Food For Thought.
Phil66
Apr 5 2020, 05:57 PM
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I've stolen this from John Whitehouse who is a member of Facebook group Guitar Players Group A-Z. Spot on if you ask me cool.gif

"Here is some food for thought on this whatever day of isolation it is...

You don't have to be the best guitar player in the world

It is okay to learn nothing more than campfire or worship songs if that's what makes you happy

Your tone is probably good enough, there is not always a need to search for the Holy Grail

It is you who needs to be happy with your gear, there is no need to impress other musicians. You are the one who plays it, not them

The debate about speed versus feeling is futile. People will play what makes them happy, in a way that makes them happy, it is not for you to decide what makes them happy

Justin Bieber sold a hundred times, if not more, the number of albums than Allan Holdsworth has. Talent does not equal popularity.

Chances are you will never be as good as those 8 year old Asian kids that everyone sees on YouTube. Deal with it.

The only person you have to challenge is yourself, and that is only if you want to challenge yourself.

If you're not helping someone else get better when given the opportunity then shut the fuck up. Being negative doesn't make you a critic, it makes you an asshole

Now please excuse me while I go back to my mediocre guitars, mediocre amps, and use my mediocre talent to fill my soul with the thing I enjoy the most
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Stay safe

Phil

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Apr 5 2020, 06:49 PM
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Cool 👍. Thank you

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Todd Simpson
Apr 7 2020, 05:09 AM
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Well said. Guitar is not rocket science and it does not fill an empty stomach. It does not make the lame walk or the dead live. It's only purpose is to bring enjoyment to the one playing and hopefully to those listening. Beyond that everything is just gravy. I see too many students beating themselves up because they can't play like LISA X who was doing RACER X tunes by the time she could walk. Those folks have missed the point. The point is to enjoy yourself. Music is a distraction. It's supposed to be. It's not a sport, it's not a competition. Embrace the enjoyment of music no matter what level you are at and you will notice that life is better smile.gif

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Apr 7 2020, 11:13 AM
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Sage words indeed!!!

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