My name is Sam and I’m attempting to learn guitar again after an aborted attempt in my early 30’s (I’m now 44). I certainly don’t have much natural talent but do have a passion for music and a determination to learn that will hopefully see me through!.
I think, with the help of JustinGuitar, I’ve got over that initial ‘hump’ and am starting to see progress but still have the occasional bouts of self doubt when I feel like I’m never going to get there (wherever ‘there’ is!).
At least now my daughters seem to enjoy me playing rather than asking me to stop, so that’s good!
Good to meet you Sam and welcome!!
Passion and determination are all you need (and a bit of guidance from Justin of course ). Doubt will crop up from time to time and that’s where this Community comes into it’s own. All the best with your journey!
I feel your story will be familiar to many round here, it certainly was to me, starting at a similar age and now making progress via Justin’s lessons 10+ years later - the only difference in my case was there was several aborted attempts in the in between years!
Hey Sam, welcome to the community, that’s awesome. I started similar to you and 10 years later have had people compliment me on my talent. I assure them it’s just passion for music and determination to learn, as you said, that got me where I am. I certainly have my moments of doubt but when I think back to where I was 15 years ago, I always smile at the progress.
Hi Sam and welcome! You’ve got passion and determination…you can do without “natural talent” Now just a little bit of it wouldn’t be bad for me, but as Justin once said “If it were easy anybody could play the guitar” Enjoy your journey