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What was your big change in musical awareness?

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  1. LPBlue

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    For me it was The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and that cemented my wide eyed young future!:cool:

    Up until then I was raised on classical music.:thumb:
     
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    Mrs. Johnson teaching us "I'm A Little Teapot."
     
  3. AncientAx

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    1978 . 19yrs old . Heard EVH for the first time . I knew how much I really sucked .....
     
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    When I first heard Jimi I realized I was playing kids stuff.
    Still can't play Jimi and still playing kids stuff.
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The night Mary Jean Parker played I'm On The Hunt by Skynyrd on the keyset player in her '79 Camaro and we headed for the back seat. Ahh to be 15 again.
     
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    I'd say the first BIG change in awareness...was getting my first guitar at Christmas. The realization these things don't play themselves.
     
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  7. LPBlue

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    That's okay, I hear Blackmore wasn't too fond of him!:D
     
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    Cheeky little mf’er shook the world up ....
     
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    Listening to my dad's Hey Jude album on cassette was the first music that really caught my attention musically, not just as music that happened to be in my environment.
     
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  10. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Charting out songs.

    My brain doesnt seem to be able to grasp the bigger picture without a diagram.
     
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    Do we need to draw you a map?:D
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Absolutely.
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don't think you want me to do that.:sneaky:
     
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    Digression for technicalities: How do you chart out songs??
     
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    Also: I begged my parents for a guitar when I was maybe 6 or 7? I did not really keep close track of things back then. My sister in law showed me how to tune it, and how those little box chord diagrams worked. When I realized I could BUY SONGBOOKS AND MAKE MUSIC, I was hooked. Pretty much the same as today. :D
     
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    the cool kid at Summer camp air guitared to Crazy Train with a tennis racquet

    I was 9
     
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    Hearing the blues played by British bands and then realizing that it was a form of American music not being played on the popular radio stations. The next the next real change in awareness was that the real thing was still being played not far from me.
     
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    A guy I had a massive crush on in high school wrote a weekly record review in the local paper. After his review I bought Tom Petty’s Damn The Torpedos ... that saved me from disco. He also lent me a bunch of albums - Kinks, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Mott the Hoople, The Doors, Robert Fripp, Queen, Peter Gabriel....
    I of course fully embraced rock; my best friend was also very up on the music scene, turned me on to all sorts of stuff: punk, Springsteen, Neil Young, the Stones, etc.
    It must be said my parents had some good stuff. I grew up on Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond, the Beatles, the Carpenters, Carole King, Paul Simon, Boz Skaggs...
    But I still credit Tom Petty... that album still takes me back there, too...
     
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    The Everly brothers on American Band Stand

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    I'm hitching a ride to Dallas...
    Just took 2 bikes
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    My second awakening...
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    Outfitted my regular go to races van
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    Hearing Don Mclean's "American pie" and realizing....."hey, i can shut this off"
     
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