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  1. #251

    Red face New guy hello

    Never registered for a site like this before. Just want to say the new Howie Morgan instruction must be super valuable for serious students. I took lessons from Howie as a young teen over 40 years ago. Not only is he the best player and teacher in the kingdom, he is one of the most real people one can ever meet. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richfavaro View Post
    Never registered for a site like this before. Just want to say the new Howie Morgan instruction must be super valuable for serious students. I took lessons from Howie as a young teen over 40 years ago. Not only is he the best player and teacher in the kingdom, he is one of the most real people one can ever meet. Enjoy.
    Welcome to TF forum Rich!!!

    and it's nice to know you have been a student from Mr Morgen..who is the celebrity of the moment in TF..his course has been received with excitement!!
    tell us more about you and feel free to follow ur thread...enjoy!!

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    Welcome richfavaro!

    Glad you stopped in. I have seen almost as many positive comments about Howard as Larry Carlton. Glad Truefire snagged him, I'm starting to realize this was a pretty big deal. He seems like a great instructor. Check out the course and tell us what you think, maybe give a few hints as to what taking lessons from the man was like.


    and tell us about your gear
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Hi all , I am Audie, from a little town SW of New Orleans. about to turn 50 and am trying to learn before I kick the bucket. Basically Just want to play.

    Did all of the beginner classes, and tried to step up to the scales and such, but seam to be lost. Guess age is catching up.

    Well anyway, I enjoy the site. so much info to digest.

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    Welcome Rich!
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    Hey Aj....welcome man! I turn 50 this year myself. Take a look at CAGED Cracked then Vamps, Jams and Improv (in that order) probably a couple of good steps to try next. One of the Night Classes might also work out well for you.

    http://truefire.com/tftv/index.html?...ans&videofile=
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajfril View Post
    Hi all , I am Audie, from a little town SW of New Orleans. about to turn 50 and am trying to learn before I kick the bucket. Basically Just want to play.

    Did all of the beginner classes, and tried to step up to the scales and such, but seam to be lost. Guess age is catching up.

    Well anyway, I enjoy the site. so much info to digest.
    Hey Audie! There are plenty of us who are about that age and who have recently picked up the guitar. You're never too old to learn something new! I mean, that's the bottom line. If you're willing to take a bit time, do some of the work every day that you can, and realize that you really can learn one thing at a time you'll do great. You know, enjoy the process, enjoy the sound of those chords, enjoy what you're doing now and don't discourage yourself and you'll be great. Besides, you got all of us here willing and ready to answer questions and provide advice. It's all good, so what do you know now and where are you lost?
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
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    Glad to see the TF 50+ club is growing
    Johnny

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    Yeah but the fingers don't move like they use to , and the arthritis is catching up. So it makes playing a little harder, especially for a newbie like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajfril View Post
    Yeah but the fingers don't move like they use to , and the arthritis is catching up. So it makes playing a little harder, especially for a newbie like me.
    Don't worry man, technology has you covered. I've got the carpel tunnel as well, and my fingers are short, It's a wonder I can get out of bed - but seriously - the Aleve is a fine product good for the long terms aches.
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    So I've done my hello post. Here is more about me.

    I live in Galway, Ireland and play lead guitar in the worship band of my church, I'm also looking to start a separate band which will stretch me more.

    I'm looking to get my technique,fretboard knowledge and chord stuff up to scratch and my phrasing and melodic playing together too, mainly rock but with hints of country etc. Influences include Andy Timmons, Tom Bukovac and Nuno Bettencourt.

    My Gear

    Tyler Burning Water 2K
    Gretsch Powerjet
    Fender US Tele (with Bare Knuckle Piledrivers)

    Fractal Audio Axe Fx Ultra

    Fender HR Deville
    Ny Pedalhead with OCD v4, Xotic BB+, EH Small Clone, MXR EVH Flanger, Boss TR-2, Boss DD-20, MXR Carbon Copy.

    Oh and the important V-picks.

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    Default Giant Church Guitarist Thread just below

    http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1073

    We do have a large community within the community of Church players, take a peek at that thread if you haven't already found it.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

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    Exclamation Hiddy Ho ALL!!!

    Phoenix here!

    Chilling in the midwest. THANK YOU GOD FOR SPRING!!! I was in the desert S.W. be4 this previous era of my life.

    Late beginner to early intermediate on guitar and I take 'live' lessons too. I play keys and sing/song write for my band. Recently picked up the viddle (violin) too.

    Came here to IA for school but got sideswiped on my bike by a car my last semester 3/09 and i'm currently recovering from brain and body injuries. Sooooooo I spend lotsa time here in my house being that i can't or be out too much. drive etc.....

    I think this site will help with my sanity .... or at least my boredom and isolation issues.


    Music always soothes the heart and helps the energy flow free!!!!!!

    Sooooooo looking forward to this year spent with TrueFire and being part of the community!!!

    Love ALL!!!

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    Gooch

    I'm sorry to hear of your accident. It sounds like you have a great attitude and that you will spring back strong once you heal.

    Are you currently able to play?

    I think you will enjoy hanging out here. We like having new friendly faces to forum with.

    Make sure you hit the '2 cents' thread and get the free TF video sampling. It's free and safe to do.

    http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147

    Heal quickly friend and don't be afraid to jump into the forum with questions, comments or new ideas, we enjoy all of the above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch222 View Post
    Phoenix here!

    Chilling in the midwest. THANK YOU GOD FOR SPRING!!! I was in the desert S.W. be4 this previous era of my life.

    Late beginner to early intermediate on guitar and I take 'live' lessons too. I play keys and sing/song write for my band. Recently picked up the viddle (violin) too.

    Came here to IA for school but got sideswiped on my bike by a car my last semester 3/09 and i'm currently recovering from brain and body injuries. Sooooooo I spend lotsa time here in my house being that i can't or be out too much. drive etc.....

    I think this site will help with my sanity .... or at least my boredom and isolation issues.


    Music always soothes the heart and helps the energy flow free!!!!!!

    Sooooooo looking forward to this year spent with TrueFire and being part of the community!!!

    Love ALL!!!
    You guys got Spring down there? Up here in Colorado we've got Freeze advisories and my back still hurts from the last time I shoveled a foot and a half of unflavored Slurpee a week ago. Must be nice.

    Sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. Working that brain with the guitar is good medicine for you I would think and a fun one to do as well. When you are remembering what sound goes next and where your fingers need to go and what your strumming hand needs to do that's a lot of neurons firing and connecting and it doesn't seem like work at all.

    You've got a band, if you have a myspace or some videos feel free to post the links to them here. We're glad you found us, make yourself at home and any questions or thoughts - well this is a guitar forum with a General Musing section if you want to rant about drivers looking out for bikers. Welcome aboard!
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
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    Welcome Gooch!

    Man I am sorry to hear about your accident. I am sure you will find that Truefire provides a way to relieve some boredom and distract your thoughts for awhile.
    Are you able to play still?
    Are you an acoustic, electric or maybe even a nylon player?
    Don't be a stranger and recover awhile with the folks here....we are a friendly bunch.
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    HI!

    I can play. I just pace it as my back doesn't like the weight or sitting for long and my brain aches etc... I have a vision disturbance - kind of like double vision - I call it Scewavision ;p I've come quite a long ways in my healing. Than you all for you well wishes!!!!!! I take them to heart.

    I can see that you guys are a very freindly bunch and have so much experience on the guitar!

    I have an epi casino electic (mmmmmmm sweet), a lil' Martin, and an Ibanez AES10e ac/elec. Yeah, 'they' say that learning any new skills stimulates and connects up those neurons and music uses so much of the brain. Feels so good too. Definitely harder but give me so much impetus.

    Sorry you are still Shoveling the unflavored slurpee. Gadlaw. Remember, you can add your own flavoring if you like ;p Wishing you Spring soon~

    May the Force be with you!!!

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    And sorry it took a little bit to get your post up. I just got back from my 'errands' and thoughtfully remembered to check the moderation que. Sometimes it holds posts by new people to keep us from getting inundated by spam.

    Looks like you got a good collection of guitars to play and you're heading in the right direction there Gooch222. Sorry to hear about your screwavision, hopefully that is one of the things that will lessen with time. When the cold lets up for a day or two around here I get gritovision from all the pollen in the air so it's either too cold or it's allergy season. Can't win for losing.

    But we got the good music to keep us sane so there is that.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzler View Post
    Haven't been on here for a while...Sorry bout that.... I'm a slacker I guess.... But I'm still "pikin & grinnin",
    Ok....take care....
    www.myspace.com/jimmygriswold2561
    Hey all, Grizzler (Jimmy Griswold) is a good friend and a monster picker!! I mean the guy is scary! He plays many styles and he's just an all around nice guy!

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    Wink Howdy! :)

    Welcome to the forum Gooch!

    So sorry to hear about your accident, must of been quite an experience for you...

    Very cool to see you've found TF! We're all a great big bunch of guitar loving buds.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you enjoy your stay at TrueFire!
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    Fender 2008 MIM Stratocaster
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    Wink Just Pokin' and Scopin....

    Man is this place overwhelming. So much info, so many opportunitiesJust thought I'd drop in tonight and check ot a few spots. Gadlaw, TNX for the shout again. Might as well let you guys know right away that I came back to the axe late in the game but have discovered all over what brought me this way in the first place. Can hardly find time enough to put it down and do the day job thing sometimes But it least it keeps an old fart from hanging out in unsavory places. Now I just have to play in them.


    The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary!

    Oldschool goin' bye-bye.

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    Wink Welcome to all the newcomers!

    Haven't been online here too much lately and, wow, what a great group of folks are checking out the forum. I am just a guy who came here a year or two ago and found lots of guitar info, help, and friends. I love it and hope you folks do as well. We are glad to see all of you here and hope you find it educational, entertaining, and exciting. Welcome!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

  23. Default Hi From Barcelona

    My name's Simon, I've been playing music for as long as I can remember (singing, percussion - my uncle was in the merchant navy and used to bring me back strange instruments) and guitar since I was fifteen - I'm 50 now.

    Folk, punk bands in '77, jazz, African music, reggae, blues - I love it all.

    But . . .

    Family, work meant that I couldn't give music my full attention and serious music went out the window 15 years ago - there was always a guitar in the corner of the room, though.

    Anyway, about three months ago I got cajoled to play in an Open Mic - the folks loved it and so did I - so I'm back practising a couple of hours a day and going to jam sessions here in Barcelona.

    Let's see if I (with the help of TrueFire's marvellous turors - I'm in love with Mimi Fox!!!!) finally nail jazz this time!

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    welcome Barcelona! i am sitting at a dog show in Loveland, Colorado sending from my mobile. glad you found your passion again and are finding the time. Welcome to the forum and please do chime in anywhere.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

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    Wink Welcome Back to the guitar!

    Welcome Simon,
    Glad you are back to the guitar. TrueFire and the forum here are great places to learn and exchange ideas with others of the same passion. I agree that Mimi Fox is one serious heart-breaker. She is an awesome teacher of the guitar too.
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

  26. Default Thanks Guys!

    Pretty pleased to be back playing and even more so to have found TrueFire.

    You might have guessed - I'm currently working through Graduated Solos - it's ideal for getting my chops (and ears) back up to scratch!

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    So Barcelona??? are you in Spain? Do you love Spanish Guitar?

    Glad to have you onboard. Another jazz cat but I can live with that
    Sounds like you've been through life a bit like most of the rest of us,keepin dropping in when you can and WELCOME!!!
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Love Spain and Spanish guitar but as I'm English, musically I've always found that I had more to offer by sharing my own styles.

    I've picked a few flamenco tricks but couldn't say I was expert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcelonaGuitar View Post
    Pretty pleased to be back playing and even more so to have found TrueFire.

    You might have guessed - I'm currently working through Graduated Solos - it's ideal for getting my chops (and ears) back up to scratch!
    Mimi Fox is pretty darn awesome. I like the 'three levels' of each lesson so you can build yourself up and see progress right there. Good choice.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

    email: gadlaw@gmail.com - http://www.facebook.com/gadlaw

  30. Default Cheers, Gadlaw!

    I have to say that one of the great things about this forum is that you're all so welcoming.

    I've learnt the first five solos and thought I'd let the ideas gel and apply them to other tunes.

    So meanwhile . . . I've started messing with Jazz Anatomy.

    I get the feelin' I'm gonna become a regular round these parts!

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    Hey all,

    Nice to be here.

    All details about me in my signature pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleySmith View Post
    Hey all,

    Nice to be here.

    All details about me in my signature pretty much.

    Welcome Ashley I think your skills will be most excellent on the forum. We have lots of recording enthusiasts on here that will be asking you questions I'm sure.
    I've just read your CV Ashley and your about half an hour away from me might bump into yus at the flicks in Westfield...

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    Unhappy Welcome aboard, Ashley!

    WOW! You have more degrees than a thermometer and more experience than the first Jimi Hendrix album!

    Glad to have you on the forum. Look around and have some fun! Chime in on any subject. We all love to talk guitar and music here.
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Welcome Ashley!!
    Great to have you here on the forum.

    Larro

    -- If you can dream it, you can do it ! ;)

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    Welcome Simon! Great to have you here! Glad your following your passion for guitar again! Hope you stick around, you're in good company, lots of nice, helpful people here!!

    Welcome Ashley! After looking over the info on the pages of your links all i can say is it's great to have someone with your background and experience here in the Truefire forum. I hope you stick around and become a regular cause I have a million questions! I'm a Truefire Artist, TrueFire produced my first course last year, I have a webcast show in TrueFireTV, some gear demos and I do a bunch of other stuff with TrueFire, I'm kind of like the Truefire Crash Test Dummy. I've been performing live for over 34 yrs, I've run sound from stage for most of my career out of necessity, love those venues that provide pro engineers but usually can't afford one on most of my gigs. I'll probably be picking your brain from time to time if you don't mind!

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    Welcome Ashley!!!

    You bring a unique skill set to this forum. I hope you spend some time here. What do you play guitar wise?
    What questions do you have, what courses have you considered....how can we help you in your guitar sojourn.
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Thumbs up Glad to join the forum!

    Hello everyone! I've been meaning to join the Truefire Forum for awhile, and finally got around to it. I've been a member of Truefire pretty much since the beginning, and have quite a collection of their instructional CD's, DVD's, and PDF & Powertab lessons. I love Truefire!

    My name is Kelly Shatzer, and I am the very lucky winner of the Vicki Genfan acoustic guitar from Truefire! I couldn't believe it when I saw my name on the FB post! I am very thankful and honored to have won this guitar. So thank you Truefire!!!

    I've been playing guitar for awhile now, but rarely seem to be able to find the time to practice. So I'm not near as good a player as I should be! But Truefire has and is helping with that, with all of their awesome lessons.

    I play in a band in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area called Waiting For One. Check us out online sometime if you'd like! And once I get the new guitar, I'll post more about it. I can't wait!

    I'm looking forward to exploring the Forum more when I have some time! Thanks again Truefire, for creating such a great source of not only instructional materials, but a community where guitarists can communicate, share, converse, and hang out!

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    Default Welcome and Greetings theshatz

    I was glad to see that beautiful guitar find a happy home and it's nice to see you here. I think more importantly for TrueFire, they got a lot of good input when folks filled out the survey. In the few years I've been around here I have noticed their products improving all the time and a big part of that is listening to their customers. Glad you found us, I'm happy for you for your win and you know, you modestly say you're not that good but you're good enough and brave enough to be in a band and we've got lots of folks here in bands, a lot of guitar instructors and even a few living room hacks like myself. I just love being around smart, intelligent guitar folks and you already fit in on all of those accounts. Sorry your post got stuck in the Mod Que for a bit. - It's one of those ways we keep the spam and the bad out of the forum. Welcome to the forum!
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
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    Welcome shatz! glad to have ya around
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Red face Welcome to the forum, Shatz!

    Glad to see you made it here! I think you will really love this place. Great folk with lots of good ideas and info on guitar. We are all at different levels but I think we all share the same passion for guitar. Have fun and enjoy!

    Look forward to hearing about that new guitar!
    Big Time Congratulations!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Thanks so much to everyone for the welcome and well-wishes! I look forward to spending as much time on the forum with you all as I can! It's great to find a community of like minded fans of the guitar, and of Truefire. Thanks again, and talk more soon!

    -Kelly

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    Shatz, welcome aboard. Always great to hear the experiences of someone who's actually out playing in public. And congrats on the VG guitar, great to see it going to someone who is an active player. But to be honest I'd much rather have won it myself though.
    Honey, I'm spending money on guitars or women, ... your choice.

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    My name is AyDiosMio which means OMG in Spanish. That isn't my real name, but it is good enough for the internet.

    I am a full time grad student in Ohio. I also work full time and I intern part-time. All together, my work week and school week total 80 hours outside of my house and away from my family. Since I have a daughter, that is too much time away from home, so adding guitar lessons to that list would be excruciating.

    Which brings me here! I love that I can log in any time and hit a lesson in the TV section...that really works for me. I have been playing guitar for about 6 months. I took a few lessons from a friend and then went online because scheduling lessons was just getting really bad. My schedule at work fluctuates depending on the needs of my clients so one particular Tuesday I might be home at 5pm and next Tuesday I might be home at 8pm. Makes it really difficult to schedule lessons. Add in grad school and forget it.

    So here I am. I will have periods of huge activity and then go into hiding for a few weeks usually around finals.

