I have wanted to learn the guitar for ages. In fact i have owned a guitar (or 2 guitars actually) for a couple of years now. I went to evening class convinced that yes, this was the way forward. However, all it taught me was a few basic chords because i found that in this 'beginners' class there were people of all abilities - some even played in a band! How is that beginner.
I've been contemplating lessons for a while, puting it off because there was always something else that i needed to be spending my money on. But finally i decided. Enough is enough, i have to stop puting it off 'till tomorrow. Because as you know, tomorrow never comes.
I was a city show about 5 or 6 weeks ago and was hanging around some guys i work with who had a stall there, i kind of lingered a little because i was feeling too lazy to trek back to my car in the heat, and i was in a lovely cool marquee. This girl delivering leaflets walked up to me and handed only me a leaflet and then carried on. Would you believe it was a music school advertising classes! 'its a sign!' i thought.
I rang them the next day and now have a guitar teacher on a one to one basis. I have had about 4 or 5 lessons now, and am making progress..at least thats what my teacher tells me. Perhaps he is being kind! Although i have noticed that i am not murdering music as much as i was. Its starting to sound more like a tune when i play, and not only that the things that i just couldn't get are just clicking into place. I just wish i had done this a couple of years ago, maybe now i could actually play!
I told some people i work with what i was doing. Its an interesting insight into a persons character when you get a response. For example a couple of people have said..."why?". This was the response of the girl i work with. However the guys have tended to be more supportive. They just said, what made you do that then...i told them, and added and why the hell not. "fair enough" they said and then said, they could see me as a rock chick.
Maybe one day i'll actually be able to play something that constitutes a tune. Practice makes perfect, and everyone has to start off at the beginning!