- From: "sheli" <acousticangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 06:40:37 -0400
"\o/ Billy" <wju425@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Pt" <can.not.be@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Many people in this group know me and I have met and jammed with some
>> of you personally.
>> So are you a beginner guitarist?
>> I have been gigging for close to 40 years and I am still a beginner in
>> some aspects.
>> Music keeps changing as do styles of playing.
>> For many years I played 50's-70's rock and blues songs as well as
>> playing in jazz bands.
>> A few years ago I decided it's time to change my style and start
>> playing some newer songs.
>> Today I play a mix of everything from Blvd of Broken Dreams to UFO to
>> Picture to Streets of Love (stones).
>> Playing music keeps me young.
>> Without my music I would be a wrinkled up old fart sitting watching
>> boring TV all the time.
>> You guys who are just getting started don't yet know you of the thrill
>> and excitement of playing for audiences.
>> It is by far the biggest high out there.
>> You don't need drugs or booze.
>> Just play your music.
>> Getting started is rough and many new players quit before they have
>> the chance to experience the wonders of making good music.
>> Sheli is moving quickly in to the world of entertaining people as well
>> as others in this group.
>> In my opinion the best thing for new players to do is to work hard,
>> practice often, take lessons and TAP YOUR FOOT.
>> And get out there and play with others as often as possible.
>> No matter how well you play you will learn from others and they learn
>> from you.
>> One thing about guitar players....most of us love to help others.
>> That is the reason I frequent this group.
>> Plus the fact that I am learning from you.
>> Keep up the good work and NEVER give up.
> I've been here a few months maybe a year already and got to know quite a
> of y'all. Before then I played surf music from the 60s but I hung up the
> guitar. In the late 90s I picked up the guitar again and started playing
> again. When I found this group I was amazed at the knowledges of the
> here. I became a beginner again and learned a lot here. So much that
> became an important part of my life. I learned guitar that I never thought
> possible and I'm very thankful to my friends here. It's my lifetime
> commitment now. :)
> I'm not professional material but what else can give me so much enjoyment
> than a guitar? I'm finally learning the songs I wanted to learn for a long
> time and more to come. Long live the 70s!
> To the beginners, it's hell to get started and it takes time to learn the
> guitar but the benifits will far outweigh the pains. Trust me.
Well said, Billy.
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