1/7/09

Starting something new....

Well, tonight I do something I've wanted to do for many years but for some reason I've always put other things before it. I'm going for my first lesson at learning to play a guitar. At nearly 50, I guess if I'm ever going to do it, I might as well get with it, huh! ;)
I've played around with drums in the past and also played the violin back in school. Barely remember violin in school for it's been so long, but I do remember I learned to play but didn't do so good mainly because I didn't want to play it, but it was that class or pick some other class that I can't even remember what it was, but didn't want that class. lol
Anyway, like I said, I've always wanted to learn as far back as I can remember. So Wanda went and bought me an acoustic/electric guitar for Christmas. Said I can't have an amplifier for it until I've learned to play. WHAAAAAAT??? lol
But that's alright, for she will have to buy me an amplifier when I learn because then I'll want a new, and even better electric guitar.
Neighbors should really love that! LOL

UPDATE: First lesson is behind me now. Got three words to say!

I'm in T-R-O-U-B-L-E-!-!-! LOL!!!

Alright, honestly, it wasn't near hard and bad as I thought it would be. YET, maybe I should say! I just don't know what else yet is in front of me. But he helped me get comfortable with it and told me what he showed me tonight was the hardest part and once I learn it, I could play most any thing. He showed me C, D and G chords to learn. Hopefully I will have them down by the time I go back for lesson #2 next Wednesday night. But I think "C" is going to give me much trouble. He says just keep trying and it well come to me. But bottom line, I did really enjoy it tonight.

And here it is. :)

20 comments:

  • Thomas said....

    Best of luck to you. I've played the guitar for years now and love it. My advice: find someone to jam with no matter your skill level.

  • andeck said....

    hi ther droping here. i like play guitar too. help my chitika please if you wihs. Thx & regards, see you next time

  • Lynne said....

    I worked for my daughter's guitar instructor for a little while and he had a number of students who were 50+. I found it to be inspiring. We're never too old to learn something new and they say keeping your mind busy learning new things is the best way to stay young!
    Way to go on your new endeavor!

  • Margaret said....

    Hey that's great Chilly! They say that playing music keeps your mind active and your memory sharp. You will have to record some of your music for us to listen to.

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  • Mrs. Mecomber said....

    Hey I learned guitar in my mid-30s! So I'm sure you can! And before you know it, you'll be a ROCK STAR, MAN!!! Go go go!

  • chilly said....

    Hi guys and thanks a lot!
    Maybe this will be good for me, my mind and memory needs all the help it can get. lol

    @ Margaret, Maybe on the recording music, just Maybe. lol ;)

    @ Mrs.Mecomber, You do play?? That's cool!
    Not sure I could handle the rock star life these days. lol

    Thanks again guys and always, it's a pleasure to see you stop in.

  • Talen said....

    Nice guitar. Give it time and you'll be flying through the chords. I learned to play about 30 years ago and the learning never ends but it's an enjoyable process.

  • Jude said....

    I bought my Bill an acoustic guitar for Christmas a few years back and even wanted to get lessons for him, but he has put it on the back burner. He played with it for awhile, but simply lost interest. It sits in the corner gathering dust even though my brother bought him a great book for Christmas, maybe when he retires in a year he'll start again from boredom. Good luck to you Chilly and have fun.

  • LadyBanana said....

    Good Luck with your new interest... let us know how you get on!

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  • Carole said....

    Good luck Chilly, I think that's awesome that you're learning guitar! And I don't know if you already know this, but I just wanted to mention that until you build up calluses on your fingertips, your fingertips are going to kill you after you play for awhile, but once you get past that, your fingers will be fine. Your guitar is beautiful btw! Congrats and enjoy!!!

  • Gabby said....

    How amazing. I took my first lesson today and I', 57. I want to be able to play the chords to Promised Land and blow the harmonica part in the parking lot before the next Bruce show out here in California. I guess I better get to practicing.

    Good luck with it!

    http://gabbyhyman.blogspot.com/

  • Laane said....

    Hi!

    You can do it, I'm sure.
    I started bagpiping when I was 50 and I mastered that too.

    Good luck!

  • Carlos said....

    Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day! http://carlos-ideas.blogspot.com

  • Jeannine said....

    That is wonderful, we should all keep learning new things!

  • Anonymous

    well done chilly , keep up the good work.

    wont let you have a amp oh come live with me hun my eldest has two and i dont care about the neighbours i just care about my ears lol ryan is learning from a book that was bought for him and using the internet as well and hes not bad . if he can do it then so can you im sure of it .

    Ambermai

  • Experiments in Cyberspace said....

    Actually, G is the one that will give you the most trouble. Good luck!

  • chilly said....

    Hey guys! Thanks so much!

    @ Carole, I had heard many people say that fingers will get sore and build up calluses. Yep, it's true. No calluses really yet but I can feel the tips are getting harder. Plus they are hurting a bit much.

    @ Gabby, Great and congrats to you. Good luck to you and hope you meet your goal in playing it. :)

    @ Laane, WOW, I love hearing the Bagpipes!

    @ Dawn/Ambermai, True pleasure seeing you pop in here for sure! Sure, I can move in with you guys. Ryan and I will work on your ears real good! LOL Congrats to Ryan!

    @ Experiments in Cyberspace, Believe it or not, "G" is not so bad. But "D" is killing me! Trying to get three fingers in a place the size of a nickle. LOL
    Honestly they all are giving me a little pain trying to learn because I have large fingers and the guitar neck at the nut is narrow. Strings are real close together and hard to get on one at a time. Teacher said something about a wider neck. So I guess I'll see what he says tomorrow night when I see him again.

    Thanks guys for stopping in and the good wishes! Pleasure always to see all stop in! :)

  • Mitch said....

    Congratualtions, Chilly! It is never too late to start anything, especially guitar. You sound very motivated, and I'm sure we'll one day hear a sound file of you jamming away on your guitar here on your blog. I gave my father-in-law his first guitar this past Christmas, too. He's 62, and his first lesson was two weeks ago. It was difficult for him too, but just like you he thoroughly enjoys playing and looks forward to the future with his new hobby!

    I enjoy your blog & am excited to hear more about your guitar progress! Good luck & all the best. :)

    Mitch

  • chilly said....

    Hello Mitch, Thanks and good to see you stop by! And congrats and good luck to your father n law for taking up the guitar.

    Thanks and stop in again anytime! :-)

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