I have great news – I am officially moving on to the Sharps, Flats and Naturals section of Session 4 in Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar. This is pretty exciting because it means that I am comfortable with everything up until this point, which was a lot.
Now, I’ve heard that it’s quite common to wander around in Session 4 for months. I’ve been working on it for a bit over a month now, so I’m a little nervous. I know I’ve mentioned that I haven’t worked on any chords – and that may pose a problem because there are two songs in the bonus material that require use of the Am and the E chords found later on in this section. I’ll have to go over them to play “The Entertainer.” Also, I wonder about using Sharps and Flats. I have a funny feeling that these two little words are going to throw things into disarray. I’ve been working to hard so get things one way and now the guitar gods want to tell me to do it another. We’ll see how that works out. I suppose I’ll just have to put things on hyper slow and deal with it.
This also means that I have to pop the lesson CD back into my computer and work with Steve Krenz again. I haven’t worked with him in a long time, so that should be fun. The way I operate is like this – I hear what he has to say and then I go off on my own for as long as it takes to learn what he had to teach. Then, when I hit the next section, I head on back to him for some more teaching. I’ve gotten this far like that, so I plan on doing it for the duration.
I’ll let you know how these sharps and flats are working out when I get into the nitty gritty.