Friday, January 07, 2011


I'm learning to play guitar. it's one of my goals for 2011, though I started December 29th. I figured that if I put the goal as 4-7 days instead of practice every day that might help. I'm doing good so far. I don't practice very long but it will get longer once I know more and my fingers can handle it better.

My sister lent me the travel guitar she bought. It's smaller than a regular acoustic, with dragonflies on it. Makes it a little easier for me to play. I'm also using garageband on my Mac, which has a few free lessons on it.

It's fun. I'm not great but I just started. Now, why am I learning guitar? Well... I told people I wanted to write music, meaning I want to write lyrics. The first question I received about the music writing was what instruments do I play. Well, clarinet is not quite the answer they were looking for there. I can play piano enough to do the right hand part for the lyrics but I don't know bass clef. My sister then said I should learn guitar. And now I am.

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