If you haven’t noticed, my creativity bone is still broken. I have material to write, I just don’t feel like writing it – or I just can’t seem to get it started. But, I still try to get something out to you every day. In fact, there has been at least one article per day since May 21st.
Where to begin? I’m not even really sure where to start with this article, so I guess I’ll start somewhere around the beginning. Unlike many of my articles, this one is aimed squarely at a beginner – and you’ll see why.
You’ll probably have noticed that I don’t tend to write stuff for people just starting out. My material is almost always aimed at people who are familiar with the instrument and usually aimed at people who are pretty advanced. I try to make it interesting for everyone, but I don’t really do much for those folks who are just starting out.
There’s a reason for that.
I’m not your guitar instructor. I am not able, or even willing, to teach you how to play guitar. The Internet is covered in sites that already do this. In fact, they do it better than I can. I have no time to make videos and no bandwidth with which to upload them.
There are a few things I don’t like very much. Two of them are futility and pointless replication. I feel that trying to teach online would be futile (for me). I feel that my doing so would be pointless replication of work already done.
So, I’m very willing to help – but I feel my best method to help would be to point people to work that’s already completed and freely available. I’m then also able to help with answering questions that folks might have.
What does this mean? Well, it means that I’ve decided to add a new style of content. I’m not sure what the final format will look like, but today is an example of this content.
Please (by commenting here, if at all possible – as I’d like to keep the comments centralized for this) do let me know what you think. If it’s not something people are interested in, I’d rather write something else. If it’s something people are interested in, I have a whole lot more material to share with you.
So, let’s get to it, shall we?
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