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post Aug 14 2010, 10:46 PM
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Hello,

I am 20 and just started to play again after a long break from guitar. I decided to start from the basics and develop good technique from the get-go and learn about some new guitarists. I found that I like Eric Johnson alot, and wonder why I never listened to him before. His playing is awesome. I have an old crappy amp and a gibson epiphone (no tremolo bridge sad.gif) that I use to practice on.

My goal is to be able to play all of my favorite Ozzy and Van Halen songs, as well as write some of my own. I like Eric Johnson's live version of Cliffs of Dover from 1990, especially the clean intro. I'd like to play like that, very soft and clean. I'm a big fan of 80's style rock, so maybe I can incorporate the two somehow.

I am in the process of building my own electric guitar, so we will see how that goes. I am excited to have a guitar I can say it is the only one like it. So that will be neat. I am also working on building an amplifier for said guitar, so I can tweak any and every attribute of what my guitar sounds like. In short, I like building stuff myself smile.gif

Thanks for listening.

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post Aug 14 2010, 10:50 PM
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post Aug 14 2010, 11:53 PM
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Welcome,

Your'll go far practicing over the basic again, seriously no matter how beginner or professional guitarist you are, the basics are the corner stone. Take it in slowly and develop good habits, iron out any bad. It takes a lot longer to get rid of a bad habit than it does getting a good one. Everyone should go back to the basic, I'm glad I did (I had some bad habits). Also remember to throw in practicing something which you struggle with each day rather than just playing everything you already know, don't spead ages on one exercise but come back to it every now and then - that's how you develop.

All the best with your practicing!

Sounds awesome your building my own electric guitar!

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post Aug 15 2010, 12:14 AM
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Welcome dude. That sounds really cool that you are building your gear by yourself. I hope you will apload some photos and recordings of it smile.gif Good luck with studying!


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post Aug 15 2010, 01:00 AM
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Welcome man! With practice and study, you'll get what you want, don't worry. Take care!


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post Aug 15 2010, 02:05 AM
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Welcome back smile.gif Best of luck as you head back towards the instrument. I'm sure you will love it. Stop by the video chat lessons each saturday.

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post Aug 15 2010, 06:33 AM
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Welcome mate. Its all bout practice! smile.gif


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post Aug 15 2010, 07:07 AM
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Welcome dude, you will definitely enjoy your stay here. Remember, perseverance and consistency are key here. You will get frustrated sometimes, thats guaranteed. But just take it slow, consistently practice, and you WILL get better. Theres only one way to go, and thats up. Remember, speed is a product of efficiency, not of actual speed per se, if that makes any sense smile.gif


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post Aug 15 2010, 08:18 AM
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Hi man
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post Aug 15 2010, 02:00 PM
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post Aug 15 2010, 07:43 PM
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Welcome to GMC Brian! smile.gif


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post Aug 15 2010, 08:36 PM
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welcome! good luck on the building!

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post Aug 15 2010, 09:48 PM
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Welcome to GMC Brian ! You gonna have fun learning with us. You could maybe write some topics in the forum about your building experiences- that would be interesting smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2010, 06:01 PM
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post Aug 21 2010, 12:24 PM
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Welcome aboard man! smile.gif It's great that you are doing DIY projects, very interesting. If you need any help, let us know! smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2010, 01:15 PM
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post Sep 11 2010, 04:34 PM
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man, Ilove Eric Johnson,

He's like the king of pentatonics to me, and tone!

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post Sep 11 2010, 05:08 PM
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post Sep 28 2010, 11:52 PM
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Welcome aboard man. Let us know if we can help you in your journey smile.gif


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