Thanks heaps for that leerummey, I haven't had much time this past week to practice, I knocked out a 50 hr week at work, so I've been pretty tired, I realise practise is the only way to get perfect, but like I said in the OP only perfect practice makes perfect, if you don't know how to practice properly you will never improve, so thanks again for your help, hopefully now I will be able to make some in-roads into this strumming buisness ;D and yes I'm also having trouble with chord changes but that is steadily improving as I get used to where they all are
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2011 0:25:37 GMT -5 by trueblue
I used to play the guitar when I was a kid but I didn't like my teacher and refused to practice, or go to her, then my sisters boyfriend at the time (now her husband) offered to teach me but he was only learning himself and couldn't really teach much, so I pretty much gave up on the idea of learning the guitar. Last week I have done what I have been wanting to do for the past 15 or so years, I was driving down the road in a nearby town, and I saw a sign for a music store, it was right on closing time but the owner of the place welcomed me in, I looked around for a while and there was one that stood out from the crowd, a nice looking electric acoustic Ashton, as soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me. Anyway at some point in this story I had better get to the point, I am having trouble with strumming and making it sound like a song, or even something other than noise, but when it comes to fingerpicking type songs like 'more than words' I have no trouble picking them up and making it sound like something with a little practice, but no matter how much I practice I am not making much progress with the strumming type songs, I know practice will make perfect but I am a firm believer that only perfect practice will make perfect, so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips to improve my strumming. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for the welcome leerummey, I was looking for a board for new members to introduce themselves but I noticed that there wasn't such a place on this forum so I thought I would just jump in on the convo, I do have to admit one thing though, the only reason nothing else matters is my favorite song to play is, it is currently the only song I can kind of play, I'm just picking up the guitar again after a 15 year leave of absence, and it is the only song I could sort of remember how to play, but I'm picking it up again fairly well.