So, I recently decided to learn how to play guitar. I figured, since there was one in the house anyway, I might as well. I’ve also been listening to too much Janis Ian. I love her playing, and would love to be able to play like her, but since she has 50 years of experience, and I don’t, I doubt I’ll ever get to that level.
The guitar that we have is my brother’s guitar. It’s been sitting in our living room for years, just sitting. Once in a while, Steve would pick it up and play around with it, but too smallt other than that, it was untouched.
I looked at some online lessons in youtube, then my friend, Kelly, pointed me towards an Intro to guitar course on coursera.org. It’s an awesome site, btw, you should check it out. The course started on Monday, so I sat and watched the videos, but when I actually tried to play the first two chords that were being taught, I couldn’t get my hand around the neck of the guitar. My hands are just too small.
Mom and I went to the music store today, mostly because I wanted a strap for the guitar. I thought it would make it easier. I ended up buying a new, smaller guitar. It was easier, and it actually sounded the same as what the instructor on the computer was playing.
So, since I bought the guitar, I guess I”m committed to learning to play it.