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User Name: jeremy
Total GKN Activity Points: 855
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Age: 45
Number of Instruments Played: 1
Member Since: 8/20/2005
Last Visit: 7/14/2015
Tabs Created: 6
Public Lessons: 3
Woodshed Postings: 0
Duels Entered: 3
Duels Won: 2

My Musical Knowledge

Instruments I Play:

Electric GuitarYears Playing: 34Proficiency: Advanced

My Approach to Learning and Playing:

I learn mostly by using tablature. I like to use Powertab because it helps to have the audio since I donít read music. I also use Powertab for transcribing for the same reason. Exercises are an important part of learning for me because it helps me to physically pull off the things that Iím trying to learn. But I donít prefer nonmusical exercises. Like, instead of running chromatic scales I tend to use scale shapes in my exercises that I would use to play common scales. And for me it helps to have a program. Otherwise Iíll progress too slowly because Iíll waste too much time trying to figure out what I need to work on each time I sit down to play. Probably the most important part of learning for me is just playing. Whether itís with people or recordings. Most of my playing time is spent doing that.
 
My Musical Education:

Mostly self-administered. Only took lessons for a couple months to get me started with my first guitar when I was 12. But of course you learn something from everyone that you communicate with in any way about music.
 
My Musical Influences:

It all goes back to Mick Mars when I was 12. He was the first guy who got me interested in guitar. And then Ace Frehley once I discovered Kiss. Those are the guys that made me want to play. I wouldnít say that their style of playing really influenced me though. Kerry King is the guy that really influenced my playing. And Alex Lifeson had a profound effect on my playing. And then artists like Tori Amos and James Taylor have had some effect on my approach to music. But mostly I just try to be myself.
 
My Learning Resources:

Again, using Powertab has been monumental to me. The Powertab community of transcribers is a great resource for me as well as sites like GKN. GKN has always been my favorite instructional site.
 
About My Music:
This is a song that I wrote and produced called Ainīt Nothinī Left.

This is a song that I wrote and produced called Is Never Enough?.

This is a song that I wrote and produced called Feelings Like a Song.

This is a song that I wrote and produced called All We Gotta Do is Die.

This is a song that I wrote and produced called Time to Be.

This is a song that I wrote and produced called Because You Loved Me.

My Gear
Electric Guitar
Make: Gibson
Model: Les Paul Standard
Year Acqired:
1994
Price Paid:
$ 1000.00
Comment:
This is my main guitar and rig for recording and jamming with other people. I have over 20 guitars. I´ll get around to posting my other favorites in the near future.
Other
Make: Other
Model: Recording Equipment
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 3000.00
Comment:
This is my DAW workspace

top shelf: HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop * Windows 7 Professional 64-bit * 4G RAM * 140G Internal HD * running Sonar 8 Producer Edition and Sony CD Architect

mounted under top shelf: Rockman preamp and Edirol FA-66 24-bit FireWire audio interface

second shelf down: Roland R-8 MKII drum machine

third shelf down: dual cassette recorder and stereo receiver/amplifier

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