Whatever you do, just have fun with it. That’s a big part of why we are here. There are players that are brand new, others that know a ton and play at a very high level and most are somewhere in between. My wife and I are currently working on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It may not seem to be the most incredible piece of music, but we are having a blast with it. Ben made a nice arrangement for two guitars and it sounds quite nice. It is serving as my wife’s introduction to picking out notes. I am working on a couple of progressively more advanced parts for her (as well as some variety to my backing parts) and when she gets comfy with the basic version, we’ll kick it up a little at a time. Is it the musical equivalent of brain surgery? No, but I am absolutely loving it.
I find that as I work on new styles or techniques, I focus on what I can’t do to my liking. It’s just in my nature, but it’s kind of annoying. Every once in a while I need to remind myself that some of the best times I have had with music has been enjoying simple music played for or with others.
Dave (fiddlewood) and some of the others are making music together on a collaborative site.
Link to their song here:
kompoz.com/compose-collabora … ctId=33300
It’s awesome what they are doing. They have been obsessing over getting their tracks down, working out harmonies, composition, and have been burning up the communication on their forum topic. It’s been fun to watch and listen to it develop. Now, those are some very talented musicians, but in my opinion, the thing that makes what they are doing great is not the level of talent, but how they are enjoying making music.
Best of luck, and if you have any questions, just ask. There are a bunch of helpful people here on the forums. If a question lingers too long without a good response, Ben usually jumps in and drops some great advice.