I bought a guitar
I am a recovering ex-drummer. I bought a guitar to learn about these "notes" and "keys" and "chords" thingies. This ought to be fun.
For those of you who already are in the guitar thing, I bought an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro. It seems versatile and a fairly decent choice, and Sam Ash had a new one on sale. I didn't want to buy a used one and inherit someone else's lack of proper care or poor modification choices - especially when I have no idea how to tell if there's something out of whack.
I am looking forward to sore fingers and much rocking.
With a music background, you should pick up on it well.
I also have an Epiphone Les Paul, purchased by my dad in the late 90s. That was when I really started teaching myself. We always had an acoustic in the house growing up, but I didn’t really “try” until then. I never did a lot with electric, I have always much preferred acoustic - old, heavier steelstrings most of all.
My music background is with piano… I took lessons from age 4 to 11, so my young, spongy brain was the right age. That said, like with everything, I hated the structure. I didn’t like dealing with sheet music, practice routines, or having to go to my lessons. But, I cannot appreciate enough the foundation those early lessons gave me.
There seem to be a lot of options for learning these days. I can self-teach with aids like books and videos. I can use online tools like Fender Play. There's a video game called "Rocksmith" that's like Guitar Hero, but you use a real guitar and have to actually play the notes and chords to the song. I can even take one-on-one lessons at about a half dozen places within a ten minute drive of my house. Mostly, I just want to get to the point where I can start playing around with making some chords and playing around with effects pedals and amp settings. There are so many easy digital recording and mixing options these days that maybe I'll try my hand at making some basic songs. My brothers are both bass players, and one of them has a drum kit and a fairly nice set of mics and a whole digital/analog recording interface dealie.
First, though, I've got to learn some basics. Hopefully I'll enjoy the process!
Matty, I'm a bass player 🙂
I suggest you to take few months of one on one lessons, just to learn the basic things in the correct way, to avoid to learn things with wrong hands positions and picking position
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