If you could begin again

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Milspec, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

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    ^^^ this ^^^
    There is no better way to understand music..... the relationships and theory are all right there in black and white.

    I guess we all have a different mindset. For me it made the guitar so much easier to understand... but obviously it didn't work that way for you.
     
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  2. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Music theory would have been my for sure.
     
  3. bgmacaw

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    It probably has a lot to do with the way I was taught piano, the traditional classical way by a rather strict/mean German lady. Too much rote learning of pieces without really understanding them. It's different now that it was back then, I think.
     
  4. TeleTex82

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    I wish I had started younger. I didn't really find musical Sherpas until later in my life. I didn't really pick it up seriously til I was 30. I pretty proud at how far I've come but it makes me wonder how much better id be if I had started as a kid.
     
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    I still want to learn to flat pick, don't expect to ever be like in this video, but something passable. I started learning to play after hearing Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes, and the like, so started off with fingerstyle, then just cowboy chord strumming. I'm still a rhythm player, but wish I'd learned scales, and just enough to be able to do little lead riffs, etc. Just never took the time.

     
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    If I could begin again, I wouldn't wait till I was 65 to start learning to play.:eek:
     
  7. Rustbucket

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    I wish I would have played more electric guitar and in my first 15 years of playing. I’m still primarily acoustic and my touch on the Telecaster isn’t where I want it to be.

    I also wish I wouldn’t have put up with a woman for so long who didn’t like my music, but that’s a different story altogether.
     
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    I should have retired immediately after I bought my first guitar, at age 23, so I could focus all my time and attention on playing it.
     
  9. Tommy Biggs

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    I wish I had done Formal Piano, formal Theory, plus singing AND playing at the same time.
     
  10. strat56

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    As others have said, I wouldn’t change anything. I had the opportunity, thru my father, to spend time playing with older more experienced players and I learned a lot from them. Over the years I developed my own style using hybrid picking and playing solos off the different chord shapes up and down the neck and I learned the blues scale from the CCR song Green River.
     
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