The First Post of a Long Time Lurker
Hey all! I'm Elijah and, as the title says, I've been lurking here. I started this lurking when I first picked up a guitar about five years ago. Let's get to the dirt. I'm 17, a full-time college student (Just took my last finals of the semester today), no car, no job, but a love of guitars that has gripped me since I was around 3. I was classically trained in piano from when I was six to twelve, after which I picked up a guitar and started working out a few chords, different songs, and the like. I found my home playing the blues in my bluegrass family. I've fought for the blues, played blues licks along with banjos, mandolins, and the strumming rhythm guitars that I could never get a hold of the talent that's needed to make rhythm instead of use it.
However, lately I've experienced a lull in my playing. I've branched out into playing very little bluegrass, some different tunings (mostly open G), even into different instruments. I've gained a liking to my father's banjo and am trying to figure out a roll that will work with a blues solo.
My six string ladies are definitely the most important material things to me. My little family consists of an Epiphone Lucille, a beater Squire Strat, a '65 Ensenada acoustic, and a mid-80's Yamaha classical. I really look forward to jaw with all of you, learn a bit, as well as, perhaps, teach a tiny bit. Thanks! I'll catch you later.
"What you have to do is stop looking at it like a guitar. It's just a piece of wood with strings tightened enough to bring a vibration that we perceive as sound."
Thank you to all those who have and are currently serving in the armed forces.
Hey Elijah. Welcome aboard. Always good to have some new talent! Feel free to talk about your experiences and stuff.
Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Your guitar should be like your best friend: even after a while it's always GREAT to get back together!
"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"