F IS FOR I FLIPPING DID IT!

I’ll apologise now: it’s late, I’ve have a few cans of lager, and I just have to tell someone. I’ve just spent the past half an hour playing F without it sounding bad. Might not mean much to you, but it’s taken me the best part of six months to get it sounding right without hurting my fingers, wrist and hand. And I’m quite pleased with myself. That’s about it, really…

Derek Troutman via email

G&B Congratulations, Derek. You don’t add all the context, e.g. your age or how long you’ve been learning to play. However, we all know it’s a great moment in any guitar player’s life when they finally crack anything resembling a decent-sounding F chord. I bet plenty of people would take an ad out in the The Times announcing it, if they could. Enjoy the F-world as much as is humanly possible. We won’t ask about how you’re getting on with B…

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