“Music isn’t just learning notes and playing them, you learn notes to play to music of your soul” – Katie Greenwood.
Why are you learning music anyway? Is it to pick up chicks? Is it to fulfill a void in your mundane life? Is it an indescribable calling?
I always wanted to learn drums. I don’t know why, maybe it’s aggressive nature of things. You sit there and bash crap out of them.
As fate would have it I shared a house with Dave, a guitar player, so I decided to learn guitar as I had my very own teacher living in next room. Or so I thought.
I went out and bought a nylon string classical guitar for $70. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing but that never stopped me before.
So I went back home with my new guitar in its cardboard box. And with anything new, you want to play with it straight away, as soon as you get it home.
I also bought one of those guitar case chord dictionaries. You know ones, they have a thousand chords in them and they are designed to confuse rather than actually help you.
So I waited for Dave to get home from work and as soon as he was in door I was at him. “I bought this new guitar and I was wondering if you could show me how to play it” I said.
He just laughed at me but eventually agreed to show me which chords to learn first. He told me to learn open chords A, D, E, G, and C. So I did. I spent every spare moment learning these chords.