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A Few Tips For Beginners (and Others!)
Accept both praise and criticism with the same attitude...
Humility and Gratitude.
Never boast about how well you play, or complain about how poorly you play.
Let your playing speak for itself. Let your praise come from others, not yourself. There will be no shortage of people willing to tell you exactly what they think of your playing. It's okay to be critical of yourself, but don't get so hung up on it that you hinder your growth. And don't go overboard and slip into false humility.
Regardless of how good you get, you will probably never be a rock star.
Look at the odds - there are literally tens of thousands of really good guitarists out there. Some of them are great. But few of them achieve any kind of fame. BUT THAT'S OKAY! DON'T LET IT DISCOURAGE YOU!!! Keep playing, keep getting better, and make music for the sheer joy of it. If you ever "make it," that's the icing on the cake.
Play every single day of your life.
If it is for nothing more than to run through scales or practice chord changes, play a little every day. Not every day will be a great breakthrough, but some days will. Cherish them when they happen, and build on them.
No matter how bad you think you sound, tape at least some of your practice on a regular basis. When you get a new idea, record it. SAVE THE TAPES! Years from now, you and your friends/family/kids/grandkids will get a great deal of enjoyment going back and listening to your musical growth and seeing how you have improved. You may even find yourself inspired by some of those old, forgotten ideas. And if you are one of those few who make it big, you can make a great "basement tape," sell millions of copies, and get even richer and more famous. =0)