The piece of music I am trying to learn at the moment is finally starting to sound as it should. John is a great teacher and is very patient with me. It is a lot of fun and I am enjoying it. There will be no class next week due to School Mid-Term break. This means I have two weeks to nail this piece down and surprise John when I go to the next class.
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!
Thankfully, John seemed happy enough with how I am progressing with the guitar. I was late to this class, as the traffic was crazy and I had received a phone call that I could not ignore just as I was leaving the house. I enjoy practising with my guitar, it is fun. There can be a lot to simultaneously remember, but, I am sure that one day, I will discover I am just playing something. That’s the plan anyway.
My second guitar lesson was held this week. Thankfully, I did improve. I did make some simple mistakes, which John says are easy to rectify, which is good to hear. I am still enjoying it. I have some chromatic exercises to practice this week too. The classes are 30 minutes long, but, they feel like 2 minutes. John is a great and patient teacher, which I appreciate greatly, he seemed happy enough with my progress. I do feel a little silly sometimes, as all the other students are children (or at least the ones that I see). I know adults also use this Music School. This week was also marked by me buying more plectrums and a little plectrum holder.
I had my first official guitar lesson this evening with a lovely guy named John. I have always wanted to learn to play guitar, but, other than buying a guitar and trying to learn on my own, I have not been to successful. My intention is to sit the Debut Grade Rock School of London Exam as soon as I am ready (hopefully by the end of the year?). I will need to practice every day (more than I did as a child learning either Piano or Recorder, just imagine the noise!). I am also learning online from the very knowledgeable Andy Guitar https://www.youtube.com/user/andycrowley. Hopefully this will speed up my learning and get me playing something that sounds like music sooner rather than later. I opted for real life lessons over self teaching, as I have tried self teaching, and I discovered that I am one of those people who needs to be kept accountable otherwise I might come up with excuses. However, if other people are involved, I will get it done, as I do not want to waste their time.