Thursday, March 19, 2015

Learning Guitar Part 1

Probably the hardest part about learning guitar has been updating my blog about it.

I bought an Ibanez Gio, which is an (obviously cheap) solid body electric guitar but, for the money, I think it does just fine. Buying a better guitar would have cost twice as much, and I can slowly, but surely, upgrade different parts of this guitar as I have the funds. The first things I'd upgrade are the tuners. Bad tuners can be a little aggravating, and these are for sure bad tuners. I wouldn't know what tuners to get, but I'll know when the time comes.

The quality of the guitar is secondary to skills. Unless a guitar sounds so bad, it is unlistenable, the only thing that matters is the person playing it. I'm always getting better. I decided to get back to basics and learn stuff one week at a time. In the first few weeks, I don't think I'll get too much better, but maybe I will a bit, especially with those C and G chords. In a month's time, I'll be getting into new stuff and I think I'll have benefited from this brief respite from learning something new.

Guitar is hard, through and through. There isn't any doubt in my mind that it's easy. I'm always excited for being better. I think I'll eventually reach a level (far from the echelons of legendary guitarists) I'm happy with. I really just want to be able to jam and express myself. Maybe I'll never reach that, but with time comes skill. No matter what I do, if I just keep playing, I'll be better than what I am right now. I can't possibly get any worse

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