Hello all you Guitar Learners. I am happy to have found Justin Guitar. On my 60th birthday last year, I decided to take the guitar back up again after a 45-year hiatus. But back when I was 15, I learned only a few chords and songs and that was that. But still had that intention to become proficient enough to play with family and friends.
I took some online lessons, but frankly, it was expensive and the teachers I tried were talented players, but not particularly good teachers. But then I found Justin Guitar. I paid for the app for a year, and for a couple of months I have been following the lessons and really enjoy it! I like that he takes the time to explain every little thing in detail.
But I do have a question. The area I am weakest in is playing actual songs. When I play the suggested songs for the the Grade, it doesn’t really sound very good. For example, on Grade 1, Lesson 1, there are songs that just use the D and A chords. Pretty much back and forth which is what I would expect for a beginner. I just use a simple strum patter of strumming on the beat 1, 2, 3, 4 and change chords. But to me, the chords I am playing along with the song (at full speed) don’t really sound like they belong to the song.
So, i am wondering what other people’s experience is with this. Am I reading too much into this? Should I just play along until I can make the beat and chord changes successfully and then move along? My expectation is to play along like I was part of the band, but I am just not feeling it.