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post Dec 6 2007, 08:39 PM
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I showed my interest in the guitar almost a year and a half now...I enjoyed hearing my friend Carlos play and suddenly remembered I also had a guitar. I rushed home and found my father's old accoustic from 12 years ago from his university days. Didn't find the old amp where my brother use to jam, but found an old Starfire guitar, with old and crappy strings. For almsot a year, I tried to learn some songs, made the usual begginer mistakes and kept on going until I was finally able to buy an eletric guitar, not great according to Carlos, but I still like it, My Ibanez RGX320EX smile.gif. I began to learn the important things, pull-ofs, hammer-ons, blue scale, and so on until I decided I should get an amp (Yeah, I know it's stupid, but money doesn't grow on trees xD).
Anyways, I rushes to my favourite music store, where I've learned so much and got my Fender Cyber Deluxe =D.

Skipping some parts, I still consider myself a begginer, learnt many stuff in GMC and hope to keep on learning, now I currently use my Starfire in standart and my Ibanez which I will change from Full-Step-Down (current) to Standart or Drop D. I have a Fender Cyber Deluxe, a Fender ultimate bank (o.O xD), a Fender G-DEC30 and a Fender FM212 DSP. My objective is to get an Ibanez Ibanez JEM7V - Steve Vai Signature and to keep on writting lyrics and improving my guitar skills along with my band smile.gif

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- Pavel started with Metallica, than heard No Boundaries than went for Steve Vai...i read his bio some days ago and curiously, it reminded me of myself
- Carlos has been playing for almost 2 years now, and he still doesn't have an electric guitar
- The error of changing my Ibanez to Full-Step-Down, which "destroyed" the sound, was to follow Kris' tip of the day "try to improve by seeing what your idol does" (or something like that), so I changed my strings =)

This is a small post about my history as a guitarrist, what's yours? =D


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post Dec 6 2007, 08:55 PM
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Well, 6 years ago i bought an album by the name of "Powerslave". My all time favorite Iron Maiden album. When i finished the last track, "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner", i knew what i had just heard was not just music, it was something more. I found myself fascinated with the Guitar work, the riffs and arrangements, and especially the soloing, i had never heard anything like, Thus started my love of guitar.

5 years ago, Started listening to Players like Steve Vai, Satriani, And started to get into different kinds of metal. Since i was now fascinated with the guitar, i gave such genres as Death, Viking, Black Metal a chance, and ive grown to love all of them. Ive derived so much inspiration from all of these guys.

4 years ago, had some family problems, and some family members passed away, due to my situation, all i had was music, and my guitar, so grew even more attached to the two, to the point of inseparable. Also, i started to get into more kinds of music, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Opera, and Folk artist.

2 Years ago. Started to practice serioulsy, analyzing other guitarists more and more, writing my own songs, musically and lyrically.

1 year ago, Discovered a man named Kristofer Dahl, who i owe alot too. His method of teaching really helped me progress to where i am, and gave me a new outlook on practicing.

Almost 1 year ago, Joined GMC. Progressed at a rate i thought not possible, thanks alot to Kris and Pavel (not just saying this).

Since then, all the instructor we have acquired, there lessons have fueled my ambition and aided me in reaching my goal of becoming musician i wish to be.
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post Dec 6 2007, 09:16 PM
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I pasted this from my blog page as its pretty much my history on guitar.

I`ve been playing now for just over 22 years I really should be much better now sad.gif , I started tinkering with the guitar when I was 14 but never really got serious about it till I was 15 and never really looked back from there, I`m largely self taught, using books and videos etc, I got by pretty well pretty quickly, I joined my first band at 16, it was a bit crappy but it was ok, we did a few gigs locally and did quite well, eventually I teamed up with another guitarist and we got a band together,

We did really well for a while, playing around the London rock circuit all original material (well all but a couple anyways) we got good receptions from most places we played especially at a Chelmsford University gig where (for some bizarre reason) the crowd went absolutly wild half way through our set, I stupidly stepped off the stage to play in the crowd and found myself being mobbed by over excited moshers!! still it was a laugh if not a little scary at the time, nothing like that had ever happened to us before lol!!!

