Retired - I'm dedicated to learning this darn thing


jkowalski53
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Joined: 10/31/22
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Hi folks,


I'm Joe, this is not the first time trying to learn to play the guitar but I guarantee it will be my last. Either I master this thing or die trying (literally).  My son is a musician and is certain that I'll quit in six months (he's looking foraward to getting my guitar :) ).  If I do nothing else I'm motivated to prove him wrong.


I love to fish so I bought a boat.  It's getting too cold to get out on the lake now.  I do some woodworking but I'm between projects.  I figured I have to time now to fully dedicate myself to learning to play the guitar.  This has been a wish of mine for 50 years.  Here goes!


Joe


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Drake the Red
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Joined: 10/12/11
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Your son should look forward to disappointment, then; you're with GT now! I guarantee you, now that you're here, it won't be the last time you'll pick up a guitar...


Wow, it's 2023 already? Time goes fast.

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Rumble Walrus
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Go Joe go!


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Guitar Tricks Admin
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#1 Originally Posted by: jkowalski53

Hi folks,


I'm Joe, this is not the first time trying to learn to play the guitar but I guarantee it will be my last. Either I master this thing or die trying (literally).  My son is a musician and is certain that I'll quit in six months (he's looking foraward to getting my guitar :) ).  If I do nothing else I'm motivated to prove him wrong.


I love to fish so I bought a boat.  It's getting too cold to get out on the lake now.  I do some woodworking but I'm between projects.  I figured I have to time now to fully dedicate myself to learning to play the guitar.  This has been a wish of mine for 50 years.  Here goes!


Joe

Hey Joe, we can't wait to see you on the other side of mastery. With plenty of practice and dedication you can prove your son wrong. He can have that guitar when your fingers can no longer play it 😜 .


Please let us know if you need assistance with anything, and don't forget the instructors and other members are great resources to keep you going. You got this!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.
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ScubaCPA
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Joined: 05/11/20
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Similar story. I've wanted (and tried a few times) during my life to play. Running a business and raising a family kept getting in the way. I'm now retired with plenty of time. Started 2 1/2 years ago at age 66 and I'm really doing it!  I play (learn/practice) a minimum of 2 hours a day, seven days a week. Loving every minute of it and feeling very fulfilled. 


Gary

[Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro (2), Fender Player Stratocaster (2), Squire CV 60's Stratocaster, Hamer Ecotone, Yamaha APX600 (2), Epiphone ES-339, Spark 40(2), Spark Mini.]

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