posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 10:22 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Last night my wife remembered that she had a book on learning the guitar, so i had a read through that just to learn the correct terminology for
things and the basics of what strings are what ( i didn’t know what frets were... or the neck... or how to tune... or what notes each string is,
Today i spent an hour on the guitar practicing chords using a mixture of the video links and the book... First ten minutes was very frustrating... but
after a while my hand started to get used to the awkward positioning and movements and swapping between chords... I intend to simply practice these
basic chords (A, D and E) until i can happily swap between them without having to think to hard
Once i have mastered that, i will move on to other chords.
After my little practice session, I felt relaxed and happy... My wife had made lunch, so i ate, and in the normal tradition of “whoever cooks
doesn’t wash the dishes” decided to wash up. Filled the sink with hot soapy water... plunged a couple of dishes and my hand into the water...
OUCH!! OUCH!! OUCH!!
Dam that hurts... someone has stabbed me in three of my fingers on my left hand...
Then the Obi Wan'ish voice of Benevolent Heretic echoed through my mind "Use the Alcohol Muck" and "Remember the calluses"
Phew... everything is normal and fine
Looking forward to another little practice tomorrow