Phil Z


I always wanted to learn how to play an instrument. So I got a bass, figuring it would be easy. After all, it only has four strings. How hard could it be? I did that for a while and got to the point where I didn't suck. I then thought, how hard could those other two strings be to learn? Maybe I can learn to play the guitar now. So I picked up Mel Bay's "Guitar for Beginners" Book #1. I am almost done with that book, just one more string to learn. As soon as I get that string down I am going to form a band.

Update, I finished book #1 and when I started book #1 I learned about this thing called "Chords". I figure I only need to learn three of these to be able to play rock'n'roll. I've already learned to play an "A" chord. So any suggestions on what chord I should learn next would be appreciated. I'll keep working on chords...

So the saga continues. I found that if I learned to be proficient with three cords, G, C, and D, I could play country music. So I practiced really hard on those three cords and joined a country band. It was amazing. I could play a whole two hour set with just three chords. Then I found that I could do Rock music with A, D and E chords. I am really getting that hang of this thing. Next is playing lead. I am learning. Until then, I will keep you posted........

Screen name:
Phil Z
Member since:
Mar 10 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allmans, Foghat, Cheap Trick, Marshall Tucker, Outlaws, etc...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


A couple Les Paul Customs, a few Les Paul Standards, a couple of Explorers, a couple Firebirds, Three Les Paul Specials, Strats, Tele's, Blueshawk, one BFG, Midtown Custom, a couple L6S's, Marhsall, Vox, and Peavey Amplifiers. And a bunch of acoustics.