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Guitar Lessons...

I'm actually thinking of taking guitar lessons. I took about 6 lessons when I first started playing and two more about 5 years later. Everything else I know about guitar is self taught. I always say I know just enough music theory to get me into and out of trouble.

I like the fact that I'm mostly self taught because it's given me a unique sound and perspective, but I'm finding that there's stuff out there I hear that I like but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do it. I can hear what's being done and how it should go easily enough. I guess I've always had a gift that way. But ergonomically, some things aren't happening the way I want them too. I asked Joshy Goering if he'd be willing to help me out. I've known of him for a long time as the former guitar player for Abney Park. And we actually used to talk quite a bit here on LJ until he got rid of his account. But we became friends when Civita played a show with his current band Xanther. It was actually their CD release party. We bonded over the fact that Civita covered a Tool song.

So yeah, I think I may do the unthinkable and actually learn how to play the instrument I've been playing for 25 years now. What a concept.

Here's Joshy rehearsing for the last Abney Park show. They had him back for the last show so that Nathan(nathan_fhtagn ) could play his other instruments and not loose the guitar sound.


 

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meddevi
Jul. 14th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about losing your unique take on things, but rather this will enhance and grow it in a whole new way - because you will still be you, just with a few more tools in your arsenal. Even when one trains to do something formally, it's helpful to get another perspective to breathe new life into it what they're doing.