About Markus

Hello to all my acoustic guitar enthusiast out there I am Markus


I’ve been attempting to play acoustic guitar and bass all my life the reason I say that is because to craft and hone your skills on and instrument is a life long journey and I’m still learning.

Now I grew up with The Beatles, in fact I had gotten into the school music program (yep we we’re fortunate in those days to have that privilege) a year after they came to America.

Getting into the music program was a good thing But as far as my parents were concerned because you know! I told them I wanted to be a guitar player like John Lennon. Well they just didn’t know what to think about this so called bug band lol or this hippy named John Lennon and one thing was for sure they weren’t going to get me a guitar! cuz you know I would have to grow my hair long! Or I think thats what they thought. Anyway I started learning trumpet in grade school then after about a year I got enough money together to get me an old used guitar.

We had no money for lessons so I had to learn it by ear. Then the following year I started upright bass lessons in school. All that said the best thing that happened to me in my career was to start the learning process in school with a teacher. And it still continues today.

The reason I’ve created this site is to help those of you that want to learn how to play guitar or any instrument for that matter. Today all you have to do is google free guitar lessons and there will be hundreds of lessons for you. Nothing wrong with that, I mean if you got your basics down first and you need to get some kind of riff down then the internet quick fix just might work.

But in reality what most of us need are good teachers that we learn from (that wouldn’t be me) and we need them our whole career. Because new techniques come out all the time.
I was shocked when I learned long ago that most all my guitar heroes had teachers, Thats all I’m trying to do here with you. Give you options or help point you in that direction. Do you need this to succeed of coarse not but it will help and just give you another option.


Today unlike in my day, today at the click of a mouse we can find the best of the best guitar teachers in the world. Some I take quick lessons from and some I still study under today. So today I put this site up to help with your career. And give you some really cool guitars to look at.

I’m going to take a look at some of these lessons,then put up a review of these well known and sometimes famous teachers and their coarse and give my recommendations to you. And all along the way I will share my personal experiences with you and what I’ve discovered through my own studies.

Also we’ll start looking at where we buy our guitars. Now I know we all have bought our fair share of guitars at the big corporate stores  (you know the one)  and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But did you know there are other places to purchase your guitars? Yep there is they’re called Luthiers  (they build them).  I’m not going to say they will be the cheapest but they do build guitars that cost on the higher end of those big corporate stores. So I thought we’d take a look at the Luthiers and their work, then do a review.


So Just a Little More of Me

Nope I’m not famous! Like the rest of us I thought maybe I was going to be, but you know thats something that one has to plan and I didn’t because I thought it would just come naturally 🙂
I played rock and roll for a long time, then I started getting off into different styles cuz when you play for a living, most want to hear what they want instead of what you want to play.

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Markus

But whether it’s Benny Goodman, Earnest Tubb, Hank Williams, John Lennon or Metallica it’s all good stuff. I wanted to give you my favorite guitarists here as well but I have so many I wouldn’t know where to start  and the list would be a mile long and boring at that.

Now that I’ve taken up enough of your time so we could get acquainted I do hope if anything on this site has helped you please let me know or maybe you want me to take a look at some guitar for you or some teacher.

I will do what I can and look forward to ideas that you might have. Some where on this page will be a way to get ahold of me. And I will do my best to get back to you.

I do wish you the best on your musical journey and thanks so much for dropping buy, come back again.

Astala

Markus
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12 thoughts on “About Markus

  1. David

    Hi Marcus,

    Love the website buddy, great information, nice story….

    Only thing missing in my eyes is a video of you playing…don’t be shy, love to see you live……

    All the best with your website and dreams 🙂

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    1. Markus Post author

      Hello David, thanks for stopping by and checking us out. I haven’t left that idea out of the plan at some point in time. LOL shyness isn’t in my dna

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  2. RENE

    Nice site Marcus! I’m a life long drummer and guitar player wannabe (most drummers are),
    and this year I’m planning on learning how to play my 32 year old Ibanez acoustic properly. I know
    about 5 cords…enough to rough out some songs with the Family. You hit it on the head about getting a good teacher. I’ve begun lessons about a half dozen times with musicians who can play great, but they
    just can’t teach. We’ll see how my adventure goes, so I’ll be keeping up here on your site. Great meeting
    over the Holidays.
    Rene B

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    1. Markus Post author

      So nice of you to drop by.Thats funny there, we could go on with musician/drummer jokes lol. Hey a good drummer is very hard to come by.I know what you mean as I’m one who just can’t teach either.
      You’ll find a good teacher you can rely on and relate to. Keep looking and once you find one hang with that one. I’ve been reviewing teachers and their courses. There are a lot of them out there.
      When I’m done I will put their contact info up here on the “Famous Teachers” page. So I look forward to coming back and seeing us Rene. Good luck on your journey.

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  3. Peter

    Hi Marcus,
    Great little site you have here.
    I took up the guitar late in life at age 55, I’m happy to just strum popular songs and play a couple of classical pieces. I agree with a previous comment, it would be great to see a video of you playing and perhaps a video of you reviewing your own guitars.

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    1. Markus Post author

      Taking up music is never to late in life to do. I’m sure it gives you great joy. I’ve been thinking about that and I just might as I do have a lot of video already. We’ll see but till then keep strumming and come back to visit me. See you then.

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  4. Neil

    Hey, Markus

    It’s great to meet you 🙂 It’s also funny how I found your site because I was actually watching the Inbetweeners 2 movie tonight, and there’s a part where Will is playing an acoustic guitar next to a camp fire. The clip actually gave me a little inspirtaion, so I did a Google search on acoustic guitars and here I am!

    I guess with anything in life, it takes a lot of practice until we progress with things, so I should imagine playing a guitar is a long journey, but a fun one too 😀

    I will be back to read more of your cotent here shortly. Neil

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    1. Markus Post author

      Neil whats up? Good to see you here and thats amazing how you found me. Looks like maybe I’m doing something right.
      Playing guitar has been a life long journey for me, as it usually is for most musicians.
      It does take a little practice but its way worth it especially if your just sitting around playing for family. Hope to see you back soon.

      Thanks 🙂

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