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Vernon Alvie Bird
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  • Warner Robins, GA
  • United States
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Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
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Oct 11, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"What model is that? You'll fit into the guitar community just fine. Newbies usually have to be prompted for images. And images are always requested."
Aug 8, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"I'm not very "gifted", but I have learned enough to get a lot of satisfaction from it. And that's an understatement."
Aug 8, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"Yeah, teacher must have covering up his/her own inabilities. To be completely fair, though, teaching is HARD. Although I've tried to teach (with limited success) at least I made it clear that I was only attempting it."
Aug 8, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"I no longer enjoy the company of my cockatoo. She passed three years ago. She just may have been the closest companion I ever had. She was handicapped, which I think strengthened our bond. We only had eight years."
Aug 8, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"Your situation has prompted some action. The applications are severely backlogged, so there has been a change in procedure. Larry has posted instructions. http://guitarforum.net/guitarist/index.php?topic=20183.new#new And I guess I sent…"
Aug 8, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"I'm glad you said something. I can pull some strings. Sometimes "Larry" gets  a  little behind with approvals. He does a very good job of keeping the "bots" out, but doing so slows the process. I'll go ahead…"
Aug 7, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to JStevens's discussion Can an old guy learn to play?
"Pardon the unsolicited advice, but I would recommend that you have your guitar's set-up looked over by someone with experience. Play-ability is extremely important for a beginner. For example; I'm happy with my guitar, but you…"
Aug 3, 2012
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to David Groat's discussion Stiff action, high E problems
"Sounds like you may have a little 'belly roll'. The top of some guitars will bulge out in the area right behind/under the bridge. If it gets worse, you might want to look at this. I've not tried it, so cannot vouch for…"
Aug 8, 2010
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to Michele's discussion Brand new guitar, brand new player in the group Acoustic Newb
"After I posted that I got to thinking; I don't think that the positions are exclusive. You can hold your steel string like a classical sometimes. I do, anyway."
Mar 23, 2010
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to Michele's discussion Brand new guitar, brand new player in the group Acoustic Newb
"One oft overlooked little tip: Hold the guitar correctly. I'm sure you have seen the information, but it's easy to overlook or dismiss it. And it will make things easier. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ1l3ZeW0Fo I…"
Mar 23, 2010
Vernon Alvie Bird left a comment for Michele
"Caution: Sore Fingers Ahead!"
Mar 22, 2010
Michele left a comment for Vernon Alvie Bird
"Thanks Vernon, now that I have found a good community I'm learning so much I cannot believe the difference three days can make and I look forward to much more :)"
Mar 22, 2010
Vernon Alvie Bird left a comment for Michele
"Welcome to a whole new world. Like the 'real' world there will be a little pain and frustration, and a whole lot to explore, but don't give up. The effort is *so* rewarding. Always remember this: You CAN do it!"
Mar 22, 2010
Walt Pilcher left a comment for Vernon Alvie Bird
"Vernon, Welcome to the Acoustic Newb group. There are players of all experience and skill levels in the group, and some teachers too, which is great because we newer players can learn from the more experienced ones such as yourself as well as from…"
Mar 22, 2010
Vernon Alvie Bird replied to blake wright's discussion Buying music books
"I'm jumping into this without reading the previous posts because I want to quickly, and strongly recommend my favorite book of all time. The Beatles Complete Scores. It's expensive but it has both standard notation and tab. It has every…"
Mar 22, 2010

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Epiphone AJ200sr

Squier Standard Stratocaster

Epiphone PR350s (repaired!)
What type of music do you like to play?
Beatles

Classic Rock
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 8:27pm on March 22, 2010, Michele said…
Thanks Vernon, now that I have found a good community I'm learning so much
I cannot believe the difference three days can make
and I look forward to much more :)
At 1:48pm on March 22, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Vernon,
Welcome to the Acoustic Newb group. There are players of all experience and skill levels in the group, and some teachers too, which is great because we newer players can learn from the more experienced ones such as yourself as well as from each other. Have fun!
Walt
At 1:53pm on January 18, 2010, tim mc nulty said…
Hi hope your enjoying the sunsine. I know I am.
 
 
 

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