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tparks
post Sep 19 2013, 10:40 PM
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My name is Todd Parks and I have been playing guitar off and on since childhood. In the last year or so I realized that I have very little to show for years of just doodling around with no real direction. I have always wanted to play in a band or collaborate with other musicians but never had the opportunity or the nerve to just jump in and do it. I found this site and was just blown away by the talent here.

There are a few guitarists that have influenced me but I came to realize a few years back that for every famous guitar player out there there are many more just as or more proficient. The difference in levels of success seems to be a lot of luck but also the ability to write compelling music and having the surrounding musicians to pull it off. That said I have been listening to a lot of Steve Lukather's work for the last six months as well as Stef Burns, Russ Freeman, Larry Carlton, and honestly too many to mention. For some reason I am drawn to Steve Lukather's playing lately and I think it is because his solos seem to take off in very interesting directions. It is painfully clear that my lack of music theory training has inhibited my ability to understand what I am hearing and why one piece appeals to me over another. I am in a rut and have decided to start over, using this site to start at the beginning. I hope I am not too old to pull off becoming the guitarist I always wanted to be.

I play a Roland equipped Mexican start that I love. I bought it off of Ebay some years ago and liked the feel of it so much I sold my PRS. I also play a Dana Bourgeois Martin Simpson with LR Baggs system installed. I do not have an amp so I play through Garage Band or Mainstage with Bose Headphones.

I am really anxious to converse with people in this community. Please shoot me message anytime.

Best Regards,

Todd Parks
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post Sep 19 2013, 10:51 PM
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Hey Todd! Wellcome in the family smile.gif I do agree...there are many awesome players in the world - not all of them lucky enough to be also famous but...as long as we keep our interest in searching for new things, there would be a chance for all the unknown smile.gif You've got a really nice list of inspirations. Maybe there is a chance we could see Your playing so we'll be able to better match Your support with lessons and tips ?smile.gif

We got some Steve's style lessons too. You can check Muris lesson as an example:

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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 20 2013, 09:27 AM
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Hey mate! I'd be happy to help out with theory and setting up a nice weekly schedule that will hopefully help you out on your journey wink.gif Click here and see if you like it!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0


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post Sep 20 2013, 09:43 AM
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Another Bourgeois guitar player!!!

Welcome, I have a Custom Slope D Walnut back and sides and Sitka top


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post Sep 20 2013, 09:47 AM
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Welcome to the site, Todd! I hope you'll enjoy your stay smile.gif

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post Sep 20 2013, 10:00 AM
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Hello Todd, welcome to GMC !


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tparks
post Sep 20 2013, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 20 2013, 08:27 AM) *
Hey mate! I'd be happy to help out with theory and setting up a nice weekly schedule that will hopefully help you out on your journey wink.gif Click here and see if you like it!

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...t=0&start=0



Thanks Cosmin;

I intend to upload a video of my playing as soon as I figure out the best way to do it.

QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Sep 20 2013, 08:43 AM) *
Another Bourgeois guitar player!!!

Welcome, I have a Custom Slope D Walnut back and sides and Sitka top


Yes;

My wife bought it for me some years back. I had a Martin D35 and wanted other equipment so one of them had to go. The Bourgeois won out. Haven't regretted it.
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post Sep 21 2013, 06:43 AM
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Hi Todd!

Welcome to GMC mate smile.gif It's like a big family here, so join in biggrin.gif There's heaps of cool stuff happening here, and we've got a few collaborations going on at the moment so check it out. See you around!

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post Sep 21 2013, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (tparks @ Sep 20 2013, 06:25 PM) *
Thanks Cosmin;

I intend to upload a video of my playing as soon as I figure out the best way to do it.



Hey mate - you can start a Youtube channel and upload the movie there, setting it on 'Unlisted', if you don't want it to be seen by everyone except for the people that you give the link to. And let me know about the practice schedule, ok? smile.gif


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post Sep 21 2013, 08:52 PM
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Hi Todd! Welcome to the site! Here we are used to create music together so you will find yourself creating music and relating from musicians from the whole world.

I would like to invite you to join our biggest collab ever:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=50021


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