March 14, 2014

One Hour

"Dude, suckin' at something is the first step to being sorta good at something"

A timely quote for me as I've started guitar lessons and at the moment it's not pretty.  It's something I've always wanted to do, and I've had a couple of false starts but I'm now determined to learn to play something that my husband recognises!

I love music but I have no idea how to read music.  How it's all put together. I'm starting at the very basics, learning about music notation, tablature, and how to hold the guitar as if I know what I'm doing.

My music teacher is very patient, and doesn't flinch when I play a twangy note. I have such a deep appreciation for those who can play the guitar, because really, it's not easy.  I'm left handed so I get the strings mixed up and my hands are small so it's hard to get those chords right.......I really should stop making excuses and just go with it!

I'm doing ok.  I'm improving every lesson.

This one hour every week is all mine, I have no thoughts about my job, or housework or what activities the kids have that day.  I have one hour to focus on me, to concentrate and to learn, and I come away feeling inspired every single time.

And that's a great feeling.


Jen said...

Good on you. I do the same, but with singing lessons and I love it. Yes, just go with it and you can only improve.

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh thank you, I need all the inspiration I can get lol Go you too with your singing x

Jac@CommonChaos said...

That is awesome Michelle, I totally understand you love of the guitar. I'm so proud of you for following your dreams and Id love some updates on your progress along the way. GO YOU!!! (and yay!!! for some 'ME TIME')

Mimsie said...

I missed this post but it all sounds very wonderful. Do you have a left-handed guitar I wonder. I know Paul McCartney has one or did when he first started out. Haven't seen him for years but then I'm old now. Good luck with your music. It should be part of everyone's life in one form or another. I played piano and loved it.

Farmers Wifey said...

Jac I know YOU know what I mean! I'd love to hear you play sometime....

Mimsie, my guitar is a left handed one, yes, there are lots of "lefties" all fabulous I must say xo