Hey Terry welcome! Good job finding Justin, the lessons are great enjoy the playing!
Hey Terry, welcome to the community. Since I retired I have lots more time to spend on the guitar. Fun fun fun
Hi Terry and welcome to the community.
You’ve found a wonderful teacher in Justin, if you stick with it through all the frustrations that come with learning the guitar I’m sure you will be richly rewarded.
A big welcome Terry. Best place around for learning guitar. Wonderful supportive community here too mate, all helpin each other out. Enjoy and lookin forward to your progress.
I’m in Berkshire, so not a million miles away.
(Although I’m mostly working several thousand miles away at the moment).
Welcome, Terry! So glad you’re here. I didn’t realize there was a such thing as a guitar especially made for the left-handed. Too neat! Is your guitar acoustic, acoustic-electric, or electric? I look forward to seeing you around the forum here. Blessings!
Welcome to the Community, Terry. Never too old to rock n roll. Have fun
Hello and welcome to the community Terry.
Great to hear that after life’s delays you’ve got yourself a guitar.
Good stuff Terry, welcome along! Surrey based player of about 18 months now, Justin will see you right that’s for sure, all you need to do is add a bit of time and passion
Looking forward to hearing your progress and success! - Mark.
Welcome Terry, never too old to rock and roll.
Welcome Terry. You are like a lot of others, taking up guitar later in life. At least now you have time.
I have a similar story, originally from Portsmouth in Hants but now living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I picked up the guitar for the first time at age 65. I did try a couple of other sites, like Guitar Tricks and Tony’s Acoustic challenge which were good. But not really for me. After a couple of years I found Justin guitar which suits me better. I am now 70 and have finished the first couple of modules of the intermediate stage. I don’t think that starting earlier would of worked for me. There was always other distractions. But being retired I have the time and the patience to keep going and am able practice every day. The one thing that I have found that really helps me is having my guitars in the same room I am in for most of the time. I can’t resist picking one up to play.
Also forgot to mention I’m a lefty too.
Welcome, Terry, nice to have you here in the community. Have a lot of fun!
Let me try this again. Welcome to you Terry from a fellow new old lefty guy who picked up the instrument at age 67. A year later I can finger pick one good song and I’m working on strumming another good song. Probably not a good idea, but I like to get up in the middle of the night, make a pot of coffee, and practice and read the blogs while my wife sleeps peacefully upstairs. Our marriage seems to be actually improving.
Thanks everyone for your supportive comments, just for info my guitar is electric, its a V6 Re-issued Series by Vintage.
Hi Terry, a warm welcome to the community.
At 71 you are an honorary member of our old dogs kennel club … Older guitar students / Can 'old dogs' learn new tricks?
Hi Terry ,
Welcome , Above all I wish you a lot of fun…
Welcome here, and if you haven’t already …maybe you can open your own welcom topic?..people still look back at it from time to time such a first introduction, and now they probably miss yours … I wish you a lot of fun here and with playing the guitar of course…
Welcome to the group. I am very glad you decided to give it a go again and try again. I first picked up a guitar when I was about 30 and played so awful I quit. Fast forward years later and we have Justin Guitar, who has a superb teaching method. His lessons both inspire and offer encouragement as you progress at each level. I suggest to at least dabble in his music theory course to make sense of the big picture of music. It is nice to hear your wife and family are supportive. Your “Justin Guitar family” is here too to offer words of encouragement at all times. Good luck
Jeff from California.
(not retired yet so have to squeeze in lessons and practice between work, family, and other commitments) lucky you