Very old guy who's always loved guitar music

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Very old guy who's always loved guitar music

Post by 68blues » February 9th, 2015, 11:12 am

Hi guys, nice to be a part of the guitar forum community.
I have a Gibson Les Paul standard honeyburst and a sigma acoustic.
I am by no means a great guitarist but really enjoy what I can do.
Have a bit of a problem memorising tab, come to think of it got a problem memorising anything nowadays. I like blues and jazz and like the guitar tone of Snowy White and David Gilmour. Glad to be here✌️

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Re: Very old guy who's always loved guitar music

Post by notes_norton » February 10th, 2015, 8:18 am


I'm an old guy who has played music for a living all my life, and I have a hard time memorizing anything.

For me it's muscle memory. I play it with the music until I'm proficient with it, and then I start without it to see how far I can get. If I don't take the music away, I'll never memorize it.

Learning all your scales and chords helps a lot, since melodies are usually built on fragments of scales and chords, so your fingers get used to moving that way. That way when you get a new song, your fingers will say to themselves, "Hey, I recognize that run and know how to play it".

The most important advice I have is "Have Fun" - they don't call it PLAYING music for nothing.

Bob "Notes" Norton

Owner, Norton Music Add-on Styles for Band-in-a-Box and Microsoft SongSmith

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Re: Very old guy who's always loved guitar music

Post by Rob Kunkel » May 25th, 2015, 12:01 pm

Hi --

One old guy to another. You're my first post. Be gentle. I just poseted in the Meet and Greet.

I'm very new to electric (or any guitar). I'm a sax player who is tired of working to hard to make music. This first electric, a Peavy, is sort of a gift.

My real passion is to get a modern acoustic like a Cole the one I saw in a music store. I'm in my honeymoon stage of learning but I'm learning this way as well as trying to do training. I play along with a wide variety of music on CDs. The same 10 artists, a particular song or two.

Also, without accompaniment, I go as long as I can playing stuff that sounds good. I keep doing it, over and over again, making it prettier each time.

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