Sore fingers, soft sounds

It’s been a bit since my last post as I’m still trying to get the hang of the first few chords!

Last time I looked at learning E minor and Asus2. I recently also learned E major and A major with the help of Andy’s YouTube video again.

I also checked out another of Andy’s videos about how to help your hands not hurt so much! I can only play for about 15-20 minutes right now before my fingers are just like spaghetti, so I’m hoping that the tips I learned here will help out! I’m still having some troubles getting a couple strings to ring out loudly, so everything I play sounds pretty soft and in tune, or really loud and kind of wonky.

In talking with a friend, he suggested I learn “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” because it’s “really easy!” HA! I found a video that shows you how to play it, and I think this should be my GOAL for this project! Cuz this looks crazy hard to me!

Before that I think I’d better learn how to read chord charts though. I’ve noticed that there are a couple different kinds in the various videos I’ve checked out. I know one is called TAB music, but I’m not sure of the other. As I’ve mentioned before, I come from a musical background, so understanding notes or chord names makes sense to me, but these chord charts actually show you which strings on which frets to press on. Maybe this weekend I’ll get a friend or my sister to just confirm I’ve been doing things the right way so far too!

2 thoughts on “Sore fingers, soft sounds

  1. mollybasnicki says:

    I remember when I started learning guitar my fingers were always so sore it almost made me give up. Keep up the work playing guitar is fun and it also makes a person seems so much more interesting and cool haha!

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