Here’s where we can share ANYTHING…let’s get to know one another and, help each other out!!

  • Steve posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 week ago

    hi everyone anyone can help me access these lessons I cant get past the introduction

    • Hi Steve!

      Have you gone to the top of the page where it says “Courses” and used the dropdown menu? Once you are there, above the video, you will see “Next Lesson”. Hit that and that should take you to week 1 and so on. Let me know if that doesn’t work. We can try and brainstorm! I really hope that helps. It’s frustrating when you want to get…[Read more]

  • Keith Maxton posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month ago

    Good Day Everybody
    I hope the practice sessions are going well, I have set myself two practice sessions a week one midweek and one on the weekend that can change once I can actually play something, I have found in the past if I practice too many times in a week I lose interest, I have been on Jamorama site for a couple of years now and still feel…[Read more]

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    • Dale replied 1 month ago

      If you really want to learn, and enthusiasm, and desire are present, then you will assuredly conquer any obstacles in the way of your pursuit.

      I can throw a rock in my neighbourhood, and hit a guitar player really frequently. It’s an instrument that is very accessible, and very popular for a good reason.

      Fear not, and stay with it, and making…[Read more]

    • Hey Keith,

      Great to hear from you!! I think it’s awesome that you know yourself so well and you are going to approach learning on your terms! It seems like that may help you really come along. You said you know you have come along, BUT..no BUT’s!! LOL You WILL get it. I have found for myself that I have to give myself credit for every tiny…[Read more]

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 1 week ago

    “IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME” Where is everyone?? LOL😅🤣😂😁😁

    • Hello to all in the group,

      I’m living in Collingwood Ontario, Canada. Been here since early 1988… So that is where I am.

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 1 week ago

    I moved this conversation from wall to let others join in!!

    Hi John!

    Happy Tuesday!! Your advice is ALWAYS appreciated! And, I think it’s time you take yourself out of the “beginner” category…you’ve passed that with flying colors!😄🎸 So, how do you press 2 strings at the same time without muting them? I’m guessing that is why so many people…[Read more]

    • Hey Karen, just be patient, everything will happen for you!The key is be SLOW! there no race or hurry, its a journeyJust master playing each chord by itself, then slowly practice changing from 1 chord to the next.Even if you need to do it 100 times(do it while watching TV) over and over and over again until your fingers are programmed (as Mark…[Read more]

      • Hi John!

        Thank you for the encouragement!! I guess, doing it over and over is pretty normal as a newbie, huh?

        What an AWESOME trip!!!! I hope you really enjoy yourself!!! Of course, take your Little Martin with you!!!! You can sing beautiful songs to your wife with the sea as a backdrop! (Plus, the callouses 😅🤣😂)

        Have a GREAT…[Read more]

        • Hi Karen, repetition is not only for us newbies but even the pros practice whatever they are learning over and over.I cant imagine them being able to play a song or soloing the first time they see it without practicing it until their fingers hurt! Ha ha! It was great having our “conversations” just you and I, but I guess this is good too having…[Read more]

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hey Newbies! (myself included!!)

    What is your biggest hurdle or frustration learning guitar?? I feel like I’m the only one who struggles so, it would be great to hear from you!

    Thanks, guys (and, gals)!!

    Karen

  • Alper posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi,

    I am Alper from frankfurt Germany. Wish everyone a fantastic 2020.

    Cheers

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’m still learning chords and transitioning. Should I learn TABS now? And, what the heck is TABS??🤣😅😂😁

    • Hey Karen,

      Tabs become important when you want to learn to play songs. Tabs can also describe an exercise, or scale for practice as well. If you do not yet have a set of 3 or 4 chords that you can transition through fairly smoothly, then tabs probably are not a top priority item yet.

      Tabs (short form for the word Tablature), are a…[Read more]

      • Thank you Dale for your wonderful, detailed explanation! I finally understand!! Your kindness and enthusiasm in helping people are so fully appreciated! I just don’t want to keep “bothering” you with all my questions!!

        I feel like my progress is SO slow. I keep going over and over some chord transitions until I finally get it but, it seems to…[Read more]

        • Hi Karen,

          If I have the time to help, I just have always helped people. It’s a natural character trait that has been obvious to my behaviour since I was a young child. It’s just who I am.

          How much time have you invested in learning the guitar at this point? It took me at least 2 months before I could transition (with passable smoothness)…[Read more]

          • Hi Dale!!

