December 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm #118989
I just joined AM while at our winter home in Thailand. Back in our home in Oregon I have friends to jam and learn with but since I only have a bicycle here so find it difficult to get together with other players. So I am excited to meet friends here on AM and share ideas, challenges, etc.
I played a lot as a teenager/young adult and just started again after 45 years. My main challenge is focusing on a few things rather than jumping from one genre and song to another like a glutton at a smorgasbord. It’s also challenging to find the right place to restart my study and practice since I can’t decide where I fit on the beginner/intermediate spectrum. Oh, I like fingerpicking styles and blues. Greatly appreciate any support and advice from members here!
December 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm #118993
Hey Andy welcome to AM.
Where to start in active melody has stumped many on joining. What I did was pick a song of Brian’s at the level I thought I was at and learn it, after that it was easy to find a lesson for the level I was really at..hahaha
I’m sure others will come along soon with better advice to your questions, support is the main stay of the forum, so you will get plenty of that.
Looking forward to hearing you play.
December 10, 2018 at 7:54 pm #118997
Hi Andy and welcome to the forum and site. Well, we are almost neighbors. Just east of you. I wanted the wife and I to move to Thailand also, but she refused. I’m sure a lot has changed since I was stationed there in the military.
Again welcome aboard.
Playing music on the guitar is like sculpturing your soul with musical notes. 🙂 6stringer pete
The melody of the notes is what expresses the art of music . 🙂 6 stringer Pete
It really is all about ”melody”. The melody comes from a language from our heart. Our heart is the muscle in music harmony. The melody is the sweetness that it pumps into our musical thoughts on the fretboard. 🙂 6 stringer Pete
December 11, 2018 at 7:36 am #119024
Thank u you for your reply. You should just visit here someday. We’re in the far north in Chiang Rai where there is a pretty good music scene.
I’m quite overwhelmed by the volume of material on this site. I’ll dig around until I find a good places for me to start and to concentrate my effort.
Thank you for the encouragement.
December 11, 2018 at 9:46 am #119043
Welcome to AM Andy. You’ll find everything you need here from great lessons, great community support and maybe a jam buddy too. Enjoy!
December 11, 2018 at 10:01 am #119044
welcome Andy. You’re right, the volume of great material here can be overwhelming. Best is to pick something that really resonates with you and dig into it.
ps, one of my favourite guitarists is from Thailand – Vinai T.
December 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm #119047
Welcome Andy. One of my long-time friends (an American German) married a Thai woman and they moved from Germany to her village near Chiang Rai. He recently became a Buddhist monk, and is learning to speak Thai.
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