I have something to tell you that might
change your perspective on playing music
and the way you learn guitar…
I hope that this single piece of advice
helps you so that you can succeed.
But first, let’s start off with a short
Way back in the mists of time (I think
they were still building the Pyramids) –
I started getting involved with other
fledgling musicians with the goal of
forming a band.
This all seemed pretty innocent and we
did have a lot of fun (let’s call this
the honeymoon period).
However, as any experienced person
discovers the honeymoon period ends only
too soon and reality moves in (let’s
call this the realization stage).
This is were you start to realize that
the other members of your band (make
that bands) do NOT all share the same
degree of passion for music as you do.
After several bands and an unbelievable
series of Soap Opera Style Dramas I
began to realize that music was much
more IMPORTANT to me than it was to the
people I was hanging around with.
Unfortunately this took a LONG time for
me to realize!
FAR TOO LONG!!!
You see, and I’m not sure if this
happens to everyone but it sure DID
happen to me …
That I suffered from some kind of
chameleon phenomenon whereby I confused
myself confused with the people around
I had lost me way, I forgot what I was
Here’s a quote that is only too true …
“One’s real life is so often the life
that one does not live.” Oscar Wilde
To this day I regret ever doing what I
Moral of the story?
Never confuse your level of passion with
ANYBODY else. Period.
Always remember: Your level of ability
is in direct proportion to your level of
Anyway’s, I hope this helps someone
learn guitar and stay focused.