Re: Real beginner
- From: "John" <none@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:54:48 +0100
"John" <none@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hmm.... the title of this group is alt.guitar.beginner but you all
seem frighteningly advanced to me :-)
I, on the other hand, am a beginner in the truest sense of the word -
52-years old, completely tone deaf, can't hold a tune to save my
life and fingers like sausages. I'd never even held a guitar in my
hands at all, not ever in my life, until ten days ago when I was the
winning bidder on an Ebay auction - the princely sum of 25 quid
(that's GBP sterling for anyone outside the UK) got me an Encore
Strat, 10W practice amp, lead, stand, strap and headphones!! Oh, and
I also got a Marshal MG30DFX for decent money as well.
Had my very first ever guitar lesson on Wednesday and it's going to
be a weekly thing with lots of practice between the lessons - finger
ends are a bit tender :-)
Anyway, what I'm finding most difficult at the moment is coming off a
string cleanly. I can hold the string down, get the note I want, but
then as I release the string it sounds the open note. Is that just
something that I'll learn not to do as I get better or is it down to
the guitar not being a very good one? I don't want to spend a lot of
money at this stage in case I don't take to it and give up.
Welcome to the world of the obsessed!
What you describe is mainly a matter of technique which will come in
time. It's pretty much a universal beginner issue, one that for most
people goes away pretty quickly.
One thing I would recommend, however, is that you get your guitar set
up by a professional. These days even the cheapest guitars can be
made to play easily. It will be well worth the cost.
Hi Rich and thanks for your reply my friend. I'm glad that most people seem
to get over the problem quite quickly and I'll certainly take your advice
about getting the guitar set up professionally. Cheers mate,
- Re: Real beginner
- From: JimT
- Re: Real beginner
- Prev by Date: Re: Real beginner
- Next by Date: Re: Real beginner
- Previous by thread: Re: Real beginner
- Next by thread: Re: Real beginner