from Bro. Rich Davis,
This is great! An opportunity to bio my guitar life. I'm a 50 year old owner operator of a truck. I have always wanted too play guitar. When I was much younger, I never had the time. I went as far as to purchase a guitar. Then children came, and I eventually lost track of that guitar. After my children all graduated from high school and college. My wife and I began to reexamine our future. Naturally we went down memory lane.
We were so tight on money during that time in our lives. I use too sing to her on her birthdays because gifts were not a priority. In our reevaluation I realized that need too seek personal improvement. I always wanted too play guitar! Now was the perfect time. I didn't want too make this type of purchase without an avenue to learn how to play. I purchased a used Abilene Guitar.
I took lessons and eventually felt he was just going thru the motions with me. I began to get that boring no feed back condition in my life. One day web surfing, I saw your advertisement. I thought I'll take a look. I did not purchase right away. I really should have! I just read testimonies.
My wife one day seen me check out your home page and said too me. Darling you are good but, this looks like it focuses on area you have not experienced. Posture, Seat position and so on. Well I can't thank you enough. From the first page I began to improve.
Then I began too really work on those areas of bad habits you talk about. Every area of my playing has improved immensely. I purchased the path hot off the press. Again I am overjoyed with every area of it.
I, m presently playing in our church band and sometimes as I play I feel like an innovator. My creativity is off the chart. We are being sought after to play at so many different venues. I really look forward too the newsletters. Checking myself as you continually point out. I just want too say Thank you. From someone on the right PATH. Keep doing what your doing
P.S I'll send you a copy of the CD were working on.
Bro. Rich Davis
from Le Regalla,
Pittsburg , Pa
When you asked what my Principled story was
I wondered, could I be victorious?
The competition's intelligent and prolific
Success stories abound, inspiring and terrific
I thought that a “song” just might fit the bill
And help to convey all the things that I feel
I'm too old to be a musician, that's what I said
A world of excuses filling my head
Whatever I did, it just couldn't make up
For years in an office sitting on my duff
Who wants a middle-aged woman, clutching a guitar
Grey haired, leather skirt, playing in a bar?
I’ve been a geek and a teacher most all of my life
But my creative side was definitely stifled
I was quite skeptical, I must confide
That my love of music could harmonize
With my responsible, logical, money-making hours
I played guitar in my basement and sang in the shower
I stumbled across the Guitar Principles site
While practicing unproductively one night
Searching for a better way to do bar chords
Imagine my surprise when I found much more
The words were Strong, Encouraging, and Capital
And I was won over by the sense of it all
Wow! Here were people, some older than me
Who were turning their dreams into reality
And here's a guy who said, “Anyone can do it!
Here's a system, a method, and stories to prove it!”
I was inspired to learn and made some headway
Read all the newsletters, emails, and essays
I decided to see, what’s the best I can be?
So I took my vacation and went to Jamie
I found learning to Practice was learning to Play
And soon I was joining my friends on the stage
I found a community supporting and conquering fear
A sense of purpose that had been missing for years
So forgive me if I stretched contest rules a bit
But I thought it might be appropriate -
You asked for an essay, you got a song
(Not “American Pie” but almost as long!)
I was looking to end my bar chord strife
And instead I got a new lease on life!
Thanks Guitar Principles, Rock On! ;-)