Re: Thinking of picking up the guitar
I bought a guitar in the mid 90's to do just this, but then I go so busy playing drums, I never had much time to figure it out.
A few years ago, my band was having problems finding a guitar player who fit the vibe of what we were doing. So out of frustration, I picked up my guitar and sat down and figured out how to get the parts down we needed for several songs. Sheer determination.
After that, I did take a few lessons just to clarify a few things.
Now I'm writing my own songs. It's a slow process. I don't play well enough to join a band on guitar, but I can record myself to get the ideas down.
There are a ton of "how to play" on youtube these days. I often reference them when I'm stuck.