Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Learning to Rock

I am listening to someone I work with on the radio as I write this. He is a singer-song writer, and it is a strange sensation to witness the creative side of someone you know professionally.

It makes me wonder if I should try my hand at writing a song. As I may have mentioned before, I am just crazy about music. It touches something deep within me that I am unable to access any other way.

 I took piano lessons as a child but never got very far. Now, I am considering starting taking the guitar more seriously and learning a few chords so I can play beautiful music myself.

I know you are never to old to learn but this is a really scary endeavor because it takes years to master an instrument and I don't have a lot of discretionary income to spend on lessons (or time for that matter). Does anyone have any suggestions on ways to get started?


  1. I have found lots of very helpful tutorials on youtube or through blogs that I follow. Those are free and I bet a quick search would uncover someone offering guitar basics.

  2. Maybe you could do an "artist exchange" where you put an ad on Craigs List describing what you're wanting to learn to do, and offer writing/cooking/whatever tutorials in exchange. Great for starving artists AND for getting to know someone new!

  3. Life is many a splendor thing...joie de vivre!
    Just do it!