We received some interest from manager Kevin Fetterplace, (then manager of the group Onslaught), he pushed us to record a proffesional demo (which unfortunatly turned out terribly, a really bad mix etc! and a total waste of cash!) he offered advice on how to promote ourselves unfortunatly that was as far as Kevins involvment went and was never seen again (well not by us anyways), so again very disappointed we went back to the drawing board and re did our demo on our own using a newly aquired 8 track.


I was asked if I`d like to leave my current band by Gangland managment (dont think they are around anymore) and be the guitarist in a then newly forming band based around a singer called "Ricky Fish" a bit of background is required for Ricky (sorry) at this time I was maybe 22? Ricky was about 26 and was probably the most awesome singer I`d ever met!, Ricky had been a singer for some time around the states etc and was fairly well known within music circles, he had virtually quit the music business after being stitched up over royalties etc when he sang lead vocals on a Testament track, unfortunatly for the life of me I cant remember the name of the track, album etc , but he is defenatly on there, I promise you that!! he`d already done a 3 track demo one of which featured Adrian Vandenburg on guitar, for me at this point was quite jaw dropping!! to be asked if I could play this stuff, which I could. In a nutshell (the story of my life!!) this all fizzled out to diddly squat! although I had got given for my birthday from Gangland a very nice Jackson Dinky (which I later stupidly sold!! doh!)

My band in the meantime had disbanded sad.gif all my fault, I`d messed it all up, we wernt getting anywhere, so that was that, since then I`ve done a duo thing with my brother on bass, I`ve played on a weeks Portsmouth to Caan Britany Ferries run lol! (actually bloody good fun!) and been in various bands that have pretty much come to nothing and did a Rock CD with an MTV producer for the BBC library, and really for the last 4 or 5 years pretty much done nothing, everytime I picked the guitar up I was so out of practice that it pee`ed me off so badly I put it down, the layers of dust was growing think n fast on my guitars, I very nearly quit totally at one point sad.gif

Then one day whilst searching the net (after finding a new love for the guitar) I came accross this website (GMC) and boy! how this changed my attitude towards playing the guitar!

Once again, I`m in my teens again I cant put the thing down, its fantastic, I`m getting back into practice and learning and developing new and exsisting techniques that I`d almost long forgotten coz I`d just stopped practicing, GMC has been a godsend for me, the instructors on the site are all totally amazing and produce the most excellent lessons, its a total inspiration to me as a player .. thats pretty much me up to date laugh.gif sorry so long!


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post Dec 6 2007, 09:36 PM
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I have been playing the guitar seriously for around 11-12 years.Old Metallica albums was the music that made me sure i wanted to play guitar.I had a friend that got a fender squire for his birthday ,he couldnt play at all though.Just seeing it looked so cool and everytime i wanted to play it he would be a jerk and say you sucked.Then i decided to get my own .That guy never really leaned guitar at all and just a year later i was starting to play all the metallica songs i loved.

Played in a small band with some friends when i was 17 (about 5 years ago).Playing at the talent show was a great memory i will never forget.To play infront of 100's of people is such a rush.Then we started meeting girls and went are own ways.I got married and then had children.This really slowed down my playing and still has basicallly.Im trying to get back into serious (4-5 day) playing,but its really hard with a family .


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post Dec 6 2007, 09:45 PM
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I really am enjoying reading these. Keep it up.

My History:
15 months ago I sold one of my night vision devices. The guy paid me too much on Ebay, nearly 2 grand. I felt bad and sent him $300 back because I feel it is immoral to take advantage of the totally stupid. But I had reached a point in life where it was either going to be....

1) A motorcycle
2) A younger woman
3) An amplifier and an electric guitar.

My older brother did the motorcycle things, and he is like an old geezer. I have 8 cats and am poor, so a younger woman was not feasible. So guitar made sense in my situation.

I discovered Canon Rock, and then sweeping. And researching on what this strange sweeping thing is, I came across this site.

My goal is to put a rendition or Canon Rock on youtube, and say that I attribute this to Kris. And for this he will make me a senior masterbaster with the free membership. That is a slam dunk. Why? There are two possible scernarios....

1) I do a real good job, and am an advertisement on how fast a guy can learn on Kris's site.

OR

2) I am so AWFUL that Kris offers me a free membership provided I PROMISE (probably in writing) NEVER to attribute anything I do to his influence.

Either way, I win.

