Starting later in life in Maine


DawnRae
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DawnRae
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10/20/2011 6:52 pm
Hello: My name is Dawn and I joined guitar tricks a bit ago after a recommendation from a friend when I inquired about guitar instructors in a facebook post. I have always loved guitar music and have wanted to play most of my life. My only music background was from 5-12th grade on clarinet. This was an instrument an aunt gave me that she bought at a yards sale. My grandmother was a piano player and I am planning on taking lessons in piano as well. I had shopped for the last year for my first guitar and finally stopped procrastinating on a decision when my mother died last month. At 44 I decided it was time to start tackling the bucket list that included acoustic guitar. I didnt realize how much focusing my energy into music would really help me cope with the loss of my mom in a positive way. I really am loving this site.

Peace and beautiful music to you all.

Dawn
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adir olf
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adir olf
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10/20/2011 7:11 pm
You'll find in this group that there are many of us "older" ones who are embarking on new adventures or trying to fulfill those kid dreams of playing in a band......the forum is full of us :) Welcome and have fun!
:D
Adir olf
My new "best group ever": THE YAWPERS
Rocking acoustics really hard
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cbpkAhifOvw
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LisaMcC
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LisaMcC
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10/20/2011 9:43 pm
Welcome, Dawn!

From Lisa in Vermont!
We're practically neighbors!

So glad you're here.
Best, Lisa
Lisa McCormick, GT Instructor
Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Blues

Full Catalog of Lisa's Guitar Tricks Tutorials
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DawnRae
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DawnRae
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10/21/2011 2:09 pm
Thankyou for the welcome... and yes Lisa we are practically neighbors! I love Vermont. The only thing missing to make it truly perfect is the ocean :)
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Mike Michael
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Mike Michael
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10/22/2011 2:53 am
Hi Dawn, Mike here. I just wanted to tell you that I am 78 and just starting the blues. I found that age is just a way to slow the body down. Memory , reflects, and retention is a little slow but I am working on it. Don't give up.
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drf46
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drf46
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10/22/2011 12:53 pm
Rock on Mike!!!
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FJasmine
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FJasmine
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05/16/2012 9:43 pm
Hi Dawn Rae,

I'm an award-winning writer working on an article for a national women's magazine about women discovering new hobbies/passions after age 35. Your story is inspiring, and I'd love to interview you. Please let me know if you are interested, and I can give you my credentials and more details. Thanks!
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