Hello from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by B_Nic, May 1, 2019.

  1. B_Nic

    B_Nic Blues Newbie

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    Hi, Ben from Melbourne, Australia. Early 40's and been playing guitar for a couple of years now, decided to learn something new and constructive and stop myself from just sitting in front of the tv after putting the young kids to bed. Didn't realise how much fun it would be, wish I started earlier.

    Always liked all types of music, didn't matter what it was as long as it sounded good to me. Rock, punk, alternative, country, electronic, even rap I have songs I love. Since playing guitar though I've found myself really getting into the blues. Listening to guys like Freddie King, Lightning Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin with Howlin Wolf, all I want to do when picking up the guitar is learn and play the blues. Came across some of Griff's youtube videos and now here I am, starting BGU and hopefully a lifetime of blues guitar.
     
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  2. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Well, you've certainly come to the right place. Welcome to the forum! :Beer:
     
  3. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    That's a great start in itself Ben. Great choice. Welcome to the forum. Have fun.(y)
     
  4. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    Welcome to the forum Ben! Good to have you with us! :thumbup:
     
  5. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Welcome:Beer:
    You're in a good place to learn.
     
  6. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    Welcome from one of the UK mob, great bunch on here with plenty of good advice and encouragement, and Griff's tuition is the best, you are welcome to come and join some of us delinquents down in the Virtual Jam Room, which can be found at the bottom of the forum.
     
  7. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone New bottom feeder

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    steve o Blues Junior

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    Welcome to the forum Ben, it’s awesome having you with us!!!:)
     
  9. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    Hi Ben,
    Good to have you along for the ride.
    You've found a great teacher, now all you have to do is get at it.
     
  10. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Welcome Ben, Enjoy!
     
  11. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  12. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Hi Ben and welcome. I am over in NSW not too far from Canberra. You will definitely get a lot out of BGU.
     
  13. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Welcome Ben
     
  14. Dr. Ron

    Dr. Ron LOVE THE BLUES!

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    Welcome to the Forum Ben. Looking forward to your posts, questions, comments.