Thomas J Salzano, a New Jersey based hairstylist, traveler, photographer and blogger talks about the days when he picked his first guitar. In this blog, he shares his first experience with guitar and what pushed him to learn it.
“When I was 14, back in 1990, I was listening to a chart-topper, Smells like teen spirit. What an emotional experience it was! Once the song was over, I knew, I felt this strong urge to pick a guitar up and flail wildly on the six strings. I soon began to take private lessons from a music teacher and man, it was damn hard. For almost two months, I practiced my scales every day. The theory lessons that included the concept of reading and understanding the sheet music actually scared me a lot. Eventually, I learned how to play some lead riffs of the song that drove me to guitar shop.
After some hardcore practice sessions, I asked my friends to come over and check out what I learned. And guess what, my newfound talent didn’t impress them much.
And yet, my love for guitar grew every day and I found myself romantically attached to it. Now that I look back and reminisce, those initial tough days made my dexterous. I don’t need to keep looking at the fretboard anymore. This dexterity helped me in my career as a hairstylist.”
If you also have such a story to share, do post a reply and let’s see where the journey takes us. Thomas J Salzano signs off quoting a line from his another favorite song from Nirvana “You’re face to face with the man who sold the world.”---
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