I have been lurking on these boards for a few months now, really enjoying how well done the site is and how supportive the boards are.
I have recently decided to take the plunge and go to Davids strumming seminar. I am wondering who else is going? I am quite excited about this learning experience.
A bit about me:
I am 47 and have owned a guitar since i was maybe 13. I liked folk music in those days, and tried playing Peter Paul and Mary songs, as well as some others. It is very hard for me, I have to work real hard for a little accomplishment. I learned a few songs, but without a teacher or friends who i could learn from (the only other person i knew with a guitar was a musical whiz, and her fingers flew!!! ...and i always felt so inadequate, i just couldn't play with her), I moved on to other interests.
Since then, i have picked up the guitar here and there, even taking lessons once. He was a great teacher, believing that if you loved the music and could hear it in your head, with work, it would come out your fingers. He inspired me, and i learned three Neil Young songs. This teacher worked the theory and technique learning into the songs. After just a couple months, though, his life changed, and he had to give up his students.
I needed a career change, so i completed my masters degree. Now, education finished, my job stable, my family stable, the guitar calls again. This time, i want to really answer the call!!!!!....
I have relearned what i knew before, plus a little more from hanging out here and i am ready now to move forward. I know a group of people who play neil young and we get together a few times a year. I have always been a spectator, but this year, i want to be up with the musicians. I will be more than satisfied if i can sit in the back with a chord book and strum along and sing. That is my goal for now!
I wonder if anyone else reading this is going to be at the seminar and would like to introduce themselves??
,marilynhttp://scattered-neesah.blogspot.com/When the music calls, i'll be there....Scattered, NY
"It's like a warning to me. Stay still, Shakey, and you'll
turn to rust and dust. So I keep on moving..." 1988