Monday, June 12, 2006

Guitar Glee

Since my first rock concert, I wanted to learn guitar…
But I kept procrastinating it, saying “Dad wont give me money” (when I was in college) and “I have no time” (When I started working). But no more…

I decided I had to go for it and thus I humbly became a disciple to our very own Dicoo (Renjith), my Guru. We started with the universal C, D, E or Do Re Me (or Sa Re Ga, if you are an Indian). It felt quite good to hold guitar in my hand and couldn’t hide the glee.

Then it was onto chords, C, A minor, G & F. But I realized then that it was not that easy after all. My fingers couldn’t reach enough to reach for the F chord, and I struggled as my knuckles pained, so did my fingers.

People advised me to chuck the electric guitar and get an acoustic one for myself (they say electric is easy, so one should learn on acoustic...phew). So I'm gonna take the word of the masters and get an acoustic for me soon enough.

Baby Face with C Chord

Thus I took my baby steps into the guitar world yesterday, and you can say that very well by my face in the pic too :)

6 comments:

Joseph said...

Raghu is a fast Learner of Music.He sings well..you can find it from his blog..the songs he has recorded...Now After listening to Renjit..Playing his Guitar..Jaan(We call Raghu as Jaan) has decided to learn Guitar.Me and Jaan started studying guitar together..But I dropped out in the middle..Jaan is still very excited..reaches home early these days to practise...WE should thank Renjit..who...in the midst of his hectic work,finds time to give classes..

Raghu said...

Thanks da Joseph for the wonderful encouragement... and a big cheers to my guru for what he is doing...

Renjit said...

The passion which Jaan has for music has always surprised me.. and i was much more amazed to see his pace in picking up guitar lessons (know what?? He had taken keyboard lessons in school).. And, as Joseph says, its not just a begineer's excitement.. He practices everyday.. He'z decided to buy a guitar too.. and with that, nothing can stop Jaan..!!

Tim said...

I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar too. I hope all goes well!

Anonymous said...

That's not a Cminor. I figure you're trying a Cmajor-ish thing, but you have to learn how to hold the guitar first. Don't tilt the body of the guitar towards yourself, you're only going to hurt your wrist. Also, electric guitars are built to be played standing up; start doing so or the practice will never come. You have a strap I assume?

Oh, and Cminor is x33543. You might want to learn barre chords before that.

Congratulations though. The guitar's a beautiful thing to be with and love. Do take care of it.

BlueByrd said...

Wait until uve developed guitar fingers aka (Callus) on ur finger tips so u wont feel no pain and start glidin over the fretboard !!!

Every one has to take this one permanent route..there aint no shortcut !

Practice makes perfect.

Njoy !