Okay, so the sideways looks I was getting from people when I said I was going to teach myself guitar in one month were well warranted. I’m not a guitar god. I didn’t learn a full song. I can’t quite “rock out” the way I had envisioned. So, I decided to break down guitar month into two months, the latter to be used at a future time. This month was all about guitar fundamentals… procuring said guitar and figuring it out took a bit longer than anticipated. The next guitar month will be about learning a song. Maybe by then, I will pay for the ability to post videos on this site… but probably not. I’m trying to save money. Hey, wait a minute. That’s a good idea…
Okay, I got the guitar. It’s tuned to the appropriate notes. I even have a pick to play with. Now what?
Seriously. What do I do next?
A friend recommends a website: http://www.justinguitar.com
There’s a bunch of short videos for beginners. Guitar anatomy, body posture, how to read chords, getting in tune, etc. It’s all hosted by a professional teacher who has over 500 hours of guitar lesson videos. It’s completely free and based on donations. Amazing!