Hello everyone, my name is Connor and this is my new blog to share my love of guitars. I started playing two years ago and I've been addicted ever since. I currently own four different electric guitars and two acoustic. My favourite at the moment is the Simon Neill Squier, it sounds amazing and looks amazing, on occasion I play gigs and this is my number one guitar. The other electric guitars are my Epiphone Les Paul, Yamaha Pacifica and my very first guitar a seriously cheap one that doesn't even have a brand!
I'm making this blog as a place to share all cool things about the guitar, such as wicked videos of guitar players and people testing out different guitars and equipment. I might even upload some of my own videos in the future although I am a bit camera shy. My favourite bands at the moment are Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, biffy Clyro, Ben Howard, the Black Keys, two door Cinema club and I'm sure I'm forgetting many others!
I'm completely self-taught on the guitar, the only resources I use are a few books and loads of you Tube videos. I like to think I can play quite well now, but obviously still have a lot of improving to do. I'm going to recommend some of my favourite video tutorials that really helped me learn and a bunch of websites too. I recently started to learn how to finger pick, it took me several days to even be able to play one part of a song but now I'm really starting to see an improvement and I can already play several Ben Howard songs. I still have a long way to go before I can sing and play this kind of stuff as it takes so much concentration to get the fingerpicking right.
My current wish list of guitars in order, Gibson SG, PRS special, Ernie Ball music man, and I'd really like to get my hands on a vintage Fender Stratocaster at some point (when I'm rich ha ha). I'm also trying to start recording some of my own material, I recently bought a decent mic and I had some good software to produce with. I'm pretty bad writing songs at the moment, but I'm learning all I can through reading and just trying different stuff out to see what works. I've only played about five gigs in the last year with a group of friends of mine, I will try and find a video to link here of us playing at a local bar, it's really funny how bad we are as a band!
My other hobbies include football, tennis, filmmaking, and I do love to read which I guess is unusual for an 18-year-old. In the future I'd love to be able to be a music video director as that seems to combine my love of film and music. When I'm not playing guitar or doing something else, I'm studying at university doing film production.
I hope this is a decent introduction to me, I'm pretty bad at talking about myself so this was quite tricky to write. Stay tuned for some more posts about guitar playing and such.
I'll leave you with a video of Jimi Hendrix rocking it out! Such a legend.