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I don’t know how he does it!




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I've toyed with the idea of taking up guitar in my retirement years, but then I see a video like this and say to myself "Why bother? You'll be dead long before you can be one hundredth as good as he is!"

Have a look at this, a tutorial for one of my all time favourite guitar tunes:




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My thoughts upon retirement were very much the same, although I started playing when I was 16 and messed around for a few years and went steadily downhill from there. I’ve always owned a guitar, or three, since then and one day I’ll get back to it. Unfortunately, my rheumatoid arthritis has, sort of, got in the way and my fingers won’t do what I’m telling them to do but I’m definitely going to get back to it. Here’s another I’d love to be able to play well but... 🙄




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Muteswan wrote:
11 May 2021 10:57
My thoughts upon retirement were very much the same, although I started playing when I was 16 and messed around for a few years and went steadily downhill from there. I’ve always owned a guitar, or three, since then and one day I’ll get back to it. Unfortunately, my rheumatoid arthritis has, sort of, got in the way and my fingers won’t do what I’m telling them to do but I’m definitely going to get back to it. Here’s another I’d love to be able to play well but... 🙄

A great piece of music, Mutey, from the lead guitarist of my all time favourite band, 'Yes'. I'm a bit like Darren and Cheap Trick in that respect. I've booked tickets for the Steve Howe version of the Yes band on their much postponed European tour next year, for Rome in May. Here's hoping Steve Howe and I are both still alive then!



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We appear to have similar tastes in music, my favourite band also ’Yes’. I’m assuming we are about the same age as well then. I’m a very young 68. 😜



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Muteswan wrote:
11 May 2021 12:54
We appear to have similar tastes in music, my favourite band also ’Yes’. I’m assuming we are about the same age as well then. I’m a very young 68. 😜
I'm an even younger 66 (in two weeks' time).



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Pegojack wrote:
11 May 2021 12:46
Muteswan wrote:
11 May 2021 10:57
My thoughts upon retirement were very much the same, although I started playing when I was 16 and messed around for a few years and went steadily downhill from there. I’ve always owned a guitar, or three, since then and one day I’ll get back to it. Unfortunately, my rheumatoid arthritis has, sort of, got in the way and my fingers won’t do what I’m telling them to do but I’m definitely going to get back to it. Here’s another I’d love to be able to play well but... 🙄

A great piece of music, Mutey, from the lead guitarist of my all time favourite band, 'Yes'. I'm a bit like Darren and Cheap Trick in that respect. I've booked tickets for the Steve Howe version of the Yes band on their much postponed European tour next year, for Rome in May. Here's hoping Steve Howe and I are both still alive then!
I saw Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman in Cardiff in 2017.
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Pegojack wrote:
11 May 2021 12:46
Muteswan wrote:
11 May 2021 10:57
My thoughts upon retirement were very much the same, although I started playing when I was 16 and messed around for a few years and went steadily downhill from there. I’ve always owned a guitar, or three, since then and one day I’ll get back to it. Unfortunately, my rheumatoid arthritis has, sort of, got in the way and my fingers won’t do what I’m telling them to do but I’m definitely going to get back to it. Here’s another I’d love to be able to play well but... 🙄

A great piece of music, Mutey, from the lead guitarist of my all time favourite band, 'Yes'. I'm a bit like Darren and Cheap Trick in that respect. I've booked tickets for the Steve Howe version of the Yes band on their much postponed European tour next year, for Rome in May. Here's hoping Steve Howe and I are both still alive then!
I don’t know if you knew that Steve Howe’s son Dylan is a drummer, he played at Swansea Jazz a while ago. 👍
Also Bill Bruford has played there too. 😊



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Pegojack wrote:
11 May 2021 10:27
I've toyed with the idea of taking up guitar in my retirement years, but then I see a video like this and say to myself "Why bother? You'll be dead long before you can be one hundredth as good as he is!"

Have a look at this, a tutorial for one of my all time favourite guitar tunes:

You don't have to get that good to have a lot of fun though. Plenty of simple songs to play. Just get a comfortable guitar for you-I have a Fender Malibu-small parlour-style body and short 24 inch scale. Lot's of fun and a great way to rid stress. Had guitars on and off for years and always been dreadful-lockdown and time to practice has changed that and I am just bad now!



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I bought an electric guitar when I was a teenager, I was expecting to sound like Carlos Santana after a few weeks but I sounded more like Carlos the jackal, decided it was too much hard work and sold it, bought a synth with the money , that was more fun, wish I had kept that synth, worth a bit now


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Best_loser wrote:
12 May 2021 12:06
I bought an electric guitar when I was a teenager, I was expecting to sound like Carlos Santana after a few weeks but I sounded more like Carlos the jackal, decided it was too much hard work and sold it, bought a synth with the money , that was more fun, wish I had kept that synth, worth a bit now
Vintage analogue synths are worth a fair bit now-plenty of new and relatively cheap synths out there from 50 quid basic ribbon synths to serious mono and polyphonic with quite decent sequencers built in. I have a basic synth pedal for guitar but does not have any capacity to vary wave forms or LFO-just attack, arpeggio and low and high pass filters-but a decent polyphonic sounds from chords.



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Professor wrote:
12 May 2021 12:44
Best_loser wrote:
12 May 2021 12:06
I bought an electric guitar when I was a teenager, I was expecting to sound like Carlos Santana after a few weeks but I sounded more like Carlos the jackal, decided it was too much hard work and sold it, bought a synth with the money , that was more fun, wish I had kept that synth, worth a bit now
Vintage analogue synths are worth a fair bit now-plenty of new and relatively cheap synths out there from 50 quid basic ribbon synths to serious mono and polyphonic with quite decent sequencers built in. I have a basic synth pedal for guitar but does not have any capacity to vary wave forms or LFO-just attack, arpeggio and low and high pass filters-but a decent polyphonic sounds from chords.
I still have several analogue synths from the 70s & early 80s and I've had plenty that have come & gone over the years too and, as Best_loser says, great fun. Had a Mellotron too for a few years in the mid-70s, extraordinary machine but temperamental.



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I’m so good Rick Nielsen once thanked me for the guitar lessons.
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