Anybody else suck at playing guitar?

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  1. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Guitarists tend to judge themselves too harshly along the lines of "I'm not Eric Johnson so I suck" lol...
     
  2. Willmunny

    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    When I have these feelings I tell myself "I am better than most of the folks who never picked up a guitar "
    That being said, I play because I love it, irregardless of my perception of my skill
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Bleep skronk tuzzle.

    I have no idea what you're trying to say. :D
     
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    bard119 Strat-Talk Member

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    In my youth, I wanted to play the guitar very badly. I got my wish! I acquired a guitar, and after decades of practice, I can play very badly.
     
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    Love how honest you are, i feel you. I’d say I suck, I should be way better. I’m not the worst, but definitely I think I suck. However, I love my suck, I love learning new tunes and jams. My theory sucks, I can’t read music, I even struggle with obscure chord names
     
  6. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I suck less every day.
     
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    dante1963 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I profoundly suck. But I keep at it, and I do improve in small increments.

    At this rate, I’ll soon be Just Kinda Lousy. Someday I’m hoping I can move past Bad to actually Mediocre.

    I’m really hoping to be Mediocre some day.
     
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  8. Andrew Wasson

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    That is the goal.

    Well, that and playing for enjoyment. There are not a lot of things better than playing guitar. Riding motorbikes is a close second but the guitar takes the top spot for me.
     
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    revtime Strat-Talker

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    I can play The Ballad of Chaisy lane by the Bloodhound Gang perfectly.
    Is that good or suck?
     
  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I suck more day by day. Maybe we cancel each other out? ;)
     
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  11. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Hopefully the cancelation effect is canceled out by the lack of any cosmic connection beyond the coincidence of being members here.

    What'd I just say? :thumbd:
     
  12. Drredplate

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    Hi I also suck playing bass and that’s two less strings! Also I have only made two guitars.
    I would consider your guitars a significant contribution to the world of music D9B617D3-A2DE-42A1-8F79-A30FFAB4B78C.jpeg
     
  13. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    My playing sucks and now next to the builds in the OP, my builds suck. And both just need practice, practice and practice.

    Oh the bright side, 7 pages says I am apparently in good company.
     
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    axejock Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    The OP could be me! I can play some rather simple stuff, but really find my interest more in the guitars themselves and building them exactly the way I want them. It's not that I don't like to play, I do, but at age 75, arthritis in the fingers and mental agility have restricted my fretboard gymnastics. I still try to play a lot and love chasing tones and tunes, but am really quite happy just being able to have guitars as a hobby and figuring out some simple tunes (most of which I will have to re-learn a week later, lol).
     
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