I picked up guitar last time I was in India. Started playing on Caoru's guitar. Caoru is another Kalari student, and Kalari is a yoga-like martial art from India that is currently spreading through the west like wildfire.
I learned off the net - sites like justinguitar.com and chordie.com, googling songs and chord-shapes, sticking on an mp3 and jamming along, trying to pick out the vocals. Learning to sing.
"If you wish to play, you must first learn to sing"I wasted years on the piano ignoring this guy's wisdom. So, in this blog, over the next few months - I'm going to be putting up my favourite songs, starting with easy ones - it's possible to play loads of songs with only 3 or 4 chords!Chopin
Recently I have damaged my left wrist, so I took the strings out, turned the bridges round and restrung it leftie-style. I'm surprised - I prefer it this way! It's taken a couple of weeks to toughen up my hands and transfer the finger-memory. But I am learning better the second time around!