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Re: what are you learning?
6/5/2004 8:56 AM
Dale Lindsey (8281) wrote:
It's a good question why I stopped, and difficult to answer. I guess what happened is that life got in the way and I had less and less time. And so, it seemed like every time I did sit down with the guitar, I was worse than last time. I was UN-learning to play and getting worse with time. Which made me depressed, which made me play less, which made me worse...
Now, I look at it differently. It is just something to do to relax. I don't worry about how good I am, just how much I enjoy it. I have been recording myself and putting together songs and I am getting better and better at that even when my playing doesn't improve. I have as much fun putting together the drum tracks and mixing it down and stuff as I do playing. It's fun to create something, even if it is only my version of someone else's song. I don't care if I am better or worse than I was last week, as long as I am making music and enjoying it. It may sound a bit strange to say on a guitar site, but now it's more about making music and having fun than being a great guitar player.
I do need to start trying to write my own stuff, though. That will kick the creativity part up a notch. I think I have a mental block that I can't do it. (I was working on a collaborative effort with someone else, which I thought would help, but that got sidetracked for now.)