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klepsydra
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Hello, good people. Klepsydra here. 39 years old, normally resident in London, England but presently in Milwaukee (a city I frequently visit).

Wanted to play guitar as a teenager, but my parents thought it was "dreadfully common" and made me learn violin instead. Which I was good at, but... somehow wasn't the same.

Then a couple of years ago, a guy who I go to the gym with got a game called 'Guitar Hero'. (I know... I know...) and invited me round to play it. I was unashamedly hooked in no time and it rekindled all my old urge to play guitar. It turned out that the gym friend had played bass once upon a time, and his flatmate had a guitar... You can guess where it went from there!

I've been learning for eighteen months and can just about bash out some simpler tunes (my main problem is barre chords -- I simply cannot master those wretched things). Since I doubted my ability to play other people's songs, the obvious solution was to... write my own! Which I've found I can do at a greater speed than I can learn to play my own compositions, but there you go.

I shall probably frequent the songwriting forum more than any other, but I'm sure no forum will be safe from me now.

Nice to meet you all!

"You do things I cannot see, the only fool around here is me. I see things you cannot do, the only fool around here is you."

 
Posted : 23/08/2009 4:52 am
Dan T.
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Welcome to GN! 8)

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

 
Posted : 23/08/2009 4:24 pm
faultythinking
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Welcome to GN, from another newbie in London! :D

FT
I think I can rock and roll
Probably just twisting...

 
Posted : 23/08/2009 7:46 pm
Maelendiir
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Welcome to the forums dude!

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 5:50 am
TwistedLefty
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Welcome to GN!

#4491....

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 6:37 am
klepsydra
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Dude?

"You do things I cannot see, the only fool around here is me. I see things you cannot do, the only fool around here is you."

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 6:55 am
gnease
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Dude?

literacy is not a requirement at GN. :wink:

-=tension & release=-

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 12:37 pm
Maelendiir
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Dude?

literacy is not a requirement at GN. :wink:
I'll have you know I'm fully literate :(

Besides, I use "dude" as a universal term. No discrimination from me! If you find it offensive, I'll stop.

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 4:30 pm
KR2
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Besides, I use "dude" as a universal term. No discrimination from me! If you find it offensive, I'll stop.
But sometimes dudette is more appropriate. :mrgreen:

Welcome to GN, Klepsydra.

(I had to google 'klepsydra' to find its meaning.)

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 4:42 pm
klepsydra
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Dude?

literacy is not a requirement at GN. :wink:
I'll have you know I'm fully literate :(

Besides, I use "dude" as a universal term. No discrimination from me! If you find it offensive, I'll stop.

Not offensive, more... unusual...
I'm cool!

"You do things I cannot see, the only fool around here is me. I see things you cannot do, the only fool around here is you."

 
Posted : 24/08/2009 5:55 pm
Blue Jay
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Cool! Welcome and enjoy. :D

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

 
Posted : 25/08/2009 3:44 am
TwistedLefty
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i hope this doesn't become a trend.
i'm probably not going to be googling peeps names.
Meet and Greet isn't supposed to be this cryptic is it?

maybe we should start a new game?
guess my gender?

anyhoo, are we "refurring" to the "British fur"?
oi! it's too early here for this....

#4491....

 
Posted : 25/08/2009 7:47 am
KR2
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i'm probably not going to be googling peeps names.
Meet and Greet isn't supposed to be this cryptic is it?
maybe we should start a new game?
guess my gender?

Not sure . . . but if you google 'female' . . . you might find references to 'cryptic' . . . or 'mysterious' :mrgreen:
I just call it confusing.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

 
Posted : 25/08/2009 12:46 pm
klepsydra
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anyhoo, are we "refurring" to the "British fur"?
oi! it's too early here for this....

And if we are, so what?

This is a guitar forum, f'evvens sake. All of us have other hobbies and pastimes (I hope!)

"You do things I cannot see, the only fool around here is me. I see things you cannot do, the only fool around here is you."

 
Posted : 25/08/2009 5:13 pm
TwistedLefty
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anyhoo, are we "refurring" to the "British fur"?
oi! it's too early here for this....

And if we are, so what?

This is a guitar forum, f'evvens sake. All of us have other hobbies and pastimes (I hope!)

no problem, but i would've probably assumed you were a "dude" as well.
most of us hail from the US and have no idea about the furries.
btw most of my time past and present has nothing to do with guitars or music. soooo Hobbie away!
bowling anyone?

#4491....

 
Posted : 25/08/2009 6:39 pm
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