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post Sep 5 2013, 12:32 AM
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Hey everyone,

My name's Janice and I'm trying out a 6-month subscription here at GMC. Just wanted to say hi and if anyone has some tips for how I could make the most of my time here, it'd be greatly appreciated. I only play acoustic guitar and know most of the basic guitar chords. I understand how to read tabs but I haven't practiced much and I also don't know many different strumming or finger-picking styles.

I sing first and foremost so the instrumental piece has taken a back seat so far, but I am starting to write my own music and it'd be helpful for me to be able to play better! (I'm coming here from The Muse's Muse Songwriting boards by the way, if anyone knows of it).

Well, thanks and hope to spend some time here in the community!

Janice


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Patrik Berg
post Sep 5 2013, 01:39 AM
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Hi Janice, welcome aboard. Best thing to do here is to video yourself playing the guitar and let the instructors see it, then they can analyse your playing and give you help with techniques.


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Janice
post Sep 5 2013, 01:51 AM
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Hey Patrik, thanks so much!
Making a video of myself playing for critique sounds very scary but I can see how that would really help and it's a really cool feature of this site. I will make a promise to myself to post a video at some point!
~ Janice

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post Sep 5 2013, 04:08 AM
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Welcome Janice- there are lessons for so many styles and so many levels-
Be sure to look at the lesson section and you can look up certain lessons by style of performer or style of music-
Best thing to do is browse around and get comfortable-you'll find something real fast that might interest you.
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post Sep 5 2013, 07:01 AM
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Hi Janice! Welcome to GMC smile.gif
I'm always glad to see a new girl in GMC smile.gif There's nothing to be scared of you making a video and posting it here. We are all here to learn and we all have our issue to fix it. You will find here the best instructors and the best lessons. If you want something or have a question feel free to ask. All will help you wink.gif
You'll see that you are in the best guitarists community. I'm sure you're gonna like it here smile.gif


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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 5 2013, 08:07 AM
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Hello Janice! Cosmin here smile.gif Welcome to GMC! Please feel free to ask us anything you might like to know and in order to begin with something which will develop your skills and take them one level up, I totally recommend you to take a look over the Beginner series:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/Bear+Rose/

and if you feel like you want to work together with one of us, please write a PM to me, or Gabriel Leopardi or Darius Wave - we have mentoring programs going and we'd love to help you out.


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post Sep 5 2013, 08:18 AM
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Heya Janice welcome to GMC smile.gif Cosmin, Darius and Gabriel take students in right now smile.gif have fun, see you around!


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post Sep 5 2013, 08:31 AM
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Hi Janice and welcome smile.gif
I just listened to your songs and I like them very much, you have a beautiful voice smile.gif
If you want to spice up your guitar compositions you've reached the right place!

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post Sep 5 2013, 08:37 AM
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Hi Janice, welcome to GMC !

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 5 2013, 08:07 AM) *
I totally recommend you to take a look over the Beginner series:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search/Bear+Rose/


I was going to suggest the same thing as Cosmin. Bear's lesson are excellent for developing good chord changing skills, timing and strumming smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2013, 09:58 AM
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Hi Janice and wellcome aboard! smile.gif Please try to precise Your targets so we could better help You. This could be done by giving some examples of music You would like to be able to play in the nearest future smile.gif Would You like to share with us some of Your playing? We could have better reference point for Your further feedback smile.gif Enjoy Your time at GMC! smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2013, 01:37 PM
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Hey Janice. Welcome to GMC. Hope you enjoy your stay. smile.gif


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post Sep 5 2013, 02:27 PM
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Hi Janice! Welcome to the site! The best place to start is the beginner's corner as Cosmin suggested. Please check those lessons and let us know about your progress with that. We also have mentoring programs, so if you are interested on it you just have to send us a PM.

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post Sep 5 2013, 06:10 PM
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Hi Janice!
Welcome smile.gif
Feel free to upload a video. Nothing to be ashamed of wink.gif
This is a fantastic community with the best instructors and very talented students. And not to forget, very friendly biggrin.gif


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post Sep 10 2013, 12:20 AM
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Wow, thanks everyone!

