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How I learned to play guitar from an old cassette tape

In the spring of 2018 I decided I wanted to be able to play the songs I was writing. So the next step I took was to learn to play guitar.

The first thing I did was borrow my husband’s grandpa’s old guitar he had left him. Then I found a couple of old beginner guitar cassette tapes my Dad had given me way back in 1997. I had never listened to them before.

The Cassette Tape I used to learn to play guitar.

I still had my old 1990’s boombox so I popped them in and tried to see if I could at least learn how to tune a guitar.  I began to push play and rewind over and over on that tape until I learned how to tune.

photo by Julie Redwine

Thinking that there had to be a better, more faster way to go about learning to play guitar, I signed up for a beginning guitar community education course at my local city hall. I also got myself a digital tuner on Amazon! I took five of the six 45 minute lessons, and since then I’ve self taught myself.

Today, I have a built-in tuner on a new guitar that fits me better. It’s a Taylor GS mini.

Guitar shopping in Madison, Wisconsin with my Dad.

Learning to play guitar has been quite the adventure! And I’m excited to just keep going. Join my adventure here.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try learning? I’d love to hear all about it. Leave a comment below.

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