My fourth guitar lesson has shown so improvement in my limited abilities, this pleases me. John really is exceptionally patient with me, and very positive about my progress. I want to get a lot of practice this week so that I can surprise him next week with a marked improvement in my skills. My fingers are getting used to the stretches they need to do, and I have finally managed to keep my thumb out of the way of the strings. At least I can’t get any worse!