Have been here before, many months ago, but got demotivated and fed up, but now i am back, willing to try again, starting at the very start, not thinking about months or years into the future of guitar playing, one step at a time.
I was thinking of buying myself a bass guitar, finances says not, so my guitar, which has been within arms reach for over a year has been dusted off, tuned and ready to play.
Not going to go down the negativity i have done previously, older and wiser, (older anyway, not too sure about the wiser).
Welcome back. My husband got a cheap base guitar off Amazon last year, I think it cost about $89 US dollars and came with a cheap amp. He’s happy enough with it. Doesn’t sound awful to me, but what do I know, I’m pretty new at the whole play an instrument thing myself
Kevin, that is a good attitude to have. Welcome back to the community. I have restarted too many times to count, but hopefully I’ve learned enough now to keep going forward. All of the great guitarist out there did not have overnight success, but put in the years and hours and hours of playing. So it is really important to enjoy playing at whatever level you are at and know that eventually you will get to where you want to be as a guitarist. I hope you are able to find songs at each level that inspire you and bring you joy while playing.
Welcome back. Not sure in what regard you may have been thinking about months or years in relation to guitar playing. I’ve had various opportunities or challenges I used to avoid because of how long they would take. It was a breakthrough for me to realise the length of time doesn’t really matter.
Why? Because that time goes by whether you take on the challenge or not. If you don’t take on the challenge, the 3 years (as an example) will still go by, at the end of the 3 years you’ll still be wishing you could do it.
But if you do take on the challenge, at the end of the 3 years you’ll be doing it.
Learning guitar is certainly hard and frustrating at times, but it is well and truly within the reach of the every day person, and there are many on this forum that can attest to that. The nice thing is the reward is so very very good.
Hi Kevin, welcome back. Learning how to play certain songs in a certain way can be achievable in a reasonable span of time putting enough practice behind it. Playing certain song like certain guitar idol does it can be a long term goal, an inspiration, but you can find many other songs along the way where you can put it in practice your newly acquired or improved skills. Have fun learning to play guitar.
Hello again Kevin - good luck this time.
You know there are many good folk here who will happily offer help and encouragement to those coming up behind them on Justin’s Beginner Courses. They embody and carry the pay-it-forward ethos we have nurtured for many years in our community. There are many old hands too who have years and (hopefully) a bit of wisdom they can bring as they give their support to those hitting the road blocks - which we all do.
Just ask if you need anything else.
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Hi Kevin… nice to meet you! Motivation is a funny thing, isn’t it! Sometimes the things that are best for you are the hardest ones to stay motivated about (think New Year’s Resolutions) & the things you shouldn’t really do are very motivating!
That being said, I think most of us here find playing as a very good thing… music is good for the soul & making your own music is even better!!! Stick with it, man & you’ll thank yourself someday soon!!!
Also, this Community is very kind & supportive… use us as a resource if you’re feeling that funk or getting the blues…
Dang, I keep using music related words… Soul, Funk… Blues…
Sorry Kevin🤪, but I’m serious, don’t give up!