It’s October 2015, and I haven’t really touched the guitar a while or even this website. Well summer hibernation is done and I’m ready to get back into the game. I picked up the guitar and forgot most songs I spent so much time learning. Learning guitar is all about dedication and I am lacking in that regard obviously. Oh well, time to continue I guess. Continue reading →
Yup, almost time to celebrate the end of 2014? I hope your guitar practice is plentiful so far this year! To celebrate fall, I decided to make these downloadable desktop wallpapers featuring a calendar and a fretboard/notes graphic. I hope this will be a well-received tradition and I hope you will provide some suggestions to give ideas for November (goodness, don’t say november yet)…
Here’s the link: http://stevesmusiclist.com/resources/desktop-wallpaper-calendar/
While we learn to play guitar, we always get discouraged for whatever reason; never going to be good enough, this is too hard, what’s the point? We see these videos which may be too advanced for our current skill, watching the guy “teach” us these riffs which are impossible to follow, even at the reduced speed! Ouch! That can be demotivating.
The thing we need to keep in mind is, at some point in time, your guitar idol couldn’t play the guitar either. No one is really born with “guitar playing instinct”. Heck it takes us practice before we can learn to crawl, speak, write, etc… So this shouldn’t be a surprise to us, right?