Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

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Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by Sam » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:57 pm

Not a whole lot to say, I love the guitar just not very good playing it. Just picked it up by ear. I'm 50 don't read music and never really got anywhere with it. Someone said it's never to late I replied pretty close. So here I am would like to learn a little something before the dirt nap any advice all welcome thanks much.

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Re: Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by Luuttuaja » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:29 pm

Hello Sam and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by tateharmann » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:42 pm

'Dirt nap' haha - welcome Sam!

Reading music is easy to learn, sir. Have fun :)
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Re: Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by bear » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:53 pm

Sam wrote:Not a whole lot to say, I love the guitar just not very good playing it. Just picked it up by ear. I'm 50 don't read music and never really got anywhere with it. Someone said it's never to late I replied pretty close. So here I am would like to learn a little something before the dirt nap any advice all welcome thanks much.
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Re: Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by BellyDoc » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:27 am

Greetings from the west valley. I'm also 50, and I started taking this seriously about a year and a half ago. It's not too late to start by any means, but make no mistake - guitar is challenging. That being said, there is a lot of wonderful music to play as a beginner. Learning is very satisfying. I don't feel like I'm waiting to get better before the good stuff happens.

My STRONG advice is to find a teacher and take lessons. Yes, there are people who self-teach. However, the burnout rate appears high. The really good news is that learning classical guitar and learning to read music go hand in hand. As you learn how to hold the instrument and find notes, it's just natural to have that on paper. As you gain comfort playing, the musical reading naturally includes more notes to play.
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Re: Hello all from Arizona I'm Sam

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:18 am

Welcome, and it's never too late to learn to read music. After much practice I can now ditch the tablature and actually read the staff. I would recommend Christopher Parkenings first instructional book as a start. I am currently going through it with my daughter who has only been playing for 2 months. It will have you reading in no time. Well, not too much time anyway. Hope to see you around the forum.
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