I’m Wouter, age 42, living in Mechelen, Belgium.
I played clarinet and Saxophone when I was a kid, but I always dreamt about playing the guitar, just like my classmates that were already playing in a band. But, back then I never had the courage to pick it up, always thinking I’d never become as good as the others.
Then I grew up, got married, got kids and other priorities came up.
I always loved guitar music, listening to the usual bands back then, like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Rage against the Machine, etc… But also grew up with the records of my parents, mostly blues, rock and jazz from the 60s and 70s.
Now, a few months ago, out of the blue, my wife gifted me with an acoustic guitar! Unfortunately, she ordered a 3/4 guitar, which felt a little too small, but gave me a good start learning my first chords and some basic stuff.
It didn’t take long before I craved to play on an electric guitar, and start to learn to play the songs I desired, so I ordered myself an semi-hollow Harley Benton HB35Plus in Metallic green, which I absolutely love.
I know it’s not the most usual starting guitar, but at least it’s an inviting guitar that makes me want to play every day, in stead of a learning guitar that you aesthetically “don’t like”. Even if I never reach a high playing level, at least I will look good playing that beauty.
I’m advancing to Beginner Grade 1 Module 2, with learning the power chords and some Blues courses as extra, and I must say, until now I’m very pleased with my progression.
My “old fingers” surely need some practice, so I’m really following the courses step by step and trying to exercise as often as possible.
Well, that’s about it introduction wise.
Have a nice day!