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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I am going to use this blog area to chronicle the learning process and advances I make of the next . . .. well, until I get bored write down my progress.  Anyone is welcome to read it.  However, I am really writing this for myself.  If you do read this, and have a constructive suggestion or comment, please feel free to respond.

I was given a guitar when I was 16 years old, that was 30 some years ago.  About the only thing I ever did was to learn the major chords, most seventh, and most minors.  I was never able to learn to bar.  I learned to do some simple finger picking, and to strumming.

I mostly played for my own enjoyment and have never played with anyone else.  There were months, maybe years, when I did not touch my guitar.  However, over the past few months I have been listening to a lot of Bluegrass and Folk music and have developed a desire to learn to flat pick.  I would really like to be able to sit down with a group of Bluegrass players and "Jam".

I had to sale my guitar sever months ago.  However, I have gotten my hands on a Yamaha FG-Junior.  However, I refuse to call it a Junior guitar.  I call it a "travel guitar".  For some reason it makes me feel better to play a travel guitar rather then a Junior.

I purchased several picks yesterday to which to experiment.   I guess my goal is to find one that fits my hand well, produces a nice sound, and produces a load sound.

My first objective is to work on scales. First, to get them down without mistakes and then to speed them up.  I am attempting to use a metronome.  

So, that is where I am at right now.  I will attempt to make at least weekly up-dates. 


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Playing Since: 1980
Experience Level: Novice


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Age: 60

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