I’ve been horrifically busy lately, so I’ve only been able to grab a few minutes a night to pluck on the guitar, however last night something very interesting happened.
I was just doing some pentatonic scales when suddenly my left hand decided to make the fretboard its bitch. My fingers just flew through the patterns, hitting each fret at lightning speed. I can’t say the same thing for my right (picking) hand.
For some reason, I couldn’t seem to pick the right string at the right time to save my life. My left hand has ‘memorized’ the patterns and was surprisingly nimble and accurate, but when I’d try to pick the string, I was either one off or my timing sucked.
I always thought the fingering would be the hardest part and that picking was ‘already mastered’. Turns out I was waaaaaay off on that.
Once I’m done with the DVD tutorials, I’m going to go take lessons mostly because a DVD can’t evaluate your technique and give you pointers on how to correct deficiencies or give you specific advice tailored to your particular style. I’m hoping by mid Summer 2013 I’ll be ready to make that step.