The wife and I, (and the kids of course) watched the entire video "Learn Rock Acoustic Guitar" two times through last night before getting serious with it this morning. And as I had stated in a comment over at the Rock House Blog . The wife got so "overly-excited" about the thought of me getting back into music, that she hooked me up after the kids went to bed. And for that, I am forever a John McCarthy fan! LOL
- Lesson 1 dealt with "Parts of the Guitar", which if you saw the "Ground Zero" video, that turned out to be the best place to start for me. (It's kinda nice to know what it is you are playing before you actually start.) So now I actually know all about my guitar! Who'da thunk?
- Lesson 2 discussed "Holding the Guitar and Pick". And like drumming, knowing how to hold the sticks (The guitar in this case) actually makes all the world of a difference! (trust me, holding the sticks foolishly will come back to bite you later on, so I was more than appreciative to get the guitar right from the git-go.)
- Lesson 3 gave me the "Names of the open strings". Yet again, quite invaluable for someone who doesn't know his ass from a soundhole in the body! And believe me, I will be spending quite a bit of time here in the beginning lessons, as I damn well know that memorizing the names of the strings, as well as the upcoming chords will come back to bite me if I don't get it done before moving on. So I expect this to be a very long process. For those of you reading, you had better prepare for a long haul before you really see me get anywhere. I am the anal type, and need to be %103.5 sure I have it down before even moving on.
- Lesson 4 was a "Chord chart explanation". And that was nice to have. I would imagine that it probably helps a hella lot to be able to read the charts and the tab if you ever plan on getting past the first day!
I went online to download my free tuner and metronome, as well as look over some of the other information there to go with the lessons. An invaluable resource indeed. Kinda makes ya wonder why this whole outfit is only $20.00? I would have paid twice or three times as much for it. (Don't get any cute ideas RH, I am already sold on the twenty bones, so don't go raising it anytime soon!) I popped into the "RH Classroom" as well, and there is still a grip of stuff there for me over and above what is on the DVD. Again, an infreakingvaluable resource! At this point, I wouldn't take "Private Lessons" if they were offered to me for free. And the forums contain more information then I will probably ever be able to absorb anytime soon.