with my health as i am not a young man anymore and it takes longer to heal. when i want to learn a song i know it will take multiple attempts from metronome work to memorization to walking in picking up the guitar playing a part without charts.
when you walk on stage with new material practiced you now have a new place to practice but the audience calls it a performance. After the umteenth time performing a piece it starts to become something you own which is nice because if you have not played it in a long time it is like riding a bike to relearn!
Learning an instrument takes much patience and focus over time and repeated attempts.
Give yourself that time.
You will never regret it.
Call of the wild from zombies 2 and ocean eyes by billie eilish for lottie who is learning to play these on ukulele.
wildwood flower is up to speed and the crosspicking is getting easier.
for some reason i got on a genesis and gentle giant kick yesterday! "Just the same" by gentle giant is nicely syncopated with some great ensemble playing.
learning how molly tuttle uses right hand cross picking which i avoided because fingers & pick seemed easier in the beginning of my guitar study. i already had the hybrid pick down so never attempted this style. finding that i love the feel of the pick doing the job and slowly working up wildwood flower. very fun stuff!
listening to larry carltons solo for kid charlemagne taught by rick beato and tim pierce. learned many years ago but still a fantastic example of playing thru changes.
watching Dolly partons version of shine by collective soul and the musicians she had on the video - Jerry Douglas-Dobro, Olivia Smiley-fiddle, Barry Bales-bass, Chris Thile-mandolin kick it into high gear at the end.