Watching masters of any art could cause confusion when they easily express themselves.
Full expressions in the way that touches others is beyond finger picking and fancy strumming. Masters of the art have spend long hours with patient love to develop those skills.
Most of their work is behind the scene and hard to see.
Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone’s got their own character, and that’s the thing that’s amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone’s approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it’s all valid.
The first goal of taking Bass guitar lesson is to reduce your learning curve for both the short term and the long term.
Your short term learning curve is how quickly you get to play the music you like. The long term learning curve is how much progress you can make after that.
You need to balance the short term excitement of playing music quickly against the long term enjoyment of mastering your art. These two sometimes conflict.
Let me give you an example.
Your hand and thumb position in holding chords is a habit and a skill. If your rush through the process, it is likely that you begin holding the guitar like a shovel with your thumb sticking over the fret board.
This hand position will stress your wrist, makes it harder to get clean sounds and slows down your chord changing speed.
In the beginning, it could be frustrating to take the time and develop the hand positioning skill that will help you in the long run. It would be easier just to rush through and get to play your music.
My life has been a roller coaster ride, but somehow I’ve always been able to land on my feet and still play the guitar. – Ace Frehley
Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life. – Slash
I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn’t exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips. – Michelle Branch
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato