James

Location:

Chicago, IL

Member since:

March 6, 2012

What kind of axe ya got?

I would hardly qualify my Yamaha Acoustic as an "axe." It's my mainstay though. Someone recently gave me an Ibanez Gio electric guitar. On curiosity of quality, I googled it. The stand-out reviews included words like "re-gift" and "firewood."

What kind of music do you like to listen to/play?

I'm into listening to all kinds of music but I have a real jonesing to play Robert Johnson style blues (Delta blues?). Add to that jazz and swing with finger picking. I love the sound of one guitar sounding like three.

What would you like to see/do at a guitar meet-up group?

I'd love to meet up with people who want to learn to play music just out of their reach. What I mean by that is, pushing to learn music just out of one's technical level. I'm at a place in my ability where I can play (and understand) moveable chords. I have a rudimentary understanding of major, minor and pentatonic scales. I see chords as knots that need to be unraveled. I do NOT however have the know how to do that. I'd love to play with people who want to learn how to unknot them.

Introduction

I had a buddy years ago say, "You put that guitar in its case, you'll never take it out again." Turns out he was right. I have twenty years of guitar expereince under my belt -- 20 minus the 10 years it was in the closet, in its case.


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