Who Inspired You To Play

haoli25
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Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:23 pm

Welcome to the TG Forum Strummer85.

Did your Dad teach you any of those Classical songs? Neil
has hinted that he might add "Romanza" soon to the TARGET
program.


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Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Strummer85 wrote:
My Dad. I grew up listening to him play classical guitar. He taught me open chords and we used to play a few songs together. Now I play steel string and really enjoy Neil's lessons.
Strummer- welcome to the program! Glad to have you! Hope you enjoy your experience here as much as we do!!


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Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:37 pm

Strummer, welcome to the site and the forum. There is a lot here to take advantage of and ample opportunities to participate in the lively, if not always on topic:silly: post.

Keep Playing
Ric


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Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:42 pm

pak452 wrote:
The person who originally inspired me to play was John Denver. Loved the picking style.
Then I discovered Neil Young. I put my guitar away for about 15 years, and recently found Neil Hogan on youtube. So I would have to say This second go round was Neil Hogan.
Have you seen Pete Huttlinger's stuff on playing John Denver? Simply outstanding! Pete was Denver's back-up for years and his DVD series is the most comprehensive on JD that I've seen.


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Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:47 am

Yep! Pete is a world champion finger picker. I found him when I was looking for some instructional dvd's.

I was inspired to play again while I was puting in a ceiling last summer and listening to the radio. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "From the Beginning" came on the radio and I thought man that acoustic guitar sounds awesome. I had heard that song probably dozens of times before, but on that particular day it lite a fire inside of me and the rest is history. I searched the internet for ever to try and learn how to play the tune and that is what eventually led me to this site.


haoli25
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:20 am

Neil has a pretty cool lesson on "From The Beginning". I thought
I knew how to play it...I WAS WRONG. lol I spent several weeks
going through that lesson. It's not perfect even now, but I still
enjoying playing it.
I went from that song to Steve Howe's "Roundabout". It came out
a year earlier and I had read that was Greg Lake's inspiration
for "From The Beginning" and gave him a chance to have a little
fun with his friend Steve Howe.

How are you doing with "From The Beginning",EAGLE?


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Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:37 pm

That's my favorite song in my play list. Probably because I spent so much time trying to learn to play it the right way. I watched several youtube videos and found a couple of lessons on line. It wasn't until I found Neils lesson that I actually started playing it the right way. The cross picking at the beginning of the tune still gives me fits sometimes and I practice it about every day. Depending on the day, I can sometimes play it flawlessly and other days are not so good.


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Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:25 pm

eagle670 wrote:
That's my favorite song in my play list. Probably because I spent so much time trying to learn to play it the right way. I watched several youtube videos and found a couple of lessons on line. It wasn't until I found Neils lesson that I actually started playing it the right way. The cross picking at the beginning of the tune still gives me fits sometimes and I practice it about every day. Depending on the day, I can sometimes play it flawlessly and other days are not so good.
I just started working on that song too. It's got some quirks but that's what makes it so great. So far, page 1 of the tab is much easier for me than page 2!! LOL!

It takes extra long to train this old dog to do new tricks!! :lol:


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Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:26 pm

BigBear wrote:

It takes extra long to train this old dog to do new tricks!! :lol:
Just makes finally getting it that much better though, doesn't it?:P


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Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:00 pm

Music Junkie wrote:
BigBear wrote:

It takes extra long to train this old dog to do new tricks!! :lol:
Just makes finally getting it that much better though, doesn't it?:P
That's a great point!! I need to keep that in mind when these stiff old fingers don't work like they used to!! :lol:

Good things take time, right?


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