Everybody has been guilty of this. So long as you don't plan to perform a piece that is too difficult, I don't see an issue. You can keep returning to it multiple times as your technique improves.Guitar Nut wrote: ↑Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:36 amTo give you an idea of my level, I'm nearly two years into learning the guitar and I'm currently working through Delcamp D03. Sometimes I hear a piece of music and think I'd like to play it but assume it's beyond my current ability. Other times I'll take a look at the score and see how difficult it really is for me. I tried the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 and decided it's just too difficult for me at the moment. I also tried Pernambuco's Sons de Carrillhoes and persevered. I really like the tune, and, technically, I didn't find it too difficult, especially the first section. Still being unfamiliar with the notes higher up the fretboard I took a while to work them out, but after I'd memorised it that wasn't a problem. Personally, I think it's given me a renewed vigour. All of my sessions in the last week have been taken up entirely with learning this one piece and I'm having great fun with it.
What I wonder though is should I have waited before learning it? Am I ruining it for later, or perhaps reinforcing bad habits in an effort to "muddle through" a piece that is beyond my current level? What do you think?
I think if you enjoy it and don't push it to performance too early, you won't ruin it. There are a few core repertoire pieces that I will never touch again (and avoid listening to) because I pushed them to performance way to soon.
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