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Rusty Strings
post Jun 13 2007, 07:34 PM
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Hi there,

my name is Jason and I am really excited to be here. I have played guitar for 22 years, and have studied with a jazz teacher for the last 14 years. I started playing guitar when I was fifteen, and my first teacher taught me songs I wanted to learn: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Clapton, AC/DC.

i learned some solos and chords, but never the skills to shred.

Even now in my jazz studies, i struggle with fluidly improvising. I can read standard notation and can play beautiful chord melodies, but my solos fall short.

I teach guitar full time, and a lot of my students want to rock out. I have a few songs I can teach them, but I have mostly stuck to traditional note reading technique which a lot of my students struggle with.

I was really excited to discover Kris's GuitarMaster Class.

I have played around with some of the ideas and am finding new inspiration.

I took the name Rusty Strings because it comes from one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs:

"dust off those rusty strings just one more time......

gonna make 'em shine!"

glad to be here, and hope to get to know some of you.

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post Jun 13 2007, 08:03 PM
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Good luck! Hope you like GMC, I think you will quite a bit cool.gif

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post Jun 13 2007, 08:31 PM
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hey welcome to GMC! have fun while learning! smile.gif laugh.gif

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post Jun 13 2007, 08:38 PM
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Wow, seems you re a very experiencied player!
Welcome my friend biggrin.gif

"Fact is, nothing in the world bores me more than gear...If I played thru your rig, I would still sound like me. Van Halen would sound like Van Halen. Brian May...etc. Very early in my career I decided to focus on creating music and not being a guitar tech. Being a good guitar tech is a very different and extremely difficult job, so why not leave it to a pro?"

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