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?


2 Comments so far

  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).

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

    Those are pretty cool.

    Check this one out: