I followed music theory lessons for 6 years in primary school (it was a mandatory part of primary school education - no free choice there). After that, I wanted to learn to play the guitar, but my mother wasn’t very enthousiastic, believing I wouldn’t keep at it. Knowing my 12 yo self, she was probably right.
Fastforward 35 years (ouch), and at the beginning of this year, out of the blue, that old dream resurfaced. Not being much of a classroom kind of person, I explored the possibilities for self learning en stumbled upon Justin’s website. I decided to go for it, bought a guitar, and excitedly waited for the evening to start my first lesson. Next thing I knew, my back was killing me and there was no way I would be able to pick up that guitar…
So I spent a few weeks just looking at my beautiful guitar (and a week of skiing - it doesn’t have to be all misery). In the meantime, I spent quite a bit of time lurking around here and following a few of Justin’s courses. And this week, I could FINALLY get started on module 1, and I am totally excited about this new journey!
Hello Els, and a warm welcome to the community .
47 is a fantastic age to start your guitar journey (it was the same, I started mine ).
I wish you lots of fun with your six-string-friend and look forward to hearing more from you .
Welcome to the Community Els! A journey full with wonders and joy is what I know it’ll be…so what I wish to you is to make treasure of those and overcome the little and big frustrations along the way…and much more than anything else have fun!!
Hi Els, nice to have you here, welcome! I wish you a good start into your guitar journey. 47 is a good age to start! I think there is more patience and perseverance than in younger years, at least for me .
Hello Els, welcome to JustinGuitar and the community.
You have found the best place to learn and interact with other guitar students.
Enjoy the whole thing and ask if you are unsure or need support in any way.
and very much welcome here. I wish you much joy in your guitar journey.
I had a little chuckle when I saw your pseudonym, Way back, when I was 10 years old, we moved to Belgium, and the primary school we were in was in a little Castle.
Els, welcome to the community forum. Having a bad back is an issue to which I can relate. Fortunately I have a series of physical therapy exercises I can do each day. I also use a short chair at the right height for playing now. Have fun while playing the guitar.