Hi Dean - Welcome! We’re all learners, just at different stages on this journey. The more you learn, the more you realise how much further you have to go … and there is no end! There’s no rush, taking your time with the basics makes a lot of sense.
A very warm welcome to the forum!
You’ve found the perfect place here and your friend is right to recommend Justin’s lessons. The courses and song tutorials are great, very motivating and a lot of fun.
I’m also a beginner. Like you I’ve started a few months ago, having just finished Grade 1 and still enjoying everything a lot.
I’d say you have a good plan mastering the basics first before going faster.
Wishing you lots of fun and success on your musical journey
Cheers from Germany
Welcome here and I wish you a lot of fun
You have a smart friend
Welcome to the forum Dean
Only a couple of steps taken and you’re already on the right path
You’re gonna go far mate!
Great stuff Dean, welcome to the community. My best advice is to stick with it, make it part of your daily routine even if it’s only 10 minutes a day. Songs were the best goal for me, once I learned to play a song all the way through I was hooked. The greatest thing about the guitar is how rewarding it is once you get past the initial struggle. I’ve never regretted it and it regularly brings joy to my life.
Welcome, Dean. Nothing wrong with taking it slow, I spent 6-7 months on Grade 1 and am likely spending even longer on Grade 2.
Welcome Dean. I started playing in April and have progressed quickly with the Justin App. Daily practice really helps me. So many great songs to play in the app. Enjoy!
Hello Dean and welcome to the community
Welcome Dean, great choice to use Justin. Taking it slowly is an excellent approach.
You will be a very unusual person if there aren’t days when you are frustrated or even bored by the practice so my best advice is the rule I set myself - pick your guitar up every single day and play it, it doesn’t matter for how long, it can be two minutes if you aren’t in the mood, but pick it up. I got a guitar stand and kept it very visible to make this easy to do from day one, I didn’t need to get my guitar out of the case to pick it up.
Thanks Paul! I really appreciate it.
Thank you Rick! I appreciate it.
Thanks Rebecca! I’m glad I’m not the only one that is going slow and steady.
Thank you J.J. Andre.
Yes, I’ve heard many great things about the app. I’ll give it a try for sure.