Taking Time To Play Guitar

So as some of you know, I learned to play guitar at the young age of eight.

My dad bought a cheap guitar at a yard sale so that I wouldn’t be banging around on his Ovation guitar as I learned.

He would teach me one chord at a time.

When I learned that chord, I could move on to the next one.

Then I had to be able to transition from one chord to the next in order to learn another one.

Then he would teach me basic songs with what I knew.

For those of you not familiar with guitar, a chord is where you press certain strings down with your finger, which changes the note that sounds when that string is plucked.

If you want to learn to play guitar, I can tell you that it’s important to use a system rather than simply finding some chords and trying to learn how to do it on your own.

Even something as simple as the way you move your fingers from one position to the other will affect the rate at which you learn and the quality of the music you can produce with your guitar.

I’ve been brushing up on my guitar again lately due to the fact that I’ve missed it and my instruments were sitting around in their cases, taking up space, I might as well use them.

It seems to comfort and fascinate my dog as well so I guess that what is said about music soothing the savage beast is true!

It also soothes the savage beast in me!