My First Guitar
I started playing an old classical guitar my brother bought but never played when I was in 9th grade. My main inspiration was at that time bands like Linkin Park – typical teenager band that later on lead me to heavy metal, mostly Metallica and the other Metal mainstream heavy-weights.
That follow with me putting some heavy acoustic strings on my classical guitar with an action way higher than my knowledge of guitar – downloaded guitar pro and thought ” what is the easiest song on guitar?.. ” The conditions had to be 2 – Open strings and short, very short. I rebelled against the “nothing else matters” open string guitar beginner culture and opted for
zombie by the cranberries – needless to say, I had all wrong ofc.
After some months of that I decided to take real lessons – so after a whole lotta of 3 guitar classes and learning some a bit of theory and one classical piece the teacher bailed out on me and i never took formal guitar lesson again in my life!
I continued down the self taught path wit heroes like Lick-Library and online guitar teachers that layered in my day by day some knowledge. My guitar heroes changed from Metal guitar to Finger style Acoustic guitar and then to funkier ones like Nuno Bettencourt and Later to Slow Hand Gods like David Gilmour.
And in Nuno’s words:
” The way that I formed my own unique style was leaning things the wrong way and
creating my own way of doing them”
Sharing with you the only song I learned being a 15 year old kid on his 3 days guitar course – still my best performing YouTube video though.