Saturday, December 29, 2007

Shakin' out the cobwebs

I'll be getting back into teaching guitar lessons pretty soon. I've got some requests from a few people already. It's like I have my own waiting list. Ah, to be in demand. But what's the hold up? I know, I'm such a procrastinator. But I'm getting organized and getting focused on the task at hand so I don't disappoint.

Maybe I'll create my own guitar resource website tailored to the adult beginner. I'm finding that there are many adults that have an interest in learning guitar for the first time in their lives. Whether it's something that they've always wanted to do and just never taken the time out for or if it's a completely new interest, I think these people need to know that it's a short distance from knowing absolutely nothing to actually playing their first tune. I don't exaggerate when I tell you that anybody can do it, especially if I can do it. It just takes a good measure of heart and determination.

It's like starting back to the gym to get back in shape. The first few weeks and even months can be especially challenging. You get sore, tired, and even discouraged. But if you stick to it and stay consistent, eat right and get plenty of rest, your mental toughness can match and even surpass your physical limitations. That's really the key. You must keep a positive attitude and mental approach. I really believe if you do that, the physical side of the skill will follow.

So get that guitar out of the attic. Go buy that six string you've been drooling over at the music store for the last, however-long-it's-been. You can do it, and you can have a blast learning. It's fun and you're never too old to start!

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