Saturday, February 4, 2012

A goal for myself

I have played guitar for like 14 years now.  However, I have never really learned much beyond some chords, some scales, a couple of riffs, and a few songs.

When I taught myself how to play the guitar, it was for the wrong reasons: to be cool and to write songs to feel better about myself.  I never really achieved either of those goals and a lot of times I missed out on the greatest aspect of playing guitar -- having fun.

At some point I realized that I had spent my entire time as a musician trying to be a writer.  While that might work for some -- like Bob Dylan -- it didn't for me. 

Fairly recently I found my proper media: stories, novels, poems, blogs, and essays.  I write to be read.  I have had a lot more success in finding my voice, saying what I have to say, and feeling good about it.

Now I can finally discover what I have been missing out on all along.  I have decided that I am going to finally devote time to doing what I should have been doing all along: really learning to play guitar and for the fun of it.

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