Hi…first time posting in the new community. Already have an account with my Dashboard and Practice Assistant setup, so it’s just another menu selection available and nice to have everything integrated. I can see alot of value developing over time with more possibilities than with the old, separate forum.
I’m just beginning my guitar journey, both acoustic and electric. I’m following the JG Beginner Course, (I bought the physical book and both songbooks) ands also working through the old Gibson Learn & Master Course, with Tuesday nights Live Lessons with Steve Krenz.
Back in the 90’s I played bass for a blues/rock trio. We did pretty much everything SRV/Double Trouble plus alot of Hendrix. I latched on to Tommy Shannon and studied everything he did, learning to play bass. We did the bar gig scene for many years until it just burned me out. That was 20 years ago.
I agree, the integration of the website with the Forum is probably the biggest benefit of this new Community platform. The old Forum was as big a part of my own learning as Justin’s lessons, and hopefully the integration will lead to an even more vibrant Community.
Sounds like you have some serious bass chops from days of yore, which I’m sure must help with learning the guitar. Look forward to you sharing your progress over on AVOYP when you are ready.
Thanks! I also benefit from 4 years playing saxophone in band, back in jr high and part of high school, so I can sight read treble clef and have an understanding of basic music theory. It’s been a while though, but after a quick review using Alfred’s and the Gibson L&M lessons, it all came back.
Welcome Scott. Gosh you bring with you an impressive history playing music. I love to think of the experience and skills you have. I hope the burnout is well in the past and you are fresh and new and ready to go. I will be a thrill to hear your recordings as you work though Justin’s lessons and the magic they offer. Perhaps some originals from you too?
It’s been 20 years since my days playing bass. Mechanically the guitar is more difficult because there’s more strings, closer together, so I have the challenge of more precise finger placement and not muting neighboring strings. This is just a matter of practice and muscle memory though.
The hardest part is mental. The fundamental way I hear music. Like everyone I hear the song, but inside, the way I feel it, the tune I hum, is the baseline foundation. The groove with the drummer. This is what I initially “get” in the music. This is my inner connection. I guess this is why I’m drawn to the Rhythm Guitar role.
The Lead Guitar, making the melody or even the entire song, is a whole new headspace for me. Learning to think like a guitarist, that’s the hard part.
It’s easy for me to identify a guitarist playing bass, over a bass player.
Well, Fred Garvin is my Internet avatar I use everywhere…but when I setup my account here at JG, with the Dashboard and Practice Assistant tools, I used my name. It wasn’t linked to the old forum and was only for my personal use with lessons and purchases.