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post Dec 6 2008, 01:30 PM
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Hey hey!

I'm matt, I've played guitar for four years.

I started half way through my GCSE'S on my music course. Before that I had played drums for two years (and before that I played trombone and did several performances/concerts)

I taught myself guitar after being inspired by my dad (also a guitarist) and many hours spent listening too Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden. During my last year in on my music GCSE'S it was my A* compositions which saved me from failing. I didn't have the attention span too learn the theory but I was up till four in the morning studying deep purple, steve vai and joe satriani performances and playing along too live concerts.

College was a turbulent time (I had alot of trouble outside college). I spent two years on a BNC music course and music technology course, whilst trying too up my grade in maths (I've always considered it important for music). after a year I stopped going too the tech course (which I heavily regret) and performed several times for the BNC course.

I found college hard, there was no niche too fit in, everyone wanted too be a pop band and play novelty covers and write songs about how they drove too work on a sunday morning, saw this girl, hilarity ensues as they try too notice each other, and it all ends up with a jovial good time and a rousing chorus. Which although is fine subject matter for lyrics, got a bit boring for me after playing three chord songs after three chord songs.

I was labelled shredder and no-one thought I was a capable musician, no-one wanted me in their band and in the last term I was stuck playing bass with little belief my life was going too go anywhere in the music business.

Ironically, the guitarist in that band, despite saying I was a terrible guitarist, asked me too teach him how too solo ¬_¬

I passed college with a merit, and passed the tech course by staying up two nights in a row and completing the entire course in those two nights.

and now, six months later, here I am smile.gif

my influences are huge, varied and many. From Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Jethro Tull too Morbid Angel and Megadeth.


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Bondy
post Dec 6 2008, 01:51 PM
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Hey there and welcome to GMC biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Dec 6 2008, 01:58 PM
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Hey mate, welcome aboard GMC, enjoy your staying smile.gif


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rokchik
post Dec 6 2008, 03:01 PM
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Welcome to GMC Matt smile.gif

I'm sure you'll have no issue finding stuff here to play. I hope you enjoy it here... what am I saying... of course you'll enjoy it here tongue.gif The forum is really great, everyone is really helpful. Look forward to seeing you around the place and if you have any questions just ask away.

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Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 6 2008, 03:20 PM
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Welcome to GMC!


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post Dec 6 2008, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes and thanks for the awesomely sweet site! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 6 2008, 06:19 PM
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Hey Matt and welcome to GMC. smile.gif Best online guitar/musician freindly site you'll find on the web. Glad to have you aboard man!


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Hisham Al-Sanea
post Dec 6 2008, 10:08 PM
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post Dec 6 2008, 10:09 PM
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Welcome to GMC Matt


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Muris Varajic
post Dec 7 2008, 01:27 AM
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Welcome smile.gif


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post Dec 7 2008, 01:28 AM
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Welcome, Matt =)


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post Dec 7 2008, 01:30 AM
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Welcome Matt!


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post Dec 7 2008, 02:23 AM
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Welcome to GMC, Matt!


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post Dec 7 2008, 02:52 AM
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post Dec 7 2008, 05:53 AM
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Welcome to GMC! smile.gif


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post Dec 7 2008, 09:00 AM
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Hi and welcome Matt!


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post Dec 7 2008, 09:22 AM
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Hi, and Welcome to GMC Matt biggrin.gif


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post Dec 7 2008, 11:40 AM
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Welcome Matt


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post Dec 7 2008, 12:39 PM
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post Dec 7 2008, 02:16 PM
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Welcome Matt, cool story smile.gif


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