hi folks, this is my first posting on the forum and I am really hoping I can get some help. I have posted on another forum and despite 124 people reading the thread not one person replied. I do hope I am not too much of a beginner for the forum.
Firstly, I am a novice, middle aged lady guitarist who can play most open chords fairly confidently, have good musicality, a reasonable voice and a lot of enthusiasm. I am not good with barre chords and have not yet really tackled any lead guitar to speak of.
I currently play twice a week with two of my neighbours but neither of them are at all ambitious and are happy doing what we are doing, just playing indoors, without wanting to move forwards however I would like to push myself to the next level by maybe doing some open mic nights or very small gigs, anything really to push me to play in public and drive me forwards. I played once at a small gathering of friends and family last year with my neighbours and am doing it again this October and I can't wait. The buzz I got off of it was amazing and I would love to do it more often.
So, does anyone think I am up to doing some open mics or similar and if so how do I go about it, what would I need, how does it work etc. Also any ideas about how I can find other people to play with would be great, really anything that might help this stupid old woman that wants to enjoy playing and get out in public. Please be honest though, if from what I have said you feel I am not of a suitable standard please do say!
thanks loads, I look forward to your replies