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Reading and writing music is a wonderful way of getting ideas in your head down to someone else who reads and writes, but if you dont read and write, and the other musician youre playing with are trying to express something who doesnt read and write, than its a question of "I wrote" so that you must learn from listening and from understanding where thats coming from.
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I had prostate cancer that, for me, was debilitating. I didn't touch a guitar for two years, but when I realized I was seeing the light at the end of the recovery tunnel and was going to live pain-free, I realized again that it was a fun little instrument to play.

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But it has been a long process because I'm kind of a renaissance person.

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I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that I actually started playing.

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I was producing demos for a band that was called Physical Ed. Out of production of demos I went and did a few jam sessions with then in Northern California clubs, but I never actually toured with them.

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I don't recall getting a first guitar.

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I've never known how to read music in my life.

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What made me pick up a guitar? It weighed a lot less than a piano.

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When I started reaching teenage years, I listened to everything that was on the radio like everyone else did, which was Chuck Berry, Beach Boys and then of course The Beatles, Stones. And of course in the 60's, I was completely blown away like everyone else by Hendrix, Cream, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck and all of that ... so those were my influences.

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