I am Vimal Rastogi, a programmer from Delhi. I enjoy sufi music and certain American bands, smoking my hookah while studying, working, drinking sometimes and hanging out with my mates.
I bought my first guitar back in 2005 I think and immediately joined classes with a buddy of mine, and continued for 6 months. During that time, I learned basic leading, and was to start on chords, but life presented me with situations due to which I couldn't continue the classes. I must say that I could have just learned on my own from there but I got distracted and stopped practicing altogether, resulting in losing whatever skill I had picked up at the time. I should also mention that I wasn't too fond of the guitar I had at the time. It was an F-cut acoustic guitar and over time I found out that the music it produced lacked the depth and resonance of a round hole acoustic, and that did play a part in me stopping.
I always regretted not continuing learning it and then bought another guitar sometime last year. This time I got a Gb&a, round hole acoustic for Rs 4000 and then again, didn't put much effort in learning it. My regret for not having learnt something I really really want to has been at an all time high for some time though and I really want to learn it now. For the past few weeks, I have been going through some chromatic exercises, to stretch my fingers and what not, but I have misplaced the notebook in which I had noted down the notes for leads that I learnt during the time I took classes, and can't remember most of them.
I really don't want to take formal classes for some reason and just want to go about learning it on my own, is that a good idea?
I am here just for help, and to contribute in whatever way I can. I should take this opportunity to ask if anyone can direct me to a source where I can get some basic leads for bollywood music? Because I reckon it will take me some time before I move onto chords.
Sorry for the essay. Thanks for reading, and hey all! ^-^