A Lesson in Music

For my learning project I decided to step almost completely outside of my comfort zone and learn how to play a song on the electric guitar. I first picked up an acoustic guitar at the age of 9 and took lessons for just over a year, since then I have not touched a guitar, looked at the chords, or picked up any sheet music. This learning project provided me with the perfect opportunity to learn how to play my grandfather’s electric guitar. I know this will be a real challenge, but one that I am passionate about learning and achieveing. His guitar has not been played in over 25 years, and when he passed away I was given his most prized posession, before learning to play I have to take it into Long & Mcquade for a tuning and new strings to make sure it is up to parr.

I have decided to learn how to play the lead guitar of my grandps’s favourite song “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash. To achieve this I will be utilizing YouTube, Song Sterr, the phone App: Ultimate Guitar, and fact-to-face learning from my friends Ezra and Kent, as well as lessons from my great grandpa Glenn. My first step is to learn everything there is to know about electric guitar… then the chords! Wish me luck, I can’t wait to share my progress and end product with you all. If you have any tips, I am all ears!


2 thoughts on “A Lesson in Music

  1. misskeenblog says:

    Props to you! I don’t have a musical bone in my body so I always admire anyone who does! I considered trying to learn to play an instrument for the learning project but I chickened out. It’s such a wonderful thing to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Looking forward to seeing/hearing how it goes for you.


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