Older guitar students - can 'old dogs' learn new tricks?

Hi All . . . Another old dog trying to learn new tricks. Been wanting to learn how to play forever . . Bought a nice Taylor acoustic, learned a few chords and one fingerstyle song (Mark Hanson Over the Rainbow) then didn’t pick it up again. Got my daughter’s MIM Strat a few weeks ago and began on Beginner Grade 1 last week . . . About done with module 3 . . . Need to find a practice amp someday as electric seems more interesting at the moment. I have one picked out, just need to pull the trigger.

I would like to learn some rythum playing, some lead then play with layered/looped recording . . That looks like fun. I don’t like singing but maybe someday I’ll find a song I might like to sing.


Welcome Wayne. Nice guitar, (from what I know, lol). I started, officially, 7 weeks ago. I sort of played around with my guitar last December without an amp for that time, but the amp which I got last month makes it so much better! I picked up a nice little used practice amp from a very small local guitar place. It is a Peavey Audition. I think 15 watts, it only has the lead guitar button, volume and a bass and treble knob. Plenty for me. My used amp was under $100. So, if you found one you want, I’d say go for it sooner rather than later. You’ll be astounded.

Hello Wayne and welcome to our community. :slight_smile:

Pull that trigger, you’ll not regret it and then you’ll probably find you’ll be switch between your acoustic and electric.

I appreciate all the welcoming comments I have received. Yes, we can all learn new tricks! Thanks, Don


I went ahead to Guitar Center and grabbed the amp last night. It’s the Positive Grid Spark, 40 amp. Figuring out how to use it now!


Hi Andrew, and a warm welcome to the community :hugs:.

Me too. So cool, I’m always learning new things here :smiley:.

I wish you a great journey :grinning:.

Welcome Wayne, so nice to have you here :hugs:.

I’ve been playing my acoustic for nearly a year now, and am thinking from time to time of trying an electric. Being able to play both types would definitely enlarge my possible song range (although, I’m not really sure, whether that’s a good thing, as I’m already now overwhelmed by the possibilities :sweat_smile:).

I just wanted to say, great that you’ve got both types and can switch between them as you like :smiley:.

I wish you lots of fun along your guitar journey :grinning:.