Topic: Starting over again
When I took up guitar this last time, I just wanted to be able to strum and sing a tune. I can do that. This past weekend I heard a few Chordians play and it really changed my perspective on the desire to work in lead licks and get a more "authentic" sound to covers. So I've bought a couple simple song-books, one for bluegrass flatpicking and one for pop-rock songs, and I'm trying to play them note for note as transcribed. WOW! It's like starting over. The metronome is set to "excrutiatingly slow" and it's still too challenging. My left hand fingers seem to be made of clay and are for some reason no longer attached to my brain. I may have to set the metronome (aka Evil Lord Clickmeister) to "glacial". But in three years, just watch out!
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