Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

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Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by Fender-Bender » June 24th, 2008, 12:15 pm

UPDATE: (August 2008) I am taking lessons again with a new teacher and in many ways we are returning to ground zero but I am determined to learn properly and become good at this insturment! I also have made a new purchase: A Fender DG-8 acousitc guitar - a nice beginner piece.


Hello!

I am new to the forum, but have been looking at the articles and lessons (off and on) for several weeks. I have several questions - but I will try to find the best place for those. I am going to try to make this detailed so I can refer back to this point in future posts.

Here's my story/introduction
Male - Married - Age 45
Located in Wentzville, MO (near St. Louis)

Playing guitar since January 2008
Took lessons from February to May 2008.
Will take lessons again as budget allows.

For past 3 years I have been turned-on to the karoke thing.
Last year my son got Guitar Hero for his playstation, which was good fun.
I got to thinking, what if I spent the same time and effort learning to play a real guitar instead of G.H.?!
It could be really awesome!

Equipment:
Fender Stratocaster Standard, MIM
Crate / Palomino V16 (1x12) Class A tube amp (15 Watt)
Epiphone Studio 10S amp ($15 craigslist find)
Mark II 6-String acoustic guitar ($15 garage sale find)
Fender DG-8 6-String acoustic guitar (another craigslist find)
electonic tuner
metronome

Method:

Tabs
Pluck & Struggle

Websites I like:
http://www.guitarnoise.com (of course)
http://www.wholenote.com (awesome site, TONs of stuff!)
http://www.justinguitar.com (my first beginner website)
http://www.guitar9.com
http://www.zentao.com/guitar (a few beginner articles and charts)
http://www.heartwoodguitar.com (check the resources section)
http://www.essentialguitar.com (instructional)
http://www.folkblues.com
http://www.bluesblast.com (play along tracks)
http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com
http://www.ultimateguitar.com


Music I like:
BLUES
Delbet McClinton: Better off with the Blues
ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago / Blue Jean Blues
SRV: Texas Flood / Say What / Ain't Gonna Give Up on Love
John Mayall: Cannonball Shuffle / You Know That U Love Me
BB King: I'll Survive / Blues in G
Arthur Williams: Key to the Highway / Midnight Blues
Albert King: Blues at Sunrise
Bernard Allison: I Think I Love You too Much
Blues Brothers; Shot Gun Blues
Double Trouble: In the Middle of the Night
Gary Moore: Still Got the Blues for You / Story of the Blues
George Thorogood: Move it on Over
Gregg Allman: I'm No Angel / I've Got News For You
Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Alive / Shame, Shame, Shame

ROCK
All-American Rejects: Dirty Little Secret
Bad Company: Good Lovin' Gone Bad
Black Crowes: Jealous Again / She Talks to Angels
Black Crowes: If it Ever Stops Raining / Sometimes Salvation
Bob Seger: The Fire Down Below
Boston: Smokin'
Buck Cherry: Crazy Bitch / Next 2 You
Matchbox 20: Push / Bright Lights / 3 AM
Creed: With Arms Wide Open
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Born on the Bayou
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Almost Cut My Hair
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: From the Beginning
Sweet Home Chicago
Foghat: Fool for the City
Foreigner:
Fuel: Wasted Time / Innocent
Guns N' Roses: Sweet Child O' Mine
Jet: Cold Hard Bitch
John Mayer: Gravity
Pink Floyd : Wish You Were Here
(all): Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5 : She Will Be Loved
Nickleback Photograph: / If Everyone Cared

COUNTRY-FRIED ROCK
The Allman Brothers: Good Clean Fun
The Allman Brothers: One Way Out
Blackfoot : Highway Song
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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by Vic Lewis VL » June 24th, 2008, 12:47 pm

Welcome to GN, Fender-Bender! That's probably the most comprehensive introduction I've read hereabouts!

Yet another convert from Guitar hero, eh? And some good musical choices too....enjoy the forums!

:D :D :D

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Post by Fender-Bender » June 24th, 2008, 1:28 pm

Thanks Vic!

Yeah, I guess there have been a few guitar hero converts. My local store says that the game has lead to more than a few sales of new equipment for them. I thought it might be funny to get a sheet of the stickers made to put on the playstation guitar and put them on my Fender and see if anyone "gets it" !

F/B

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Post by Elecktrablue » June 24th, 2008, 1:59 pm

Welcome to Guitar Noise, Fender-Bender! We look forward to seeing you around the forums! :D
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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by abcxyz » June 25th, 2008, 10:22 am

Very nice introduction.

A warm welcome to the GN family. :D

You have essentially ran into one of the best sites on guitar instruction and discussion over the whole world wide web. These discussion forums are great only because of its members. Thus, I believe that you could be a solid contributor to the forums. Get help and help others.

Some more website you may find worthy checking out -

1. www.cyberfret.com
2. www.e-chords.com
3. www.azchords.com
4. www.guitar.about.com
5. www.ibreathemusic.com

Keep playing the six strings.

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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by TwistedLefty » June 25th, 2008, 10:55 am

Howdy Neighbor!
Welcome to GN!
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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by Fender-Bender » June 26th, 2008, 6:29 am

Rahul:

Thanks for the additional website referrals.
I have seen the guitar/about site, that was good at the beginning.
I will definately check out the others this week. (Gotta do something at work!)

F/B

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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by Blueline » June 26th, 2008, 10:34 am

Howdy FB,

Welcome aboard.
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Re: Greetings from beautiful Wentzville, MO

Post by Dan T. » June 28th, 2008, 5:29 am

Great intro! Welcome aboard! 8)

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