I didnt see an intro area and wanted to introduce my self and say hey all. Name is Todd been playin music for about 6 years. Crazy story, Piano player at church needed a bass player so I gave it a shot worked hard and loved it. Picked up a Mandolin I had lyin around one day and it hit me, WOW this aint near as hard as the Bass! (for me anyway) The fiths bug bit me. I am all self tought (probably some bad habits!! ) But I know play the Tenors (guitar and Banjo), dulcimers, and of course the Mandolin. I am by far an expert but Love music, bluegrass and gospel are my things I love best. I have some weird sense of timing that just came to me (through my head? you all know what I mean if you are into music we somehow all seem to have it? Mine is just a hair different than most? ) I joined the gold pick and forum to help aid me in getting better. I am also introducing my sis in law to mandolin from guitar. I didnt want here to pick up my bad habits so I joined and will be going through the lessons with her, hey never hurts to get back to basics right!I also own and use recording equipment so I have a ton of “toys” I am also a Cancer survivor of 2.5 year now so I REALLY enjoy life and all I do!! I look forward to some good discussions and probably some help and tips from all the good people here!!