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post Dec 6 2007, 10:41 PM
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Back in the day when I was 9 or 10 years old, I would watch my dad play his guitar and he would just listen to the music and pick it up an play it by ear. Just sitting in the living room with my dad sitting on the floor with his back against the couch just playing whatever. thinking about those days now still inspires me to play. since those days I have always wanted to buy my own guitar and learn to play. (My dad is right handed and I am left) Back then I always thought all guitars were thousands of dollars and I would never be able to afford one. Now I’m 24, just got my first guitar about 2 years ago. Between the ages of early teens to 22, I lost interest of playing guitar because my dad stopped b/c he started his own business and I took interest in learning to play the Baritone Sax. (Middle school – high school) Two years ago my brother got a guitar for Christmas, and after listening to him play, I went out and bought my first guitar and have been playing since. A whole 2 years, but I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So now my brother and I play guitars, my Dad HAS a couple guitars, but still doesn’t have time to play b/c of his company even though he sold it. (his company). And my other brother plays the drums. Sometime we will get together and play, but that is a VERY rare occasion.

on a side note, I read someone saying that they have/had a friend that told them they suck at guitar….. I have a friend that does that and it really annoys the crap outta me. mad.gif

And YES, I’m 24 still living at home. and I LOVE IT! (no rent) I’m living the dream! god I’m pathetic! wink.gif

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post Dec 6 2007, 10:47 PM
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Cut from Another thread

My name is Jason. I have been playing guitar since I was 18 and I am now 41. I do not like thinking about how long that has been. I can not help but think about the time I wasted, practicing the wrong way. Oh well, time for this old dog to learn some new tricks. I spent most of my years learning Metallica, go figure. It was the only music I enjoyed playing enough to keep pressing on. I did really well at both the rhythms and lead these guys put out and I am sure that these styles will show through. I also spent some time on George lynch as I used to know all of Mr. Scary and the time I spent on that song is in fact, quite scary. My second favorite band was the Scorpions, I learned a few of their tunes as well, and many others. I have spent the last 3 years writing songs. I have about 15 songs done 7 of which I think are really good and another 50 projects that I add to here and there.

I did spend about 10 years as a bass tournament angler and did fairly well. The checks were nice but they did little to offset the actual expenses. Still fish a tournament here and there but those days are gone for now. I do plan on fishing some more tournaments this next year.

My Life today:

Wife, daughter 11, step son 21. Fish as often as I can, but would rather play guitar. I own a business and just get by. However, I only have to answer to customers, the cool part. I can’t find motivation to play at work, or maybe its guilt that keeps me from it. I get in about 20 hours of practice a week and I am not sure why I want to play better guitar. Maybe it is just because I know I can. My music since February has been a tad of writing and lots of GMC lessons.

Since Joining GMC

Lessons I have Pretty Well. I am listing these as I feel the are a huge part of the future's history laugh.gif

Pavel

Alt 1
Alt 2
Alt 3
Alt 4
Sweeping alternate combo
String Skipping
Metal Solo Licks

Muris

Alternate
Stamina
Bd Beginner
Bd Intermediate
Pentatonic Substitution

Gabriel

Power Metal Soloing Lesson
Neoclassical Alternate Picking Etude

Kris

Solo from the front page

I am sure there is a few more I can't think of now. But there you have it, ME biggrin.gif

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post Dec 6 2007, 10:50 PM
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laugh.gif not pathetic m8, I make it vey sensible, I`d live back home tomorrow, no mortgage etc, luvly! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 6 2007, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE (PolackHax0r @ Dec 6 2007, 03:41 PM) *
I read someone saying that they have/had a friend that told them they suck at guitar….. I have a friend that does that and it really annoys the crap outta me.


Always remember that no one really affects your future but you. Providing you don't let them. wink.gif


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post Dec 6 2007, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE (leedbreak @ Dec 6 2007, 05:04 PM) *
Always remember that no one really affects your future but you. Providing you don't let them. wink.gif


Oh yeah, don't worry, that hasn't stopped me yet. I don't see it doing so anytime soon either.

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post Dec 6 2007, 11:43 PM
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I read someone saying that they have/had a friend that told them they suck at guitar….. I have a friend that does that and it really annoys the crap outta me.


Join the club mate, wink.gif I have a friend who does that all the time, he used to just criticise me on guitar websites and stuff that I was registered too and hope I didnt notice, now he is apparently too "good" to play in the same room as me, he'd come round for jams with no guitar and he'd constantly take mine off me in this patronising fashion of "you cant play at all", and I was just being polite so I let him.

