The Princess Bride. A ’59 Les Paul. Lucky the goldfish’s funeral.
There’s something satisfying about a true classic. I thought I’d dig up one of my favorites from this blog: Strumming 101.
Since I posted this tutorial on how to strum a guitar in 2005, over 100,000 people have visited it. Every week or so, someone leaves a comment telling me how much they enjoyed it. It’s gratifying to know that I’ve had the privilege of introducing so many people to the guitar.
I remember writing that tutorial. I expected 100 people might read it. I was living alone for the first time, in a dumpy apartment, above a neighbor who’d blast an airhorn when my students would tap their feet.
Five years later, I’m married, living in my own home, and starting development of a beginner’s guitar course that I’ll starting this winter. I hope every page of it has the same spark as this tutorial: Strumming 101