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  • Big small win!

    Posted by bugmeist on August 15, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Yesterday we went to a “Celebration of Life” for the wife of a close friend. There was a guitar over in the corner so I was peaking inside the opened case when the owner came over and asked if I played. I answered in the affirmative as my friend came over to introduce us and told her I was “really good”. Yikes says I “I’m just a novice”. One thing led to another and long story short I went home (10 minute walk),came back w/guitar and played in front of real people for the 1st time. I basically accompanied the woman on 10-12 songs as she had all the tunes printed but it turned out to be great fun. We will be playing together again at some point but probably not with a audience next time.

    Bill_Brown replied 1 year, 8 months ago 9 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Philb

    August 15, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Wow! That you could spontaneously accompany someone on 10-12 songs is impressive. That being your first time before people is a big win. I would say you are more than a novice. Way to go!

  • the-old-coach

    August 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm


    WOW that is a great story! You went from —terrified— to “WOW this is really cool”!

    Sounds like you handled it all in stride.

    My 2 cents– Maybe deep inside– we all want to someday have that happen to us- (like a moth to a flame). Actually- we’ve earned it…… and will do well!

    Great story and post……….

  • GerryB56

    August 15, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Very impressive, alright! I’d have to agree that you can stop saying you’re a novice – I’d be pretty happy just to play one song, by myself, in front of people. Now that you’ve “broken the ice” the sky is the limit!

  • markvguitar

    August 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Its really great when others recognize your playing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kitman

    August 16, 2022 at 6:16 am

    That is an awesome story and win @bugmeist ! To have contributed to this celebration of life, have an opportunity to jam and finally to play for others is a triple win. Thanks for sharing! 😃

  • albert_d

    August 16, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Great moment in life and a memory and event you won’t forget. Congratulations on your guitar win.

  • bugmeist

    August 16, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. At one point the woman said “Come on…what’s the worst that could happen?” I said “Well I could sweat through my shirt and pee my pants but let’s get it over with.” It worked out well. Thanks again to this great community of support.

  • Levi

    August 16, 2022 at 7:12 am


  • Bill_Brown

    August 16, 2022 at 8:06 am

    HUGE small win @bugmeist 😱👏👏🎸 That’s fantastic🤩

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