In a nutshell, Guitar From Scratch is a challenge I’ve set myself to learn guitar again, from absolute scratch, left-handed!
That’s right, I’m learning guitar AGAIN!
Why am I doing this?
1. To Become a Better Guitar Teacher
I want to better understand how it feels to be in the shoes of the complete beginner:
How tricky does it feel to play an A chord?
How long does it take to nail a specific chord change?
What are the physical and mental obstacles that challenge us the most?
What learning methods really work best?
Taking part in this process will help me understand all of this much better, further helping me become a better all-round guitar teacher.
2. To Inspire Others
Learning to play the guitar again from scratch is going to be a big challenge for me. It’s going to feel very difficult and strange, and I’m going to have to commit to the process!
But my hope is that THIS inspires you!
My hope is that my struggles and efforts inspire you to give guitar a go too.
If I can learn guitar again, from scratch, left-handed, then you can learn to play too.
3. To Create a Unique Learning Method
Through this experience, I also get to create unique learning methods I think will be helpful to others.
All the guitar learning methods that I’ve ever come across have been designed by very established guitar players. Expert hands creating learning methods for Beginner hands.
But the methods that I get to create will be different, in that it will be Beginner hands creating learning methods for Beginner hands (through a teachers eye).
The process and experience create the method.