I am a 35 year old mom, who is just starting to learn to play guitar. How's that for a late learner? I have been singing for years, but I just got my 1st guitar (acoustic 6 string, from Yamaha, a good starter) last week. Besides being an "old lady" I have other challenges in learning. I have some nerve damage in my left hand, pretty minor, but I am less coordinated with it sometimes, and I have wussy skin. LOL Well, I am a girl, so it's girly, and I am already getting blistery feeling fingertips from practicing. I don't have any blisters yet, but they feel like they would if they were about to form blisters, if that makes sense. I don't really even practice in long spurts. I have kids, so I only get smaller chunks of time in the day anyway, plus I am trying to pace myself to avoid bloody fingers as well as burn out. lol Anyway, does anyone have any suggestion for how to develop better coordination, and how to avoid developing string injuries to the finger tips? Thanks.