Back to GT and Full Access after long break


SusanMW
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Joined: 07/05/20
Posts: 222

It's good to be back!

I started playing guitar in July of 2020 and became a full access member of Guitar Tricks for my first year of playing. I have since learned how to play ukulele and I have also been learning how to play piano. But the guitar is my first "true love" and the one I enjoy playing the most.

I have jumped into Guitar Fundamentals 2 with Anders. I think that's a good starting point for me. I last left off with finishing Guitar Fundamentals 1 and had also dabbled in some of the Acoustic lessons.

While I love the song selection on GT, I find everything but the easy and made easy songs really difficult for me. Maybe it will go a little better once I get my skills up.

I'm looking forward to improving my skills, especially fingerpicking. I do really well with the strumming but fingerpicking has been a struggle.

I play a Breedlove Organic Signature Companion Acoustic/Electric - Copper Torrefied European Spruce/African Mahogany. I absolutely love it! I have my favorite strings on it, too. The D'addario 1152 Nickel Bronze.

Looking forward to meeting old and new friends here.


“Often, what seems like an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.” Robert Brault, American Operatic Tenor

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pupsmom61
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Joined: 04/23/21
Posts: 39

Welcome back Susan


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Drake the Red
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Posts: 302

Hey Susan,

I love reading about members who make a comeback, so well done and nice to meet you,

Originally Posted by: SusanMW

I have since learned how to play ukulele and I have also been learning how to play piano.

Quite the multi-tasker. Very impressive!

Regards, Chris


Bram Stoker, as Dracula, once wrote, "Listen to them! The children of the night. What music they make! Or would you prefer the music of the Ainur? I'm inspired by the violinist in 'The Vampire Lestat.' Either way, let's listen!

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mjgodin
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Joined: 11/23/19
Posts: 394

Good to see you back Susan. [br][br]

moe


Why don't guitars come with an instruction manual ?

Oh yeah, that's what GuitarTricks is for..

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snojones
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Joined: 04/17/13
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dtto on the "welcome back" choir. I was just wondering if you were ever going to return. Glad to see you are still enjoying the making of noise with musical instruments.


Captcha is a total pain in the........

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William MG
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Joined: 03/08/19
Posts: 1,340

I remember you Susan. I took a break myself for a short time when I chose to allocate some time to another activity. Time is so short...

Best of luck with your progress.


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SusanMW
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Joined: 07/05/20
Posts: 222

Thank you! It's good to see you all on here still!

I am really loving Guitar Fundamentals 2. I'm looking forward to writing more songs with the new skills and techniques I'm learning. (I have been writing songs for ukulele and guitar about my ulcerative colitis journey and surgery to remove my colon a few weeks ago. They are rather humorous!)


“Often, what seems like an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.” Robert Brault, American Operatic Tenor

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Drake the Red
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Posts: 302

I'm glad you have a sense of humour about the surgery; it doesn't take much to tickle me. I'd probably be in hysterics by the end.

You mentioned you play at least 3 instruments (still very impressive). I'm contemplating taking up the violin after years of playing guitar. I'm into folk and Celtic traditional melodies, but I'm wondering if I'm out of my league by even trying. But still there's always hope.

Have a great week!

P.S I have a fancy Fender Mandolin that I bought on a whim years ago, but I might trade it in for a dreamy violin I've seen.


Bram Stoker, as Dracula, once wrote, "Listen to them! The children of the night. What music they make! Or would you prefer the music of the Ainur? I'm inspired by the violinist in 'The Vampire Lestat.' Either way, let's listen!

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SusanMW
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Joined: 07/05/20
Posts: 222

Ohhh, go for the violin! You only live once :D I love folk and Celtic melodies.


“Often, what seems like an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.” Robert Brault, American Operatic Tenor

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Drake the Red
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Posts: 302

Thank-you for the encouragement


Bram Stoker, as Dracula, once wrote, "Listen to them! The children of the night. What music they make! Or would you prefer the music of the Ainur? I'm inspired by the violinist in 'The Vampire Lestat.' Either way, let's listen!

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