Music, songs, melodies and rhymes have been with me my whole life to now. Even before I picked up a guitar I had songs and poems in head. I can't remember learning to play guitar. I was maybe 10 years old when I started playing. I never had lessons. I listened to songs and tried to play them. All kinds of music. Great Irish tradional ballads and folk. Very bad Irish country music...very bad! Then some Beatles, Thin Lizzy, Bob Dylan and the standard classics. I was addicted to learning songs and I still am.