- From: "zombie.squirrel" <zombie.squirrel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 28 May 2006 18:25:13 -0700
There's been some very downbeat posts in here of late. As a start stop
musician on various instruments (never the guitar before) I definitely
feel the pain of learning to play (over and over and over).
Well here's a small, useless, pleasant post. Im an absolute beginner
with the guitar (I read music, but thats about it) and Ive been playing
for about two months at age 38
My teacher gave me a claw-hammer style blues piece to play. Im sure you
know the type: baseline with the thumb and a notes with the index
finger. A simple piece.
Well this, for me, is like juggling or trying to type two different
words with a each hand at the same time. I never thought I'd be able to
get it. Well after about four straight hours of pratice I nailed it.
Thumb and index each doing their thing independently.
Man it felt good! I never thought I'd be able to get there, but when I
did, I played it until My fingers were raw.
I feel like Ive crossed some sort of invisible barrier here, and a
whole lot of stuff is now open to me for the guitar. I think my wife
also likes the fact that I can play something that almost sounds like
Flame me if you will, my sense of self-satisfaction is like a shield of
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