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post Dec 30 2011, 02:58 PM
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Been meaning to say big-ups to GMC for the lessons I've been practicing on the best Guitar site on the web!

I started Playing music in 1956 when I was eight years old when my mom signed me up in The Columbia Music School - (they came door to door selling music lessons) and I played violin until I was in my teens later studying private lessons with Philip Bergeron

I began playing guitar in 1958 exclusively on acoustic guitars. I first studied Flamenco w/ Jose Caribe in LA then took Jazz/Bossa Nova lessons w/ Howard Heitmeyer on classical guitars and played a lot of folk music in different bands. Studied with Theodore Norman in his first Master Classical Guitar class at UCLA in '68 . Around 1972 I picked up a Martin D28 at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica which I've played over the years.

When I returned from Guatemala Peace Corps in 1971 I got a recording gig with A&M Records as engineers assistant and worked on sessions with Henry Lewy for Joni Mitchell (Court & Spark) and Joan Baez ( her spanish album) among others. That was a coveted gig in LA since a lot of the super star bands recorded at the studio.

I've recently become enamored with an electric Ibanez Artist Series semi hollow body that I picked up in the 80's but rarely played. Now with your online lessons I'm beginning to get scales, took me a long time to do this and it's been really satisfying. Still have some chops from the old days and they are improving as I pay attention to daily practice..

So Many Thanks, Gratitude and Big-Ups to the GMC community of teachers and players. I'm really getting a lot of enjoyment from the lessons.. and hope to collaborate with others when I get some more chops up to speed. tongue.gif

Happy Holidays to All

Steve Harter
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 30 2011, 03:26 PM
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Hey friend! You have a really interesting music background! I'm sure that you can add a lot to this community! Thanks for your words about the site and the lessons. Cheers and Happy Holydays!

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post Dec 30 2011, 05:05 PM
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That is indeed very interesting and cool musical background, you must have very cool experiences! smile.gif Welcome aboard, and happy practicing. If you need any help, we are here smile.gif

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post Dec 30 2011, 06:42 PM
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Hi Steve, welcome to GMC smile.gif That's a real interesting background you have.. I can only imagine what it must have been like working in the music biz in those days. It's great to hear that the chops are coming back.. you'll be tearing it up in no time on a collaboration soo ! biggrin.gif

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post Dec 30 2011, 07:39 PM
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Great introduction Steve ,I'm impressed really ! Don't hesitate to participate in the forum, there is always bunch of interesting topics and we all can learn something new,every day!

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post Dec 30 2011, 08:09 PM
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wow, great history! welcome to GMC! glad to have you here!

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post Dec 31 2011, 02:49 AM
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Nice story. I'm sure you have some good advice to offer here.

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