On February 14, John Nguyen wrote:
>> I'm not a guitarist, no experience, but I'd
>> like to learn to strum chords for a few folk
>> songs, to play for myself or friends (to accompany
>> a chorus). For instance, "This land is your land", stuff like that.
>> or "Wreck of the Edmund Gitzgerald", one of my faves -
>> So I'm not interested in "learning to play the guitar",
>> in the usual sense. My question is, if I attempt this,
>> how much time should I budget per song?
> From my experience back many years ago when I was a teenager, it took probably
> a month to learn strumming a first song. The left hand chord changes were the
> hardest to learn, as one needs to change the positions of the left hand fingers
> to keep up with the harmonic changes. I would pick an easy piece in A minor,
> or C major to start with....
> I would devote the first month for the very first song, the next four songs get two
> weeks each, the next five one week each, and one day each song forward as you
> would be very comfortable with the chords at that point.
> It should be a very fun and rewarding endeavor. Let us know how you progress. Good luck!
Your response is appreciated and helpful.