Hey, I understand the need not to get spammed. I appreciate that I haven't contributed here yet, and that was the point. I put an introduction in the new member area then put something I thought would be a contribution to the community up. I'm not selling anything, not trying to show off via the internet, and it wasn't a post promoting my own material. I actually don't HAVE any original material
and I don't give guitar lessons anymore, not since I started working in IT years ago. It was a 10 min instructional video breaking down a Dream Theater solo and showing how to play it. I noticed there had been like 5 posts in this sub-forum this month, and thought a lesson on something like that would be welcome and show a positive contribution to the place. If it's not seen like that, fair enough, I'm not going to try to force it on anyone.
I'm not going to show up, post a vid, then never return either. I've been active on sevenstring for maybe 4-5 years, and was on Ibreathemusic before that site kind of died, since 2002 in fact. I'm here to stay unless the ban hammer gets wielded.
Like I say, sorry if I breached the etiquette, I genuinely thought I was helping out. That's why I make instructional vids at the moment, because just making vids of yourself playing something is pure narcissism and doesn't benefit anyone. I want to actually have a purpose to my playing and I don't gig or record, so it's nice to give something back to the musical community.
Hi Shawn and Mike, I'm happy to fit in however it's appropriate here. So if that's post and get to know peeps/the place before posting instructionals or anything that's cool. I'm fairly easy-going as long as I know the rules.
Andy, I read the rules in the link, and fair enough if you and the guys feel an instructional vid classes as plugging my own material. I don't want to piss people off, like I said, I just want to do stuff that benefits other players.
AND NOW HERE'S ANOTHER INSTRUCTIONAL ON MALMSTEEN....(jokes)