Just bought a 3/4 Martin for the 52th Birthday (Oct 20th)…ok old. Never picked up or strummed a guitar before…but I’ve see it done before. So I had that going for me.
Choose Justin Guitar and learned A, D, E chords. Ok playing the chords without looking and then started playing beginner songs. These songs are from the legends with Oh My My strumming patterns. So let’s try a strumming lesson…I laughed so hard…my rhythm is that from the movie “The Jerk” you know when he was in Mississippi.
Thought of the day. “Yeah I play” I’m so far from this phrase but having a great time.
Welcome tk the forum Erica
Welcome to the group Erica.
welcome to the forum, you’ve started early, I didn’t start till I was 53. So glad I stuck with it, such fun. look forward to hearing more from you
Welcome to the community Erica.
Stick close to Justin’s lesson, join in the community, and reach out anytime.
Your sense of humour, and ability to laugh at yourself, will serve you well here.
All the best,
Welcome from one newbie to another.
This is the place to be, if the course has allowed an inept old duffer like me make progress then you will have no worries.
Have fun and enjoy yourself.
Het Erica - welcome to the community. Keeping it fun is important (the rest will come), and it sounds like you’ve got that nailed!
Welcome to the forum Erica, just remember with each day of practice you get a step closer.
Welcome and I wish you a lot of fun
Welcome Erica, some good times ahead, enjoy the journey.
Welcome Erica, never to old to start.
You got the guitar, you’re studying it, and playing, and really, that’s all there is to it. Just play, baby, play! Justin’s stuff is awesome. So many brilliant musicians who offer so much guidance. Belated Happy Birthday! At 52, you are a very young lady! In 2 to 5 years, you could be one rocking guitarist – seriously. Just time on task! Do it!
Hello Erica and welcome to our community.
Hi Erica, welcome to the community forum. The more you play, the better your strumming will be. Look at some of Justin’s early Nitsuj practice videos and you’ll see that even when you know what you are doing, it’s not easy to get your hands and fingers to cooperate.
Justin Guitar videos are great. Honestly the first humour of strumming patterns lessons has paid off, as after a couple days I’m not doing too bad at the Boom Chicka Strumming.
Ah, to be 52 again! Welcome, Erica. Took me months before I could play thouse chords without looking, you’re doing well. Glad you’re having fun.
lol … yes, to be 52 again!! or 53, 54, 55 … it is all relative, isn’t it?