Topic: Can someone help a old newbie?
Hi, I used to play alot when I was young although I never could read music. I just played what I was taught by friends. But I could do barre chords and play simple things on my classical guitar which had a very wide neck. At 54 I decided I wanted to play again and I also now have an acoustic guitar (from Estebans infomercial..a pretty cutaway black one) Anyway, I've found I can no longer play barre chords even though the neck is much more narrow than my other guitar. What I would like to know is, is this because I'm old now and my strength isn't the same? Also, is this something I can build back up or should I not expect too much because of my age. Also trying to do Estebans chromatic scale is really hard because my fingers don't seem to reach that far..(I'm a short female..LOL does that make a difference too?) Can someone give me some hope? Thanks so much...Jace