Garageband) possibilities after I created some studio space in my house (actually, in a detached garage, also used for office and movie purposes smile.gif ), so I can now finally play around with all the instruments that I really enjoy. Which of course, leads to a lack of focus, but that's a different story. Sometimes it is just fun to hack around on the drums with Helloween's Victim of Fate in the background, sometimes it's more fun to jam around on the guitar using Led Z as the background.

I'll probably end up being able to play a nr of instruments, but none properly or really well at all... But I do enjoy it all smile.gif

And now my 7 year old started to play to guitar as well (though she needs a capo on the normal sized guitar that was not being used to make the neck short enough for her smile.gif. Let's see where that ends up...

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post Nov 1 2008, 03:23 PM
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post Nov 1 2008, 04:27 PM
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post Nov 1 2008, 04:55 PM
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post Nov 1 2008, 04:58 PM
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post Nov 1 2008, 05:46 PM
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post Nov 1 2008, 07:11 PM
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yes, my engl amp and fender are in the avatar... smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2008, 11:39 PM
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post Nov 2 2008, 02:48 AM
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Welcome, and blessed with daughters as you are, it is your duty to guide them to the guitar smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2008, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 2 2008, 03:48 AM) *
Welcome, and blessed with daughters as you are, it is your duty to guide them to the guitar smile.gif

smile.gif I take that duty very seriously... she's got that little roland microcube in her room now, first actual recognizable notes (other than strumming freely) are smoke on the water biggrin.gif (well, she's almost there..)
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post Nov 2 2008, 05:03 PM
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post Nov 3 2008, 11:59 AM
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Hey Rik, succes hier, gaat wel lukken denk ik tongue.gif


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post Nov 3 2008, 03:02 PM
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Hi There

There is nothing wrong with being a multi-instrumentalist, many singer/songwriters are, I am trying to make my daughter play guitar to, but she doesn't seem interested, she doesn't even like me paying because it draws attention from her. How did you get her interested?


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