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Bonifacius
post Oct 10 2011, 07:26 PM
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Hi, my name ist Michael and I´m glad to find GMC. Since I left my hometown, Hamburg in Germany, over 20 years ago, I didn´t play my guitar. But now I think, I´m gonna start again.
I started playing guitar with 12 and played in different bands for studio works and gigs in clubs in and around Hamburg until I was 29. Now I will try to get my old bones in motion again. Never too old to rock, isn´t it?
So, nice to be here. Seems to be a good place, as far as I saw.
Greetings to all, and have a good time!
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post Oct 10 2011, 07:37 PM
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Hi Michael & welcome! smile.gif

QUOTE (Bonifacius @ Oct 10 2011, 02:26 PM) *
Since I left my hometown, Hamburg in Germany, over 20 years ago, I didn´t play my guitar.


After reaching a level to play in studios & clubs, forgive me but I have to ask, why would you give it up for 20 years?

Gary

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post Oct 10 2011, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (Blister @ Oct 10 2011, 06:37 PM) *
Hi Michael & welcome! smile.gif



After reaching a level to play in studios & clubs, forgive me but I have to ask, why would you give it up for 20 years?

Gary


Hi Gary,

nice to meet you. At that time, there was no progress in my playing and I had a bad experience with my last band. I had to do different things and so I left town for a new part of my life.
Well, and I got married, but that wasn´t the reason why I stopped.. smile.gif But I discovered new ways to be creative, painting, art works with glass, taking photos an many interesting things more. But I feel, now it´s time to start again with my guitar.
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post Oct 10 2011, 09:02 PM
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Yeah, fact is that even though guitar is THE way for me to express myself, it'd be ridiculous to claim I'm giving it my all. I simply don't have the time to do so. There are things in life besides (and sometimes more important than) the guitar.

Welcome to GMC man, if you face any problems concerning anything (related to music, I guess... but other things are OK too biggrin.gif), just ask and we're here to help.

It's awesome and inspiring to see such motivation. I'm 20 years old and I feel like I'm too old to practice simple theory and picking... or something. biggrin.gif

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post Oct 10 2011, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Bonifacius @ Oct 10 2011, 02:07 PM) *
Hi Gary,

nice to meet you. At that time, there was no progress in my playing and I had a bad experience with my last band. I had to do different things and so I left town for a new part of my life.
Well, and I got married, but that wasn´t the reason why I stopped.. smile.gif But I discovered new ways to be creative, painting, art works with glass, taking photos an many interesting things more. But I feel, now it´s time to start again with my guitar.
Michael


Very interesting story man, any time is the best time to pick the guitar and start rocking again, my best wishes to you!


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post Oct 10 2011, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Oct 10 2011, 08:04 PM) *
Very interesting story man, any time is the best time to pick the guitar and start rocking again, my best wishes to you!


Thank you man, - and all the best to you, too. It will take some time till I found out, how this community works.
So long...

QUOTE (Kristian Hyvarinen @ Oct 10 2011, 08:02 PM) *
Yeah, fact is that even though guitar is THE way for me to express myself, it'd be ridiculous to claim I'm giving it my all. I simply don't have the time to do so. There are things in life besides (and sometimes more important than) the guitar.

Welcome to GMC man, if you face any problems concerning anything (related to music, I guess... but other things are OK too biggrin.gif), just ask and we're here to help.

It's awesome and inspiring to see such motivation. I'm 20 years old and I feel like I'm too old to practice simple theory and picking... or something. biggrin.gif


Hi Kristian,
Thank you for your reply! Every time in life has its own quallity, so good luck to find out, what´s important at the moment. smile.gif
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post Oct 11 2011, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (Bonifacius @ Oct 10 2011, 03:07 PM) *
Hi Gary,

nice to meet you. At that time, there was no progress in my playing and I had a bad experience with my last band. I had to do different things and so I left town for a new part of my life.
Well, and I got married, but that wasn´t the reason why I stopped.. smile.gif But I discovered new ways to be creative, painting, art works with glass, taking photos an many interesting things more. But I feel, now it´s time to start again with my guitar.
Michael

It's great to meet you, too and thanks for sharing, Michael. Sorry to hear about the bad experience but very glad to hear you picked the guitar back up again! I know you will find the instructors & also the students extremely encouraging & supportive. From your experience, it sounds like you have a lot to share, also! Look forward to seeing you in forum & hope to see you in the video chats! smile.gif

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post Oct 11 2011, 01:26 AM
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Hey Michael, yes we are glad you were able to pick up the guitar again after all this time. Never too old to rock. Good luck!


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post Oct 11 2011, 01:31 AM
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Wellcome !
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post Oct 11 2011, 04:23 AM
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Hey mate, glad to see you have re-sparked ur passion for this awesome instrument....

what sort of music style are you into?


