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I'm Jeff, just joined. I got my first guitar about 15 years ago, but never really practiced. I dug my Fender acoustic out of storage about a year ago and started practicing. It was slow going at first, but lately it's really picking up, I can actually play through a few entire songs. I recently bought an Epiphone Special II (looks like the Gibson LP) and now know for certain that this is a hobby I will have for life. I mainly play rock, but am picking up a little old country pickin from my grandfather. Both of my kids (14 and 9) are learning as well. My oldest is a drummer, but wants to learn guitar also. They don't know it yet, but they are both getting Squier Strats for Christmas (9 year old is getting the 3/4 scale model). Shh, don't tell 'em.

Look forward to learning from everyone.


Bass player for Undercover

Posted : 12/11/2006 2:54 am
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Hey there Hi there Ho there...welcome

Posted : 12/11/2006 4:05 am
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Welcome....the secret's safe with us!

"Yes and an old guitar is all that he can afford,
when he gets up under the lights to play his thing..."-Dire Straits

Posted : 12/11/2006 6:41 am
Dan T.
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Welcome to GN Jeff!

Your kids sure will be surprised! 8)


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

Posted : 12/11/2006 12:19 pm
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Welcome! I too have two boys who play various instruments. My oldest is 10 and plays drums and bass. My 7 year old plays guitar. You are giving them an incredible gift, getting them interested in music at a young age - I wish I was given that gift! Always remember to allow them to progress at their own pace - don't pressure them to go too fast - music is supposed to be FUN, not work.


Posted : 12/11/2006 10:17 pm
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Thanks too you all for the welcome.

Colorado, I don't have to worry about pressuring my 14 year old, he eats, sleeps and breathes music. He's been in the school music program since 6th grade and plays in the high school marching band (2nd bass, hoping to move to snare next year). If he's not banging on his drum kit, he's got a guitar in his hands. My younger one (9), I think is more curious because dad and big brother have gone guitar crazy. With him, I'm just going to provide the gear and hope he picks it up.



Bass player for Undercover

Posted : 13/11/2006 4:02 pm
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Welcome! - Guitar Chord/Scale Finder/Viewer

Posted : 13/11/2006 4:34 pm
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Welcome aboard.

Posted : 14/11/2006 12:46 pm
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Howdy jwmartin. J.W.Martin sounds like a great C&W name. Get it out there! Welcome.

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Posted : 14/11/2006 3:17 pm
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Welcome to GN, Jeff!


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

Posted : 14/11/2006 4:03 pm