Hey, I’m Dan. I’m retired and recently bought a house in Arizona after spending 4 years traveling full time in our motorhome. Before that, we lived in Nevada and I played guitar for a few years. Nothing serious, no lessons. Mostly learning to play songs with tabs with very little theory or basic foundations and sporadic practice. I even learned, mostly anyway, to play a few songs using Justin’s videos.
But now, I want to start over with the basics, theory, good foundation and regular practice, etc. so I began going through Justin’s courses. Some of it’s easy or comes quickly. Some, not so much, like I remember the open chords but making my fingers obey is another matter. Goals are to be able to play songs (maybe by ear), improvise riffs and solos, play chords and strum (something I never learned before) and generally use the guitar creatively instead of just mimicking songs.
BTW, I play a Yamaha Pacifica 112 and prefer rock, metal and blues. And thanks in advance for the help and encouragement.
Hey Dan, welcome to the community. A bit of parallel lives, I retired in 2019 and am traveling around Australia in our RV doing what’s locally called “The big lap”. Started playing guitar 10 years ago and it’s been a hoot having it along on the road.
Keep at it, the guitar journey is all about fun and creativity
Hello Dan, a very warm welcome to the Community. Going back to basics and working through to fill in gaps and consolidate your fundamental skills is exactly the right approach. Good stuff. You will find lots of help and encouragement here.