meet and greet (part II)

New to guitar or just new to Guitarnoise? Say hello here. Where are you? What are you playing, acoustic, electric or both? How long have you been playing? What styles do you like to play?
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Musenfreund
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Re: Hey

Post by Musenfreund » May 17th, 2005, 9:06 am

smudga wrote: Problem is... there just isn't enough time and work always gets in the way!
You just need to sort out your sense of priorities! :)
Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon

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Re: Hey

Post by Pamparius » May 17th, 2005, 9:16 am

Musenfreund wrote:
smudga wrote: Problem is... there just isn't enough time and work always gets in the way!
You just need to sort out your sense of priorities! :)
Sleep, showering, tv, social life, alcohol, videogames are all just vague memories after I picked up the guitar... :shock:
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Post by 300m » May 17th, 2005, 11:38 am

Hello and welcome to the forum. I agree on not enough time, I have the same problems with work and house stuff I need to do when I get home. :)
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Post by banapaulo » May 26th, 2005, 5:21 am

Hi, I'm Paul. I've been addicted to drinking for 5 years now...

Oops, wrong forum. Let's start again. Paul, age 19, been playing guitar 2 years this June. Got into it when I moved house: everyone my age at my Church was playing, and I got my first urge to really play it. I got a 30 year old acoustic off my Auntie. Words can't describe how bad the action is on it. You need fingers of steel. I got a teacher early on who helped me learn chords, timing, and playing whole songs like House of the Rising Sun, Scarborough Fair, Knockin' on Heaven's Door etc. I still go to his lessons, which are now group lessons and more about just having fun (or should be, at least) than learning stuff. I probably stopped learning from him 4-6 months after starting, and then tried to learn tabs. I also got some invaluable help from friends, one of which taught me the intro to Stairway to Heaven early on in my guitaring life, for which I am eternally grateful. Learning that intro made picking up barre chords easier, although they still took me over a year to learn properly.

Nowadays I'm just constantly moving horizontally. I play regularly, but I need more people around me to play with and to encourage me. I play for my local Church but that's just chords and the strict pattern of the songs doesn't allow me too much room to breathe. I discovered Guitar Noise yesterday, and spent the whole day playing Wish You Were Here and Babylon. It's temporarily rekindled my joy in guitar, although my fingers are now too sore to play!

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Post by 300m » May 27th, 2005, 2:16 am

banapalo, welcome to the forum and the joy of playing!
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Post by Musenfreund » May 27th, 2005, 4:04 am

Yes, welcome to the musical madhouse!
Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon

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Post by vink » June 3rd, 2005, 3:10 pm

Hi I am Vin. I've been following this website and forums for a few weeks now.

I learned guitar for couple of years when I was around 14, and played on and off for the next few years. I am not good at carrying a tune, and I don't have good ability to discern pitch by ear, so I gave up around the age of 20, thinking "I have no talent".

But recently, at the ripe age of 43, I decided that I shouldn't let such thoughts stop me. Now, I just want to play for my own enjoyment, so I don't need to impress anyone.. I've picked up playing the last couple of months, and will be taking some lessons soon.

The vast amount of material available in terms of tabs and such today helps me quite a bit, and this web site has been fabulous!
--vink
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Post by 300m » June 6th, 2005, 3:43 am

Welcome Vin, Your story sound firmuliar :) Got you by a few years though. Welcome to the addiction and fun!
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Post by theGrimm » July 6th, 2005, 7:16 am

Hi, I'm Christopher from South Africa. I'm 25, and never thought of myself as artistically inclined.

However, about six months ago I joined a church band (more because they needed a male vocalist than because I really enjoy singing), and watching the guitarist(s) eventually inspired me to try out the guitar.

About a month ago I picked up a cheap classical guitar to learn some chords and strums, and enjoyed it so much that I very recently bought an Ibanez AEL20E (Acoustic with preamp and plugin) which sounds so much nicer (even when I play it).

I just about started learning from David's lessons (Horse with no Name, For What it's Worth) - great lessons! My current worst nightmare is the A-chord (fat fingers).

Uhm, that's all i can think of. I'll probably be asking a stack of questions from now on.

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Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 6th, 2005, 10:55 am

Welcome to the Asylum, Christopher!!! And feel free to ask as many questions as you want...the folks here are just about the most helpful on the planet!!!!

:D :D :D

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Post by 300m » July 7th, 2005, 2:29 am

I second Vic. welcome to the forum :)
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Post by renko369 » July 23rd, 2005, 1:05 pm

Hey, my names tyler. Im 14 years old, I just got an acousitc guiar. It is my first instrument. I wanna learn to play, but cant get lessons, so I came here. Thats about it.

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Post by Musenfreund » July 23rd, 2005, 2:37 pm

Hi Tyler!
Welcome to the musical madhouse. The lessons here are great and the forum community is probably the best on the web. You'll find lots of support and good advice here.
Enjoy your guitar!
Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon

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Post by Niklas » August 22nd, 2005, 9:55 am

Hi, my name is Niklas and I'm 17 years old.

I bought a guitar a couple of months ago and tried learning from tab from the internet. But the only thing I could learn was the intro to Stairway to Heaven and a couple of riffs and not whole songs. I found Guitar Noise a couple of weeks ago and since then I can't stop playing. Now I even can play whole songs at speed. Today I learned House of the Rising Sun.

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Post by dogsbody » August 22nd, 2005, 12:36 pm

Way to go Niklas,

Your here now and its the right place to be.

Welcome to the madhouse.

Chris
The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)

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