    Oh and did I mention I own two businesses? One of them I'm selling to my sister because I can't keep up with it anymore and the other one is an infant, it hasn't even learned how to sleep through the night yet, lol.

    For fun...LOL...I play guitar. I'm a big fan of making up little funny tunes for my daughter. Tonight's tune was "I will spank you in front of your friend, just try me", lol. I've also composed a song about my housemate's dog's missing eyebrow....appropriately titled "Diva's one eyebrow song"...just now my keyboard dumped on my leg so I'm sure there will be a new song about needing an articulating keyboard tray in my future

    Glad to be on board, so thankful for this site. Thanks to everyone here who devotes so much time, energy, and space to making sure people like me can have lessons at 11:22PM

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    Default Welcome to the Forum AyDiosMio

    I saw your other post and went and found that the forum software had held up this post waiting for it to get approved. Sorry if there was a delay on that, I was at a Wine Tasting event and just got home. Welcome! Welcome to the forum and welcome to TrueFire. Most of us share the same desire to get better at guitar combined with so much real life in there that it's hard to find the time. Glad you are finding the time and fitting it into your own schedule! A full time student, worker,intern and father - yup you definitely can't shoehorn any guitar or music lessons in there. I know I'm tired just reading about how much you have to do. Welcome again, please make yourself at home and keep an eye of for those new releases, they come nearly every month here.
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  45. #295

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    Thanks for the welcome. There was about a 5 minute delay on my post which is wicked fast.

    I am a mother, not a father although sometimes I poke my head in just long enough so my daughter can ID my body, lol so I'm sure sometimes she's not sure herself what I am exactly :P

    I keep telling myself this will all be worth it some day... this is my last year of grad school so yay for that!

    Thanks for the welcome, hope the wine tasting was fab!

  46. #296

    Wink Welcome! :)

    First let me welcome: oldschoolbluesguy, BarcelonaGuitar, AshleySmith, and theshatz! Welcome guys!

    And Howdy AyDiosMio,

    Welcome to the TrueFire Forum!! We are glad to have you here!

    Yes indeed, one of the greatest things about TrueFire is the ability to learn at ANYTIME and ANYWHERE(as long as you have internet access). TrueFire was made for you!


    Wow, an 80 hour week, that's intense! I'm a going to be a full-time student at a community college(undergrad) starting monday, but still that's not as much as you've got on your plate. What's your major, if you don't mind me asking?

    Well, it seems like you've been enjoying yourself here so thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. If you've got any questions/comments be sure to let us know!
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    Social Work and thanks for the welcome. It is my own fault, because I was only self employed until May but my internship offered me a full time position so I took it. Otherwise I'd be sitting easy with just school and internship if I hadn't taken the full time job.

    In this economy I just couldn't look a full time job in the face and say no, especially since I need the work hours for my license after I graduate.

    What are you studying?

    I love finding out what people are studying, just in case they have a better idea than me

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    Sorry about that, - we've got 93 percent dudes here and I can give you the names off the top of my head of all the lady or female guitarists on the site. It's not from anything we do to keep them away, it's just a smaller pool of female players and those that are here are pretty quiet. Nice to have you here and it's even more impressive that you are keeping all of those balls in the air and still have time for some sanity stuff. Take a look in the 'Your Two Cents are Worth 55 bucks worth of lessons' thread right next to this one. Follow the instructions from Brad W (head person here) and soon you'll get some free lessons sent to you. Can't beat free stuff.
    Glad your post didn't wait too long, that was just dumb luck on my part.
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  49. #299

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyDiosMio View Post
    What are you studying?
    Well, as of right now, my Major is Music, I'm trying to get my Associates degree in that, but I don't think I'll be able to find a music job, so I'm also looking into some other areas. In a perfect world, we would all have our dream job and it would not be considered work, but in reality, living does cost money, so I might Major in anything that I can get a job in.
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    Epiphone 2007 Les Paul Standard
    Ibanez AEF30E Acoustic/Electric
    Fender 2008 MIM Stratocaster
    Epiphone Studio 10s 19watt
    Line 6 Spider ll 30watt
    Yamaha CG172SF
    Digitech RP300A


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    Aaah /dreamy sigh majoring in Music or Spanish would be like...a dream come true for me. I still regret not getting the minor in Spanish when I was in school for my undergrad.

    Keep in mind, you have the rest of your life to join the "real world" follow your dreams, paychecks aren't everything.

    Glad to be part of the rocking minority around here women with guitars are hawt! Or so I like to think..lol.

    I will pop over to that thread to scope out a free lesson..free is awesome.

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