June 30, 2009

Guitar Lessons At MY AGE????

There have to be other senior citizen types who want to learn to play the guitar. It can't be just for teen and pre-teen creatures who want to see how loud the amp and speakers can reach to break the sound barrier.

I will start my official guitar lessons next week. I might have a little teentsy weentsy advantage in that my teacher is the hubby who just happens to be the best guitar player ever except for maybe Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck.

So I 1) don't have to pay for the lessons and 2) won't have to drive somewhere to be on exhibit in front of other students (those teen and pre-teen creatures) and 3) I don't have to buy a guitar because he gave me his Strat that he had when I met him almost 4 years ago (that is the actual photo in this post). I'm not being smug about all this though, because I do know that if I want to truly learn to play anything that sounds like music I will have to do some work. And practice till my fingers hurt and then rest the fingers and then practice more.

So hubby bought me a small amp so I can use the headphones and practice, practice, practice and it won't disturb anyone. Wonder what he meant by that?


Jason, as himself said...

Of course at your age. Now is the best time to learn something new.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ah ..head phones..good luck with the lessons! You are never too old! :)

TechnoBabe said...

Thanks, Jason and Far Side of Fifty, for the encouragement.
Really like both your blogs by the way.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Any age is good to learn something new, especially something as worthwhile as guitar.

My husband is a professional guitar player - Hendrix and Beck, yes! And Clapton and Van Halen. That's a nice Strat. We have quite a collection of guitar flesh around here, both acoustic and electric, and they are treasured family members. Once you have some calluses, it gets easier. Good luck and move over, Bonnie.

TechnoBabe said...

OMG heartinsanfrancisco,
thanks for the encouragement, and how nice to know you and I have our music hubbies in common.