I picked up my first guitar some 55 years ago. Learned lots of chords and lots of songs, but I never really learned to "play" the guitar. I have barely played in decades. I decided to try to really learn this time. I have many teaching books and software programs from Mel Bay to Justin Sandercoe. Somehow, I cannot get motivated by those teaching methods. I thought I would give guitar tricks a try at the recommendation of a friend. I started yesterday from the beginning. Having played before, I thought I could breeze right through the first sections. Well, I can honestly say I was shocked at what all I have been doing wrong. From holding the guitar properly to the correct placement of the thumb on the neck of the guitar. I am super excited to be here and look forward to learning the correct way to play. Now to get these old fingers moving again.