Hello from Bavaria

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PeterSchroeder, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. PeterSchroeder

    PeterSchroeder Munich, Germany

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    Good evening ! Just joined yesterday, bought BBG but haven‘t really started the course. En route to southern France now, got a guitar with me because I don‘t go anywhere without it since I started in April. Learning to play the guitar was my doc‘s suggestion after being on the brink of a burnout, and it works. Did a 12 week electric guitar online course from a very experienced German instructor before I came here. Blues is it for me, same as Blues Rock and Hard Rock. Went for BBG since I really struggle with chords and thought BGU might be a bit too tough for me...

    Some more information about me - I was born and raised in Munich, Germany and with a short period of living nearer to the mountains always lived there and still do. I am 52, married, got two children and work as an IT system architect for an air/spacecraft company. Before I started playing the guitar I spent most of my free time ( which is kind of limited by job and family) doing sports like cycling (road and mountain), whitewater kayaking and other outdoor stuff.

    As starter gear I bought a second hand Epiphone SG and a small Fender Mustang amp. Recently I added a Squier Strat which I use for travel now. Love both, the Strat is much better balanced and lighter, and got a more brilliant sound , whereas my SG is the tool of choice for Rock stuff and simply feels awesome....
     
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  2. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Welcome to the forum! This is a great place for learning and asking questions. :Beer:
     
  3. artyman

    artyman Fareham UK

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    Hi and welcome from one of the UK mob, great bunch of guys on here with plenty of advice and encouragement so make yourself at home. We are having the annual UK BGU blues weekend on 9/10th November we have visitors from Europe as well :) some links to this years and previous events as well. I was nervous going to my first one but everyone made me feel at ease, it's now a regular date in my diary.

    http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/forum/index.php?threads/bgu-uk.26495/

    PREVIOUS YEARS
    http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/forum/index.php?threads/bgu-live-uk-annual-autumn-bash.23108/
    http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/forum/index.php?threads/bgu-uk-2017.20062/
    http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/forum/index.php?threads/bgu-uk-jam-2016.16295/
     
  4. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Welcome Peter! I was also born in Munich...

    Steve
     
  5. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Welcome Peter! Last year I retired from a 40 year sentence doing hard labor at IT in the Auto, Shipping and Hospital industries. Griff is a great teacher and he'll having you playing the blues in no time (if you follow the program :) )

    Eric
     
  6. steve o

    steve o Blues Junior

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    Welcome to the forum Peter, it’s awesome having you with us!!!:)
     
  7. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    Welcome to the forum Peter! Good to have another cyclist with us!! :thumbup:
     
  8. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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    Welcome to the forum, you will enjoy BBG.
     
  9. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Welcome!
    Have fun learning.
    :Beer:
     
  10. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Welcome Peter enjoy!
     
  11. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone Portage, Michigan

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    Hi Peter. Welcome aboard!
     
  12. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  13. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    Welcome to the Forum Peter. You are in for a fun ride with Griff.
     
  14. leftymike01

    leftymike01 Blues Newbie

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    Welcome to the best place to learn guitar,And some Great members to learn from
    I Feel so Bless to have found this site online some many years ago Thank You All!
    Lefty mike
     
  15. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Welcome. Quite. Few guys in the IT business on here, including myself. Although my release date is due soon :thumbup:
     
  16. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Welcome aboard Peter. Have fun on your journey.(y)