22 December 2006

I have a sensitive touch on the guitar. I prefer to play without a pick. The penalty I pay in speed is more than matched by the quality of the tone yielded by my warm flesh touching the strings. It is all very intimate. So very soft.

In one month, I have come a long way. I can thank my years of musical education for this quick progression, and also a helpful online guitar tutorial.

I see that it is much easier to learn songs on a guitar than it is on a monophonic instrument. The contrast is akin to learning a written language character by character.