Impressing ladies is not a choice of the concious mind anyway...Salvador wrote:Imressing the ladies was not on my mind that time. I play the guitar because of curiosity like how to play Recuerdos de la Alhambra and tremolo. I tried playing some classical pieces to the girls but they did not understand. When i play popular songs, they like it very much. They like guys who can play instruments hehe. So my motivation is always the music itself and how to play it.
Love this response. When I look back over the years of my own life, I can see me playing the guitar throughout the most difficult times. There are blocks of many years where I never touched the instrument, but like a long lost home that always welcomed me, the guitar came out when the road got tough. My best friend by milesBellyDoc wrote:I hit a low point in my life a few years back, and I wasn't dealing with it well. I came to realize that a major contribution to that was the fact that I considered my own feelings to be an inconvenience, easily dismissed as irrelevant. Of course, that was really just an excuse because I'd grown estranged from myself as an emotional being. When I finally discovered this and started to deal with it, I came to realize how impoverished my emotional life really was. What was worse, all of my efforts to deal with it would be immediately distracted away into a meta-level internal analysis that was just as logical and unemotional as anything else I would typically think about. I felt stuck. It was frustrating.
Then I had an epiphany. I discovered that there is one protected setting in which I was already aware of really experiencing feelings, and that was when I was listening to music. Lots of different kinds of music move me, but some forms are much more powerful than others. I just have to let it happen. In discovering my emotional connection with music, I found a way to become aware of a whole world of feelings that I must have always been having, but was purposely ignorant of, and that changed me.
Honestly, it took too long to get to this. I've wasted too many years, and that makes me sad.
Anyway, that's when I started my musical journey, studying classical guitar in earnest. I'm just learning to give my soul a voice.
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