Greetings from The Great White North (well, not quite white yet).
I guess U could consider me an Old(er) guitarist. I first learned to play when I was in the military in Alaska over 50 years ago. My buddy taught me the basics and I bought a 12-string acoustic from another friend. I continued to play for several years after I left the military then I stepped away for a number of years.
Now that I’m retired and with the problems with the pandemic, I found myself with quite a bit of time on my hands. So, I decided to check off something on my bucket list and bought myself a Fender Squire Strat and got back in the game.
The first thing I discovered was that my fingers weren’t as nimble as they used to be (a lot of things ain’t as nimble as they used to be) and I find myself trying to find ‘work-arounds’ for things I used to be able to do. But I’m getting there, and I’ve become quite patient in my old age.
Hello Jeff and welcome to the community. Are you beyond the wall, among the white walkers?
In terms of joining with fellow ‘oldies’ you are in good company - check here: Older guitar students - can 'old dogs' learn new tricks?
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I’m afraid that my fingers are as ‘nimble’ as they are ever going to be. I also think that they may have shrunk in my old age. I don’t seem to be able to grab some cords or notes as easily as I used to. But we’ll keep working at it. Between guitar and my wood shop it keeps me off the streets.