Like most developed and populous cities in England, Bristol has many lanes. And like each and every lane downtown, Bristol’s lanes have their own quirky and introspective differences that help them stand out from the rest. Yes, you have your coffee shops and boutique stalls. You also have your ancient antique second hand bookstores with all of its musty smells floating out of the front door every once in a while after some or another patron has left the building. It is remarkably pleasing to note that some of these old bookstores, in the city and out along the countryside, have old, yellowed song sheets that dedicated musicians through want of poverty have had to flog to these stores.
And then you notice just how much these noisy or classical notes cost. Such is the value of music. You have your old antique and second hand furniture stores too. High values have been placed on old furniture preserved from bygone eras such as the last great regal era of Edward. Or was it George? Yes, indeed, it was both. And both Princes did love their music too. One could barely speak, and just don’t ask them if you could go back in time to play a tune for you. But isn’t it true, mind you, that most royals have had the privilege of music lessons in their pantries over the years.
So, chances are good that you would be given a delightful soirée. Back then, no royal would be strumming a guitar. The latest installment of royalty has begrudgingly had to acknowledge the great contributions many of the great artists in the pop rock and blues genres have made to society during her extremely long reign. If you would choose between her croaking old voice and a majestic melody all from a classical acoustic guitar or plugged in electric guitar, which would it be? Down one corner is a guitar lessons Bristol lane from whence many a fine student has emerged.
One wonders whether her royal highness has noticed. Never mind. Music lovers have. Especially those who want to emulate their idols or just gain a greater appreciation for the finer arts of music through the actual playing of musical instruments. The guitar lets folks have it both ways. The acoustic guitar is apt for those who want to become more personally involved in the classics. It is an intrinsic learning process that requires years of dedicated learning and practice. They say the more popular electric rock guitar is a lot easier to play.
Don’t be so sure about that one. Yes, anyone can learn how to play a guitar. But playing it to perfection takes time, self sacrifice and practice. Becoming an accomplished guitarist also requires the dedicated teaching skills of the guitar instructor who just happens to be down that Bristol lane. After your first pop-in, he’ll help you to start tuning into your existing abilities and then string you along for your first session.