            I am getting 30 minutes to an hour a day. Usually what stops me is the pain in my fingers. I’m hoping with the new set up and new strings, I’ll be able to play longer. It’s not that I don’t want to play, it’s that if I play too long with painful fingers, I have to skip a day, or only do about 15 minutes the next day. Grrrr!😀😅

            I’ve got…[Read more]

  • David Robbins posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hello all ,I am From Bristol in Southwest England U.K.

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I guess I should share, huh? I wasn’t even thinking!! LOL I’m in Massachusetts…Brrrr! I got my guitar a few months back and since I joined this program, I’m starting to see some progress…YAY! With this program and some really great advice from you guys, I can feel myself moving forward and really looking forward to playing/practicing! I have…[Read more]

  • Rob G posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Okay, I’ll bite. I discovered this site back around 2016 I think, after buying a guitar. I was taking regular lessons, and seeking out as much knowledge as possible online. I watched most of the videos here.

    Eventually, I grew frustrated. I wanted to find other people to study with (locally) but none existed. By the time I moved from Oregon…[Read more]

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    • Hi Rob!!

      I thought you were going to dust that thing off and get playing again? It’s staring at you because it wants you to pick it up and play it! LOL

      I hope you are doing well! Great to hear from you!

  • Dale posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    My name is Dale, and I am a confirmed, lifetime music-aholic… What have I been up to for the last 60 years, or so?
    – Primarily, I am a vocalist. Lead and harmony vocals in a great diversity of styles, from choirs, barbershop, crooning, rock’n’roll, soul, folk, country, to sometimes screaming glam, and heavy rock. My range is from middle…[Read more]

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    • Music-aholic…Perfect!!😅🤣 Your music history is downright incredible! You’ve got so much experience and you have been so kind in helping others. So glad you joined!

  • Martin posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Brought an Alverez Masterworks acoustic guitar a few months ago, going to have it set up by Chris at the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park, NY., Chris is one of the best luthiers in the U.S. , I have had my Fender Telecaster, Martin 000-16gt, and Zager ZAD50 all set up by him. I will have the action lowered by him which will make the guitar…[Read more]

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    • Hi Martin,

      You gave me the advice of going slow right from the start and it was GREAT advice. It keeps the frustration at bay. I am going to give your way of practicing a try…I think it will help me progress. I get caught up in those chord transitions and end up bored or ready to pull my hair out!! LOL Thank you!

  • Jeanine posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Love this idea! My favorite song of all time is Imagine by John Lennon and I recently learned it on the piano. Life goal achieved! On the guitar I like Safe and Sound, Nobody knows you when your down and out (Clapton), Blackbird… well, I could go on and on and on…

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    • Jeanine,

      You are awesome! Imagine is right up there for me! Let it Be is my favorite. Although I have to say, I have many favorites in all different genres. That is so great you’re playing piano, too!! You are quite the musician!! Thank you for all of the help you gave me…it all helped me progress!!

      • Well, where have I been? I looked up and it’s been a month since I was even on this site! ACK! So I need to back in. Hope you’ve done better than me!

        • Hi Jeanine!

          So glad you are back!! I guess life just gets in the way sometimes!! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve practiced. I’m hoping to get back to it SOON…I really miss it! I’m going to start right back at the beginning again and hopefully, the big bumps lately will get much smaller so I can keep at it!

          Soooooo great to hear from you!!

          Karen

  • John posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I have many sources for learning this is one I favor, I am into blues and R&B , play electric and acoustic . I do not spend much time socializing on sites , deleted my facebook account about a year ago . don’t trust that site anymore . don’t get upset if I do not reply quickly ,as I stated b4 I do not spend time socializing on line , come here…[Read more]

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    • I hear ya on social media, John!! I came very close to closing my Facebook account over the holidays. But, I keep it because it’s a way to grab pictures of my son and grandson that he “promises” me he will send me! LOL I don’t trust the site either. I also got rid of a lot of “friends”. I wish everyone would just be real…let’s hear about what’s…[Read more]

  • Karen posted an update in the group Group logo of COMMUNITY SHARECOMMUNITY SHARE 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Everyone!

    I thought a new group might be great where we can share ANYTHING (within rule guidelines, of course)!! How long have you been playing? How old are you? where do you live? How’s your progress? What troubles are you having? What advice would you like to share? What’s your favorite artist? Song? Do you play other instruments? Do you…[Read more]