Ok, my turn?
Im Thomas, but use the old ZC signature I have been using for years with computers. I live in GÃ¶teborg (just outside) in Sweden, with my wife and two sons (3 years and 1/2 year). Im 35, so it seams Im the right age for this forum:).I make a living out of being an IT consultant, and is in general a rather technical guy.
I have been playing guitar since april, but with a very slow and easy start, and no teaching. I mostly play the guitar cause I like the sound of it, and it makes me relax. I have no rock-n-roll dream, mostly play for my self. Think I will get a teacher some day, but I want to learn the basic my self.
I am realy not that much into music. I listen to it, but do not pay much attention to it. I do have som classical ones since I was younger that I realy like, such as Nazaret (No Mean City, my favorite), Pink Floyd, Waters, but when it comes to newer artists, Im usualy rather lost.
When I play, I mostly like to finger pick simple songs, such as Love me tender, Sound of silence, Suicede is painless (the Mash theme), and a lot of childrens song. I realy like to touch the strings while playing, it gives much more feeling. An I also want the melody in the guitar, as I do not sing.
I have been playing some drums when I was a kid, and tested out a variety of instruments for very short periods, such as flute, harmonica, trumpet. Drums had the advantage (I thought then) of not having to learn notes, as I considered myself a litle tone deaf. But since I picked up the guitar I have come to think differently. So I have a lot of theory to pick up, and all this chord stuff was realy all new to me
The reason I got into guitar is probably a bit unusual. A couple of friends had bought a cheap play toy guitar for their kid. It was rather well built, and seamed possible to tune. I plunked at it and liked the sound. So I decided to buy one for my older kid to play with, and I thought I could use it to do some basic stuff on it to see if I liked it. I did ;D. Well, for a kids playtoy its probably a high end one, but for real playing, it was not very god, especialy when it came to chords. So a couple of weeks ago I managed to get the money lose to by myself a Norman, which probably will be my guitar for a long time.