- Jul 2, 2018
- Reaction score
- Moreno Valley CA
I am also a carpenter.. and some days my hands feel like crap,, from all the different things we do,, I am going to be 64 in October.. I have taken time off of playing,, and come back to it a couple of times over the years. I know I am never going to make a living at it.. but I do enjoy playing, and reliving stress from the day.. to the OP @Roach practice as much as you can, before it’s to painful, to fret the notes, then practice some strumming techniques, then work on memorizing the penetonic scale patterns.It is what it is... part of my Job is also working with CnC Machines, and Computer work, so it's acceptable. I will never be a true virtuoso, that's for shure. An advantage is, of course that I know how to work with Woodworking Tools, and I'm trying to build my own Guitars. That's another compensation for me, when I don't have the power/ motivation to play: I do something else related to my guitars, like soldering, fixing or modding something, setup work, and so on.
When I finally got the 5 pattern’s down, I started to double pick each note, and string skipping,, all this is going to take time,, I still can’t play for shit but I am enjoying myself..
Cheers to sticking with a routine.