In Retrospect of Guitar Month

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…

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Step 2 – Practice

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!