The last time I wrote I was struggling with a minor setback that involved me being unable to string a guitar. Two weeks later, and I’ve thankfully moved past that obstacle. The instructor of the class was nice enough to string the guitar, and fix a few loose things on it. My guitar is around 8 years old, and there are a few minor signs of age , but thankfully nothing that will take away from my ability to play it.
Seeing my guitar sitting on the stand for the last few years has been brutal considering I always wanted to learn it, but I knew that if I continued trying to teach myself I wouldn’t ever find the motivation to learn. I’m not sure why, but I’m just not the best self-teacher. I need guidance to at least get out of the gate. I have some very great guitar books that lay out how to play, and provide you with CDs to hear how the examples they are giving you sound. While learning the notes I was flying through, and became decent, but when it came time to jump into learning chords I began to struggle.
I begin guitar lessons in less than two weeks, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s always been one of those things on my list of goals. The scary prospect is that I’m just not cut out to play an instrument, and even with guidance won’t learn it as well as I would like. I’m not sure if that is possible, but I think I’ve heard of people who just can’t excel at certain things no matter how much they try.
I’ll continue to post updates about what I’m learning, and how it’s going! Hopefully by December I will be playing a song as naturally as an intermediate.