Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adding another hobby to my list of hobbies.

I've decided to try and learn to play the guitar.

I was hanging out with a couple of my work buddies, and one of them, who I have known for the last 15 or so years said 'You remember when you used to bring your Guitar Hero into the office and we would jam?  I miss that, can we get together and play again?'  So, I dug out the game and the controllers, and we jammed.  Then, I remembered that last time I played the game, I told myself that rather then get back into the plastic guitar, I was going to learn to play a real one.  So, It's time.

I went and picked up a cheap guitar from Amazon.  Nothing fancy, just a simple 6 string electric, and some accessories.  Between the guitar, cables, picks, strap, and stand, I'm in about $100.

My goal is to be able to play at least one song well enough that it can be recognized, and to do so within 60 days.

I've purchased Rocksmith on Steam to assist me in learning, and will augment that with GarageBand.

The guitar arrived today, about half an hour after I got off work, and I have played for about an hour and a half already.  My fingers are so sore it hurts to type. 

I'll do my best to keep this blog updated on my progress.  Also, I think I'm going to do some progress videos.

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