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AshleyR  ·  1686 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Jean Leloup's new album got me into playing guitar again

Cool! It's about consistency in the end.

BTW, I used to teach guitar a long time ago and coached a girl in my first group.

For me, I didn't feel the difficulties that much. The problem was my peers: I play left-handed, and everyone wanted me to play the usual way, which I didn't do. Of course, I went through the usual hurdles (bar chords, learning stuff by ear).

I know that feeling when you listen to something and have the urge to pick your instrument and jam along. Right now, I'm drawn to the songwriting side of things. I feel I transcended my instrument: I don't think about the guitar exclusively anymore. It's more like hearing the song as a whole. That's why I want to play everything, hahahahaha!

What do you like most about the guitar?

elizabeth  ·  1686 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, I like music but it's never been a huge passion for me. I mostly like the social aspect and love hanging out with musicians. There is nothing better at a party than people improvising and jamming in my opinion and I'd like to take part too someday!

AshleyR  ·  1686 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You reminded me of a talk I had with the girl I coached. She said the same thing: "oh, I don't breathe music like you do". I'm gonna put the same thing I said to her:

It's OK if it's not a huge passion for you. It's OK even if you're not that good! As long as you are a cool person to be around and willing to learn, people will want to play with you. Just have fun (and try playing with others right now)!