I told him the other day that I had learnt the basics of sweep picking (an achievement for me, he still cant do it) and he just rolled his eyes and said:

"riiiiiiiight"

In the most patronising manner ever. sad.gif

Some people just think they're above everyone else. laugh.gif

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post Dec 6 2007, 11:54 PM
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My name is Chris. I started my deep music career when I was 9 or 10, getting into heavy stuff early, Static-X, NOFX, Sex Pistols, the lastest punk bands one of my friends, Kevin, at the time thought was cool. When I got into sixth grade, I played trombone in the local middle school band, was very good (second chair).

At the point near our Christmas concert, we had percussion tryouts, and I placed first, so I was to being immediately learning the drums and various percussive instruments. This I did well in too, constantly placing either in first, second, or third chair, and this went for the state's honor bands. I graduated high school a marching band captain, and drumline captain, finishing on snare.

I have been a percussionist for about 9 years now. I got sick of it in high school, and really wanted to learn guitar, I've always seen it played. I picked up my first guitar, which was a '99 Epiphone Std. Acoustic, really nice guitar. My grandfather gave it to me, said to make myself learn. I never let his promise down.

That semester, I took a guitar class with my band teacher, and learned very quickly. At which point, my musical tastes have enhanced GREATLY, learning not just rock, but every single piece of music known to man. When I wasn't practicing in class, I was playing with a good friend of mine, Mike, who taught me my roots today. My first song to learn? Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are. Both by Nirvana. Of course, I learned little cute beginner riffs too, and I was soaking it in.

This was around the death of my father, so for awhile I had not played, nor had any real interest to play, since all I had was an acoustic, which a friend broke. My mother at her expense, bought me a new acoustic-electric Fender DG 140 model, that I still have today.

At a yard sale, I picked up a Crate GX-15 5W (that I still have) along with a busted Harmony, STACKS of riffs, mags, and tabs from a guy who was homeless. Paid him $100 for it all. I loved that amp, and still use it now.

My interest and playing never really died, just went for awhile without playing sometimes (5 months at one point). I went through a horrible summer, and I was new at guitar all over again, with my new baby, my Ibanez GRG170DX. 3 years from playing songs I couldn't normally play on acoustic? I was in HEAVEN.

Now, I am 19, and play guitar for about 25-30 hours a week. I love it. Can't live without it. Earlier on acoutic, I played a lot of soft rock, hard acoustic rock, and blues, now I play those same things, classic rock, some metal, but mostly trashy in your face hard rock with screaming wailing solos!

I thank my father (R.I.P.) for allowing me to play in the band, for putting up with me, and I thank his father (my grandfather) for giving my first instrument to learn to dream on! Thanks a lot!

And last but not least, I want to thank the instructors here, and Kris, for without Kris and his ads on ultimate-guitar.com, I would not be here! THANK YOU GUYS! YOU ARE ALL MY BROTHERS!!

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post Dec 6 2007, 11:56 PM
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I have started playing the old 1999. Back then my country was in mess. We were bombarded then and we stayde in shelters like few months. IT was terrible BUT I started playing a guitar with my friend. WE used to get a voice recorder and record ourselves singin and playing in the shelter. GOd I wish i had those recordings now sad.gif So I started to leran more and more. FOr a whle i didn`t have a guitar so I borrowed from my friend. THe ahppiest day in my life was when I got my first electric guitar and an bradn new Marshall amp. I change a lot of guitar from then. I played in a studio with friends for 5-6 years and we didnt get done enything serious. THen I met Bogdan and the crew and my journey with the band Ljute Papricice has begun. We started to gig 3 times a month in all over our country and quickly became popular. That happened like 2 yeras ago. Now we are 1 step to getting our first album and boy when I remember all those practise sessions from 1999 to now... it really went fast man wink.gif

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post Dec 7 2007, 12:01 AM
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I started playing In March of 2006. By december I could play the pentatonic minor scale @ 60bpm quarter notes. In december of 2006 I started taking lessons, and I joined GMC. I followed Pavel closely, and I have grown alot from his teachings. Last months I joined a band, I play the 7 modes @ 105bpm 16th notes, and I can solo / play songs / jam. If I could play like I can now, when I started, I would be content with my playing. Now I want to continue, as I keep playing, Pavel's faster lessons seem to slow down, and alow me to analyze them more effectively, which tells me that I am not far away. Thank you guitar Masters: Daryl Bolling, Pavel Denisjuk, and Kristofer Dahl.


