I learnt I don’t have much of it.
But, I also learnt I think it can be improved / developed.
Early in 2021 I came home one Friday after work quite late and decided, for no particular reason, to make a quick basic, dirty sounding blues backing track in Logic and just mess around over it. I...
I learnt I think I like it more than guitar - when playing with others.
It has such power, both physically and psychologically. It’s like a magic wand - ‘Move your hips, I command thee…’*
* okay, it’s probably the drummer more than me… :rolleyes:
I learnt I should try writing with a bass way more. I come up with different stuff, instead of the same old stuff.
Especially, bass lines / rhythms / grooves with holes in them. Those you can fill with guitar bits. This seems to create a different, more integrated, more ‘composed’...
I learnt, I have enough.
So, when I occasionally buy a new one, they should be something quite different and maybe even a bit silly (for me). :)
Hence my last two - a rotary speaker emulator and an auto wah.
And that lead me to learn that they can inspire new approaches, or yield...
I leant that sticking in a different pickup and playing dress up with a less used guitar that has fallen out of favour because of a new addition can inspire you to play it much more. Thus it becomes useful, not wasteful.
NMGD (Newly Modded Guitar Day), aka I bought a router |...
I learnt there’s this guy making free plugins - Analog Obsession. Available on his Patreon page. All free except two, which are made available if you become a patron. A lot are just yet another version of an LA-2A or whatever, but there’s some cool wee things in there too...