Introduction

Hello! I’m Donovan. It’s June in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, which is when many of us start going into hibernation and embracing indoor activities. I’m new to the website but have completed Grade 1 on the app.

My interest in guitar is primarily to serve my songwriting. Ever since I was in high school (I’m 55 now), I’ve written poems and lyrics but never seriously attempted to learn how to accompany myself on an instrument. While it’s intriguing for me to consider performing them one day for an audience, I’m more interested in writing for the artistic aspect of it.

A few years back, I joined a group class to learn how to play in a bluegrass/old time jam circle and was quickly able to play rhythm (and sing!) on all the great standards of the genre. This gave me the confidence I needed to start writing songs with accompaniment – which meant I wanted to get a solid grounding in the fundamentals.

So here I am.

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Welcome to the community Donovan. I’m looking forward to hearing one of your songs someday!

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Welcome to the forum Donovan

welcome Donovan. You’re in a great community here. Glad to have you

Welcome aboard, Donovan. May you do your namesake proud! :sunglasses:

Haha, you’re well ahead of the posse :rofl:
Seriously, jump in and share a recording of some of your songs whenever you feel ready.
There are always willing ears here on the forum :smiley:

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Hi Donovan,
Welcome here and I wish you a lot of fun :sunglasses:
Looking forward to a song from you in the AVOYP section :smiley:

Greetings,Rogier

Hi Donovan, welcome to the community forum. You will find lessons helpful to writing songs scattered throughout Justin’s lessons. Have fun learning how to go from simple to polished songs on the guitar.

Hello Donovan & Welcome!

Welcome Donovan. You’ve come to the right place for constructive feedback on songwriting and playing. Enjoy the ride!!