Hello! It’s crazy to think about how quickly time flies by. It seems like only yesterday I was moving home from Regina and starting summer classes.
When I started this course I thought that this class wouldn’t be as difficult as it has been. I say this because learning a subject online in addition to regular class work became a lot more than I felt like I could handle. Especially because this class had a shorter start and end date. I think I might have bit off more than I could choose when I picked a musical instrument. I wish I had picked something like knitting because it’s a lot quieter and I wouldn’t have been limited to practicing my skill. (I live at my parents house and couldn’t practice guitar after 9 pm)
In the beginning I didn’t know anything about guitar. I liked listening to guitar, especially the intricate picking and strumming that you hear in folk music. Now I am able to play chords without painful fingertips! I’m still trying to play songs but haven’t quite got the hang of it yet. Here is a review of all of my learning project posts.
This is the first blog post I made. I talk about my hopes for this project and what I already knew (nothing).
For this blog post I experimented with Youtube creating a video about the parts of the guitar.
I learned how to tune my guitar for this blog post.
I used this post to explain to my readers why I haven’t been very active online. This post helped me work through a lot of emotions I had been experiencing.
This blog post reviews a website that I found useful for my online learning experience.
My last post shows my readers a few of the chords that I learned.
Overall, I’m happy with what I learned this semester. I didn’t expect to become a guitar god but I wish that I could have become confident enough to share a song with everyone. I do plan on continuing to hone my skills. I enjoyed learning guitar, but feel like it was a lot to learn while trying to balance other classes, work and the unexpected curve-balls that life throws at you. I think that since I’m finished classes I’ll be able to focus specifically on guitar.