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post Nov 25 2008, 03:26 PM
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Hi guys,

Well, another anniversary post. This time by me. laugh.gif Looks like November of last year was quite active with new members coming on board. smile.gif

It all started for me this time last year when I decided I was finally going to put in the effort to learn to play this great instrument. I have always wanted to be able to rip it up ( still can't, but on my way ) but just never could fine the time to dedicate to the practice needed.

I used to be into riding motocross and my wife was pushing for me to stop ( due to the fact it wasn't a family thing and she never knew if I would make it home in one piece.) So we made a deal. I would sell my bike and buy a guitar and amp. I guess she knew this would keep me home, and it does, just in my own world.. laugh.gif

So I bought the gear and set out on my journey. I wanted to learn the intro to "Fade To Black" so I started searching online for some lessons. This is where I came across Kris' Freelicks site. The layout was great and it had just what I needed to learn this piece.

After practicing this lesson for a few weeks, I knew I had found the guy I wanted to learn from. At this point, I clicked the link to GMC and have never looked back. I joined immediately and can honestly say, best decision I could have made! smile.gif I would be nowhere without you guys!

I have come to know so many of you, and being taught by some of the finest guitarists in the world, what more could one ask for! cool.gif I'd like to thank each and every one of you who have helped me along the way and continue to do so today. smile.gif

I'd like to give a special shout to our Friend Chris (Smells) for all the times he has helped me with stuff I had no idea about.
Thanks Buddy!!

I'd like to end this post with a recording that we did together. I went to him early on when I first joined and asked if he would send me some drum loops to practice with which he kindly obliged. (metronome, I know, but I just hate it.. laugh.gif ) After a while practicing with the loops, I had an idea to do a "Beginner/Advanced" collab where I would record the rhythm and he would lay down the solo, and man, what a solo! smile.gif Please disregard the part at 15-25 secs as he insisted I try and add something. rolleyes.gif

Anyway, thanks to all of you members, instructors and staff for making GMC what it is. ROCK ON!!!


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post Nov 25 2008, 03:37 PM
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It´s interesting to hear a bit of your story. smile.gif Happy anniversary then!

About the song: it´s sound cool, Smells´ fast licks combined with your dark riffing just fits perfectly. smile.gif Well done, guys.
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post Nov 25 2008, 03:47 PM
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Great story Sken,congrats!! smile.gif

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post Nov 25 2008, 04:09 PM
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Congrats on the year Steve smile.gif Hopefully you stick around and add as much to GMC as you have in the past 12 months. smile.gif


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post Nov 25 2008, 04:17 PM
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Great story Skennington, I love these anniversary posts because of the stories behind, so great you joined Skenny, GMC is even better with you aboard smile.gif

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post Nov 25 2008, 04:28 PM
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Very interesting story Skennington! smile.gif Congrats on your anniversary! smile.gif

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post Nov 25 2008, 04:31 PM
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A hell of a lot of forum regulars joined in November 07 smile.gif I just realised I've been here for a year in 4 days. Crikey tongue.gif biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 25 2008, 04:31 PM) *
A hell of a lot of forum regulars joined in November 07 smile.gif
Expect an epic post on Saturday laugh.gif


November rules smile.gif cool.gif


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post Nov 25 2008, 05:20 PM
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Thanks allot guys! smile.gif And yes, November Rules!! cool.gif


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post Nov 25 2008, 05:20 PM
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Happy anniversary mate, I wish you a lot more of them smile.gif

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post Nov 25 2008, 05:26 PM
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Hey man, we joined the same day! Hope to see you here this time next year smile.gif
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Nov 25 2008, 04:26 PM) *
Hey man, we joined the same day! Hope to see you here this time next year smile.gif

Happy Anniversary to you also smile.gif


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post Nov 25 2008, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Nov 25 2008, 11:26 AM) *
Hey man, we joined the same day! Hope to see you here this time next year smile.gif



Cool man! Happy Anniversery to you as well. smile.gif And yes, I'll definitely be here next year!


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post Nov 25 2008, 07:59 PM
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Happy anniversary mate smile.gif

Yeah, November's a cool month, my birthday is in november biggrin.gif
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post Nov 26 2008, 12:15 AM
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Thanks Paal! Just gotta love this community. smile.gif Just makes me wonder a bit why you see members really active for a while, then they disapear huh.gif


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post Nov 26 2008, 12:18 AM
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post Nov 26 2008, 12:21 AM
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Happy anniversary Skenny smile.gif

It's been great having you around the last year and I hope we'll be seeing you around for many more. Your a great guy to chat with and have really been a positive influence since you joined. I know you've help out many, myself included. Keep rocking man!!!!!

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post Nov 26 2008, 12:47 AM
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yay, Steve a year mate!!! All going so fast!!

Your welcome its always a pleasure to help you out smile.gif

heres too many more and I`m still waiting for you to pop over to blighty!! biggrin.gif


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Congrats Steve smile.gif

It's great having you around. I'm glad that I've started to get to know you. Looking forward to another year of friendship and working with you.

PS: Thanks for the phone call the other night. I was surprised and enjoyed are chat very much. ohmy.gif biggrin.gif


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