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post Dec 7 2007, 12:07 AM
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Age 12: After four years of being forced to play classical piano (all I wanted to play was Billy Joel), I quit. Regret it now.

Age 16: My Dad brought home an old acoustic. Sat in my closet for a year, then I smashed it a-la Pete Townshend in a stupid drunken moment. Also regret this.

Age 19: Transfered from jock college (baseball scholarship) to Film college. Was inspired by "X.X." who played the coolest blues I ever heard. Got a guitar and he taught me the basics. My mentor then went to jail, but that's another story. (Hence the X.X.)

Age 20-30: Self-taught (with help from piano background). Played in a few bands, did the demos, small clubs, etc...

Age 30-39: Four kids later and running my own business, I pretty much only played on weekends when I could get a free 15 minutes from the kids and the bride. Played my usual riffs and solos, ho-hum, and thought that was as far as I'd ever go. (Meanwhile, my 11 year old son became a wicked drummer.)

BUT THEN... REBIRTH!

Age 39: Saw a lesson on how to play the Hotel California on YouTube. Figured what the hell, I can do that. Then I saw one of Kris' videos, which led me to GMC. EUREKA! I've improved more since joining GMC than 20 years of teaching myself. I have a brand new dedication to guitar - inspired by Kris, Pavel, Marcus, Muris, now Ivan and Kosei. Andrew's theory lessons - I realize now what my piano teacher was trying to teach me when I was 12. Don't mean to leave any instructor out - I appreciate everyone's contributions and I've learned from them all.

Now jamming Marcus' lessons on weekends with my son instead of 12-bar blues in A by myself in the backyard.

Wish there was GMC when I was 20. I seriously think I'd have a career in music. But, I'm thankful to have it now.

FUTURE: Retirement home, fronting a band of old shredders. Can't wait!

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Got my first guitar some 25-30 years ago. I actually wanted to learn to play the sax (I was in love with Coltrane and Brecker) but my mum couldn't afford to get one. Best we could manage was a cheap used Silver Series Ibanez (Fender Strat copy) - which apparently are now quite rare.

Joined a group at school and we signed to a record label - not because we were any good but because record labels were signing anyone from Liverpool at the time - contract paid for some nice stuff though. Made a few recordings and got to see the inside of a few commercial studios and made a few friends in music recording/production.

Auditioned for GIT in the US and was accepted, also got accepted to read Chemistry at a UK Uni. Went and read chemistry as my mum couldn't afford GIT and no way was I good enough to get a scholarship sad.gif . Group disbanded but I bummed my way through Uni partly working in studios doing sessions and doing some recording/mixing and also working on PA for a hire company.

Graduated and got a full time job, went on and got other qualifications and changed jobs several times - pretty much gave up playing due to lack of time but carried on doing some recording/mixing jobs. Did the whole career path bit, got married and had a child. Didn't play much (hardly any) but bought some more kit smile.gif .

Then my health collapsed about 5 years ago - double pneumonia, pleuresy, chronic bronchitis all at the same time - 6 months in hospital including a long time in intensive care and a further 12 months at home recovering. Saw the inside of an awful lot of hospitals and consultant rooms and got patronised by a lot of arrogant people. Turns out that I have an inherited illness that makes me susceptible particularly to lung illnesses and related stuff plus some other bits of, for me and mine, interesting but not nice and everyone else boring diagnoses. Does however give me a cast iron medical reason for being an idle son of a gun most of my time laugh.gif .

Came out of that feeling pretty burnt out and empty and turned back to music and my family for support. 18 months ago we moved to Spain (England isn't a great place to be when you have respiritory issues wink.gif ) because of my health and about 6 months ago I came across GMC. So after a lapse of some 20 years picked up the guitar again properly - wish I now had never put it down, as even now there are things I know I could play years ago which I can't now. But with GMC it's coming back smile.gif .

