Midlife Guitar Journey

This is where I document my journey from beginner guitarist through to, one day, probably a long time from now, competent guitarist.

As a Dad approaching 40 years old and with two young girls, my time is limited and I don’t really know anyone learning guitar or who plays guitar that lives near me.

So my learning will be quite isolated which is partly the reason I am doing this, to connect with others out there on their guitar journey and to help hold myself accountable.

I will be following the Justin Guitar beginner course from the start and will be uploading my progress once a week on YouTube where you can watch me stuff up anything I have learned and let me know how you are getting on.

Along the way, I will upload additional videos that I think might be helpful as well as blog posts about what I have learned.

I find that YouTube has a lot of experienced guitarists telling us how to play which is great but nothing I can really relate to as a beginner.

So I want to change this and show what it is like following an online course as a beginner. Hopefully, this will encourage others to pick up and play the guitar, whether its one that has been sitting in the back of your closet or the new one you are about to buy.

It would be great to hear from you along the way, so please reach out to me on my YouTube channel here lets have some fun learning and playing guitar.

Beginner Guitar Journey Weekly Videos

If you are interested, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the notification bell. I will be releasing videos every week and look to improve the format of these as I go.

Justin Guitar Beginner Course

Week 8 – Stage 7

Wow! lots to learn now. The course is really ramping up so this stage is going to take me some time to get the handle on. Power chords, Am Pentatonic, Notes of the 6th String, Mastering the F chord and more.

Looking forward to getting stuck in.

Week 7 – Stage 6

I am still on Stage 6 this week as the F chord is a challenge but one that I am making a little progress on although the transitions will take a lot more time.

Week 6 – Stage 6

The dreaded ‘F’ Chord wasnt too bad this week. The finger exerciser I have been using seemed to prove its worth, if you haven’t check them I out, I talk about the one I use in this article Best Guitar Finger Exercise Tool And Ways To Use It Effectively.

Week 5 – Stage 5

One Month Progress

It was good to stop after a frustrating week of learning last week and play some songs and see what I have learned so far.

Week 4 – May 27th 2019 – Stage 4

This week was difficult for me. I wasn’t making any clear progress compared to previous weeks. I think it is part of the journey but you just need to keep playing, keep practising.

Week 3 – May 24th 2019 – Stage 4

This week I have changed the format a bit so there are no more 60 second chord changes and the editing is a little different. Just felt that they were a little tedious to watch. I am hoping these changes and the shorter time format is an improvement.

Week 2 – May 17th 2019

Week 1 – May 10th 2019