All the cool kids are transferring over their Road Cases from the old forum but I’m not that interesting so I’ll just start fresh. Here are the juicy bits from my journey so far:
November 2019 - decided to try and learn a song or two from YouTube on an old Ibanez acoustic guitar I found while moving. I started with Blackbird by The Beatles and then tried learning Dust in the Wind by Kansas - progress was really slow and I had a terrible, frustrating time but my wife loved it and was really supportive so I stuck with it.
March 2020 - the COVID-19 pandemic happened and we were sitting around at home on our first lockdown. Suddenly I had a lot of time on my hands so I downloaded the JustinGuitar app and started learning in earnest.
May 2020 - found the old forum, made my first post there and been part of the community ever since.
A few highlights since joining:
- built a few partscasters
- shared a bunch of recordings
- played a couple virtual Open Mics
- performed for Justin on his livestream test run
…and here we are.
Recently I took a break from playing for a couple of months. I signed up to perform on the upcoming Open Mic in February so I have some practicing to do (understatement of the year award goes to…).
@DavidP suggested a while ago that I should do another series of posts showing my learning process / progress of a song like I did for Deep River Blues by Doc Watson. I might just do that for one of the songs I’m planning on playing on OM6 since I’m learning it from scratch.
Tune in next time to find out more!