I've Gone Full Circle

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  1. burtf51

    burtf51 Tele-Holic

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    Started playing in 1962 when we only had an AM radio to listen to. The first tunes my dad ever showed me was Under The Double Eagle and Wildwood Flower...needless to say I've gone thru most genre's in all this time except hard rock and metal. Now at 67 yrs old I gone back to where I started and it feels so so good. I've practice every single day for the last 6-7 years for hours on end all on my archtop & acoustic, everything from classical, jazz, western swing, Latin etc and been working hard on traditional and flat picking where I first started. Have become an introvert and don't get much further than the couch/porch/decks and I just thought I could play pretty good...now I've learned I actually know nothing in the bigger scope of things.

    Any elderly here reverted back
     
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    Well, ya done learned enough to know ya don't know no better.
    That's more than a lot of folks ever learn.
    YEP!!!
     
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    It’s sounds like you’ve learned humility. I don’t think it’s a step back. Keep playing!
     
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    The true pleasure of music is in playing it ... It cannot be measured by the approval of others or monetary gain ... You have found wisdom !!!
     
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    I would be interested in hearing more about your journey. And if you posted a track, I would want to hear it.
     
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    The more learn, the less you know.
    This is a common problem with anything you learn.
    As you dig deeper you find you were only looking at a small portion of the picture. Like a jigsaw puzzle that just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

    Don't worry, you're not alone.
    Realise you've really come a long way from were you started.
     
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  7. burtf51

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    eeek, this is kinda scary...at the onset of working on Latin tunes about 7 years back I attempted to record Antonio Jobim's Wave on my garageband, so I played two guitar parts and tried the bass part and used a drum loop. Hope no jazz player hears this as it's a bubblegum version of Wave...

     
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    I enjoyed that a lot. Very tastefully done. Thank you for sharing.
     
  9. burtf51

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    I recorded Little Rock Getaway an old ragtime tune done back in the 20's on my phone after buying my acoustic. Nothing special just trying to find the melody notes on acoustic but it was still hard as hell for me without hitting something awful in the movement...got a ways to go ha

     
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    Love your playing !!!
     
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