I am new here, joining a couple of days ago. I found this site while doing a "Jeeves" search for an obscure theory item I was seeking. The site is very
I started guitar a bit late, at 21 years of age, but that was 41 years ago.
A friend taught me the 'basic' open chords, and the I-IV-V progressions
for A,C,D,E,F and G. ( He was a country singer and rhythm player).
My instrument at the time was a Kay flat-top with a rather thick neck.
I learned other chords from early Mel Bay books, and learned all of my lead lines from records....wish I'd had a teacher, as I started playing the full F and Bb shapes up the neck using my thumb...still do, but get quite a bit out of them.
Anyway, I was in bar & dance bands 1965-1978, mostly country-bluegrass, but some 50's-60's Top 40 stuff. My first 'real' electric was a used Jazzmaster, played through a Gibson tube amp.
Had many instruments over the years. My remaining units are a 1974 Strat, a 1980 Washburn cutaway semi-acoustic, and a 1977 Gretsch Sho-bro 7-string resophonic.
I am retired and recently separated, I am trying to learn a bunch of the songs I never "got around to" in my band days.."Old Gold" like All Of Me, After You've Gone, Bye Bye Blackbird, etc.
So I'm also boning up on Jazz & Blues chord scales, and even on a few Top 40 licks from the 70's & '80's.
My handle comes from "Old dog, New tricks"
This post is way
Mike (about 100 miles NW of Toronto).
"A child of five could understand this...send someone to fetch a child of five !"--Groucho Marx