I've Been Playing For Almost 35 Years!!!

I was lucky in that my father, mother, and older sister all played a little. I started out playing a lot of folk music, although the first song I learned was Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones! My mom showed me the B Minor it starts on, after I had worked out the rest myself. I quickly added some classic rock, and blues. I play a lot of slide guitar, in open ' E ' tuning. I don't know much jazz,and basically no punk, thrash, or metal.

 

I'm looking to start another band or join an existing one here in NYC. I've also recently begun to play bass.

 

Jack

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4 Responses Feb 16, 2010

I use a generic glass slide every once in a while, but recently I started using one that was cut for me off of a piece of chrome pipe. It is longer than one you can buy.<br />
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Good question, HtH13!

I've been playing a long time also. When ever I was down, I'd pick up that guitar and 4 hours would pass like lightning. I've had several bands of my own, and currently playing now in upstate N.Y.. It's mostly Roots Of Rock, but we do a lot of classic stuff too. I know what you mean about losing the interest. But, then again, when the jobs start coming back in, you get the incentive back. Good Luck.<br />
Reeno

" The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know anything! " - George Harrison.<br />
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I do okay- but there was a period of time over the last ten years during which I lost the love of doing really anything, including music. This was due to a failed engagement.<br />
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In hindsight, marrying her would have been a huge mistake for both of us!<br />
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Now I am enjoying playing every day again.<br />
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Thanks,<br />
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Jack

after a lifetime of music, im sure u play like a professional :)