The musings and ramblings of one young lesbian trying to figure out life.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I want an acoustic guitar so freakin bad! I have wanted one for at least the last five years. Guitars are expensive and I know this but yet my brother got one for Christmas one year. I have been asking for a guitar and still have yet to get my wish.
My 20th birthday is on Wednesday May 19th and the only thing I asked for is an acoustic guitar. That's the only thing I can think of that I even want. I'm serious about teaching myself how to play. I was in band for 8 years while in school and I miss music so much. I have a clarinet that sits in my closet because who wants to play a clarinet? It's not any fun and I would have to discipline myself to learn the fingerings all over again. I know I will get frustrated because I should know them. I haven't played clarinet since my junior year of High School in Marching Band. I played the Oboe in concert band. My senior year I played the bass drum so I haven't played my clarinet in a good three and a half years. You also can't sing while playing the clarinet which is one of my objectives while teaching myself to play the guitar.
I have a musical ear but it's out of practice. By listening and tuning my guitar I hope to be able to learn to control my voice better and hear the notes that I am singing. I have a checklist that I used to determine whether this is something that I really want to do. 1) Ability to read music - Check 2) Guitar lesson book downloaded to Adobe Acrobat from iTunes - Check 3) Guitar chords from my fave songs copy and pasted into word documents - Check 4) Accepting the fact that the fingers on my left hand are going to hate me - Check 5) Guitar app on my iTouch to practice for the real thing - Check 6) Getting frustrated that the screen on my iTouch is too small for chords - Check 7) Knowing what notes the open strings are (EADGBE) - Check 8) Listening to songs that I like and trying to memorize the rhythms - Check 9) Thinking that Taylor Swift playing a 12 string guitar is pretty BA - Check 10)Been inspired to play by Taylor Swift from the first moment I saw her - Check
Now all I need to do is go shopping for my guitar. I hope that time is VERY VERY SOON!!! I've been waiting for this for years.
I love to talk and this blog gives me the chance to tell people about what's on my mind. People here actually choose to listen to me so I don't feel so bad if I find myself rambling a little. I'm a 21 year old college student. I'm a huge theater fan and I'm obsessed with RENT, Wicked, and 9to5.
My guilty pleasure is Grey's Anatomy. Calzona love anyone?
I have a fat orange tabby cat who is ironically named Bitty and a black and white kitten named Mittens. I also have a Russian Tortoise named Mimi.
I'm teaching myself to play the guitar. I'm out and proud and I'm loving my life!