I played guitar a little when I was in my 20s but never got serious with it. When I was taken out of work due to my health, I decided to pick up the guitar again. I have been playing now for about 8 years. I play with a small circle of friends and rarely do paying gigs. The music helps me relax which helps lower my blood pressure which was getting high due to my kidney disease. I like the sounds I can generate with the guitar.