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Henrik Skotth
post Oct 12 2007, 05:26 PM
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Well, as most of you know, while I am in charge of the technical and community aspects here at GMC, I have not actually played or owned a guitar myself... untill now! biggrin.gif

Kristofer helped me out (I know NOTHING, I couldn't choose a decent guitar if my life depended on it!), and now I'm a proud owner of a SQUIER Affinity Strat HSS (I think!) with cool features like:

* A Fender Vintage-Style 6-Screw Tremolo Bridge (there are 6 screws on it, I get that part - I'm lost to what it actually means though!)
* High Quality Die Cast Tuners (sorry, I don't speak that language)
* Solid Tonewood Body (this I understand! I think...)
* 21 Fret Neck (21! I didn't realise guitars had something to do with Black Jack?)


So... now I'm going to start tormenting the neighbours (luckily I live on the countryside with hardly anyone living close by), not to mention my fiancee, with my practising! And I hereby declare ALL of you my personal teachers!

So... where to start???


And oh, check out my new avatar!


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post Oct 12 2007, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (Henrik Skotth @ Oct 12 2007, 06:26 PM) *
So... where to start???

I say like Robin, start with Kris's 101 lessons biggrin.gif
Contrats on the new guitar, all you need now is a 1500 Euro killer tube amp laugh.gif

EDIT: Oh no, you never played before so, right? So first start with the beginnerlessons, then 101.
Or you could start monkying around, filming yourself for Kris' promotion video laugh.gif

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post Oct 12 2007, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (Henrik Skotth @ Oct 12 2007, 06:26 PM) *
Well, as most of you know, while I am in charge of the technical and community aspects here at GMC, I have not actually played or owned a guitar myself... untill now! biggrin.gif

Kristofer helped me out (I know NOTHING, I couldn't choose a decent guitar if my life depended on it!), and now I'm a proud owner of a SQUIER Affinity Strat HSS (I think!) with cool features like:

* A Fender Vintage-Style 6-Screw Tremolo Bridge (there are 6 screws on it, I get that part - I'm lost to what it actually means though!)
* High Quality Die Cast Tuners (sorry, I don't speak that language)
* Solid Tonewood Body (this I understand! I think...)
* 21 Fret Neck (21! I didn't realise guitars had something to do with Black Jack?)
So... now I'm going to start tormenting the neighbours (luckily I live on the countryside with hardly anyone living close by), not to mention my fiancee, with my practising! And I hereby declare ALL of you my personal teachers!

So... where to start???
And oh, check out my new avatar!

Hahaha!
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post Oct 12 2007, 07:59 PM
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Hey Henrik!
Good luck with your guitar!
I'm daefineteli sure that you will improve quickly.

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post Oct 12 2007, 08:20 PM
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Yeah, good luck with the axe wielding!

QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Oct 12 2007, 12:59 PM) *
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post Oct 12 2007, 08:27 PM
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I love the enthusiasm Henrik - Good Luck!!! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 12 2007, 08:27 PM
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That's defnatly great news Henrik! Good luck with the musical journey.

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post Oct 12 2007, 08:40 PM
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biggrin.gif Your new avatar is fantastic!! biggrin.gif

I think you already got some good advice on where to start.

By the way - can anybody point Henrik towards forum posts explaing basics of the guitar anatomy (if we have any such...)?

I am assuming he would want to know a little about tuning the guitar, the name of the strings, the name of the different parts of the guitar etc. (the last one could be of interest to me as well - I can never remember the correct words in English!)

Also - while takling your first lesson, this great tutorial on reading tabs by Andrew could come in handy...!


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post Oct 12 2007, 08:43 PM
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Myself and Robin are working on an Aspiring Instructor lesson together, to give beginners and those who don't know, a few tips and tricks. ie Tuning, changing strings etc. So once we got it done i will post a link in here for ya Henrik


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post Oct 12 2007, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (Hemlok @ Oct 12 2007, 09:43 PM) *
Myself and Robin are working on an Aspiring Instructor lesson together, to give beginners and those who don't know, a few tips and tricks. ie Tuning, changing strings etc. So once we got it done i will post a link in here for ya Henrik


That's awesome! smile.gif


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post Oct 12 2007, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Oct 12 2007, 07:20 PM) *
Yeah, good luck with the axe wielding!
(...)

Botox is diffineetli going nuts right now.


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post Oct 12 2007, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Oct 12 2007, 10:26 PM) *
Botox is diffineetli going nuts right now.

lol Yeah, deffinitlie!

EDIT: corrected my spelling of defienitly

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post Oct 12 2007, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 12 2007, 08:33 PM) *
lol Yeah, deffinitlie!

EDIT: corrected my spelling of defienitly

Are you sure? Gen told me it was DEFINEAAIEAIEIAITLIIIIIIIII.



Edit: I got a bit carried away about this whole spelling "dejfinithly" correct thing that I forgot to say: Its great that you have bought a guitar!! This is a perfect place to start biggrin.gif Good luck and have fun with your playing!

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post Oct 12 2007, 09:54 PM
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Sorry guys, can't help it...


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post Oct 12 2007, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Oct 12 2007, 08:54 PM) *
Sorry guys, can't help it...

I know what you mean, after you tought me how to spell it correctly I've also been starting to notice this! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 12 2007, 10:01 PM
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Awesome Henrik! Ignore my post elsewhere where I said we wouldn't take you seriously until you started learning smile.gif

I have been planning a lesson about guitar basics and parts for a while now - I'll bump it to the front of the queue and try and get it done this weekend smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2007, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (Henrik Skotth @ Oct 12 2007, 11:26 AM) *
Well, as most of you know, while I am in charge of the technical and community aspects here at GMC, I have not actually played or owned a guitar myself... untill now! biggrin.gif
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So... now I'm going to start tormenting the neighbours (luckily I live on the countryside with hardly anyone living close by), not to mention my fiancee, with my practising! And I hereby declare ALL of you my personal teachers!

So... where to start???


And oh, check out my new avatar!




Very Cool!

Get some headphones, if you are worried about the neighbors and your finacee while your practicing it will not ever sound right. I found myself being timid/worried since I knew I sounded very bad at first...still do as a matter of fact, but sometimes I unplug the phones anyway. ;-)


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post Oct 13 2007, 10:10 AM
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This is awesome man!

Welcome to the wonderful world of guitar!
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post Oct 13 2007, 11:51 AM
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Lol! I like your avatar! You might want to take off the little blue sticker though. I remember my Squire Strat when I first got it, and I plan to upgrade soon, good luck on your journey!
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post Oct 14 2007, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Oct 12 2007, 12:35 PM) *
Are you sure? Gen told me it was DEFINEAAIEAIEIAITLIIIIIIIII.
Edit: I got a bit carried away about this whole spelling "dejfinithly" correct thing that I forgot to say: Its great that you have bought a guitar!! This is a perfect place to start biggrin.gif Good luck and have fun with your playing!




I never doubt for a minute that Gens wrong, hes my hero ! blink.gif smile.gif


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