Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words.
And you are absolutely right: After years and years of just trying but not getting anywhere, it feels great to watch my own progress now. I’m so glad I’ve found this incredible website - and the great community.
Thinking of the anniversary, I just wish I had discovered JustinGuitar 20 years ago … seems that I’ve missed a lot, and the fun could have started so much earlier.
And yes, I still hit the keys - it’s a lot of fun, too.
All the best for your own musical journey
Hello Gunhild, welcome to the community, enjoy your journey with music and guitar.
Thanks a lot for your warm welcome and kind words.
Last Saturday I’ve enjoyed your great performance in the livestream a lot.
You and the other performers did a great job, and I was very impressed how advanced a lot of students are.
This is very motivating, and it feels good to be a (very small) member of this great community now, too.
Have lots of fun on your musical journey, too.
Welcome to JustinGuitar and the Community. I’m arriving late to the hello and welcome party.
It seems to me you’ve got many things sorted and planned in your learning - good stuff.
There are many good folk here who will happily offer help and encouragement to those coming up behind them on Justin’s Beginner Courses. They embody and carry the pay-it-forward ethos we have nurtured for many years in our community. There are many old hands too who have years and (hopefully) a bit of wisdom they can bring as they give their support to those hitting the road blocks - which we all do.
Just ask if you need anything else.
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The trumpet is Looooooong Goooooone! My mother bought it on a payment plan & it was awful when I practiced at home…
So she just stopped making the payments & it was repossessed! A man actually came to our home & demanded the trumpet!
I was crushed… at least it was the one & only time that’s happened in my life!!!
so sorry to read about you trumpet.
But now you are playing guitar!
Isn’t this just great?
Well, the trumpet is a nice instrument for sure … but … guitar is much cooler, isn’t it?
Thank you so much for your kind message and the warm welcome.
Yes, I’ve been here for some time now, and I’m enjoying every minute on the website and in the forum. I’m so happy with everything here.
Your advice for the correct technique of muting strums in the “Summertime Blues” had been very helpful. I experimented a little, and then it worked. Thanks again for helping me with this issue and your lightning fast response!
I’ve finished Grade 1 now and can’t wait to start Grade 2. So many exciting stuff coming up there (Powerchords! , and … and … and …)
But I’ve decided to spend some more time on consolidation first, playing (beginner) songs, improving my new skills and just enjoying the ride.
And recently I’ve discovered ear training and music theory. So much more exciting stuff! I don’t want to rush through these great lessons, even if it’ll take more time. Just like Aerosmith had put it once: “I don’t want to miss a thing”
For the upcoming open mic on Saturday I would like to wish you the very best for your performance. Sadly, I’m going to miss this one, but I’m sure it’ll be lots of fun and a great pleasure for all performers and members in the audience.
Now I’d like to send a huge “Thank you!” again to you, Justin, and the entire team of JustinGuitar. It is amazing and incredible what you are doing here for all of us.
I’m so happy to be here, a little late maybe, but at least just in time for the 20th anniversary.
Wow, you really are blessed with a musical family. Very cool
Talking about neighbours …
My neighbours always listen to great music, too … no matter if they like it or not
Wondering about you wife’s thoughts? Well, maybe you could just ask her?
Wishing you good luck and keeping my fingers crossed!
Belated welcome to the community @Gunhild Looks like you’ve got a good guitar and amp collection going there to support you in your guitar learning journey! Like you I tried to learn the guitar at a much younger age but never got far either, until I found Justin’s guitar courses and this amazing community.
Wishing you many years of joyful music making with your guitars
Thank you so much for your warm welcome and your kind words and wishes
So it is the second start on guitar for both of us, but I’m sure that we’ve found the perfect place here finally. This is such a great community!
Have lots of fun and success on your musical journey, too
A belated welcome Gunhild. I see having found the black and white back in the day, I am glad to see you have not only rediscovered the B&W but also the Red & Black. That’s a nice little duo you have there !
Thanks a lot for your welcome and kind words, Toby. Oh yes, I like my faithful duo a lot, B&W is about 30 years old, R&B is just a 2 year old youngster.
Both have patiently waited for someone who can actually play them … and finally it seems that I’ve found the perfect place here. It is so much fun to follow the course and the song tutorials - and the community is just awesome
Welcome! And you’ve got great taste in music. I know the exact tutorial that you’re talking about, since the JG tutorial on “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was one of the first (and also one of the few, to be honest) songs that I really sat down and learned. I remember my excitement when I finally got the strumming pattern down. Keep working through the lessons, practicing, and picking up a crazy number of Queen songs!
Thank you so much for your welcome and kind words.
Yes, the tutorial for “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is great - and congratulations for getting the strumming pattern down
I’m still working on it. Only just passed Grade 1 of Justin’s course, so this one is much too advanced for me actually. But maybe I’ll get there someday …
Have lots of fun with your guitar, too