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post Apr 8 2007, 01:33 PM
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Hey dudes - this is a great site, it's good to be here. biggrin.gif

About me... my name is Andy, I'm 36 and live in London, UK. I do IT management / programming as a job and I've never played guitar before (well, up to around 3 weeks ago!)

Aspirations: Just to be able to hack out some tunes!
Gear: I picked up a Mexican Strat and a Roland micro-cube.

Influences:
I got into metal back when I was 13 - went to see Dio, Yngwie, Queen etc. live back then. I definitely like a crunchy sound - I'm more into the feel of the music than high speed shredding. Favourite bands are
Rush
NIN
Led Zep
Marillion
Riverside
A Perfect Circle / Tool
Mansun
Electronic / Smiths
Metallica
Thin Lizzy

Favourite guitarists:
Alex Lifeson
Jimmy Page
J J Cale
Ali Farka Toure
Prince

Why am I here? Well I finally picked up a guitar a few weeks back after seeing NIN live in their current tour. Aaron North was just amazing on guitar - I had to finally get myself one!!

I've started with a few books, practicing cords and trying to get smoothly into Dmaj (my fingers still aren't convinced - just practice I guess). I've done the power cord lesson here which was great, I'm practicing the pentatonic scale and practicing with a metronome.

This is a great site. Kris cracks me up. Look forward to talking with you guys.


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post Apr 9 2007, 06:32 PM
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Welcome to GMC.

You'll love it here. Lessons are awesome and the forum is great. Loads of info and the people are really nice. I've been playing for about 2 years (july will be two) and really wish I had started playing when I was younger. (I'll be 30 at the end of the month) but this site is helping me a lot. See you on the forum...
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post Apr 10 2007, 02:42 AM
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Thanks rokchik

Yeah - it would have been good to start earlier, but I just didn't have the patience back then.

What I'm loving at the moment is how even a few beginner chords and a bit of overdrive can sound great, and that brings me back to the instrument to keep practicing!


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