From time to time I wonder what learning guitar was like in the old days, when there was no internet and certainly not as many books as there are today. Of course there were teachers, but I guess they were playing classical guitar or maybe jazz guitar. I cannot imagine that it was possible to go to a teacher and tell him that you want to learn Clapton, Hendricks, Led Zeppelin and so on. Were you just listening to the records again and again and trying to play what the big stars are playing? Do you think that the young people are playing better now than in the old days? When I listen to old music (60s/70s) I would say in general that the musicians were better players and they knew just what to do on the guitar. If you turn on the radio today everyone who can play 3 chords is a real big rockstar... I don't want to offend anyone but I guess you know what I mean. On the other hand I wonder how Clapton, Hendrix, you name it could reach that high level of playing without all the stuff we have now for learning guitar. Following this conclusion there should be a lot more really good guitar players nowadays. Let me know what you think and tell me about how you learned guitar back then.