Here are two more interesting emails I have got lately.
I hope you find the emails and my thoughts useful…
In reply to my email about my guitar heroes, this is what Vicki said:
I was privileged to see Jimi Hendrix in concert in Berkeley, California. I especially remember his performance of “Purple Haze.” He was absolutely amazing, even in my altered state (it was the 70’s, after all). Love all these guitarists, especially Jimmy Page. Every time I hear “Stairway to Heaven” I wait for his guitar solo near the end. Just stunning.”
I can only imagine that was insane.
To watch Jimi Hendrix play live must have been an incredible experience (even being in an altered state, haha).
I watched Pearl Jam while very drunk at Reading festival in 2006 and that was a wonderful gig.
The beer was flowing, and we were having a blast.
The band played some wonderful stuff, and the guitarists were on fire.
To be honest, seeing any live musicians tear it up on stage is awesome.
Whether that be Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Pearl Jam, or even a guy or gal at the local open mic, there’s nothing better than seeing live music.
…And to be fair, when music sounds so good, you don’t need booze or anything else.
Music is a drug all on its own.
So, if you haven’t done it for a while, go check out some live music.
Rarely will you regret doing so.
“Hi! I’m Walt from Minnesota, USA. I have been playing on and off around with my guitar for years. I would consider myself a campfire guitarist at most. I’ve tried courses on the web and find they all have great information.
The trouble is the web is an information overload. I was working on so many programs that it paralyzed my playing. The biggest thing is that I did not have any structure and didn’t know when and what to practice. I am hoping that this course would point me in the right direction with a structured set of instructions.”
That’s one of the big issues with the internet.
In my day of learning (does that make me sound old?) all we had was some hand-me-down books, CDs, and a lot of trial and error.
I’m not saying this was harder or easier as there are pros and cons to learning guitar back then versus learning now.
Information overload can be soul-crushing for sure.
That’s why focus should be your priority when you’re looking to improve your guitar skills.
Even the most focused can get distracted by all the shiny objects that are on the infinite conveyor belt of guitar lessons out there.
So, if you want something to help you keep focused and on the straight and narrow, then it might well be worth checking this out…
It’s a series of 7 very focused eBooks that will help you fix and improve what I call the “7 stumbling blocks” of guitar playing.
You can check it out below…
Have a nice day and keep focused!
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