I can’t practice much right now due to a recent injury, but that did give me a lot of time to reflect on my guitar journey. It makes me laugh to think back to once upon a time when I had problems fingering the G chord shape and my fingers felt like they were gonna be split apart fingering the D chord shape. It feels so cool that when I randomly looked up how to play Crimson Day (love the intro) I recognize all the arpeggios instead of just placing my finger on the indicated fret and string blindly... all from a free school! But more crazy is I joined because it’s free, then ended up paying to upgrade my account because this school gave me so much more than I had expected. Just some random reflections after some radio silence... Also, be careful with kitchen knives lol
About a week of total stagnation in progress as I followed the lessons and hit the CAGED system. Partially because of how complex it seemed and the fact that I had worked over a week straight of evening shifts and not getting to my guitar until past midnight (I reserved the time before work for drumming practice and running - when it was socially acceptable to do so ).l
I actually had to turn away from those lesson sets out of frustration and brain mushiness, flip a few pages back and just play some random chords or try out some easier songs to keep my fingers moving. One week later I come back at it and it all makes sense and it was never that complicated. Damn
Now I just need to practice it and apply it in a more practical way!
Between growing guitar calluses, drumming calluses, weightlifting calluses, and the overuse of hand sanitizer due to a certain virus lately... My left hand has essentially become flaky leather. Very attractive. ..
Working on, and practising Exercise 22 now until I feel ready to move on. These lessons are awesome!