I've been playing the piano since the 5th grade. But, this summer I've decided to take up the guitar. It's been a slow, slow process. For some reason, my instinct is to try to hold the guitar upside down. Once I figured this out and corrected myself, it's been a little smoother sailing. My fingers don't especially like to form the chords, and it's been frustrating at times. Some days, I'll even proclaim something is impossible. But, I'm watching online video lessons at http://www.justinguitar.com/, so I know it can't be impossible because I'm watching someone prove that it is possible.
|Playing The Guitar|
My mom has been reminding me that it's good that I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something that doesn't come naturally to me. I have this secret desire of being one of those teachers who whips their guitar out in class and composes a math song on the spot. I've got a long, long way to go (I know a grand total of 3 chords!), but it's exciting to see myself getting better with regular practice.
|My New Best Friend :)|
On the third night of VBS, several kids finally got the verse memorized. As the girls who had memorized it finished their turn of standing and reciting the verse, one boy protested that the girls had cheated. The verse was projected on the screen, but I had intentionally made the girls stand with their backs to the screen. How could they have cheated?
Curious, I asked that exact questions. The answer made me laugh. "They cheated by practicing with Memaw's Bible!"
Cheating by practicing? If that was true, I would wish all of my students would cheat!
Hard work pays off. My skill at playing the guitar will be a direct reflection of the time I put into learning it. I need this reminder.