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šŸ’–Wednesday MotivationšŸ’–

Jak Angelescu

Guitarist for Unknown. I Run This Joint
Staff member
Sep 24, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Hello everyone!
For those of you who are new, occasionally I like to drop some motivational thoughts that cross my mind.

Have you ever thought to yourself "I wish I would have started sooner."
Remember that in five years, your "sooner" will be today. So start what you want to do NOW, and amaze yourself with where you'll be in five years.

Success is simple, not easy.

James Thomas

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
Gilroy, California
This lines up with some recent stuff of been learning on ye old guitar. Nick Drake is one of my favorite players ever but his style is so radically different than mine. Itā€™s acoustic folk, lots of very very strange tunings, odd finger patterns, and what not. Very different from what Iā€™m used to and mostly very complex, so Iā€™ve always seen his style of playing and even learning any of his songs as pretty unobtainable.

Anyways, last week I decided that thereā€™s no harm in at least giving it the old college try and looking back in a few years to see how far Iā€™d come with it šŸ˜Š I posted one of my early attempts of his song ā€œHornā€ under the riff section last night and Iā€™m pretty proud of it so far. More of a simple song from him but I needed to get into that mindset and play style (and fingerpicking mode because thatā€™s something I just normally never do) and thought that was a great song to start with. So this really resonates with me today, thanks Jak!
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