The problem though was my foster mom and dad who lived on a farm in central Ontario thought only freaks and drug addicts played rock guitar.
After a few more years of asking girls started to attract my attention more than playing guitar and my parents didn’t seem to mind that as much as me talking about guitars.
Even when I was out on my own it was girls and drinking. None of my friends had guitars so the urge had kind of died off a bit.
Over the following years I thought about having a guitar but life was sort if too busy now so I still didn’t get one.
Computer Nerd Jim Gets A Guitar
Now it was the mid 80s, I was married and had a new son and I taught computer proficiency courses. I was also a bit of a workaholic by this time so there was no time for a guitar.
Then one Christmas things changed.
After Christmas one year, a few months before I would turn 47, a female student came back to class complaining about how her dumbass husband gave her this Yamaha acoustic guitar when really all she wanted was a computer scanner.
She immediately had my attention.
I told her that my wife gave me a second scanner and that all I wanted for Christmas was an acoustic guitar. The whole class laughed.
Long story short we swapped gifts and both went home happy as clams. None of them really know how much that changed my life.
To make things even more exciting two of my students told me they have guitar jams every week and sometimes twice a week.
While I had the guitar at school Gary and Jason played us some songs during lunch break. Then they gave me some sheets with the song printed out with the chords written in where they belong.
They also gave me a sheet with the chords they had played so I would know where to put my fingers.
By the way today I am 58 and still love having my acoustic guitar. I also play every single day unless I am away.
If I were starting to learn how to play guitar today I would be visiting Jamorama.