Well, it had to happen sometime

I’m ashamed to admit it, but… I’ve started learning to play “Stairway to Heaven” on the guitar. Just the intro bit. I tried it not long after I’d started learning, but I couldn’t manage it! Now I’ve been playing a bit longer, I think my fingers are a bit more nimble so it’s a little easier for me. Still pretty difficult, but just about possible.

So at some point I may be able to go into a guitar shop and act out the scene from Wayne’s World (Wayne starts playing a guitar, assistant says “Hey!” and points to a sign saying ‘No stairway’, Wayne says: “No Stairway. Denied!”)

I’ve also been learning “Blackbird” by the Beatles, which is a great song although uses a really weird strumming pattern which I can’t seem to emulate properly. I’m gradually getting there with the guitar, although I still don’t think I’ve got strumming patterns nailed yet. Fingerpicking, too, is something I’d like to get into more.

Ah well, onwards and upwards! I don’t think I’m doing badly for 9-10 months. Hopefully I will be able to do more ‘progress reports’ soon!


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