Tone Parsons

Gah… this is hard!

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?

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  1. Jittery Jim January 16th, 2007 1:12 pm

    Here’s what a little (ok, years) of practice can get you. Granted, it is classical, but the guy in the clips started on electric as well (BTW, it’s my younger brother).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpFWNU_qAM

  2. Tone Parsons January 16th, 2007 2:36 pm

    Those are pretty cool.

    Check this one out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HCnPpn1OFTU

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