Another week marks the 3 year anniversary this 60 year old dude decided to take up guitar.....have loved every second of it. Didn't know a thing about the major scale or guitar but it's been life changing.....look forward to getting up everyday and learning something new and challenging. Two biggest things I'd do differently.....incorporate my pinkie more and secondly, view the fretboard in wider patterns. Try as I may, my pinkie just doesn't follow my brain too well. With regard to the fretboard, I work at combining patterns but still view a 12 fret spread mentally divided into 5 boxes. I began taking lessons 6 months ago from a "kid" in his late 20's.....he can shred like lightning and his music theory knowledge is quite impressive. He can shred his way up the neck and leave me cross-eyed. Have kept it fun throughout, balanced challenging myself with reasonable expectations.