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Schumi Jr
post Feb 23 2009, 11:39 PM
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Hi all,

I'm new to the site, but hope to become a frequent contributor to both forum threads and collaborations!

I've been an on and off again guitarist for 29 years. Started when I was 6, then quit, then played bass in a few metal bands in the early 90's, then quit, then picked up the guitar again and have played very sparingly over the last 10 years mostly just jammin' to blues and to a few of the old metal tunes I still remember as pure stress-relief.

I have had a few tries at writing/recording/producing industrial-genre music in my own project studio, but for reasons I'll save for another post, that wasn't a good hobby for me and I've since sold all of my non-guitar related studio equipment.

So now I found myself where I have a new love for guitar-oriented music again, I want to keep my endeavors simple by focusing on guitar, and want to optimize my time to keep this something that I can maintain while keeping balance with the other things in my life (wife, kids, friends, job, etc).

With that said, as much as I've played guitar in the past, I've never taken it very seriously - I haven't really improved as a guitarist in about 20 years. But it's now or never. I'm planning to create a practice schedule, an overall practice plan, and set some goals for myself to ensure I make significant progress. My ultimate goal is to take some backing tracks (and MAYBE create a few of my own) and be able to write and perform solos that I'm personally proud of (something close to many of the lessons that are rated as a '6' or '7' on GMC).

GMC seems like a great community to support my progress - I'm very much looking forward to learning from you and along with you.

Mike "Schumi Jr"

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post Feb 23 2009, 11:55 PM
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Hi Mike and welcome to the site smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 12:07 AM
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Welcome! Glad to hear you've decided to invest the dedication into playing your guitar. Have a happy learning journey biggrin.gif


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Bogdan Radovic
post Feb 24 2009, 12:37 AM
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Great introduction Mike!! Looking forward seeing you in collabs and in the forum!! smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 01:11 AM
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Welcome to GMC smile.gif

I am a McLaren fan though but Schumi was good as well smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 01:14 AM
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Hi Mike and welcome to GMC. smile.gif Looking forward to hearing you in a collab.


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post Feb 24 2009, 01:39 AM
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Welcome Mike. smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 01:57 AM
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Welcome aboard!!!


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post Feb 24 2009, 02:13 AM
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Great to have you here Mike, I'm sure you will find a lot of inspiration from the Instructors and members of GMC. smile.gif


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Schumi Jr
post Feb 24 2009, 03:00 AM
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Thank you everyone - it's really great to see how active (and positive!) everyone is here. I've been an active member of many forums (of all kinds) over the years, and this is one of the if not the most positive and encouraging one I've seen. Thanks again for the warm welcome!


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Welcome to GMC smile.gif

I am a McLaren fan though but Schumi was good as well smile.gif


I miss the old fights between Hakkinen, DC, and Schumi! I'm still undecided on Hamilton. This upcoming year should be VERY interesting with all of the rule changes!
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post Feb 24 2009, 04:47 AM
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Welcome to the site mate!

Nice that you're planning to make a schedule smile.gif

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post Feb 24 2009, 10:10 AM
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Greetings Mike! Welcome to GuitarMasterClass! smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 10:21 AM
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post Feb 24 2009, 10:25 AM
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post Feb 24 2009, 11:46 AM
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Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 24 2009, 12:31 PM
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Hey man, very nice and inspiring intro! Welcome to GMC, ask if need anything! smile.gif

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post Feb 24 2009, 01:29 PM
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Welcome to GMC Mike, perfect introduction thread. I hope to see you around forums soon wink.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 01:32 PM
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Great to have you here man! Hope you won't get enough of guitar now on cool.gif


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post Feb 24 2009, 03:08 PM
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Hi and welcome.

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