I think this is they right sub-forum for this, but I'm new so forgive me.....
I'm a 40yo guy who has been playing guitar at pretty much a beginners level on and off for about 20 years ( with some looonnnng gaps in between playing). Grew up on grunge and Nu Metal, and to be fair I'm ok with power chords/simple chords/and of course drop D riffage
, but I suck at anything beyond this.
I've decided that I really want to get better, especially as my music tastes have expanded ( still love metal tho) and I'd love to be able to play the blues ( among other things).
Now I know that a teacher is the best option, but there's no way that I can afford that, so I've purchased a years subscription to JamPlay, and I'm working through a beginners course ( Mark Brennan) on there at the moment. I'm trying to make time to practice everyday even if it's only for 15-30 mins ( once all the kids / missus are asleep!)
I have an Epiphone Les Paul ( with Iron Gear pickups) , that actually plays (to me anyway) really well for a 'cheap' guitar.
I really want to be able to understand what I'm playing, and know the notes etc that I'm playing, so I'm working on remembering the notes as best I can.
So does anyone have any input or advice for this stage of things, or is anyone in the same sort of boat?