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Greetings from Zoersel in Belgium

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Hi everyone,

As many before me, I'd like to introduce myself on this forum. I'm 65 years young, and enjoying every minute of my retirement, living close to Antwerp in a village called Zoersel. My native language is Flemish but I'll try to express myself as possible in English.

My musical taste varies from Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, over the Rolling stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Santana, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, J.J. Cale, Tony Joe White, Mark Knopfler, the Fabulous Thunderbird's, Bonnie Rait, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and lately I discovered The War on Drugs, Greta Van Fleet and Khruangbin.


Due to, to much work and other obligation in life I did not have the time to start playing a guitar myself. As I retired from work I finally found the time to begin with it three years ago. To start of I bought myself a Hudson acoustic, a fine instrument to go to school with. Since last month I'm the proud owner of an Epiphone EJ200 SCE, which is a grate upgrade to the other guitar. After three years of learning the so called cowboy chords we are now starting to get grips of the bare chords. (and yes this is really hard to cope with!) but I'm persistent and sure I will succeed. One of the questions I have at this moment is what is the best way to practice? Is a metronome a must or can I better try to follow a drum backing track. The teacher in school is not so fond of a metronome and urges me to play with the songs he is presenting as an mp3. But after all the time I'm studying now I feel I'm not making any progress.


Thanks in advance for your reactions.GreetingsMarc

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