I decided a month or so ago that I want to start learning to play guitar. I borrowed hrafn
's guitar, and it mostly just sat there until last night. I opened up one of the guitar books and started going through some lessons. I tuned it and learned how to play six notes: E, F, and G on the first string and B, C, and D on the second string. They give a very simplified version of "Ode to Joy" to practice all six notes on, and I played it well enough to bring me some satisfaction (which, granted, is a very low threshold at this point). It will surely be a while before I'm able to do anything anyone else would find enjoyable, but I hope I'm able to stick with it. At some point, I might take some actual lessons, but we'll see.