Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO
Re: How old were you when you first learned how to play the guitar?
I learned to play when I was about twelve years old. I would always hit an obstacle when I got to barre chord technique. I have played off-and-on over the years and have gotten pretty serious about it since last September.
I can't say enough about the ability to read musical notation, in addition to tab. I have a piano background too in my past. I also take lessons, which I strongly encourage. My teacher is a great one and lets me play whatever the hell I want. No more Greensleeves out of the Mel Bay books for this chickie. A teacher can motivate you to practice, b/c who wants to look like an ass in their lesson. He can also spot problems with your technique, as well as, introduce you to new material. I just love my teacher and Friday lessons, and I'm 37 now.
My teacher has steered me into directions that I never dreamed about before. I was always more of a punk and new-wave girl, and heavy metal is new to me. I can't believe I'm playing Metallica, AC/DC, Ozzy, and Black Sabbath and loving it.