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  1. Beowulf

    Beowulf The Archimedes Codex

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    I've been floating around for a couple of days, I really should say 'Hi'

    I've been playing for 15 years, though in 1996 I chopped off the ring finger of my fretting hand and had to not play for over a year. Picking up a piece of yourself off of the ground isn't the best feeling in the world, let me tell you, lol! The result is that my ring finger is now 1cm shorter than it should be, but is otherwise fully functional, but it was to painful to play for over a year and I couldn't use that finger again until 2000....

    .... During that time I learned how to make use of the right hand and got a thorough grounding in Flamenco music forms. I could play most of the chords with three fingers, so to fill up that sound and get more pianistic sounds it was the best choice. I love playing flamenco, and frankly I'd rather listen to Paco Pena, Paco De Lucia or Juan Martin than most shredders - these guys rip the guitar apart and use techniques no shredder has in their repertoire to boot!

    Anyways.... for the last seven years I've been getting back into the metal and 7-string playing is quite new to me. I'm working on opening a new studio ( see www.theblackroomstudio.com ) and I have a few musical pieces up on www.musofinder.com/beowulf101 including a flamenco piece called 'Duende'

    Ahhhh.... the nail care I have to do....
     
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    The Dark Wolf Contributor

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    I'll be the one to say it...

    :worth:



    :lol: Who doesn't want to see mutilated appendages around here?

    Greetings and salutations, btw!
     
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    Nick Stop the Madness!

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    holy shit, sounds agonizing!
     
  4. Beowulf

    Beowulf The Archimedes Codex

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    Quickly snapped off on my camera phone so they aren't great pics - no blood, just the end result 11 years on! You'll see that the little finger is almost as long as the ring finger and that after skin grafting my ring finger looks a tad like a second penis!
     

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    The Dark Wolf Contributor

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    Holy fuck! :lol:

    Dude, you rule. Rep for the pics.
     
  6. Beowulf

    Beowulf The Archimedes Codex

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    Oops, duplicated one - here's the one that should have gone up

    Cheers for the rep!
     

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    My cousin got his index finger caught in a press years ago. Now he looks like Tony Iommi. :dio:
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Ouch. Anyway, welcome to the boards, dude!

    Beowulf and I have been chatting theory for the last half hour or so - nice to see another music dork here. :D
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Welcome, and sorry to hear about your accident.
     
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    Scott Aye. Contributor

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    Are you the one they call Beowulf?


    God i've been holding that in for hours...

    [action=Scott]is bored[/action]
     
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    howdy! :wavey:

    that penile finger is intense :lol:

    congrats on sticking with guitar. Django would be proud :)
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Ouch! That must've hurt like hell. :eek: Glad to see it reattached though. :yesway:

    Welcome! :hbang:
     
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    Beowulf The Archimedes Codex

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    Yes, I am he....

    .... been Beowulf fan since I was a kid! About 25 years in fact (crap, I'm gettin' old! :lol: ).

    Cheers guys. Penis finger aside, I'm a mean rhythm player and a mid-pace solo player - the ability to shred has gone for me since the accident, but if Django Reinhardt looks down on me and says "Kid, you rock!" I'm happy!

    Feel free to bash me with music theory and studio questions, this is a cool Forum and unlike others I've seen, everyone here helps each other out and talks about things in a more in-depth way, so I'm glad to join and thanks for making me welcome :agreed:
     
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    Welcome!!! :wavey:
     
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    Beowulf The Archimedes Codex

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    Ah, if only Angelina Jolie was my mother.... at least I could say in a sicko way 'I've been there!!!!' :fawk:
     
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    :rofl:
     

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