Originally Posted by: lyricchicHey, well guys, I've been playing for close to two years, (playing being a relative term, I haven't have much spare time for the last six months or so...), and I've sort of hit a wall. If I'm given a piece of sheet music and a night to go over it, I can play quite well, but there's so much I can't do, such as hearing a song and being able to play it, that keeps me from being able to really play. I know amazing musicians who taught themselves to play, but I'm lost. Does anyone have any drills, books, or advice on how y'all learned to play so well?
I have the same exact time playing, felt frustrated no long time ago, the quitting kind of frustration. Still having trouble with my development cause I work all day and play like from 12 to 2 in the night, I know it's gonna take a lot of time doing it this way (damn i got 3 guitars 2 at home and one at the office) but still can't manage time to sit and really set up goals.
From time to time I feel like I have something and rock for a while but sometimes, I just wanna bash my guitar (I'll never will cause I love them) but I know the feelling, take it easy, when frustrated, listen to Inspiring music, watch a concert, then sit and practice, if you are not in the mood, don't do it, never take your guitar if you really don't feel like it, it's supposed to be fun and challenging not frustraiting.
Keep it up and hopefully someday you will Shred.
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.