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Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: luvmyshiner on December 17, 2010, 08:26:39 PM
for the last few months.  Catching up on work, haven't really been playing much.  But I've been thinking about what I want to do next year.  My new years resolution for the last ten years has been to quit smoking.  And I did that this year.  I haven't had a cigarette since 1-4-10.

So I was thinking this might be a good time to start back on lessons.  CB has a kick ass teacher who REALLY knows what he's doing.  Thought I might give him a shot.  I've been listening to a lot of blues/jazz lately, and I'm thinking that's the direction I'd like to go.  I've spent the last week listening to Bonamassa's Live at the Royal Albert Hall, and I enjoy it, but I'm still more of an acoustic guy.

I think I need to learn the fretboard first.  But I need  to  combine that with some fun stuff.  

Input, suggestions, tell me to go to hell?



Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on December 17, 2010, 08:32:51 PM
Go to hell Shiner.

And when you get back from hell, please come around here more often. Your shenanigans are among the best. Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: Junior88 on December 17, 2010, 08:42:39 PM
Sounds like a good plan Shiney..

I have gotten back into lessons too and have been learning more jazz theory stuff. it's good times.. Just started getting into some open tuning stuff.

Oh, and go to hell [:D]

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.
Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: luvmyshiner on December 17, 2010, 09:18:59 PM
Stand in line dudes.  Lots more folks than y'all have told me to go to hell.  When I get there I'll save a spot for you with the cool kids...
Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on December 17, 2010, 09:56:34 PM
First off, you should work on getting your G.E.D. - Geetar Every Day!!!  If you need a stool with special padding and camo cover, let me know.  Actually I'm finding it more comfortable than sitting in a chair...

Good to see you back Shiner



Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: Pike on December 17, 2010, 10:03:36 PM
Easy does it and keep it fun ol' buddy...

Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: wrmurphy on December 17, 2010, 11:31:23 PM
Shiner, congrats on kicking the habit.

murph
Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: nogin007 on December 18, 2010, 07:08:49 AM
Shiner, congrats on kicking the habit.

Ditto on that. And we can never learn enough. I need to do that

Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: bluegrassflatpicker on December 18, 2010, 08:58:20 AM
Shiner, I think you have already been through hell. Now you are in a better place with a guardian angel by your side (CB).

Welcome back, Merry Christmas, and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you both.
Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: YerDugliness on December 20, 2010, 11:29:15 AM
Howdy, Shiner!

I'm all for taking lessons....CB once posted a thread regarding what the guitar teacher had her doing and I responded that she was learning to play the guitar, not just songs on the guitar.  To understand the theory and how to implement it on the guitar must be a very valuable blessing!

As for telling you to go to hell.....I'd a hell of a lot rather tell you to go to Pearl [:D] (maybe February????)!!!

Cheers and congratulations to both you and CB on kicking the nicotine habit from.....

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

Title: Been taking a little time off . . .
Post by: mswhat298 on December 28, 2010, 12:21:54 PM
Hey Shiner...I've been playing the crap outta my guitar lately but haven't been on the boards here much.  I've considered some lessons too, I'd like to get a little more advanced in the Chet Atkins branch of the pickin' tree.  

Congrats on kicking the smoking habit...I quit way back in '96 or so.  Given some time and a few dozen packs of Twizzlers I got to where I don't miss 'em at all!