When I decided that I wanted to learn the guitar, I knew I would be a learning experience. I went in with realistic expectations that I wouldn’t be good at it any time soon. I wasn’t, however, expecting to totally suck at it.
Holy crap… it’s hard!
Getting my fingers to move in unnatural ways while trying to pick the right string is far more difficult than I thought. If I watch my fingers, I miss the strings. If I watch the strings I’m picking, my fingers go all over the damn place.
Of course, I’ve only had one lesson, and that was only a few days ago.
I have noticed that it is getting ever so slightly easier though. I’ve been practicing for 15 – 20 minutes a couple times per day (that’s about all the frustration I can take in a sitting). Hopefully by the time my next lesson comes around (that’s in 3 days), I’ll be somewhat better and will be able to learn something new.
Well… I can dream, can’t I?