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So, starting with some TMI. 

Recently through therapy I have become aware that I have never really done or invested in anything that I am truly interested in or passionate about because of past abuse. 

Heavy metal was one of those things, as well as desperately wanting to learn how to play the electric guitar. My grandpa is a metal head so I had a lot of exposure when I was younger that was then banned from my life, so I am aware and also embarrassingly unaware of anything relevant or even the names of bands and songs that I do like in a lot of cases. 

Anyway, I'm 30 and my name is Trinity and I am just trying to kill two birds with one stone and find some people to talk to who are interested in music.

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Hi. That sucks... hope you're out of whatever bad situation you were in. We have recommendation threads with a bunch of youtube links that you can dig through, and a lot of folks here also post links of what they're listening to. If you hear anything you like, let us know, and maybe someone can steer you towards more of it. 

Never too late to start learning guitar - it just takes time and dedication. I'm glad I started learning as a kid because I didn't realize how much I sucked. I see that being an obstacle for some older beginners whose goals exceed their reach at first. If you stick with it, it can be really rewarding. Playing music is one of my favorite things to do. I don't feel like myself without it.

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38 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Hi. That sucks... hope you're out of whatever bad situation you were in. We have recommendation threads with a bunch of youtube links that you can dig through, and a lot of folks here also post links of what they're listening to. If you hear anything you like, let us know, and maybe someone can steer you towards more of it. 

Never too late to start learning guitar - it just takes time and dedication. I'm glad I started learning as a kid because I didn't realize how much I sucked. I see that being an obstacle for some older beginners whose goals exceed their reach at first. If you stick with it, it can be really rewarding. Playing music is one of my favorite things to do  I don't feel like myself without it.

I definitely am. I did take lessons as a kid but for acoustic, because that's what was allowed. Some piano and harmonica as well but nothing like, proficient. I mostly sang until my voice teacher got fired. Definitely seems like music was purposely kept from my life but I have always been driven back to it. It's a little emotionally overwhelming honestly and it feels a bit still to be crying while listening to Dio sometimes but church is church I guess. 

 

Thank you for the guidance. 

41 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

Welcome to the forums.

I'm blissfully unaware of a lot of things people here talk about too so don't be embarrassed.

We can be ignorant together \m/

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But was the stuff we now know as food originally put on this planet with the sole intention of being eaten? Given that the fruit will, if left, wither and die and by it's own process propagate and propagate even better and stronger in the same soil it was grown in. Could it not be that cucumbers, zucchinis and other such fruits were put on this earth because of their lovely flowers which help keep millions of bees alive. Bees after all are one of the most important creatures in the eco system.

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Taking a break from the weird turn this took... over-religious upbringing, huh?

Hopefully, you can find some church out there in the world that won't give you a hassle about metal.  I grew up in a couple churches that didn't really mind it, they just didn't play it at church.  My father even accepted that Ozzy (believe it or not) actually prays to God before every concert.  So yeah, I'm a Christian that listens to Slayer. :P

Truth be told, I haven't met very many people who've been brought up in a nasty form of religion.  If you want some Christian metal albums I can name a few.  You may want to check out Extol, who kick some major ass in the prog death vein.  

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10 hours ago, schwermetallschatz666 said:

So, starting with some TMI. 

Recently through therapy I have become aware that I have never really done or invested in anything that I am truly interested in or passionate about because of past abuse. 

Heavy metal was one of those things, as well as desperately wanting to learn how to play the electric guitar. My grandpa is a metal head so I had a lot of exposure when I was younger that was then banned from my life, so I am aware and also embarrassingly unaware of anything relevant or even the names of bands and songs that I do like in a lot of cases. 

Anyway, I'm 30 and my name is Trinity and I am just trying to kill two birds with one stone and find some people to talk to who are interested in music.

Morning (well it is here anyway), welcome.  Hope you enjoy the place.

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On 8/13/2022 at 10:28 PM, Rexorcist said:

Taking a break from the weird turn this took... over-religious upbringing, huh?

Hopefully, you can find some church out there in the world that won't give you a hassle about metal.  I grew up in a couple churches that didn't really mind it, they just didn't play it at church.  My father even accepted that Ozzy (believe it or not) actually prays to God before every concert.  So yeah, I'm a Christian that listens to Slayer. :P

Truth be told, I haven't met very many people who've been brought up in a nasty form of religion.  If you want some Christian metal albums I can name a few.  You may want to check out Extol, who kick some major ass in the prog death vein.  

I desperately need some sort of community honestly. I am very lonely hahaha but I've done it to myself. 

 

Yes, very over-religious and misguided younger parents (who are not yet 50), one of which was a step parent. No overt physical abuse other than spanking but mentally, I have finally come to terms with the fact that terrorized is an accurate description. Hard to label things like that when they are so normal to you. 

I stay away from Christian shit as much as possible lol but thank you. 

Listening to Dio or Scorpions now is like a balm. Something that's been missing for a long long time. Probably have my hopes set too high on how long it will take me to pick stuff up once I get a guitar but I can't wait to have an excuse to just repetitively drown myself in the music. 

It is always good to know someone understands where you come from. On the outside we were normal church people 😛 

On 8/14/2022 at 6:09 AM, MacabreEternal said:

Morning (well it is here anyway), welcome.  Hope you enjoy the place.

Thank you, I appreciate it. 

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10 minutes ago, schwermetallschatz666 said:

Probably have my hopes set too high on how long it will take me to pick stuff up once I get a guitar but I can't wait to have an excuse to just repetitively drown myself in the music. 

It is never too late to pick up an instrument. The desire to play and learn and 'open ears' are all you need. Playing music at any level is one of life's great pleasures and surely is therapeutic. I wish you every joy.

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Just now, FatherAlabaster said:

That is indeed the point I was making to our fruity pal. His avatar looks riper and riper every time I see it.

I literally just had half a cucumber for lunch. Very refreshing, low calorie treat. At most all you need is a little salt.

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