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Kristofer Dahl
post Sep 3 2007, 09:12 PM
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Fantastic thread - you guys share my opinion and are very supportive! biggrin.gif

I am 25 and I am learning to sing from scratch - no one is going to tell my I'm too old. (If they do I'll growl in their face!).



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post Sep 3 2007, 09:13 PM
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Wow kris, in that picture you look pretty manly, you must have not shaved in months!!!
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post Sep 3 2007, 09:19 PM
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Kris, you may want to check that right incisor. You may need a cap. It is said to sing in church is twice a prayer. When I don't sing in church it is 3 times a blessing. I am also dabbling with voice. My range starts at the G below middle C. Scary.

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post Sep 3 2007, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Sep 2 2007, 07:13 AM) *
My lifes dream is to be a pro guitarist, but lately everyone is telling me "you cant do it", "you started too late"(im 17 and just got rid of my bad practicing habits.) and "you cant make any money that way, youll never make it". i feel depressed and overwhelmed, What should i do? sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

You already got the best of advice!
I'd just like to add - quit telling people what your plans are, that's only fuel for their fire and I'm sorry to say but there are some out there who want nothing else but to see other people fail. And when they tell you something is not doable you have to think about if they say it to you out of concern or if they are trying to block your way.

I'm sure there's a word for it in other languages too but in Sweden we say "Jantelagen" - It's the law about that noone is allowed to own something that's better or have a life situation that better than anyone else. Neither are you allowed to succeed or even think you have the possibility to make something out over what's concidered normal.


So... stop talking, just show them! smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2007, 09:57 PM
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MickeM,

You know you are right. There are just some people who don't what people to have success. I don't understand the psyche!

Jantelagen in the game of poker is called ...playing your cards close to your vest.

Excellent point. SHRED ON!

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post Sep 4 2007, 12:21 AM
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Wow, some very nice posts here. I'm 17 too and really cool to read all those posts!

ow and shredmandan when you're 17, you can drink bear, lots of it !! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 4 2007, 12:37 AM
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Don't be discouraged man,
I've been told that over and over..
But if it's in you there is no one who can stop you from becoming what you will one day.
One of my friends started playing when he was 28 and makes a living out of it now..


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post Sep 4 2007, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Sep 3 2007, 02:46 PM) *
I'm sure there's a word for it in other languages too but in Sweden we say "Jantelagen" - It's the law about that noone is allowed to own something that's better or have a life situation that better than anyone else. Neither are you allowed to succeed or even think you have the possibility to make something out over what's concidered normal.

The Jante Law.

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post Sep 4 2007, 04:34 AM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Sep 2 2007, 01:13 AM) *
My lifes dream is to be a pro guitarist, but lately everyone is telling me "you cant do it", "you started too late"(im 17 and just got rid of my bad practicing habits.) and "you cant make any money that way, youll never make it". i feel depressed and overwhelmed, What should i do? sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif



I'm currently 47 and all my life I've wanted to do nothing but be real good at the guitar. I started playing around your age then one day my guitar teacher showed up at my house for a lesson and my friends started laughing at me because I was going to leave and go to my lesson. I didn't go and ended up quitting the guitar until this past father's day. All my life I have regretted quitting that day. Just imagine how good I'd be if I had continued taking lessons and playing the guitar? That would have been 30+ years of playing experience.

Please don't do what I did, keep playing and practicing and don't let yourself down. Continue on with your life's dream and if you work hard enough at it, you "WILL" make it! Good luck, I know you can do it!


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post Sep 4 2007, 04:50 AM
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Hey, don't worry about your age, it really doesnt matter as long as you work hard.
A good example is Pat Martino:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Martino

Just read what happened to him, maybe it will give you some boost smile.gif


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post Sep 4 2007, 04:54 AM
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I am only 17 too and I never let people get me down. Just tell them atleast I haven't given up on my dreams like you, I am sorry I don't want to sit in a cubical all day living a horrible life. lol Look at Ozzy Osbourne, if he could make it, anyone can. biggrin.gif
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post Sep 4 2007, 05:02 AM
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QUOTE (Bitey @ Sep 4 2007, 05:54 AM) *
I am sorry I don't want to sit in a cubical all day living a horrible life

HEY!!! I'm offended by that!!!

I don't sit in a cubical but I have a horrible life, What's wrong with that? laugh.gif


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post Sep 4 2007, 08:06 AM
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Have to say that at the age of 43 the things that I most regret in my life tend not to be things I did but things I didn't do - and too often didn't do because others told me not to! Stick with it.

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post Sep 4 2007, 08:47 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 3 2007, 09:13 PM) *
Wow kris, in that picture you look pretty manly, you must have not shaved in months!!!

He's Swedish though, so that's probably just a few hours after shaving laugh.gif.

I wish I could grow a decent moustache/beard sad.gif


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post Sep 4 2007, 12:04 PM
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thats the way I though a well when I was younger
There aint no age limit on music man
If you are a guitar man let it ring ask BB what he thinks about age
Sure you face don't hold its shine forever but in you music shine on you crazy diamond
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post Sep 5 2007, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE (white eagle @ Sep 4 2007, 03:04 AM) *
thats the way I though a well when I was younger
There aint no age limit on music man
If you are a guitar man let it ring ask BB what he thinks about age
Sure you face don't hold its shine forever but in you music shine on you crazy diamond



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post Sep 6 2007, 05:01 AM
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don't care what the say!

But personally I think that going pro should never be the motivation.
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post Sep 15 2007, 08:39 AM
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If there is a will .. Then there will be a way smile.gif

My dream is also to be a great proffesional guitarist like my hero's ( Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Andy Timmons )

And i believe that i will be someday a great proffesional guitarist .. !!

Just believe in it smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2007, 12:52 PM
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DONT LISTEN TO THEM!!!! its up to u if i can go all the way..if u listen to them ur goal will be harder to accomplish...dont listen to anybody that thinks you cant do it....anybody can do if u put ur mind to it!!!!!


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these post are really great!!

I was also downed 2 days ago but i was still holding guitar tidy in my hand that day.

It was really hard if you just want to sit with your guitar all days&nights long.

I think that is really useless. I couldn't socialized because of guitar in my school much.

I just spend time on guitar and listen to song. The only reason?


"I want to make people happy and see their smile when they listen to my music! Although it will not be a masterpiece but as long as it last it show how much effort of your dedicated soul put in those piece."

I would say that song last your soul though you are not here on this earth but heaven or hell or nowhere!
I felt this way because my inspired guitarist is "Slash-GnR"

Most of this famous songs are not really fast.
They sound good instead...


I wish I could be like him..."Master of Melody not Maximized Melted-lody"

Although I love rocks and metals but still if melody is not good I don't really say that i have complete my dream! And I also like shred. It's not bad!

Let see..Thank for another motivations they are really good I feel better now.
I would keep myself on this track even though I won't be joining music college or any degrees(17 years old) (I think these are not really important. To be what you are{Rock metal pop jazz or blue} is a serious issue for yourself!)
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