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Hockey fan / guitar learner

Thanks to Debra Jean :) THE BESTUS

Welcome Home

Ok you've found me now what? I'm a 40 yr old semi-beginner. I enjoy what I refer to as technical rock. I refuse to use the term instrumental because of some of the bands it conjures up in people's minds that I do not listen to or like. What you will find on this site (WholeNote) is what most of us have been lacking in our communicative skills. The ability to communicate through music and about it. While a lot of the people on here are somewhat conservative, they are also very helpful and genuinely are willing to share their knowledge with you if your serious about learning. All they (admins) ask is to please try to follow the rules or guidelines. Mi casa su casa.

My guitar

After starting off with a knock-off japanese acoustic (good quality) I lost interest in the guitar for quite a while and went into the USMC. Fill in a 20+ year gap here.

From there I managed to save up for an Ibanez GSA-60 blue and worked on trying to learn what I'd given up on years before. Having the good fortune of acquiring a lump sum of money a few years back, I purchased an Ibanez JS1000BTB from Rich Harris at This is a gorgeous Transparent blue color with burnt marks imbedded into the coloring on the grain in some areas. If you've never seen one, I've got a pic posted on the right. (Compliments to DJ for the pic) I highly recommend that if your in the market for a good guitar you check out Rich's web page. He sells top quality Ibanez guitars with a set-up that you just can't get in most music stores. Below is a list of some of my favorite guitarists and songs. I also am a huge fan of hockey (SAN JOSE SHARKS) and I have actively been a saltwater marine hobbyist for over 25 years. Ironic? Enjoy the site and I hope you learn and find what your looking for.

Musical Influences

  • Joe Satriani / Robert Cray / Peter Frampton/ Ritchie Blackmore
  • Vinnie Moore / Vernon Reid / Steve Vai/ Al Dimeola
  • Elliot Randall / Jeff Beck / Carlos Santana/ George Benson

Favorite Recordings

  • Chords of Life - Joe Satriani / Do You Feel Like I do - Peter Frampton
  • Shambala - Three Dog Night / Bittersweet - Big Head Todd and the Monsters
  • Ah Leah - Donnie Iris / All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix / Cult of Personality - Living Colour