Re: HOW DID YOU START TO LEARN PLAYING GUITAR?
End of 2007, when I was 35, hubby bought me an entry-level electric Gretsch. I always wanted to play since I was a kid. I had tons of musical background, but had not really touched a guitar. Gretsch became too wide for my small body to manage and trying to learn on my own. So, friend of mine that has like 50 electric guitars provided me with a 2006 American Stratocaster "loaner" of his. I played around, but started lessons in March 2008 and still continue. I got through the first 3 Hal Leonard books pretty quickly. Now teacher is showing me songs more and I love it. I'm working on learning how to play informally versus the sheet music...I could always read music, but I wanted to be able to learn impromtu songs, so it's perfect for me to learn that way too. I am doing a self-directed study in the Blues on my own via sheet music and a book. But, I'm having teacher show me how to play the punk rock and other rock songs I enjoy
Yep, I'm a late bloomer