Hello! I'm Josh Seadia and I love playing guitar! My preference is playing acoustic, and it's nice to experience the natural sounds produced from this wonderful instrument. I bought my first Ovation guitar in 1998 when I was heading over to Seattle from the Boston area for a 6-month work assignment. Around this time (the late 1990's), the sounds of west-coast grunge music was alive with amazing bands. In particular, I really enjoyed hearing the "MTV Unplugged" type of acoustic versions from Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden! The ability to perform a popular song in its raw form with only an acoustic guitar and vocals was awesome and it inspired me to want to learn how to play the guitar and ultimately a few of these tunes along with the way.
It was a rough beginning! My two roommates at the time often joked around at my lack of talent, but they ultimately become more supportive as I slowly (very slowly!) began to pluck away at individual notes on the guitar and try to piece together my rough attempts at strumming chords. Although it was a difficult start, I soon became more experienced in my guitar playing by teaching myself through a variety of sources. I started with guitar tablature back in the "old" days of the Internet, before video lessons became more much commonplace.
I wish YouTube was created back when I started to play guitar. Now, there is so much fantastic content online now. Lots of great lessons and access to music from all over the world, available at your fingertips within seconds. It's really unbelievable! However, sometimes it can seem like a little too much information at times! Where do you start? What resources are available? What does success look like? I don't claim to have all the answers, as I still have lots to learn myself, but I'm happy to share what has worked for me.
I want FoundMyPassion.com to be a resource for aspiring guitar players to learn and share their knowledge with others who love the guitar. I feel so fortunate that I truly have found my passion for playing guitar, and I hope that this blog inspires others to become as excited as I am to pick up their guitar and play (every day, if possible!).
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