I thought I'd get email notifications about replies but for some reason I didn't. Good thing I checked in! smile.gif

@Tharn: Yes, I did some browsing and saw the different categories I could pick. Very helpful, thanks!

@Monica: I noticed there are .. um .. a lot of guys on this forum lol. It's great to have your support and thanks so much for the welcome!

@Cosmin: Thanks for the link, I have checked out one of Bear's intro lessons already and will be sure to look at more of them. Thanks also for offering your mentorship, I think I'd like to ask for help in the future with developing the guitar instrumental for one of my songs. I hope that'd be okay!

@sammetal92: Thanks for the welcome and advice. See you around as well!

@mad: Thanks so much for checking out my music and the nice compliments! Glad to know I've come to the right place for help with my music!

@Ben: Great! That's two for Bear! I will be sure to get to one of his lessons today smile.gif

@Darius: Hi! I guess I haven't really thought about specific pieces I'd like to play. I actually am just hoping to be able to play my own music better and add some more variation in the guitar instrumental pieces for my songs so they aren't so boring lol! I will need to slowly work up my nerve to share my playing but I have made a promise to post a video at some point in order to get better!

@Caelumamittendum: Thanks for the warm welcome!

@Gabriel: Thank you so much! I'll start with the beginner lessons and also send someone a PM for help!!

@Nava: Thanks for the encouragement! I look forward to getting to know the community!

~ Janice


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post Sep 10 2013, 12:46 AM
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Great! Just keep us updated! smile.gif


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post Sep 10 2013, 08:06 AM
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Hello Janice and Welcome on this Fine Place !

Good People and Great Mentor`s what else do ya need biggrin.gif a fine voice like your`s and a (few) guitar `s

Thats it !

Oh i forget when i look at my self -- put more energy in What is offered here on GMC -- cool.gif

Cool to have a noter women here on GMC planet so just fine to get more into balance smile.gif


All the Best and Good Energy !

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post Sep 10 2013, 08:36 AM
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Hello Janice smile.gif certainly, just let me know when you need my assistance smile.gif


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post Sep 10 2013, 05:06 PM
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Hello Janice! Welcome to GMC! Have fun, see you around wink.gif
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Todd Simpson
post Sep 10 2013, 10:59 PM
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Welcome smile.gif I"m Todd and I teach our Saturday/Sunday Video Chats smile.gif I'd like to welcome you our community here and wish you the best of experiences while here smile.gif. I'd say JUMP in to the forums, Personal Message the instructors to join each one's "Mentoring Program", try to attend as many video chat lessons as you can and start perusing the pre recorded lessons.

This is an amazing place and you are going to love it here smile.gif

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QUOTE (Janice @ Sep 4 2013, 07:32 PM) *
Hey everyone,

My name's Janice and I'm trying out a 6-month subscription here at GMC. Just wanted to say hi and if anyone has some tips for how I could make the most of my time here, it'd be greatly appreciated. I only play acoustic guitar and know most of the basic guitar chords. I understand how to read tabs but I haven't practiced much and I also don't know many different strumming or finger-picking styles.

I sing first and foremost so the instrumental piece has taken a back seat so far, but I am starting to write my own music and it'd be helpful for me to be able to play better! (I'm coming here from The Muse's Muse Songwriting boards by the way, if anyone knows of it).

Well, thanks and hope to spend some time here in the community!

Janice



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Janice
post Sep 10 2013, 11:34 PM
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Thanks again Gabriel and Cosmin for your support!

@Dieterle: Thanks for passing the good energy this way and for the warm welcome smile.gif

@bahadirpeker: Thanks, I'm looking forward to it!

@Todd: I'll have to check out what these video chats are about. Unfortunately, I'm not usually with my guitar on weekend but if I ever happen to be I'll be sure to stop by for one of your sessions!

~ Janice


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