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cheers for the encouragement babes. Bit difficult starting up in a new town , but I have no doubt I'll find folks eventually.....anyone in aylesbury out there ? lol

You're right of course. even silly ole farts like me need to remember that it's all about the love of music and its sharing....... And one thing I have learnt from being a teacher is that learning is still great fun, no matter how much you already know.

thanks again,

Bright blessings from the Minxy 1


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Strangely, I've been playing for thirty years, not too well I grant you, but hell, considering pops only taught me three chords and told me to get on with it, I don't suppose I did too bad. However, what is has meant is that I mostly play alone, so I haven't really developed my playing very much.

However, now I have a little more time on my hands, and I find that I need to write things down, not least because I want my kids to have the music they've heard me murdering all their lives, I'm not gonna be around for too much longer, and they don't want to lose it.

Many thanks for your time and help my friend, it's much appreciated.


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Many thanks Jerome. Have at least made a start, but it has to be said that it all looks complete nonsense on paper. Could I be the first musician to suffer from musical dyslexia ?

Now how the heck do I discover what key this blasted song is in ?  Never ending questions eh ?  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_confused.gif" border=0 alt="Confused">


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Many thanks James, I'm sure I'm probably just biting off more than I can chew here...... trouble is I always 'hear' the music as a complete piece...accompliments and all, so I tend to over-complicate things............

.......... what's an interval when it's at home  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed">  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif" border=0 alt="Laughing">


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Um....lack of knowledge...music theory has never been my strong point. Tab is no problem, ...well mostly. Standard form however, I wouldn't know where to start.

Yes i know it doesn't make any sense...


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<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_redface.gif" border=0 alt="Embarassed"> <font color="purple"></font>I have been fiddling with a guitar for most of my nearly fifty years. I play piano and various wind instruments. I can read music..... What I can't do is to write music I have composed down on paper. Nor can I afford to purchase software.

Any advice to a shame-faced Gal ?  i realise this is a very basic requirement. but when you have all finished splitting your sides, i really could do with a bit of help.

Many thatks, The Minxy One.