I agree about the live teacher thing, and I have plenty more on that and some other recommendations. I'll check in with some of that later...
I am new here too, and I am 48 years old. I think it's cool that the young guns let us hang out here.
They are very cool. We older dudes have to be careful to not hold their youth and inexperience against them, however.
That would be so unfair of us old guys- finely honed and well seasoned men of the world that we are
In all seriousness, wait til you hear some of these guys play. HOLY schmidt, some ungodly talented dudes here.
It's an amazing forum. I have not come across one douche yet, and I have seen plenty of that on other forums. I don't know why, but the people here just rise above all the petty stuff you see on much of the internet.
There are other guitar forums where guys our age who are more into blues and stuff can tend to act like little boys at recess, I don't get it. Not all of them of course, and not all forums, but it happens.
Then you hit this metal forum, where you would expect all sorts of mayhem and bloodshed. Instead you have a group of some of the coolest people you could ever want to hang with.
Hey I love the blues and stuff, don't get me wrong.
I think what it is is that metal players are not repressed or something. They don't have pent up rage because they let it all out in their music.
I truly think there is something to this. Headbanging is good therapy. Blues is good for the soul, but headbanging gets it all out in the open and sets you free.
And that's coming form a lifelong classical player!