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post Jul 10 2007, 11:46 AM
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Hey there

My names Tim, I'm 26 and live in australia. I've only been playing the guitar for 2 weeks. I've wanted to play the guitar for many years now but have kept putting it off because I thought it was gonna be really hard and I should have picked it up at 16 instead of 10 years later.

I actually started about 2 months ago but gave up for 3 weeks and was ready to smash my guitar until I found this site. I found my guitar instructor to be pretty bad, all he did was give me a few chords to learn each week. No finger exercises, nothing about scales, no mention of a metronome etc., so you can imagine when all you got to learn each week is 2 chords you find it hard to practice more than 30 mins a day. I found I wasn't progressing at all.

I guess kris seemed pretty genuine in his videos and honest about not having natural talent and having to work hard to play well. And that he'd had a poor instructor for many years. Been practicing alot though like 4 hours a day heh, gotta make up for lost time. I find I can though cause I practice fingertapping for a bit then go practice some finger picking then some barre chords etc. I didn't think i'd be learning tapping for years, but I see the advantage of this site by learning more advanced techniques even as a beginner.


But anyway I'm interested in learning every style from flamenco to metal

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post Jul 10 2007, 11:51 AM
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Welcome Tim!

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post Jul 10 2007, 12:01 PM
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Welcome Tim, Yep you have sure hit the jackpot. This website is fantastic, and the forums are very active and friendly and someone will always be able to help you. It's never too late to pick up the guitar smile.gif I am sure you will enjoy it here at GMC.

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post Jul 10 2007, 12:03 PM
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Hey welcome m8! More Australians here, cool! You're definitely at the right place! smile.gif


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post Jul 10 2007, 12:09 PM
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Guitars a hobby definitely worth sticking at, you'll reap the rewards eventually, just keep on working at the lessons smile.gif

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post Jul 10 2007, 02:08 PM
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Welcome - let us know if you have any questions smile.gif


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