when I started many many yrs ago I had a hard time getting my basic chords down, but I had alot of passion and never gave up. your finger tips will hurt for a while but that will pass. I recommend playing acoustic and electric, it takes alot of practice to master, but when you get it its so rewarding and you will probably play and teach for the rest of your life. Also you will pass it down to freinds and maybe your kids as I have ...Very rewarding!!!