I’m Nicole and I am located in Porvoo, Finland’s beautiful, second oldest city.
My guitar skills are very, very rusty and I have always been at a very average beginner level at best. While I do hope to start practicing more with help of JustinGuitar’s App and website, I would also like to introduce myself to this great community. So, here is a little bit about me:
Music has always been an important part of my life. Listening to the radio as a child and teenager, picking up that one music magazine with that facinating cover shot of David Bowie in the late Nineties, thus finally starting to broaden my music horizon as a young adult. Enjoying unforgettable moments at concerts I visited. Now, one of my best moments on an average day is discovering that one piece of music, that I didn’t know yet, but want to listen to over and over again, because there is so much to discover.
Back then, as a teenager, I would have loved to be able to play guitar. But that would have meant attending a course, making mistakes and risking having people laugh at me. There was no way I would have been up for that. A few years later, I got a cheap concert guitar and got to a very, very average beginner level, learning on my own with help of guitar books. Good enough a level, that I could sing and play at the same time. Good enough that I had fun.
Living in apartments for most of my life meant that my old guitar stood in some corner unused (…“can’t risk to disturb the neighbours”…). The same happened to a beginner’s accoustic Yamaha and an actually nice sounding semi-accoustic Epiphone.
Within a span of 20 years, I did attend two guitar courses, but always quid, since I was not making the progress I envisioned and since practicing was difficult (“… cannot disturb the neighbours”).
Yesterday, I got my Gretsch G2420. While I’m still waiting for my practice amp, I do love how this thing of beauty sounds unplugged already.
This time, I will stay at it. Thanks to the practice amp, the “… cannot disturb the neighbours”- excuse will not be viable anymore. I will practice chords and chord changes with more discipline than before.
I have always dreamed of playing guitar alongside a river, at a lake or on the beach. This summer, on some sunny day, I will do just that. I will pack my Gretsch and practice amp, be at a beautiful place at a lake or at the sea and play.
Have a fantastic Sunday everyone!