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#51 2008-08-05 07:56:24

Doug_Smith
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From: Western Oregon,US
Registered: 2008-07-22
Posts: 909

Re: how old is every one?

Playing at it for 37 years and hope to have another 37 to get really good at it!
Disneyland, McDonalds and I all share the same birth year....  1955, guess that makes me 53.  But most days I feel only half that, and usually when I'm making music.

Keep playing it just gets easier!

Take Care;  Doug


"what is this quintessence of dust?"  - Shakespeare

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#52 2008-08-19 12:26:28

eftpos
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Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 28

Re: how old is every one?

43 here. Live in New Zealand.
Been playing about 5 years. Yes still a puppy.
6 guitars and a banjo here.
My aim is to sit in my backyard and play when I retire.
I had a mid life crisis about not playing and decided to get off my butt and learn. I'm so pleased I did.
I still think you can't tell someone who doesn't play how great it makes you feel to play.
It just takes you somewhere.
I've even educated the new girlfriend to give me space when I'm playing.

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#53 2008-08-19 18:14:48

tubatooter1940
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From: Alabama Gulf Coast
Registered: 2008-06-24
Posts: 1812
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Re: how old is every one?

Started tuba at 13, trumpet at 16, guitar at 26, lead singing at 28 and trombone at age 30.
My wife worked as a printer and allowed me to play in bar bands for over 20 years.
I'm 67 now and I play tuba with John Reno and the Half-Fast Creekers at our local beaches and on the road. Just finished a third C.D. with the Creekers. We fly to Seattle Sept. 3rd for a three concert series. My tuba is going Fedex (scary).
http://www.myspace.com/johnrenomusic
I am glad to still be able to play AC/DC rhythm guitar lines on my old Gibson for my 7 year old skateboarder grandson who is learning to drum and lead sing at the same time.


We pronounce it "Guf Coast".
Ya'll wanna go down to the Guf?

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#54 2008-08-19 18:50:35

bensonp
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From: Hurricane UT
Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 3711

Re: how old is every one?

I'm 57.  I started palying guitar at age 12, but never stuck with it.  I'd play for a couple of months and put it away for several years.  That's the story of my life.  Since I retired two years ago, I have found out that practicing everyday makes you better.  I wish I would have stuck with it through the years.


You can see all my video covers on http://www.youtube.com/bensonp1000
I have finally found happiness in my life.  Guitars, singing, beer and camping.  And they all intertwine wonderfully.

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#55 2008-08-20 23:23:53

Flatpicker 55
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Registered: 2008-07-20
Posts: 110

Re: how old is every one?

I'm 53 and a half...been strumming chords for 30 odd years on and off now been flatpicking
for 2 years bluegrass style with full attention and is paying off love the sounds I can now
create..any learners please keep at it ..find your style and play..it will come....:d

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#56 2008-08-28 19:31:41

Radchael1975
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From: Ipswich, UK
Registered: 2008-05-20
Posts: 101

Re: how old is every one?

I'm 33.   I 1st learned to play guitar at school, at the age of 11/12.  I gave up after a year, & all i learned went out of my head!  I've always regretted not keeping it up, & in May this year i aquired an old classical guitar.  I got myself a book, learned some chords,  & started looking up simple songs on the internet to play.  Since then, the number of chords i can play has grown, therfore so has the list of songs.  I also have an electric guitar (Ibanez GAX70) & a lovely new acoustic.  I estimate that i play for at least 3 hours a day, more if i can. I love it!


The time to be happy, is NOW !

Freshman acoustic, IbanezGAX70, MarshallMG15cd, Digitech:RP100

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#57 2008-08-28 20:10:10

JimBusch
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Registered: 2006-11-17
Posts: 40

Re: how old is every one?

I am 61, live in Loretto, MN, USA, have been playing since my mid-20's, acoustic, electric, and bass in a church band.

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#58 2008-08-28 20:48:27

henryb
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From: Lhanbryde
Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 204

Re: how old is every one?

OK, I,m 60 years young , why are you kids not in bed .lol

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#59 2008-09-06 15:05:30

fuzzblue
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From: Japan
Registered: 2008-07-18
Posts: 17

Re: how old is every one?

