posted on Nov, 28 2003 @ 07:29 AM
Originally posted by hmmm
well i guess you could say i play guitar. more like i play with it. i have a squier strat copy. and a 15watt pevey amp that i practice on. i need
some lessons or something i am awful i would like to be good but i dont see that happening.
Hey it takes time and patience, man. Give it a shot. If it's something you want to do, go for it. Nobody learns a song their first day owning a
guitar. So long as you're able and have the desire, you can make it happen.
I play with my Ovation more than actually playing it, like you said. But with the tendon damage to my left wrist and hand a few years ago at work, I
have a hard time playing for any period of time and it seriously limits my flexibility. Makes some chords impossible anymore. That's the big reason I
never really went further with it than I did.
That having been said, I can still whip through some of my old favorites, like "With a Little Help From My Friends" (Joe Cocker arrangement),
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (a very easy song mainly based around three chords once you get the rhythm right), or "Wanted Dead or Alive" (the
reason I wanted to play in the first place).
We all have our own influences that made us pick up our first guitar. Look at what makes you tick and go from there, man. Look at your favorite
players and see where they started. It might give you a whole new world to look at musically, and it might give you an idea on how to get yourself
And about that Strat -- that's what I started with and it did me a world of good for practice. If I had a use for it, I'd still play it.