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Learn to play guitar over 40

Can You Learn Guitar In Your 40’s | Gen X perspective

I did a google search and didn’t realize how many people after the age of 40 are actually interested in learning how to play guitar. Personally even though i’ve been playing guitar since I was around 13 years old. Being 46 I still am taking advantage of taking online courses to further my guitar playing.

This blog post is more of a perspective to help you decide if this is something you actually have time in your life to do. I mean I get it, once we hit 40 years old we have a different perspective on life in general.

Growing up I knew a lot of kids who wanted to play guitar and many of them actually had their parents go out and buy them gear. But the truth is a good percentage of those people only took a liken to guitars because they thought it would help them be more cool.

We being Generation X still had a difficult time as children trying to learn instruments. Today it is flipping easy. In fact when I see young folks who are struggling to learn I sort of roll my eyes because today’s kids have easy access to online tutorials, online tab these are things we didn’t have.

We just had a radio and our ears to guide us most of the time. Sure we occasionally where able to buy music books, assuming our parents even cared enough to splurge on us. So because of all this I can totally understand why now in our 40’s we are considering taking time out to do something like learn an instrument. Continue reading

Daddy And Daughter Acoustic Cover Angels From Montgomery

So I heard of John Prine before, but I never really heard any of his songs. This particular song my daughter wanted to jam it out. So being a good dad, I welcomed the opportunity to hang out with my kiddo.

After playing the song with her I went ahead and actually listened to the song. I think it’s a really good song. I love it that my daughter introduces me to stuff I wouldn’t ever think about listening to.

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TC- Helicon Go Twin Review And Demo

Both myself and my daughter have been using the TC – Helicon Go Twin for a little over a year now.

While I like using the audio interface there are some issues I have notice. For example the app that you download is actually very buggy on my Iphone.

Also it seems that there is some hissing and other background anomalies that pop up from time time. With that said, I have used the TC – Helicon Go Twin in different applications.

I have used it for podcast, recording in the woods or just as an audio interface into my computer so I can record into Logic Pro X. Continue reading

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