Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
Becomes a part of your DNA at some point, doesn't it?[br]
It does, to an extent. The longer you go, the more you 'lose' but you never really lose it all. I found that I could play songs I'd played before and a lot of licks I knew as well. Just not as cleanly as I was used to. I wasn't actually surprised. In a way, it was funny. I mean, when I could 'shred', I was practicing a lot (a lot!) so just grabbing a guitar after years of not playing, I wasn't all that shocked in literal terms but more shocked in a funny way. Like my hands forgot what my head remembered. Still, it was a matter of just playing regularly to get myself to a respectable place, if not as physically dexterous as I once was.
It was more like falling back in to a groove. With a little regular playing, the groove came back just fine.