Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Post Number One: Feet First

I've long been a blogger.  I didn't see much sense in it at first when my professors in college required me to post a blog for peer review on economics.  It wasn't until later that I realized the vast potential of blogs.

Blogs can be used to enlighten, teach, and share.  That is my goal here.  I want to share with you everything that I know about playing my two favorite instruments: Guitar and Ukulele.  True, there are several thousand resources out there for learning this stuff.  Much of it in the same fashion as what I'm going to do.  But, I'll do it again anyway.  Not to reinvent the wheel, but to give you another viewpoint and a place to start and walk through from day one.

My plan is simple:  I'm going to start at the most basic idea of explaining the guitar and the ukulele and their various parts and what those parts do.  Then, we'll get the basics of holding, tuning, and some care.  After that, I'll build you up a solid foundation in music that will be directly applicable to playing and enjoying these two instruments.  Sprinkled in I will talk about style, buying decisions, finding lessons with an instructor/tutor, finding places to play, and finding ways to take your music further.

Got questions, I'll do my best to help you find the answers.

I hope you enjoy it as we go along!