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Comment by Edward Sparks on January 21, 2011 at 9:33am

Just rad this in a thread about dealing with stage fright...

 

 The only times I ever had stage fright in my life, I did the old "pick a spot in the back of the room and lock in on it" trick. This solves two problems:

1) The audience doesn't see you staring at your shoes, and about half of them think you're looking at them specifically.

2) By looking at a spot, you can forget about all those people until you fall into your zone, at which point all those people don't matter anymore.

Comment by robin on January 19, 2011 at 1:15pm
hey mark and edward - thanks for sharing the details of your time at it before getting out there in front of <gasp> total strangers.  its motivating! 
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 19, 2011 at 4:50am
From the Gibson Newsletter...I don't know bout you but I go through dozens of sets of strings in a year! I usually put them in the recycle bin, but this is another option!

"No Strings Attached: How to Reuse Your Guitar Strings"

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/no-strings-attached-...
Comment by Johnny Horner on January 18, 2011 at 8:01pm
Thanks Dean
Comment by Newbie Dean on January 18, 2011 at 6:17pm
Just like you, Johnny, I took up guitar after retrement.  I started almost 1 1/2 years ago.  I'm LUVIN" it.  Wish I'd have started YEARS ago.  At times when i feel I'm progressing, my fingers remind me WHO is in charge, and it's not ME.  But I keep plunkin' away and having fun.  The people on this and other forums are GREAT at answering questions and encouraging newbies like us.  WELCOME and Keep It Fun.  Dean
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

 

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