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Graeme
post May 11 2007, 03:15 PM
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Hi there!

I am 42 years young and have longed more or less all my life to play guitar but have never tried. It has always seemed too difficult, I have never played any instrument, cannot read music and this has always put me off however, my 14 year old son, unlike me, is very talented musically and already plays guitar, piano, accordian and anything else he can get his hands on. I don't know where he gets it from! So for his 14th Birthday I bought him a White Brian May Red Special guitar and Vox Valvetronics amp and it sounds awesome.

When I bought the guitar, the guy in the shop was setting the guitar up and I said"I wish I could play guitar" and he replied " Why wish - Do it" and I thought yes I should but then I think, I am 42 and have never played a musical instrument in my life - Surely it is impossible to take it up now and learn to play Brian May riffs and solo's? But hey! now I have found this site, I am going to give it a go. It's easy, right?
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post May 11 2007, 03:23 PM
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well it is easy and it is hard

first of all welcome to the family.

and yes this is the best way to learn guitar!!.

and i want to say even if it is not easy it is worth it

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post May 11 2007, 04:26 PM
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Playing guitar is a challenge, but challenges are fun, right? smile.gif Its really fun to progress in guitar playing.
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post May 11 2007, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE (Graeme @ May 11 2007, 04:15 PM) *
Surely it is impossible to take it up now and learn to play Brian May riffs and solo's? But hey! now I have found this site, I am going to give it a go. It's easy, right?

That's a great goal already. With lots of practice you'll be working on those riffs pretty soon and I'm confident you will manage eventually.

Compulsory though is to start with the famous riff from Smoke on the water laugh.gif

0 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 0 - 3 - 5 - 3 - 0 Smooooooke... rolleyes.gif


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post May 11 2007, 06:06 PM
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Welcome! biggrin.gif I am a fellow Brit, there seems to be a few of us here now! biggrin.gif Do the GMC Beginner lessons and you will never look back. No need to read music untill you feel you are ready for it (something I have taken up as hobby - thanks Andrew blink.gif laugh.gif ) Follow Kris's advice and you will be instantly on the correct track.

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P.S. On the age subject, we have plenty of members in your age group and they rock!

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post May 11 2007, 11:52 PM
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Hey Graeme!
I had the same thoughts in December when I bought my guitar. My 14 year old son is lightyears ahead, and keeps accelerating. I'm in no way a guitarist yet, but I've learned faster then I ever thought was possible for me and I can (not play them good but) practice songs I never dreamed of 6 months ago. Much thanks to GMC and the people here. When ever I feel I'm stuck in the development I have so far always found another challenge here to help me move forward again. Browse around, find a lesson that looks fun and keep practicing.

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post May 12 2007, 04:00 PM
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Hello from Northumberland in the UK, my name is WarChild!!! I have just joined Guitar Master Class today the 12th of May 2007!

I'm 45 and been playing the guitar on and off for the last 2 years.

I play with an American Fender 1952 re-issue Ash Telecaster in Honey Blonde. I am strictly a "bedroom" guitarist! I am not in a band!! Don't think I would ever be good enough!! But who knows eh? I have at least signed up to Guitar Master Class!!!!!

Any offers of help would be appreciated, my influences are Blues, Guns n Roses, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix....

Looking forward to what the site can offer me!!
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post May 12 2007, 06:36 PM
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Welcome to GMC Graeme! I see we have more and more guys from UK here!
Have fun and i wish you to master Brian May's stuff as soon as possible! smile.gif


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post May 13 2007, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE (Graeme @ May 11 2007, 03:15 PM) *
Hi there!

I am 42 years young and have longed more or less all my life to play guitar but have never tried. It has always seemed too difficult, I have never played any instrument, cannot read music and this has always put me off however, my 14 year old son, unlike me, is very talented musically and already plays guitar, piano, accordian and anything else he can get his hands on. I don't know where he gets it from! So for his 14th Birthday I bought him a White Brian May Red Special guitar and Vox Valvetronics amp and it sounds awesome.

When I bought the guitar, the guy in the shop was setting the guitar up and I said"I wish I could play guitar" and he replied " Why wish - Do it" and I thought yes I should but then I think, I am 42 and have never played a musical instrument in my life - Surely it is impossible to take it up now and learn to play Brian May riffs and solo's? But hey! now I have found this site, I am going to give it a go. It's easy, right?


Hey
Another Graeme!!
I am a few years older at 47............but what the hell!!!!!!
I am Scottish and hell bent on learning some steve vai...played the blues for years and love it but got to move on!! Know some freinds in NI the widemouthfrogs....great band...great musicians...have fun!!!!
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