I joined GuitarFam after seeing a post on the "site that shall not be named" :)
I was mostly a lurker on that site mostly because I was (and still am) wrapping my head around most things being discussed. I had taken Nate's AGME course on that website. I couldn't keep up with the timelines of that course but am forever thankful since it gave me the confidence to pick up my acoustic and keep practicing - no matter how horrible I sounded. Things have improved since then. I have gone through a few guitars and having decided to keep just one, I have finally found my holy grail in a MIM Fender Roadhouse Deluxe Strat (pic attached). I don't have a real amp, but for my practice sessions, running it through an iRig paired with a headphone and Ampkit / Amplitude on my phone does its job and lets me practice after the family has gone to sleep.
I have also started listening to more of my current favorite genre - blues. In addition to the usual greats like the Kings I have discovered some lesser known artists such as Skip James, Lil Green , Annie Laurie and the more recent and I think thoroughly promising youngster: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.. Heck, I even attended Joe Bonamassa's virtual event this year (first ever anything live performance attendance for me).
I couldn't have written the above paragraphs had I not started with Nate's course and thus my conclusion that things have progressed for "me" :)
I'd love to hear from the GuitarFam community what others are listening to and am very open to suggestions.
I am now determined to learn at least a few scales by the end of the year. Nate's (and Chelsea's) practice template / getting most out of practice session videos couldn't have come at a better time.
I am extremely thankful for those and really wish you guys the best for this new forum.
Looking forward to learning and staying more engaged with the community!