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!
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.