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  • Really? Why playing Up is good.

    Posted by jumpinjeff on March 22, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    When I first started playing I thought only good players should play the “Good” guitars. That held me back for a while but as I turned into such a guitar geek my need for “Good” guitars way above my playing skill level evaporated and I was hooked. Mostly I blame @Dom. What I discovered today in a most surprising way was when I play every day I get incrementally better every day. Well this has lead me to being able to string some runs together and liberate them into the air. Some of these sounds have been in my head since I was little waiting to be freed. As I start executing heretofore unplayed passages my guitar surprised me and issued forth a sound that was more than what it was playing. It had taken my input and made it better on the output. My guitar surprised me and I suppose it too was surprised. It seems like a living thing. As I keep playing I seem to be accessing some of what the instrument has to say. And when it happens, whoooaaa man it is like falling in love for the first time again. Must be synchronicity. Today is the best guitar day ever.

    bugmeist replied 1 year, 2 months ago 8 Members · 7 Replies
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  • the-old-coach

    March 22, 2023 at 7:08 pm


    You are an artist. Not only in your playing, but also in the words you share in here. A good guitar-day indeed.


  • Fletch

    March 23, 2023 at 1:44 am

    From when you were little… Jezz…!! I can’t remember what happened yesterday…!

    Sounds cool though Jeff… 🙂

  • trevor_returns_to_learning

    March 23, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for sharing! I’m happy to hear you’re having a renewed experience with your guitar. A New Guitar Day without a trip to the store 🎸🙂

    …don’t tell my wife 😂

    I’m still going to geek out every now and again…

    And thank you again for your responses to my posts! You have been a tremendous help to me here at TAC!

    Rock on, Brother!

  • Bill_Brown

    March 23, 2023 at 9:08 am

    That does sound like the best guitar day ever @jumpinjeff 🤩🎸 Play on my friend👏👏👏

  • Philb

    March 23, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    Very cool!

  • mcarlson_sb

    March 23, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    That’s amazing.

    I also kept myself from buying “a good guitar” until I am “good enough for it to make a difference”

    Today was that day for me too.

    It must be something in the wind.

    Congrats and keep playing!

  • bugmeist

    March 26, 2023 at 6:40 am

    What a great thing to experience! As one gets better and more comfortable with the instrument, playing becomes more spontaneous. Well done!

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