As a kid growing up back in the 60s I wanted a guitar but unfortunately my parents thought only hippies and freaks played guitar so I got clothes instead.
It seemed a lifetime but eventually I was old enough to leave home and one of the first things I did was buy that acoustic guitar I had wanted for all those years.
I bought a couple of beginner guides to learning guitar as there was world wide web back then. I was also pretty shy and couldn’t carry a tune so I didn’t want to hire someone to teach me.
It didn’t take long before I was so frustrated I just up and quit trying. Then after a couple of months with the guitar sitting in the corner taunting me I gave it away. After that I met the girl I would marry, we got married, had a son soon after and well things just got busier and guitar went to the back of my mind for a long time.
Actually it was twenty some years later and my interest had changed from guitar to computers and became a career computer instructor.
Right after Christmas we returned to class where I was asking students what things they did and didn’t get for Christmas.
Gail, in the front row, well her face was red. I knew she had something to say so I asked about her Christmas. The first thing she said was that her husband was a bonehead. We all laughed. Then she told us what she didn’t get for Christmas.
She told us she’d been asking for a computer scanner for months. It would help her with her new business and was the reason she was taking my course. But did she get a scanner for Christmas, not even close. Her husband gave her a Yamaha acoustic guitar.
We couldn’t help but to laugh again but at the same time my brain was thinking about that guitar she got.
I hadn’t thought about guitars for years.
As a computer instructor my brain started thinking of all the ways I could learn guitar over the Internet. I could get ebooks online so I wouldn’t need to buy another book I couldn’t return. I could also get guitar training online and even guitar training software at places like at Jamorama.
As a computer geek and techie I had more than one scanner so I suggested we trade. Her eyes lit up and she said she would bring the dumb guitar in the next day. I brought in the scanner and the rest is history.
She was waiting in the parking lot when I arrived. She was never early, always on time but never early. I guess she was excited as I was. I was the proud owner of an acoustic Yamaha 425 guitar.
I learned to play guitar when I was 47. Today I’m pushing 58 and pick my guitar up and play every day.
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