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JoeT
post Apr 24 2007, 05:15 AM
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I found Master Class last night and I was intrigued by the simple teaching method you demonstrated in a youtube video on tapping. So I decided to check it out, and then signed up.

Here's my story. I am 53. I started playing when I was about 8. I played in garage bands until I turned
18 and unfortunately it just about ended there. Over the years I would pick up the guitar for a while
get frustrated and put it away for years then pick it back up and start the whole cycle over again. I am still
in love with the guitar. I brings back so many great memories and the fun time my buddies and I
had playing for parties and the school dances. This time it seems different. I am blown away by artists like
Joe Satriani, David Gilmore, and too many more to mention and I say why not.

I still have a few (and I mean a few) licks I can hammer out. But I want to push it and learn more. I need help!

I've been working the scales and it's helping to limber up. I never used the alternating picking method. It takes some getting used to. But I like a challenge.

Thank you so much.

P.S. I don't think you're ever too old to learn. I got my helicopter license when I turned 50. My instructor was from Sweden, seriously.

JoeT
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post Apr 24 2007, 05:31 AM
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post Apr 24 2007, 05:38 AM
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post Apr 24 2007, 07:31 AM
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Welcome Joe!
I'm in a even worse state. I make promises my mind can't remember smile.gif

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post Apr 24 2007, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (JoeT @ Apr 24 2007, 12:15 AM) *
I found Master Class last night and I was intrigued by the simple teaching method you demonstrated in a youtube video on tapping. So I decided to check it out, and then signed up.

Here's my story. I am 53. I started playing when I was about 8. I played in garage bands until I turned
18 and unfortunately it just about ended there. Over the years I would pick up the guitar for a while
get frustrated and put it away for years then pick it back up and start the whole cycle over again. I am still
in love with the guitar. I brings back so many great memories and the fun time my buddies and I
had playing for parties and the school dances. This time it seems different. I am blown away by artists like
Joe Satriani, David Gilmore, and too many more to mention and I say why not.

I still have a few (and I mean a few) licks I can hammer out. But I want to push it and learn more. I need help!

I've been working the scales and it's helping to limber up. I never used the alternating picking method. It takes some getting used to. But I like a challenge.

Thank you so much.

P.S. I don't think you're ever too old to learn. I got my helicopter license when I turned 50. My instructor was from Sweden, seriously.

JoeT


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post Apr 24 2007, 03:24 PM
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post Apr 24 2007, 05:23 PM
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Welcome aboard Joe! Nice to see you have such a broad range of taste in guitarists....and the great thing about GMC is that you can study all of their techniques. Imagine if Gilmour had the chance to learn speedpicking, tapping, and sweeps from Satriani..... blink.gif laugh.gif
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post Apr 25 2007, 03:07 AM
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smile.gif Welcome JoeT

I love this site. I'm 46 and really want to play lead guitar , not just strum chords. It's great to have a place like this where everyone shares this passion. Love it.
QUOTE (JoeT @ Apr 23 2007, 10:15 PM) *
I found Master Class last night and I was intrigued by the simple teaching method you demonstrated in a youtube video on tapping. So I decided to check it out, and then signed up.

Here's my story. I am 53. I started playing when I was about 8. I played in garage bands until I turned
18 and unfortunately it just about ended there. Over the years I would pick up the guitar for a while
get frustrated and put it away for years then pick it back up and start the whole cycle over again. I am still
in love with the guitar. I brings back so many great memories and the fun time my buddies and I
had playing for parties and the school dances. This time it seems different. I am blown away by artists like
Joe Satriani, David Gilmore, and too many more to mention and I say why not.

I still have a few (and I mean a few) licks I can hammer out. But I want to push it and learn more. I need help!

I've been working the scales and it's helping to limber up. I never used the alternating picking method. It takes some getting used to. But I like a challenge.

Thank you so much.

P.S. I don't think you're ever too old to learn. I got my helicopter license when I turned 50. My instructor was from Sweden, seriously.

JoeT
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post Apr 25 2007, 03:51 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Apr 24 2007, 03:24 PM) *
You found the right place smile.gif


Thanks for the comment, Robin. I found your site. Great Stuff!!!

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