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The last 18 months…or how I finally learned guitar


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Quick history lesson: back in the mid 90s I bought my first guitar, learned a few chords, and jammed with friends.  A few years later I was never playing, sold my gear and had nothing from about 2006-2010, started learn and master in 2010 but only stuck with it off and on for about a year…I never really progressed, my plateau was low, I just kind of stayed at the same level.

then in Jan 2021 I said “that’s it, time to play” and made it my mission to practice daily, every day, and stick with it.  

here I am 18 months later and I finally feel like I can call myself a “guitarist” and while I still have a whole world of material to learn, when I watch a tutorial, or see how a friend plays, I understand what is happening and can use that for myself. 
 

for me, a big hump has always been the opening solo in Metallica’s song One.  Hammer ons, pulls offs, bends, sweeps, all over the fret board from 2nd fret to the 19th. I finally can play it!

thanks for all the encouragement it’s a journey and dedicated practice. 

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1 hour ago, QuietlyBold said:

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for me, a big hump has always been the opening solo in Metallica’s song One.  Hammer ons, pulls offs, bends, sweeps, all over the fret board from 2nd fret to the 19th. I finally can play it!

thanks for all the encouragement it’s a journey and dedicated practice. 

And thank you for sharing your inspirational, encouraging story!

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