英会話ブログ その583   GUITAR LESSONS (3)

2015/01/20

But Fiddlin' Pete had started me off trying to read the music score for old standards like "Red River Valley", and "My Darling Clementine".  Not exactly the hard rock I'd imagined.

He gave me a lesson each week but soon we both lost interest, me in the golden oldies he was teaching me and he in my lack of progress.

Soon, the lessons ended, to be replaced by "jamming" with my friend Steve, another beginner who had just gotten a guitar.

In my room we plugged in our amplifiers and played what usually amounted to two different songs at the same time, and usually in the wrong tuning.

My parents, who had no choice downstairs but to listen, were not impressed.
"God, if you could just play something that even sounded like music !" my mother said.

I was highly annoyed .  I'd like to say I practiced nonstop in a bid to show her she was wrong, and I later became a great player.
I'd like to say that's what happened...                            (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
started me off 〜        〜することで始めた
read the music score             楽譜を読む
my lack of progress              私が上達しないこと
"jamming" with my friend         友達と即興で演奏すること
amount to two different songs    二つの別の曲になる
in the wrong tuning              間違ったメロディーで
in a bid to 〜          〜しようとして

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