Quote by Ortega: My original discovery of 9-9-17, 10:45am central time U.S. works perfectly and shall stand forever!
To me this is a lesson that any discovery, personal or otherwise does not translate into an immediate ability to use the discovery nor does the owning of a ‘famous player’ guitar mean the new owner can play it at the level of the professional. It also seems that 37 years of incorrect playing technique can not be overcomed without long, slow, and methodological practice to retrain the muscles.
Every professional I’ve heard, every Master Class instructor and every teacher I’ve had all say, Slow Down’ until every note is perfect. Playing the same snippet over and over at the same speed seems to me to have simply reinforced the existing incorrect muscle memory.
Pretty much everyone has said ‘Slow Down’ and so far its gone on deaf ears! Nothing else to say.