Guys, I've recently picked up a guitar and started playing. I'm a true novice and have signed up for weekly courses at my university which seem to go well. I've started pressing firmly on the fret, obtaining calluses, knowing they'll only get worse. I happy to be playing guitar and started this thread in the hopes of exchanging tips and other advice when it comes to playing the guitar. I have an acoustic with strong stings, as opposed to most that have the nylon strings. On a different note, I've noticed when using my iPad that sometimes the touch won't register and cant help but place the blame on the calluses. Not he biggest issue in the world, but I'm sure you can understand my small frustration when I'm typing a long document...as I am now. Nevertheless, glad to start this thread.