This is my first post in any forum that I remember. So to introduce myself, a little history etc. My initials are T W, thus the tedub in the ID. I am 64 at the moment. Started my music involvement way back in the 4th grade with violin. Then did the concert band thing through from Jr. High through 2 years in college. No, music was not my major, just needed the scholorships. And also, no guitar was not my instrument, it was Bassoon.
After a stint in the military, I bought a Yamaha classical guitar in the late '70s, along with some instruction books. I was making progress then career got in the way. About a year ago, my oldest daughter got me interested in picking up the hobby again. So for the last 8 or 9 months, I have been working with some of the free lessons on the web. I was amazed at the amount of instruction available, some good some not so good. To make this long post a little shorter, I have progressed to what I would rate and advanced beginner or a beginning intermediate.
My goals in this endeavor is fun. I enjoy playing. I like making music. I am aiming at some level of proficiency with finger style playing. I like the various blues styles.
I was reading some of the posts and could relate to most of the new players. I agree with the comments that you are never too old. I now have my dad interested. He is 88. Anyway, I am enjoying the comments in this forum and I am enjoying my practice time. Before long I hope to be able to play for family and friends without embarrassing myself.
Thanks for the opportunity to read of others experiences and to learn from them.
TeDub64Member Since 12 Feb 2012
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