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Post by AngelEyesNC » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Hello all! I just found this page a few days ago and decided to set up an account.

I'm 37 years old and I live in Greensboro, NC, USA. I've been playing for about 3 years now, though I really started taking it seriously and practicing all the time about 6 months ago. I learned on an old, cheap acoustic that my wife's dad gave her before he passed away. In the past year or so I've bought two electrics from a friend of mine that used to work in a music shop here in Greensboro. The first one I got was an Agile 2000. It's a Les Paul knockoff from Rondo, but it's a really great guitar. A few months later he sold me his Classic Vibe Squire strat. I've also got a Fender Mustang amp, which is perfect for me seeing as how I don't plan on playing gigs anytime soon.

One of the first things I learned how to play was a basic 12 bar blues. Ever since then I've been watching online lessons and talking to whoever I can about the blues. I'd learn how to play a 12 bar in a different key, or learn a nice lick or turnaround, but it seemed like I just couldn't fit it all together. When I found this page and read some of the articles something just clicked and now I feel like I have a better understanding of how to play from a theory standpoint. I'm still a long way from where I want to be but I'm playing and improving everyday.

Just thought I'd start a thread and introduce myself. I think I'm going to enjoy my time here. Now I've got to figure out something clever to say for my signature....

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Post by Pena » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:59 pm

:welcome: AngelEyesNC... glad you found to this great site.
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Post by tytlblues » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:01 pm

:welcome: Awesome place you found yourself to! Welcome aboard :)


" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"

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Post by VikingBlues » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:00 pm

:welcome: to the 12bar forum.

Hope you enjoy it here. You've found a great place to learn about blues. Some very knowledgable and skilled blues guys here, and friendly too! :D

The Agile and Classic Vibe are two good guitars for a range of blues - and certainly excellent choices for your first two electrics. I've been looking at Mustangs for a while but haven't done anything yet - I'll be interested to see if there's any feedback on your questions on it. Seems like a good piece of gear.
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Post by HalfBlindLefty » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:16 pm

AngelEyesNC You found us :) GOOD find :welcome:
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....

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Post by 12bar » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:30 pm

:welcome: to this friendly Blues site! It sounds like you're on a good way. Feel free to ask us or upload something to discuss...

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Post by Blindboy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:28 am

:welcome: From NM.
This is by far the best blues guitar site on the web. :big_smile:
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Post by MichaelRobinson » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:02 am

:welcome: This is the right plays for blues and friendly people you will meet here. :music2:

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Post by 2WheelsOfBlues » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:48 pm

:wave: angeleyes :welcome: here
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