Because I was so excited about playing the guitar, I decided I could play for our youth group prayer and share times we had at one another's homes. Trouble was, I only played in one key and we sang everything in the same key. Those friends were really nice to me. I can only imagine what they thought of that.
Terry couldn't believe how excited I was to see the inventor of "The Chord Buddy" on Shark Tank. I love the system and call it my guitar training wheels. First chance I got, I purchased the whole shooting match, guitar, chord buddy, dvd, song book, case, and stand. You'd of thought I was 6 instead of 59 1/2. lol.
I practiced faithfully for a few weeks and then stuff began happening in my life and I put the guitar in the blue guest room. Yesterday, I decided that no matter how tired or badly I felt, I was going to tune it and do a lesson or two.
The guitar needed to be tuned. It was going well until I got to one of the strings. I just couldn't get it to change! When I looked things over, I realized I had been turning the wrong tightener thingy and loosening the string next to it. (I'm old. You aren't 'sposed to laugh at me.) After I discovered my mistake, everything went well.
You may ask why I'm determined to learn how to play the guitar. Well, I'm thinking it would be fun to write songs to go with the funny book I've written called "Three Teeth and a Toenail". If I can get that done, I MIGHT sing one of them when I do humorous speeches. Terry was a little worried about what I might sing about...oh well!
I like the Chord Buddy system and the way it is taught. I might keep the 'training wheels' on for a long time because my fingers aren't too limber. We'll see.