The Guitar Hero franchise finally peaked my interest in music. So, for Christmas last year, I asked my parents for a Gibson Melody Maker. Unfortunately, I sent my dad a link to Guitar Center and a simple online purchase became a two-month in-store ordeal in which their order (for a Sunburst colored, Gibson Melody Maker) was delayed, deleted, re-entered with errors, corrected, and finally delivered (in Black). But, I now have my guitar and Guitar Center offered up a free Peavey amp, a guitar strap, a stand, and a box of Ernie Ball strings, so all is forgiven. :-)
My original plan was to teach myself guitar from books and miscellaneous sources online. After going solo for about a month now, I realize that when I get home from work, I'm not always that motivated to try and learn on my own. When spring finally gets here, I think I'm going to start looking for guitar lessons to help kick me into gear.
Until then, I'm going to keep at it on my own, slowly progressing through the books I have:
- The "First Stage" Guitar Book - Learn How To Play Guitar Easily & Quickly!
- Hal Leonard Guitar Method: Rock Guitar
- Learn to Play Guitar with Metallica
I'm also looking forward to the release of Guitar Rising sometime this year...