Don’t worry. That’s not a bad word. The slang term, “noob” is just a variant of “newbie” which you all have heard.
Finally bought a guitar!! GC (Guitar Center) gave me their online price, so the one I wanted online was in my price range and in the store. I bought a DVD for learning basics and a humidifier. I put off everything else because I only had money for that, even though I really needed to get more accoutrements (again, not a bad word).
So, I didn’t even get to play with it all day because I was busy. I waited till I got home at 9 last night and tried to tune it using a neat online tuner. I failed miserably. I must be tone deaf. I can recognize notes although I can’t sing them correctly, so I assumed I would be able to tune it.
So, for the record: Day 1 of guitar ownership
- it stayed in my closet all day hiding from the kids
- I spent 45 minutes trying to tune it, a little frustrated, but not deterred
Today, while my wife was gone, I went to Sam Ash to get a tuner. It’s cool, has a battery, you play the note, the line points straight up and the light turns green when it is in tune. Beautiful. Although I put it on the credit card and hope to pay it off with Christmas money. Shhh!!
After tuning one string, I moved on with my plucking but apparently didn’t move on with my turning, so I broke the first string I had tuned by tightening it too much while thinking I was tuning the second string.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I AM AN IDIOT!
Great! I didn’t buy extra strings (remember the money limitations). So, now I sit at home, with the family gone, and am tempted to go back to either GC or Sam Ash to get strings. Oh yeah, and a pegwinder. You need a pegwinder to string a guitar. I am learning all these cool terms like “action” and “pegwinder.” And amazingly, none of them are dirty words. Go figure.
I will let you know if Marisa leaves me because of my increasingly expensive guitar obsession.
And I just want to practice!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all!! Good grief!
Update. Just got back from Sam Ash and bought the stuff I needed plus a couple of books.
Guitar situation: awesome
Marital situation: up in the air