Live from California...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Frusciantefan, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Frusciantefan

    Frusciantefan Member

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    Hi all.

    My name is Josiah, I'm 22. I live in Sacramento, California, but I'm originally from San Diego.

    I learned how to play guitar at age 9 by watching my dad and uncle play music at churches and events. My dad bought me an old Yamaha to learn on, saying that anyone who wanted to learn guitar should learn on an acustic first. I thought he was crazy at the time, but I see the wisdom of it now.
    I didn't have any money for tapes or cds, so I played whatever I heard on the radio, with my own variations. Then one day when I was jamming with some friends our bass player said, "Dude you sound like John Frusciante."
    I said, "Who?"
    I looked up Frusciante that night, and fell in love with his philosophy. Less is more. It's not about fast, it's about pretty. Music is in you, just let it out. As long as your music is an expression of yourself, don't let anyone tell you it's wrong.
    I was still a begginer, and quite aware of it, but I had a role model. And a few friends that kept encouraging me to keep playing and getting better. One friend in particular told my he liked my playing so often that it started to lose it's meaning. Good times...

    Five guitars, two bands, and seven Chili Peppers' albums later, playing the electric guitar is my passion in life. I try to have a diversified musical influence, as I think that's the only way to get better. I play rock, funk, folk, blues, whatever I feel like at the time. It's all an expression of myself.

    *Cue Paul Harvey voice* And now you know, the rest of the story...
     
  2. innocent_bystander

    innocent_bystander Supporting Member

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  3. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard Josiah!
     
  4. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
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    Jbrax Member

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    Welcome to TGP
     
  6. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Hello Josiah,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  7. HipKitty

    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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    Greetings from Nashville! I lived for several years in San Diego and still have family there!
     
  8. elkym

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    I like Frusciante's approach as well-- but I also like Stevie Ray Vaughan's.
    Welcome. Hope you enjoy things here.
     
  9. c94123

    c94123 Supporting Member

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    Welcome from a fellow Sacramentan. Where you at?
     
  10. Frusciantefan

    Frusciantefan Member

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    Technically I'm in downtown Roseville, but no one ever knows where that is. :) It's only 10 minutes from Sac, so I just tell people that's where I'm from.
     
  11. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Gear Page!
     
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    Welcome to TGP Josiah!
     

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