In 2011 I bought an electric guitar.
In fact, my original plan was to learn the acoustic and to that end I had bought a Hello Kitty branded black guitar on an impulse while living in Tokyo.
After realising I didn’t have time to practice, it ended up (like I suspect so many other) standing in a corner collecting dust.
That is, until my wife decided to pick it up. She quickly learned the basics and watching her get better and better I decided it was time to give it another go.
At this time we were living in San Francisco, and I thought rather than buying another acoustic, I would get an electric to complement. A late evening trip to Guitar Center at Van Ness and our home was one Ibanez richer.
However, soon after buying the electric and learning just a few basic chords, I slipped via Midi into the world of synthesizers, and since then have spent the better part of the past 3 years exploring electronic music instead.
This all changed as part of our recent move, when I decided to downsize my musical equipment and get back to basics again. Now I’m struggling for the 3rd time to actually learn how to play the guitar properly.
This said, I do not regret all the time I spent learning software and synthesis as I also picked up some basic music theory along the way, and I can see how this helps in getting a better grasp of the guitar as an instrument as well.
I’m actually really excited to start this next chapter of Glitzerstrahl and I look forward to sharing the road with you all…
Please share in the comments if you have any tips for how to learn the guitar (especially the electric) faster :).