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Crazy About Learning

Maybe its because I’m getting old, but I find myself wanting to learn more and more stuff, at the moment I’m putting a lot of hours into my guitar, skateboarding, 3D, getting better at coding and also improving my drawing.

There’s definitely a process for learning but it’s one that I struggle with. Throughout learning you constantly have to strive for something that you can’t quite achieve yet – whether that’s spending time getting to grips with complex strumming patterns, attempting a trick that you’ve never landed on your skateboard, it doesn’t matter – it has to be something that you can’t already do. It sounds obvious I know, but I’ll explain my difficulty with it… Continue reading

Returning To The Guitar

Back when I was about 23 I played a lot of guitar but I was never really very good. I never considered myself to have much musical talent (if any) and really could only play through spending copious amounts of time practicing. Initially I was self-taught, but I taught myself quite badly, I knew chords, scales and various riffs and bits of songs that I liked. I had no concept of rhythm or timing and while I could play some pretty complex stuff, I couldn’t play a single song all the way through, not even an easy one. Continue reading