My name is Anton, and I am 33 years old, born in Finland in 1989. I have been playing guitar since January 2016. Started with the old Justin Beginner course. I bought his songbooks, beginner course books, and DVDs. At first, I just looked at how to play songs from Justin’s videos, but gradually I started learning songs by watching the performances on YouTube or reading from tab. My ears are not very good, so I just usually look at a video of the performance and look where they put their fingers. Of course, I try to make sure that the note is correct. Rhythm I cannot read from notation, so I have to listen to the song a lot.
I lived in an apartment building at the time, so I just strummed the guitar without plugging it in most of the time or played with headphones. At that time, I was just going through the songs in the beginner course. I bought a Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar, but I can’t remember when I bought it. Before buying a strat, I think.
I’m still new here myself so welcoming you from another new person here.
Seems like a great place to land to me and I’m happy I landed here too.
Looks like we have some similar tastes in music. I’m real down with Neil Young too. I’ve also been working on a James Taylor tune that he and Carly Simon did. It’s a finger pickin song too and I ain’t to great at finger pickin yet (your much better than me), so I been at learning it for a bit now. Still not there yet either.
Love your demo too. Your very good.
Sounds like your ‘plan going forward’ is so far about like mine too. Learn some new songs. Though I think it’d benefit me to go do some JG lessons, which I also intend to do.
As for the 335 guitar and a new amp. Go for it man! GAS is real I think.
However my last two purchases have cured me of GAS for the moment.
A Casino (hollow body w/P90s, yum, yum) and a '65 Princeton Reverb-Amp reissue. Had them for a bit now and I highly recommend either. The China Casino’s ain’t to pricey either.