I have been thinking of learning to play Guitar for last two decades.I always wanted to play it and play it well.While I could not do it during school days,I deliberately avoided delving into this while engineering.
Bihari parents are not that much into extra co curricular activities!Though I was allowed to actively take part in sports ,music was not encouraged.After all board and entrance exam were far more important to be fiddled with!
Engineering college was diff rent.You could do what ever you wanted,free from the parental constraint.My deep seated desire to master Guitar once again started rolling left and right in my head.I saw few of my friends with exactly same desire.I saw them buying and even practising.But after few semester and few songs I saw them giving up ,probably overwhelmed by the difficulty level of Guitar.
I did not wanted to end up like them.I never start anything ,if I have faintest doubt of not achieving the target meaningfully.So I gave up the idea,shelving it for some future date.Probably after a settled career.
I had been seriously contemplating about buying a Guitar for last few years.The same question would pop up again and again.Will I be able to learn it so that I can play any song ,or will it end up just like a fleeting hobby,daunted by its difficulty level .Do I have the time and passion?Is Guitar the right instrument for me,do I really have it in me to play Guitar....and many other self doubts.
I finally bought one,at 33.And from second day(not day one!) have started practising it.Its two weeks now.
My left hand fingers are sore,getting toughened each day.And that means I am on the right track.I must say learning Guitar is indeed overwhelming.Its incredibly difficult.Changing from one chord to another itself looks like climbing mount everest.
Sometime I feel it will take ages before I will be able to play anything recognisable.But,I am not giving up.It is hard,but I like it.Oh,I forgot to add,its electric guitar :)