Who knows their own limitations?

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  1. Dennyf

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    I was going to camp tonight, but after riding my motorcycle in the rain all day, I knew I couldn't take setting up camp again, in the dark, in the rain. Writing from a motel.
     
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    I can fingerpick well, good at slide, can navigate multiple open tunings on guitar and lap steel as well. I have good feel and timing, recall of a few hundred songs. My solos are generally concise and are worked out note by note in advance. (endless noodling irritates me) I sing and play bass too.

    My limitations are Jazz, Bluegrass and speed metal. Maybe I'm better than I thought...maybe.
     
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    My style is shaped by my limitations. Should I try to improve on my weaknesses or explore my strengths.
     
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    I’m so sorry for your loss. How old was your son?
     
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    I tend to think of my self as a songwriter/composer before i think of myself as a guitarist. Guitar is important for the songs, but for me its about the whole record. Timing is my main weakness.
     
  6. charlie chitlin

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    I've hit my limitations on guitar so hard, I once gave up for about 7 years.
    Lost a lot of ground.
    I still cringe when I hear myself play.
    The only thing that keeps me going is songwriting.
    I actually REALLY LIKE the songs I write and, probably delusionally, think they're on par with some people who are getting serious recognition for their songs.
    My guitar playing really bums me out, though.
     
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    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

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    After many years i have learned that we all have strengths and weaknesses, depending on circumstance both can be limiting. Don't be defined by either.
     
  9. Shuster

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    I know them, but I Really Love them:):):)
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    in the words of jackson browne "Don't confront me with my failures
    I had not forgotten them" I'm always painfully aware of my short comings... and failures and limitations... even in moments of triumph.. they 'echo loud and clear'
     
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    He was 52. I am fortunate to still have a son and daughter that I love very much, but he was my eldest.
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I’m well aware of what I can—and can’t—do...

    I’m a better harp player than guitarist, better at slide guitar than “normal” technique, and write songs that are above my playing abilities often, so they either sit until I figure out how to play it or hum/sing it to another guitarist/pianist/whatever and let them play it.

    I’m better at blues than any other style (guitar and harp), but sing country better than any other style.

    I know what I can and can’t do, but I’m adventurous enough to try things above my “punching weight”...but only during rehearsal or private jam sessions, not during a performance...
     
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    I'm probably better than I think I am. I'd almost have to be, I think I'm awful.
     
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    Yes:D
     
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    I am proficient enough as a bass player , I can hold my own in any situation , I have worked with some of the best in the industry as far as guitar players ,I could never hold their running shoes when comes to style and technique and while I dont profess to emulate them or take tricks and style from them , I can hear intervals and run with that along with key changes , I get more joy out of writing my own tunes now ( I have no interest in being a bar band ) I have enough technical know how to go above and beyond the norm , but I could never compare to the technicleese of alot of players, let alone know the songs

    my limitations are I need 2 hrs of uninterupted practice before a performance to warm up to get past the point of making mistakes, after my spine surgery I had lost all sensations in my chording hand it came back slowly but my speed and dexterity have diminished some what, but I was able to relearn new approaches to playing.

    that and I never want to play Cocaine ever again!
     
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    I’m not a good guitar player.
     
  17. LGOberean

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    WOW! :eek: I seriously wondered if this thread idea would be too redundant to even draw attention! I posted then my wife called me to supper, then we watched some TV together, then I put her to bed. And now I find that instead this thread has just blown up! I guess I should make good on my promise to 'fess up...
     
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    It must be extremely difficult to outlive your own son. I can’t imagine what that must be like. God bless, I hope it gets easier with time.
     
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    My greatest limitation as a guitar player is that I don't play guitar very well. Incredibly limiting, it turns out.

    Fortunately, I am not as limited when it comes to the ability to have fun, and work my way into musical situations where I can do the stuff I can do and it fits in well enough that I get to keep doing it.
     
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    I've said this before in another thread: I am good enough to get on stage and perform, and people do not throw things at me. If I am spotted in the audience by another musician I know, I am sometimes invited up to stand in for a song. Once a buddy of mine asked me to stand in for him on a song because he wanted to work the sound board for awhile. I still can't make a living at it, or even put together enough gigs to earn my beer money, but that's just the way it is. I still love to play and will continue to do so until I die, and someone else inherits my gear. I hope they will enjoy it.
    My son-in-law, without my knowledge, did a short video of me on his cell phone to show his friends. He says he still gets requests to see "that old guy shredding".
     
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