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(@kalfred)
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Hi, my name is Kerry. Nice to be a member of such a great forum. I am 38 years old and purchased my 1st guitar and amp last Friday. I've never played before, but have always had the desire to learn. I've finally reached a point in my life where I'm able to commit myself to learning how to play. My guitar is a Fender Strat HSS (MIM) with a Roland Cube-30. So far I have learned a few chords and I'm trying to learn to transition from one to the other without screwing up. It hasn't been easy and the tips of my fingers are hating me. I know the calluses will come in time. I purchased Fender's "Getting Started on Electric Guitar with Keith Wyatt" on DVD and find it to be quite a good training resource in addition to this website and forum. So, enough chatter...Thanks for having me on board. I'm looking forward to more learning and playing.

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."
– Robert Louis Stevenson


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(@elecktrablue)
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Welcome to GuitarNoise, Kalfred! We look forward to seeing you around the forums! :D

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


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 Bish
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Welcome to GN, kalfred.

We also have two great resources for your interest and curiosities. The Easy Songs Database may get you hot rodded into playing complete songs and there's a lesson section on the GN site, as well as the group of smarties here who love to show off their knowledge. I've been tapping it for years now.

OK, I know it doesn't show that well yet but it's not the sites fault. :D

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"


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 cnev
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welcome Kerry,

Where is Snow Camp compared to Charlotte. I moved back to CT a year ago after spending three years in Charlotte, NC and Clover, SC. Loved the weather.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


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(@kalfred)
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Joined: 15 years ago
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welcome Kerry,

Where is Snow Camp compared to Charlotte. I moved back to CT a year ago after spending three years in Charlotte, NC and Clover, SC. Loved the weather.

Snow Camp is about 1 1/2 hours NorthEast of Charlotte. Right in the middle of nowhere. I actually work in Cary, NC which is near Raleigh.

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."
– Robert Louis Stevenson


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(@dan-t)
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Hi Kerry, welcome aboard. 8)

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Hi Kerry and welcome to GN! Nice set-up you've got there - soon let's hope you can do it justice! Like Bish said, there's some great resources on here....so get exploring!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@kalfred)
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Here's a link to a photo of me at work with my new strat.

"Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was."
– Robert Louis Stevenson


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 Nuno
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Hi Kerry! :D

Welcome to GN! Keep practicing and the calluses will come soon.

Very nice Strat!


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(@denny)
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Joined: 16 years ago
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Hi Kerry. Welcome to GN. Don't worry, screwing up is all part of the process.

Denny


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(@wylesmyde)
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Joined: 15 years ago
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Hello Kerry. Nice guitar.

It looks like Muppet Avatars are popular on GN. :)


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(@chuckster)
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Joined: 16 years ago
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Welcome to GN, Kerry.

Nice axe you got yourself. Congrats and enjoy.

Look forward to seeing you round the forums.

8)

I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.


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(@causnorign)
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Joined: 17 years ago
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Hi Kerry, glad to have you join us :)


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(@medarrah)
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Im In Raleigh. :)
+ a newbie.

Nice Guitar


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(@twistedlefty)
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Welcome to GN

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