I got my first real six string…

Guitar“Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played ’til my fingers bled
It was summer of ’69”

So begins the start of “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams.

Anyway, the reason I mentioned it is because Phil bought me a six-string for Christmas, which you can see in the image on the left. I’ve been learning it over the past week or two… I didn’t realise that playing guitar was so hard on the fingertips!

The poor fingertips on my left hand are taking a bit of a bashing. They’re beginning to harden up a bit now, which is good, and I’m beginning to (slowly) learn a few chords: I can now play C, A, G, E and D. Hopefully within a few months I’ll be good enough to strum along to a few tunes at church from time to time, but we’ll have to see.

By the way, if anyone reading this wants to learn guitar, these lessons are free and seem to be pretty good!

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