Hello everyone. I picked up a medium sized Martin 4-5 months ago and have been going at it trying to learn chords, finger picking, …blah blah blah… And realizing I’m overloading myself with Internet information. I really need a path to follow. My long term goal is to spend most of my time finger picking - but would like to be able to play with a pick too. I probably have things reversed, and should be focusing my time with a pick first. I have a background in piano so can read music, and prefer it over tab. I do not really sing, so playing songs with just repeated chords leaves something to be desired for me. I am focusing on songs that sound good with just the guitar alone. I do not currently have plans to play with others, although my daughter plays piano and it might be fun some time to do something with her.
So… I’m struggling with what the right path is to follow. I spent a fair amount of time reviewing this site and paid for the life time member. But, I don’t really see a step by step process. It seems more like various things to learn, songs to try, methods,… But up to the individual to choose the order of videos. I’m probably making this a to harder than it needs to be, I’m an engineer so I kind of think and enjoy having a plan. I’d appreciate any insight anyone might be willing to give.
I’m 44 and probably expecting faster progress than I’ve been seeing so far. Honestly I get to spend 30 minutes several days a week practicing - but probably should find more time.
Thanks anyone for their thoughts.