Learning to Play the Guitar on The Mommy-Files – Video 3

By Shannon Gosney
In Guitar
November 22, 2011

This is my 3rd video (video 2 coming soon), showing my progress in learning the guitar – it’s been about a week. I learned the 4 step pattern and 3 chords – A, C, and D. However, it wasn’t until after that I figured out the open notes, which you’ll hear on the video is a little off because I played all the notes – live and learn, right? LOL This is part of the experience of learning with me as we go along. πŸ™‚ I also attempt to play and sing “Chasing Cars” by the Snow Patrol. Like Mike told me, when you’re playing, sing….even if you suck! Well, here’s to trying!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

6 Responses to “Learning to Play the Guitar on The Mommy-Files – Video 3”

  1. Rosey says:

    Woo hoo, you’re doing great!!

  2. Rebecca G says:

    That’s awesome, Shannon! You’ve learned a lot in a week. I also want to learn to play something musical and don’t have room for a piano – so I was thinking of guitar, too. You may have motivated me to go out and buy one – any tips in purchasing your first acoustic? Please keep posting your videos!

    Happy Holidays!

  3. Elena says:

    You are doing great!


    You sing amazingly!! Keep it up

  5. Amy says:

    ThatΒ΄s great! Perseverance is the key…!! I started taking guitar lessons when I was twelve and I still remember how hard it was back then, especially the barre chords, I just thought itΒ΄d be impossible to eventually do them without blocking strings and changing at an acceptable pace…!!! And you sing very good, unlike me πŸ™‚ Keep on going!!!!

  6. ellen says:

    Gosh I haven’t played in years… I miss music. My guitar is sitting in the attic and my excuse is I broke the E string. Keep playing!

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