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Playing guitar
#1
The best thing I've done - ever - to relieve stress is to learn how to play guitar - badly!

I will never be much good at it, fingers don't stretch too far, age (!) and I procrastinate ie tend to just like playing the chords I know without learning and mastering more!  I could get better with practice, I know that that's the one fundamental rule, but I can't be bothered!  I just like playing tunes.

Songs for sad moments, songs for thrashing out, singalongs, I like to have a go at them all.


So here I am playing 'The Winner Takes It All' - Abba

If you play, then don't be shy, put up your video, it won't be worse than mine...and even if you think it is then all credit to you for putting it on here.

By the way, I do requests (if they're not hard!) so feel free to ask, I will try and learn a song for you!





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMwD1p8X...rt_radio=1
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#2
Hi, if I hadn't broken my violin a few weeks ago (accidentally, I hasten to add) - I'd be tempted to do this. Of course I'd chicken out because there's no way I could ACTUALLY put myself out there like that but I WOULD think about it.

I'm glad you've found something that brings you joy.
I'm an Optimistic Pessimist. I'm absolutely POSITIVE that it's all going to go horribly wrong...

Marge: I'm not afraid
Grampa: Then you're not paying close enough attention
(from episode entitled 'Strong Arms of the Ma')
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#3
(03-30-2020, 06:11 AM)I\m Fine Wrote: Hi, if I hadn't broken my violin a few weeks ago (accidentally, I hasten to add) - I'd be tempted to do this. Of course I'd chicken out because there's no way I could ACTUALLY put myself out there like that but I WOULD think about it.

I'm glad you've found something that brings you joy.

Thankyou.

I'd love to see you playing violin!  Get it fixed, then get yourself out there my friend!

Relish all comments, even if they say 'You m*ther f**king prick, you burst my eardrums and play like a pig!" Such things are character building and help to build a thick skin  Cool

Never forget to 'Lol' it and thank them for their comments. 

Meanwhile, here's another!

  



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRCgdx2YOU
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#4
Given the situation, I doubt that I'm going to be able to get it fixed (or replaced) any time soon but thanks.

If it helps, I liked your rendition Smile
I'm an Optimistic Pessimist. I'm absolutely POSITIVE that it's all going to go horribly wrong...

Marge: I'm not afraid
Grampa: Then you're not paying close enough attention
(from episode entitled 'Strong Arms of the Ma')
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#5
Adele - Someone Like You

Tricky for a bloke to sing, so please forgive my attempt. And meant for the piano not a guitar!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqxks2aHa2s
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#6
I think you did well. Smile
I'm an Optimistic Pessimist. I'm absolutely POSITIVE that it's all going to go horribly wrong...

Marge: I'm not afraid
Grampa: Then you're not paying close enough attention
(from episode entitled 'Strong Arms of the Ma')
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#7
(03-31-2020, 10:16 PM)I\m Fine Wrote: Given the situation, I doubt that I'm going to be able to get it fixed (or replaced) any time soon but thanks.

If it helps, I liked your rendition Smile

Thank you!

Any news on the violin yet? Is it definitely unfixable?  Even by a top luthier type person?
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#8
(04-15-2020, 07:55 AM)Livebreathesmile Wrote:
(03-31-2020, 10:16 PM)I\m Fine Wrote: Given the situation, I doubt that I'm going to be able to get it fixed (or replaced) any time soon but thanks.

If it helps, I liked your rendition Smile

Thank you!

Any news on the violin yet? Is it definitely unfixable?  Even by a top luthier type person?

You're welcome.

I took some pictures of it - meaning to show to the staff at my nearest music shop but the lockdown got here first so... I guess I'm waiting until it's all over. I wouldn't be playing anyway. I'm not alone so doesn't make any difference. Thanks for asking, though.
I'm an Optimistic Pessimist. I'm absolutely POSITIVE that it's all going to go horribly wrong...

Marge: I'm not afraid
Grampa: Then you're not paying close enough attention
(from episode entitled 'Strong Arms of the Ma')
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#9




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfAbsp_yTHA


First time for ages thrashing my electric badly!
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#10
Keep it up!
Playing music is a great way to lose yourself from life's daily woes.
And no matter how long you have been playing, you still learn something new.
I've been learning for decades, one would think I'd become a professional musician by now...Nope!
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