For those of you who don't know me yet, my name is Anna Luiza, I'm from Brazil and I have 0 experience in the guitar world.
This is my first video. I've decided to record and post my first practice of the C major scale. Even though it's very rough, I'm very happy I was able to overcome my fear of exposing myself. As you can see, I'm still getting familiar with the fretboard, the strings, the right way to hold the pick... It's all very new to me.
I hope soon I can watch this video again and see how much progress I've made!
Do you guys think that Californication, by the RHCP, is a good song for a beginner to learn? I was listening to it earlier today and put it on my list of songs I'd like to play, but I don't know if it's a big step for a beginner.
I haven't been practicing guitar for the past 3 days, 'cause this week has been crazy for my family. I lost an aunt yesterday, after a battle against cancer. I don't have energy or focus now.
The school is a great distraction to everything, but I need to get back my motivation to study again!
I was practicing the strumming and, at first, I wasn't using my wrist so much and was putting too much strength on my fingers. Then I let my wrist more "loose", and I noticed it got a little easier, but, at the same time, it was harder to hold the pick, like, my fingers couldn't keep gripping it so much and sometimes the pick just flew out of my hand Does anyone have a tip for this? Like, is there a specific way to hold the pick so I can have a good grip of it AND keep strumming nicely? Or is it just a matter of time and experience?
Well, I just got my first guitar! It arrived at my home today!
I wanna thank my friend @Radu-Cristian Perde for the guidance through this much stressful process of buying the first axe.
Soon, I'll upload my first video of my practice!
I'm so happy!