Joined: 23 Jun 2005 Posts: 10 Location: Kirkkonummi, Finland
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:40 pm Post subject: Hiya!
I'm a 15 year-old guitar freak from Finland.
I discovered Guthrie a while ago and, well, it was like I were shot in the head. I have both of his books and they're just amazing.
There aren't many serious guitarists around here where I live, so they think I'm crazy because I practise almost all the time.... Well that's their problem.
Anyway, I just came to say hi and now, I'm off to practise. _________________ "You don' have to be the best one, just be a good un'" - Muddy Waters
Joined: 10 Sep 2004 Posts: 2783 Location: Chino, CA
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:44 am Post subject:
Hey, welcome aboard! You're lucky to discover Guthrie at such a young age. Keep working hard at it and I'm sure you'll be one scary player yourself! _________________ Ed Yoon
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Joined: 12 Mar 2005 Posts: 214 Location: Hong Kong
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:31 am Post subject:
I'm reminded of a famous saying that goes something like this:
"Those that stand on the shoulders of Giants see further than the Giants themselves".
Guthrie is surely a Giant, and I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you borrowed his shoulders to help you see a bit further...
When I used to teach guitar I would tell my students that Eddie Van Halen was inspired by Eric Clapton, so I would ensure they got a fair does of "The Slow Hand" in their lessons.
As an assignment I would ask them to go and find out who were the players who inspired Clapton. The truly keen students would come back with BB King and Muddy Waters and then want to learn stuff from those "Giants"... I even had one student come back with a hand drawn family tree of sorts (this was before the Internet, so doing research was a particulary ardous task for teenagers)!
Out of interest, I found some interesting info about Clapton at the following link, enjoy!:
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