So, like many people growing up in the 2000s (or basically any decade ever), when I was a teenager, I wanted to play guitar. Like, real bad. I would listen and go to see live music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, King Crimson etc, and I was absolutely enamored. However, like many dumb kids, I gave up far too early. I learnt some basic chord progression, but my overall learning was sloppy. I'd just learn 5 second riffs, play those, feel cool, then put the guitar down. Now, I still have chord muscle memory, and I can remember most of the basic ones.
But when I see average joes playing guitar, and playing really cool, charming pieces, I am envious. I think what actually resparked this desire to play was actually seeing Vinny play "More than Words". I've always just known Vinny from a far as this cool gamer dad, but when I see him play guitar, it makes me think...well shit, why not me?
I'm moving thousands of miles away from home in September, and I want a creative hobby I can pick up in my downtime when I'm at home alone, and I'm really REALLY keen to start playing guitar again.
But...I mean where do I begin!? There's hundreds of video tutorials on youtube, which is better than when I was a 13 year old in 2002 and the only way was either a textbook, or Lee Reville, a local guitar teacher who'd come into our high school to teach an hour a week.
Help me out friends. Help a former amateur guitar player refind his love.