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post Oct 11 2011, 04:50 AM
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Hi Michael!! Welcome to the site! It's never too old! You are as young as me! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 11 2011, 08:23 AM
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Hi Michael!

we are never to old when it comes down to enjoying the things we truly love! smile.gif

I am very glad to see people actually having the time and determination to pick up an instrument from the very start or after a long time!

You don't see that in my country unfortunately sad.gif so kudos to you Michael! All due respect! smile.gif

If you have the time, you can attend the weekly v-chat sessions held by all of us instructors here at GMC! Check out the timetable at the bottom of the frontpage wink.gif mine is usually each Thursday at 8 PM London time!

See you around man!

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post Oct 11 2011, 10:08 AM
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Wilkommen Michael ! smile.gif

There is never a right or wrong time, the only time is now smile.gif It's great to have you here.. as Cosmin mentioned, there are live video chats happening during the week and you can see the schedule at the bottom right corner of the main GMC page. I do video chats on Tuesday evenings from 7pm GMT.. you're always welcome to come along ! cool.gif


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Oct 11 2011, 12:26 AM) *
Hey Michael, yes we are glad you were able to pick up the guitar again after all this time. Never too old to rock. Good luck!


Brandon


Thank you, Brandon - I´ll try my best... biggrin.gif

QUOTE (JaxN4 @ Oct 11 2011, 03:23 AM) *
Hey mate, glad to see you have re-sparked ur passion for this awesome instrument....

what sort of music style are you into?


Hi, thank you for your reply. I like to play - and listen to - different kinds of rock music. My hero was Jimi and I´m looking forward to a Popa Chubby concert in November in Hamburg. But there´s a lot of great rock music, what I like. But that doesn´t mean, that I could play all that stuff. At the moment I´m glad if I dont cut my fingers, if I play longer than 10 minutes. wink.gif

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Wilkommen Michael ! smile.gif

There is never a right or wrong time, the only time is now smile.gif It's great to have you here.. as Cosmin mentioned, there are live video chats happening during the week and you can see the schedule at the bottom right corner of the main GMC page. I do video chats on Tuesday evenings from 7pm GMT.. you're always welcome to come along ! cool.gif


Thank you Ben,

what is neccassary to join that video chats? Camera? Microphone? Today I´m in Berlin, but when I´m at home I haveonly a very slow internet connection. I´ve always have to wait a couple of minutes, until I received a guitar lesson.


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 11 2011, 07:23 AM) *
Hi Michael!

we are never to old when it comes down to enjoying the things we truly love! smile.gif

I am very glad to see people actually having the time and determination to pick up an instrument from the very start or after a long time!

You don't see that in my country unfortunately sad.gif so kudos to you Michael! All due respect! smile.gif

If you have the time, you can attend the weekly v-chat sessions held by all of us instructors here at GMC! Check out the timetable at the bottom of the frontpage wink.gif mine is usually each Thursday at 8 PM London time!

See you around man!

Cosmin

Hi Cosmin,
Thank you for your kind words. It´s great fun for me to start again and meet so many gentle people from all over the world. I hope, I get along with my tecnical computer equipment. huh.gif (video chat..?)
So long

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Hi Michael!! Welcome to the site! It's never too old! You are as young as me! biggrin.gif
Enjoy GMC!


Hi Gabriel,

Thank you! It´s good to hear that from another young man...
So long

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It's great to meet you, too and thanks for sharing, Michael. Sorry to hear about the bad experience but very glad to hear you picked the guitar back up again! I know you will find the instructors & also the students extremely encouraging & supportive. From your experience, it sounds like you have a lot to share, also! Look forward to seeing you in forum & hope to see you in the video chats! smile.gif

Gary


Thank you Gary,
I think, I have to find out, what that video chats are, everybody is talking about? But first of all, I got to play some minutes longer until my fingers hurt, when I´m back home.
See you!
Michael

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Wellcome !


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post Oct 12 2011, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE (Bonifacius @ Oct 11 2011, 08:07 PM) *
Thank you Ben,

what is neccassary to join that video chats? Camera? Microphone? Today I´m in Berlin, but when I´m at home I haveonly a very slow internet connection. I´ve always have to wait a couple of minutes, until I received a guitar lesson.


Hi Michael, you don't need anything yourself to watch video chats. All you need to do is click on the GMC CHAT button at the top right corner of the main page. It's next to the search bar. It will then take you to the chat room where there is a video screen. If there is a video chat occuring then you'll be able to see and hear the instructor. Users are able to converse with the instructor by typing in the text box at the bottom of the screen and pressing 'enter' to submit the text.

It can sometimes take a while to load the chat room or the screen.. if you have an intermittent internet connection then it may make video chats unwatchable sad.gif But try it and see if it works for you ! smile.gif

I've just started a thread explaining how to use the video chat function. This is there for all the other instructors and members to use if you ever want to help someone with the video chats smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=41145


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