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Let's Give Credit to the Ones Who Got You Started

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Guitar Miscellaneous Forum · 7/5/2003 12:58 AM
When I was first learning guitar, Steve Kurtz told me to "take home" a '72 Sunburst Les Paul, and a Peavey Duece, and simply said, "Return it when you are through...."
Hell, I had it for seven or eight months!!!!

I have to give thanks to him, and also to Rich Geist(Where are you,man?!!!) for introducing me to music.

My question would be, without the "Claptons", or the "Pages", who honestly, was THE most influential individual in your life, musically?

I have to go with Steve Kurtz, and Mr. Richard Geist (Rich, I haven't seen you in 19 years! Imagine what we could do now!)

Who means the most to ya?! Thanks.....
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7/8/2003 4:11 PM

Jason Henderson (5681) wrote:

I would have to thank my mom, cause she got me my first guitar and taught me my first chords,
my friend Albert who kept me going and gave me motivation and some skill,
and quit possibly all my friends who come over and let me play, and saythat I have some talent. Thanks guys.


and of course, Wholenote!



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7/13/2003 5:54 PM

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Thanks J, I actually a few friends who kept it interesting, the two I mentioned in post were the ones I really clicked with!

We loved the same style of music, y'know...

...most of the other guys set out to be "slingers", a lot of the really heavy stuff. Hard to get them to sit still through a few bars of the blues!!!!!!

Thanks Buddy, Bob.

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7/8/2003 9:22 PM

Emily Burns (555) wrote:

Well, who really made me want to pick up a
guitar (believe it or not) was MTV. I saw this
program on there called do what, and it was
showing you a whole bunch of different things
and how to do them such as dance, sing, rap,
and play guitar. Everyone once in a while the
show would cut to Dweezil(sp?) Zappa
showing Carson Daly how to play the gtr. and
from that point on I knew I wanted a guitar.
Now as far as who made me really get into it
was the Beatles. And last but not least the
person who inspires me to discover and try
new things is my very good friend Doug. He's
about 15 yr's older than me and he's been
playing ever since he was 12. He really
helped me to broaden my horizons and I can
never thank him enough for it. Broadening my
musical horizon's opened up a whole other
level of playing to me, and I will be forever
grateful.



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7/8/2003 11:13 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

We all have our Dougs! And we should be thankful for them!!

Sweet.... ...that is the reason for my post, thank you......

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7/8/2003 10:42 PM

Mike Rapp (4671) wrote:

As far as guitar goes, I really can't say there is anyone who personally influenced me when I was starting. I don't think I even played with another guitarist until I was about 19. Musically though, my Grandfather played the banjo, my Mom played the piano, and my Uncle was a jazz drummer in his younger days, so I guess I can thank them for being accepting of my desire to play when I was a young lad and for maybe giving me a little musical aptitude.

-mike

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7/9/2003 3:08 PM

Larry Magri (3259) wrote:

For me Elvis, Motown, Beatles music got me into music. From there it was Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page got me wanting to play guitar. When I got into High School, the school offered Guitar all 4 years of High School. Thats how I learned how to play Chords, Notes, Basic Blues Scales, and some Theory. The rest was all self taught from listening to my favorite albums and figuring out the songs I wanted to play

Larry



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7/10/2003 2:24 AM

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Have anyone you enjoyed jamming with, a rhythm guy, or a lead guy?

When nobody was around, I found that jamming with a little tape deck worked well!



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7/10/2003 3:46 AM

Larry Magri (3259) wrote:

nver really jammmed with other guys. from the start was always 3 or 4 part band 4th member was singer, other then that I write and overdub to myself

Larry

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7/10/2003 12:20 AM

Rex Jones (12455) wrote:

I'm not sure where in the thread this will end up but...

Happy Birthday my friend !

You do add content around here :-)
And I dig your Jazz Yodeling lessons ;-)
Happy Birthday buddy !
Unc'

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7/10/2003 6:17 AM

Dominic Hatchuel (4861) wrote:

my dad, probably. i think i'm a lot better now than he is now, but in his day he was awesome to listen to; the only guitarist in johannesburg who could play anji on a 12 string.

now he doesn't get as much time to play, so i generally perform better than he does, but if he did he'd put me to shame. it's a pity he doesn't play so much anymore, but there you go.

without his influence, i'd probably never have started playing.

cheers
big c.a. jones

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