Training

Thanks for viewing my previous bkog guys, this time I would like to tell you some training when you are a beginner. We all remember doremi, right?

What about the doremi? Let’s talk about chords, try this strumming pattern for a start: down, down, down, down in 4/4 beat while following the chords accordingly (C-D-E-F-G-A-B). After this exercise do the following accordingly in 4/4 beat (CD-EF-GA-B). And for the last exercise do one strum for each chord. This is just to let your hand memorize the chords.

Do this exercise at least once a day, and you’ll find yourself doing this with your eyes literally closed. 😉

A Prologue without an Epilogue

So, as a beginner you are probably thinking that the guitar is probably a difficult instrument to use. If you haven’t learned to play the guitar by now, then you probably haven’t heard of me. 😉

To start, let’s talk a bit about music. Music is breathing, it comes naturally. Imagine hearing your favorite song, you sing along to it knowing all the lyrics and tones without even noticing it. The guitar, however, takes a bit of practice.

You’re not really here to start learning the guitar physically, but I am here to get you mentally prepared and worked up to start learning the guitar. Most people will feel that it is painful at first, but, what is learning without pain? As the saying goes, “No pain, No gain.”

About 7 years ago when I was about 11-12 years old, I was an untalented kid and I did not want to become a musician at all. I wanted to be a dancer since I went to high school because I was always so amazed by the dance crew in our school. After my first year in high school during summer, my mom decided to send me to a summer workshop and asked me if I wanted to enroll in dancing or guitar lessons. I wanted to enroll in a dance workshop but I somehow blurted out “Guitar”. I really didn’t know what came into my mind but since then I haven’t regretted my decision; not a bit.

After a few lessons at “Summer Saya sa Lourdes”, along with my sister, she invited me to join a youth group or “Rondalla” who plays during masses, and I agreed. While I was part of the rondalla, a few years later when I entered, they decided to let me teach during summer. I could not believe it. While I was there I have learned playing a couple of instruments like the piano and the bass. I saw someone younger than me and playing better than me, I envied him for doing so and learned from him.

As years went by I have become more close to my family and could no longer serve as a rondalla member. But, a friend approached me and asked if I was available for teaching, and I said sure. I currently teach guitar at B flat music. I can assure you that the student does not only learn from the teacher but the teacher learns along with the student.

What I’m saying is that even though I thought about playing guitar the same as beginners did and did not even think about liking the guitar, I still managed to play as well as I do now and it’s never too late to learn. I hope I inspire all of you and help you fuel the desire for you who wants to learn the guitar. That’s all and thank you for taking the time to read my blog! ❤meguits