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AuthorTopic:   novice
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posted: 8/14/2005 at 12:32:33 AM ET
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at this late in my l., need your input, my dream is to be able to work with music, find my voice. Are there any late bloomer cats out there that can kinda guide me here. Play the guitar but have no formal education. Do you think should go back to school? or...?

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posted: 8/14/2005 at 1:45:04 AM ET
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Hi Mike,

Welcome to the late bloomers club. Take guitar lessons, age is just a number and shouldn't even be considered.

I'm not sure what you mean by lack of education, if it's a high school diploma you need, there are lots of ways to get your GED, and go further if you wish.

Keep in touch, let us know how it goes.

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posted: 8/14/2005 at 3:42:27 AM ET
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...suxyq is right, although her one and a half hour practice sessions sound way beyond anything I could motivate myself toward.
Your're never too old,Mike, and never too young when it comes to loving music and playing the music you love..and that's the secret. If you try to learn at a mature age (ie: anything over teens) you will crash and burn if you don't learn using music you like..and the last thing you need is some clown half your age telling you what to do.
No,you don't need to go back to school (I assume you mean go to a music school) but learning to read notes, if that's the thing you are talking about, is easy for guitar, very easy indeed.
You like Dobro? Play Dobro..you like Punk..? Play Punk (..and Blues, and all the other styles) But if you go to a music store and buy a book, it will have baby songs, or old stuff you have never heard, that's the problem, and that's where so many guitarists fall of the music stand, say it's all too hard, and never pick up the guitar again.
If you can play a bit, buy some sheet music (not rap) and put the chords you know into it, and buy a chord book.

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