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I want to be able to play guitar by the time I'm 50!

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Created by shoodbegood Monday, 14 Jan 2019
shoodbegood
VIC, 689 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 10:25PM
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Well about 6 years ago I set myself a goal to be able to play by the time I'm 50.

It's interesting, I didn't even really know what that meant, still don't, but it's a hell of a lotta fun trying.

Tomorrows the day, and after weekly lessons, finding a great teacher, getting a good Telecaster and many, many hours of noodling away, I'm kinda satisfied with where I'm at !

The "journey" continues, I'm well along the way, but like all things, there's never an end destination, just keep going and learning.

Surely glad I started though, it's never too late to get going with something you've always wanted to do, just gotta have a crack !

myusernam
QLD, 5313 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 10:02PM
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Thats cool. Ho do u define being able to play? Can u do stairway? Voodoo chile properly? Id like to play the banjo

theDoctor
NSW, 4533 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 11:50PM
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I play the doodle guitar
Been strumming that thing most my life

theDoctor
NSW, 4533 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 11:51PM
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I play the doodle guitar
Been strumming that thing most my life

Rails
QLD, 1130 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 5:43AM
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theDoctor said..

I play the doodle guitar
Been strumming that thing most my life


What I tell you three times is true

novetti
WA, 230 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 8:04AM
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shoodbegood said..
Well about 6 years ago I set myself a goal to be able to play by the time I'm 50.

It's interesting, I didn't even really know what that meant, still don't, but it's a hell of a lotta fun trying.

Tomorrows the day, and after weekly lessons, finding a great teacher, getting a good Telecaster and many, many hours of noodling away, I'm kinda satisfied with where I'm at !

The "journey" continues, I'm well along the way, but like all things, there's never an end destination, just keep going and learning.

Surely glad I started though, it's never too late to get going with something you've always wanted to do, just gotta have a crack !


What is your amplification setup? or just the ear phones?

cauncy
WA, 6685 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:59AM
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I'm 50
and I've always wanted my wife to play the flute

lotofwind
NSW, 4830 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 5:23PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ She can, she played mine last night.

I told her how good she was at it, said she dosent get to play the flute very often as at home she only has a little piccolo

shoodbegood
VIC, 689 posts
Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 10:02PM
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novetti said..

shoodbegood said..
Well about 6 years ago I set myself a goal to be able to play by the time I'm 50.

It's interesting, I didn't even really know what that meant, still don't, but it's a hell of a lotta fun trying.

Tomorrows the day, and after weekly lessons, finding a great teacher, getting a good Telecaster and many, many hours of noodling away, I'm kinda satisfied with where I'm at !

The "journey" continues, I'm well along the way, but like all things, there's never an end destination, just keep going and learning.

Surely glad I started though, it's never too late to get going with something you've always wanted to do, just gotta have a crack !



What is your amplification setup? or just the ear phones?


Hey Novetti,

Just ordered a Mustang GT40 and foot switch, can't wait !

What do you have?

Poida
WA, 1715 posts
Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 7:27PM
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hey Shooldbegood,
I did a similar thing
I reckon its good to go to a few local jam sessions, usually at a local pub or club, and then some open mics, maybe with an acoustic
or jam with a friend or group
as this helps playing along with other musicians
the more I know the less I realise I know

shoodbegood
VIC, 689 posts
Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 10:52PM
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Yes Poida!
Great advice, bloody hard to get over the "lounge room" hurdle !
There is an open mic night locally, just gotta pluck up some courage!

Poida
WA, 1715 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 7:25AM
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busking is easier than an open mic night.
just that busking these days is very organised, through markets etc, some requiring PA's, others just basic.
they don't seem to be just rockup to a street corner and play anymore.

novetti
WA, 230 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 8:14AM
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novetti said..


shoodbegood said..
Well about 6 years ago I set myself a goal to be able to play by the time I'm 50.

It's interesting, I didn't even really know what that meant, still don't, but it's a hell of a lotta fun trying.

Tomorrows the day, and after weekly lessons, finding a great teacher, getting a good Telecaster and many, many hours of noodling away, I'm kinda satisfied with where I'm at !

The "journey" continues, I'm well along the way, but like all things, there's never an end destination, just keep going and learning.

Surely glad I started though, it's never too late to get going with something you've always wanted to do, just gotta have a crack !




What is your amplification setup? or just the ear phones?



Hey Novetti,

Just ordered a Mustang GT40 and foot switch, can't wait !

What do you have?


I am old school...I only use tubes.
At the moment I have 4 different tube amps (Built them from scratch 20 yrs ago).

Looking at the MustangGT40...some interesting features (bluetooth, etc). Unthinkable 20, 30 yrs ago...very interesting.

Poida
WA, 1715 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 8:38AM
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i love my fender blues junior 15 watt valve amp, seems loud enough for practice and small gigs

but nothing like a deluxe reverb or marshal 50w for powerful clean punch for blues and rock

dmitri
VIC, 1016 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 11:51AM
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I bought a Brian May guitar for my 50th..been his fan since the 70s when I was kid...love it.

busterwa
3611 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 11:54AM
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stairway played on 12 -6 over under setup. hendrix clapton thumb over E AD learn music for yourself learn stuff which is enjoyable suite your individual style. i play lot of fast metal drop d with streatching 7-8 fret with hammer on offs. have to train stretch strenghten coordinate your pinky finger . different guitarists different styles. ACDC would be a good alround style to learn



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