Hi forum (and Justin if you read this),
I just want to say thanks for such a supportive place. I've only been playing ten days but still have used this forum for advice and support.
As for Justin, I am so appreciative of his videos and lessons and the fact he offers them for free is amazing.
Fifteen years ago, I picked up an acoustic guitar for the first time. Never tried any official lessons, just fiddled around with it until I eventually got so frustrated I quit and gave the guitar away. The guitar never felt comfortable for me and I thought my hands were too small and could never get the fretting right.
Fast forward to this past summer. Coworkers and I are talking about guitar (I could not believe how many people at my job play) and I decide I want to try again, but this time with electric. So, I ask Santa Claus for an electric guitar and amp. Christmas morning, there are two presents the size of a guitar and amp...I was so stoked! Then I opened them. The "amp" was actually a panini press (I'm not complaining) and the "electric guitar" was an acoustic. *sigh* Not again.
Well, I make a deal with Santa and Santa says if I figure out how to play the acoustic, I can get an electric and amp. So I go hunting on the internet for sites on how to play guitar. I find Justin with all of his videos and lesson plans and oh my goodness can I maybe make this work?
Well friends, I am ten days in with sore fingertips and I have learned the A, D and E chords, am learning how to change between them and played the first twelve bars of "Three Little Birds" today. It is exhilarating!
So thank you, forum and Justin, for making guitar a real possibility for me. I have ordered the two beginners song books and look forward to the day when my tips aren't sore and I can comfortably jam with my coworkers.
That electric and amp will be mine...oh yes it will!