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Klaus

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Hi from New Zealand
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:42:21 AM »
Hi everyone
Im a 57 years Danish guy now living in New Zealand.

I have been playing guitar for about 25 years but had a break for 15 years, I started again 3 years ago which is great.

Im playing Blues, Rock, Funk and Pop and Im mainly plying the lead. I really like to impovise  :)

I have a Mexican Strat and a Fender De Ville 4x10 and a half year ago I bought a Line 6 Spider Jam mainly for practise and jamming but also for smaller gigs, that is an fantastic little amp.

I found this great website and forum via Youtube and Im looking forward to learn more an interact with other musicians in here  :)

Any other guitarist from New Zealand here?

Thats all for now, just want too say hi.

Cheers
Klaus

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 08:34:13 AM »
Hi Klaus & Welcome, I live just across the pond from you in Qld Australia, I am sure you will enjoy your stay on this forum they are a friendly bunch.
Cheers Mate 8)

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:57:41 AM »
Welcome to DolphinStreet Klaus - hope you enjoy it here.  :)

Couldn't be much further away from you in Scotland I'm afraid, but a bit closer in age - 57 in a few months.

Isn't the break from guitar and coming back to it in your fifties a common story! I started again after a long break but was very aimless until around three years ago - found blues, JamPlay lessons, good internet forums and downloadable backing tracks. I wish all the online stuff had been around when we started guitar all those years ago. So much easier to learn how to play properly now.

Klaus

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 04:46:46 AM »
Hi all and thanks for the Welcome.

Ha ha VikingBlues your story are exactly the same as mine  8) But as you said it a common story. But isnīt it great to get back in to the music and play again? And you are right if all that online stuff had been around wow we would have been good now  8)

So are you guys plaing in bands or..... ?

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 10:10:16 AM »
i accompany my chickens with guitar, Klaus. does that count as a band?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBSWmIr9u-w

pretty much, the same thing happened with me...long lay off from 25 til over 50. welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »
Hello there! I took a break during the 90's. Now, I play in a trio. It's called Me, Myself and I. We're the house band at a place called "Backing Tracks". Anyway, hope you enjoy the forum.

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 07:38:54 PM »
Welcome Klas! How does a Dane end up in NZ?

I've been to the Roskilde festivalen twice - awesome party!

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 05:53:10 AM »
Ha ha Reb yes if your chickens are as good as The muppets then its ok to call it a band  ;)

And Yes zagatron1 I enjoy the Forum very much. Its nice to communicate with other people who share the same thing, and of course get answers to my questions, great.

Hi Robert and thanks both for the welcome and all your great lessons and this website, much apreciated.

So you have been to the Roskilde festival twice, great. Its actually (nearly) a world famous festival and a lot of big names have played there.
The Festival  have been going on for 40 years now! This year one of the big names are Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
I havent been there myself the last 30 years or so, but it is a great festival.

How a Dane ends up in New Zealand? Hmm a long story but I will try to make it short  8)
I dont know how old you are Robert but when you (me) get older you start thinking different. Smaller things in life matters more and so on...
I have (nearly) never travelled in my life or done anything BIG. So many times when I in the televison saw people traveling around the world, I was often thinking "what have you done?" So I started looking on the Internet where I possible would like to live. Im normally a Photographer and thats one of the reason why New Zealand, its such a beautiful country compared to Denmark where we have no mountains, no rivers, no big lakes. And for what I saw on the Internet a more relaxed or more layed back life here in NZ. Ok that was not the thruth, people are working quite hard here and for no money  :(  But in the weekends the outdoors life here are great.
Anyway my father died and I inherit some money from him so it suddenly was possible to realize my new dream. The first idea was just to travel around for 2 to 3 months and see if it was something for me and if it was possible to get a job here. After traveling around for 2 month I got the first job I applied for as a Graphic Designer and Photographer, that is 4 years ago now, and Im still here and in the same job.

After 4 month here I picked up the guitar again after a about 15 years break, but that is another story ;) Which I will spare you for.

Hope it was not to long, its difficult to write it short.

Cheers
Klaus




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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 07:58:43 AM »
Wow, great story.  NZ or Australia are the two places in this world I've never been but always wanted to go.  I almost took a trip there when I was in S. Korea, but I couldn't get myself to spend the money on an airplane ticket.  (Soldiers don't make a lot of money).  Welcome to the forum, don't be afraid to share some photography of the beautiful landscape!

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Re: Hi from New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 10:16:41 AM »
Great to hear! I am in love with photography as well as guitars, so we can definitely get some threads started about photography, that would be cool.

Must be some amazing opportunities in NZ for photography!