Relearning Guitar in NYC

cynegils
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Relearning Guitar in NYC

Post by cynegils » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:24 pm

Hello all and greetings from New York City.

I am 46, have played since I was 15, and never had any instruction (a mistake I'm sure). At some point along the way, I got a job, had kids, and the guitar, as well as my fingers, began collecting dust. I guess at this point I want to relearn the instrument, or actually learn it since I'm probably full of bad habits. Those habits have allowed me to get to the point where I can play some standards, but not the harder ones! I feel that whenever I play something well... it was luck and not skill! :lol:

I hope to get some good advice here!
Cheers,
Cynegils

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Re: Relearning Guitar in NYC

Post by CathyCate » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: Relearning Guitar in NYC

Post by woodenhand » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

cynegils wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Hello all and greetings from New York City.

I am 46, have played since I was 15, and never had any instruction (a mistake I'm sure). At some point along the way, I got a job, had kids, and the guitar, as well as my fingers, began collecting dust. I guess at this point I want to relearn the instrument, or actually learn it since I'm probably full of bad habits. Those habits have allowed me to get to the point where I can play some standards, but not the harder ones! I feel that whenever I play something well... it was luck and not skill! :lol:

I hope to get some good advice here!
Cheers,
Cynegils
This was my situation as well. When I finally got back to the CG I had the sense to find a teacher, who has been correcting my many mistakes. If you are still "self-taught" (as I was), I urge you to find a teacher. You'll be surprised at how many mistakes you're making.

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Re: Relearning Guitar in NYC

Post by Cincy2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:58 am

Welcome back! Life happens. The stress relief and pleasure from studying guitar will be a welcome addition to your life.

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