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Rieflin
post Jan 17 2011, 03:03 AM
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Hey everyone!
I picked up my first guitar about 6 years ago, before I had any clue that there was music beyond the mainstream that absolutely kicks its ass. I never grew up in a place where music was important, so I gave up pursuing guitar pretty quickly. It wasn't until I came to college that I was lucky enough to be introduced to some great bands, and instantly I was hooked. Their meaning and level of complexity was so far beyond anything I ever heard before that I needed to know more. I started to spend all of my money on new and different albums, and pretty soon I decided to pick up the guitar again.
That was roughly 2 years ago and sadly I'm still in the same spot I was before. I never advanced beyond open chords because I consistently put great musicians on a pedestal that I thought I could never reach. In reality, it's mainly just ambition and determination that separates them from the average person. They put in the hours while I didn't, and it's a lot easier to make excuses than to do the actual work.
That's why I'm here. Music is far too important to me to not be able to create it myself, and after stumbling across this site I realized that I finally found something that works perfectly into helping me achieve my goals. Thanks for creating an awesome website and community, and I'm pumped to get to know some of you.

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post Jan 17 2011, 03:19 AM
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It's a good spot to hang and learn, man. Welcome!


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post Jan 17 2011, 03:27 AM
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Welcome to GMC biggrin.gif Just one tip that will spare you endless frustration: Always play everything absolutely correct, no matter how slow you have to do it.


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post Jan 17 2011, 07:25 AM
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Welcome to GMC man.I hope you will enjoy your time here smile.gif


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post Jan 17 2011, 08:17 AM
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Welcome, Rieflin. You have come to the right place!
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post Jan 17 2011, 01:38 PM
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Hello Derek, enjoy! cool.gif


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post Jan 17 2011, 02:43 PM
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post Jan 17 2011, 05:34 PM
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Welcome to the site! I have enjoyed my time here, and I'm sure you will too! smile.gif


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post Jan 17 2011, 06:30 PM
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post Jan 17 2011, 07:25 PM
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Welcome to GMC Derek smile.gif You have found Shangrila for guitar players. Congrats smile.gif I'm a video chat instructor here and I'd like to invite you to our Saturday Video Chat Lesson every week at 5pm EST. We always have a great time.

You are going to love here it here, honestly. I've never enjoyed a guitar site more than GMC. The community, the faculty, it's just a killer place to be if you are at all interested in music. Welcome smile.gif

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post Jan 17 2011, 07:37 PM
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Great to have you here with us Derek!

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post Jan 17 2011, 11:18 PM
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Welcome Derek, very nice story and a nice intro. If you need any help pursuing your goals, post on the boards, and we will try to help you achieve that goal as much as we can! smile.gif


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post Jan 18 2011, 02:56 PM
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post Mar 3 2011, 10:41 PM
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