"I understand how you feel. In my own teaching practice I don't teach songs, which sometimes disappoints prospective students. I am happy to help a student learn any song they are interested in learning, but I view that as being secondary to…"
"Scott, welcome to the group! It's always nice to connect with other players here in Utah. While I'mnot personally familiar with the Gibson L&M series, it sounds to me like you're taking the right approach. What I am familiar with…"
"Hi, James. There isn't much more that I would suggest, aside from getting yourself out in front of people. Hit up open mics or other performance opportunities so that people can know that you exist. Marketing for an individual…"
"@Walt, a "cheat" that I'm kind of fond of for the D/F# is to use my second finger onthe 3rd string and use my first finger on the 6th string. Then I either mute the 1st string with the backside of my third finger, or I use my pinkie…"
"In case you mused it, Andy, what Phil said that answers your question is that yes, you are correct in that it just makes it sound different.
Sometimes you have to be a little careful about this kind of thing. Using the D chord example, adding the…"
"I've heard of that site before, but I don't have any firsthand knowledge of it. The best thing to do, imo, is to just get started. Ask for help with the things you can learn from others, and always keep in mind that the primary…"
"Yes, the first step is to just do it. And ask lots of questions along the way. Communities like this are priceless for that, and some of the best guitar teachers I've ever associated with are in this forum.
If you're wanting to…"