Greetings from Las Vegas NV.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ZENTISH, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. ZENTISH

    ZENTISH Member

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    Hi all, I just retired a few month's ago and finally have the time learn to play guitar. When I was about 19 yrs old in 1971 I bought a Gibson ES335TD and learned some chords and stuff, then a couple years later I got married and didn't keep up with my playing as much and ended up trading my 335 for an Ovation acoustic with nylon strings (stupid LOL). Then after a while I just quit and sold the Ovation as no time to play (job, kids, wife,etc)
    So here I am with lots of time on my hands, so I bought a Peerless Retromatic 131 guitar and dragged the old 1952 Danelectro Challenger Model C amp out of the closet where it sat for the last 20yrs after I bought it at a ham radio store for $130.00. I plugged it in and it still works but I have to have it gone through and have the caps replaced (still the originals).
    Looking forward to getting advice about how to proceed learning to play, Maybe find a teacher or go to a guitar teaching website and learn there?
    Anyway that's my story, TISH
     
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  2. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
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  4. ZENTISH

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  5. El Vee

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    Welcome. What type of music are you interested in playing? Knowing will help people direct you to a site or teacher. Good luck!
     
  6. Chimuelo

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    Some great players to be found on the hundreds of stage surrounding the Casinos.
    Check out the Sand Dollar on the weekends.
     
  7. ZENTISH

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    Hi guys, I'm interested in playing blues and classic rock.
    I found guitar lessons real close to my house at a place called "Brill Music Academy" and already had one lesson with Tom who also likes blues and such like me.
    I can now play "Shuffle Blues in A Major" all the way through without mistakes! Can't wait for my next lesson this afternoon.
    Ya- the Sand Dollar Lounge has some great music-saw Stoney Curtis there awhile back. Also the Railhead Lounge host blues players on Thur- going to see Gary Hoey next month.
     
  8. Budroe

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    Welcome from another Nevada boy! I just started playing, too...similar story. I'm also looking for lessons.
     
  9. ZENTISH

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    Hi, Bud!! If your looking for lessons I recommend "Tom" at Brill Music Academy, He is teaching me to play blues. I don't know the going price for lessons around town as I tried these guys first and its running me about 130 a month for 30 min once a week. I've learned so much in the 3 lessons that I've had! I only knew first position chords and now he has me learning chords that go up and down the neck, I'm loving it!
     
  10. 67blackcherry

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    Former Vegas native, born & bred, lived there from '63-'84...welcome aboard and keep at it! YouTube is a great place for video lessons, to supplement your teacher!
     

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