My fingers are numb and sore all at once, a weird feeling, but I just can't stop this fun new obsession of mine. I even got my man strumming this afternoon. We'll have to get a guitar for him, too. It looks good on him. Of course, the kids each want a guitar, too, but they'll have to wait until I'm a better teacher. At this point, I can't yet even figure out how to hold it without it slipping around.
If any of you want to learn how to play a guitar, too, I thought I'd share an awesome site for free lessons.
I'm on this lesson, the D chord (as you can see, below, it's the first lesson, so, um, yes, my progress is mighty slow):
My fingers don't look like that. Mine look like big lobster claws clasping onto a bit of driftwood. I keep telling myself that if I can learn knitting, which also felt incredibly awkward at first, then I can surely learn how to strum a guitar!
Anyone else in?