I am 43 and interested in learning guitar. Not particularly well, and not particularly expensively. I have no known musical aptitude other than singing along respectably in the car and the ability to play some harmonica without causing others to flee. I have never taken instrument lessons of any kind and haven't read music since middle school music class. Essentially, I am interested (a) in training my brain to do something new, (b) playing along at a reasonable level with my kids, who do seem to have some musical aptitude (clarinet and drums/vocals, respectively), and (c) learning to play some of my favorite rock songs just for funsies. I do not aspire to membership in a band, weekend busking, a recording contract, session gigs, collecting a variety of cool axes, or other things that well-trained and talented guitar players might aspire to.
So I'd be very appreciative of any advice any of you guitar heroes can throw my way. Should I start with acoustic, electric, or acoustic/electric? Whatever I should start with, what make/model/accessories do you recommend for the beginner? Should I take lessons (live or online) or try to teach myself? What is a humbucker pickup and should I want it? You get the idea. Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
Friday, January 10, 2014
CLASSICAL GAS? Our good friend Adam C. wants to know:
Posted by Adam at 1:38 PM