I have a long history of trying instruments as a kid and giving up. This year as I turned 34 I decided to give it a serious go again since I love music so much I want to play it too. In January I realized bass is very early to find tabs for and learned all year with bassbuzz. I can play along songs I like and can challenged myself a bit now etc.
This made me realize—I can learn guitar after all then! (After giving up as a teenager).
I’m following Justin’s course and I love it. I’m at Grade 2 module 9 and working on my F chord, motivated and having fun. I’m also working on Wonderwal right now and having much fun with it.
Justin’s course makes me motivated and it gives structure to my practice routine. I pick around my guitar and just work on whatever is giving me trouble.
To the actual topic: since I somehow always felt guitar is difficult to pick up the right technique… I also started in person lessons now.
At the 1:1 in person lesson the teacher figured we could learn 20th century boy by t.rex and I managed to play it okey after 3 weeks.
The teacher didn’t really give me much advice and basically expected me to sight read the song. So to be honest I learned everything off YouTube and Justin’s course anyway.
Next up we he picked smoke on the water — which makes sense. I can practice power chords and picking individual strings… fun beginner riff as well.
Today I played though the rhythm part okey (whole song), took me 2 weeks of practice.
So after I struggled my way through this… the teacher today started explaining the solo part. And I’m like… damn this is VERY fast. Am I an idiot? Am I expected to sight read, bend, pull off, hammer on and do all those sixteenth notes!?
The question: Basically I wanted ask, is the in person class jumping the gun somewhat? It doesn’t feel right somehow to expect so much of a beginner struggling through simple songs, does it? It makes me feel bad so I’ll stop going I think, and continue with Justin’s course though!
Either way, this is also a “recommendation” of Justin’s course — I’m having fun and learning at my own pace.