It isn’t Easy


no hurry, no pause.


Things take time, take time.1 I’ve been trying to get back to guitar practice and realizing one more time that playing an instrument is a perishable skill and that it’s really hard to reach a decent enough level. My teacher puts it very nicely.

There’s simply no way to accelerate the basic coordination it takes to remember and execute new chords, scales or licks, any more than you can build up your lungs and your muscles any faster if you want to be a distance runner or do x number of chin-ups. – David Hamburger