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Comment by Rich McDonough on January 18, 2011 at 12:08pm

I love readig the comments, it gives me a lot of encouragement to keep on going.Thanks all.

Comment by Johnny Horner on January 18, 2011 at 11:44am

Thanks everyone. I'm reallty not that bad. lol Just making a joke. lol

I do get a bit aggravated when my old fingers cramp while trying to reach those chords. lol


Comment by Bernie on January 18, 2011 at 10:12am

Welcome Johnny


Comment by Edward Sparks on January 18, 2011 at 9:43am
Welcome Johnny!  We won't mind your moodiness and set ways...just tell us more about your guitar odysseys!  Edward
Comment by Johnny Horner on January 18, 2011 at 9:13am

Thanks Walt. I am having fun, my fingers are sore, tips are calused, so I must be doing something right. lol

Comment by Walt Pilcher on January 18, 2011 at 9:08am

Welcome, Johnny.  I didn't take up guitar until long after I retired, but it's been great.  Have fun!


Comment by Johnny Horner on January 18, 2011 at 9:03am

Hello group. New to the group. Not new to the love of guitar. I have loved guitar for as long as I can remember. I have always owned guitars, but I never took the time to learn, it seemed there was always something more important to do. I am retired now, have arthritis in my hands, am moody, set in my ways, and have a host of other bad habits, but what I do have now is time. So I have decided to learn guitar. Wish me luck, thanks in advance for everyone's help. I am sure I will need it.



Comment by Walt Pilcher on January 18, 2011 at 9:02am

Great story, Denny.  When I was new at golf, at which I am still not very good, people said, "Just relax and you'll do better."  I knew drinking could relax me, although I don't drink much either, so one day I downed a very stiff something or other with gin in it before teeing off.  It did relax me, but it didn't help because, hey! I didn't care what happened!  I'm glad the beers had a better effect in your case!


Comment by Denny Baer on January 18, 2011 at 7:43am

My first time playing in front of anyone was at a campfire in my girlfriend's parent's backyard. Some one mentioned it would be nice if we had a guitar. Someone else said they would run home and get theirs. I just knew Diane would open her sweet little mouth and want me to play. So I prepared myself mentally and physically by downing three beers before agreeing to take the guitar. I don't normally drink beer but they made me relaxed so I agreed. After the first song they applauded and gave me compliments. So I went through the 10 or so songs I knew.

I still don't have the nerve to just pull out my guitar even though I bring it along. I wait for Diane to say, "Hey, Denny brought his guitar." Then told to get it.

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 18, 2011 at 6:06am
I have been playing in front of people since the early 80's and I enjoy it so much I don't see myself stopping anytime long as they will hire me I will be out there...but I can tell you that the more you do it the more comfortable it will become and the more fun you will have. A little nervousness keeps you on your game, so I hope i never lose that!   Truth be told, I would play for nothing given the chance too!  And I still do...I love open mics, to hear others as well as to play.  They are always different skill levels and great people all pulling for each other. You will always be learning because when you think you know it all, it won't be fun anymore!  Edward

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