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#1 MarthaT



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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:48 PM

Great words of encouragement, thanks for sharing!
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:36 AM

Rock on!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:11 AM

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I just finished my daily practice and to be honest, I had to make myself do it and I didn't particularly enjoy it. I found myself thinking: "Why am I even doing this when I don't seem to be getting any better. Maybe I'm never going to be able to learn this." And then I came on here and stumbled across your post. Little bit of an attitude adjustment required! ;-P Thanks again!

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:15 AM

This is good. I think it also means that the average joe
can learn the guitar if he takes lessons for about 2-3
years. And he can be a good player after taking
the lessons for that long.

I think 6 years of private lessons should be enough
for everyone.

Funny thing, my teacher said to me there are some
students that actually dont practice at all... lol

I am fortunate to have my teacher cuz he is old
and near retirement age, and he teaches with
a soft attitude and nice as well.

he never told me how much to practice but
I said i do 45mins and he said that is fine.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

I truly appreciate Steve making mention of this again, so that I could discover it for the first time. This excellent post should make its way into the list of Must Read Posts for newbies.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:44 AM

Thank you for all the wonderful comments on this thread.

I never would have thought I would still see this thread four months after I wrote it. But I am glad that it is having its intended effect.

No matter what - keep pushing hard and good things will happen. On the guitar and in life...

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 12:37 AM

Amazing post!

Thank you so much for the inspiration. Truly encouraging.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:09 AM

Awesome post! I think all of us can see a little of ourselves in what you are describing. Very inspiring, thanks for taking the time to share.

As Joan of Arc said: all battles are won or lost in the mind!

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:43 PM

Welcome Roger
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#11 Roger Hastings

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:39 PM

slwiegel, thanks so much for posting this. Your words really are an inspiration. I'm sure I'll be coming back to read it again and again.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:59 PM

A most excellent post...thank you for taking the time to write and share it.

I've bookmarked this for continued reference. I still have a lot of work to do...

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:18 PM

I loved this! I recognize myself in your post. Just trade the starting age to 28 and remove some of the skill you've acquired and there I am. :-)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:21 PM

One of the best posts I have read!
I agree on MR JWELLS.
He is the best encouragement around!
If we had an ASK JWELLS section it would go something like this...
Q- do you think I will ever be able to do this?
A- Yes, with practice
Q- How come I don't seem to be getting any better?
A- Because you need to practice more!
Q-Why are my fingers so sore?
A- Because you need to practice more to toughen them up
Q-Why is Steve so much better than I am?
A- He has years of practice on you?
Statement: Now stop with all the questions and GET TO WORK :lol:
He is definitly a "where there is a will there is a way" kind of guy.
We just need the will.
Great post like this one and encouragement from those who have traveled before us are a reminder that it can be done.
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

thanks for the share.

#16 Kerry in Texas

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:12 AM

I can truly appreciate your words of wisdom and encouragement. They come at a good time. :)

#17 Steve Krenz

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:06 PM

I think this is truly one of the most encouraging and important posts I have ever read on this discussion board.

If I could I would send it to everyone who has gotten the course.

We think so limitedly sometimes, myself included. We think that just because we can't do something today or after a few days of effort that it is somehow beyond us.

We so easily mentally associate our present situation in whatever endeavor as a static and permanent situation. We assume there is no positive movement just because we don't see dramatic initial change.

And, deep in our spirits, we assume that there are two types of people --those who can do these things and those that can't. And we willingly lump ourselves into the group that can't.

What would happen if we could get above our debilitating natural short-sightedness and deep in our spirits put ourselves in the "those that can" group in whatever area we are trying to master.

I think we would be, not just pleasantly surprised, but utterly and profoundly amazed at how much we can actually accomplish toward goals that we initially surmised unreachable.

Thank you for an eloquent reminder of this. I couldn't agree more.

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#18 MarthaT



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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:44 PM

Well said
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:36 PM

All really well said.Your only limitation is you.Thanks jwells you keep me young

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for the high quality post. I enjoyed reading it. JWELLS has boxed me around the ears once or twice now and in truth I most likely deserved it. Thank you both for the inspiration.
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