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OT New here #3003732 08/17/19 10:42 PM
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Hi Peeps smile
I did read the rules and placed OT in title. So if this is not allowed, I apologize, you can delete and tazer me at will. hitt My name is David, im 47 from Boston Massachusetts (hey no making fun of me blush ) and been playing guitar most of my life. I did put my guitar down the last few years, and just recently picked it back up. I focus mostly in the instrumental rock category, but always willing to step out on occasion. My main idol Is Joe Satriani, as hes given me the most inspiration of all guitarists. Instrumental rock for guys that cant sing (ME LOL) so I guess thats why Joe has given me, my place musically.

I wont claim to be much, as Ive never had a lesson in my life. So if you guys throw crazy scales at me, I wont have an idea what you mean. Im sure ive played those scales, just dont know its name. smile I'll try to participate the best I can. I also have a demented sense of humor. So dont always take me serious grin


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Welcome DavidFord, relax, we are not too picky around here. I play mostly minor and major pentatonic scales mixed in with some full major and minor scales, mostly blues rock. I am as uneducated a musician as you can get. I took about 10 lessons from 2 great teachers the late Emily Remler. And Bob Aslanian, whose claim to fame is as Al DeMeola's guitar teacher. But in the end I stuck with blues and blues rock.


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Re: OT New here [Re: DavidFord] #3003741 08/17/19 11:20 PM
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Awesome! I thank you! smile


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Re: OT New here [Re: DavidFord] #3003753 08/18/19 12:26 AM
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Thank you! smile


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Re: OT New here [Re: DavidFord] #3003762 08/18/19 01:47 AM
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Welcome aboard David Ford! I have a theory that the players that claim they never needed scales actually do play them and just don't know they are doing it LOL! You, on the other hand recognize that you have been playing the same intervals without knowing the names of the scales or the theory behind them which is a major/minor step in the right direction IMHO...It's good to have you on board and you gave us the kind of intro we like to see (i.e. telling us a little bit about yourself!). thu


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Thank you Larryz. One of my biggest personality traits was honesty. In my earlier days, I used to come off as the next Eddie Van Halen. Thought I knew it all. Only to find out, I didnt know sh**. It took a really great guitar player to put me in my place. Hard lesson? Yes. But a very needed one. Now I have no problem, inspiring other guitar players, and taking a back seat and enjoying their work. I think we all need a reminder, that the only bad guitar player, is a player who quits. So I didnt want to come on here acting all that and then some grin


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@ David, You've got the chops to inspire many guitar players! cool


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Welcome to the GPF, DavidFord!

Here's a favorite of mine, that you might like, too:




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HAHAHA Thank you Larryz. Im sure the more time I spend I here, you guys will do just the same for me.

Caevan, I'll be honest with you. The only one I knew there was Joe. But what an amazing treat youve just given me with the video. Im not sure, but my take on the video, is we have 3 different backgrounds. The vocals sound as if she does alternative, the trumpet sounds to me like the great Chuck Manjione (jazz) and Satch. The song was wonderfully done, as all three backgrounds blend together as one. This was great!! smile


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Welcome, David! wave Hope you find the forum enjoyable and informative. I have since 2003. There are a lot of great folks here!

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Thanks BiC smile


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Welcome aboard David.
This board is one of the friendlier boards on line, and most of everyone is laidback.


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Thank you Lokair Very much.

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Laid back hopefully with an instrument in their hands LOL. Except for drummers, cause, you know, that would hurt smile

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Originally Posted by DavidFord
Hi Peeps smile
I did read the rules and placed OT in title. So if this is not allowed, I apologize, you can delete and tazer me at will. hitt My name is David, im 47 from Boston Massachusetts (hey no making fun of me blush ) and been playing guitar most of my life. I did put my guitar down the last few years, and just recently picked it back up. I focus mostly in the instrumental rock category, but always willing to step out on occasion. My main idol Is Joe Satriani, as hes given me the most inspiration of all guitarists. Instrumental rock for guys that cant sing (ME LOL) so I guess thats why Joe has given me, my place musically.

I wont claim to be much, as Ive never had a lesson in my life. So if you guys throw crazy scales at me, I wont have an idea what you mean. Im sure ive played those scales, just dont know its name. smile I'll try to participate the best I can. I also have a demented sense of humor. So dont always take me serious grin


What took you so long ? j/k. grin

You have excellent chops, brother !

Let me know if you need help or advice with fame and/or fortune wink
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What took you so long ? j/k. grin


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Thank you Greg!

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Re: OT New here [Re: DavidFord] #3004492 08/22/19 09:49 AM
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Hello and welcome DavidFord
Thank you for your kind commemts about my injury.
As a quick background, I am a singer songwriter guitarist, and I perform with a kind of
theatrical group in Tokyo. Pleasure to meet you.


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Originally Posted by skipclone 1
Hello and welcome DavidFord
Thank you for your kind commemts about my injury.
As a quick background, I am a singer songwriter guitarist, and I perform with a kind of
theatrical group in Tokyo. Pleasure to meet you.



You are very welcome slipclone! Dont like too see any musician go through that. Just getting a paper cut, can make playing tough. I wish that on nobody. Oh nice, what kind of music do you perform in Tokyo? Is a pleasure to meet you too. smile

PS: Im liking your "Crystal Eyes" song!! Real nice work there. Superb guitar leads in it!! smile

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Re: OT New here [Re: DavidFord] #3004591 08/22/19 08:27 PM
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Welcome to our little corner of the Internet, David! You've already seemed to fit right in!

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Hi David
It's a little complicated-as a guitarist
I do originals and covers. For the other gig I usually do the pop charts. I`m not a hip hop fan but I like EDM. I sing over backing tracks.
Thanks very much for checking out my songs-`Crystal Eyes` officially got stuck in a friend`s head eariler this year☺. For that song, I deliberately slowed down and tried to play tastefully rather than just fast.


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