As the title says, my name’s Dan, I’m from Yorkshire in the UK. I played a little guitar as a kid, I got OK at 3 or 4 songs, but never really went anywhere with it. Fast forward 20 years later (and having not played the guitar for those 20 years - life got in the way) and here I am picking the guitar up again, dusting it off and starting from the beginning. Any advice for newbies on this site gratefully received.
Welcome Dan. I think a lot of people start then stop before starting again years later. Follow Justins course and you will be well on your way. Good luck.
Hi, skinnyt. Thanks. Certainly gonna try.
Welcome to the community, Dan. The beginning is the best place to start. It’s always a good idea to start a learning log to set our your goals and record your progress. It’s amazing looking back to see how far we have come and the obstacles we have overcome to get where we are today and provides motivation for the adventure ahead.
Welcome to the forum Dan.
Hello Dan and welcome! As one that restarted about 25 years later I can tell you that I found a strong mussel memory as well as bad habits. Re- start working on your fundamentals is my advice. I’m now two years in and still finding out things I’m still not doing properly. That’s the process that matters and enjoying it seems the best advice to give!
Hello Dan, great that you’ve found your way to Justins website and this wonderful community . It’s the perfect place to restart your guitar journey. I’d also advise to follow the course right from the beginning. So, you can be sure, that you don’t miss out on something .
I wish you lots of fun along your guitar journey .
Welcome and glad to here you are rebooting your first love
Welcome, lots here have started again after a long break, I am a year in after a 40 year break.
Hi Dan. Great to welcome you here. With Justin you have a brilliant teacher. Try to play every day if only for five minutes. The early stages of playing can be hard. Developing finger strength and coordination. I started playing smoke on the water on one string. Then i progressed on to chords. Bar chords took me a while but i knew it was only a matter of time . If your hand hurts stop and rest. Play slowly and break everything down into small segments. I do that when learning guitar solos . Now many years later i dont have to think too much when i play . I would not of believed to have got this far on my Guitar journey . Don’t give up you will soon be playing lots of songs soon
Good to see you Dan, welcome! You’re in the right place to get yourself in track, and a brilliant community to back you up here!
Advice? Just work through the modules and have fun, there may be stuff you know but it’s possible there will be techniques you don’t that will help. Justin’s an amazing teacher and there’s free content to keep you occupied and progressing for literally years!
Look forward to hearing more from you
Welcome to the community. I started 10 years ago after dreaming about it for decades. For me learning my first song was a huge buzz. I was from Justin’s beginnners song book which I still have around, a bit worse for wear. Once I had one song under my belt the hunt was on for more. Enjoy,
Hello Dan. Welcome to the community. As already mentioned, follow the lessons / modules / grades slow and steady to learn and practice the sklls. Consolidate and have fun learning songs.
The community is the pmace to come for friendly help, support, chat and more.
Welcome and nice to meet you! So great you’re playing guitar again
I know what you mean about life getting in the way (but life is great too)
Hi Dan! Glad you finally made it.
Welcome to the community Dan. Great to have you here.
Welcome Dan best to start at the start as said.
I think I sorted the problem with the guitar sliding down my leg out by starting there
Oh and I’m still on the first module as only started here yesterday
I’d say be determined and stick with it. There’ll be good days and rubbish days and ace days because learning isn’t linear but if you persist you will get there and you will delight in your progress. It’s not easy but it’s so worth it. It’s so much fun and there’s always new stuff to learn. Go to it!
Thank you all for the words of encouragement. Didn’t have a lot of time to practice today, but hopefully get in half an hour or so good practice time tomorrow!
Hi Dan. Welcome to the community! After dusting my guitar off I too had to start from the beginning. Trying to get in the practice time was tough so I changed my mindset; i prioritised my guitar time. I told myself that my practice time is just as important as everything else and i made sure my husband and kids knew this as well
Anyway I wish you all the best on your guitar journey.