Hi Guitar Gurus
I wanted to make contact with anyone out there who is NEW, or JUST STARTED to learn to play guitar.
If I had known how difficult it was to play, and how long it would take, I might have thought twice about learning at all.
I had no previous musical talent; just liked the sound and wanted to learn.
Starting is INCREDIBLY difficult and takes lots&lots&lots&lots of patience.
I have been playing for 2 years and I am just about at the point where I can switch chords quickly and smoothly, do bar chords, and reach some of the notes which seemed impossible and unreachable even a few months ago.
A lot of people giveup because they feel they are not progressing, or it feels too difficult.
My Advice: Keep going! Keep practicing every day, keep enjoying it by learning simple songs, just play notes/chords that you like to keep you interested if you are getting bored of scales. Eventually your brain suddenly and unexpectedly just automatically drives your fingers in away which is really easy.
Get a good guitar.
Don't switch between electric and acoustic when you are first learning, as they require completely different techniques and ways of playing.
You WILL get there eventually, and that will make playing guitar all the more rewarding when you do crack it finally.
Good luck and use the chordie forum! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_cool.gif" border=0 alt="Cool">