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I bought an Acoustic Guitar about 3 months ago and practice about 1 hour per day. It is been and continues to be an evolutionary process: determining the basics…posture and placement of the guitar. For me, I find holding the guitar in the classic position with a foot rest for the left foot permits the best right hand placement for strumming and picking with the most comfort and least stress on my right shoulder muscle. Fret hand is also less stressed in this position, and for now, tilting it a bit allows me to see my finger placement in mastering chords. Learning to play is both a physical and psychological struggle. But learning the lessons of taking 12 years to restore a basket case 1958 Corvette to a finished vehicle provides me with a model for having patience and seeking reinforcement when encountering the inevitable, but fleeting, moments of frustration and hopelessness. I look for minimal signs of progress and keep plugging away. My finger tips are now ready but the fingers still need a bit more stretching. I have viewed multiple YouTube videos and read many articles. It’s still the very beginning. I am now at the stage of Acoustic Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson: Fingerstyle – EP027. I just viewed the first 10 minutes of it and I think I am ready for its instruction and want to start one step at a time. Starting and stopping the video with much practice is the plan. I would also like to get the documentation mentioned EP027 but could not find it on the website. Any suggestions? So my Corvette is done; guitar is my new challenge as a semi-retired senior. Thanks. Richard, Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
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