My name is Alan Woodward and I live in NW Arkansas but spent the first 30 years in NE Oregon.
My favorite music is almost anything heavy with guitar and either instrumental or understandable vocals. Bands I typically listen to are Megadeth, Metallica, In Flames, The Haunted, Disturbed, Korn, Trivium, Gojira, etc. For guitar playing influence, I am inspired by Kiko, Marty, Becker, Loomis, and Satriani.
My current top pieces of gear: PRS Custom 24, Mesa Boogie Mark IV, Boogie 2x12 Recto-Cab., Boss Katana 1x12 combo. Impatiently waiting for the Neural DSP Quad Cortex preorders…!
I am married with three boys under 7 years old. We all have guitars. While under quarantine, some of our favorite date nights is everyone grabbing an instrument and rocking out. They have an Amazon Echo in their room and I am always hearing them say hey Alexia play Megadeth… they know “Peace Sells…” well since it is the first song that comes on. Another hit is “Rock you like a Hurricane” by Scorpions. My youngest tries hard to get Baby Shark to come on using his toddler talk.
I’m happy to have found Guitar Hacks (Thanks Kiko). It has changed my way of approaching practicing where I now focus on the techniques and have gained confidence. The journey has been fun!