As I mentioned in the previous post, I am learning to play the guitar. This is a daunting but exciting venture for me, as I have wanted to learn the instrument for quite some time, and have tried before (unsuccessfully). So far, it has not been as much of a learning curve as I thought it would be, thanks to my musical background. Because I love to play music, and learn songs on the piano, I am trying to do the same on the guitar, which is difficult since I am entering this project with no recollection of any guitar chords. I have, however, played ukulele, and remember the chords in the key of C.
An obstacle for me is that I am very busy with my other job, so there are three evenings a week where practicing is almost impossible. It is also difficult to keep my nails short, as I would normally chop them off and not worry too much, but I am doing some modelling this semester, so my nails need to look nice. This is probably the most difficult part of the process, as my nails grow very quickly.
Nonetheless, I intend to use this opportunity to its full potential. I am a very musical person, so I would like to be able to play and sing on guitar, and eventually perform from guitar (this is something I currently do from the keyboard). I unfortunately have not had the time lately, but I like to express myself through songwriting, which I would also love to do from the guitar.
I am currently learning chords in the keys of G, D, and A, and will soon start practicing the pentatonic scale. I may have to modify this goal, though, since I learned that F is a bar chord and I highly doubt I will be able to successfully play a bar chord during this term.
I hope that I start to build up some muscle memory, as well, so that I can play without looking at the fretboard. Everything considered, this venture is going well, and I hope to continue with my progress.