what is important about playing the guitar.? Answered
Over the years many young players have said to me "Boy ,I wish I could play like that" My stock Question is: Do you enjoy playing.??? of course most say yes. I would tell them that's the important thing not if you are as good as this or that person. Each individual has their style, to illustrate, I was ill some years ago and my wife and I went to a concert...Box Car Willie, as the band struck up with a steel guitar I looked at my wife and said "Dave Nutt: and indeed it was when the curtains opened, You see we all have our own "Personal" style...Forget copying anyone be yourself. I can't think of a single successful guitarist who copied someone else here are a couple of examples Chet Atkins, Albert Lee(He has been playing as long as me, currently works for Earnie Ball in the states) and James Burton. 2.Mark Knopfler. 3 Johnny Hiland (Who is Blind) all different ...similar styles with some and yet still different. So keep pickin' and enjoying.