Hello from Portland, OR!

Hi, I’m Jennifer from Oregon. My guitar journey started 9 months ago. I was raised in a very musical household (my parents were in a band together when I was younger) and although I loved music, I never thought I could be a musician or learn to be proficient on an instrument. I took piano lessons in elementary school and I hated it, so I had just assumed I wouldn’t be good at another instrument.

At age 39 (currently 40) I picked up my first electric guitar and I fell in LOVE. I’ve been learning using a combo of Justin’s lessons and long distance zoom lessons with a family member. I am learning so much and although I am still new, I feel like I am progressing on my goal to become a solid intermediate player. I would also love to be able to sing and play!

I’m excited to meet you all and maybe my introverted self will get up enough courage to join in on one of the open mics in the future.

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Hi Jennifer, welcome to the community. You’ll find plenty of help and friendly encouragement here.

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Welcome Jennifer,

Isn’t it funny how we think thoughts like ‘I could never’. I had similar thoughts about learning guitar until I stumbled into JG website.
Justin has a great teaching method which I find really demystifies the guitar and makes you realise you can to it if you put in the effort/time.

The community is also awesome. Lots of good people in here always willing to help out and encourage.

Enjoy your journey

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Sounds like you have good plan, with Justin and lessons. Welcome and don’t forget everyone is here to help, if you ever need it.
:sunglasses:

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Good to meet you and welcome Jennifer! It sounds like you’re on a great path already which will only be helped by everyone here, good luck! :+1:

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Welcome, Jennifer. Keep following the programme, slow and steady, and in time you’ll learn to play and sing, be ready to record and share your playing (the sooner the better) and then to the OM. Many of us, have taken the path and achieved more than we imagined.

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Hi Jennifer,
Welcome, and I wish you a lot of fun…and I look forward to your first video with guitar in your hands, that is often a smaller/easier step than playing live in front of a camera…but of course it is possible jump into the deep end all at once :sweat_smile:
Greetings,Rogier

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Hello Jennifer and welcome to the community. :slight_smile:

Slow and steady wins the race and follow along with Justin’s course and you’ll be performing live before you know it.

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