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Steve Walker

Follow your heart. Pick one technique that you wish to acquire and then look for a suitable piece of music to become acquainted with it. Start slowly and work consistently and before you know it, you will master it.


Reply posted 7 months ago by Steve Walker


Steve Walker

Follow your heart. Pick one technique that you wish to acquire and then look for a suitable piece of music to become acquainted with it. Start slowly and work consistently and before you know it, you will master it.


Reply posted 7 months ago by Steve Walker


Practice makes better !
Playing intermediate after only 3 yrs seems great to me !
I got a guitar for a few months as a teenager so learned basic chords.
Got another one in my twenties : bought some 3-chords songbooks and player these songs.
Then got a better ax and learned more complex chords and songs.
Still exploring different styles some 30 years later !
The key is regular Practice sessions : 30 to 90 minutes almost everyday.
I don't Hurry anything ! It happens to come some day !
Remember : Practice makes better !


Reply posted 7 months ago by Marc Mony


Hi Mike,
I am right there with you. Start jamming with them! Learn from them. Have fun.

I started playing 50 years ago. Life, such as it is with college, careers, wives, kids, school etc. etc… We end up putting guitar on hold. When I picked it back up some years ago, I said I am going to learn the proper way; get a firm hold of the basics and learn the mechanics. That is where you are now. Now that our mechanics are sound and we have the basics, we are ready to develop. Last night a buddy dropped by and we jammed. He plays much better than I. When he is playing, do I say oh man I might as well quit now, I’ll never be that good. Or do I say, Wow, look at that man, how do you do that? Another bit of what I do, and that is I always look for those much better than I to learn from. My Buddy said… Practice, Practice, Practice and then bang! It will happen. Each time we get together, I watch, listen and then play. When he leaves, I then practice on all those neat techniques he left with me. Next time we meet, I should know what he showed me, and we move on. It is good to know musicians you can spend time with. They are very encouraging because they know how hard it is.

When you hear the sound you like to aspire to, it is okay to say I would like to get there but today I am only ten percent there, or half way there, and work on the part that separates your sound from your target sound. It is like a child in us. Nurture it.

Have fun learning. It only happens once!
Jim Lair


Reply posted 7 months ago by Jim Lair



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