I have many people come to me for lessons with the goal of improving their guitar playing. They already play at some level and would like to get better. It’s a noble thought, great idea, a good thing to do but not always so easy.
The problem is that it means change and that can be a very difficult thing for some people. Even with the greatest intentions, change is a real challenge.
I’ve recently been playing around with my right hand technique and seeing if there are better ways to approach it. Through 2018 I’ve adopted a different positioning and it’s worked, giving me greater stability which in turn has given me more accuracy and speed.
Currently I’m looking at how I hold my pick and it’s relationship to the strings…this is harder but I’m putting in time because I think it will be another leap forward for me. If it’s not, at least I’ve tried it. I will have something to measure against the current way I do it.
Why am I telling you this? well, I think if I’m able to adapt my playing after so many years of doing it a different way then anyone can if they have the desire to really get better. I’m not saying it’s easy, just that it can be done.