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03 May 2016 @ 05:40 pm
Random Post is Random!  
I don't know why I'm here in front of my computer right now but since I'm here I'm going to write something.

My fingers hurt...

Why?, you're probably wondering... Because less than 3 weeks ago I decided I wanted to learn to play the guitar. A normal person would start with an easy song, but I'm all but normal, so - as my first song - I choose Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. The chords are not that bad (I mean, I guess they're not that bad... but I don't actually know because I've never played before) but there is a fingerpicking pattern involved so, apparently this song falls into the intermediate/advanced part of the spectrum. That's reminded me when I decided I wanted to do yoga and I started trying to do a handstand... I managed to do a headstand after a couple of weeks, but that's me... Always want to be a pro from day one!



I have to say one thing about myself: I have no patience. Seriously... I don't even know how it feels to be patient for a second because I don't do it... I get to frustrated in like 0 seconds and figuratively speaking I flip tables (I almost literally flipped one once), but all said, today I managed to really play it. It's not perfect but the fingerpicking pattern and the rhythm are good so I feel very proud of myself. Still frustrated because I'm not playing it like Lindsey Buckingham but I'll eventually get there (AHAHAHAHAHA... No!)

So this is my random post... Hope you enjoied it (???)... I don't know...

P.S. Here's a funny story: I started out with my husband's guitar (he's very good at playing and he has a lot of guitars, one in each storage unit, one at home in Italy and one on the boat), but it was too big so, when we were travelling to Orlando - less than two weeks ago - he stopped for a coffee and the line was quite long. As I said I'm not patient so I went to the music store next door to check it out. Next thing I knew I was holding this baby in my hands and I was actually able to play the chords that were so difficult on the big guitar. Whe Eric went in I wanted him to talk me out of it, but my husband is hall about living a life without regrets, so I bought it and I LOVE it! While walking out he said to me "I can't believe you got a Taylor... I don't have a Taylor... That's just the best guitar ever, it's going to make you so happy..." And he was right!

EDIT: Here's me trying: Facebook post
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
 
 
 

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orangerfulorangerful on May 4th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
LOL oh we are so alike. I am the same way. When I wanted to teach myself guitar, I started with Simon & Garfunkel's 'Sound of Silence' and The Beatles 'Here Comes the Sun', both of which have a lot of finger picking stuff. BUT I think it makes you want to practice more, playing songs you know. Can't really rock out to "Mary had a little lamb" or "hot cross buns" at a party.

I would love to get a guitar for myself that was the right size. The one my parent's had lying around the house was HUGE and my boobs got in the way a lot. My ex always told me I should have tried on an electric because they are smaller but I love the sound of the acoustic.

Keep practicing! I'll cheer you on! :D
Ery-chan: Mood: Okayerychan86 on May 4th, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm glad I'm not the only one out there... Everyone keep saying me to start easy (and I tried... For 2 seconds) otherwise - if I choose something too difficult - I'll get frustrated and quit... But I want to learn THAT song... not an easy song... Yay I'm glad you understand me...

Funny, my hubby started with "the sound of Silence" as well... Such a great tune!!!

I'm telling you this guitar is just perfect for me... It's a mini he taylot and it sounds AMAZING... I wasn't able to play the big one... This one fits me perfectly!!! :) if you end up in a music store try to pick it up...
orangerfulorangerful on May 4th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
My brother somehow got the gene where you can pick up an instrument, go on YouTube and find a how-to video and then he is playing it. Drives me crazy with jealousy LOL.

Hm, maybe next time I find myself in a music store I will do that. Right now we are trying to get our library system to hire a ukulele teacher for us so we can play the Uke during storytime (but as I own a uke, that would just be a bonus to get me started finally!)
Ery-chan: Craig Ferguson: Craig Approveserychan86 on May 4th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh that's cool! I love ukuleles and it's the perfect instrument to use during story time... Such a nice sound! And the kids are going to love it!!!