My guitar teacher started teaching me a new song today - ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack. As I love this song, it will really motivate me to put the effort in and practice, and learn the required techniques, which is my teacher’s reasoning; by letting me choose my own songs, I will enjoy what I am doing and learning, and it won’t feel like a chore. We are also starting to read notes as opposed to tab as we have been doing so far, so if I wish to continue and teach myself songs in the future I will be able to read music and translate that onto the guitar. I am excited to develop my skills with playing further, but even more so to gain the ability to teach myself songs that I love independently due to the theory work and note reading that we are starting, as I don’t always want to wait a fortnight to try a new song.
Year 12 IB, 2018