I’ve been playing guitar for 8 years now. And by “play” I mean that I can tune it, jam out some power chords and play some simple rock and punk songs. I can “strum out this tune, yeah” but that’s about it. I have a hard time with “real” chords (aka: anything other than power chords). So I’ve decided to sit down and learn how to play more fully.
First, I’m going to focus on playing acoustic and learning my basic chords (A, C, D, E, G) then I will start playing more single notation (scales etc). The next step is starting to learn some simple songs. Just yesterday I learned “Kumbyah” – arguably the easiest song to play on guitar ever, but I hadn’t ever learned it till just now.
This should be a wonderful journey. I have decided I will play for a minimum of 30 minutes per week. While this doesn’t sound like much, it’s more than I had been doing before. By the end of the year I am hoping I will be able to play about a dozen simple songs and maybe one or two slightly more difficult tunes. Wish me luck!