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#81 Dan Brown

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:28 PM

+1  JWELLS

I'm now 60, my biggest obstacle is memorization at this point.  I'm still working a full time, somewhat stressful job, that adds to the problem as well.

That being said, I can even begin to describe how much I have learned from Steve, this course, and all the great people on this forum over the last

2 1/2 years !!  Keep picking, strumming and having fun !!!

 

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#82 kay3628

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

Thank you Steve and slwiegel for your encouragement.  I fit into that slot very easily... 

 

I am 55 and just started session 1.  My fingers hurt, and I seriously struggle with C and C7 chords..  But after a day, the fingers hurt less and not as exasperated with the chords. 

 

My reasoning for learning guitar is:

 

1. Cheaper than a Harley.

2. Time to take playing air guitar to something more concrete.

3. At work I listen to Pandora and gravitated towards blues, and rockabilly.  I want to play Johnny B Goode one day in front of others and blow them away!

4. I find happiness in this...  we all need to be happy about something otherwise life can drag you down.

5. Watching Steve on my 55" wide screen is much more enjoyable than the news or the stuff on TV today.  (don't worry I wont suddenly show up)

 

I'm currently using my daughters acoustic guitar until I buy my semi-hollow body rockabilly guitar later next week.  My aunt gave me a guitar some 40 years ago and I couldn't play this thing to save me.  Failed the class.  But I've had it kicking around the house all these years.  Come to find out it is a steel slide guitar built in the 30's and I should have taken much better care of it!  So I've come full circle and after much research and speaking with many other players, I am glad I chose this course...  Looking forward to hearing of your trails and successes...

 

Thank you...

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#83 Sweety Cheeks

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Thank you Steve and slwiegel for your encouragement.  I fit into that slot very easily... 

 

I am 55 and just started session 1.  My fingers hurt, and I seriously struggle with C and C7 chords..  But after a day, the fingers hurt less and not as exasperated with the chords. 

 

My reasoning for learning guitar is:

 

1. Cheaper than a Harley.

2. Time to take playing air guitar to something more concrete.

3. At work I listen to Pandora and gravitated towards blues, and rockabilly.  I want to play Johnny B Goode one day in front of others and blow them away!

4. I find happiness in this...  we all need to be happy about something otherwise life can drag you down.

5. Watching Steve on my 55" wide screen is much more enjoyable than the news or the stuff on TV today.  (don't worry I wont suddenly show up)

 

I'm currently using my daughters acoustic guitar until I buy my semi-hollow body rockabilly guitar later next week.  My aunt gave me a guitar some 40 years ago and I couldn't play this thing to save me.  Failed the class.  But I've had it kicking around the house all these years.  Come to find out it is a steel slide guitar built in the 30's and I should have taken much better care of it!  So I've come full circle and after much research and speaking with many other players, I am glad I chose this course...  Looking forward to hearing of your trails and successes...

 

Thank you...

Scott

Thats a Great Story . Hi and Welcome, hope you have Great success this time around :biggrin1:   PS if that was a Slide guitar your aunt bought you back in the day you wouldn't have stood a chance , the action on the strings would have been a Mile high , now wonder you could not play it .   :biggrin:


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#84 Hu_Nu

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:42 AM

I'm 58 and just started the course. I took lessons for about a month when I was 8 years old. I'm really excited about learning to play and will try my best to do what's necessary to become decent. I'm disabled and have more time to practice. Just want to be able to play a few songs that I like...it may never happen but I'm gonna give it a go. If nothing else I'll be giving my fingers and mind some exercise. Wish me luck.



#85 Snuggs

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:46 AM

Welcome Newplayer. Enjoy the journey...I'm sure you'll have a blast with it!


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