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    7 Things They Didnít Tell Me When I Started Playing Guitar

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    Quote Originally Posted by treufire.com
    6. Youíll have to come up with your own definition of success
    A good friend once said to me:

    There is always someone that can do better.
    There is even someone who can sit on a sofa better than you.
    That's not what makes the difference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutrofiano View Post
    There is even someone who can sit on a sofa better than you.
    Yeah.
    My girlfriend.
    Al
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    3. Playing under the influence actually makes it harder

    While that is true, the last time I got complimented on my playing was when I had enough scotch to know it but not so much that DWI was a possibility. I tend to minimize risk, so will play conservatively - fear of klunkers - and in this case the effect of the scotch was that I decided I just didn't care so was playing what I heard and not what I knew was safe. On the other hand, there is a regrettable story involving being under the influence with a sousaphone in a marching band....

    7. There’s a lot of crap to carry

    And it gets heaver when you get older...
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    What he said.

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    1. There will never be enough guitars

    Just last week I was called a junkie by the lady who has her lesson after mine, she has only one guitar, but now I think I understand. I am not a junkie, just more appreciative of the different voices of different instruments.
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    Funny, with very minor tweaks, this same list can be taken and slapped on an article called "7 Things They Didn’t Tell Me When I Started Surfing"! I've been blessed/cursed with both the music and surfing bug for my entire adult life. There is a lot of joy and heartache in both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opsimath View Post
    I am not a junkie, just more appreciative of the different voices of different instruments.
    We do whatever we can to rationalize/justify/feed our habit, don't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killdeer43 View Post
    We do whatever we can to rationalize/justify/feed our habit, don't we?

    Joe
    What habit?
    Cynthia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opsimath View Post
    What habit?
    Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
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    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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