At the beginning of August I impulsively decided to buy a guitar. I’ve always wanted to learn but I’ve never actually gotten around to it- until now.
It’s actually my second time trying to learn how to play.
The first time was when I was around 6 years old. My parents decided that they wanted me to have talent, so they also impulsively bought me a guitar.
However, they didn’t actually enroll me in lessons or get me a tutor. They just bought me the guitar.
At that age I had no concept of what chords or notes were. So I would just keep strumming the strings over and over again; and then I would get extremely frustrated and upset because it didn’t sound good. I don’t even think the guitar was tuned- I didn’t know what that was!
Eventually I ended up taking a pair of scissors to the strings…
It was the guitar’s fault okay!
Although I am also taking the self-taught route this time, I’m hoping to get a little further than just chopping the strings off.
So far I know a few single string guitar tabs, and a handful of chords. As “Happy Birthday” is in fact a single string guitar song, naturally I’m available for hire at your kid’s next birthday party.
I’ll update you guys if there’s a breakthrough! Wish me luck! Any advice for a beginner?
Until Next Time.