I started on the guitar with an instrument I salvaged from the trash and patched together with duct tape. A banjo playing friend loaned me an old guitar manual that had two bits of useful information strewn through the verbal detritus: how to make a C chord and a quote from Woody Guthrie.
The worst thing that can happen is to cut yourself loose from the people. And the best thing is to sort of vaccinate yourself right into the big streams and blood of the people.Woody Guthrie
I took my crappy guitar and my C chord out into the streets of Philadelphia. No idea of where to go, no money in my pockets and no goal in mind. Into the streets, out into the night and into the bloodstream of the city.