I'm coming off about a 12 year hiatus from playing. I used to be a relatively decent guitarist (far from expert of course) who could get through some moderately tough pieces, but now I feel like...well to say it plainly, I suck. I've been trying to jump back into some of that good ol' stuff like Asturias and Capricho Arabe and it's not working. I can kinda get through them but they sound pretty bad overall with buzzes squeaks, mistakes, poor right hand technique, poor speed and clarity, etc and so on.
So rather than trying to jump back into those pieces I played before, I'm going back to some simpler tunes and exercises and relearn how to play them well before I spend too much time trying to reconquer the tougher ones.
This thread has been the impetus for that.
Better to play Lagrima well than to play Asturias poorly.