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post Dec 7 2007, 09:11 AM
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I bought Made In Japan when I was 14 and from that moment I've loved guitar and wanted to play it.
We couldn't afford a guitar and teaching so I tried to get in the music class at school. I was set up in front of a piano and a man and a woman around the age of 60 made me hum scales and they played stuff on the piano and asked questions like "What tempo is this? Higher or lower? Major or minor? Is this a flat?". SAY WHAT!?! I've been here before and I'm pretty sure it's not a flat. This is a school. Where is the rock'nroll guitars. They more or less threw me out of there.

I didn't get a place in the guitar classes, but I got a teacher for trumpet (aaaah, where is the rock!). Must have been my beatiful humming, Being in the prime of my teens I'm sure it sounded like a mad elephant trumpeting. We couldn't afford a trumpet either, we got hold of an old cornetto(?) and it worked ok. So, there I was. Bicycle 30 minutes to school, play for an hour and 30 minutes bicycle back. I was doomed, but I kept it up for a year just because the most beatiful girl in school, 2 years older, had piano lessons at the same time and I got to spend some time with her. She was a very nice girl really.

After that I've tried to fulfill my dreams now and then but it failed every time because I couldn't find anyone to guide me, help me get started. I lost my motivation.

Two and a half years ago my youngest kid began to show interest in music, guitar ofc. We bought him a starter kit. A year ago he was still interested and showed great progress so we boght him a better guitar and amp. But I saw the history repeat itself. He was loosing his motivation because no one could guide him.

I didn't want to see the same thing happen to him (as all parents) so I started my hunt on internet to find sources to teach him (found some gmc was one of them) and my own interest rised again. I bought myself a nice guitar and an amp, partly to teach him the basics and to get him far enough that he could handle it by himself, partly because it was so d*mn fun! Shortly after that I registered here.

My own goal was just to learn some simple fav licks and to find some good exercises that could help me learn something. I never thought I would be able to learn a whole song. But I could! It takes time, I have to struggle, but I get there. And, to my standards, I can play them pretty good. I can only play the Guilmor lessons and a few of my favorite slower blues tunes so far, but I'm proud enough of that.

I'm improving every day. Thanks all.


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post Dec 7 2007, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Dec 7 2007, 12:08 AM) *
18 months ago we moved to Spain (England isn't a great place to be when you have respiritory issues wink.gif )


Arr I did wonder what the connection was, my parents moved to Spain in 1996, lived there (Albox mainly) for a while before the draw of their grandchildren (my Brothers 3 herberts) bought them back to Blighty in 2003, I still call them mad, they had a cracking place there, I love Spain. My wifes parents have an apartment in Callahonda, hopefully get out there next year for a holiday.

Really interesting reading these, come on peeps add on biggrin.gif


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post Dec 7 2007, 02:52 PM
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My History so far is:

When i was about 14 I decided i wanted to learn how to play the guitar, My parents bought me a really crappy guitar(can't even remember if it had an amp). i started taking lessons from a guitar teacher who used to come to my house once a week and teach me. I was doing OK when all of a sudden one day I saw him pull up to my house when i was up the street playing basketball with my friends and I ran home and quit becuse i wanted to stay with my friends. (one of the stupidest things I ever did). From that day forward I alwasy still wanted to learn how to play the guitar.

About 12 years ago i bought another crappy guitar(yamaha pacifica) with the intention of taking guitar lessons again. I wanted to find someone who would come to my house and give me lessons. For years I looked in the calssifieds hoping to find someone who gave lessons in home. Never found anyone.

This past June I decided I had had enough of waiting and asked for guitar lessons for fathers day. A couple of months later while looking on the Internet for guitar related material I found GMC and I've been a member here ever since.

I love playing the guitar even though I'm still not that good yet I can see how far I've come in such a short amount of time. It's been much more fun since I bought my Ibanez.

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post Dec 7 2007, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 7 2007, 02:06 PM) *
Arr I did wonder what the connection was, my parents moved to Spain in 1996, lived there (Albox mainly) for a while before the draw of their grandchildren (my Brothers 3 herberts) bought them back to Blighty in 2003, I still call them mad, they had a cracking place there, I love Spain. My wifes parents have an apartment in Callahonda, hopefully get out there next year for a holiday.

Really interesting reading these, come on peeps add on biggrin.gif


Just had a very nice, and very cheap lunch in town, sitting in the sun on a day in December biggrin.gif - just one reason why I love living in Spain.


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