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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She's already got further than I did.

I gave it 10 minutes, expected to do the intro to Brighton Rock, twanged my poor pinkie, and then smashed the stupid fucking thing into a thousand tiny pieces.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

_M@tt_, that's adorable!!

LMAO at Flashman... practice, practice! :-)


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll stick to the tennis racket and the power of brandy, thankyou very much.


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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I too am beginning to play the guitar.. I haven't learnt anything yet but then again I'm made of clay..so that complicates matters.



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Posted: 10 Apr 04, 22:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh not that story again.

Cameron, you'd tell that story to a fire hydrant if you had five minutes to spare.

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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awww! That's great! It's always nice to see someone so young enjoy the sound of a good guitar. :D


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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

_M@tt_ wrote:

Well my 10 year old daughter has been expressing an interest in the guitar. So last night she said 'Fafi, I want my own guitar'. Let me clarify that Fafi is her little name for me. Mine for her is 'Bean'. So onward with the story.
Since I have 2 acoustics, and a classical, I said 'You don't need one of your own yet. I have 2 and I could teach you that way'. She agreed, and at 10 pm we started our lesson of the night. The E chord. She placed her little (but long) fingers on the fret board as I instucted her, and strumed. It took a couple of times for her to get it without the 'dead string' sounds, but she got it. I was pleased. So this morning she gets up, wolfs down a bowl of cereal, and we are at it again. This time she brings me a piece of paper and says 'Write down where my fingers go, so I can practice when your not around'. I said ok and did it. She got the E so good, we went to the A. She is a natural (I think), at least she is trying her best and is moving from the E to A quite easily. I'm proud of her. :)



Thats similar to how I learned the guitar as well when I was about 5 or 6 years old (some 30 something years ago). I got shown 1 or 2 chords and away I went. Other than being shown a few things from my Uncle, I have never had a professional lesson in my life. So good luck to you and yours Matt.

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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flashman wrote:

She's already got further than I did.

I gave it 10 minutes, expected to do the intro to Brighton Rock, twanged my poor pinkie, and then smashed the stupid fucking thing into a thousand tiny pieces.


LOL so thats how you got into performing as Pete Townsend in that tribute band was it?

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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Matt, to tell the truth I will be 40 on the 26th of this month (not that I'm bothered). Actually Flashy's story reminded me of the time one of my mates wanted me to teach him how to play the guitar. Like Flashy, he wanted to do all the fancy solo's right away and the more he couldnt do it the more frustrated he got. It was then I told him something that I was told in the beginning, namely, that learning the guitar is like when you are born, you had to learn how to crawl (as in learning the very basics of guitar playing like chords), then walk (moving from one chord to another) before you can run (soloing).

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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

_M@tt_ wrote:


Flash-
why don't you try it again? In no time you'll have enough knowledge to do what most of todays musicians do. 2 or 3 chords, and you have a song :) Build those fingers!


I'd love to Matt, I really would.

But I'm just too busy looking good.


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Posted: 11 Apr 04, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah go for it Flashy - you know you want to

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