Re: Thinking of picking up the guitar
The main reason for me wanting to learn guitar was the fact that I couldn't take my drums to uni halls so I thought I'd use the time to learn another instrument. So I bought one of those cheap starter sets for about £70. Didn't tough it for ages but then a friend at uni helped me a bit and now I'm fairly good at guitar and write my own songs (just for me), and I reckon I could hold my own in a band as say a second/rhythm guitarist. Something that really helped me progress was when I mastered power chords. most songs are built on these and for simple, general guitar playing they really help. learn these early on and they make a good foundation. As a casual player thats what I find anyway.