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GUEST,Some bloke Guitar: where are you, beginners and learners? (31) RE: Guitar: where are you, beginners and learners? 31 Oct 18

Still learning. Just like every guitarist there is. You only stop learning when you stop playing.

If that sounds a bit Yoda ish, Iím sorry. Interviewing Ralph McTell many moons ago I made the mistake of referring to natural talent. In a nod to a well worn phrase he pointed out that the more he practiced, the more naturally talented he got.

Iím with Al. The Bert Weedon Play with Yourself in a Day book saw me through my teens.

Pointers for learners? Humility rather than frustration. That quick run up the dusty end of the fretboard came from lots of practice not ease. Canít do something? Those who can might not be able to do what you can, if you put yourself to it. There are more styles of guitar than there are classes of lifestyle choice but celebrating difference in guitar styles needs the same mindset as celebrating any other diverse group. Enjoy others rather than wish you could be them and your own style will come out.

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