Hi, My new Slash Epiphone AFD II guitar arriving today and I am determined this time to stick this out and learn but not give up like I have in the past.
I hope I have posted this into the correct place, and apologies if this has been asked before, although I did have a quick scout around to make sure it hadn't.
Now I am older I have convinced myself I am a more logical learner than I used to be so I believe this time I will make it work
I notice nowadays learning is much easier than my last attempt pre-internet and I have already discovered some great youtube channels Justin and Marty Shwartz for example, Isn't it so fantastic how these guys give up their time so freely but only expect you to buy low priced stuff off them in return, a great credit to them both.
So I have bookmarked several of the fine videos these guys do, and have just received my reference books on scales and chords.
My interest is rock/metal
Guns n Roses
General Blues music
The above music has inspired me to learn, and I want to do this properly, so much it hurts!!
I am 58 years old and still have the use of my fingers, although bit stiffer than they used to be :-)
I have started on a budget guitar, but have made my self a promise that when I get good I am trading this guitar in and buying a Les Paul, I am using this as another incentive to hang in there, as well as my dream to master this fine instrument.
My questions are, please could any of you experienced guys give me a possible learning order, which would involve practising my favourite music whilst learning how its put together, my kind of idea is by playing the music I love, I will be more inclined to learn the chords and scales which make that music, rather than learning mary had a little lamb.....Like it used to be many years ago :-)
I would be truly grateful for any advice, links etc on learning which you guys could chuck my way please. I looked at the booklet which arrived yesterday called The Ultimate Scale Book by Troy Stetina and although a fantastic book it made me feel like throwing up with fear, when I saw the complexities, but then maybe I should be using this book as a reference only?
Thanks so much for reading this post, I look forward to chatting to you guys in the future.