Sorta newbie from the Netherlands


J1ngleJ4ngle
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Hi all,

Sorta newbie here. I am drawn to folk, country and blues (mostly acoustic).

Well been playing on and off for about 10 yrs or so.Had weekly live lessons with a teacher for 5 yrs, 5 yrs ago. Then life happened and only dabbled on and off after that.

The difficulty i am having is to practice regularly and consistently, so what ever i am learning doesnt stick somehow because the knowledge wanes when not practicing or playing for periods of time. Strumming and keeping time is my major struggle.

However determined to daily playing using this course.

My guitarsenal is crazy compared to my (beginner) skill level.

- Guild M120e

- Cordoba C10 Spruce

- Martin D28

- Fender Strat Classic 50s MiM

- Fender Tele Standard MiM

- Fender Mustang GTX 100

- Boss GT100 Multi effects

- Boss RC300 looper

Other instruments:

- Deering Goodtime Banjo

- Eastman M305 Mandolin

- Martin C1K ukulele

- Yamaha P105 Piano


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Drake the Red
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Originally Posted by: J1ngleJ4ngle

My guitarsenal is crazy compared to my (beginner) skill level.

- Guild M120e

- Cordoba C10 Spruce

- Martin D28

- Fender Strat Classic 50s MiM

- Fender Tele Standard MiM

- Fender Mustang GTX 100

- Boss GT100 Multi effects

- Boss RC300 looper

Other instruments:

- Deering Goodtime Banjo

- Eastman M305 Mandolin

- Martin C1K ukulele

- Yamaha P105 Piano

Wow, man! It certainly is. Welcome to the no1 guitar learning club; good luck with regular practice.


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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J1ngleJ4ngle
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Thanks for the welcome :)

Hahaha yeah, just simple songs, with open chords and barre chords and pentatonic scale jamming, is as far as i have come so far. With my live lessons i did built up a decent repertoire, however i lost most knowledge of the songs i learned back then.

I'm 42, single, in a high tech job, so i have had some money to burn.


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Drake the Red
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Anytime, but please forgive my manners. I neglected to mention my gear :) I practice on Fender Stratocaster SSS and unleash heavier music on an Epiphone Sg400 Pro with a Fender Champion 100.

My current focus is timing, rhythm, harmony and melody in music, in general alongside totally geeking out on theory. As much as I can learn. Having said that, the more you practice and study the more you'll find your lost knowledge of songs will eventually return. Trust that it never really leaves you.

I'm not too far behind you; I'll be 41 soon, a professional book-keeper with too much time on his hands and never enough money ha-ha!


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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Rumble Walrus
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Posts: 237

Hey JJ,

Can't have too much gear .

Pick a spot and jump in because the water's fine.


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