Hello, I’m from New Zealand. I played the trumpet when I was growing up, but it didn’t suit me at all. I was convinced to stick with it anyway. Dropped it as soon as I left school. I wanted to play electric guitar for a long time, but it seemed unattainable. I tried to teach myself bass guitar in the meantime with a loaned instrument, didn’t go very well. Finally decided to do it, got a secondhand Yamaha RGX112 that I love, it’s in really good condition considering it’s almost as old as I am. I messed about with internet tabs and Being Terrible At Rocksmith for a couple of months, and now I’m making my way through Justin’s lessons from the beginning. I’m picking up lots of things I’d missed, like the better fingering for A chord. Currently up to Grade 1 Module 5. Good stuff!
Coming from an instrument where it’s only possible to play one note at once, I’m finding chords very intimidating. I can read music, but I feel like that’s not super helpful for guitar at the stage I’m at. Aaaah, I’m going to have to learn all that chord progression stuff I always skipped past (I was mostly classical trumpet, so didn’t need that for improv because I did everything I could to avoid trumpet improv).
I am finding that I can remember tunes a lot better somehow on the guitar than I ever did on the trumpet. Where I used to be constantly relying on the sheet music, with guitar I can stop looking at the tabs and remember how things go a lot better. Not sure why that is, the way the notes are so visually laid out maybe making it easier?