45 years after the first time, I’m taking guitar lessons again! I picked up bass a few years ago and learned a lot on my own but I know there is so much more to know. Then I decided that I wanted to play electric much better than I do. So I searched for a guitar teacher and found Bill Roundtree.
As a youngster Bill played a violin and was greatly influenced by classical music. Now he shreds an electric guitar and plays for an Iron Maiden tribute band.
Today, Bill is teaching me to play guitar. He started me off with scales and speed drills and has since introduced exorcises that emulate other instruments such as the piano piece in “Winner Takes it All” by Abba. He has is also teaching me various techniques such as alternate picking, string skipping and hybrid picking.
I have a long ways to go but am I ever enjoying getting back to the basics.