Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World

Cause that is what I have started to do and let me tell ya, I can’t be stopped! A month ago, I wrote about my interest in taking guitar lessons and the first lesson is officially under my belt.

When I heard the doorbell ring and could see my instructor, Kieran, via the video, I couldn’t help but giggle a little. When he got off the elevator with his fancy guitar, it took all the energy in the world not to completely lose it. Remember, music and I don’t go together, so seeing him live and in action, ready to teach ME, was quite funny. Little does he know what he got himself into…

Wasting no time, we immediately got into scales. In other words, the basics of the basic, though I didn’t even know what scales were! Apparently, they are like the “do re me ra fa so la….” of the guitar, if that makes any sense. Bit by bit, we worked on scales and believe it or not, I got a “good job” at least a few times! And, if I can play the scales I learned with a rhythm, which is actually asking a lot considering the person, it will sound like the beginning of the song “My Girl.” I also learned there is a number that belongs to each finger, “frets,” string numbers, etc.

The hour lesson flew by (part due to my silly commments throughout) and with destroyed fingertip nerves already, I think guitar could possibly be my thing.  Note, I put possibly in italics on purpose! While I won’t ever reach a great level or anything (I’m just being realistic), I hope to just reach a level where I can play songs that sound decent and don’t hurt people’s ears. Just give me 6 months and I’ll be taking requests! Ultimately though, the most important part  of a hobby is to enjoy it and so far, so good.  

My friend's guitar and the scales I have to practice

My friend's guitar and the scales I have to practice

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6 Responses to Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World

  1. Poppy would tell you to learn how to play the flute. It’s easier to carry around…

  2. George says:

    Good for you!!! You already sound more advanced than I ever was! Way to break the Stemerman music curse!!!

    • thehooliablog says:

      I remember your electric guitar and all the cob webs it had after a short while! I haven’t broken any curse yet, but my intention is to do just that! And yes, poppy would definitely have suggested the flute, haha!

  3. Suzy says:

    No Poppy would have suggested the harmonica!!!!!!

  4. Jose says:

    Yes, “you can”!

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