I'm Mandolynie and I used to be a member but I stopped playing for a while. I have played guitar on and off for since I was about 10. At first i had to sneak my brother's guitar because he was the "musician' in the family. In the early 80's I lived in Japan and bought a Takamine Hirade which I still have--unfortunately I stepped on it in college so it is now the guitar that sits in the corner of my classroom and gets taken out every once in a while. I eventually bought a Martin D-28 and played bluegrass and folk for a while.
Then I took classical lessons for about a year about five years ago and loved it. Loved it enough to buy a nice classical guitar.
Now I play guitar in a "band" called Sometimes a Trio. I play that guitar and my friend plays Celtic harp. We play pretty basic tunes, mostly Celtic. We used to make CD's to give to our friends, but it became kind of stressful so now we play for fun. The current tune we are working on is Oh Shenandoah.
I kind of stopped playing classical because my hands aren't working as well as they used to. I have lost some feeling and flexibility and have slowed down quite a bit.
I also play mandolin and fiddle and have recently acquired a mountain dulcimer that I have played a bit. I make recordings of myself playing each instrument. I usually use Logic to to record on my computer.
Thanks for letting me back in the group!