Left-handed player from Bedfordshire, UK here.
Started with Justin’s stuff about 4 or 5 months back, started with guitar about 6 months back…sort of.
Originally started to learn over 20 years back on acoustic, but that was right-handed.
Way too much scar tissue in my left shoulder meant I couldn’t carry on learning, so dropped it after a year or thereabouts as I had spent more time off than on.
Got a second- hand leftie Les Paul copy and have taken it from there.
Music tastes vary from Coldplay to Whitesnake and classical stuff - as long as it sounds good, it is good (sure I’ve heard that somewhere else )
Progress is slow due to knackered nerves in right hand and damaged neck - but the guitar actually helps as well.
Using the website, the beginners app, ear trainer and metronome.
Like to create documents to teach myself everything as well - the way I learn is to teach, and that means teaching myself as if I were to hand it to someone else and expect them to learn from it, and create it in idiot language (which I am fluent in )
Hello Andy and welcome to the community.
on that last comment. My wife tells me I’m fluent in that as well.
Enjoy the journey.
Hi Andy and welcome.
Sounds like you have the right mind set to succeed, given the difficulties you mention. Looking forward to how things develop.
Hi Andy and welcome to the community. Good luck with the journey.
Hi Andy, welcome to this awesome community. The Learning Log is the place for documenting things and I look forward to it
Another Pratchett fan?
We just need the Band With Rocks In and we’re away!
Soul Music is such a great novel, all the more enjoyable when you can pick up all the musical references.
Yes indeed Andy. Just great books but the TV adaptation’s, PAH!
I think I lasted about 1 minute into the ‘adaptation’ (butchering) of The Watch.
Thankfully they will never be able to do so again.
Some of the others are ok-ish, but only if one takes it as a cheap imitation.
Maurice is going to be in Sky soon - we’ll see how that goes.
Yep, let’s just get together and jam, then go decorate some hotel rooms
Welcome Andy, you surely are a great example of ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’. Kudos to you. With you attitude and application I think you’ll fly. Please do share your recordings with us
Audio/video of you playing
Recording?? I won’t inflict that on you just yet
Getting back into it in the last couple of days - left shoulder eased, but it is really a case of 2 steps forward, one step back.
Someone has stolen the D Minor chord from my guitar - can’t seem to find it
Fingers on the right hand have decided they’re off on holiday by themselves, ‘get on that string, in that fret this instant!’ I tell them.
They don’t answer. They ignore me, or just go wandering on their own. Getting them back in place will take a few days, but as my strumming/timing is also set back a few weeks, they can lounge around for a while, no-one will miss them!
Amazing how quickly the stretch in the fingers goes as well.