I attained the ripe ole age of 60 in Feb this year, started playing at 11 and still learning never quit, now't wrong with being young
plenty wrong with getting old! You young uns are the future of the guitar, good luck to you all. Most of all enjoy!


Learning to play guitar is hard, giving up is near impossible!

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#60 2008-09-17 15:26:37

jaminfesteddonkey
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2007-09-23
Posts: 84
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Re: how old is every one?

I'm only 12!
smile

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#61 2008-09-18 03:02:22

DrewDruncan
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Registered: 2007-12-24
Posts: 67

Re: how old is every one?

I turned 49 two days ago.

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#62 2008-09-18 16:54:41

wilcovecrue
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From: cornwall
Registered: 2008-07-21
Posts: 42

Re: how old is every one?

im 18
playing since age 10


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and alcohol!

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#63 2008-09-25 10:26:37

slaya
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2008-02-11
Posts: 75

Re: how old is every one?

14

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#64 2008-10-22 19:47:38

Fury_H
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Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 2

Re: how old is every one?

20 old

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#65 2008-10-22 23:26:14

badeye
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From: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Registered: 2006-09-02
Posts: 2845

Re: how old is every one?

DrewDruncan wrote:

I turned 49 two days ago.

Mee too.  we have the same b-day     6:45 AM  10/20/59.

Badeye  cool

Last edited by badeye (2008-10-22 23:27:32)


one caper after another

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#66 2008-10-25 06:58:31

Nerak28
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From: Melbourne
Registered: 2008-04-19
Posts: 1

Re: how old is every one?

29 and only only just starting out on the guitar this year!
Total newbee :-D

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#67 2008-10-25 08:03:41

Royce Drake
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From: Anchorage
Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 82

Re: how old is every one?

I'm 39-19 . . .

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#68 2008-10-25 09:46:26

Roger Guppy
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From: Almancil, Algarve, Portugal
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Re: how old is every one?

Royce Drake wrote:

I'm 39-19 . . .

Royce we are obviously on the same wavelength as I am 61 going on 16 lol


Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

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#69 2008-10-25 14:26:05

Backagain61
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Registered: 2007-12-13
Posts: 27

Re: how old is every one?

You are all babies, just babies.....I'll be 62 in less than 30 days....Good God, 14 years, 20 years, 16 years old....I got underware older than most of you!!! LMAO



"If you can't feel the music, you can't play it"

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#70 2008-10-26 04:19:25

Royce Drake
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From: Anchorage
Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 82

Re: how old is every one?

Royce Drake wrote:
I'm 39-19 . . .

Roger Guppy replied:
Royce we are obviously on the same wavelength as I am 61 going on 16

Roger . . . not quite . . . my 39-19 means 58 . . . doing it your way I'd probably be 58-16

R

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#71 2008-10-26 08:53:05

Roger Guppy
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From: Almancil, Algarve, Portugal
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Posts: 4662
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Re: how old is every one?

Ooops,

Still at least I made you out to be younger than you are. The last time I got an age wrong I made a lady out to be older than she was. I offered to be whipped or keel hauled but she settled for a song I wrote for her lol.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

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#72 2008-11-04 03:47:06

captainsadler67
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From: NorCal USA
Registered: 2008-02-28
Posts: 4
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Re: how old is every one?

I'm 16. Started playing acoustic two years ago, and started playing rock/metal rythym guitar last year. I think I can play some decent music, but I've never played with anyone else. It sounds good to me though...


Adrenaline starts to flow-
You're thrashing all around-
Actin' like a maniac-
WHIPLASH!

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#73 2008-11-04 16:22:02

deaken316
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Registered: 2007-06-04
Posts: 64

Re: how old is every one?

14

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#74 2008-11-04 17:03:48

JimBusch
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Registered: 2006-11-17
Posts: 40

Re: how old is every one?

61. I've got the hots for my wife.

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#75 2008-11-18 15:52:48

Hackett
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Registered: 2008-11-18
Posts: 2

Re: how old is every one?

46, just a youngster

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