I’m 28 and 4 months, by February that will be 28 and a half.
I won’t say I’m NOT doing well, I’m married with three children, have a lovely house and a job I enjoy – but everyone needs goals.
So, instead of setting normal goals for my age of career, family, home… I’ve decided to play on my geeky obsessive tendencies and round off my guitar skills.
I can already play guitar, acoustic, electric, whatever – as long as it has six strings I can find my way around it.
I won’t go as far as to say I’m any kind of guitar master – but I could hold my own in a band.
But that’s mainly on the rhythm side – I’m a drummer at heart – but with a tab in front of me and a couple of hours to practice – I could learn the lead part to a song or two.
But I’m not talking about rounding off my six string guitar playing skills – nope I want to add other guitar shaped instruments to my repertoire.
As I can already play the guitar, these instruments shouldn’t be TOO bigger stretch for my limited mind and capacity to learn.
So I’m starting with the ukulele (thank whatever you believe in for spell check on that one), and already have enough chords down to play a couple of VERY simple songs.
The Janet & John of the ukulele songbook if you will.
I’ll keep you posted with my progress and if you live in Jersey, have a proficiency in any of the instruments I’ve mentioned and don’t mind a difficult student – I’m looking to record this as a series for radio – so need another voice.
In fact – my first public performance on the ukulele – an instrument I picked up for the first time yesterday evening – will be on Children in Need Day at the Jersey Arts Centre as part of the ‘Do Something Different’ mentality.